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Fall 2020 Updates

  • To begin the 2020/21 school year, the Bethel School District, along with all other school districts in Pierce County, will be returning to school via 100% online learning. This decision was made with input from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to help ensure the health and safety of students, staff and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff have been preparing for an improved digital learning experience and will be prepared to provide quality online instruction to students as we begin the year.

    Visit for the latest information.


  • Family Access, where you’ve always gone to view class schedules, test scores, and health records, has been discontinued.

    ParentVUE is our new replacemnt. ParentVUE one part of the new Synergy system for managing student data. Synergy will provide a modern interface, improved communication tools, and dedicated apps for individual user groups.

    The ParentVUE web portal and mobile app will serve as direct lines to your child’s classroom – anytime, anywhere, and in any language, so you always have access to the information you need to help your child succeed.

    You’ll be able to see upcoming assignments so you’ll know what’s due, and when. You will have access to class websites with documents and teacher-recommended resources, grades for each class, and notifications about missing assignments. You can also sign up to receive alerts anytime your child’s grade falls below a level you specify.

    All of this shows up in real time, as soon as it’s posted.

    Both ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be available in Self Service on student iPads, on any web browser, or in the app store on your personal device.

    Are you a parent or guardian of an existing or returning student(s)?

    ParentVUE is the main portal to enroll new students and to complete the required annual information updates. Parents will receive an email to the address we have on file that describes the process for activating your ParentVUE account. Please follow the instructions within that email to activate your account. When you first sign in, you will view the Introduction page. Please read through this information and click "Continue" at the bottom to be guided through a process to validate your student's information. If you did not receive this email, please check your Junk or Spam folders. If you still did not receive it, please contact us at

    Are you new to the Bethel School District?

    Please visit our Enrollment page to begin Online Registration.


  • Sports

    The WIAA has said that sports will not resume until Pierce County is in Phase 3. You can get the latest updates from them at The latest updates from Bethel Rec can be found at

Important Days

  • (All dates subject to change)

    First Days

    • Grades 1-12, Sept. 3, 2020
    • Kindergarten, Sept. 9, 2020
    • Preschool, Sept. 9, 2020


    • Labor Day: September 7, 2020
    • Veterans Day: November 11, 2020
    • Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - 27, 2020
    • Winter Break: December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 18, 2021
    • Mid-Winter Break: February 12 -15, 2021
    • Spring Break: April 5 - 9, 2021
    • Memorial Day: May 31, 2021

    Last Day of School: June 22, 2021