Principal's Message for Families
Our Communities. Our Best, Then Better
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.
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.
If there are any changes to your child's information, click here to see how to update it for us.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE
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.)
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)
- 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
LIMITED OFFICE ACCESS
DISTRICT NOTEWORTHY NEWS
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
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
- Congresswoman Kim Schrier visited our district recently! https://www.facebook.com/BethelSD/posts/10158728404559892
- Frederickson Elementary introduced a Movement Pathway in school to give students a chance to refocus their brains, calm themselves, and get a bit of exercise. https://www.facebook.com/BethelSD/videos/235304981326123
- The Pierce County Library’s Summer Reading Program is underway! https://summerreading.pcls.us/
- The county has a number of upcoming COVID-19 clinics. https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/diseases/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information
- We're hiring school bus drivers and we provide in-house CDL training! https://www.applitrack.com/bethelsd/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Transportation
- Registration for the 2021/22 school year is now open! Register now! https://www.bethelsd.org/welcome
2022 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS ANNOUNCED!
Battle books, 2021-22!!
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told In Ten Blocks
Black brother, black brother
Becoming Muhammad Ali
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:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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 email@example.com.
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
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:
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!
Try the suggestions on this page BEFORE contacting the library for assistance. You will be able to solve most issues on your own.
Having technology difficulties, click here for live help 8:15-1:30! SCHOOL DAYS ONLY
HOW DO I GET INTO CANVAS?
The district has these resources for staff, students and parents. If you need further assistance, please call 253.800.6500.
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.