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Dear Beach Park Learning Community,

Welcome to a new year in Beach Park School District #3!  I am extremely excited to welcome back our students, staff and families!  The last two and a half years have been difficult in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am so excited to open our schools doors Wednesday, August 17, 2022, for our Beach Park students to return to full in person learning!  The District will continue to follow the recommendations of the CDC and Lake County Health Department in terms of COVID-19 mitigations and safety protocols, but will be opening our doors to parents, community members and visitors to return to classrooms throughout the school year to learn, grow and support our students' learning!  We can’t wait to fully restore our partnership in learning with the entire Beach Park Community!

As a reminder, there are new start and end times for our students this year.  Below, I have included these new times that were shared with you in a previous communication from this summer.

Student Beginning and Ending Times (2022-2023):

Beach Park Middle School:  7:25 AM to 2:35 PM

Newport: 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM

Kenneth Murphy: 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM

Howe: 9:05 AM to 3:45 PM

Oak Crest: 9:05 AM to 3:45 PM

The Durham bus company will be sending a communication out before the new school year begins, confirming transportation information about your child’s pick up and drop off times for the 2022-2023 school year.  There is also a section on our new District website, where Durham has shared important information about bus routes.  Please take a look at the new website using this link.

The District will be hosting its first ever BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!  The Back To School Bash will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 4:30-6:30pmIt will take place in the back of Beach Park Middle School!  We will have food trucks, the Kona Snow Cone Truck, face painting, 

balloon animal making, and music!  This event is free to our Beach Park Learning Community.  Please come and say hello, eat some food and help us celebrate the start of the new 2022-2023 school year!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Upcoming Dates and times to be aware of for the start of our new school year:

The Middle School will be hosting sixth grade orientation on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. (*This will be the open house for all sixth grade students, different from the rest of the middle school.)

Open House:  Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Elementary Schools:  4:00pm - 5:30pm

Middle School (7th and 8th grade only):  5:00pm - 6:30pm

Dates in order:

Board of Education Meeting: August 8, 2022 @ 6:30PM in the KM gym

Back to School Bash:  August 10, 2022 @ 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Sixth Grade Orientation:  August 15, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Open Houses:  August 16, 2022  Elementary 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

        Middle School:  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

School Starts:  August 17, 2022 (Kindergarten please follow the communication from your building principal for information regarding your child(ren)’s first day).

Each school's principal will be sending out a letter following this communication explaining specifics about each individual school.  Please take a few moments and read through the welcome letter from your child(ren)’s school so you are well informed about the beginning of the school year.

As your interim superintendent, I am honored to serve our students and our BPD3 Community.  My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to problem solve together on behalf of our students.  I look forward to a successful 2022-2023 school year and hope you enjoy the remaining days of your summer.  Please reach out if you have any questions.  Thank you as always for your partnership in education.  


Denise Wilcox

Dr. Denise Wilcox, Interim Superintendent

Welcome Back- From Denise Wilcox

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