News From Clear Lake

Greetings everyone,

It’s been another fun week at Clear Lake as we head into Spring Break. Family Fun Night was a blast! Thanks again to our dedicated PTO for making that happen. There were well over 250 people here enjoying the Bingo, Ice Cream (once we got it thawed and CUT up- thanks to Mr. Gingery!), and the carnival games- all FREE.

Kids love our all-school assemblies and we had another one today-Friday- to recognize academic achievement, perfect attendance, self-managers and students of the month- and to kickoff our Read-a-Thon. Students have packets so they may begin reading over Spring break and log those reading minutes- AND raise pledge money to buy more books for our school library. There are some VERY popular books that are often all checked out from the school library- with these funds we can buy more!


On Saturday, March 31 at 12:00 NOON- Rain OR Shine- will Be Anita K’s 37th annual Easter Egg Hunt. She is a local Bethel resident who does the egg hunt all on her own on the field behind Clear Lake/Shasta. Childern 12 and under are welcome to come for the hunt. She will run groups 3 & under, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. She asks that parents give their children a strong plastic bag or pillow case. Paper may fall apart if it gets damp. And, Anita asks parents not to help their children unless they have a disability that requires support. She wants children to do this on their own as much as possible.

I’m also attaching questions and answers HERE about how we celebrate with children at school, in response to some parent questions last month. If you have questions that aren’t answered or if you have ideas on how to help us create inclusive celebrations at school, feel free to contact me.


Thanks for reading, have a good break!



The Latest, From Clear Lake…

Greetings All,

Here is the latest:

Family Fun Night Almost Here
Come join us this Wednesday the 21st, from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the CL cafeteria for our PTO’s annual Family Fun Night. The event is put on by the PTO as a way of saying “Thank You” to our CL families for supporting PTO and the school throughout the year. There will be FREE bingo with prizes, FREE ice cream with toppings, FREE carnival-style games for the kids with prizes. There will be four theme baskets raffled off during the evening; A Disney basket, a Kitchen basket, a Movie & Snacks basket, and an Arts & Crafts basket. There will also be a 50:50 drawing. And, we have four items donated to go in a silent auction. See the pic above to view the auction items.

Grow Veggies On A Budget
Bethel School District is teaming with Food for lane County and the OSU Extension Service to bring you a free class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your garden and harvest your fresh produce. Click here for more information.

Cultivar vegetales en un presupuesto
El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con Food for Lane County y el Servicio de Extensión de OSU para ofrecerte una clase gratis: Semilla a la cena Cultivo de verduras en un presupuesto. Aprenda formas de bajo costo para construir un suelo saludable, planificar su espacio de cultivo, elegir sus cultivos, cuidar su jardín y cosechar sus productos frescos. Haga clic aquí para mas información.

Free Cooking Course
Bethel School District and Food for Lane County are offering a free cooking course for Bethel residents. Cooking Healthy Meals on a BudgetClick here to learn more.

Curso de cocina gratis
Bethel School District y Food for Lane County están ofreciendo un curso de cocina gratuito para los residentes de Bethel. Cocinar comidas saludables con un presupuestoPulsa aquí para saber más.

That’s all for now- Thanks for reading!

John Luhman

Parents: Let your children know…

Dear Clear Lake families,

Please talk to your child about this. It is most likely to take place at the high school level, but there may be some students at the middle and elementary levels who also plan to participate in or recognize this event.

A much-publicized na­tionwide effort to raise awareness about school safety has called for a student walkout of schools across the country next Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (Click here for information).  The proposed walkout is intended to last for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month. We want to encourage Clear Lake parents and guardians to talk to your children about this day, and if they have been asked by other students to consider leaving school, particularly at the upper grades. We also understand that some parents may be taking their children out of school to participate.

The walkout is a student-led effort and is not organized, supported, or encouraged by the school. If it takes place, we want to ensure it is conducted in a peaceful, respectful, and safe manner.

The issue of school safety is one with which we are all concerned. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and their interest in being informed and engaged community members. However, our school and district cannot encourage walkouts or other demonstrations that affect the learning environment. During school hours, students should be in school—safe, supervised, and learning.

Your child’s safety and education are our primary focus. The safest place for students during school hours is in the school building. Should a walkout occur, we will have staff on hand to help keep students safe, but staff cannot join the demonstration as participants.

Any students who leave school to participate in a walkout demonstration will receive an Unexcused Absence, or will be marked Tardy for the class time they miss.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 541 689-0511 or

John Luhman

Principal, Clear Lake

All Bethel Schools On Regular Schedule Friday

All Bethel schools are open and operating on their normal schedules today, Friday, February 23rd.

Some neighborhood streets and sidewalks may be slick, and caution is urged on the morning commute. As always, parents are encouraged to use their best judgement about their child’s school attendance.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel están abiertas y funcionando en sus horarios normales hoy, viernes, 23 de febrero.

Algunas calles y aceras de los vecindarios pueden estar resbaladizas, y se recomienda precaución en el viaje diario a la mañana. Como siempre, se alienta a los padres a utilizar su mejor juicio sobre la asistencia escolar de sus hijos.

Evening Events Canceled Thursday

With freezing temperatures forecast for Thursday night – and in an abundance of caution – all evening events past 5:30 will be canceled tonight.

As always, check the district and Clear Lake websites, the district Facebook page, or local media for morning weather-related developments.

If you hear nothing, then it means school will take place on a normal schedule.

Con temperaturas heladas pronosticadas para la noche del jueves – y con mucha precaución – todos los eventos nocturnos que pasen a las 5:30 se cancelarán esta noche.

Como siempre, mire los sitios web del distrito y la escuela, la página de Facebook del distrito y los medios locales para los desarrollos relacionados con el clima matutino.

Si no escucha nada, significa que la escuela se llevará a cabo según un horario normal.

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