July 26, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Here's the official 2019-2020 BSD2 calendar.
Before classes dismissed for summer, the District 2 Board of Education approved the official 2019-20 school calendar.

Key dates are as follows:

  • Beginning of the School Year: Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 14. District and Teacher Institute Days are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 12 and 13.
  • Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 28. There will be no school that week, but Teacher Institute Days are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, November 25 and 26.
  • Winter Break: There will be no school from Monday, December 23, through Friday, January 3, with classes reconvening Monday, January 6. 
  • Spring Break: There will be no school Monday, March 30, through Friday, April 3, with schools reopening Monday, April 6.
  • End of the School Year: The last day of school will be Friday, May 22, unless emergency days are needed.

GET REGISTERED: Walk-in registration set for August 1 at all BSD2 schools.
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Registration for students who will attend Bensenville School District 2 schools in the 2019-2020 school year but are not yet registered will be Thursday, August 1, from 2-6 p.m. at all District 2 schools.

Parents who are not certain which school their child will attend may call the Educational Administration Center at 630-766-5940, ext. 1108 or 1114.

Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019, to register for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents registering children for the first time with District 2 must bring:

The first day of the 2019-20 school year is Wednesday, August 14, for Grades K–8. Pre-Kindergarten classes begin Monday, August 19.

For more information, contact the Educational Administration Center at 630-766-5940 or any District 2 school .
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The first day of classes in Bensenville School District 2 is Wednesday, August 14.

Before classes convene, first- through fifth-grade students attending W.A. Johnson and Tioga Schools will be able to meet their teachers from 2:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, August 13.

Kindergartners will be able to meet their teachers from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, August 12.
All incoming BMS students are invited to attend Blackhawk Kick-Off Day from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road in Bensenville. 

  • Walk Your Schedule
  • Tour the Building
  • Set Up Your Locker
  • Start the Connection

Incoming sixth graders and their families are invited to attend BMS Sixth Grade Family Night from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, August 12. Meet members of the BMS staff, find out about upcoming events and activities, walk your schedule, practice opening your locker, learn more about classes, etc. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD: Interested in our pre-kindergarten programs for your child?
Bensenville School District 2 will be conducting developmental screenings for 3- and 4-year-old children at Tioga School on the following dates: 
  • Thursday, September 12
  • Friday, September 13
  • Friday, December 13
  • Thursday, May 7
  • Friday, May 8
These screenings are the first step in identifying children for our Preschool for All program and/or Head Start.
Call the Tioga School office at 630-766-2602 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening.
The District will supply all school supplies except for gym clothes, backpacks, and calculators during the 2019-2020 school year. All supplies will be distributed to the classrooms before students arrive.
REMINDER: Submit required medical exam and immunization records before school starts.
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For the purpose of safeguarding the health of children, District 2 enforces Illinois health requirements that consist of health, dental, and eye exams, and immunizations specific to grade and age.

Students who do not provide the required immunization and/or exam records will be excluded from school according to District policy and Illinois School Code.  

Physical examinations are required for all children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and sixth grade, and those who are new to the school. Bring your child’s completed State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination Form to your school’s health office by the first day of school.

Forms are also available in your school’s health office.

This exam form must be dated within one year prior to the first day of school. It must also be completed and signed by a licensed healthcare provider, and it must include a diabetes screening and lead screening for children who are 6 years old or younger. A tuberculosis (TB) skin test is recommended.

The Health History section of the form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian.

NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR: Local clinics offer walk-in opportunities for medical exams, immunizations, and sports physicals
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A variety of community resources are available to families whose children still need medical exams, immunizations, and/or sports physicals for the 2019-2020 school year.

Depending upon the details of your health care plan, walk-in opportunities may be available at local Jewel-Osco and VNA locations. (Call for more information.)

Jewel-Osco (Edward Hospital)

  • Address: 1127 S. York Road, Bensenville
  • Phone Number: 630-296-6397
  • Hours:
  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Bensenville School District 2
210 S. Church Street
Bensenville, IL 60106