October 29th, 2020
* ”Never say you are having a bad day…say you’re having a character building day.” – Les Brown
* ”Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be here.” – Maria Forleo
* ”You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT EXPECTATIONS
We want to remind students, parents and guardians that BCS rules apply whether a student is wearing appropriate attire while learning on campus or through online learning. This means that the School Code of Conduct and all other expectations apply when students are using the online learning platform. Any conduct, attire, or backgrounds used or seen during online learning must comply with BCS rules, ensuring that the learning environment remains safe, neutral, and not distracting or disruptive. Students and families are expected to ensure that any part of their home/room that is visible during online learning meets these expectations. If it is not permitted on School property, it is not permitted to be seen while in online learning. Any violation will be addressed consistent with BCS’s discipline policies. BCS’s intent is to maintain and ensure a safe, nurturing learning environment for all students. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support!
OCTOBER 29TH – REPORT CARDS WILL GO OUT
LOST AND FOUND
If you are interested in looking through the lost and found items, you are welcome to come to the school. There is a variety of coats, lunch boxes, and school supplies. If these items are not picked up by November 12th, they will be donated to Goodwill. Please call the office to schedule a time to come by.
STUDENTS WANTING TO CHANGE ATTENDANCE STATUS
We have begun to address requests for change in attendance status and have reached out to the families who have previously requested changes. We have limited flexibility with regard to allowing students back into our AA or BB days (Option2). Any student dropping from in-person attendance to go to Option 3 – Virtual only during the second quarter, will be unable to change back until after the second quarter is over.
SPORTS PRACTICE PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Please pick up and drop off students at the front of the school, not in the bus parking lot. Students that are not in school for the day will need to get their temperature checked before participating each day. Make sure you have cleats, tennis shoes, shin guards and bring your own water.
OCTOBER 19TH – 30TH – NC INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES COLLEGE FAIR
Explore North Carolina’s independent colleges and universities during a virtual College Fair.
Go to https://ncicu.org/ncicu-2020-college-fair/ to view videos from NC’s 36 private colleges and register to participate in College Fair sessions with Admissions Counselors from the colleges of your choice. Please see flyer included with the WOLF.
OCT. 26TH – NOV. 8TH – BETHANY COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOOK FAIR- Our Book Fair is on line! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. It’s a new school year…lets instill a new found love of reading.
NOV. 2ND – WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS. TIMES LISTED BELOW AND WILL BE THE SAME EACH DAY THROUGH FRIDAY NOV.6TH
High School Cheer- 3:15-4:15, then move to Commons are 4:15 until finished per Coach Ragan.
Middle School Boys Basketball- 4:15-5:15 with Coach Marsh.
Varsity Girls Basketball-5:15-7:00 with Coach Kallam and Coach Mann.
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball-7:00-8:45 with Coach Hinson and Coach Wright.
IN ORDER TO TRYOUT, EVERY ATHLETE MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL DATED ON OR AFTER MARCH 1, 2019 AND A CONCUSSION FORM ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL.
STUDENT EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARDS: PLEASE RETURN TO THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Please make sure you have filled out the student information card and return it to the office as soon as possible. Even if you have filled out one in the past, you still need to fill out one for the 2020-2021 school year.
Parents please review the student dress code with your child. It is located in the BCS Student-Parent handbook. The school reserves the right to approve or disapprove of any clothing, footwear, or accessories. The school dress code will be followed before and after school hours for all school functions, events, and field trips. If dress code is not adhered to, parents will be contacted to bring appropriate clothing to school for the student.
DRESS CODE FOR VIRTUAL AND REMOTE STUDENTS
Please dress appropriately, even if you are in remote learning. Sleep wear, hoodies and crop tops are not considered proper attire. Also be reminded that all avatars and backgrounds are expected to be non-offensive and to meet all expectations of a BCS student class setting.
Oct.30th – 7th and 12th Grade Immunization Records Due (Date extended by N.C. Health Department)
Nov. 3rd – Teacher Workday-No school for students
Nov. 11th – HOLIDAY No school for students
Nov. 18th – Winter Sports Pictures
Nov. 23rd – Sports Pictures with LifeTouch
Nov. 25th, 26th, and 27th – Thanksgiving Holiday – No school for students