“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.”
– Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Cohort 2 School Governance Council
Bethune Elementary is making the transition to the Fulton County Charter System during the 2013-2014 school year as part of "Cohort 2." This year is considered a planning year. We have established the Bethune Elementary School Governance Council (SGC).
Click here for more information on our SGC and to view the new members of the SGC.
Congratulations to our Technology Fair Contestants:
Morgan Williams, Amari Johnson & Jaylen Greene!
Jaylen Greene - 4th Grade
3rd Place Fulton County Technology Fair
Mobile Apps Category
21st Century Teaching and Learning taking place at Bethune!
Fulton County Schools receives five-year reaccreditation
Fulton County Schools will be reaccredited for another five years by AdvancED, the parent organization of SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
A 20-member external review team assessed the entire school district during February 1-4 and made its recommendation to Superintendent Robert Avossa and the Fulton County Board of Education earlier this week. Over the four-day period, the team interviewed nearly 650 system leaders, principals, teachers, students, families, and business/community partners. Preceding the visit, however, were months of preparation, artifact collection, and research documentation throughout the district.
AdvancED examined three main areas: impact of teaching and learning; capacity of leadership; and use of resources. It praised Fulton County Schools for exceeding national standards in providing learning environments that have high expectations and are equitable, supportive, active and well managed. It also gave high marks – called Powerful Practices – for the district’s leadership and school board governance, and for fostering a culture where all within the school system have a shared understanding of goals and direction.
Things to Remember:
Things to Remember:
School hours are 7:40am to 2:20pm. Students are tardy if they are not in their classes by 7:40am.
The school building opens for business at 7:10am for students. Help us keep your children safe by not dropping them off before 7:10am as they are unsupervised.
Breakfast time is from 7:10am to 7:35am. Please make sure your child is at school on time to receive a no cost breakfast each day.
All visitors must report to the front office to check in per Fulton County Guidelines. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Have a fantastic week!!!
Hello Bethune Family,
As you know, safety and security is one of our top priorities. To assist us with better understanding our district's perspective on safety and security, please click on the Fulton County Schools Door Entry link below to view Fulton School's Entry video. If you have trouble with the link below, paste http://youtu.be/pmpahG_5-xo directly into your browser. Thanks for being an amazing Bethune Family!
Visitors, please view the video in the link below regarding Fulton County Schools Door Entry
Fulton County Schools Door Entry (internal and external audience – share with stakeholders at your discretion)
Beginning of the year reminders
With safety in mind, we will not accept transportations changes by phone or fax during the school day. Parents must provide written notification to the teacher. Send a note to school with your child. No exceptions. change forms available below.
Car rider morning drop off is on the side of the building; car rider afternoon pickup is in the front of the building. Be sure to get your car rider number before the end of the day Friday. Students in this area will only be dismissed to parent in cars. Walkups are prohibited.
If your child is a Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade student riding the school bus home, please remember, if the student doesn’t have an older sibling riding the bus with them, an adult has to be present at the bus stop to receive the student. If an adult is not at the bus stop, the bus driver will not allow the student to get off the bus, and will bring the student back to school.
All students must be in their classroom after 7:10 and before 7:40 a.m. each day. The earliest a child can be dropped off at school is 7:10 a.m.
Complete an Affidavit of Residence for the new school year. This document is required for all Fulton County Students. Address verifications will take place throughout the year for all students. If your address is found to be false, you will be reported to all appropriate departments. No exceptions
Mode of Transportation Change:
Please use this form to indicate any changes to your child’s transportation. Submit this form to your child’s teacher each time their mode of transportation changes. Thank You!
Mode of Transportation Change
For school supply list and uniform information, please select here.