Dear BESD 53 Families, we were made aware of an incident near one of our schools this afternoon that required police action. Our school resource officer was able to provide us quick information that the incident would not impact any of our school dimissals. We did cancel outdoor practices out of an abundance of caution. Thank you.
Bus #8 is running about 20 minutes late on the afternoon delivery of students home. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Today the District Office celebrated Pi Day with pies for all staff members. A sweet treat to show our Infinite Appreciation for all they do. Thank you to Miguel and staff at Nana's Bakery for making 420 delicious pies.
The Bourbonnais PTA is holding an online auction to raise money for teachers and students! Over 80 items are up for auction, including gift cards to area businesses and restaurants, a ride in a fire truck, gift baskets, school privileges such as Principal for a Day, classroom popcorn or ice cream party, and a ride to school with Officer Garcia, complete with a stop at Dunkin' Donuts! Visit our online auction at https://www.32auctions.com/bourbonnaispta2022. Bidding begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11th and closes at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12th. Thank you for supporting the PTA!
The Bourbonnais PTA is holding an online auction to raise money for teachers and students. The auction will feature many items, privileges, services, parties and gift cards. Visit this link for more information and a link to the online auction: https://fb.me/e/1AOad34dZ
Board of Education Vacancy Posting
Good evening, this is a reminder that Bourbonnais Elementary District 53 schools will be closed on Monday, February 21st to celebrate Presidents' Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd. Thank you.
BESD Families, Due to the inclement weather, BESD53 schools will be closed with a Snow Day on Friday, February 18th. Our District E-Learning Plan only allows for one consecutive day of E-Learning, so tomorrow will be a Snow Day. Thank you!
BESD Families, For safety precautions, BESD53 will utilize an E-Learning day on Thursday, February 17th. With the continued threat and timing of the winter storm warning, all schools will be closed tomorrow but students will continue their learning at home in accordance with our District E-Learning Plan. Again, BESD53 will utilize an E-Learning day tomorrow, February 17th. Thank you!
Dear BESD #53 Families and Staff, The BESD #53 Board Education voted tonight to amend our Return to Learn Plans to face masks recommended, but not required. Please note the change for tomorrow. Dr. Ehrman, Superintendent
Hi, just a reminder that tomorrow is a Schedule A Day with Parent / Teacher Conferences in the afternoon. Students will be released after three hours of instruction. Thanks and have a great evening.
Riverside Behavioral Medicine and Kankakee Community College are offering a presentation "Mental Health During a Pandemic." The event is Friday Feb. 25 from 1-4 pm. There is no charge for the event. The in person space is full but you can join remotely by registering at: https://www.enrole.com/kcc/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=2022SP.WELL-9112.002&courseId=WELL-9112&categoryId=1CC2FAA8
Dear BESD #53 Families and Staff, We are aware that there have been recent court cases and verdicts regarding face masking, exclusions, and other related topics. These verdicts have clearly impacted about 145 School Districts across the state in the past 48 hours. BESD #53 was not listed in these cases. BESD #53 already had a scheduled Special Board Meeting for Tuesday at 7:00 pm for possible School Board Action on Masking. Many of the concerns presented in the new rulings will be considered on Tuesday night by the Board of Education. Sincerely, Dr. Adam Ehrman Superintendent, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
The Special Board Meeting that was scheduled for tonight, February 3rd at 7:00 pm, has been cancelled.
Dear BESD #53 Families, Due to the inclement weather tomorrow, February 3rd, there will be a “Snow Day” for students so no school and enjoy the snow!
Due to the inclement weather, Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 will not be in normal attendance tomorrow February 2nd. Instead we will be utilizing an E-Learning/Learn from Anywhere day.
The Kankakee County Health Department (KCHD) is hosting a Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday February 5th from 9am to 1pm; open to all ages 5+.
As announced at the last Board Meeting, a Special Board Meeting has been scheduled for February 3rd at 7:00 pm. Please see the attached agenda. https://www.boarddocs.com/il/besd53/Board.nsf/vpublic?open
Hi, We have closed the online registration for todays vaccination clinic but we are still accepting walk-ins. The Health Department is offering initial vaccinations and boosters from all three companies. The hours are 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Liberty Intermediate School. Thanks
Hi, You can now order free home COVID tests at covidtests.gov You might want to order them in case you need them. Have a great weekend!