Bethel School District Eugene OR

Parents

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 Stefan Aumack will send out information regarding other events and programs specific to Kalapuya 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

Welcome Back! Bethel Schools Operating On Time Friday

Every Bethel school is open and starting on time today, Friday, March 1st.

Buses are on their normal schedules and school dismissal will be at its regular time.

Our parking lot is still very wet with large piles of snow, so drivers are asked to please exercise caution and bring extra patience.

Todas las escuelas de Bethel están abiertas y comienzan a tiempo hoy, viernes 1 de marzo.

Los autobuses están en sus horarios normales y la salida de la escuela estará en su horario habitual.

Nuestro estacionamiento todavía está muy mojado con grandes montones de nieve, por lo que se les pide a los conductores que tengan cuidado y traigan paciencia extra.

Update: Bethel Schools Closed Again Thursday

Freezing temperatures overnight and treacherous morning driving conditions have forced the closure of all Bethel schools again on Thursday, February 28th.

We had hoped that a 2-hour delay would allow the conditions to improve. However, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority and their ability get to school is still compromised.

All school-related evening activities are cancelled.

The City of Eugene’s ice/snow emergency remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Las bajas temperaturas de la noche a la mañana y las peligrosas condiciones de manejo por la mañana han forzado el cierre de todas las escuelas de Bethel el jueves 28 de febrero.

La emergencia de hielo / nieve de la ciudad de Eugene sigue vigente. Se anima a los residentes a mantenerse fuera de las carreteras a menos que sea absolutamente necesario.

Bethel Schools On 2-Hour Delay Thursday

All Bethel schools will be open and on a 2-hour delay Thursday, February 28th.

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 28 de febrero.

Los autobuses recogerán a los estudiantes 2 horas después de la hora normal.

Un desayuno frío estará disponible y el almuerzo se servirá en todas las escuelas hoy.

El despido para todas las escuelas será en su horario regular.Se recomienda precaución en el viaje de la mañana. Se alienta a los padres a usar su mejor juicio sobre la asistencia escolar de sus hijos.

Bethel Schools Remain Closed Wednesday

In the interest of student safety, all Bethel schools will be closed again Wednesday, February 27th.

There has been additional snow and a forecast of continued low temperatures.

In addition, the City of Eugene’s ice/snow emergency declaration remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

All of Wednesday’s school-related evening activities are also cancelled.

En interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes, todas las escuelas de Bethel estarán cerradas nuevamente el miércoles 27 de febrero.

Ha habido nieve adicional y un pronóstico de bajas temperaturas continuas.

Además, la declaración de emergencia de hielo / nieve de la ciudad de Eugene sigue vigente. Se anima a los residentes a mantenerse fuera de las carreteras a menos que sea absolutamente necesario.

Todas las actividades de la tarde relacionadas con la escuela del miércoles también se cancelan.