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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

Bethel Schools Closed Monday, February 25th

All Bethel schools will be closed Monday, February 25th due to snow.

In the interest of student and staff safety, all of Monday’s evening activities are also cancelled.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel estarán cerradas el lunes 25 de febrero debido a la nieve. En interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes y del personal, también se cancelan todas las actividades de la tarde del lunes.

5th Grade Students and Parents!

5th Grade Students and Parents,

Shasta Middle School will be hosting their Incoming 6th Grade Orientation Night tomorrow, May 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Main Gym.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet with 6th grade teachers and visit classrooms.  You are also invited to stay for Shastafest, Buy One Get One Free – Book Fair, Family Engineering Night, and PTO Barbeque.