BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of January 16-21, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

January 16, 2022

Good evening BMES Families,

What a week this past week has truly been! There was so many of you that administration was in communication with regarding positive COVID cases or your child being a close contact to an individual in the school setting. I want to thank all the parents that were supportive and understanding during these discussions.

Just a few reminders as we move forward with this peek of COVID in our schools: If you child is developing symptoms related to COVID, please keep them home. We have had numerous students sent home from school who then test positive for COVID. When illness stays out of school, more students are likely to stay safe and healthy.

In addition, if your child has a poor fitting mask, please provide them with a better fit mask. We have been having discussions with students about mask expectations as we work on keeping them as safe as possible.

Tomorrow, January 17, 2022- There will be no school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All schools and offices will be closed.

Lastly, next week starting Jan 24, Mrs. Carducci will be hosting kindness week to celebrate our students. There will be spirit days that relate directly on being kind to others, family, self, and the community. Please see that information below for the specific days and various spirit wear!

Have a great evening,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

Kindness Week

Monday Jan 24- Start the week by wearing a shirt with words and use your actual words to show kindness to a friend.

Tuesday Jan 25- Dress like a grown-up version of you and show extra kindness to your family today: play kindly with a sibling, do an extra chore, or something more!

Wednesday Jan 26- Be kind to yourself by dressing in your comfiest clothes (or PJs) today and practicing self-care. Take a walk, make your favorite snack, or just enjoy one of your favorite activities.

Thursday Jan 27- Dress in your favorite sports team attire and remember that we all work together to build a kind community! Help out in yours today- say hi to a neighbor or go on a walk to pickup trash!

Friday Jan 28- Show your Eagle pride by rocking your BMES gear (or colors) today! Challenge yourself to show appreciation to your school community. Write a nice note to a teacher, help in the classroom, or come up with your own idea.

January 27 & 28, 2022

All students will dismiss at 12:45pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

No preschool students will attend on January 27 and January 28, 2022.

January 31, 2022

Teacher Workday- Student Holiday

Parent Resources

Free Tutoring

As part of the division's efforts to address unfinished learning in accordance with the ARP Act ESSER III funds, the York County School Division has partnered with FEV Tutor to provide students in grades 3-12 with free, 1:1 online tutoring. In addition to supporting coursework and homework in core subjects such as math, English/Language Arts, science and social studies, FEV Tutor offers support for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

Along with the on-demand support, FEV Tutor also offers weekly sessions between 7 and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends so families can select the times that work best for their schedule. To get started with e-tutoring, students should log in to Clever and locate the FEV Tutor app icon to get started. They can then schedule sessions and access live help at any time of the day.

While all support is live and personalized to each student's classes and needs, the program does not involve device cameras or microphones - instead all interactions involve a whiteboard and chat feature. Students will be able to share their screens and upload documents to review with tutors, and tutors only have access to student work provided by the individual student. Once a student is signed up for weekly sessions, FEV Tutor may periodically email families and students (aged 13 and older).

Lost and Found

Please watch the video below and see does anything belong to your child?

Please let your child's teacher know and share with your child that they may pick up their item outside the library during morning arrival or on their way to resource.

COVID Updates

COVID Notice

The division’s COVID-19 Dashboard continues to be updated daily to reflect the members of the Bethel Manor Elementary school community who have entered isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19. For the latest data for our school, please refer to the Dashboard. Additionally, staff members have notified all individuals who were identified as close contacts, as defined by the Virginia Department of Health. If you have not been contacted personally, your children were not considered close contacts. Information regarding contact tracing and quarantine requirements is available in the division’s Safe Return Plan.

Updated Visitor Policy

Due to the current conditions in our community with COVID numbers and transmission, we will no longer be allowing parents to come into the main office unless you have a prearranged appointment. All parents/guardians will be expected to wait outside if they are picking up their child or dropping off materials, effective immediately.

Local COVID Testing Center

Appointment-based Community Testing Centers (CTCs)

VDH will open nine appointment-based Community Testing Centers (CTCs) in response to public demands for additional COVID-19 testing. The new centers will be located near or on the same property as the Community Vaccination Centers which have been operating since last October. Appointments are required; schedule an appointment using VASE+.

NOTE: The testing center location will be posted on VASE+ as appointments are available.
Inclement weather may impact the opening of clinics. Please check VASE+ before going to a clinic.

Hampton on Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.