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 ZOOM.us 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
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.
– 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.
Si bien las escuelas no estarán abiertas, estamos finalizando los planes para proporcionar almuerzos para llevar en bolsas en varios de nuestros sitios. Los detalles se compartirán tan pronto como se confirmen, incluidas las ubicaciones y los horarios.
– Los proveedores de cuidado infantil que se encuentran en los campus escolares no estarán abiertos durante el cierre de la escuela.
– Esto pretende ser un cierre temporal y no proporcionaremos educación a distancia en este momento.
– Aún quedan muchas decisiones por tomar, incluso si estos días se recuperarán al final del año escolar.
Todos esperamos que este cierre tenga éxito en la lucha contra el coronavirus, y esperamos poder regresar a nuestra rutina escolar normal y saludable.
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 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
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.
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.