Welcome back from Winter Vacation! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and you are ready to come back to school. Thanks in advance for reading this email and taking note of important events and schedule changes for the month of January. Have a wonderful month!
January 8: School resumes! Welcome back!
Bethel School District Building Bond
In November 2018, a School Construction Bond failed just 307 votes shy of the required 60% supermajority. This was the fourth failed bond attempt since 2016. We are quickly running out of options for housing our growing population of students, and we are almost out of space to house portable classrooms. The Bethel School District is running the bond again and February bond is very similar to the bond voters saw in November. There are a few small changes based on community feedback, but the overall cost is the same. If approved, the bond would build three brand new schools, including a brand new Bethel High School. It would also renovate and expand six of our other schools, including a new Challenger High School! Please be on the look-out for your ballot and be sure to VOTE by February 12th!
Are You Registered to Vote?
The deadline to register online to vote in the February bond election is January 14. If you are not already registered to vote, please do so today. It only takes two minutes. www.sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx
Late Arrival Day: January 16th
Wednesday, January 16th is a 2-hour late start day for the Bethel School District. We will not have busing or scheduled classes at Challenger on this day. Teachers will be available from 11:30 - 2:30 pm for Open Labs if students and get themselves to campus.
Martin Luther King Day: January 21st
We will have no school on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
End of 2nd Term: January 31st
Thursday, January 31st is the last day of Term 2 and it is also a ½ day grading day for teachers. We will not have busing or scheduled classes at Challenger on this day. Teachers will be available for Open Labs 8:00 - 11:00 am if students can get themselves to campus.
Start of 3rd Term: February 1st
Friday, February 1st is the start of 3rd Term. Students can see their schedules using their iPads and the Skyward app.