Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

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Student Health Update

Dear Clear Lake Families,

Questions have been asked about the coronavirus and our school’s preparation and response to a potential outbreak. Below is the latest information available, but be aware it will likely change because the circumstances around the virus are very fluid.

Communication: Expect regular and possibly changing information from us. Bethel School District remains in close contact with Lane County Public Health (LCPH) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) on how to best prepare for the possibility of the virus spreading and impacting our schools in some way. The coronavirus, also called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a respiratory disease that has been confirmed in Oregon. We are asking many questions of ODE on school operations. Here is a Q&A from ODE and the Oregon Health Authority. We are also seeking input from LCPH on prevention. This is a new experience for everyone, but we will continue giving you updated, factual information as soon as it is available.

Immediate Response: As of today, Clear Lake and all Bethel schools will be disinfected on a daily basis. This means all flat surfaces like desks and table tops, as well as door knobs, heavily trafficked areas, etc., will be wiped down. This is a proactive step to help prevent the spread of this virus.

All of our teachers will be re-teaching healthy habits with their students, referring to this flyer provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which has emphasized that simple washing of hands is important to limiting the spread of COVID-19. Please reaffirm these common steps with your children at home so their healthy habits become second nature. Continue reading

Student Success Act Survey

Please Take This Brief Bethel Survey

It’s time to reinvest in our schools. New funding is coming to Bethel School District and we want your ideas about improvements that will benefit all students.

The Student Success Act will provide an additional $4.6 million per year to Bethel schools, beginning this fall. This new money has two purposes: to increase academic achievement while reducing disparities among student groups, and to meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.

Throughout January, the district held multiple meetings with the community and school staff asking for thoughts on how to best invest these new funds.

In order to include still more voices, the district has created a short online survey to capture your vision for our schools, and in particular how to support our historically underserved students. Please take this brief Student Success Act survey. Your voice matters! The survey will be open through Friday, February 14.

 

Por Favor, Tome Esta Breve Encuesta de Bethel

Es hora de reinvertir en nuestras escuelas. Nuevos fondos están llegando al Distrito Escolar de Bethel y queremos sus ideas sobre mejoras que beneficiarán a todos los estudiantes.

La Ley de Éxito Estudiantil proporcionará $ 4.6 millones adicionales por año a las escuelas de Bethel, a partir de este otoño. Este nuevo dinero tiene dos propósitos: aumentar el rendimiento académico al tiempo que se reducen las disparidades entre los grupos de estudiantes y satisfacer las necesidades de salud mental y conducta de los estudiantes.

A lo largo de Enero, el distrito mantuvo múltiples reuniones con la comunidad y el personal de la escuela para reflexionar sobre cómo invertir mejor estos nuevos fondos.

Para incluir aún más voces, el distrito ha creado una breve encuesta en línea para capturar su visión de nuestras escuelas y, en particular, cómo apoyar a nuestros estudiantes históricamente desatendidos. Por favor realice esta breve encuesta de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil. ¡Tu voz importa! La encuesta estará abierta hasta el Viernes, 14 de Febrero.

Upcoming Events of Interest

Hi Clear Lake Families,

Below are a couple of upcoming events that may interest you.

Eugene Little League Baseball

ELL is the most affordable team sport available for our kids, so let’s play ball !!
Boys & girls, ages 6-12
Online registration is now open through March 15th @ http://www.eugenelittleleague.org
The kids will learn & practice confidence, strategy, cooperation, perseverance, humility, patience, teamwork, forethought, sportsmanship & respect.
And they’ll have fun playing the game together!  Fresh air.  Fair play.  Exercise.  Social.  Non-violent.

 

Abolish Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month and the Junior League of Eugene is raising awareness about the issue of human sex trafficking in the Eugene/Springfield area. The subject is sensitive, the topic is not easily approachable, but it is important to understand the signs and know whom to call because vulnerable youth and families in our community are at risk of becoming victims of traffickers. Click here to learn more (PDF) about a community education event on January 31st.

Important January Dates

Hi Clear Lake Families,

Here are a few don’t miss dates for January!

Choral Concert January 13th 7:00-7:30pm
PTO meeting January 16th 6:30-7:30
NO SCHOOL January 20th
Staff Inservice (no school for students) January 31st

 

We also want to share with you an opportunity to receive a $30 gift card.

Child Care Services You Need And Want

Portland State University hopes to hear from you about your child care needs and experiences.  All parents of children 0-5 who complete a 10 minute survey before January 12th will receive a $30 gift card.

  • ONLINE  SURVEY:  To complete an online survey, please email the word “survey” to psuweb@websrg.comor text “survey” to 614-636-0012 (standard text message rates apply).
  • PHONE SURVEY:  If you would like to do the survey over the phone, please call SRG at 1-800-341-3660.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Beth Green at Portland State University, 503-725-9904.

