The Bethel Public School District is hosting Zoom Parent Meetings about the fall reopening plans being developed. The state guidance requires districts to develop an in-person model which allows all students to come back to school and gives the option for distance learning if there is a medical reason a child cannot attend in-person schooling and/or if a parent is not comfortable sending their child to school.
In order to help parents make their decision, a complete local document will be emailed for review before the Zoom meetings. The meeting will feature a short presentation and include time for a question and answer session.
After the virtual meetings, a survey will be sent to parents asking that they indicate if children will be participating in distance learning or in-person schooling. Any parent that doesn't answer the survey, the Bethel School District will assume children will be coming back to school in an in-person model. For planning purposes, the second question will ask whether or not the district bus transportation plan should be detailed, or if parents will be driving children. Again, any parent not answering the survey, it will be assumed that kids will be on the bus.
The district will record the informational sessions.
The meetings for Rockwell and Berry age children is Monday July 20th from 5:30 to 7pm, and Johnson School students from 7 to 8:30pm. The session for Middle School parents is Tuesday July 21st from 5:30 to 7pm and high schoolers from 7 to 8:30pm.