BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of September 5, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

Good evening BMES Families,


I hope you all have had a great holiday weekend! As we roll into the second week of school, I want to provide a few reminders to families.


Morning Arrival

As students arrive to BMES, we welcome families by walking or dropping off through the car line. We are asking that all families use the front door for the car riders only (no earlier than 8:28am). If you or your child walks to school, they are welcome to enter through doors B1 and B2 (adjacent to chapel). They are NOT required to enter their specific grade level door as those are reserved for dismissal. Staff will still be stationed at most doors for student safety.


Please remind your student(s) that they are welcome to enter through doors B1 and B2 which are the closest entrance doors from housing. It is encouraged that students do not arrive on school grounds until 8:20am for the start of school at 8:30am.


Afternoon Dismissal

We have designated specific dismissal doors for our students that are exiting to walk home. If you have multiple children, all of your children should be dismissed out the same door, which should be of the youngest siblings. This allows for families to gather together and students to remain inside the building, appropriately supervised.


Please remind your students that they are to exit the dismissal door of the youngest sibling within the household. Please ensure you have communicated this need to your child's teacher so they know where to dismiss your child.

  • Kindergarten is at the Front Door
  • First Grade is door B1 (near chapel)
  • Second Grade is door B2 (near chapel)
  • Third and Fourth Grade is door C3 (back playground)
  • Fifth Grade is door C1(back of school near bike rack)


Rycor (Student Handbook and Technology Agreement Form)

Also, if you haven't already done so, please stop online to Rycor to complete the Student Handbook and Technology Agreement form for your child. Once complete, those students will be able to use YCSD devices and internet network. No devices for students in grades 3-5 will be issued until the students have both completed forms on file.


Included below are the online links for Rycor, MySchoolBucks, and PTA membership.


See you all on Tuesday,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 5

No school for students due to Labor Day Holiday


Wednesday, September 7

PTA Meeting at 5:30pm in our Library


Week of September 19-23

Fall Book Fair


Friday, September 30

Early Dismissal at 12:45 for K-5. Preschool will be dismissed at normal time.


Monday, October 3

Fall Picture Day at BMES

Parent Resources

Safety Drills at BMES

BMES will participate in building wide safety drills throughout the month. Drills include:

  • fire drills
  • lockdown drills
  • bus evacuation


Please reach out to our administration if you have any questions.

Breakfast and Lunch- Charged this year

All students will be charged for breakfast and lunch this school year unless they have qualified for our free and/or reduced lunch. Families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals as early as possible, using the online application or a printable form.


If you need to load money into your child's lunch account, please visit MySchoolBucks. Parents are also able to send in money with your child and the staff will deposit it into their lunch account. Cash and checks (made payable to Bethel Manor) are accepted.


Every Friday: we will sell ice cream for $1. The ice cream includes both dairy and non-dairy options. In order to prepare for your child to purchase ice cream, please send in money for their account or send in $1 to your child's teacher, labeled for ice cream.

FEV Tutor

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).

Learn more about FEV Tutor here:

Here are some helpful resources on how to use FEV Tutor:

If you have any questions about this free virtual tutoring program, please contact FEV Tutor directly at: va@fevtutor.com or call 855-763-2607. FEV's Support Team is happy to answer any questions.

Rycor- Online Forms

We are asking all families complete the Student Handbook Acknowledgment Form and Student/Parent Technology Usage Form on Rycor. We highly encourage all families to visit Rycor, the division’s secure forms and payment system, to complete all required forms prior to the first day of school. We will not be issuing devices to our students in grades 3-5 during the first two weeks of school until those forms are completed.


All students in PK-2 also needs these forms completed in order to use YCSD devices while in the classroom as part of their instructional activities.

PTA Updates

Have you joined the PTA?

Please don't forget to join the PTA or shop for school spirit wear at https://bmes.memberhub.com/store

September PTA Meeting

September 7 at 5:30- Discussion about PTA Reflections (student content)

September 7 at 6pm- Monthly Meeting in the library

Contact Us

Upcoming Absence

Please send an email to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us sharing your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.
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Let's Talk

The division’s customer service tool, Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD has been expanded to include schools. Let’s Talk! – Ask YCSD can be conveniently accessed on the yorkcountyschools.org website or through the YCSD Mobile App using your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.


To access the platform, click on the “Contact Us” button or simply click the Let's Talk! pop-out tab on the division website (the green tab on the right side of your computer screen or the green button on the bottom of your mobile screen). Then, select a topic to start a conversation and the appropriate staff member will respond.