Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Sidewalk Construction News

Hello Clear Lake Families,

We wanted to bring you a construction update. The city has shut down the west side of the intersection at Primrose and Barger.

For Clear Lake families this means students walking or riding and heading straight across Barger will need to cross on the east side of the driveway leaving the Clear Lake/Shasta property. For students walking or riding and heading west down Barger, the crossing will be one block west of Primrose, near the fire station.

Below is an image for clarification.

Thank you for your patience while the city makes these improvements.

Primrose and Barger Sidewalk Closure



First Week Success!

Our first week has been awesome! So many smiles and a whole lot of learning and collaboration. Clear Lake is a GREAT place to be!


Resource Team  Collaborative art 

 Title team


Front office staff and our new Principal, Ms Bayer.

High fives

Fun in class

State Assessment Information

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 participate in science testing. Bethel has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. 


Supply Fee

Hello Clear Lake families!

We are requesting a $25 fee that will go towards classroom supplies and other items that are needed throughout the school year. Please pay this as soon as you are able. Make sure you purchase a backpack or a bag for your child and we will provide the rest! If you have any questions please call our office.

***Edited to add: Sorry for the confusion. There is no supply list this year. Instead we’re asking for a $25 supply fee that will cover the cost of student supplies in the classroom. All your student needs is a backpack. We do have a limited supply of backpacks in the office for students who need one. If you paid this fee during online registration, you are all set! THANK YOU!  If you would rather pay in person our office hours are 9am to 3pm.

Thank you for your patience while we roll out this new program.

News For Incoming Kindergarten Students

Now in its 5th year, the Kindergarten Smart Start program is a carefully designed process intended to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten for your child.

During the first week of school, your child will attend school one day. During the second week of school, from Monday through Thursday, your child will attend school on a staggered start, a half-day either in the morning or afternoon. This will enable kindergarten staff to:

  • Introduce your child to school in small groups with a supportive team of educators
  • Teach expectations and routines as they learn about recess on the playground
  • Teach cafeteria procedures as they eat lunch
  • Assess students in academic areas and school readiness activities in small groups
  • Meet with families to learn more about your child
  • Determine classroom assignments to best meet the educational needs of every child

Smart Start also allows time for you to meet with your child’s kindergarten teacher before the school year begins. At this meeting, you can help the teacher get to know your child and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

During registration, you will sign up for a time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher on Thursday, September 5th or Friday, September 6th and indicate a preference for either the morning or afternoon for staggered start the second week of school (September 9-13).  Your school will notify you of the exact time of your parent/teacher meeting and confirm your staggered start time.

Click here for the Smart Start Schedule