1/20 Communication update: Going forward, families will be informed of any changes to in-person learning only if your child’s school is impacted.
Ongoing updates and full list of schools HERE. Grab-and-Go Meals HERE.

 Please read more about this in Dr. Hite’s update HERE

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We Are Bethune!

Our Mission

Our mission at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School is to educate and nurture lifelong learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers who are college and career ready and can be successful in a global society.

Click here for out latest COVID letter (updated 1/5/22).

Here is a general Right To Know letter to all parents informing them of their rights to know when their child is taught for an extended period by a Not Appropriately State Certified Teacher.  Any questions about this please reach out to Principal Bradley (English) (Spanish)

The 2021-22 Mary M. Bethune School Plan is now available for public review. Please provide any feedback HERE.

Three Technology Support Centers

For students in district schools who need to repair or replace a damaged Chromebook, parents or guardians can bring the damaged device and valid identification to any of the Parent & Family Technology Support Centers:

Fitzpatrick Annex Building
4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA  19154
(rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School)

Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Avenue; Philadelphia, PA 19138
Use the side entrance on Haines Street.

South Philadelphia High School
2101 South Broad Street
Use the main entrance on Broad Street

Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dean’s corner…..Click on their names (Mr. Fulton or Mr. Johnson) to access their Google Meet links.

Here are the notices of a Federal mandate by the EPA informing building occupants of the availability of the 3 Year AHERA Management Plan (English Version) (Spanish Version)

How to get into Google Classroom:
1.  Visit www.philasd.org
2.  Click login (username is the student’s id number, password can be found by calling the school if needed)
3.  Click SIS (Student Information System)
4.  Go to the Message center on the left hand side of your
5.  Scroll down to Google Classroom and click on the
Google Classroom icon
6.  Once in Google Classroom, click the class you’re
assigned to for that time
7.  Then click the google meets link in the header

Back to School information on hot topics like Chromebooks, meals, registration etc, has been consolidated to a Hub that lives on the District’s site here:  https://www.philasd.org/ backtoschool/ 

Parent Stepper for Google Classroom

HP Chromebook Stepper
** Need additional Chromebook Support:
Email: FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org

Dell Chromebook Stepper

Internet Access

Translating Documents

Internet Access: Options for Families

Student grab-and-go meals at our 63 school sites will be distributed weekly on FRIDAYS ONLY from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Message from Principal Bradley

Principal“Enter to learn; depart to serve”
– Mary McLeod Bethune

Dear Bethune Families,

I consider it a privilege to serve the Bethune Community as your proud principal and lead learner!  I am honored to continue the legacy of closing the belief gap. I am confident that our community of learners are destined for greatness and at Bethune we provide the strong foundation of self-awareness, accountability and academic rigor needed to help all things come to fruition.  I join a staff of committed educators and faculty who love and believe in our children and see our parents as partners.

My 21 years of experience have prepared me for the road ahead and we still have work to do!  We will continue to be steadfast as we remove barriers to learning for all of our children. High quality education with high standards doesn’t happen – it is planned and executed keeping the end in mind.  We will invest sweat equity in each of our students simply because they are worth it!

This past year we have increases academic success for our scholars in significant ways.  We are getting better at finding out how to bring out the brilliance of our community members.

Aliya Catanch-Bradley