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Good evening!  This is Dr. Moore-Lawrence, proud principal of Bethesda Elementary with the Principal Spotlight for January 20th and 21st.  We hope that each of you enjoyed the extended weekend and remained safe and warm during the inclement weather.  This week’s quote comes from Dr. Martin Luther King, “The time is always right to do what is right.”  Thank you for your support and all that you do.  Please listen to the updates about what’s happening at Bethesda.


Bethesda PTA would like to thank all who attended the Welcome Back Dance Party last week. It was a huge success.

Thursday, January 20th

Students return to school.

Friday, January 21st

Currently, the forecast is predicting inclement weather on Friday. Please note that we have started sending laptops and chargers home with all students daily in case they are sick, there is inclement weather, or there is a need to quarantine. Tomorrow, you will receive a letter giving you information about what happens if the district announces a remote learning day. The letter will include information about teacher remote learning zoom classroom links, remote learning day schedules, and more.

Please stay tuned to updates about weather delays or closings via phone, social media, website, and Dojo.

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 periods instead of ten.  If you need information about where to get tested or where to get the vaccination, please contact the main office at 919-560-3904.

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:

Please note that weekly during my principal spotlight call, I will give you updates about the number of cases at Bethesda from the week.  You will no longer receive the other messages from me as you were before. The district will send updates as well.

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