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Upcoming Dates: Spring Break, Conferences
02/16/2024
Mark your calendars! Spring break is March 4-8. Parent Teacher Conferences will be March 20-21, 3-6 pm.
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ASB Meeting
02/16/2024
The Bethel Advisory School Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 pm, at Gladys Jung Elementary School. Agenda below.
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Cookies for Mushers
02/08/2024
M.E. students have always celebrated the K300 dog sled race with our K300 song and K300 reading challenge. This year we also brought back an old tradition of baking cookies for the K300 mushers.
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Superintendent Interviews
02/08/2024
The schedule for the superintendent candidate interviews includes focus groups, staff and community forums, and meetings with the school board, Feb. 12-13. Please see below for the full schedule.
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K300 Reading Challenge
01/18/2024
Our annual reading extravaganza has begun. This reading challenge celebrates our mushing heritage and the K300 and is open to all students. Students and parents track student's reading. See below for details.
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Bethel ASB Meeting Postponed
01/17/2024
Our ASB meeting has been postponed until next Wednesday, January 31st at 6:00 at GJE.
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Spring 2024 Bus Routes
01/02/2024
Please check out amended bus routes for this semester. There are additional stops added to the Kasayulie route to improve safety. Look forward to seeing you back at school Tuesday, January 9!
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Winter Break 2023
12/11/2023
M.E. School will be on winter break December 21 - January 8. December 20 will be an early release on a Friday schedule.
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Winter Program
12/11/2023
Our Winter Program will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6 pm at BRHS. Students, arrive by 5:30. There will also be a book fair in the BRHS lobby!
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December Newsletter
12/11/2023
Check out our December Newsletter for info. on spirit week this week, our Holiday Program, and lots more.
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Book Fair, Dec. 4-6
11/22/2023
We will be hosting a book fair Dec. 4-6. It's a great way to support our school, your student's reading, and do some Christmas shopping! Come shop from 3:15-6 pm.
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M.E. News
11/21/2023
Our most recent newsletter with information on excused absences, upcoming dates, a book fair!, and more.
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No School Friday, Nov. 10
11/06/2023
There will be no school Friday, Nov. 10, for M.E. School, GJE, & BRHS.
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Picture Day Coming Up!
09/15/2023
School picture day for ME will be Friday, October 6. Community photos will be taken at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Thursday, Oct. 5.
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September Newsletter
Sept. 15 Newsletter
09/15/2023
Here's today's newsletter, chock full of helpful information, upcoming dates, and musher news! Hope to see you @ roller skating tonight!
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M.E. Spirit Week, Sept 11-15
09/11/2023
Ready to show some ME School Spirit? It's spirit week! Let's see those silly socks, crazy hair, qaspeqs, team colors, and ME colors!
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Notice of ASB Vacancy
09/06/2023
The Bethel Advisory School Board has four seats open. If you are interested in running for one of these seats, please write a letter of intent to run by Sept. 18.
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Fall Break Sept. 4-8
08/31/2023
A reminder that our Fall Break is September 4-8.
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Prearranged Absence Form
08/25/2023
Planning to be out of town? on vacation? You will need to complete a Prearranged Absence Form and turn it in prior to your child's scheduled absence.
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Emergency Contact
08/24/2023
Check you child's backpack for an Emergency Contact Form this Friday. Please fill it out and return next week.
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August 2023 Newsletter
08/21/2023
Check out our August newsletter for schedule information, dismissal procedures, our daily schedule, and more.
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Bethel ASB Meeting August 22
08/16/2023
The August Bethel ASB Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 22, 6 pm at Gladys Jung Elementary. See agenda below.
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Food Service/Wellness Committee
08/16/2023
Staff, parents and community members who are interested in participating in a Food Service/Wellness Advisory Committee for LKSD are welcome to fill out the form below.
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Safety Advisory Committee
08/15/2023
Staff, parents and community members who are interested in participating in a Safety Advisory Committee for LKSD are welcome to fill out the form below.
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Back to School Info
08/07/2023
Looking for info on start time/day? bus schedules? open house? Check it all out below.
