Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Schools Closing Until April

At the request of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, all Bethel schools will close beginning Monday, March 16th, and will reopen Wednesday, April 1st. Teachers are tentatively scheduled to return on Monday, March 30th.

Read the news release from the Oregon Department of Education

– While schools will not be open, we are finalizing plans to provide bagged to-go lunches at several of our sites. Details will be shared as soon as they are confirmed, including locations and times.

– Childcare providers that are located on school campuses will not be open during the school closure.

– This is intended to be a temporary closure and we will not be providing distance learning at this time.

– There are many decisions yet to be made, including whether these days will be made up at the end of the school year.

We all hope this closure will be successful in combating the coronavirus, and we look forward to being able to return to our normal, healthy school routine.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel cerrarán a partir del lunes 16 de marzo y reabrirán el miércoles 1 de abril para los estudiantes. Los maestros están programados tentativamente para regresar el lunes 30 de marzo.

El cierre es a pedido de la gobernadora de Oregon Kate Brown y de expertos estatales en salud pública, y está destinado a ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, el coronavirus. Continue reading

Bethel Suspends Large and Non-Essential Gatherings

Irving Families,

At the direction of Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the recommendation of public health experts, Bethel School District will begin postponing events which are intended to bring together large groups of students, parents and staff. This is intended to encourage social distancing as a method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although at this time no cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Lane County.

Large non-essential school and district-based gatherings and group activities such as Oregon Battle of the Books, music concerts, school assemblies, field trips, PTO meetings, KIDSPORTS practices and games, and family nights will be suspended. This action will remain in effect for approximately 4 weeks, with the possibility that the time frame could be adjusted.  This means Irving’s 3rd grade Music Program, Kindergarten Orientation, Literacy Night and Parent Outdoor School meetings are postponed.  

Bethel School District fully realizes that this change will impact a number of highly anticipated events for which students, parents, and staff have worked long and hard to prepare. We are not alone in experiencing these unanticipated changes; school districts throughout the state are now making similar plans to postpone events.

These actions are intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus and help keep our students and community safe and our schools open. Bethel staff are disinfecting each school daily and reinforcing healthy habits with students, such as washing hands, covering coughs correctly, avoiding touching the face, and not coming to school with a fever or cough.

Updated information will be shared as this social distancing is implemented and further guidance to schools is recommended.

 

Bethel suspende reuniones grandes y no esenciales

Bajo la dirección de la gobernadora de Oregon, Kate Brown, el Distrito Escolar de Bethel comenzará a posponer los eventos destinados a reunir a grandes grupos de estudiantes, padres y personal. Esto tiene la intención de alentar el aislamiento social como un método para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, aunque en este momento no se han confirmado casos en el Condado de Lane.

Se suspenderán grandes reuniones no esenciales de la escuela y el distrito y actividades grupales como Oregon Battle of the Books, conciertos de música, asambleas escolares, viajes de estudio y Noches familiares. Esta acción permanecerá vigente durante aproximadamente 30 días, con la posibilidad de que se pueda ajustar el plazo.

El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se da cuenta plenamente de que este cambio afectará una serie de eventos muy esperados para los cuales los estudiantes, los padres y el personal han trabajado mucho y duro para prepararse. No estamos solos en experimentar estos cambios imprevistos; Los distritos escolares de todo el estado ahora están haciendo planes similares para posponer los eventos.

Estas acciones están destinadas a ayudar a mantener seguros a nuestros estudiantes y a la comunidad y a nuestras escuelas abiertas. El personal de Bethel desinfecta cada escuela diariamente y refuerza los hábitos saludables con los estudiantes, como lavarse las manos, cubrirse la tos, evitar tocarse la cara y no venir a la escuela con fiebre o tos.

Cualquier aclaración se compartirá a medida que se implemente este cambio y se recomiende más orientación a las escuelas.

Coronavirus Update: 3.9.20

Irving Families,

Here’s the latest information from the Oregon Health Authority about response to COVID-19, the coronavirus.

