BPS District Newsletters

Bethel Public Schools E-News

“Our Primary Purpose is to Improve Student Achievement”

Weekly Newsletter

Superintendent's News:

  • District Strategic Plan & District Dashboard Update

  • District Wellness Policy

  • Community Health Needs Assessment

Updates & Reminders:

  • BHS Graduation can be viewed LIVE

  • Free Summer Meals

  • 2022-2023 School Lunch Prices

  • First Student is Hiring

  • Reminder - New Time Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Family Resources

BPS District Dashboard

The District Dashboard is a tool available with data and information about our students, schools, and District. You can access it from the District website under the Board of Education drop down menu BPS Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and District Dashboard. The information is extracted from a number of resources and presented on the Dashboard in one place. See the Board’s communication regarding the District Dashboard.

Bethel Board of Education Meetings

All Board of Education meetings are now currently being held only in-person at the Board of Education Offices, Meeting Room E, Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street, at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted). (Masks are required)

Board of Education meeting agendas are posted with Town Clerk’s Office.

Prior Board of Education meeting videos can also be found on our website via BEtv under the Board of Education Channel or click here: Bethel Board of Education TV (Prior Meeting Videos On-Demand)

Family-School Partnership

The Family School Partnership Committee and Bethel Schools introduce the Parent Network Facebook Pages!

Questions about school policies, homework, special events, etc., at our schools? Join the Berry Parent Network, Rockwell Parent Network, Johnson Parent Network, BMS Parent Network or the Bethel High School Parent Network on Facebook. These friendly forums, designed to support K-12 families, allow parents to post questions, give advice and provide resources to other parents. We encourage all to join!

How to join:

@BethelCTSuper

christinelcarver

BethelPublicSchoolsCT

Bethel Public Schools

BEtv

BPS Website

How Do I Receive School & District Information?

Community members/parents have asked, “How do I get copies of fliers, notices, etc.? and How do I know what is going on?”

All of the information previously distributed by paper in backpacks is provided to parents via email in the weekly newsletters (school and district). Making copies is not environmentally or fiscally responsible. Also, the district newsletters are available on our website.

If you, as a parent/guardian, are not receiving it, please check your spam folder, check in the PowerSchool Parent Portal to ensure your email information is correct, if neither is the case, please contact your child’s school directly to resolve the issue.

Parents receive the school and district newsletters automatically using the email contact information in PowerSchool. If you know of a community member interested in opting-in to receive this newsletter, they can sign up using the link under the Superintendent's page of our website at www.bethel.k12.ct.us.

BPS App!

Check out the App for the Bethel Public Schools. If you go into your App Store and type in Bethel Public Schools, you should be able to install it for free. We are hoping that the App can provide you quick mobile access to information commonly requested. Our calendars, time schedules, social media feeds, athletic schedules, district social media, lunch menus, etc. are all in the App. You can call the schools from the App. After you download the App, you will be prompted to select the schools from which you want to get information. Essentially, this is the "news", push notifications and the "events calendar". This is a screen shot of what the App looks like.

Previous Newsletters

Superintendent's News:

  • BHS Graduation can be viewed LIVE

  • IMPORTANT HEALTH OFFICE INFORMATION

  • Reminder - New Time Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year

Updates & Reminders:

  • Family Summer Kick-Off Today!

  • BHS Graduation can be viewed LIVE

  • Walking Dogs in the Educational Complex

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • Family Summer Kickoff

  • School Security - Parent Session Monday, June 6th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bethel Middle School Auditorium

  • Walking Dogs in the Educational Complex

Updates & Reminders:

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • School Security

Updates & Reminders:

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 30th - Memorial Day Observed

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • District Baseline Data Report

  • WCSA/CAPSS Superintendent Award for 2022

  • CABE Student Leadership Award for 2022

Updates & Reminders:

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 27th - Professional Learning Day - Early Dismissal K-12

  • May 30th - Memorial Day Observed

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • Parent Survey Feedback

Updates & Reminders:

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 27th - Professional Learning Day - Early Dismissal K-12

  • May 30th - Memorial Day Observed

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • Social-Emotional Curriculum

  • COVID Update & Test Kit Availability

  • Parent Survey Feedback

  • Multi-Sport Turf Complex Update

  • BMS Presents Seussical Jr.

