Bethel School District Eugene OR


Changing To Distance Learning

Hi Kalapuya Families,

There is a very real potential that our students, like those in many other states, may not return to school this academic year. According to Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, we are in the midst of a “historic transformation of our education system.”

ODE is asking all districts to shift to Distance Learning, potentially through the rest of the school year, rather than providing weekly supplemental education for students.

This is a huge shift for most school districts, including Bethel. In the next two weeks, we will:

Connect with each family to determine their access to the internet, digital devices and the most practical way for families and students to receive learning materials

Assess our district’s technological capacity to provide Distance Learning online

– Develop lessons that can be shared online and on paper that meet the needs of all students at all levels

– Accelerate the training for our teachers to provide students lessons in different formats

– Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, who will play an important role in the effectiveness of Distance Learning

Specific information about high school students Continue reading

Student Enrichment Resources

There is some good news to share, while there are still questions to be answered.

We at Kalapuya hope you are still healthy and we look forward to the day we are able to open KHS again.

This week was scheduled to be Spring Break before we had this interruption to the school calendar. We want you to know we are still attempting to get a clearer picture of what to expect for the next several months.

The Oregon Department of Education is currently working on a plan to address the unique needs of high school students during this closure. We know that high school students and their families are concerned about credits, as well as various tests such as SAT, IB and AP. We will communicate details once guidance from ODE is provided, and we expect that will be soon. Thanks for your continued patience.

Our Bethel staff have been working to plan materials and activities for students in all grade levels. We intend to offer continued supplemental enrichment for your child while schools are closed.

Supplemental Materials: Materials will be available to you on April 6th in two formats: online and hard-copy paper packets. These will be made available each week throughout the closure. We are working hard to ensure that all supplemental materials are accessible to all of our students. 

Enrichment: In the meantime, we have vetted and collected resources to support the enrichment of your student. Click here to access these enrichment resources.

Check-In: Your child’s teachers will be contacting you after Spring Break to share more information about the supplemental materials, and simply because they miss their students! 

These are unprecedented times which result in many questions. We will share more information with you as soon as we get it. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and those around you.


Esperamos que este mensaje le encuentre bien. Extrañamos la presencia de sus hijos en la escuela y esperamos con ansias cuando volveremos a estar juntos.

Esta semana estaba programada para las vacaciones de primavera, cuando teníamos un calendario escolar oficial. Todavía estamos intentando tener una idea más clara de qué esperar para los próximos meses.

El Departamento de Educación de Oregón Continue reading

UPDATE: Schools Closed Through April 28

Through Executive Order 20-08, Governor Kate Brown has ordered all public schools to remain closed for another six weeks, through April 28. That period may be extended or terminated earlier by the Governor.

Supplemental education and learning supports to students will be developed and delivered through independent study and other appropriate options.

School meals will continue. Bethel provided 683 meals to students Tuesday; 300 more than Monday.

All School employees will continue to receive their regular pay. They may be required to assist with the provision of supplemental services and emergency management activities.

More details will be provided as they become available from the Governor’s office, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Department of Human Services (DHS), and other agency partners.

Mediante La Orden Ejecutiva 20-08, la Gobernadora Kate Brown ha ordenado que todas las escuelas públicas permanezcan cerradas por otras seis semanas, hasta el 28 de abril. La Gobernadora Continue reading

Additional Meal Sites For Children 18 & Under

Bethel School District is adding sites offering free breakfast and lunch grab and go meals for children age 18 and under. Look for a yellow Bethel school bus at these locations:


Trainsong Park, 2775 Edison St
Woodland Park Estates, 1699 N. Terry
Alvadore Christian Church, 27373 8th St, Junction City


Lark Park, Coraly Ave and Duke Snider Ave
Albertson’s Grocery, 4740 Royal Ave
Orchard Point Mobile Park, 27171 Clear Lake Rd

Grab and go meals will continue to be provided at Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain, and Willamette from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

