Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

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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.


  • 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

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Outdoor School Parent Meeting

Attention 5th Grade Parents.  Outdoor School Parent Meeting is on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00-7:00pm at Fairfield Elementary School.  Please come to the meeting to find out details about Outdoor School and get any questions you have answered.  We are looking forward to seeing 5th Grade parents tomorrow night at Fairfield Elementary.  


Book Fair

Irving families come check out the Book Fair at Irving this week!  The April Book Fair is Buy one Get one Free!  The Book Fair is located in the library and will be open on the following days and times:

Monday April 1          8:00-8:30    2:30-5:00pm

Tuesday April 2         8:00-8:30    2:30-5:00pm

Wednesday April 3   8:00-8:30    2:30-5:00pm

Thursday April 4       8:00-8:30    2:30-8:00pm

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Square 1 Arts Fundraiser

It’s the final days of our Square 1 Arts fundraiser. The school benefits from every order to help continue art classes and so much more. 

Paper forms are due this Friday, the 22nd. Online orders can be placed to the 29th.  To order online click here and enter online access code from order form.  

Your child’s artwork is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration. Don’t miss out on this wonderful keepsake. 


PTO Meeting 

The next Irving PTO Meeting is tonight, Wednesday March 20th from 6:30-7:30pm in the library.  PTO meetings are a great opportunity to get involved and find out about school events.  Hope to see you tonight at the PTO meeting. 

Snow Day Make-Up Plan

Irving Families,

Thanks for your patience while it was determined how we could make up the school days lost to the snow.

We will be restoring three days to the calendar in June.

  • The last day for students was supposed to be Thursday, June 13, a half day.  Now students’ last day will be Tuesday, June 18th and it will also be a half day.
  • FYI, Willamette’s graduation will remain June 7th

Irving staff still needs to meet to determine what – if any – adjustments need to be made to our end-of-the-year activities, such as field trips.  I will keep you up to date with any changes.  

The three additional school days may conflict with summer vacation plans. In some cases that is unavoidable. But, it is important to provide as much learning time as we can for our students, so we want as many children in school as possible.

Finally, the plan for additional days isn’t yet official. It will go to the School Board for final approval on April 8th, but we do not anticipate any changes by the Board.

Bethel Accepting Transfer Application

Bethel School District is now accepting Transfer requests for the coming school year.

Click here to submit a Transfer request.

Transfer applications will be accepted through March 31, and must be renewed every year.

  • Students who were admitted to their current school through the Open Enrollment process that was used the last several years are permanent and no further action is needed.
  • Students who transferred after this school year started – and all future transfers – will need to submit a transfer request.

Beginning this fall, transfers will be necessary for students seeking to attend a school other than their “neighborhood school” or for new out-of-district students to enroll in Bethel on a space-available basis.

Families will be notified in early April about whether their transfer requests for the coming school year have been approved.


Bethel aceptando solicitudes de transferencia

El Distrito Escolar de Bethel está aceptando solicitudes de transferencia para el próximo año escolar.

Haga clic aquí para enviar una solicitud de transferencia.

Las solicitudes de transferencia se aceptarán hasta el 31 de marzo y deben renovarse cada año.

·         Los estudiantes que fueron admitidos en su escuela actual a través del proceso de inscripción abierta que se utilizó en los últimos años son permanentes y no necesitan hacer nada.·         Los estudiantes que se transfirieron después de que comenzó este año escolar, y todas las transferencias futuras, deberán enviar una solicitud de transferencia.A partir de este otoño, las transferencias serán necesarias para que los estudiantes asistan a una escuela que no sea su “escuela del vecindario” o para que los nuevos estudiantes de fuera del distrito se inscriban en Bethel en función del espacio disponible.

A las familias se les notificará a principios de abril sobre si sus solicitudes de transferencia para el próximo año escolar han sido aprobadas.


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