  • Mock Car Crash Assembly at Bethel High School

Updates & Reminders:

  • BMS Presents Seussical Jr.

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 27th - Professional Learning Day - Early Dismissal K-12

  • May 30th - Memorial Day Observed

  • June 17th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • Staff Appreciation

  • New Director of Finance and Business Operations

  • Multi-Sport Turf Complex

  • BHS Ranks 40th in the State!

  • COVID Update & Test Kit Availability

Updates & Reminders:

  • Bethel Education Foundation - Honor a Teacher

  • Summer’s BEST CAMP K and SUMMER FUN ART

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 27th - Professional Learning Day - Early Dismissal K-12

  • May 30th - Memorial Day Observed

Superintendent's News:

  • Budget Update

  • Reminders - BHS Graduation & BMS Moving Up Ceremony Dates

  • Program Recognitions, Winterguard & Best Communities for Music Education

  • STEAM Expo

Updates & Reminders:

  • Bethel Education Foundation - Honor a Teacher

  • Summer’s BEST CAMP K and SUMMER FUN ART

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 27th - Professional Learning Day - Early Dismissal K-12

Superintendent's News:

  • Parent University Last Session - DO NOT MISS OUT!

  • COVID Home Tests

  • Mock Car Crash Assembly at Bethel High School

  • Budget Update Annual Town Meeting on the Town and School Budgets s on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM in the Bethel Middle School Auditorium

Updates & Reminders:

  • Parent University - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - The Effects of Social Media on Children & Teens

  • Bethel Education Foundation - Honor a Teacher

  • Summer’s BEST has been reimagined for Summer 2022!

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • Music Department News

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for April 1, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • Residency Regulations Update

  • Time Schedule 2022-2023

  • State Representatives Contact Information

  • Budget Update Annual Town Meeting on the Town and School Budgets s on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM in the Bethel Middle School Auditorium

  • “What is the Town Referendum Process?”

Updates & Reminders:

  • Summer’s BEST has been reimagined for Summer 2022!

  • Parent University - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - The Effects of Social Media on Children & Teens

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • Music Department News

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for March 11, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • Parent University - March 23, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in BHS Cafeteria

  • School Lunch Program 2022-2023

  • Bell Schedule 2022-2023

  • Parent Communication Survey Feedback

  • Public Hearing on the Town and School Budgets - March 21st at 7:00 PM - BMS Auditorium

Updates & Reminders:

  • Summer’s BEST has been reimagined for Summer 2022!

  • Parent University: Our fourth Parent University session, Mental Health & Well-Being: Building Resiliency - March 23rd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, BHS Cafeteria

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • Music Department News

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for March 11, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 23 - SAT/PSAT & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS ONLY

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • Rockwell School and Johnson School Renovations Update

  • Public Hearing on the Town and School Budgets - March 21st at 7:00 PM - BMS Auditorium

  • Staff Recognition - Teacher, Rookie, & Pillar of the Year - 2022

Updates & Reminders:

  • President’s Student Service Challenge

  • Parent University: Our fourth Parent University session, Mental Health & Well-Being: Building Resiliency - March 23rd, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, BHS Cafeteria

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • Music Department News

  • Art Department News

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for March 11, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 16, 17, 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-8

  • March 16 - *Full School Day - BHS ONLY (*BHS No Conferences)

  • March 17 - Conference Day (Evening) & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 23 - SAT/PSAT & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS ONLY

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • CABE Board Member Appreciation Month

  • Parent University - Internet Safety - March 10th at 6:00 PM - BHS Auditorium

  • Public Hearing on the Town and School Budgets - March 21st at 7:00 PM - BMS Auditorium

  • Elementary Bus Stop Changes

Updates & Reminders:

  • Parent University: Our second Parent University session, Internet Safety, will be held on March 10, 2022, in the BHS Auditorium from 6:00 -7:30 PM.

