Cascade Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Make Your Voice Heard

We need to hear about how to better support your child. Bethel will be receiving increased school funding as promised through Oregon’s Student Success Act. Now, you can share your thoughts and ideas about how to best spend this new revenue.

All Cascade parents and guardians are invited to a special Bethel School District community-wide meeting. Your input is valuable. Here is a preview of a few questions we will be asking:

— What school services have supported your child’s success in school?
— What are missing supports and opportunities for your child?
— What are your ideas for better supporting other students in the district?

When: January 9th or 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Willamette High School cafeteria

Child Care: To request free child care, please RSVP by January 6th to renee.brolin@bethel.k12.or.us

Translation: The district will provide free translation services at both meetings

Please join us for one of the two meetings in January. It is a real opportunity to advocate for your child. Contact me if you have any questions.

 

Haz oír tu voz

Necesitamos saber cómo apoyar mejor a su hijo. Bethel recibirá un mayor financiamiento escolar según lo prometido a través de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon. Ahora, puede compartir sus pensamientos e ideas sobre cómo gastar mejor estos nuevos ingresos..

Todos los padres y tutores Cascade están invitados a una reunión comunitaria especial del Distrito Escolar de Bethel. Su aporte es valioso. Aquí hay una vista previa de algunas preguntas que haremos:

— ¿Qué servicios escolares han apoyado el éxito de su hijo en la escuela?
— ¿Qué le faltan apoyos y oportunidades para su hijo?
— ¿Cuáles son sus ideas para apoyar mejor a otros estudiantes en el distrito?

Cuándo: 9 o 14 de enero, 6:00-7: 30 p.m.

Dónde: cafetería de Willamette High School

Cuidado de niños: Para solicitar cuidado de niños gratis, confirme su asistencia antes del 6 de enero a renee.brolin@bethel.k12.or.us

Traducción: el distrito proporcionará servicios de traducción gratuitos en ambas reuniones

Únase a nosotros para una de las dos reuniones en enero. Es una verdadera oportunidad para abogar por su hijo. Contactame si tienes alguna pregunta.

The Flu In Bethel

Throughout the community, we are seeing an increase in student illnesses and the flu. There have been confirmed cases of the flu in Bethel schools. All flu viruses can be easily spread from person to person. That’s why we are trying to teach students about proper hygiene in order to reduce the spread of flu. We want to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, but we need your help:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Show your children how to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough into their elbow. This will go a long way toward preventing the spread of colds and the flu.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to have a fever of 100 degrees or greater, or are otherwise sick while at school, will be brought to the school health room until a parent or guardian arrives to take them home.
  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or do not have signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.  Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

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Free Feminine Hygiene Products

Cascade students will now have free access to feminine hygiene products in school restrooms. A plan proposed by Superintendent Chris Parra to supply the products at all Bethel schools has been in the works since last spring, before the state legislature took up the issue. Dispensers are now being installed throughout the district and all will be in place before Winter Break.

Through conversations with students and families, it was clear that free access to feminine hygiene products was a very real need. Every Bethel school’s Health Room has had menstrual products available, but students have had to ask for them. Now, at Cascade and every Bethel school there will be Girls’ restrooms where free supplies will be available.

Productos de higiene femenina gratuitos

Los estudiantes de Cascade ahora tendrán acceso gratuito a productos de higiene femenina en los baños escolares. Un plan propuesto por el Superintendente Chris Parra para suministrar los productos en todas las escuelas de Bethel ha estado en proceso desde la primavera pasada, antes de que la legislatura estatal abordara el tema. Ahora se están instalando dispensadores en todo el distrito y cada uno estará en su lugar antes de las vacaciones de invierno.

A través de conversaciones con estudiantes y familias, quedó claro que el acceso a productos de higiene femenina era una necesidad muy real. La sala de salud de todas las escuelas de Bethel ha tenido productos menstruales disponibles, pero los estudiantes han tenido que pedirlos. Ahora, en Cascade y en cada escuela de Bethel habrá baños para niñas donde habrá suministros gratuitos disponibles.

State Testing Approaches

Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests.

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Bethel School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Bethel students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system. Continue reading

Cascade Reminders…

Conferences:

  • Wednesday, December 4 from 5:00-8:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 5 from 1:00-8:00 pm

Note: Cookie Dough pick-up will also be from 1:00-8:00 pm (December 5)- please arrange to have cookie dough picked up during this time:)

 

School Schedule:

  • Thursday, December 5 (Half day- Students released at 12:00 pm)- snack will be provided at the end of the school day.
  • Friday, December 6 (No School  – In-service Day)

 

Winter Music Concert:

  • December 18 @ Powers Auditorium from 7:00- 8:30 pm
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