Student Orientation 2021-2022

Principal: Robin Hewitt A.P. Lucus Wilkins

Welcome Bethune Cadets


Dear Parents,


Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to a new and exciting school year. We have a thrilling calendar of events focused on communication, student engagement, and academic achievement.

Our teachers, faculty and staff are committed to the continued academic excellence that Bethune Academy was built upon. We were faced with many challenges last year, but we are proud of the work of our students, teachers, parents, and staff. We have worked to address many of those challenges, and we are confident that we have the right resources, supports, teachers, staff, and essentials to take Bethune Academy to new heights.

We are continuing to build upon the history and academic excellence that Bethune Academy was founded upon. With that in mind, our theme for this new adventure is:

Building Leaders Through S.T.E.M

(S eek To Understand, Take the Initiative, Embrace Challenges, Make Everyday Count)


We continue to embed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics experiences for all our Bethune Cadets.


This Summer, our teachers participated in a 2-day Teacher Retreat. They were provided training on creating interactive Science/Math notebooks and the 5 E’s in Science (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate.) Teachers also participated in hands on science inquiry experiences. Science resources and Standards were used to create engaging and interactive Science investigations for students to explore during the first week of school, and throughout the year.


Let’s transform and look for opportunities that we can create something unexpected. We are always looking for a few new “Bethune Partners.” If that means getting more involved, reading a little more with and to your child, asking more questions about Florida Standards or becoming an active member in PTA, then I am challenging you to do it. We need you!

Enclosed you will find information on the first day arrival, dismissal procedures and updated Covid-19 Protocol and Guidelines. Please complete the enclosed documents and return to your child’s teacher by August 16th.


The first day of school is Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. School begins at 8:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Students are not allowed on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. There is no student supervision prior to 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students and begins from 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. each day. Car riders should be dropped off in the car rider loop in the morning and afternoon. Buses only will drop off in front of the school in the morning and in the afternoon.


Bethune Academy is a uniform school. Every day is a uniform day at Bethune Academy. Burgundy Polo w/ Bethune Crest and black bottoms. Please review the enclosed flyer regarding school uniform colors and expectations. Thank you for your continued support and welcome to the new 2021-2022 school year. The best is yet to come!


Educationally yours,

Robin Johnson Hewitt, Principal

Student Orientation

Teacher Meet and Greet K-5 August 6, 2021 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to assist your child in locating their classroom and teacher for the first day. We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines. You can also deliver any school supplies that you have for your child. Please be sure to communicate how your child will be getting home to your child’s teacher on Early Release Wednesdays and Tuesday- Friday dismissal for the week. Often, during the first week of school may have changes in their arrival and dismissal.


1. Principal Hewitt’s Welcome Address - Courtyard 5:00 P.M.- 5:10 P.M.

Teacher Meet and Greet -Classroom 5:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.


** Some teachers will be providing a virtual Meet & Greet due to Covid-19 Guidelines

After School Care Vendors- Courtyard

PTA Interest & SAC Sign up (School Advisory Committee) – Courtyard

Book Bag Give-Away- (while supply last)- Courtyard

Agenda & Thursday Communication Folders will be provided free on the first day of school

Important documents for you to review