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • March is Music in Our Schools Month

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for March 4, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 9 - Professional Learning - ED - K-12

  • March 16, 17, 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-8

  • March 16 - *Full School Day - BHS ONLY (*BHS No Conferences)

  • March 17 - Conference Day (Evening) & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 23 - SAT/PSAT & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS ONLY

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • Today's Weather & 2021-2022 School Calendar

  • Parent Communication Survey Results

  • Masks Optional in All School & Extracurricular Activities (2/28/22)

  • DPH's Request to Distribute Home Test Kits

Updates & Reminders:

  • Parent University: Our second Parent University session, Internet Safety, will be held on March 10, 2022, in the BHS Auditorium from 6:00 -7:30 PM.

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news, and events in our full newsletter for February 25, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 9 - Professional Learning - ED - K-12

  • March 16, 17, 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - K-8

  • March 16 - *Full School Day - BHS ONLY (*BHS No Conferences)

  • March 17 - Conference Day (Evening) & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 18 - Conference Day - Early Dismissal - BHS

  • March 23 - SAT/PSAT & Prof. Learning - Early Dismissal - BHS ONLY

  • April 11-15 - Spring Recess

Superintendent's News:

  • Masks will be options for students and staff as of 2/28/22. It is an individual's choice to wear their mask, dependent on their own risk factors. Please speak with your children about respecting other's choices to promote a culture of inclusivity. We ask that you model respectful behavior, particularly online, as our children are watching. Put simply, kindness matters.
  • As we receive Department of Public Health guidance, we will communicate new information.

Updates & Reminders:

  • Parent University: Our first Parent University session, Emotional Intelligence, will be held on February 24, 2022 in the BHS Cafeteria from 6:00 -7:30 PM.

  • STEAM Expo: The STEAM Expo is back on April 20, 2022! Please mark your calendars to save the date for this wonderful event for families, students, and community members.

  • School Calendars: The Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 calendar and accepted the 2023-2024 calendar. These calendars can be viewed in the newsletter and on our Bethel Public Schools website.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news and events in our full newsletter for February 18, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 21 -22 Presidents; Day Recess Schools Closed

Superintendent's News:

  • Update–Governor’s Executive Orders Regarding lifting the statewide mandate on masks in schools

  • Board Presented 2022-2023 Education Budget to Board of Finance

  • Parent University is back on! Mark Your Calendars!

Updates & Reminders:

  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open

  • 2021-2022 School Calendar - Revised

Upcoming Events:

  • February 21 -22 Presidents; Day Recess Schools Closed

Superintendent's News

  • Health Updates: The Executive Order’s are set to expire by February 15, 2021. The Governor has been clear in the media that there will likely be announcements in the next few weeks regarding mask mandates in schools, including possible changes to the current policies/recommendations.

  • School Budget Update: Last night, the Board of Education approved a 4.43% increase for the 2022-2023 school budget. This is a slight adjustment from my proposed budget due to two reasons (1) notification of increase in health insurance and (2) adjustment to transportation as result of recent bus contract bids.

Updates & Reminders:

  • Parent University: Parent University is back! Learn how to help your preK-12 child thrive beyond the classroom when you join us for one or all of the free workshops we are hosting. See our flyer and mark your calendars now.

  • Kindergarten Registration: Kindergarten registration is now open! To register your child, please visit the BPS Registration & Procedures website. If you have any questions about the process or need help, please contact the District Registrar at (203 830-7355.

  • 2021-2022 School Calendar: We have five (5) emergency days built into our school calendar. Due to the use of the three days, currently, our last day of school is Thursday, June 16th.

  • School & Community News & Events: Learn more about featured fundraisers, community news and events in our full newsletter for February 4, 2022.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 21 -22: Presidents' Day Recess (Schools Closed)

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