BMES Family Weekly Update

Week of February 6- February 12, 2022

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Message from Principal Wagner

February 6, 2022


Good evening BMES families,


This week is another full week of teaching and learning at Bethel Manor. Our students are working hard in this quarter of their school year. I have some newly developed updates to share regarding arrival and dismissal.


This past week, we were made aware of the construction that begins Monday at the Langley Housing Chapel. This construction will impact our student's arrival and dismissal locations because we believe that Langley will be closing off access to the chapel parking lot. If this is the case, we ask for your patience as we attempt to aid in vehicle and foot traffic. If you can walk rather than drive when picking up your child, it is recommended because of the lack of parking that might be available.


We are asking parents to use the 2 way crosswalk at dismissal in front of the Langley Chapel Annex building to gain access to BMES rather than using the chapel parking lot. In addition, we are asking that if you drive, please honor the flow of the BMES school parking lot during arrival and dismissal. Please come into the parking lot at the gate closest to Big Bethel Rd and exit through the gate closest to chapel. These entrances are not 2 way entrances so please enter and exit accordingly adhering to the signage.


Starting tomorrow, our Kindergarten students will be dismissed out the front door rather than door B1. Please plan to meet your child's kindergarten teacher by their dismissal sign on the front sidewalk immediately out the front door. All kindergarten teachers will share class specific information as well with parents. Parents, please share this information with any caregiver as well as older siblings that come to their Kindergarten sibling for pick-up.


This Thursday, all students will be coming home with their Quarter 2 report card. Please don't forget to sign the report card envelope and return to your child's teacher on Friday.


Lastly, if you want your child to join the BMES staff for Football Friday, please send your child to school wearing their favorite sport team on 2/11. We will be celebrating the upcoming Super Bowl with staff and students.


Warm Regards,

Mrs. Wagner

Upcoming Events

February 10, 2022

Report Cards will be issued in print and through Aspen.

February 11, 2022

Staff will be dressing their favorite sport team attire. Students are welcome to participate but they do not have to.

February 17, 2022

Current 5th Grade parents ONLY.


Rising 6th Grade Virtual Parent University- Info Session for Tabb Middle School. A link will be sent to parents when the date gets closer in a separate email from Mrs. Wagner.

February 16, 2022

PTA Bingo for Books-- Join us for this night of family fun!!! Have fun from the comfort of your own home playing BINGO with classmates and friends via Zoom!! To make your reservation click the link below 👇


https://www.eventcreate.com/e/bmes-pta-bingo-for-books

February 21, 2022

All YCSD schools and offices will be closed on February 21, 2022 in observance of President's Day.

February 22, 2022

Join us in a spirit day wearing tie dye, ties, or even tutu's!

February 25

Wear Red for the American Heart Association. Mr. Carel is conducting a fundraiser and great opportunities throughout PE for our students to learn about a healthy heart and mind.

March 11

March 11 will be an early dismissal for students.


  • No preschool students attend on an early dismissal day.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be served

Parent Resources

Attendance Emails

Our current attendance secretary Kristi Kuhnle's last day at BMES is Tuesday.


If you are familiar with sending her emails directly, please begin to send attendance emails directly to bmeattendance@ycsd.york.va.us.

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).


https://www.yorkcountyschools.org/parents/studentInfo/backtoSchool/tutoring.html

COVID Updates

COVID Notice

The division’s COVID-19 Dashboard continues to be updated daily to reflect the members of the Bethel Manor Elementary school community who have entered isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19. For the latest data for our school, please refer to the Dashboard. Additionally, staff members have notified all individuals who were identified as close contacts, as defined by the Virginia Department of Health. If you have not been contacted personally, your children were not considered close contacts. Information regarding contact tracing and quarantine requirements is available in the division’s Safe Return Plan.

Local COVID Testing Center

Appointment-based Community Testing Centers (CTCs)


VDH will open nine appointment-based Community Testing Centers (CTCs) in response to public demands for additional COVID-19 testing. The new centers will be located near or on the same property as the Community Vaccination Centers which have been operating since last October. Appointments are required; schedule an appointment using VASE+.


NOTE: The testing center location will be posted on VASE+ as appointments are available.
Inclement weather may impact the opening of clinics. Please check VASE+ before going to a clinic.

Hampton on Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

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.