"Good evening Bethany Families. This is Josh Eanes, Principal at Bethany Elementary School calling with important 2020-2021 Bethany Open House information and back to school information.
Bethany Elementary’s Open House is this week. We are very excited to see our students!
All families in grades 1st-5th are invited to a Drive-Thru Meet the Teacher Open House on August 12th & 13th from 3pm-7pm. This is a floating drive thru so families can attend at their convenience. Teachers and staff will be on hand to meet their new students and provide back to school information. As you arrive at Bethany for Open House, please follow the directions of our staff as they guide you through grade level specific stations in our front parking lot. An Open House traffic map has been posted on our Bethany Elementary PTA facebook page and our school Website, bethanyelementary.org.
Kindergarten families are invited to a separate kindergarten only orientation during the week of August 17th through 21st by appointment. Your child’s teacher will reach out to you directly this week to schedule an opportunity for each student and two adults to meet their teacher and gain important back to school information. We will follow specific safety procedures for entry into our building and they will be shared with you by your child’s teacher.
Our teachers and staff return to work tomorrow, Monday, August 10th. Please expect contact from your child’s new teacher prior to Open House as we prepare for our first 5 weeks of Virtual Learning. Virtual learning this year will look different than the Emergency Virtual Learning we did last school year. This year we will take daily attendance, assign grades for completed work, and require daily participation. Our teachers are working already to prepare for the new Virtual Classrooms they will welcome our students into in a few weeks.
To assist students with Virtual Learning, all students (Kindergarten-Fifth grade) will have the option to check out a school Chromebook for at home use. There will be a $30 non-refundable insurance fee for each device. More information will be shared at Open House. Families prepared to pay the $30 insurance fee at Open House will have the opportunity to pick-up a Chromebook that night. Others may pick up a Chromebook during the week of August 17th-21st, at their convenience, from 8am-4pm.
During the first 5 weeks of Virtual Learning, Bethany’s School Aged Child Care will be open 5 days a week from 6:30am-6pm. For more information, pricing and availability, please reach out to our Site Coordinator, Stephanie Belvin. Spots are limited due to staffing and capacity limitations.
Lastly, Bethany Elementary School will serve as a Virtual Learning feeding site through the end of August. Our school cafeteria will be open August 17th-31st providing free meals to any child up to 18 years of age. Simply come to our school between 11:30am and 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, to pick up your child’s free lunch and breakfast for the next day.
Have a great evening and we look forward to seeing you this week!"