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Welcome to Banfield Elementary School!

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Banfield is located in the southwestern part of Austin, housing approximately 465 students in grades 1st through 4th Home of the Bobcats, Banfield offers all students, music, art, and physical education specialists, on a rotating schedule in addition to their homeroom classes. We also offer a Gifted and Talented program as well as an English Language Learner program. Banfield has two computer labs, a huge media center, and two gymnasiums. We strive to meet your student's educational and social needs at Banfield.

Our teachers are an outstanding staff of veteran and new educators, all with the desire to help each child succeed. We host an excellent Special Education Department, educational assistants who are committed to student learning, and a support staff of food service, custodians, and office personnel all dedicated to helping students and families feel at home at Banfield. In addition, our parent organization is truly dynamic and involved with helping all students achieve academically and all families feel welcomed.

If you are moving to Austin, I invite you to consider Banfield Elementary School. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, or give your family a tour of Banfield. Please feel free to call our office at (507)460-1200 with any questions you may have or to set up a time to simply come in and talk.

Thank you for considering Banfield Elementary.

Jeff Roland,
Principal

Changes in Dismissal Exits

One of the biggest changes in the new school year is the doors in which students can exit at dismissal. Students who walk and are picked up by parents will exit via the main doors in the front of the building, the third grade west doors, the first grade south playground doors, and the exit doors in the specialist hallway. We are not having walking students or students being picked up exiting the doors in second grade and fourth grade that lead towards the two parking lots. This has become a safety issue with students walking/running across the parking lots while parents and staff are trying to leave. Again, the change is for student safety.

Office Information

Hours:
7:30 - 4:00 Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 3:30 Friday

Phone: 507-460-1200

Attendance

Please call the office (507-460-1200) if your child will not be at school. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If we are not available, please leave a message stating your child's name, grade and reason for absence from school. Your involvement is greatly appreciated!

Contacts

Jeff Roland
Principal
507-460-1200
jeff.roland@austin.k12.mn.us

Janelle Voigt
Administrative Assistant
507-460-1200
janelle.voigt@austin.k12.mn.us

Ann Weydert
Registered Nurse
507-460-1202
ann.weydert@austin.k12.mn.us

Jake Vela
Success Coach
507-460-1213
jake.vela@austin.k12.mn.us

Chris Napton
School Psychologist
507-460-1612
chris.napton@austin.k12.mn.us

Kendra Hotchkiss
School Counselor
507-460-6143
kendra.hotchkiss@austin.k12.mn.us