In-Person Learning Dates and Information

In-Person Learning Dates and Information
Posted on 03/08/2021
GJE front doors

We are getting closer to the day we will reopen our buildings for teaching and learning. We will be administering a rolling start for the safety of students and staff. Below is the start date for the following in person learning.

 4th Grade

  • March 15 Cohort A
  • March 18 Cohort B

5th Grade

  • March 22Cohort A
  •  March 25 Cohort B

 6th Grade  

  • March 25 Cohort B
  • March 29 Cohort A

3rd Grade

  • March 29 Cohort A
  • April 1 Cohort B

This message is to provide our families with several key pieces of information prior to our reopening. It covers pick-up and drop-off procedures, protocols for riding the bus, health and safety practices, and meal services.


  • Front doors will open at 8:45 for all students. Students should enter the main front doors. They will go directly to their classroom and get screened once there.
  • As a preventative measure, visitors to the school are limited to essential workers. Parents are encouraged to conduct business with school personnel remotely when possible. 
  • Students will be dismissed at 3:00. If they need the bus, it will take them home. 


  • If a student travels outside of Bethel and has not been vaccinated (past the 2 week window), they will need to quarantine for 14 days.

 School Bus

  • Students will fill the vehicle from back to front. 
  • School buses will be seated with one student/family per seat.  
  • Buses will be cleaned and sanitized between routes and when different students are seated on the bus.  
  • Students will be screened prior to getting on the bus.
  • Students and driver will be required to wear face coverings.
  • Information about routes will follow.

 Meal Services

School meals will look slightly different as we implement measures to maintain physical distancing. These measures include:

  • Meals will be eaten in classrooms, without any mingling of students from different classrooms.
  • Staff will deliver meals.
  •  Students will be encouraged to bring water bottles. We will have extra on hand if needed.

 Health and Safety Practices

  • Masks Required: All students and staff members will be required to properly wear a triple layered  masks or face coverings. Based on public health guidance, the most effective masks are surgical masks, medical masks or triple layered cloth masks. Please ensure your child is properly masked. Acceptable face coverings include homemade or purchased cloth face masks, and medical masks. Neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with one-way valves or vents will not be allowed. Students will be provided a mask if they do not have one.
  •  Self-Monitoring: It is extremely important that all students and staff self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 daily before going to school. Before leaving home all students, staff and parents must conduct a self-check. Ask yourself these questions:
    • Do I have a fever?
    • Do I have a cough?
    • Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
    • Am I experiencing any other symptoms?

     If they are feeling sick or have a fever or other symptoms, they should stay home from school. If they are experiencing symptoms of the virus or have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19, they should: consult a healthcare professional right away; call YKHC to schedule diagnostic testing; and notify the school office.

  •  Hygiene: Frequent handwashing with soap and water is encouraged especially before and after eating, after coughing or sneezing, after sharing items in class and before and after using the restroom. Hand sanitizer is also provided in the classrooms and throughout the school.
  • Cleaning: Intensified cleaning, sanitation and ventilation will be put into effect at all schools and work locations.High-touch items will be cleaned and sanitized daily. Classroom and student work areas will be cleaned and sanitized when a new group of students will be using the location.

 If your student has an IEP, your special education teacher will be reaching out soon to discuss how it will be implemented during hybrid learning.

 Finally, we ask that students stay home if they are feeling sick. Please be aware of the primary symptoms of COVID-19, which include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. If your student begins to experience symptoms, please keep them at home and consult a healthcare provider. 

 We look forward to a successful reopening of our school. Thank you for your support and help. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joshua Gill at 543-4440 or by email at [email protected]

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