Welcome Bulldogs!

Information for Incoming Bethel Middle School Students


Hello New Bulldogs and Families!

We are excited to welcome you to the next part of your schooling adventure! It's a huge year for you! We are excited to have you join us as a Bulldog! Hopefully, this newsletter will get your minds ready for the transition from elementary to middle school. We are excited for what is to come!

Orientation Meeting -- June 1st

We hope that you can join us for our 6th-grade Orientation and Welcome night. June 1st from 6:30-7:30 at BMS. You'll be able to meet teachers, take a self-guided tour, and learn about the types of classes and activities that we have at BMS.

If you can't join us, or you want a pre-view, please check out the slide presentation.

Presentation slide show: BMS 6th Grade Orientation Slide Show

Guaranteed to be exciting!

WEB and Bridges

We have an exciting opportunity for all 6th graders.

WEB and Bridges is are two programs we'll have on campus on August 24,25,26 to help students transition from Elementary to MS. This is considered the first 3 days of 6th grade and we want all students to participate! Hours are from 9:25-1:55 at BMS.

Please sign up so we can arrange transportation and staffing for your student. There is a space for all 6th graders. Signing up helps us prepare.

Bridges Registration Link

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Daily Schedule

Our regular bell schedule includes 7 periods per day. Each of those classes is about 50 minutes long. There are 4 minutes between classes for passing time.
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Get to Know Us!

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iPads -- Forms

In July, please visit our website and click on the shopping cart. You can also visit here: https://wa-bethel.intouchreceipting.com/

The iPad forms are found here. You can also pay for insurance, or decline insurance.

All students must have these forms completed by September 7th so that we can provide them an iPad for learning.

Health Plans, Medication, and Immunizations

Our health clerk is names Alyssa Chastain. Her email is achastain@bethelsd.org

All students must have a tDap booster immunization prior to school starting, but after they turn 11. Please make sure your immunization records are current and provide a copy to Alyssa.

If you have a health care plan, please have a current update for any changes that need to happen in a middle school setting. This can be faxed to the school from the doctor's office. 253-800-7298

All medication orders need to be updated and current for the new school year. Those can be faxed to the school, attention Health Clerk.

If your child has a medical 504, that will transition with them from elementary school. They will be updated at the middle school as necessary.


Are you wondering which bus you ride? Please check on the district transportation page: https://busstops.bethelsd.org/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

Bethel Middle School Expectations

School Handbook Link

Our school handbook is our guide to rules and procedures. There is a lot of great information contained here. We review this as a school during the first week of the school. It is a great resource.

Click here to view the student handbook.
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Athletic Forms

Student athletic forms are available before school begins. You will be able to complete these in August. You'll also need a current physical. You can turn this into the main office, fax it, or email a scanned copy. Our athletic coordinator is Mike Hentges, mhentges@bethelsd.org.
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Important Dates for 2022-23

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will all classes use iPads?

  • Yes, all classes use iPads. All of the classes use Canvas as the Learning Management System for classes. You will have this on your iPads.

Will we need to change during PE?

  • Yes, you will need to wear PE clothes. You'll have a PE locker and will need to bring your clothes home on the weekends to wash.

Will we all get a locker?

  • Yes, you will have a hallway locker and a PE locker.

Will we be in classes with 7th and 8th graders?

  • Your main classes will not have 7th or 8th graders in them. Some elective classes may have 7th graders in them.

When can we come to school?

  • We have three days in August when you can come to school to tour, put things in your lockers, and find your classes. We also have evening hours in August when your parent could come to help you tour the school.
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