Principal's Message for Families

6/14/21

Our Communities. Our Best, Then Better

Good morning,


This is the last full week, which means we have a lot to do. Wednesday will be our 8th grade drive-thru, Thursday and Friday will be iPad returns and then we have a short week next week.


Seth Humphrey

Principal, LMS

shumphrey@bethelsd.org

VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS 12 AND OLDER

Did you know kids 12 and older are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine? CLICK HERE for information regarding dates/times available in Pierce County.

THANK YOU FLAME PARENTS!

A special thank you to our FLAME (Friends of Liberty Advocates for Music Education) music booster parents! We cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our music students during this unique year. Thank you for all you do!

If you are interested in lending a helping hand to FLAME and our music students, please contact the music teachers and check out our website lmsflame.weebly.com for more information.
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UPDATE STUDENT INFORMATION

If there are any changes to your child's information, click here to see how to update it for us.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

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NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE

June 21-22


With 2 Lunches

2nd 8:10-9:30 (80 min.)

4th 9:35-11:15 (70 min.)

  • Lunch 1 10:00-10:30
  • Lunch 2 10:45-11:05 (Bring all belongings to lunch to transition to 6th period)

6th 11:20-12:40 (80 min.)

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Jun 16 - 8th grade farewell drive-thru 12-2pm

Jun 17-18, 21 - iPad/Hot Spot collection

Jun 22 - Last day of School


Aug 26-31 - Bridge for incoming 6th graders

Aug 31 - Get Your Stuff Day (2-6pm for 7th and 8th only)

Sep 6 - LABOR DAY

Sep 7 - First day of School

Sep 14 - Back to School (5-7pm)

PLANNING AHEAD

Students WILL be returning iPads and hotspots next week.


  • co-hort A, June 17
  • co-hort B, June 18
  • Remote, June 21


EARLY RELEASE DAYS


  • June 21--1 hour early release
  • June 22--1 hour early release
NEXT YEAR'S BELL SCHEDULE

Please click here for next year's bell schedules.

LIMITED OFFICE ACCESS

Due to the 8th grade drive-thru celebration on June 16 from 12-2, office access will be limited.

DISTRICT NOTEWORTHY NEWS

Graduation 2021

It is almost time for the Class of 2021 to walk across the graduation stage! Livestream links for Bethel, Challenger, Graham-Kapowsin, and Spanaway Lake high schools can all be found at: bethelsd.org/Graduation2021


Summer Meals

This summer, our amazing Child Nutrition team will be serving meals at three locations in the district! Curbside/Drive-up summer meal service starts on Monday, June 28 at Shining Mountain Elementary, Spanaway Lake High School, and Graham-Kapowsin High School.


Meals will be served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Summer meal service is FREE and open to ALL kids ages 1-18. Kids do not need to be BSD students.

  • Parents (or other adults) may pick up the meals. Kids do not need to be present at pick up.

  • Walk-ups are welcome, but there will be no on-site dining.

  • Meal bags will contain breakfast and lunch.

  • There will be no meal service on Monday, July 5th.


The summer meal program will run through July 30 at Shining Mountain and through August 13 at GKHS and SLHS.


Questions? Please call 253-800-3912.


Students! Earn extra credits this summer!

This summer, 9th through 12th grade students have the opportunity to earn extra credits toward graduation. Credit Retrieval Summer School Sessions will be held:

  • June 28 - July 16

  • July 19 - August 5

Students may attend one or both sessions. Each session will earn students 0.5 credits for each course successfully completed. Capacity is limited, so if you are interested, please fill out the Registration Form here: https://app.informedk12.com/link_campaigns/2020-21-summer-school-credit-retrieval-application-electronic-form?token=11BFgh8T7QobcGSjMopceR29


Quick Clicks

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2022 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS ANNOUNCED!

Battle books, 2021-22!!


Warcross

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told In Ten Blocks

Black brother, black brother

Ground Zero

White Bird

Becoming Muhammad Ali

Bloom

Turtle Boy

Hide and Seeker

Legend of Greg

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Trending: How and Why Things Get Popular

GET READY FOR iPAD RETURNS

Can you believe that the year is almost over?!

The library will be collecting books and iPads soon. Here's how you can be ready:

    1. Return your library books and textbooks/class novels. You can return books that belong to other schools to the LMS Library. If you have lost books on your record, start looking for them now--under your bed, on your bookshelf, in the car, etc. Fines will be issued for unreturned books.
    2. Start prepping your iPad. Back up your files, clean the iPad case, and make sure you have your charging cord and block (Apple brand only).
    3. Gather up any other devices/tech you may have, including Chromebooks, keyboards, hotspots, etc.

Damages will be assessed when iPads are collected, and fines may be issued for missing or damaged items. Please note that iPad Coverage does not cover the cord, block, or case.

The library will send out more information as we get closer to iPad Collection Day. Be on the lookout for this information.

Please contact the LMS Library with questions, (253) 800-6595 or mmacinnes@bethelsd.org.

EARLY RETURNS MUST BE APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATION! More information about your missing items and/or fines can be found by logging into Destiny Discover using your MyBethel credentials (lunch number and birthday password). Click the menu icon in the upper left, then click Checkouts and/or Fines.

Destiny Discover: https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/31434

Fines can be paid online: https://wa-bethel.intouchreceipting.com/

CALLING ALL BOOKS AND HOTSPOTS (repeat)



The school year will be over before we know it!

Please check your Destiny library account to see what you have checked out.

To do that, go to:

Destiny- Library Catalog

Choose Liberty Middle School

Login in the upper right corner the same way you log into MyBethel (lunch number and birthday)

Next, tap the My Info tab. You should see your iPad, a hot spot if you have one, and any textbooks and/or library you may have checked out.

There is a return bin just outside of the library doors. Place library and textbooks in the return bin.

If you have books from another school in the Bethel School District, we'll take those too!

iPads and Hotspots will be due back to Liberty during the final few school days in June.

Thank you so much!

HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR iPAD?

Try the suggestions on this page BEFORE contacting the library for assistance. You will be able to solve most issues on your own.

STUDENT HELP ZOOM LINK

Having technology difficulties, click here for live help 8:15-1:30! SCHOOL DAYS ONLY

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HOW DO I GET INTO CANVAS?

Click below for directions for Students or Parents.
HOW DO I USE CANVAS?

Click here to find out!

TALKING ABOUT RACE WITH KIDS

The district has these resources for staff, students and parents. If you need further assistance, please call 253.800.6500.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

For Tacoma and Pierce County

HOW TO ZOOM

Click here to learn how your child will meet with teachers via ZOOM.

Bethel School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator
Director of Athletics and Security: 253.800.6055, Email

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Executive Director of Special Education: 253.800.6920, Email

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Director of Equity and Achievement: 253.800.6035, Email

All individuals may be reached at this address: 516 176th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387.