 All Bethel schools were already doing most of what the OHA is recommending. Now, our staff will be even more vigilant and will refer students to the school health room for a quick check if they witness a student with an unusual amount of coughing, sneezing, etc. This is in an abundance of caution.

The OHA also recommends “social distancing”, trying to reduce interactions between people by staggering lunches and recesses or dividing into smaller groups. We’re still trying to figure out how we might be able to do that.

Meanwhile, keep reinforcing the healthy habits of hand washing, avoiding touching the face, covering a cough and staying home when ill, and when more information about COVID-19 is available, I’ll share it with you.

 

Aquí está la información más reciente de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón sobre la respuesta al COVID-19, el coronavirus.

Tenga en cuenta que todas las escuelas de Bethel ya están haciendo la mayor parte de lo que recomienda la OHA. Ahora, nuestro personal estará aún más atento y remitirá a los estudiantes a la sala de salud de la escuela para una revisión rápida si presencian a un estudiante con una cantidad inusual de tos, estornudos, etc. Esto es muy precavido.

La OHA también recomienda el “distanciamiento social”, tratando de reducir las interacciones entre las personas escalonando almuerzos y recesos o dividiéndolos en grupos más pequeños. Todavía estamos tratando de descubrir cómo podríamos hacer eso.

Mientras tanto, siga reforzando los hábitos saludables de lavarse las manos, evitar tocarse la cara, cubrirse la tos y quedarse en casa cuando esté enfermo, y cuando haya más información disponible sobre COVID-19, la compartiré con usted.

District Updates

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Click here to read our Student Investment Account Grant Application!

Provide feedback here: sia-input@bethel.k12.or.us
Join our School Board meeting via Zoom conference on Monday, March 30th at 4:15pm.

Zoom Meeting via computer:  https://zoom.us/j/321265549
Or listen in by phone:  1-669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 321 265 549

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For more information about coronavirus, please click here.

Students and Families: Here is the link for the new Bethel Enrichment Resources page.
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COVID-19: Keeping Sick Children Home

Bethel Schools are trying to be proactive to keep our students healthy. Here are a few things to keep in mind if your child is not feeling well.

  • Students should stay home when they’re ill with symptoms of a fever, cough or shortness of breath
  • Call your healthcare provider if your child has those symptoms
  • When calling or emailing the school to report them as being sick, please provide details on your child’s illness (all information will remain confidential)

As a reminder, we have been re-teaching students the healthy habits of properly covering a cough, not touching eyes, nose or mouth, and washing hands for at least 20 seconds. In addition, each of our classrooms and high traffic areas throughout the school are being sanitized with disinfecting solutions every day.

By being proactive and following guidelines when children are ill, together we can help maintain a healthy environment for all students and staff.

 

COVID-19: Mantener a los niños enfermos en casa

Las escuelas en Bethel están tratando de ser proactivas para mantener a nuestros estudiantes saludables. Aquí hay algunas cosas a tener en cuenta si su hijo no se siente bien:

  •  Los estudiantes deben quedarse en casa cuando estén enfermos con síntomas de fiebre, tos o falta de aire.
  •  Llame a su proveedor de atención médica si su hijo tiene esos síntomas
  •  Cuando llame a la escuela para informar que están enfermos, proporcione detalles sobre la enfermedad de su hijo (toda la información será confidencial)

Como recordatorio, hemos vuelto a enseñar los hábitos saludables de cubrirse adecuadamente la tos, no tocarse los ojos, la nariz o la boca, y lavarse las manos durante al menos 20 segundos. Además, cada una de nuestras aulas y áreas de alto tráfico en toda la escuela están siendo limpiadas con soluciones desinfectantes todos los días.

Al ser proactivos y seguir pautas cuando los niños están enfermos, juntos podemos ayudar a mantener un ambiente saludable para todos los estudiantes y el personal.