Benton Consolidated High School Students and Parents/ Guardians:
We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable summer. Students will begin the 2021-2022 school year on August 11th. Listed below is information related to the registration process.
Online registration will be available July 19-28. Parents will be able to register your student for school through the online platform.
For those families that have connectivity issues or need assistance with the online registration process, a parent/guardian may come to the BCHS Library for online registration on July 27th from 9am-12pm or July 28th from 4pm-7pm. Please enter through the main entrance at BCHS.
Online Registration Information
Online registration will be done through our new Student Information System, TeacherEase. In order to access the online registration system, you will need to have an active email address tied to your student. You cannot create accounts, accounts can only be created on our end. We have already created accounts for the email addresses in our records. If we have your email address, you will receive an email from email@example.com with a link to activate your account. If you have not received an email from TeacherEase, please send an email to OnlineRegistration@bentonhighschool.org with your name, the names of any students that you will be registering, and your relationship to each of those students, so that we can create an account for you.
Understand, you cannot complete online registration through a student’s email address, it HAS to be a parent/guardian’s email address added by the school.
Upon clicking the link in the email, you will be taken to a page where you can set your password. After that, you will be able to login either through your email address and password, or, if you have a GMail address, by clicking on “log in with Google” on the TeacherEase sign-in page (located by going to teacherease.com and clicking “Sign In”). You will not be able to do anything until online registration is made available on July 19th. After it is made available, upon logging in, you will be taken immediately to the online registration page. Follow the onscreen instructions to make your way through the process. Keep in mind that any fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required to continue. At any point, if you need to leave and come back, you can click “Save Only” to mark your place in an incomplete document, or you can click “Save and Mark Complete” to move on to the next part of registration.
When you reach the Health Forms section of online registration, you will see a number of printable forms for different health needs. Download whichever forms apply to your student (asthma, seizures, freshman physicals), print them out, and consult with your student’s doctor on filling them out. Health forms will need to be delivered to the school nurse once school begins, or mailed (see the Medical Information section further down in this letter).
After completing all of the forms in online registration, you will be able to apply for free/reduced lunches. After applying for free/reduced lunches, please wait at least one business day for your application to be approved or denied. You will be unable to pay fees online while the application is pending.
After choosing whether or not to apply for free/reduced lunches, you will have the opportunity to pay your fees online. There is a small convenience fee for credit/debit card transactions that will be added. This fee is added by the online payment system for processing, not the school, and does not go to the school.
BCHS will waive all book rental fees for students for the 2021-2022 school year. But, ALL students will pay a $10 activity fee. Please mail a check to BCHS or pay online during registration.
For any questions about this process, or if you have any problems filling out the forms/paying fees online, please feel free to contact us at OnlineRegistration@bentonhighschool.org.
A reminder to parents- please mail in all freshmen physicals, freshmen and senior shot records and any other medical health plans or information to Candy Pankey (School Nurse). The mailing address to Benton Consolidated High School is 511 E. Main St., Benton, IL 62812.
Freshmen “Opening Day”
The Freshmen “opening day” will take place on July 29th from 9-11am. This is an opportunity for Freshmen to become more familiar with the building and also the daily routines at BCHS. Members of the Student Council and Yearbook staff will serve as guides and answer questions. Mr. Eldridge will lead the program. This is not mandatory. There are no activities for parents at the opening day program.
School Pictures, Parking Permits, and Yearbooks
School pictures will be scheduled at a later date. Parking permits will be issued to Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores that have their license, at a time to be determined. There will be no cost for a parking permit for the 2021-2022 school year. The $20 parking fee will be waived. More information will be forthcoming once school begins regarding school pictures and parking permits. Also, yearbooks will be ordered online sometime in October. The price is $50. There will be multiple payment options available.
All students that have registered, will be able to pick up their Chromebook in the BCHS Commons on August 3rd from 9am-12pm or on August 4th from 4pm-7pm. If you are unable to pick up your Chromebook during these dates, you can pick them up when school begins on Aug. 11th.