Bethel Public Schools Opening Plan and Website

The Bethel Public School District has been engaged in contingency planning and preparation for the opening of schools as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. The health and safety of our students, staff, and school community is our highest priority. As such, the document, Opening Our Schools - Fall 2021, outlines our plan for a “full, safe, and appropriate” opening of our schools in the fall of 2021, consistent with all applicable executive orders, laws, and regulations. This plan takes into account guidance from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the State of Connecticut, and may change as a result of evolving public health concerns. In addition, our District considered additional priorities, including equity in education, social-emotional learning needs, and academic recovery, to ensure learning is accessible to all. 

The Bethel Public Schools Opening Plan, can be found on our district COVID-19 Opening Bethel Public Schools website.  In addition, this website included helpful resources for families aligning with the priorities of Bethel Public Schools and principles outlined by the CSDE. As the situation is constantly evolving and we are met with public health and state guidance updates, please expect periodic changes to the website to provide our community the most up to date information regarding opening of schools. 

About Us

"Our Primary Purpose is to Improve Student Achievement."

Mission, Core Beliefs, & Equity Statement


The mission of the Bethel Public Schools is to foster a culture of excellence and achievement accomplished through strong, collaborative relationships and rigorous teaching and learning opportunities for all learners. Our graduates will be compassionate, skilled and inquisitive individuals, who take initiative in making positive contributions to society.

Core Beliefs 

We believe:  

  1. that educational excellence benefits the entire community and is the shared responsibility of students, families, educators, staff, and citizens. 

  2. that equity is a fundamental value, providing for high-quality education and that the diversity of our students is an asset to the educational community.  

  3. in having high expectations for all children to learn and grow to their full potential.

  4. in developing caring, respectful, and supportive relationships among stakeholders which creates an environment that fosters social-emotional growth.

  5. that if we want our students to engage in a global workforce and become effective stewards of  democracy, we need to develop their ability to think critically,  become effective collaborators, creators and innovators.

  6. in the necessity of teaching students to become informed and positive contributing members of society. 

  7. that recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional educators creates a rigorous learning environment that will prepare our students for the demands of the future workforce. 

  8. that safe, secure, well-maintained, equipped facilities are essential for the physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development of our students. 

  9. in communicating the fundamental value and quality of education being delivered in our schools.

Equity Statement

The Bethel Public Schools has adopted the CAPSS Equity Statement: 

Equity is achieved when student outcomes are not predicted by gender, race, ethnicity, class, or special needs and where all students reach a level of efficacy and competencies that support a rewarding and productive life. This requires the elimination of the inequalities that contribute to disproportionate learning and achievement by students of different social groups while ensuring all students are prepared for a productive and meaningful life.

Welcome to the Bethel Public Schools Website 

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make this site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students, and other members of our community. Consult the site for detailed information about curriculum, calendars, events, research links, and newsletters. It’s all here. All five of Bethel’s public schools and athletic facilities are located in a beautiful 140-acre Educational Park near the geographical center of the community. The site is considered to be one of the most attractive and functional school complexes in this part of the nation. Parents find the proximity of the schools to be ideal for car-pooling, facilitating transitions between schools, and participating in the full scope of services offered by the school system. The park is the social and recreational center of the community. (Read more)


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

Johnson & Rockwell School Renovation Project Information

Wellness Policy  - Triennial Assessment

Download this free app to check in on the development of your 0-5 year old's heart, mind, body, and words with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® and to find fun ways to learn through play together. Sparkler is an evidence-based, mobile platform available in English and Spanish, that is working with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood to help fuel healthy early childhood development.