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Kindergarten Enrollment
08/04/2023
Enroll your Kindergarten student now! We are open 8-4 for enrollment. Kindergarten screenings take place Tuesday, Wednesday, August 8 & 9. Kindergarten begins Aug. 11.
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Farewell and Welcome!
06/12/2023
We bid farewell to our principal of 9 years, Jazz Lavalle, and welcome incoming principal, Kellie Umphrey.
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Summer School 2023
05/26/2023
Summer school starts Tues., May 30, and runs through Friday, June 9. See below for more info, and a link to bus schedules.
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Last-Day Picnic!
05/22/2023
It's our last week of school! Join us for a last-day picnic this Wednesday, May 24! Details below.
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Free Meals Delivered to your Mailbox this Summer!
05/19/2023
Get meals delivered to your mail box for free this summer! Call the number below between May 15-May 29 to enroll.
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ASB Meeting Monday May 8
05/08/2023
We'll have our regular ASB meeting combined with the ASB & Community Interview of our candidate on Monday, 5/8/23 in the GJE Library (& also via Zoom) starting at 6pm.
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May 2023 Newsletter
04/28/2023
See our most recent newsletter below, with upcoming dates and important information for the remainder of the year.
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Memorial for Mrs. Raines
04/27/2023
Join us for a celebration of life this Saturday for our much-loved teacher, colleague, and friend, Mrs. Lanay Raines. Memory eternal, Mrs. Raines.
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Kindergarten Roundup, April 19, 20
04/17/2023
Get your child(ren) enrolled for kindergarten 23-24 and ask any questions you may have about kindergarten. Must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023, to enroll.
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April Newsletter
04/06/2023
Our newsletter this month has important information on Saturday school, placement policies, upcoming dates and events, how to win pool passes, and much more.
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Vaping and our students
04/05/2023
Join our Bethel Advisory School Board, school administrators, and community partners for a discussion about vaping and our students on April 18 @BRHS. We want to help you as parents and community members support our students and their well-being.
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Calendar update
Saturday School April 15
03/29/2023
Our makeup day for the cancellation due to the March 20 water outage is Saturday, April 15. On Friday, April 14, we will release students at 2:30. On Saturday, April 15, we will release students at 1:30.
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Food Service Survey
03/16/2023
**Deadline extended to end of March** We encourage parents, students and elders to take our food service survey to help provide the best service we can to our community.
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March 2023 Newsletter
03/03/2023
See our March newsletter for upcoming dates and more!
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School Climate Survey 2023
02/17/2023
Each year families are asked to complete a Family School Climate Connectedness Survey. Your input is valuable to us! Please see the survey link below.
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4-H Center Scheduling Updates
02/02/2023
Thurs., Feb. 2 and Fri., Feb. 3 there will be NO after-school programming due to a staff shortage. Also, the regular schedule has changed; see important updates below.
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February 2023 Newsletter
02/01/2023
Our February newsletter has upcoming dates and an amended calendar to reflect our recently scheduled weather makeup days.
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2023 K300 Reading Race: Ready, Set, READ!
01/11/2023
Our annual reading extravaganza begins this Friday, January 13! This reading race celebrates our mushing heritage and the K300 and is open to all students. Students and parents track student's reading with a race map. See below for details.
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December 2022 Newsletter
12/15/2022
Our December newsletter has information on upcoming holiday events, roller skating (expanded times!), attendance rewards and more!
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School Picture Retakes
11/23/2022
School picture retakes have been scheduled. Click below for more information.
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November 29 ASB Meeting
11/18/2022
The Bethel ASB Meeting that was scheduled for Nov. 22 has been postponed. It will be held on November 29, 2022 at 6pm in the GJE Library with a Zoom attendance option. See agenda below.
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Thanksgiving Break
11/17/2022
We will have early release for Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:30 pm. Have a safe and happy holiday!
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LKSD Board Vacant Seat
11/07/2022
Public Notice: Request for Applications for LKSD Board Section IV, Seat F
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October 25 ASB Meeting
10/25/2022
The October 25 ASB Meeting will be held in person at Gladys Jung Elementary School at 6 pm, or you can meet with us via Zoom. See agenda below.
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Attendance Incentives
10/21/2022
Welcome to the 2nd quarter...let's make it a good one! Attendance is so important for students success so we have some prizes to encourage regular attendance.