El Distrito Escolar Bethel agregará sitios que ofrecen comidas para llevar a casa y es para niños menores de 18 años.  Este a la mira del autobús escolar amarillo que diga Bethel en los lugares que están a continuación:


Parque Trainsong, 2775 Edison St
Parque Woodland Estates, 1699 N. Terry St
Iglesia Cristiana de Alvadore, 27373 8th St, Junction City


Parque Lark, Coraly Ave y Duke Snider Ave
Los lugares Albertson’s, 4740 Royal Ave
Parque Orchard Point Mobile, 27171 Clear Lake Rd

Las comidas para llevar se seguirán ofreciendo en las escuelas: Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain y Willamette HS, de las 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 del mediodía. 

School Meals, Student Health, And More Information

Here are the latest developments related to the school closure that has been directed by the Governor. New information will be shared with you as it becomes available.

Student Meals: Bethel School District will be providing brown bag grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals for any child, 10:00-noon. Meals can be picked up at Willamette High School, Prairie Mountain School, Malabon Elementary and Fairfield Elementary.

Produce Plus: The Produce Plus program will be providing free food (from Food for Lane County) that you can take home. Produce Plus is located at the Bethel Farm, behind Prairie Mountain School, Tuesday, March 17 and Friday, March 20, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here for all the Food for Lane County pantry sites throughout the community. 

Student Health: Serving all Bethel students and Head Start students, the Bethel Health Center (located on the north side of Cascade Middle School) will be open March 16-19, 8:30-5:00. In addition, Bethel School District nurses will be on staff during those four days. Please dial 541-689-3280 and a nurse will return your call.

Mental Health Supports: COVID-19 HOOTS (Helping Our Our Teens in Schools) is offering mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff. The phone line is open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call 541-246-2342.

Kalapuya Mental Health Support: (From Lezlee Craven, Kalapuya Counselor):  I wanted to let everyone know that even though we will not be able to meet in person due to school closures, I would love to meet with you through an App. called ZOOM or by phone. I will also be checking school phone messages regularly.

The ZOOM platform is HIPAA compliant, confidential and private and can be accessed by your phone, computer, tablet or Chromebook. Please go to and create an account using your email address. ZOOM is a free service and you will never be charged to use it. Your information will not be used for any purpose other than to meet remotely with me. When you have downloaded ZOOM and created an account, send me a time you would like to meet and I will schedule it to meet on ZOOM. You will get a confirmation email with the meeting code. This code will be unique to that meeting time and will not be shared with anyone else. I am here for you all and thinking of you during this time and want to meet your needs.

You can also reach me by phone and/or text 541-515-8159, or email. If you text, please let me know who you are in your text so I can add you to my contact list. The school phone is 541-607-9853 EXT. 3803. I will check school messages daily.

Coronavirus Information: Bethel has created a COVID-19 coronavirus web page with health information, community resources, news and more. It is constantly changing but is updated regularly.

Information in Spanish/Información en español: Spanish-speaking staff will be at our school ready to take calls and answer questions on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday – Friday calls in Spanish can be made to the Bethel District Office at 541-689-3280.

Updated Information: We are still seeking answers to a number of questions, including whether these closure days will be made up at the end of the school year. Direct your questions to our school and we will do our best to provide answers. Otherwise, watch the school web page and emails from the school; we will keep you informed as much as possible.

Donna Butera: Families who receive assistance through Donna Butera’s office (or Dee Faiman) can call 541-607-1463 for continued support.

Please reinforce the healthy habits with your children that we have been re-teaching at school about properly covering a cough, washing hands regularly, not touching the face, and staying home when ill.

We look forward to seeing everyone again when we resume school on Wednesday, April 1.

Comidas escolares, salud estudiantil y más

Aquí están los últimos desarrollos relacionados con el cierre de la escuela que ha sido dirigido por el gobernador. Se compartirá nueva información con usted a medida que esté disponible.

Comidas de los estudiantes: El Distrito Escolar de Bethel proporcionará comidas Continue reading