Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Recognizing Winning And Sportsmanship

Here’s proof that winning does not preclude sportsmanship. Christine Guldager, the girls soccer coach (and Math teacher) at Willamette High School, has been honored with the Oregon Meritorious Sportsmanship Award. This recognition is presented by the Oregon Athletic Officials Association…the referees.

Not only has Christine led by her example of positive behavior, her teams are perennial league championship contenders and state tournament participants.

Congratulations to Christine, and thank you for setting such a positive example of how to win with sportsmanship and humility.


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Willamette girls soccer coach Christine Guldager gets her team fired up before games, but her sportsmanship has been recognized with a state award from referees.

Reconociendo ganar y la deportividad

Aquí hay pruebas de que ganar no excluye la deportividad.

Christine Guldager, la entrenadora de fútbol de niñas (y maestra de matemáticas) en Willamette High School, ha sido honrada con el Premio de Deportividad Meritoria de Oregon. Este reconocimiento es presentado por la Asociación de Oficiales Atléticos de Oregon … los árbitros.

Christine no solo ha liderado su ejemplo de comportamiento positivo, sino que sus equipos son competidores perennes del campeonato de liga y participantes estatales en torneos.

Felicitaciones a Christine, quien representa a todo Bethel mientras da un ejemplo positivo de cómo ganar con deportividad y humildad.



A message from Principal Bayer

Hello Clear Lake Families,

The finish line is here! This coming week is the last of the school year, but it’s an important one for your child. Teachers are still gathering information about student learning, and students will be showing what they know from the reflections that have been assigned, so please stay engaged through the week with the reflection task. Teachers will also be hosting fun Zoom meetings during the last week of the school year.

Report Cards: They will look different this spring because of the school closure, but report cards will be mailed home the week of June 15th. They will also include reminder information about Online Registration, including your child’s Snapcode for Registration. Watch for all of this in the mail.

Chromebook Return: It’s time to return the loaner Chromebooks in order to prepare for the coming school year. Bethel loaned out more than 2,300 Chromebooks which need to be cleaned, reorganized, repaired and prepared for September. Here is the schedule for returning Chromebooks; each day is at Willamette High School:

Monday, June 15th:  7:30am-4:00pm

Tuesday, June 16th:  7:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday, June 17th:  7:30am-4:00pm

Thursday, June 17th:  Noon to 7pm

Questions? Call 541-607-1450


Announcements: I’d like to share with you all that Catherine George, one of our Title Educational Assistants, and JeriAnn Benedick, our Head Secretary, are retiring at the end of this year! We owe both of them our gratitude for years of service with our staff, students and community. They will both be greatly missed and we appreciate all of the years they devoted to the school! CONGRATULATIONS!


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Essentials Drive this Friday 6/5

Here’s one way we can donate and help our neighbors during COVID-19. The Bethel Education Foundation is teaming with the Bethel School District and the Kendall Automotive Group to stage a Stuff the Truck Essentials Drive this Friday, 10:00-2:00 at Willamette High School.

Your donations of laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, gift cards, diapers, non-perishable food, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, etc., will be collected and later distributed to Bethel families.

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, volunteers will be accepting donations in the Willamette parking lot without the need for drivers to get out of their cars.

For more information, contact the Bethel Education Foundation at 541-517-3303.

Aquí hay una manera en que podemos ayudar a nuestros vecinos durante COVID-19. El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con la Fundación de Educación Bethel y el Kendall Automotive Group para organizar Essentials Drive este viernes, 10: 00-2: 00 en escuela secundaria de Willamette.

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Message From District Leaders/Mensaje de los líderes del distrito

Dear Clear Lake Families,

Please take some time to read the message below from Bethel School Board Chair, Paul Jorgensen and our Superintendent, Chris Parra.

There have been many times when communities across our nation have taken to the streets in protest of the death of a Black person. As a nation, we find ourselves here again. We have been deeply, deeply troubled by the events of the last week. The recent deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia are appalling. The grief, anger, frustration and fear expressed by members of the Black community – both nationwide and in the greater Eugene area – is very real and terribly painful.

As a school district, Bethel has been and remains dedicated to standing with the students and families of our Black and Brown communities. Even while our school buildings are closed, we seek to continue providing support and resources to our families.

But, we know we must do more. As part of the greater community that cares deeply about our students and families, it is our responsibility to speak up against bigotry, and to teach compassion and make changes when we see inequities within our system. We will continue to learn together and commit to improving the lives and experiences of the students we serve. These are values on which we can all agree, and on which we can all improve.

We are personally committing to being a part of the solution rather than ignoring and perpetuating the problem. We can grow and learn together and work to create a better community for everyone.

Paul Jorgensen                                                           Chris Parra     
Chair, Bethel School Board                            Superintendent, Bethel School District

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Friday check in from Principal Bayer

Hello Clear Lake Families!

Can you believe how quickly this year has zoomed by?  The end of the school year, June 11th, is in sight. This is definitely bittersweet for all of us. Thank you for helping your child stay connected with their teacher. It is a special relationship they have developed during the school closure.

Please keep your child engaged! Clear Lake teachers are developing fun activities for their students and children will continue to have Zoom class meetings. There will also be teacher-developed reflection activities and ongoing choice opportunities (from Bethel’s supplemental web page) to engage in the last week of school. All this will also allow our teachers to gather more information about student learning so they can provide feedback to your child up to the last day of school. There will also be a reflection that we are asking students to complete. This will be available the week of June 8th through the Bethel website  (I will send the link). If you have been receiving the paper version of the activities, it will be included in the back of the June 1st packet.

DESK BAG PICK UP/LIBRARY BOOK DROP OFF:                                                                              TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd and TUESDAY, JUNE 9th  are the final days to pick up your child’s desk bag. The pick up times are 4:00-6:00 pm, like usual. However, if for some reason you can’t make either of those dates and times please call our office. LIBRARY BOOKS: please watch your email for a message from Mrs. Brown from our library.  

Despite the craziness we are all experiencing this spring, the resilience of families and children, and the dedication of teachers has been remarkable. I am so proud to have been the leader of this remarkable school! We have an amazing community of students, staff and families and I am honored to be a part of it! #GoBears

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