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News For Incoming Kindergarten Students

Irving Kindergarten Families,

Now in its 5th year, the Kindergarten Smart Start program is a carefully designed process intended to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten for your child.

During the first week of school, your child will attend school one day. During the second week of school, from Monday through Thursday, your child will attend school on a staggered start, a half-day either in the morning or afternoon. This will enable kindergarten staff to:

  • Introduce your child to school in small groups with a supportive team of educators
  • Teach expectations and routines as they learn about recess on the playground
  • Teach cafeteria procedures as they eat lunch
  • Assess students in academic areas and school readiness activities in small groups
  • Meet with families to learn more about your child
  • Determine classroom assignments to best meet the educational needs of every child

Smart Start also allows time for you to meet with your child’s kindergarten teacher before the school year begins. At this meeting, you can help the teacher get to know your child and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming school year.

During registration, you will sign up for a time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher on Thursday, September 5th or Friday, September 6th and indicate a preference for either the morning or afternoon for staggered start the second week of school (September 9-13).  Your school will notify you of the exact time of your parent/teacher meeting and confirm your staggered start time.

Smart Start Schedule 2019-20

 

 Noticias para los niños de kínder entrantes

 Ahora en su quinto año, el programa del inicio inteligente es un proceso cuidadosamente diseñado destinado a garantizar una transición exitosa al jardín de infantes para su hijo.

Durante la primera semana de clases, su hijo asistirá a la escuela algún día. Durante la segunda semana de clases, de lunes a jueves, su hijo asistirá a la escuela de manera escalonada, medio día, ya sea por la mañana o por la tarde. Esto permitirá que el personal de jardín de infantes:

  • Presente a su hijo a la escuela en pequeños grupos con un equipo de educadores de apoyo.
  • Enseñe expectativas y rutinas a medida que aprenden sobre el recreo en el patio de recreo.
  • Enseñe los procedimientos de la cafetería mientras almuerzan.
  • Evaluar a los estudiantes en áreas académicas y actividades de preparación escolar en grupos pequeños.
  • Reúnase con las familias para aprender más sobre su hijo.
  • Determinar las tareas en el aula para satisfacer mejor las necesidades educativas de cada niño.

Smart Start también le da tiempo para reunirse con la maestra de kindergarten de su hijo antes de que comience el año escolar. En esta reunión, puede ayudar al maestro a conocer a su hijo y hacer cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre el próximo año escolar.

Durante el registro, se inscribirá por un tiempo para reunirse con el maestro de su hijo el jueves 5 de septiembre o el viernes 6 de septiembre e indicará una preferencia por la mañana o la tarde para el comienzo escalonado de la segunda semana de clases. (9-13 de septiembre). Su escuela le notificará la hora exacta de la reunión de padres / maestros y confirmará su hora de inicio escalonada.

Haga clic aquí para ver el horario de Smart Start

 

Community Public Safety Forum

Prairie Mountain School will host a free family event in Spanish for Bethel community members to ask questions about public safety resources. Save the date for this event (PDF) presented by the City of Eugene: Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30. Free childcare is provided.

La Escuela Prairie Mountain organizará un evento familiar gratuito en español para que los miembros de la comunidad de Bethel hagan preguntas sobre los recursos de seguridad pública. Guarde la fecha para este evento (PDF) presentado por la Ciudad de Eugene: 21 de mayo, 5:30. Se proporciona cuidado de niños gratis.

Message From Superintendent on Teacher Walkout

I want to bring your attention to action planned by the Eugene Education Association that will impact our schools in Bethel on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. You may have already heard about this in the media.

This is what we know. In an effort to rally support for increased funding for K-12 education, Eugene Education Association leadership in Bethel has indicated that the majority of licensed school staff have pledged to a “walkout” and therefore will not show up for work on Wednesday, May 8th. They will instead be attending rallies in Eugene and at the state capitol. It will not be possible to find enough substitute teachers to cover all classrooms and safely operate schools, so we will have no choice but to close all Bethel schools for the day. The district will approach this event like a snow day, with only essential staff reporting to work, such as building front office staff, administrators, custodians and maintenance staff.

The district fully understands the intent of the actions planned for May 8th, but we also have the important daily responsibility of educating, guiding, feeding, and transporting 5,400 students. The walkout will create a hardship for families and the district cannot sponsor or support this action. We also know our educators are caring individuals who are completely dedicated to their students, and they want increased funding to better support all students. Eugene Education Association has been transparent in their intentions for May 8th, giving time for parents/guardians to make arrangements for their child’s care on this day.

Exceptions:

  • The District will work with preschool programs and school-based child care providers who will communicate directly with families regarding operating on this day
  • IB testing at WHS will take place as scheduled
  • After school youth sports schedules will not be interrupted
  • Principal Nathan Bridgens will send out information regarding other events and programs specific to Irving that are scheduled for May 8th

This missed school day will not be made up at the end of the school year in June. The make-up snow days from February have extended the school year beyond what is normally scheduled and Continue reading

Welcome Back! Bethel Schools Operating On Time Friday

Every Bethel school is open and starting on time today, Friday, March 1st.

Buses are on their normal schedules and school dismissal will be at its regular time.

Our parking lot is still very wet with large piles of snow, so drivers are asked to please exercise caution and bring extra patience.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel están abiertas y comienzan a tiempo hoy, viernes 1 de marzo.

Los autobuses están en sus horarios normales y la salida de la escuela estará en su horario habitual.

Nuestro estacionamiento todavía está muy mojado con grandes montones de nieve, por lo que se les pide a los conductores que tengan cuidado y traigan paciencia extra.

Update: Bethel Schools Closed Again Thursday

Freezing temperatures overnight and treacherous morning driving conditions have forced the closure of all Bethel schools again on Thursday, February 28th.

We had hoped that a 2-hour delay would allow the conditions to improve. However, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority and their ability get to school is still compromised.

All school-related evening activities are cancelled.

The City of Eugene’s ice/snow emergency remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Las bajas temperaturas de la noche a la mañana y las peligrosas condiciones de manejo por la mañana han forzado el cierre de todas las escuelas de Bethel el jueves 28 de febrero.

La emergencia de hielo / nieve de la ciudad de Eugene sigue vigente. Se anima a los residentes a mantenerse fuera de las carreteras a menos que sea absolutamente necesario.