On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in our school district. The district is preparing to make this once in a lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students. All district students will be bringing home on the first day of school permission slips to participate in this event. The student's safety is our top concern. We are providing special-purpose solar filter glasses for each student. At no time should the students or participants remove their eclipse glasses and look directly at the sun as it could cause permanent eye damage or other unknown affects. There is no way for the school to guarantee that your child will not remove their eclipse glasses, so please speak with your child about the importance of keeping their eclipse glasses on at all times during this event.
In order for the student to participate in this event, permission slips must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned no later than 8:15 a.m. Monday, August 21. No phone calls allowing the student to participate will be accepted. By signing the consent form, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks associated with this event, are freely assuming those risks, and waive the right to pursue any and all claims against the District, (Collectively, "Releasees") its agents, employees, Board of Education members, insurers, and others acting on the District's behalf, of and from any and all claims, demands, causes of actions and/or legal liabilities for eye injury, property damage, injuries to or death of me/my son/daughter occurring during, or resulting from the Solar Eclipse Viewing, even if the cause, damage or injuries are alleged to be the fault of or caused by the negligence or carelessness of the Releasees.
MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Benton County R-II School District is to provide positive educational opportunities to promote individual development and opportunities for success in a safe, orderly, and caring environment.
PHILOSOPHY 1. All students are capable of learning. 2. Each student is a unique individual worthy of consideration on his/her own merits. 3. An environment conducive to learning and the promotion of self-worth in students must be created. 4. Education is a life-long process and the school must assist and promote programs to benefit the entire community. 5. The educational program must provide for systematic review and evaluation and possess flexibility to meet changing needs. 6. The educational programs of the district are a joint effort requiring involvement of the home and community with the school. 7. The allocation of time and resources must be flexible in order to provide for individual needs and to capitalize on individual strengths.