Clear Lake Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

COVID-19: Keeping Sick Children Home

Bethel Schools are trying to be proactive to keep our students healthy. Here are a few things to keep in mind if your child is not feeling well.

  • Students should stay home when they’re ill with symptoms of a fever, cough or shortness of breath
  • Call your healthcare provider if your child has those symptoms
  • When calling or emailing the school to report them as being sick, please provide details on your child’s illness (all information will remain confidential)

As a reminder, we have been re-teaching students the healthy habits of properly covering a cough, not touching eyes, nose or mouth, and washing hands for at least 20 seconds. In addition, each of our classrooms and high traffic areas throughout the school are being sanitized with disinfecting solutions every day.

By being proactive and following guidelines when children are ill, together we can help maintain a healthy environment for all students and staff.


COVID-19: Mantener a los niños enfermos en casa

Las escuelas en Bethel están tratando de ser proactivas para mantener a nuestros estudiantes saludables. Aquí hay algunas cosas a tener en cuenta si su hijo no se siente bien:

– Los estudiantes deben quedarse en casa cuando estén enfermos con síntomas de fiebre, tos o falta de aire.

– Llame a su proveedor de atención médica si su hijo tiene esos síntomas

– Cuando llame a la escuela para informar que están enfermos, proporcione detalles sobre la enfermedad de su hijo (toda la información será confidencial)

Como recordatorio, hemos vuelto a enseñar los hábitos saludables de cubrirse adecuadamente la tos, no tocarse los ojos, la nariz o la boca, y lavarse las manos durante al menos 20 segundos. Además, cada una de nuestras aulas y áreas de alto tráfico en toda la escuela están siendo limpiadas con soluciones desinfectantes todos los días.

Al ser proactivos y seguir pautas cuando los niños están enfermos, juntos podemos ayudar a mantener un ambiente saludable para todos los estudiantes y el personal.

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 @
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.