Fairfield Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Schools Closed Rest Of School Year

Bethel families,

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.

Chris Parra
Bethel Superintendent

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

Distance Work Is Here!

Fairfield Families!

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 you are all well and are able to access Bethel’s Supplemental Resources page.


Hola Familias De Fairfield!

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

A Fun Story For Kids – Sync Up with Ms. Sink!


Fairfield Students! Please enjoy this story! It is one of my favorites because I love to read so much! I especially love reading aloud to others. Just click the link below to see my first ever read aloud in front of a computer. For your weekend challenge, I would love for you to read a favorite story that you have at home to someone, it can be anyone! It could even be to your pet or a stuffed animal. Please share a picture of you reading your favorite story or respond to me with what your favorite story is! I look forward to hearing from you. 

Parents – if you want to share a picture of your student reading, download it to ClassDojo and share with your teacher or with the School Dojo. Have a great weekend!




¡Estudiantes de Fairfield! ¡Por favor disfruta esta historia! ¡Es uno de mis favoritos porque me encanta leer mucho! Especialmente me encanta leer en voz alta a los demás. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace a continuación para ver mi primera lectura en voz alta frente a una computadora. Para tu desafío de fin de semana, me encantaría que leyeras una historia favorita que tengas en casa para alguien, ¡puede ser cualquiera! Incluso podría ser para su mascota o un animal de peluche. ¡Por favor comparte una foto tuya leyendo tu historia favorita o respondeme cuál es tu historia favorita! Espero escuchar de usted.

Padres: si desean compartir una imagen de la lectura de su alumno, descárguela en ClassDojo y compártala con su maestro o con el Dojo de la escuela. ¡Ten un excelente fin de semana!




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!