11Reopening Schools Update

Date Set For Initial Reopening Of Bethel Schools

Bethel schools are now able to set a tentative date for welcoming our youngest students back to school with Hybrid Instruction, with a gradual reintroduction for the rest of our students.

  • By following the Bethel staff COVID vaccination timeline, Kindergarten students are tentatively scheduled to resume in-person instruction on Monday, March 15. This will be almost one year to the day that schools were closed due to the pandemic.
  • In keeping with the continued vaccination schedule for Bethel staff, the intent is to begin the gradual phase-in of more elementary grades with Hybrid Instruction the following week of school (which is when we return from Spring Break) beginning Monday, March 29.
  • If all goes well (with local COVID rates, staff vaccination availability, etc.), the District will also consider middle and high school.

This is a tentative timeline, remembering that for nearly a year COVID has caused us to make changes at a moment’s notice. The District continues to prepare for students keeping in mind the need to remain flexible.

It is our hope that by setting this timeline now, more than a month in advance, we all will have an ample opportunity to complete our preparations and make appropriate plans.

Watch for continually updated information as we move forward.

Bethel schools can now set a tentative date to welcome our youngest students to the school with Hybrid Instruction, with a gradual reintroduction for the rest of our students.

  • Following Bethel staff’s COVID vaccination schedule, kindergarten students are tentatively scheduled to resume in-person instruction on Monday, March 15. This will be nearly a year after the day schools closed due to the pandemic.
  • In accordance with the ongoing vaccination schedule for Bethel staff, the intention is to begin phase-in of grades 2-5 with hybrid instruction the following week of school (which is when we return from spring break) beginning Monday March 29.
  • If all goes well (with local COVID rates, staff vaccine availability, etc.), the District will consider middle and high school.

This is a tentative timeline, recalling that for almost a year COVID has made us make changes at any time. The District continues to prepare for students taking into account the need to remain flexible.

We hope that by setting this schedule now, more than a month in advance, we will all have ample opportunity to complete our preparations and make the appropriate plans.

Stay tuned for continually updated information as we move forward.