Parent Connection

Parent Resources

Click here to access general forms and documents for Polk County Schools.

Online resources for Bethune Academy students can be found on Bethune Academy’s Media Center page and Student Resources page. These resources are some of the websites students may use for research or enrichment while at home or school. Science textbooks can be accessed online using the Classlink site listed under Student Resources.

In order to receive website updates by email, please enter your email address in the form located on Bethune Academy’s home page.

Parents interested in applying to Bethune Academy can request a School Tour online or call the school office at 863-421-3334.

Title I information can be found on our school’s Title I Page.

School Messenger

Telephone Notification System: In order to receive important messages from your child’s school, you must “opt in.” Please follow these directions to be able to receive important phone messages.

Student Supplies

It is very important that all students come to school prepared each school day.

Kindergarten Supply List 2017-18

Supply List for Gr. 1-5 Students 2017-18

School Uniform Information

Click here for Bethune Academy Uniform Guidelines

Bethune Academy promotes a standard of dress for the students. We have high expectations that result in high achievement. School uniforms promote an environment that is focused on learning and has a positive effect on our students. We believe that students find ways to express themselves creatively – through the arts, music, engineering, problem solving, sports, personality and academic achievement.

Helping to build a sense of community at Bethune Academy, uniforms create an atmosphere of belonging. This spirit of unity positively affects a child’s attitude toward school and can lead to better learning and improved attendance. A child excited about school is a child ready to learn.

Appearance of Girls

Uniform Tops:

  • burgundy polo shirts with the BA logo (long or short sleeved)
  • white Peter Pan blouse with burgundy cross-tie (long or short sleeved)

Uniform Bottoms:

  • black shorts or slacks
  • plaid shorts, slacks or skorts
  • plaid jumper
  • black belt or a complementary color

Shoes/Socks:

  • sneakers preferred (closed toes shoes) in color complementary to the uniform: black, white or brown
  • socks should be white (include sport socks) or burgundy/black
  • burgundy, black or white tights (no leggings)
  • boots are not allowed

Outerwear:

  • lightweight jacket (must be uniform – with BA logo)
  • sweaters and sweatshirts (must be uniform – with BA logo)
  • heavy coats may be non-uniform and worn only during very cold weather

Hair and Accessories:

  • hair should not be in students’ eyes
  • no colored hair such as green, blue, etc., no numbers, writing or designs may be shaved into hair.
  • If jewelry is worn, it must be small and complement the uniform.

Appearance of Boys

Uniform Tops:

  • burgundy polo shirts with the BA logo (long or short sleeved)
  • oxford shirt: burgundy & white striped (long or short sleeved)

Uniform Bottoms:

  • black shorts or slacks
  • black belt or a complementary color

Shoes/Socks:

  • sneakers preferred (closed toes shoes) in color complementary to the uniform: black, white or brown
  • white socks (include sport socks) or black
  • boots are not allowed

Outerwear:

  • lightweight jacket (must be uniform – with BA logo)
  • sweaters and sweatshirts (must be uniform – with BA logo)
  • heavy coats may be non-uniform and worn only during very cold weather

Hair and Accessories:

  • boy’s hair must not exceed the top edge of the collar
  • hair should not be in students’ eyes
  • no colored hair such as green, blue, etc.
  • no numbers, writing or designs may be shaved into hair
  • no earrings

School Uniform Vendors

Bethune Academy uniforms must be purchased from the following companies:

Parent Portal Information

Parents can access their child’s information from the internet with a secure login. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to:

  • check current grades
  • obtain immunization status
  • learn if their child has discipline issues that have been recorded
  • view attendance records
  • check their child’s current lunch account balance
  • view what their child purchased in the lunchroom

You can obtain a copy of the Parent PIN request form here. The form must be printed, notarized and returned to Bethune Academy office staff in order to be processed. School office staff will issue the PIN. If you are not able to notarize the form, you can come to the front office and show your driver’s license to receive the PIN.

In order to access Parent Portal, it is located at the very bottom of our school website.

For more information, please visit the Parent Portal page.

Florida Standards Assessments

To view F.S.A. information, please go to the Florida Department of Education website:  FL DOE Florida Standards Assessments

Science

To view science standards for Grades 3-5, download Science Standards Gr-3-5 Assessed on SSA. The majority of these standards are assessed during 5th grade (Statewide Science Assessment).

For the official S.S.A. Test Item Specifications, click here to download the pdf file:   FCAT 2.0 2012 Science Test Item Specifications Version 2 Grade 5

Bullying & Cyber Bullying Resources

Please visit Polk County Schools website for more information about Bullying

Please visit U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Stop Bullying

Cafeteria

Please click on the link below to access information about student nutrition and monthly menus.

Student Nutrition

Bethune Academy Lunch Menu

Bethune Academy Breakfast Meeting

School Improvement Plan

Bethune Academy School Improvement Plan 2015-2016

Child Safety

Please view these important brochures concerning Child Safety.  Feel free to share the resources with friends and family.

Childhood Fatality Prevention.English

Childhood Fatality Prevention.Spanish

Summer Safety Tips English

Thank you…

The Bethune Academy PTA would like to personally thank each of our generous classroom sponsors. So far this year BA has received contributions for a majority of our teachers, clubs and special areas. BA is truly fortunate to have such dedicated and caring families and business partners.

Thanks so much to the following families and business partners for their charitable donation to a BA classroom: