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
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!
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
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!
Friends…this message is just for you! I hope it is a little like getting your own mail. I have experimented sending you a video message. All you have to do is click on the link below and make sure your volume is turned up. This is my first try so I hope it works out!
You’ll see that I am sending you some challenges each weekday. To respond to your first challenge, reply to our blog by sharing with me what you’ve been doing since we have been out of school! We just want to hear from you! We miss you! Now…click on this link!!!
Amigos … ¡este mensaje es solo para ustedes! Espero que sea un poco como recibir tu propio correo. He experimentado enviando un mensaje de video. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es hacer clic en el enlace a continuación y asegurarse de que su volumen esté activado. Este es mi primer intento, ¡así que espero que funcione!
Verás que te envío algunos desafíos cada día de la semana. Para responder a su primer desafío, responda a nuestro blog compartiendo conmigo lo que ha estado haciendo desde que salimos de la escuela. ¡Solo queremos saber de usted! ¡Te extrañamos!