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March 4th, 2021

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
* ”What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston
* ”When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett
* ”No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.” – Charles Dickens

BCS BOOK FAIR-COMING IN MARCH– ON SITE
March 1st – 16th (AA & BB Days in person)
Virtual Book Fair Opens February 24th – March 9th
Check the Fair Website to set up eWallet

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to William Slayton who has been nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, to be held this summer in Washington D.C.

CONGRATULATIONS
Lauren Heller--Chosen through an essay contest to represent BCS for the High School citizenship Award through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR),
Camryn Graves— nominated to represent BCS for the Middle School citizenship Award through the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR),
Shelby Murphy–  Received 1st Runner up in the Distinguished Young Women’s Scholarship Program. Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school.

Congratulations to all our students.

MARCH 10TH – SENIOR CAP AND GOWN PHOTOS 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Photos will be from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Seniors need to sign up for a time slot on the Google Sheet sent by Mr. Turner

JUNIOR AND SENIOR PROM TICKETS
Junior and Senior Prom tickets are available for purchase. Cost is $45 per ticket. Tickets and non BCS guest permission forms are available from Mrs. Fowler at the main office. The Junior Prom will be March 26th, and the Senior Prom will be March 27th.

SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
To learn if school is canceled due to inclement weather please tune in to WGHP Fox 8, Spectrum News, WFMY News 2, or WXII 12

EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARDS: PLEASE RETURN TO THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
It is very important we have the new updated student information cards. If there is an emergency this is the only way we would be able to get in touch with parents. Please make sure you have turned your information card into the office.

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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
We are excited to share that middle school yearbooks and 8th grade ads are now available for purchase. To order a yearbook, please go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter the code: 20830. To order an 8th grade ad, please create an account once you have accessed the yearbook order center website. Ads and yearbooks must be purchased together. The deadline to order an ad is January 31st. The last day to purchase middle school yearbooks will be March 15th.

STUDENTS WANTING TO CHANGE ATTENDANCE STATUS
We continue 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). Available spots in middle school are limited.  Please contact Mr. Turner at cturner@bcmschool.org for more information.

DRESS CODE
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.

HOME GAMES NOT OPEN TO EVERYONE YET. MUST BE ON GUEST LIST TO ATTEND

Game Streaming:
https://www.facebook.com/BCSAthleticBoosterClub/

MARCH GAMES

DATETIMEVSSPORTLOCATION
3/5/214:00Clover Garden HSSoccerBCS
3/8/214:00Lake Norman Christian HSSoccerBCS
3/8/214:00Gospel Light MSBaseballSAP
3/9/21NC Leadership AcademyMS SoftballBCS
3/9/214:15Caldwell AcademyHS BaseballBCS

MARCH CALENDAR
March 1st – 16th – BCS Book Fair
March 10th – Senior cap & gown photos 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 13th – Daylight Savings Time – SPRING FORWARD 1 HOUR
March 18th – 19th – Remote Learning Days
March 19th – 3rd – Quarter Ends
March 20th – First Day of Spring
March 25th – Report Cards Issued
March 26th – Junior Prom
March 27th – Senior Prom

Bethany Community School Response to Governor Cooper’s Statement Regarding Return to In Person Learning

Bethany Community School appreciates the North Carolina legislature’s desire for students to return to in-school learning, and for Governor Cooper’s support and encouragement for this to happen.  The Governor’s statement is a clear directive to school’s who have not yet returned students to in-school learning like we at Bethany have been doing for the entire school year.

The Governor’s directive calls for students to return to the classroom in a manner that follows all required guidelines and protocols for safe spacing and social distancing.  Just like Bethany has been doing for the entire school year!

At this time, there are no changes to the regulations and protocols regarding safe distancing and capacity limits in classrooms and buses.  So there is not much change to what Bethany has been doing for the entire school year.

It has been our intention from the beginning of this school year, to accommodate as many in -school learners, as is responsibly possible.  We are thrilled that our plan has worked and has allowed every one of our students the opportunity to have been on campus, if they chose to do so.  We continue to review class sizes to determine the possibility of safely adding more students, all while following guidelines for safety and taking into consideration, capacity and spacing concerns.

We will continue to assess our ability to accommodate in person learners and will provide updates as soon as possible.

Thank you to the Bethany Community and Board for affording our students the chance to be here in person.

Best,
Vicky Bethel – Director/Principal
Chris Turner-Assistant Principal