“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.
Greetings Bethune family,
This week’s school news is as
- This last week of January, in
conjunction with the National School Choice Week, Fulton County Schools (FCS)
will host forums to gather input from parents on what families value most in
educational options for their children. Our superintendent and school board have
great plans for our school system and want to make sure they are aligned to what
you as parents wish for your child’s education.
- The forums are as follows:
- Monday, January 26, 2015, 7:00pm at Westlake High
- Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:00pm at Lake
Forest Elementary School
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00pm at
Centennial High School
- Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00pm at Tri-Cities
- Monday, February 2, 2015, 7:00pm at the
- If you have not, there is still time
for your to join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Your input is valuable to
our school community. Please let your voice be heard. PTA meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
- Please contact our data clerk, Ms.
Render to provide her with an e-mail address to update your contact information.
A lot of resources and events will be sent via e-mail. We want to keep you in
Have a fantastic week!!!
- 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
- All visitors
must report to the front office to check in per Fulton County
Guidelines. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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
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
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
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.