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, gift cards, cleaning supplies, 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.
El Distrito Escolar de Bethel acepta donaciones
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.
Se recogerán detergentes para la ropa, artículos de limpieza, pañales, alimentos no perecederos, papel higiénico, toallas de papel, productos de higiene femenina, artículos de tocador, etc., y luego se distribuirán a las familias Bethel.
Para mantener las pautas de distanciamiento social, los voluntarios aceptarán donaciones en el estacionamiento de Willamette sin la necesidad de que los conductores salgan de sus autos.
Para más información, comuníquese con la oficina de Fundación de Educación Bethel al 541-517-3303.
Today we learned our students will not return to school campuses this school year, while plans around graduation requirements for seniors have also been announced.
An executive order from Gov. Kate Brown extended the closure of school buildings through June 12th in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe and healthy. While campuses are closed, education continues. Bethel schools will continue on the same pathway of Distance Learning for All that our staff has been preparing to deliver to all students.
This year has also significantly changed for our seniors. Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, has announced a plan around graduation requirements. Click here for the full ODE plan. We are still digging into the new guidance, and will be reaching out to each of our high school seniors and their families soon with more information. Look for communication soon from Willamette and Kalapuya principals.
The school closure also means that proms, field trips, graduations, award ceremonies, and simple classroom activities will be missed or experienced differently. We plan to include our high school student leaders in collaborative planning efforts to address these experiences, and will share details as plans are developed.
During these unprecedented times, I want to say thank you for the kindness and patience you show to one another. We will need continued patience, resilience, kindness and strength as we move through these next few months.
Please remember that we care deeply about the well-being of each and every Bethel student. There is no road map for the trip we are on, but we will take this ride together.
Hoy aprendimos que nuestros estudiantes no regresarán a los campus escolares este año escolar, mientras que también se han anunciado planes en torno a los requisitos de graduación para personas mayores. Continue reading
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Learning Materials Update
Bethel teachers and administrators have worked hard (without being able to meet in person) to create meaningful supplemental learning materials for all Bethel students.
The supplemental material is now being mailed to the homes of all elementary and middle grade students, providing 5 days of instruction.
This week, teachers will pivot to planning distance learning as directed by the Oregon Department of Education. More details on Distance Learning will be coming later this week.
Meanwhile, teachers will also be calling families again, confirming who is in need of the limited number of district-provided Chromebooks.
We hope to you all well and are able to access Bethel’s updated Supplementary Resources page.
Los maestros y administradores de Bethel han trabajado duro (sin poder reunirse en persona) para crear materiales de aprendizaje complementarios significativos para todos los estudiantes de Bethel.
Tel material suplementario ahora se enviará por correo a los hogares de todos los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria he, proporcionará 5 días de instrucción. Esta semana, los maestros se centrarán en la planificación del aprendizaje a distancia como fue indicado por el Departamento de Educación de Oregon. Más detalles sobre el Aprendizaje a Distancia llegara más adelante durante esta semana.
Mientras tanto, los maestros también volverán a llamar a las familias para confinar quien necesita la cantidad limitada de computadoras (Chromebooks) proporcionados por el distrito.
Esperamos que todos estén bien y puedan acceder a la página de Recursos de Suplementaria de Bethel.
Hi Danebo Families,
There is a very real potential that our students, like those in many other states, may not return to school this academic year. According to Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, we are in the midst of a “historic transformation of our education system.”
ODE is asking all districts to shift to Distance Learning, potentially through the rest of the school year, rather than providing weekly supplemental education for students.
This is a huge shift for most school districts, including Bethel. In the next two weeks, we will:
– Connect with each family to determine their access to the internet, digital devices and the most practical way for families and students to receive learning materials
– Assess our district’s technological capacity to provide Distance Learning online
– Develop lessons that can be shared online and on paper that meet the needs of all students at all levels
– Accelerate the training for our teachers to provide students lessons in different formats
– Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, who will play an important role in the effectiveness of Distance Learning
Specific information about high school students Continue reading
Here comes some news that includes updated Bethel educational resources for you. We truly hope you are all remaining healthy and we look forward to when we will all be back together at Danebo.
This week was scheduled to be Spring Break before our school calendar was interrupted. We are still attempting to get a clearer picture of what to expect for the next several months.
In the meantime, our Bethel staff have been working to plan materials and activities for students in all grade levels. We intend to offer continued supplemental enrichment for your child while schools are closed.
Supplemental Materials: Materials will be available to you on April 6th in two formats: online and hard-copy paper packets. These will be made available each week throughout the closure. We are working hard to ensure that all supplemental materials are accessible to all of our students.
Enrichment: In the meantime, we have vetted and collected resources to support the enrichment of your student. Click here to access these enrichment resources.
Check-In: Your child’s teachers will be contacting you after Spring Break to share more information about the supplemental materials, and simply because they miss their students!
High School Students: All families have questions about what is happening with high school students. The Oregon Department of Education is currently working on a plan to address the unique needs of high school students during this closure. We know that high school students and their families are concerned about credits, as well as various tests such as SAT, IB and AP. We will communicate details once guidance from ODE is provided.
These are unprecedented times which result in many questions. We will share more information with you as soon as we get it. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and those around you.
Esperamos que este mensaje le encuentre bien. Extrañamos la presencia de sus hijos en la escuela y esperamos con ansias cuando volveremos a estar juntos.
Esta semana estaba programada para las vacaciones de primavera, cuando teníamos un calendario escolar oficial. Todavía estamos intentando tener una idea más clara de qué esperar para los próximos meses.
Mientras tanto, nuestro personal de Bethel ha estado trabajando para planificar materiales Continue reading