BMES Family Weekly Update
Week of January 30-February 4, 2022
Message from Principal Wagner
January 30, 2022
Good evening BMES families,
Tomorrow is a student holiday for our Eagles. It is designated as a teacher workday so we look forward to seeing all students back to school on Tuesday, February 1.
This week officially marks the beginning of the second semester of the school year. That means we are halfway through the 2021-2022 school year. We have had numerous families continue PCS in and out of Bethel Manor. As our school community has adapted to these changes, along with COVID protocol, I can't thank our families enough for the positive support of our teachers and staff.
Staff have been working hard to provide our students the best education this school year. Please remember to show kindness and support to all staff at Bethel Manor.
Lastly, any parent that donated food to our staff on Thursday, thank you! It was a huge success and we can't thank you enough.
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).
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.
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