Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Schools Closing Until April

At the request of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, all Bethel schools will close beginning Monday, March 16th, and will reopen Wednesday, April 1st. Teachers are tentatively scheduled to return on Monday, March 30th.

Read the news release from the Oregon Department of Education

– While schools will not be open, we are finalizing plans to provide bagged to-go lunches at several of our sites. Details will be shared as soon as they are confirmed, including locations and times.

– Childcare providers that are located on school campuses will not be open during the school closure.

– This is intended to be a temporary closure and we will not be providing distance learning at this time.

– There are many decisions yet to be made, including whether these days will be made up at the end of the school year.

We all hope this closure will be successful in combating the coronavirus, and we look forward to being able to return to our normal, healthy school routine.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel cerrarán a partir del lunes 16 de marzo y reabrirán el miércoles 1 de abril para los estudiantes. Los maestros están programados tentativamente para regresar el lunes 30 de marzo.

El cierre es a pedido de la gobernadora de Oregon Kate Brown y de expertos estatales en salud pública, y está destinado a ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, el coronavirus. Continue reading

Bethel Suspends Large and Non-Essential Gatherings


At the direction of Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the recommendation of public health experts, Bethel School District will begin postponing events which are intended to bring together large groups of students, parents and staff. This is intended to encourage social distancing as a method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although at this time no cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Lane County.

Large non-essential school and district-based gatherings and group activities such as Oregon Battle of the Books, music concerts, school assemblies, field trips, PTO meetings, KIDSPORTS practices and games, and family nights will be suspended. This action will remain in effect for approximately 4 weeks, with the possibility that the time frame could be adjusted. This means our Family Fun Night (tonight, March 12th) is postponed and the field trip to the Hult Center on March 17th are cancelled. We will work on rescheduling our Family Fun Night and information will be sent out later.

Bethel School District fully realizes that this change will impact a number of highly anticipated events for which students, parents, and staff have worked long and hard to prepare. We are not alone in experiencing these unanticipated changes; school districts throughout the state are now making similar plans to postpone events. Continue reading

Why The Census Is Important To Bethel

It’s time for Bethel families to be counted in the 2020 U.S. census, including all children in households, regardless of whether they are attending school.

The once-a-decade census helps establish how many federal dollars go to local school districts, including Bethel, to help pay for important programs and services that educate and support our students, including:

  • Breakfast and lunch programs
  • Vocational classes that lead to technical careers after high school
  • Specialized learning for students with disabilities
  • Funding to schools serving more lower-income families

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Email Reminder and Upcoming Events

Hi Clear Lake Families,

We send home a lot of communication via email. In order for you to receive communication, please make sure your email address is updated. Call the front office and let us know if your email has changed in the last year.

We’re having a busy March, be sure to mark your calendar for the following events.

Kindergarten Orientation is March 10th at 3:15 and 6:30 in our library. Please join us and get your child registered in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year!

Family Fun Night is March 12th! We will have raffle prizes (see photos), games, and a silent auction! Come join the fun from 6:00-8:00!

Spring Break is March 23rd – March 27th.

These dates can also be found on the Clear Lake Calendar.


Hope to see you soon!