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Little Folks Halloween Carnival
10/21/2022
The Little Folks Halloween Carnival is back! It will be held at the BRHS Cafeteria, 6-9 pm, Friday, Oct. 28. (During the BRHS Carnival in the gym.)
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ASB Meeting Oct. 11
10/11/2022
The Bethel Advisory School Board will meet by Zoom at 6 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for a special meeting. Agenda below.
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Parent Teacher Conferences October 18-19
10/05/2022
M.E. is holding parent teacher conferences, October 18 and 19, with early release at 1:30 pm each day. Conferences at appointment. A reminder: no school Friday, Oct. 14.
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School Pictures Oct. 13-14
10/03/2022
M.E. School pictures will be Oct. 13. Community pictures will be Oct. 14 at Ayaprun Elitnaurvik School, 5-7 pm.
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Sept 21 Newsletter
09/21/2022
See below for our latest newsletter which includes information on upcoming meetings, showcases and more.
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Two Vacant ASB Seats
09/07/2022
The Bethel Advisory School Board has two seats open. If you are interested in running for one of these seats, please see the notice below.
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Dismissal Information
08/17/2022
Need reminders/information on dismissal times and procedures? Check below for all the details, and watch for information on a dismissal app, coming soon.
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Bus Route Changes Effective Aug. 16
08/15/2022
Our bus schedule is changing starting Tuesday, Aug. 16.
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Kindergarten Bike Build
08/08/2022
Thanks to the generosity of All Kids Bike and Logan Hastie, ME School is inviting kindergarteners and their families to build bikes from kits with us this Friday, August 12.
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Updated COVID-19 Protocols
08/03/2022
New Covid Protocols have been approved. Note that the board has voted to make masking optional at all levels. Please click through and see the full document and superintendent's letter.
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Back to School Information 2022-23
08/01/2022
For all your Back-to-school information for M.E., including our schedule, meet-your-teacher event, upcoming dates, and school supplies list. Also, we're looking for aides!
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Mark your Calendars for Back-to-School Events
06/02/2022
Office opens for registration Aug. 1***Kindergarten Screenings by appt Aug 9-10***Meet Your Teacher Open House, Aug 11, 4-6 pm.
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Summer Break
06/02/2022
M.E. will be closed for the summer June 11 - July 31. We will reopen August 1. School resumed August 10 for Grades 1 and 2, Kindergarten begins August 12. See our full calendar for the 2022-23 school year under our Calendar tab.
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Low/Medium Risk Level this Week
05/16/2022
Bethel Schools have moved to low/medium risk level for the week of May 16.
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2022-23 School Calendar
05/03/2022
The school calendar for the 2022-23 school year has been posted. Mark your calendars!
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Parent Teacher Conferences Spring 2022
02/25/2022
ME School will have parent teacher conferences after school March 22-24 by appointment with teachers.
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School Climate Survey
02/21/2022
The School Climate and Connectedness Survey is an opportunity for you to help us learn what we are doing well and areas where we need to improve.
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February 2022 Newsletter
02/18/2022
Upcoming dates, updated COVID-19 policies and more.
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Updated LKSD Covid-19 Protocols
01/14/2022
The CDC recently updated its guidance for K-12 schools, and regional school districts have received updated guidance from YKHC as well. In response, LKSD has updated their COVID-19 Protocols.
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Ready, Set, Read!
01/14/2022
M.E.'s annual Kuskokwim 300 Reading Race begins Mon., Jan. 17! See below for rules, and a link to the checklist.
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Testing Kits
01/11/2022
ME School has an at-home rapid COVID test kit ready for each student at school. Please click for more information.
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Welcome Back, Mushers!
01/09/2022
School is back in session for M.E. Wednesday, January 12. Click below for some more back-to-school information.
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Winter Break Starts Wednesday
12/20/2021
Tuesday is an early release day (as on Friday schedule) and the last day of school for 2021. Students return to school on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. We wish you a very happy holiday!
