BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of March 27-April 1, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

March 27, 2022

Good evening BMES Families,

Our Anchored4Life crew members (grade 4 and 5 students) are organizing a “Supplies Drive” to support Animal Aid Society! If you have of the listed items below, please bring them by Bethel Manor from now until this Friday.

A schedule reminder is that this Friday, we have an Early Release Day and are scheduled to dismiss at 12:45pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be served to our students in grades K-5. Preschool will not have class this Friday.

Also, the week of April 4-8 will be Spring Break and Bethel Manor will be closed. Please enjoy this time with family and friends to recharge. When our students return from spring break, we have 9 weeks of this school year. Quarter 3 report cards will be sent home on April 14, 2022.

Lastly, if you haven't already done so, please don't forget to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application to ensure your family is eligible for benefits here at school and linked to education. This form is a federal form and should support families as they might PCS or relocate out of the area in the future.

Have a wonderful evening,

Mrs. Wagner

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Upcoming Events

April 1

Early Dismissal at 12:45pm. No preschool students will attend.

April 4-8

Spring Break- all schools and offices will be closed

April 11

Quarter 4 begins

May 13

Mid Quarter- Early Dismissal

Parent Resources

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or children who are homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster children automatically qualify for free meals. Families have the same status as the prior year (up to 30 days after school beings) until a new, completed application is received. Applications are available on the division website and in school offices.

Free & Reduced Meal Online Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application
Free & Reduced Meal Application(Spanish)

More than a Meal

Did you know that applying for the Free and reduced Meals Programs has more benefits that simply food? Filling out the form not only ensures YCSD receives certain federal funding to support students’ education needs, more importantly it allows eligible students to receive waivers or discounts on the following:

  • College Application fees
  • SAT, ACT and AP testing charges
  • Athletics & School fees
  • Internet Access

Food Services Handout

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)

PEATC provides tools and information to empower Virginia students with disabilities (birth-age 26) and their families.

If you are looking for resources, please contact Ros’Lynne R. Colen the Military Outreach Specialist at

Free Tutoring

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).

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.