BES Parent Newsletter
August 12, 2021
MEET THE TEACHER
After school applications will be available for pickup at Meet the Teacher. We will have a table set up in the front lobby.
Kindergarten students should not come to Meet the Teacher because they will not be placed into a teacher's class until after Kinder Camp next week. Kindergarten parents have an information packet with a calendar that explains the timeline and what happens in the next couple of weeks for their children.
If you are not able to come to Meet the Teacher due to work schedule or vacation, etc., you may walk your student to class on the first day of school between 7:30 am and 7:50 am. All parents need to be out of the classrooms no later than 8:00 am. If you attend Meet the Teacher, you should NOT walk your child in on Monday. We have over 425 1st-5th grade students; if all of them have one parent walk them in that is 850 people coming into the building all at once and we simply cannot have that many people in the halls at the same time. I am trusting in advance that you will comply with this request. I am perfectly fine with you using me as the "bad guy"...meaning you can tell your child that Mrs. Hollingsworth said you can't walk them in on Monday if you came to Meet the Teacher on Friday. I promise we will make sure they get to class; there will be school staff out and about all around the building Monday morning making sure that all students find their classrooms.
Masks are required by all staff and students on school buses.
When a child gets sick at school and we call home and are waiting for someone to come pick him/her up, the child will be required to wear a mask while waiting to be picked up.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Students will be picking up a bagged breakfast in the lobby in the mornings and taking it to the classrooms and eating it when school starts at 7:50 am. This is just like last year.
Lunch will be a bit different from last year. As long as the weather is good, many/most of our classes will be eating lunch outside like they did last year. When the weather doesn't cooperate with that and as it gets colder, grade levels will be taking turns eating in the cafeteria and in the classroom. As stated before, we are still social distancing to the extent that is possible. We have measured and have put Xs on the seats in the cafeteria where students can sit and still be safely distanced. We know exactly the number of students who can safely eat in the cafeteria at one time and are finalizing schedules based on that information.
Bus Drivers and Numbers for BES & BMS
Bus 28-Diana Chinn
Bus 62-Tracy Fowler (AM)/Brandon McGaha (PM)
Bus 182-Larry Erwin
Bus 7-Subs while we have someone finalizing their bus license (Subs will be Mrs. Watson in the AM and Dorothea Stewart in the PM)
Bus 16-Spencer Reeves
Bus 21-Nick Messer
Bus 42-Brian Coward
Any BES student that rides to BMS will get on Bus 42.
LAST BIT OF INFO
Thank you for all your hard work and support as we begin another interesting year. We love your kids and are so glad that your family is a part of #BETHELSTRONG...Bethel the Beautiful, Bethel the Best:)