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Book Fair

Bethune Academy book fair will be held September 26th-30th. It will be located in the Media Center… where books are the Book fairtreasure!

  • Monday – Thursday 7:30AM – 3:30PM
  • Friday 7:30AM – NOON

 


Important Campus Guidelines

  • School Hours: 8:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Walkers must go directly to the crossing guard for safe crossing.
  • Car Riders must be dropped off between 7:30 – 7:55 AM.
  • Car riders must be picked up by 3:20PM from the car rider line. Car riders will not be able to walk away from campus; a staff member will call the car rider number at the car loading zone.
  • If parents need a car rider number issued or replaced, they should see the office staff.  Cars without a number should not be in the pick-up line.
  • Early Dismissal Days: Dismissal is at 12:30PM Car riders must be picked up by 12:50PM.
  • Parents in cars must NOT drop off students at the bus zone or the street in front of the bus zone.
  • Do NOT park cars in the bus loading zone for any reason.
  • Please do not drop children off after 8:00AM. A parent must walk tardy students to the front office for a tardy slip.
  • All gates will be locked in the morning and remain locked for the remainder of the school day. ALL parents and visitors must check in at the front office when entering the campus.
  • All visitors must present a current driver’s license or Florida Identification Card in order to request permission to enter campus. A visitor’s badge is required on campus at all times.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Morning Guidelines

Our first day of school at Bethune Academy was a happy one! Our staff was excited to see new faces and welcome our returning students.

Morning Arrival:

  • No cars should be parked in the bus zone.
  • Do not drop your children off at the bus zone – this is a safety issue!
  • If you are walking your child onto campus, please park and take them to the gate in front of the office and we will make sure your child gets to class.
    • Kindergarten students will be escorted to the correct location.
  • All visitors will need to receive a pass to enter our school campus.
    • If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please contact her for an appointment:
      • You can write a note in the agenda
      • email her
      • call the school office at 421-3334 to leave a message.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Morning schedule:

  • 7:30AM:  Staff members are on duty.
  • Students should not be on campus before 7:30. All students will go directly to the cafeteria. Students who need to eat breakfast will have the opportunity to eat (it is free for all BA students). At 7:45AM, students will be released directly to their classrooms from the café. Kindergarteners will be escorted to their classroom.
  • 7:45AM:  When students arrive on campus, they will either go to the cafeteria for breakfast or report directly to their classrooms.
  • 7:55AM:  Tardy bell rings. All students report to class.
  • 8:00AM:  All students should be sitting in their homeroom class.
  • After 8:00AM:  Parents MUST walk students to the office for a tardy slip. Do not drop children off at the front of the school without supervision.

General Announcements

AGENDAS: Bethune Academy agendas are available in the front office. The cost is $5.

SCHOOL SUPPLY / UNIFORMS:  Please refer to Parent Connection for the school supply list and information about school uniforms.

YEARBOOKS: If you paid for a 2016 yearbook, it may be picked up in the school office. If you would like to buy one, there are some extra copies on sale for $35.00.

 


Bethune Academy is in the news!

 

Garden Club_YversonBethune Academy’s Garden Club is featured in The News Chief. Newspaper reporters interviewed our 5th Grade Garden Club for the NewsChief. Click here to read the article. Additional photos appeared in the Photo Gallery.

 

If you are not able to open the News Chief article, you can download a pdf file.

 


Bethune Academy Cafeteria Menus

Current Lunch Menu

Current Breakfast Menu


Chaperones and Volunteers

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Please sign up to be a volunteer. Only an approved volunteer may attend field trips as a chaperone. Visit the Volunteer website for more information. Must be completed before February 1st of each school year.

Solicitud de Voluntarios Escuelas del Condado de Polk


Bullying Information and Prevention

Information for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers


Cyberbullying Flyer


School Uniforms

Please make sure students are prepared with proper Bethune Academy uniforms. Click here to view guidelines and vendors.


 

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Mission Statement

Bethune Academy values the unique qualities of each person and believes that everyone has the capacity to learn. We expect all learners to attend and show effort, meet the required curriculum, develop responsibility, citizenship, and leadership.

Vision Statement

It is our vision to be a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education by inspiring and preparing generations of critical and creative thinkers to meet the challenges of a global society through innovation and collaboration.

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7:30 am Book Fair @ Bethune Academy Media Center
Book Fair @ Bethune Academy Media Center
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Book fair closes at NOON.
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7:30 am Book Fair @ Bethune Academy Media Center
Book Fair @ Bethune Academy Media Center
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm