Information » Principal's Message

Principal's Message


August 15, 2019


Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another fabulous year of learning and fun at Bethany Elementary School!  We have a few staffing changes this year.  Seventh grade teacher Mrs. Noriega left us to take on the all-important job of stay at home mom.  Ms. Witthoft moved from sixth grade to seventh grade, and Mrs. Adrienne Bella transferred from Altamont School to fill our open sixth grade position.  Our librarian, Mrs. Boynton, is now enjoying retired life, so we are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Diane Salda as our Learning Commons Technician.  Finally, we have a new Vice Principal, former Wicklund teacher Mrs. Radhika Dinesh.  Please join me in welcoming our new staff members and in wishing our former Bobcats well in their new endeavors!


Preliminary California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) data is in, and I am proud to share that once again, Bethany students excelled.  Science results (CAST) are not expected until January.  As always, I am very proud of our Bobcats!


Volleyball season kicks off next week with tryouts for the 5th/6th grade team on Tuesday, August 20th and tryouts for the 7th/8th grade team on Thursday, August 22nd.  Students must have a signed permission slip to try out. Permission slips are available in the school office.


Finally, just a few reminders about campus hours and student safety.  Students in grades K-3 are dismissed at 2:10.  Students in grades 4-8 are dismissed at 2:55.  All students are dismissed at 1:30 on Fridays.  Adults remaining on campus between the 2:10 and 2:55 dismissals must report to the office to register as a guest and receive a visitor’s badge. Dismissal is the busiest time of the day, so please assist us in keeping students safe by following all parking lot protocols, and staying with your car if you park in the white zone.


Again, welcome back.  Great things happen at Bethany every day.  I look forward to sharing them with you!


Debbie Wingo