Bethel School District officials say distance learning is meant to be a temporary measure during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Parent who chose that option for the fall will have their children take part in a combination of synchronous live instruction along with independent work. All materials families will need to participate in Distance Learning will be distributed on September 3rd and 4th so students are ready for the September 8th start to the new school year. The distribution will include textbooks and Chromebooks, along with supplies needed for core and elective classes. In order to plan for a timely distribution, Bethel Schools are asking the parents of pre-k through 5th graders if a school-issued device is needed for at home in a distance learning or hybrid model. Parents should indicate this when updating demographics in the Parent Portal.