Flu Information – Wash Those Hands!

Hi Clear Lake Families,

Bethel School District has become aware that some students are absent because of a respiratory illness. From the information we have at this point, it appears that the illness might be caused by influenza or “flu”.

What is flu? Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. It is thought to be spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. It is also possible to transmit flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. The average incubation period for flu is 2 days but can range between 1-4 days. Those with flu can infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Symptoms: Fever 100 ºF or higher), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, feeling very tired, vomiting or diarrhea. Not everyone that has flu has all of these symptoms.

How serious is it? The severity of flu is unpredictable and can vary from person to person. Certain people are at a higher risk of complication from flu. These include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease). Complication of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infection, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions. Immunocompromised or high-risk individuals (e.g., people with cancer, pregnant women, the elderly) should seek medical care promptly if they develop flu-like symptoms.

If you think your child has the flu, the following will help you and help prevent others from getting sick:

  • Stay at home for 24 hours until after fever has resolved without the aid of fever reducing medicines (e.g., Advil or Tylenol)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are
  • Stay home when sick. Maintain distance from other people to prevent the spread of illness.
  • Wash hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds Alcohol- based hand sanitizers are also helpful in reducing the spread of the flu.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Wash hands after blowing the nose or coughing into a tissue, and dispose of tissues after use.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of g

The Bethel Health Center is a full service medical clinic located at 1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A (Cascade Middle School)

Open Mon, Tues, & Thurs during the school year.
Call for appointment 541-607-1430

If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance, please contact Lane County Health and Human Services at 541-682-4041.

 

For this and more news from our health room consider subscribing to our Health Room Blog.

 

Carta para padres y tutores sobre las ausencias recientes

El Distrito Escolar Bethel se ha dado cuenta de que algunos estudiantes están ausentes debido a una enfermedad respiratoria. De la información que tenemos en este punto, parece que la enfermedad podría ser causada por la influenza o “gripe”.

¿Qué es la gripe? La gripe es una enfermedad respiratoria contagiosa que es causada por un virus. Se cree que se propaga por las gotitas provenientes cuando la gente tose, estornuda o habla. También es posible transmitir la gripe tocando una superficie u objeto que tiene el virus de la gripe en ella, y luego tocar su propia boca, nariz u ojos. El período de incubación promedio para la gripe es de 2 días, pero puede variar entre 1-4 días. Aquellos con gripe pueden infectar a otros comenzando un día antes de que los síntomas se desarrollen y de 5 a 7 días después de enfermarse.

Síntomas: Fiebre (100 ºF o superior), tos, dolor de garganta, secreción o congestión nasal, dolor de cuerpo, sensación de cansancio, vómito o diarrea. No todos los que tienen gripe tienen todos estos síntomas.

¿Qué tan grave es? La gravedad de la gripe es impredecible y puede variar de persona a persona. Ciertas personas tienen un mayor riesgo de complicaciones por la gripe. Estos incluyen los ancianos, los niños pequeños, las mujeres embarazadas y las personas con ciertas condiciones de salud (como asma, diabetes o enfermedad cardíaca). La complicación de la gripe puede incluir neumonía bacteriana, infección del oído, deshidratación y empeoramiento de condiciones médicas crónicas. Las personas inmunocomprometidas o de alto riesgo (por ejemplo, las personas con cáncer, las mujeres embarazadas, los ancianos) deben buscar atención médica con prontitud si desarrollan síntomas similares a los de la gripe.

Si cree que su hijo tiene la gripe, lo siguiente le ayudará y ayudará a prevenir que otros se enfermen:

• Permanezca en casa durante 24 horas hasta que se haya resuelto la fiebre sin la ayuda de medicamentos para reducir la fiebre (por ejemplo, Advil o Tylenol)
• Evitar el contacto cercano con personas que están enfermas.
• Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo. Mantenga la distancia de otras personas para prevenir la propagación de la enfermedad.
• Lávese las manos a menudo con jabón y agua caliente durante al menos 20 segundos. Los desinfectantes para manos a base de alcohol también son útiles para reducir la propagación de la gripe.
• Cubra tos y estornudos con pañuelos desechables o tosiendo en el interior del codo. Lavarse las manos después de sonarse la nariz o toser en un pañuelo desechable  y
desechar el pañuelo después del uso.
• Evite tocar los ojos, la nariz y la boca para evitar la propagación de gérmenes.

El Centro de Salud Bethel es una clínica completa como la clínica de un doctor, pero con la diferencia que está en una escuela. Para más información o para hacer citas llamar  al 541-607-1430.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, preocupación o necesita asistencia, comuníquese con el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Lane al 541-682-4041

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