Bluffton Schools will be closed for Christmas Break from December 22-January 1. Our first day of 2024 will be January 2.
Student Fees are as follows:
Developmental Kindergarten: $31.00, Readiness Kindergarten $45.00
First Grade $35.00
Second Grade $20.00
Third Grade: $26.00
Fourth Grade: $38.00
Fifth Grade: $48.00
Payment can be made on PaySchools Central. There is a link on the school web sight. You may also pay in the Elementary office by check or cash. Please make checks payable to Bluffton Schools and put the student's name in the memo line. If paying with cash, the exact amount is very helpful.
State Tests will be given on the following days. Please avoid scheduling appointments and vacations on these days if at all possible.
October 17-18: Third Grade ELA Test
April 16-17: Grades 3-5 English/Language Arts Testing
April 25-26:Grades 3-5 Math Testing
April 29: Grade 2 Iowa/CogAT Testing
April 30-May 1: Grade 5 Science Testing
New this year, Bluffton Schools is using Final Forms to register your children. Please make sure you have done so before the registration days coming up on the 19th & 22nd of August. Please go to our website, www.blufftonschools.org and under the Parents Link, choose Student Registration-Final Forms tab, and follow the instructions. If you have any changes in address, phone number, contact info, etc. throughout the school year, please update this information on Final Forms.
The cost for a school lunch is $1.50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch. If you think you may qualify for a free or reduced lunch, log in to https://payschoolscentral.com/, and complete the application. Please complete prior to paying fees, because if approved, it could affect the amount of school fees owed. If for some reason, you can't log into PaySchools and complete the application online, a hard copy of the free and reduced lunch application is available at the Superintendent's office or on our website at blufftonschools.org.
If you would like to put money on your child's lunch account, you can drop off in the Elementary office, or make an online payment on "PaySchools Central". Your child will receive a letter with their student ID and instructions to make online payments at the beginning of school. If paying by check, make sure to put your child's name on the memo line AND their student ID#.
A small grab-n-go breakfast (cereals, poptarts or granola items with milk) will be served before school on a daily basis from 7:35-8:05 a.m. in the Middle School Cafetorium. The price of a breakfast is $1.50. The federal government has extended their free breakfast and lunch program for all students.
When it is necessary to close or delay school due to bad weather, announcements will be made on the WLIO website (School closings) , radio stations: WIMA, T102, & WFIN, and on WLIO TV 35. Please do not call the school offices for delay/cancellation information. See “Alert System” below for information on how one may sign up to get alert text messages for delays or cancellations.
When school is delayed for two hours, the two year Kindergarten class will go to Plan B. This means that the two year kindergarten students will attend school, but will stay in school one hour later than usual. The two year kindergarten class dismissal for walkers and bus students will be at noon.
Please remember that if your child is going home a different way than normal, he/she will be required to have a note from a parent. If your student does not have a note, then he/she will be sent home the normal way. A Bus Request form must be signed in the elementary office if a parent is changing a daily pick up or drop off.
No transportation changes will be made after 2:00 p.m. for the current day. Written notes by parent/s must be turned into the office by 9:00 a.m. for same day changes.
If you would like to be notified of delays and/or cancellations via a text message on your cell phone, visit sendit.live to sign up for this service. Contact the office if you have any questions.