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Bethel Public Schools will now be instituting a distance learning program.  The days will count as learning days for students, and will not have to be made up in June.  Effective Monday, the Bethel Public Schools will use the distance learning model.  In terms of equity, the State is working with cable and phone companies to assist families in accessing the internet at home.  While it's not possible to replicate what would be occurring if classes were in session, Superintendent Christine Carver says distance learning activities and lessons can be effective in reinforcing previous learning, introducing new content, and providing continuity while schools are closed.  Classroom teachers will be taking attendance each day.  If a child is unable to complete work due to illness, parents should call the school attendance line as normal.  If a teacher is absent due to an illness, they will put up substitute plans on Google Classroom.  Work that is completed by students will count. Teachers will report their grades in a manner consistent with the district's current grading practice.

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