Fun at Bell Fork
April is Month of the Military Child
April 16-April 23
Friday, April 16- “Purple Up” Day! Everyone wear purple!
Purple is the combination of all military branch colors
Monday, April 19- Camo Day! Wear your camouflage clothes
Tuesday, April 20- Proud to be an American Day- wear red, white, and blue
Thursday, April 22- “Military Parents are our Super Heroes”- wear your favorite super hero look
Friday, April 23- “Our troops allow America to Shine bright and sparkle”- wear stars, sequins, anything that sparkles!
*We will also be collecting food items for the United Way. Please no glass jars or extra large containers. Items that are needed include: breakfast bars, oatmeal packets, pop tarts, canned meat, canned fruits, canned vegetables, mac’n cheese, ravioli, canned soups.*
In an effort to improve system practices, Bell Fork Elementary is conducting a parent survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete the survey. The web survey will be available until April 30, 2021. In order to complete the survey, please go to: https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/160930/16086
Please be advised that your response to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Meal Benefit Applications
In order to receive benefits, a new meal application must be submitted each school year. For your convenience, you may go to https://www.lunchapplication.com/ to apply online. If you would like more information about this program, or you would like to print an application, please click here. Only one application needs to be completed per household.
***New This School Year***
Elementary Return Schedule
October 5 - K-1 return M/Tu/Th/F
October 19 - 2-3 return M/Tu/Th/F
November 2 - 4-5 return M/Tu/Th/F
November 30 - K-5 begin M-F
**Wednesdays will remain Remote Leanring Days for students grades K-5 through the end of March 2021**
Students have been assigned a cohort by Onslow County Schools. Please view the OCS video which further explains the cohorts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5LuYKnzEtA.
- Students in Cohort A will attend in person on Monday and Tuesday and will attend virtually on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cohort A students' first in-person day will be on Monday, August 17, 2020.
- Students in Cohort B will attend in-person on Thursday and Friday and virtually on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Cohort B students' first in person day will be Thursday, August 20, 2020.
- Parents and students should note that attendance will be taken for 5 days a week for both in-person and virtual days.
- Students will receive 1:1 devices on their first face-to-face day of learning.
Return to Learn Guidebook for Parents
Onslow County Schools has created a Return to Learn Guidebook which explains the procedures, protocols and requirements of staff and students when they return to school. It includes information on health screenings, transportation, masks, and much more. The guide can be viewed here: https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/36654
Online School Payments
This year, online school payments are available. Parents are highly encouraged to pay school fees through the School Cash Online program. While payments can still be made by cash or check, we strongly recommend parents use this portal to cut down on cash handling in schools and provide an immediate receipt for the funds. There are NO convenience fees or surcharges to use this service. Please register for your account or login here: https://onslow.schoolcashonline.com/All students K-5 will pay $31.00 for school fees, including a $25.00 device fee.
Car Rider Information
Students will need to remain in their vehicle with a parent. We are requesting that students be seated on the right side (passenger side) of the car to assist with the temperature/wellness check that must occur before that student gets out of the car. Staff members will be coming to the cars as you pull up to designated spots to screen students. Please pull your car forward to the next available screener. We ask that you are patient with us as staff handle the new processes and requirements. Keep in mind that students must go directly into the building and to their classroom. Breakfast will be delivered to classrooms every morning. Students must wear their mask and practice social distancing as they enter the school.
If you plan on your child(ren) being a car rider, you will need to complete an updated form to receive your car tags for this year. The file has been attached below if you would like to print it out and complete it now, but they will also be available at the school. Please complete the form and return it to your child's teacher at your earliest convenience.
**Parents will not be able to park and walk their child into school this year.
At this time, only essential personnel are allowed into our buildings. If a child is tardy or needs to be checked out early, one parent will be allowed in to complete the check in/check out process. All visitors must wear a mask and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Student check outs or transportation changes will not be allowed after 3 PM.
Bus Transportation Information
If you are not sure which bus your child is riding or where their stop is located, please go to the following site: http://timssql670a.onslow.k12.nc.us/liveweb/webquery/
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