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Banta Elementary School District 2020-2021 Reopening
Banta Elementary School District would like to recognize County Public Health Officer,
Maggie Park, MD, for her courageous leadership and support during the COVID-19 crisis.  We are all working together to keep the Banta Community healthy and informed.

As we plan for next school year, we are preparing to continue to offer the best education for children that meets each individual child needs.  At this time, Banta will be in a Distance Learning Model for the beginning of the school year starting Tuesday, August 11th. 
07-13-2020 SJCOE COVID-19 School Reopening Press Release.pdf
07-15-2020 BESD 20-21 COVID-19 School Reopening Letter .pdf

Additional information on what the district will be offering subject to California being in Stage Three of COVID 19 continuum and California Department of Education and San Joaquin County Health Department Guidelines:
06-03-2020 BESD School Reopening(when in Stage Three) Letter to Parents.pdf

The District and Banta Elementary offices will remain closed to the public through the remaining of the summer.   If you need to reach them please call.  We ask that you do not come to the district office or school sites at this time.  Please call if you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.
District Office: 209-229-4651
Banta Elementary: 209-229-4650

You can also email with any questions or concerns:

bantacommunitysupport@bantasd.org 

Meals Provided to Students During the Summer
BESD's Food & Nutrition Program will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up meals for the children in their family at our two school sites.   Meals will be served one day a week on Tuesdays only from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. at our two school site locations.   You will receive a breakfast and a lunch for 5 days for each child. Summer Meal Program will end Monday, August 10th. 
Banta Elem Grab N'Go Meal Menu August 4-August 10.pdf
River Islands STEAM Grab N'Go Meal Menu August 4 -August 10_.pdf

2020-2021 Meal Program
For information regarding the new meal program, online free/reduced meal applications, online payment system, and Distance Learning online ordering and pickup schedule click on the below link:
Banta Elementary School District Meal Program



A Message from Superintendent Dan Moore

Welcome to the Banta Elementary School District, where we are proud of our long history in education. The district is one of the oldest districts in the county, having been founded to serve area students in the late 1800’s. Through the years Banta has remained a small K-8 school district focused on meeting the needs of its diverse student population. Today, Banta is a two school district, with Banta Elementary School located just east of Tracy and NextGeneration STEAM Academy, located in Lathrop.  

Banta Elementary School is located in a rural/industrial area that is just a few miles outside of the Tracy city limits. NextGeneration STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Academy is a dependent charter school of the district. This school is located in the River Islands development within the Lathrop city limits adjacent to the Mossdale Y and the San Joaquin River. The BESD district office is currently located adjacent to the Banta Elementary School site.

Both campuses are well maintained with many modern amenities. The campuses have full wireless capability with high bandwidth speeds, and all students have access to modern technology, and devices. In addition computer labs are also available for student use at both school sites. Each campus is equipped with modern science labs, ample grounds and parking, a multipurpose room to accommodate lunch and indoor sports and a stage with a large screen projection system.  Both schools have outstanding teaching and classified staffs, updated content aligned curriculum, strong school cultures and dynamic administrative leadership.

As our district evolves we continue to adapt in order to best prepare our students for the future. We are a growing district with the recent opening of a large housing development within our attendance area and the continued interest in Banta Elementary as a school of choice for families.  We are proud of our history and what we have accomplished as a district. At the same time we look forward with excitement to continuing to provide an outstanding and relevant education for our students.

Latest News
COVID-19 Coronavirus 
All important BESD COVID-19 communications and updates are posted and can be accessed by clicking on the below link.

 COVID-19 Updates Link
For additional information and resources, please visit:
San Joaquin County Family Resources 

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

SJC Behavioral Health Services Warm Line for Youth

California Department of Public Health

Child Care During COVID-19 Resources

California Child Care Resources
U.S.Census 2020
The U.S. Census 2020 Survey opens April 1, 2020. Banta Elementary School District needs your help in completing the survey.  California receives over $7 billion in vital federal aid for programs that support schools.   The Census count determines  the distribution of these funds. The link above provides additional important information regarding the survey and importance of every family in California taking the survey.

2020-2021 Banta Elementary Ag Science Magnet Information Video

Board Meetings
New Banta Elementary School District Board Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes can now be viewed by clicking on the below link:
Banta Elementary School District Board Agenda

 
Banta Elementary School District Job Search link:

  • STEAM Academy