"Good evening Bethany Families. This is Josh Eanes, Principal at Bethany Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week.
We will continue operating under Plan B this week with students in our AA cohort attending school on campus Monday and Tuesday and students in our BB Cohort attending school on campus Thursday and Friday. No students will be on campus Wednesday this week. 100% virtual learners will participate remotely Monday through Friday this week. I encourage all parents to stay in touch with your child’s teacher and stay closely connected to our school’s website at bethanyelementary.org and our social media outlets.
For students attending school on campus, our school hours are 7:45am-2:45pm and students are allowed to begin entering the building at 7:25am. Our tardy bell rings at 7:45am and parents must sign in students that are tardy. As students enter the building, they may pick up free breakfast in the clearstory as they head to class.
Please remember, all students and staff must pass a health screen, temperature check and have on a face covering before entering our building each day. Face coverings have been provided to all students and must be worn at all times. Students riding a bus will be screened upon arrival to campus. Students arriving by car must drive through one of our 5 screening stations set up in the drop off line. We ask all parents and students to remain in their car and use the drive through line. Walk-ups will not be permitted. Any student that does not pass the health screen or has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, will remain in their car and exit our campus. School staff will follow up with students who do not pass our daily safety screens.
Bethany Elementary School will continue serving free breakfast and lunch to any child up to age 18, regardless of their free and reduced meal status, through December 31st or until funds are depleted. Again this is provided to any student and we encourage all to participate. Free breakfast and lunch is available to be sent home with students each week for days they will not be on campus. A survey was shared through class dojo asking parents to complete if they wanted breakfast and lunch sent home with their child.
Students participating as 100% Virtual Learners will have the option to pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch on Wednesday's from 11:30am-1:00 pm each week.
October is recognized as Bullying Prevention Month each year. Please join the staff at Bethany as we unite against bullying by wearing blue on Monday and Thursday this week!
Fall picture day is fast approaching. Students in our AA cohort will have their picture taken on October 13th and students in our BB cohort will have their picture taken on October 15th. 100% virtual students will be invited to have their picture taken on their assigned cohort day from 11am-2pm. More specific information will be shared this week for virtual learners wishing to have their picture taken on their assigned day.
Have a great evening and we look forward to a great week of school!"