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Good evening!  This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal Spotlight for the Week of January 4th-January 7th.  Happy New Year! I hope you each had a wonderful winter break. We are excited to welcome everyone back tomorrow.  This week’s quote comes Avina Celeste, “Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.”



Tuesday, January 4th 

Students return to school. Due to the threat of inclement weather, there is a two-hour delay. Buses will arrive two hours after your normal stop time. Carpool begins at 9:15 and school starts at 9:45.


Friday, January 7th

If you signed your child up for weekly COVID-19 testing, students will be tested Friday.  You still have time to register your child for weekly COVID-19 testing. The link can be found in your email copy of this message, on Class Dojo, on our website, and on social media. Register your student today with this link:

COVID Protocol

Thanks for your support with all COVID protocol including checking your child’s temperature and wellness before leaving home, ensuring your child has a properly fitting mask, and notifying us if your child has a positive COVID test or is in close contact with someone who does. If your child is not feeling well, please keep your child at home. Please note that DPS is following the CDC guidance of five day quarantine period instead of ten. 


Thank you for all you do and for reading this message! Have a great evening!