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  • 5th Grade Parent Night

    Posted by JULIE SHULTZ-BARTLETT on 5/17/2020

    Parents of incoming 6th graders: We are excited to welcome you to Bethel Middle School! Please plan to attend our May 28th parent information night at 6 pm. A Zoom link will be sent to you so you can participate in the evening.

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  • Locker Clean Out

    Posted by JULIE SHULTZ-BARTLETT on 5/17/2020

    Locker Clean Out at Bethel Middle School

     

    May 18 -- 10 am - 2 pm

    May 19 -- 3 pm - 7 pm

    May 20 -- 10 am - 2 pm

     

    You may drop in anytime during these windows. Please observe social distancing measures. We ask that you wear a mask if you have one. Please maintain 6 ft of distance between you and other students and staff. We will be limiting the number of people who enter the building.

    Please bring a bag to carry out your belongings. We will key open lockers, so no need to remember your combination. PE lockers can be emptied also. 

    Medication pick up is available. You will need ID to pick up the medication.

    Any items not picked up will be bagged and stored until June 20th.

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  • Attendance During Distance Learning

    Posted by JULIE SHULTZ-BARTLETT on 4/29/2020

    Attendance during distance learning will be recorded in the following manner:

    Present -- Student fully engages in the learning. They attend zoom classes, turn-in school work, respond to email surveys, and are involved in the class.

     

    Tardy -- Student partially engages in learning. They may attend a zoom meeting, but do not do any of the work. or They may turn in a small assignment, but not show effort in the work they submit. Work and participation is inconsistent.

     

    Absent -- Student is not engaged in learning. They do not attend zoom meetings, or attend in name only and do not participate in the class, reply to emails, turn in work, or respond to requests for engagement. 

     

    Teachers will take attendance each Monday. It is a reflection of work from the week before. 

     

    Students who are absent will receive calls home to remind parents to have students engage. If a student regularly does not engage, then their iPad will be shut off until they contact the school. 

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  • Middle and High School Grading

    Posted by NICOLE THOMPSON on 4/28/2020

    Middle and High School Grading 

    The guidelines for grading during the COVID 19 public health emergency at the middle and high school levels in the Bethel School District have been finalized and are listed below. These guidelines align with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI’s) guidance for grading during remote learning.

    Middle school students will earn an A, B, C, or Inc. (incomplete) for all courses they are enrolled in. Teachers will determine and inform students what constitutes an A, B, C, or Inc. For students who receive an Inc., teachers may allow the student extra time to demonstrate competency on the standards. As middle school students progress into the 2020-21 school year, grades from this trimester will be used by teachers to develop lessons designed to meet student learning needs. Students enrolled in high school Algebra will follow the high school grading practices.

    High school students will receive an A, B, C, or Inc. (incomplete), for all courses they are enrolled in. Teachers will determine and inform students what constitutes an A, B, C, or Inc. Grades students earn will be based on the student’s demonstration of competency of the standards that have been modified for remote learning. Students who receive an Inc. will need to demonstrate competence on the required standards to convert the Inc. to a grade. This could include re-enrolling in the course, making plans with the teacher to allow the student extra time to demonstrate competency on the standards or, in unique circumstances, creating an alternative plan with a counselor/administrator to demonstrate meeting standards for the course to move the Inc. to an A, B, or C. Accommodations/modifications for grading and/or credits outlined in a student’s IEP will be honored.

    High school students in Bethel are completing an entire trimester of courses in the remote learning setting. We understand that the circumstances of the pandemic and the remote learning setting are creating challenges for many students and families. We want to encourage all students to make every effort they can to engage in their courses. However, for students who are not able to engage in their course work, we will work with them to assure they continue to be “on track” for graduation. A benefit to the newly implemented trimester system is current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will have flexibility in their schedule to re-enroll in a course where an Inc. is issued.

    If you need additional assistance, please reach out to your counselor, teacher, advisor, or a building administrator.

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  • Bethel Middle School Distance Learning Schedule

    Posted by JULIE SHULTZ-BARTLETT on 4/20/2020

    The Bethel Middle School Distance Learning Schedule is found through this link.

    Bethel Middle School Distance Learning Schedule

    Student will find their zoom invite and links in their Canvas course and/or via an email.  Questions should be directed to the teacher.

     

     

     6th grade classes 7th Grade Classes 8th grade classes 6-8 Classes

     

     

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  • IPAD Insurance and Forms

    Posted by BMS on 6/16/2019

    Student iPad Info

    Required Forms and Paperwork

    Hold Harmless and Insurance due by 9/6 Distribution begins Aug 29th. Online directions located here: https://www.bethelsd.org/Page/3761

    Students will need to have these three completed forms turned in before they receive their iPad.  
    1. Hold Harmless Agreement
    2. Bethel School District iPad Device Coverage Program
    3. BSD Student iPad Expectations
    *iPad Coverage is not mandatory
     
    During the summer, ipad forms and coverage are availabe on-line via the shopping cart icon, or family access through District Links Pay Fees. Look at On-Line Directions here .
     
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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Posted by BMS on 10/30/2018

    Visit Paypams to complete a new free and reduced lunch application by October 1st. You can also pre-load money to your student lunch account.

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Principal's Message

  • Bulldogs, 

     

    Our school mission is to prepare students, academically and socially, for career, college, and beyond. Bethel Middle staff is committed to providing excellent and caring education and services to our students.

    That mission has not changed with the closure of the school building. We have moved to distance learning, during a global pandemic. We know that this is not what anyone wanted. We miss our students. We miss seeing our parents at school. We miss seeing sporting events, dances, and celebrations. It is difficult for everyone, but we are striving for our students. 

    We appreciate the community support for our 1:1 learning initiatives over the past 5 years.  We are comfortable with ipads, and so learning can continue. Our teachers have designed learning around a flipped model. We value the flexibility that this model presents for teachers, students, and families. Students will find most of their learning online through the CANVAS sites for each class. Weekly Zoom class will take place to both answer questions and further learning. We know that students will need to work at their own pace and that learning can be difficult when they are alone. We have selected a pace which we hope will introduce new learning and key concepts to help prepare students for their future work. 

    This time is difficult for everyone. We have counselors and social workers available to support you. If you are in need of additional resources or help, call 253-800-7200, and leave a message. Someone will return your call. 

    We wish you all a safe and healthy spring. 

    Go Bulldogs,

    Julie Shultz-Bartlett

    Principal

     

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