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Online Christmas Program
12/16/2021
M.E. classes are preparing videos for an online Christmas performance that will be played over Zoom at about 10 am on 12/21/21. Parents can watch using the code we also use for Friday Morning Zoom Assemblies. (see below)
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December 2021 Newsletter
12/03/2021
Our December newsletter is full of helpful and important information and upcoming dates.
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Help Keep Our Students Warm!
11/17/2021
M.E. School is looking for new or lightly used winter gear for our students.
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Bethel ASB Meeting November 18
11/16/2021
The Bethel Schools Advisory School Board will meet virtually at 6:00 PM on Thursday November 18th, 2021.
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Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
11/15/2021
Wednesday, November 24, will be an early release day (1:30). We have no school on Nov. 25th and Nov. 26th. We wish your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
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Emergency ASB Meeting
11/05/2021
There will be an emergency ASB Meeting tonight, Friday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm. See agenda below for details and Zoom info.
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M.E. Vaccination Clinic
Vaccination Clinic Coming Soon
10/28/2021
Following the FDC authorization and CDC recommendations, YKHC will hold a vaccination clinic in our school. If you would like your child to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, please fill out the form that is being sent home.
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Bethel ASB Meeting Oct. 26
10/25/2021
The Bethel Schools ASB will meet virtually at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Agenda and Zoom info below.
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Spirit Week, Oct. 25-29
10/22/2021
Halloween week is Spirit Week! Get ready to wear your costumes on Friday with a week of themed dress-up days.
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October 19 ASB Meeting
10/18/2021
Join us via Zoom for our October 19 ASB Meeting at 6 pm.
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Bethel ASB Election Results
Bethel ASB Election Results
10/18/2021
Please click below for the election results for the three open seats on the Bethel Advisory School Board.
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October 2021 Newsletter
10/11/2021
See our most recent newsletter for updates on parent teacher conferences, parking lot safety, COVID-19 information, and more.
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Keeping Our Schools Safe and Open
10/06/2021
What steps is LKSD taking to keep our schools safe and open? How can you help with our mitigation efforts? Please read Superintendent Hankins' letter and consider signing up for optional COVID-19 screening tests.
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Seats Open on Bethel's ASB
09/13/2021
The Bethel Advisory School Board has three seats open. Letters of intent to run for the ASB should be delivered to a Bethel principal by Sept. 20.
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August 2021 Newsletter
08/30/2021
Our recent newsletter has helpful information including a calendar of upcoming dates and COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and symptom monitoring information.
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Fall Break 2021
08/25/2021
As teachers meet for the district inservice, students have a break from school, August 30 - Sept 6. School resumes after Labor Day, Sept 7. Traveling? See our travel protocols for returning students.
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Covid-19 Testing at M.E.
08/20/2021
LKSD encourages all students and staff to participate in routine screening testing. In order to do so, please complete the form that has been sent home with your student and click below for more information.
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Picker Upper Updates
08/20/2021
Picker-Uppers will now be released after bussing students, starting at 2:05 Monday-Thursday, and 1:35 Fridays. Please use your signs, and click below for more info. Thank you!
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Welcome Back Update
08/18/2021
Superintendent Hankins shares important information, updates, and announcements on our return to school policies and procedures, fall sports, and our upcoming board meeting on Thursday night.
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Parent Reminders
08/13/2021
What do you do if your child has any symptoms of illness? When can your student come to school after travel?
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Friday Early Release
08/13/2021
Bethel Schools Release 30 minutes early on Fridays. M.E. dismissal is 1:30. To avoid the most crowded part of dismissal, we recommend parents come to pick up their children between 1:35pm and 1:55pm on Fridays.
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Bus Schedule
08/10/2021
The bus schedules for ME and for all Bethel Schools are available. Please make sure to read the bussing protocols and talk to your children about riding the bus safely. Masking and social distancing will be required.
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School Start/End Times
08/06/2021
School starts August 11 with M.E. doors open at 7:45 am and classes starting at 8:15 am. Bus schedules will be published the beginning of next week. Please click for more information on start/end times for all Bethel schools.
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M.E. Hours, Arrival/Dismissal Info
03/23/2021
Guardians, please take note of our building hours, and arrival and dismissal information. Our efforts to keep students healthy and in school require us to be strict with our safety and supervision plans.
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