"Good evening Bethany Families. This is Josh Eanes, Principal at Bethany Elementary School calling with important information regarding our transition to Plan A beginning January 21st.
On January 21st, students in grades PreK-5th will have the option to attend school full-time, in-person, 5 days a week. The option to remain 100% virtual will still be available for those families interested. Parents have until January 8th to make a final decision as to how their child will attend school for the remainder of this school year.
Students planning to return for in-person learning on January 21st will need to complete a new attestation form prior to attending, affirming your commitment to following the health and safety precautions put in place by our school. Again, a new attestation form must be completed for each student planning to return for in-person instruction before January 21st. The attestation form can be found on our district website or our school website at bethanyelementary.org. Bethany Elementary has designated Wednesday, January 13th, from 8am-4pm, as a day we will host a drive-thru for parents to come to our campus to complete and submit the form from the ease of their car. Parents needing to complete the form after hours may do so by completing and placing a form in our designated drop-box at the front entrance of our school. Blank attestation forms will be located at the front entrance by our drob-box. Parents are allowed to come other weekdays between 8am-4pm to return the form but will need to walk up to our front entrance to do so.
Parents choosing the 100% virtual learning option must complete an MOU form affirming your commitment to following our virtual learning guidelines. If you previously submitted a remote learning MOU and choose to continue this option, you do not need to submit a new MOU form. Blank MOU forms are available on our school website and in the Bethany front office. MOU forms must be submitted to the Bethany front office by January 8th for students choosing the 100% virtual option.
I encourage all families to view our COVID-19 updates by clicking on the RCS CARES ABOUT YOUR SAFETY icon on the district webpage. Please remember all students and staff must continue to follow our current safety procedures and guidelines which include wearing a face covering properly over your nose and mouth at all times. In addition, students and staff will practice social distancing and washing hands frequently. For more information about our safety protocols, please visit our district website and our school website.
Thank you for your partnership as we work together to ensure our students and staff are safe during this return."