Irving Elementary

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Bethel Schools On 2-Hour Delay Thursday

All Bethel schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, February 22nd.

Buses will pick up students 2 hours later than the normal time.

A cold breakfast will be available and lunch will be served at all schools today.

Dismissal for all schools will be at their regular times.

Caution is urged on the morning commute. Parents are encouraged to use their best judgement about their child’s school attendance.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel tienen un retraso de 2 horas el jueves, 22 de febrero.

Los autobuses recogerán a los estudiantes por la maňana dos horas más tarde de lo normal.

Un desayuno frío estará disponible, también se servirá un almuerzo caliente durante el día.

Los despidos escolares estarán en sus horarios regulares.

Board Meeting To Hear Public Comment

The Bethel School District Board has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, February 15th, 7:00 p.m. in the Shasta Middle School Cafeteria.

The only agenda item is to hear public comment. Under Board policy, the public comment period is limited to three minutes per person. All those at the meeting who sign a card requesting to speak will be heard. The School Board will make no decisions at Thursday’s meeting, but will give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts.

As background, some Bethel residents are concerned the district is removing holiday celebrations from schools. Public schools are not required to hold parties or celebrations around holidays, but the district believes that providing students opportunities to celebrate and have fun with their classmates and teachers is vital. And, as a public school system, we must ensure that our celebrations, activities and events during the school day allow all students to participate. We cannot intentionally plan events that we know will exclude children.

Some people are unaware that historically many of the celebrations or parties that have been held at school result in some children not coming to school or not being able to take part for a variety of reasons. Our schools are trying to think creatively about how we celebrate with children, and have fun activities at school in meaningful ways in which everyone gets to be involved.

For clarification, while we are not asking families to provide Valentine’s cards, students who wish to bring cards are allowed to do so and time will be provided for children to distribute them. As always, we encourage those with concerns to reach out to their school principal.

 

Irving Updates

Latino Family Night

Latino Families are invited to a special presentation:

Home-and-School Communication and School District Resources; Collaborating for Student Success

  • Learn the best ways to advocate for your children
  • Know who to call, and when
  • Get your questions answered
  • Learn about the Bethel Health Center, family supports, nutrition services, connections to community resources, and more

When: Monday, January 29, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Where: The Bethel Family Resource Center, 3455 Royal, just west of Fairfield Elementary in the Fairfield Annex

Who: All Latino families in Bethel School District

How: All Family Resource Center programs are free. Snacks and children’s activities are provided.

Call us at 541-607-1449 for more information.

 

Noche familiar latina

Las familias latinas están invitadas a una presentación especial:

Comunicación entre el hogar y la escuela y los recursos del distrito escolar; Colaborando para el éxito estudiantil

  • Aprenda las mejores formas de abogar por sus hijos
  • Saber a quién llamar y cuándo
  • Obtenga respuestas a sus preguntas
  • Aprender sobre Bethel Health Center, apoyo familiar, servicios de nutrición, conexiones a recursos comunitarios y más

Cuándo: Lunes, 29 de enero, de 6:00 a 7:30 p.m.

Dónde: El Centro de recursos para la familia Bethel, 3455 Royal, justo al oeste de Fairfield Elementary en el anexo Fairfield

Quién: Todas las familias latinas en el Distrito Escolar de Bethel

Cómo: Todos los programas del Centro de Recursos Familiares son gratuitos. Se ofrecen aperitivos y actividades para niños.

Llámenos al 541-607-1449 para más información.

 

Scholarship & Financial Aid Workshop

The Eugene/Springfield NAACP will be hosting a FREE Scholarship & Financial Aid Workshop facilitated by Amy Keir, the State Grants Administrator at the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) on Saturday, January 27th from 11am-12pm. While the presentation is tailored to high school students, all are welcome to attend, including parents and/or guardians. The workshop will be held at NAACP’s Back To School/Stay In School program at the Downtown LCC building in Room 209. Computers and snacks will be provided.

Limited seating, so sign up here.

 

Taller Académico Sobre Becas Estudiantiles

La Asociación Nacional de Progresso de las Personas de Color de Eugene/Springfield han organizado un GRATISTaller Académico Sobre Becas Estudiantiles. Amy Keir, administradora de Becas del Estado de la Oficina de Oregon para Estudiantes (OSAC) estar presentado este taller en enero 27 de 11am-12pm. Aunque la presentación es dirigida hacia estudiantes de preparatoria que están en los grados 9-12, todos son bienvenidos, incluyendo los padres de familia! El taller de becas presentado por NAACP (La Asociación Nacional de Progreso de las Personas de Color de Eugene/Springfield) cual titulo es Regreso A la Escuela/Quedate en la Escuela, será en la campus Downtown de LCC en el Salon 209. Computadoras y habrá comida durante el taller. Traductor de español deCentro Latino Americano proporcionado.

