"Good evening Bethany Families. This is Josh Eanes, Principal at Bethany Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week. We are excited to again welcome students to the hallways of Bethany this week.
Students in our AA cohort will attend school on campus Monday and Tuesday and students in our BB Cohort will attend school on campus Thursday. This Friday, September 25th is a previously scheduled workday for teachers and remote learning day for all students. No students will be on campus Wednesday or Friday this week.
Students that previously submitted an MOU to continue as a 100% virtual learner 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 those returning to 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.
Arrival and dismissal procedures will look different this year. 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.
As we dismiss school each afternoon, we ask all parents to use our drive through line. Walk-ups will not be allowed at afternoon dismissal. School staff will safely load students into cars. Please place a sign with your child’s name in the front windshield for easy dismissal.
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 will be sent home with students each week for days they will not be on campus.
Lastly, our school released a video regarding safety procedures for next week. We strongly encourage you to view this video prior to your child’s first day of school on campus. It can be found on our school website, class dojo or our Bethany PTA Facebook page.
We truly know that it will take a team effort to operate our school safely as we return and we sincerely thank you in advance for your support. We are all human, but please know that our school staff will do everything we possibly can to keep our students safe.
Have a great evening and we look forward to a great week of school!"