Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Volunteers in the Clear Lake Garden

Once again this year, folks from the office of Eugene Alternative Realtors spent several hours in the Clear Lake garden weeding, trimming, adding mulch to the soil. The team volunteered with the School Garden Project on Lane County to help prepare our garden for this year’s Spring planting by students. The Realtors are no stranger to Clear Lake- that have come to help the last few years in a show of care and help for our students who will soon be returning to weekly garden sessions. THANK YOU, Eugene Alternative Realtors!

Snow Day Make-Up Plan

Hello Clear Lake Families,
Thanks for your patience while it was determined how we could make up the school days lost to the snow.
We will be restoring three days to the calendar in June.
–The last day for students was supposed to be Thursday, June 13, a half day.  Now students’ last day will be Tuesday, June 18th and it will also be a half day.
–FYI, Willamette’s graduation will remain June 7th
Staff here at Clear Lake will meet to determine what – if any – adjustments need to be made to our end-of-the-year activities, such as 5th grade departure, field-day activities, etc.  We will send out that information once plans are set.
We know the three additional school days may conflict with your summer vacation plans. In some cases that is unavoidable. But, it is important to provide as much learning time as we can for our students, so we want as many children in school as possible.
Finally, the plan for additional days isn’t yet official. It will go to the School Board for final approval on April 8th, but we do not anticipate any changes by the Board.

Great Fun In Music Class

Students enjoy the scarf dance in music class.

All Clear Lake students have music class three times per week for 30 minute sessions. They learn dance, movements, songs, music and play several instruments. Here, students in a second grade class have finished playing ukuleles and are ending their class with the scarf dance. The dance has students waving and tossing their scarves into the air in time with music. It’s always great learning with LOTS of fun in Ms. Kelley’s music class. 

Welcome Back! Bethel Schools Operating On Time Friday

Every Bethel school is open and starting on time today, Friday, March 1st.

Buses are on their normal schedules and school dismissal will be at its regular time.

Our parking lot is still very wet with large piles of snow, so drivers are asked to please exercise caution and bring extra patience.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel están abiertas y comienzan a tiempo hoy, viernes 1 de marzo.

Los autobuses están en sus horarios normales y la salida de la escuela estará en su horario habitual.

Nuestro estacionamiento todavía está muy mojado con grandes montones de nieve, por lo que se les pide a los conductores que tengan cuidado y traigan paciencia extra.

Update: Bethel Schools Closed Again Thursday

Freezing temperatures overnight and treacherous morning driving conditions have forced the closure of all Bethel schools again on Thursday, February 28th.

We had hoped that a 2-hour delay would allow the conditions to improve. However, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority and their ability get to school is still compromised.

All school-related evening activities are cancelled.

The City of Eugene’s ice/snow emergency remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Las bajas temperaturas de la noche a la mañana y las peligrosas condiciones de manejo por la mañana han forzado el cierre de todas las escuelas de Bethel el jueves 28 de febrero.

La emergencia de hielo / nieve de la ciudad de Eugene sigue vigente. Se anima a los residentes a mantenerse fuera de las carreteras a menos que sea absolutamente necesario.