Asientos limitados – Registrate aquí. Por favor comparte esto ampliamente con estudiantes y padres. Volantes en español e inglés se adjuntan para su distribución.

 

DACA Renewal Update

UPDATES ON DACA RENEWALS

 Due to a federal court order, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA beginning January 13, 2018.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.

You can read more about the updates at the link issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service:  DACA guidance.

 

Here are additional links that can provided more detailed information:

NILC/United We Dream FAQ on USCIS now Accepting Renewal Applications: nilc.org/faq-uscis-accepting-daca-renewal-applications/

United We Dream/NILC “5 things to know” on the latest USCIS news on DACA: https://www.nilc.org/2018/01/13/five-things-know-latest-uscis-announcement

 NILC Twitter thread:  https://twitter.com/NILC_org/status/952414141813211136

iAmerica: “DACA Update“

 

Here are local resources to support DACA renewals:

 Centro Latino Americano: Centro has some scholarships available to pay for the DACA renewal fee. You can contact Centro at 541-687-2667 or go to the Centro office at 944 W. 5th Ave in Eugene.

Catholic Community Charities: Catholic Community Charities legal services will be accepting referrals from Lane County.  The program can waive part or all of the usual $300 attorney’s fees that ILS charges for DACA renewals. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call Lise Colgan at 541-345-3628 ext. 303 or go to the Catholic Community Charities office at 1025 G Street in Springfield.

 

ACTUALIZACIONES SOBRE RENOVACIONES DE DACA

Debido a una orden judicial federal, el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos ha comenzado a aceptar solicitudes para renovar una concesión de acción diferida conforme a DACA a partir del 13 de enero de 2018. Hasta nuevo aviso, la política de DACA seguirá las mismas reglas que antes operado antes de que fuera rescindido el 5 de septiembre de 2017.

Puede leer más sobre las actualizaciones en el enlace emitido por el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos. DACA guidance

 

Aquí hay enlaces adicionales que le pueden dar información más detallada:

 

Aquí hay recursos locales para apoyar las renovaciones de DACA

Centro Latino Americano

Centro tiene algunas becas disponibles para pagar la tarifa de renovación de DACA. Puede comunicarse con Centro al 541-687-2667 o ir a la oficina del Centro en 944 W. 5th Ave en Eugene.

Catholic Community Charities

Los servicios legales de Catholic Community Charities aceptarán referencias del condado de Lane. El programa puede renunciar a una parte o la totalidad de los honorarios habituales de abogados de $ 300 que ILS cobra por las renovaciones de DACA. Nadie será rechazado por falta de fondos. Llame a Lise Colgan al 541-345-3628 ext. 303 o vaya a la oficina de Catholic Community Charities en 1025 G Street en Springfield.

 

Avoid Colds and Flu

Irving Families,

Bethel School District has become aware that some students are absent because of a respiratory illness. From the information we have at this point, it appears that the illness might be caused by influenza or “flu”.

What is flu? Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. It is thought to be spread by droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. It is also possible to transmit flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes. The average incubation period for flu is 2 days but can range between 1-4 days. Those with flu can infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

Symptoms: Fever (100 ºF or higher), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, feeling very tired, vomiting or diarrhea. Not everyone that has flu has all of these symptoms.

How serious is it? The severity of flu is unpredictable and can vary from person to person. Certain people are at a higher risk of complication from flu. These include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease). Complication of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear infection, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions. Immunocompromised or high-risk individuals (e.g., people with cancer, pregnant women, the elderly) should seek medical care promptly if they develop flu-like symptoms.

If you think your child has the flu, the following will help you and help prevent others from getting sick:

Stay at home for 24 hours until after fever has resolved without the aid of fever reducing medicines (e.g., Advil or Tylenol)

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick. Maintain distance from other people to prevent the spread of illness.
  • Wash hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds Alcohol based hand-sanitizers are also helpful in reducing the spread of the flu.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Wash hands after blowing the nose or coughing into a tissue, and dispose of tissues after use.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs

The Bethel Health Center is a full service medical clinic located at 1525 Echo Hollow Rd Suite A (Cascade Middle School) Open Mon-Thurs during the school year.
Call for appointment 541-607-1430.  If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance, please contact Lane County Health and Human Services at 541-682-4041