Due to Hurricane Ian, all Gilchrist County public schools will be closed and all extracurricular activities are canceled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week (Sept. 28-30). The afterschool program at BES is still available today, (Tuesday, Sept. 27) but we will NOT have Good News Club. The Special Needs Shelter at Bell High School will open tonight, Tues., Sept. 27, at 6:00 p.m. The General Population Shelters will also be opening, but a specific opening time/date has not yet been established. We encourage everyone to continue preparations for the storm, and we will post new information as we receive it. Stay safe!!
about 10 hours ago, Bell Elementary
Good afternoon! The district is working closely with Emergency Management as we all watch Tropical Storm Ian. It is too early to make any decisions, but we will continue to monitor it closely and keep you informed as the storm progresses. Thank you!
2 days ago, Darby Allen
💜💛 Please follow the link below and VOTE for ASHLEE THOMAS for Athlete of the Week. Let's come together and show support for OUR athlete, school and district!!! 💜💛 https://www.gainesville.com/story/sports/high-school/volleyball/2022/09/19/high-school-sports-vote-athlete-week-gainesville-area/10425412002/
6 days ago, Bell Elementary
Today (Wednesday, September 21st) is Early Release. Students will dismiss at 12:45pm.
6 days ago, Bell Elementary
We are currently experiencing a district wide phone outage. In case of emergency, you can reach Bell Elementary School at (352) 210-6157. You can also reach BHS at (352) 210-6168, TES at (352) 210-7905 and THS at (352) 339-3639.
about 1 month ago, Bell Elementary
We are currently experiencing a phone outage at both Bell schools. Bell High School office is closed on Thursdays. However, if you need to reach Bell Elementary School, please call the alternate number listed below: Bell Elementary 352-210-6157 We will update this message when the regular phone lines are restored. Thank you for your patience!
3 months ago, Darby Allen
Free meals this summer for kids 18 years old and younger!
4 months ago, Bell Elementary
Summer Food Service Program
Good morning. We are pleased to announce that our internet and all of our phone lines have been restored. Therefore, you may contact any school or office at their published numbers. Report cards are currently scheduled to be ready for distribution on June 14 although we are not expecting most state test scores until much later. We hope all of our students, staff, and families have a wonderful summer.
4 months ago, Darby Allen
We are currently experiencing an internet and phone outage at GCSD, which includes all of our schools and offices. If you need to reach one of the schools, please call the alternate numbers that follow: Bell Elementary 352-210-6157 Bell High 352-210-6168 Trenton Elementary 352-210-7905 Trenton High 352-339-3639 We will update this message when the internet and regular phone lines are restored. Thank you for your patience!
4 months ago, Darby Allen
Good morning! Out of an abundance of caution, Bell Elementary School will be closed today, Wednesday March 16th to continue the ongoing investigation. We will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th unless otherwise notified.
7 months ago, Bell Elementary
Good morning, this is Jim Surrency, Superintendent of Schools.  Overnight, our school district received additional threats that resulted in Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Deputies sweeping all four school campuses to ensure the safety of every student and employee this morning. Law enforcement found no evidence of a physical threat to our schools and has given the “all clear.”  However, multiple agencies including Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are continuing the ongoing investigation to determine and prosecute the source of these recent threats. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has been and will continue to provide an increased presence in and around our schools out of an abundance of caution. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this situation. All schools are open and are being monitored closely by law enforcement and our district safety team.  Thank you for your support.
7 months ago, Jimmy Ballentine
As many of you know, there was a bomb threat to Bell High School this morning which resulted in the school being closed for the day. I have been and will continue to work in unison with Sheriff Schultz so that all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and students. Although law enforcement found no evidence of a bomb or any other threat and has given us the “all clear,” a thorough and aggressive investigation has been launched with multiple agencies including Gilchrist County Sherriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office has been and will continue to provide an increased presence in and around our schools out of an abundance of caution. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation. All schools will resume normal schedules on Monday!
7 months ago, Jimmy Ballentine
5th Grade Parents: This is just a reminder that all Wonder Works field trip forms and money are due by March 2, 2022.
7 months ago, Bell Elementary
Please remember there will be no Good News Club meeting after school tomorrow, March 1.
7 months ago, Bell Elementary
Reminder that today, tomorrow, and Wednesday are all early release days! Dismissal will begin promptly at 12:45!
9 months ago, Bell Elementary
Yearbook news--see the attached flyer!
11 months ago, Bell Elementary
Yearbook
Please remember that tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th, is Veterans Day and an early release day with dismissal beginning at 12:45!
11 months ago, Bell Elementary
Parent teacher conferences are ongoing this week and there will be no school this Friday (10/22/21)!
11 months ago, Bell Elementary
Please remember that picture day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 6th!
12 months ago, Bell Elementary
picture day
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22, is an early release day with dismissal beginning at 12:45!
about 1 year ago, Bell Elementary