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Important Elementary Enrollment Dates 

Benicia Unified announces the dates for Elementary Enrollment and Open Enrollment for the 2015/16 school year. Transitional Kindergarten Kindergarten, and new elementary students to BUSD  Benicia residents will start February 1st at each school site. Students must turn 5 before September 1 to qualify for Kindergarten and students must turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten. Go to the Enrollment page under Parents to get more information on items needed for enrollment.
Open Enrollment for parents who reside in Benicia and want their student to attend an elementary school outside of the school of residence is the month of March. Information and the form can be found here.
Enrollment is done by appointment only, at the school site of residence. If you do not reside in Benicia, follow the procedures listed under the Parents tab and then Inter District Transfers.

Student Days Calendar Approved for 2015/16

The Governing Board approved a student attendance days calendar for 2015/16 at the January 15th board meeting. Click here to view the calendar.

Superintendent's January Newsletter

Be sure to read the Superintendent's January newsletter by clicking on the scrolling page above that reads Benicia Bridge January 2015. (Click on the third dot on the scroll.)

Benicia Rotary Club Teacher of the Month

Benicia Rotary Club recognized Mrs Patricia Sawicki as the December teacher of the month from Benicia Unified School District. Mrs Sawicki was recognized for her outstanding contribution towards our community through her hard work at Joe Henderson Elementary School. Our

teacher of the month received $25 in Downtown dollars and a $200 check that will go towards much needed school sports equipment.

Benicia Rotary Club are happy to recognize and support our local teachers and schools through this annual program and have committed funds for school sports equipment to all Benicia schools this year. The next teacher of the month will be awarded and recognized at their upcoming meetings.

Benicia Rotary club also raises funds for Liberty High School at its annual Arts and wine event Expanding Experiences. The clubs annual Casino night also supports Benicia school fundraising and tickets are now on sale for this March event. 

Please visit the Rotary Website and/or facebook page for more details or contact a rotarian.

Health Advisory from the Solano County Public Health 
Solano Public Health recently confirmed a case of enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) in a school age child. We want to take this opportunity to provide you with information about the disease that you’ve probably heard on the news.

Enteroviruses normally circulate in the summer and fall. EV-D68 typically causes mild respiratory symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, cough, muscle and/or body ache. Fever may be present. In some instances, people infected with EV-D68 have severe symptoms including wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Enterovirus-D68 can be found in an infected person’s saliva, nasal mucus or sputum. It is spread from person-to-person through coughs, sneezes or contaminated objects. There is currently no vaccine against EV-D68. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands, avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or utensils with sick people and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick. 

There is no specific treatment for people with EV-D68 infection. For people with mild respiratory illness, symptoms can be managed by taking over-the-counter medications. However, if your child experiences severe respiratory symptoms, including wheezing and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care immediately.