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Welcome to Mary Mcleod Bethune Community School!
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Bethune Community School is committed to high achievement for every child using strategies that include integrating the arts and technology into the curriculum. 

Students learn in a positive, orderly and safe climate that builds a strong sense of community. Students from every culture and background work together in a respectful environment that fosters self-confidence and understanding of others. The school recognizes the importance of family and community partnerships and is dedicated to being a support center for the neighborhood.

Bethune is a Turnaround Arts School!  Students will experience a variety of residencies and integrated arts opportunities throughout daily instruction! 

 

 

COVID-19 FAMILY RESOURCES

Hello Bethune Families,

Governor Tim Walz has ordered schools to close by Wed, March 18, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

‪MPS will be CLOSED on Tues, March 17. At this time, classes are scheduled to resume April 6.

Family Update - Tuesday, 3.24.20 Date: March 24, 2020

TO: ALL MPS FAMILIES PER LANGUAGE FROM: MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Subject: MPS COVID-19 Update MPS Families and Staff:

New: MPS food truck sites Families can now pick up food for their children at these additional sites Monday through Friday:

• Mary's Place (401 North 7th St); 10:00-10:45 am

• Brian Coyle Center (420 S. 15th Ave.); 11:15 am - 12 Noon

• Willard Park (1626 Queen Ave. N.); 12:30 - 1:15 pm Look for the red food truck! Food is available to any child 18 years and younger.

Children must be present to receive food. Additional food pick-up sites are also available.

Spring Break Academy is on!

As planned, Spring Break Academy will take place from March 30-April 3 for students who are working to recover credits. Students will participate remotely through online learning and will receive more information this week on how to do this, including details on how students who need a computer can get devices.

Child care and food distribution services to continue over Spring Break (March 30 - April 3)

• MPS food service to continue: Effective Monday, March 30 food distribution sites will be transitioning to weekly meal pick up consisting of boxes containing 10 meals per student at 50 designated sites, which will include all the current sites. See the current list of locations and times on mps webpage. We will be publishing an expanded list of sites before the end of this week, as well as the weekly schedule, and continuing the daily meal pick up at sites until the sites transition from daily to weekly.

• Child care services: To ensure critical emergency services continue due to COVID-19, MPS will continue to provide child care over spring break to health care workers and emergency responders who have children enrolled in an MPS school. Please note that individuals need to provide proof of their employment in the form of a letter from your employer or other worker identification. Child care will also be provided for MPS staff who have been identified as “mission critical,” meaning they must still physically come to their work site during school closures. Child care is free and for children ages 4 to 12, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm at designated locations. If you qualify as one of these people and need child care assistance, contact us through email at mpls.kids@mpls.k12.mn.us or by phone at 612.806.1602.

Mental health support line: 612-767-4158 MPS has partnered with Watercourse Counseling Center to create a telephone support line for our school community. The support line is available from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. There will be support for multiple languages. Call 612-767-4158. The service will link students, families and staff to a therapist and other resources. Other mental health supports can be found on this MPS webpage.

International Baccalaureate Organization cancels all student exams The International Baccalaureate Organization has cancelled all exams scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme and Career-Related Programme candidates. This applies to all IB schools across the world. See the full letter MPS sent to families.

Stay connected! Like and follow our Bethune Community School Facebook page! Find us at @MPS.Bethune or search Bethune Community School in your Facebook search bar.

To email teachers look on the Bethune website under the staff tab to find your child’s teacher.

FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCE CLICK THE BETHUNE NEWS TAB IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN, THEN CLICK ADDITIONAL RESOURCES....

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Bethune is a Full Service Community School!
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:00 AM
MPS’s Bethune, Cityview and Green Central schools to offer family supports and services in the 2019/2020 school year!!  FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK THE FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL TAB ON THE LEFT!! 
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MARCH 31st-APRIL 3rd, 2020- NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:25 AM
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APRIL 6th, 2020- SCHOOL RESUMES
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:20 AM