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  • Please make plans to join us for our first ever drive through promotion/celebration for our kinders and 5th graders on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

    Kinders at 9AM and 5th graders at 11AM.

    Due to social distancing guidelines, students/parents will not be allowed to get out of cars.  We will have staff members present to direct you upon arrival. Parents are encouraged to decorate your car in an effort to celebrate your student.  Ideas include painting your child’s name on your car windows, posting signs on your car, balloons, etc.!  When directed, parents  will drive to the cafeteria door (where you drop your student off in the morning).  Teachers will deliver your child’s items to your car. We ask that you bring your chromebook, charger, and any library books you have at this time.  Teachers will collect these items and provide you with any items left in your desk/classroom. After receiving your item, you may continue around the car rider circle for one last ride as a kinder/5th grader at Bethune Elementary School.

    We are so excited and can't wait to see each of you!

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  • Hey BET 5th graders....check your book information from Mrs. Davis today.  

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  • Join us in celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4 - 8.  

    #BETTEACHERSROCK

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  • BET has the BEST Students in the World!! We Miss You Too!!

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  • Greetings - Happy Easter!
     
    After reviewing data from GoGuardian since we went into full eLearning, and in an attempt to provide our students with an enhanced safe computing environment, I have decided to further redefine how and when GoGuardian monitors our student devices.  
    • The major change implemented at this point is that we have extended the in-school monitoring time to last between 6:00AM until 10:00PM.  With this change, we have decided that all K-8 systems will be unavailable after 10:00PM.  This is because I have noticed that some students' devices have been in use as late as 3:00AM.  This has also allowed us to tweak how Goguardian monitors students' devices during the in-school period.
    • Also, starting Tuesday, April 14, we will be enabling the same types of restrictions on High school devices.  The new rules for High School devices will include placing restrictions on ALL browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Edge).
    • Both ETS and GoGuardian continue to monitor and block inappropriate websites.  
    Because of these changes students will need to reboot their devices in the morning in order to start a new day's school work.  I know this is a level of inconvenience that students/parents will experience.  But I believe the benefits of the inconvenience is worth the effort.
     
    Please notify your teachers and parents of the need for their students to reboot their devices each day in order to have access to their assignments.
     
    Also, I welcome any feedback and suggestions from you that we may consider in our effort to protect our students online.
     
    Thank you all for your support.
     
    Isti
     
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    Isti Sanga, Ph.D.


    Executive Director, Educational Technology Services

    Kershaw County School District

    2029 West DeKalb Street

    Camden, South Carolina 29020

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  • Bethune Elementary Title I Statement

    Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools. 

    Through Title I, money is given to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district.  Funds are then distributed to schools that are designated as Title 1 schools. The purpose of Title I, is to enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the challenging state content standards and to meet the challenging state performance standards developed for all children.

    Each school uses their Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help.  BET uses the money received as follows:

    *To pay for specialized positions (i.e Reading Coach)

    *To provide professional development opportunities at school and away from campus

    *To increase our classroom leveled text libraries

    *To support math and reading instruction in the classroom (i.e supplies and manipulatives)

    *To provide more library books and resources 

    *To provide technology purchase service and supplies to help support our district’s 1:1 e-learning program

    *To help teachers organize and differentiate instruction to best meet their needs as well as streamline communication between home and school (i.e Padlet) 

    BET Elementary has a Title 1 Plan on file in the principal’s office.  The plan is reviewed at Title I/SIC meetings which are announced through the school’s newsletter and on our website.

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  • Mrs. Perry our 2nd Grade teacher has been named our 2020 Teacher of the Year!   

    Congratulations Mrs. Perry!!!!!

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  • Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Reading Teacher of the Year Ms. Julie Pigg!!

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