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      • Join Team Bethel

        If you'd like to join Team Bethel, we'd love to have you! We have full time, part time, and substitute openings working with students of all levels – child nutrition workers, paraeducators, nurses, bus drivers, custodians, coaches and more! Visit jobs.bethelsd.org to see our current openings.  

        National Suicide Prevention Month

        September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Click here to see how you can help https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/promote-national-suicide-prevention-month/?fbclid=IwAR2ZITJ4VjUu9AusKMbcp2mM6-Iu4Q62dhtIvwCRjEqDzOhEFz_o5EG-4lc 


        Attention Seniors! Set yourself up for success by completing your 2022-23 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2021. Learn more at https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out 

        ABC Day 2022

        Even though there is no ABC Day this year, we're looking forward to its hopeful return on October 1, 2022! https://youtu.be/2nWjPyNqi-0 

        Masks required at varsity football games

        Everyone 5 years and older in Pierce County must wear a face covering at any outdoor event with 500 or more people in attendance, regardless of their vaccination status. This mandate impacts all varsity football games because more than 500 people attend them. Additionally, with rising COVID cases, concession stands will not be operating at this time. We will re-evaluate opening concession stands in the future. Finally, students are not permitted to bring backpacks to football games. Thank you for adhering to these policies so our students can continue to compete this season.

      Feature Stories

      School Board Recap

      • School Board Meeting Recap 9-14-21


        Strategic Plan

        During the Board’s Study Session, Brian Loffer, Director of Assessment and Highly Capable Programs, reviewed the progress we’ve made towards our strategic plan with measures updated with data from the 2020-21 school year.  A Strategic Plan Executive Summary 2020-21 was shared that summarizes progress towards each goal with a lens of equity and overall trends.

        Policy Adoption

        As part of the continuing goal to review and update all school board policies as necessary and through an equity lens, the following policies were presented for second reading and adoption. No changes were made since the First Reading on August 24, 2021. 

        1822 Training and Development For Board Members

        2420 Grading and Progress Reports

        3110 Qualification of Attendance And Placement

        3116 Students in Foster Care

        3122 Excused and Unexcused Absences

        3231 Student Records

        3520 Student Fees, Fines and Charges

        5515 Workforce Secondary Traumatic Stress (NEW)

        6800 Operations and Maintenance Of School Property


        Summer Institute

        Shawn Simpson and Andrea Landes presented an overview of courses offered and highlighted district initiatives and staff participation. They also provided information on next steps to continue the work that occurred during this year’s Summer Institute. 

        Capital Facilities Plan

        An annual update to the Capital Facilities Plan establishes the level of service standards for school facilities, provides a financial plan for capital improvements, and is a requirement of Pierce County as a prerequisite to allowing for the collection of school impact fees. Impact fee revenue is used to defray the costs of adding student capacity to our facilities. 

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