BETHKE BISON BULLETIN
March 3, 2019
Morning Traffic Concern *** Please DO NOT PARK ON STREET
We have many parents parking along Ventana Parkway and letting their students off at the curb. This is NOT SAFE. Not only are students then walking without supervision, the road is being blocked by cars parked on the street. Even more dangerous, cars are doing U-Turns on the street, which is incredibly dangerous. Our traffic is slowed coming out of the car rider line because there is so much congestion on the street. We are also concerned that should an emergency occur, emergency vehicles would not be able to access the school.
We want all of our students, and parents to be safe and ask that you stop dropping students off on the street. We have asked Katy ISD Police to help us with enforcing this request, and we have asked Harris County to place "no stopping" signs on the street. Until this occurs, we ask that you help us keep everyone safe.
FIELD DAY--FRIDAY, March 8th @ PHS **Watch the WEATHER***
The forecast is calling for RAIN! We will determine if we need to reschedule on Thursday afternoon and send out a message.
Our annual Field Day will be Friday, March 8th, at the Paetow High School Football Field. Students will walk over to Paetow and participate at the following times:
If you plan to attend the event, you will need to RAPTOR at BETHKE and receive a visitor tag. A flyer will be going home this week to be "pre-raptured". We look forward to this exciting day!
March 6th- Core Essential-Individuality--wear orange
Family Night--No Homework
March 7th--Principal's Advisory Council Meeting at 7:55 Science Lab
March 8th- FIELD DAY @ PHS - End of the 3rd Nine Weeks
March 11th-15th SPRING BREAK
March 18th-4th Grading Period Begins
March 22nd-Report Cards Go Home-Bison Time-Specials Day-Thursday
March 28th-Late Night Book Fair
March 29th-Bison Time--Specials Day-Monday
BUS SAFETY REMINDERS!
We have been experiencing large numbers of bus referrals recently. We are asking for your help in reviewing the following bus rules with your students. This information is from the Katy ISD Website:
The Following Rules apply to students that are boarding, riding and exiting a school bus.
Bus Safety Rules
Students will board and exit the bus in an orderly manner at the designated Bus Stop nearest his or her home.
Arrive at the Bus Stop (5) minutes before the scheduled stop time, and wait a safe distance (3 giant steps) away from the curb.
Do not approach the bus until it has come to a complete stop and the air brake has been set. Students will then go to their assigned seats and sit in a safe position.
Books, band instruments, feet and other objects are to be kept out of the aisle at all times. If an object is too large to fit in the students lap while on the bus, then it is too big to be transported on the bus.
Pre-K and Kindergarten students must have a responsible adult or older sibling receive them at the bus stop at the end of the school day.
Bus Conduct Rules
Observe the same conduct that you do in your classroom, INCLUDING CELL PHONE USAGE.
Speak in a normal tone of voice, or an "inside voice".
Remain seated and facing forward in your assigned seat until it is time to exit the bus.
Keep all hands, feet, and other objects to oneself; avoid tampering with the bus equipment.
Use acceptable language – obscene, profane, unacceptable language and/or gestures is prohibited at all times on the bus.
Do not eat or drink on the bus.
No objects are to be thrown inside the bus or from the windows of the bus.
Follow ALL rules outlined in the District’s Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct, as well as any rules established by the driver.
The following rules will apply to student conduct on KISD Transportation, whether during an extra-curricular activity or regular route.
Guidelines for Disciplinary Action
The driver or other district employees will attempt to correct the misbehavior of the passengers.
If the district employees are unable to resolve the problem; the parent of the student will be notified.
If the problem is still unresolved, the principal will be notified as soon as possible.
The principal or designee will investigate the incident and notify the driver of the action taken.
If the misconduct is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the principal will send written notice of the violation to the student’s parents within 24 hours, in accordance with the law.
If determined necessary by the principal, a conference involving the principal, the student, the driver and the parents will be held.
The principal may suspend the student’s riding privileges or other listed behavior modifiers in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
Disciplinary sanctions and changes in transportation for a student with a disability will be made in accordance with provisions in the student’s Individual Education Plan.
Can you Volunteer? Have we got Opportunities for you?!
Please click on the link below to hear about volunteer opportunities for the Spring Semester at Bethke. Our volunteer coordinator, Kalee Harper has created this video for you!
Did you know we have a volunteer room?
Bethke Staff Shout Outs!
We have a wonderful staff here at Bethke. Why not give a "Shout Out!" to a staff member who deserves celebrating? Click on the link below!
Bully Prevention Information
“Report bullying anonymously through the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line.”
“Need help using the Katy ISD Bullying Tip Line? Check this out.”
“Do you know how to recognize bullying behavior? Watch this video.”
“Katy ISD has rigorous bullying prevention policies. What are they?”
“There is no place for bullying in Katy ISD. Check out this video that describes physical and
“Cyberbullying has no place in our schools. See what it may look like.”
“What is social bullying?”