Fairfield Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Changing To Distance Learning

Hi Fairfield 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

A Message for Fairfield Kids!

Hi friends! I loved getting your responses from our last challenge! You have been able to share with me what you’ve been up to as well as how you are showing kindness. Click on the link below for your next challenge! I look forward to hearing from you!

¡Hola amigos! ¡Me encantó recibir tus respuestas de nuestro último desafío! Has podido compartir conmigo lo que has estado haciendo y cómo estás mostrando amabilidad. ¡Haz clic en el siguiente enlace para tu próximo desafío! ¡Espero escuchar de usted!


A Message Just for Kids

Hi Friends! There is no video message today but one will be coming this week! We really miss you! We had a lot of responses to our first Challenge! You can read what your friends are doing by clicking at the bottom of our first Fairfield Students blog. There are 73 communications. Students are playing, building forts, helping the family, playing outside, getting new pets, expecting new siblings, and of course…still working on reading, math, writing, and you name it! 

Remember – you can still get meals this week! We are open for serving meals from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. We are also serving meals at Trainsong Park and Lark Park. If you are still having a hard time getting to those places to get a Breakfast and Lunch meal, please let me know! You can email me or just reply to this message.

Ok…are you ready for it?? Here is your next Challenge! I hope to hear from even more of you!!  Today, I want you to focus on kindness. That was the lifeskill that we were working on when I last saw you. Pick a response to send me with your best idea. I will message you back! 

Option 1: – Do something kind for your family today, a random act of kindness. Tell me what you did, how it made someone feel and how it made you feel. 

Option 2: – If you could make a Kindness Program for your community, what would the program look like? 

I look forward to hearing from you! 

Be watching this week for more Challenges and another video message from me (and hopefully Freddy and Flora too! 🙂

Bye for now!

Ms. Sink

¡Hola amigos! No hay un mensaje de video hoy, ¡pero uno llegará esta semana! Realmente te extrañamos! ¡Tuvimos muchas respuestas a nuestro primer desafío! Puede leer lo que hacen sus amigos haciendo clic en la parte inferior de nuestro primer blog de Fairfield Students. Hay 73 comunicaciones. Los estudiantes están jugando, construyendo fuertes, ayudando a la familia, jugando afuera, obteniendo nuevas mascotas, esperando nuevos hermanos y, por supuesto … ¡todavía están trabajando en lectura, matemáticas, escritura y lo que sea!

Recuerde: ¡todavía puede recibir comidas esta semana! Estamos abiertos para servir comidas de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. También estamos sirviendo comidas en Trainsong Park y Lark Park. Si todavía tiene dificultades para llegar a esos lugares para obtener un desayuno y almuerzo, ¡hágamelo saber! Puedes enviarme un correo electrónico o simplemente responder a este mensaje.

Ok … ¿estás listo para eso? ¡Aquí está tu próximo desafío! ¡Espero saber de ti aún más! Hoy, quiero que te concentres en la amabilidad. Esa fue la habilidad vital en la que estábamos trabajando la última vez que te vi. Elige una respuesta para enviarme tu mejor idea. Te enviaré un mensaje de vuelta!

Opción 1: – Haz algo amable por tu familia hoy, un acto de bondad al azar. Dime qué hiciste, cómo hizo sentir a alguien y cómo te hizo sentir.

Opción 2: – Si pudiera hacer un Programa de bondad para su comunidad, ¿cómo sería el programa?

¡Espero escuchar de usted!

Esté mirando esta semana para ver más desafíos y otro mensaje de video mío (¡y con suerte Freddy y Flora también! 🙂

¡Adiós por ahora!

Ms. Sink





Student Enrichment Resources

Fairfield families, keep reading for some good news. Know that we sincerely hope you are all remaining healthy and we look forward to when we will all be back together.

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.


Hola Familias, 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

Breakfast and Lunch Served During Spring Vacation

Week of 23rd – 27th – Lunch is Served!

Families – breakfast and lunch continues to be served all week! Just like last week, meals will be served to all kids under the age of 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fairfield. The bus will also make it’s stop at Trainsong Park  and Lark Park. Please come out! 

Semana del 23 al 27: ¡se sirve el almuerzo!

Familias: ¡el desayuno y el almuerzo continúan sirviéndose toda la semana! Al igual que la semana pasada, las comidas se servirán a todos los niños menores de 18 años de 10 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. en Fairfield El autobús también hará su parada en Trainsong Park y Lark Park. Por favor sal!

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