Bethel School District Eugene OR

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Schools Closed Rest Of School Year

Bethel families,

Today we learned our students will not return to school campuses this school year, while plans around graduation requirements for seniors have also been announced.

An executive order from Gov. Kate Brown extended the closure of school buildings through June 12th in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe and healthy. While campuses are closed, education continues. Bethel schools will continue on the same pathway of Distance Learning for All that our staff has been preparing to deliver to all students.

This year has also significantly changed for our seniors. Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, has announced a plan around graduation requirements. Click here for the full ODE plan. We are still digging into the new guidance, and will be reaching out to each of our high school seniors and their families soon with more information. Look for communication soon from Willamette and Kalapuya principals.

The school closure also means that proms, field trips, graduations, award ceremonies, and simple classroom activities will be missed or experienced differently. We plan to include our high school student leaders in collaborative planning efforts to address these experiences, and will share details as plans are developed.

During these unprecedented times, I want to say thank you for the kindness and patience you show to one another. We will need continued patience, resilience, kindness and strength as we move through these next few months.

Please remember that we care deeply about the well-being of each and every Bethel student. There is no road map for the trip we are on, but we will take this ride together.

Chris Parra
Bethel Superintendent

Hoy aprendimos que nuestros estudiantes no regresarán a los campus escolares este año escolar, mientras que también se han anunciado planes en torno a los requisitos de graduación para personas mayores. Continue reading

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

District Finalizes Draft For Additional Funding

Bethel School District’s application to request additional state funds from the Student Investment Account has been finalized and is ready for public feedback.

The District’s draft plan comes after months of preparation and more than a dozen meetings seeking input from students, staff and the community. The District would like your input regarding the plan.

Read Bethel’s SIA application here.

Click here to email your feedback before Monday’s School Board meeting

The community can view Monday’s special Board meeting online via Zoom on Monday, March 30, 4:15 p.m.

La aplicación del Distrito Escolar de Bethel para solicitar fondos adicionales estatales de la Cuenta de Inversión Estudiantil se ha finalizado y está lista para ser publicada y recibir comentarios.

El plan del Distrito viene después de meses de preparación y más de una docena de reuniones en busca de aportes de los estudiantes, empleados y la comunidad. El Distrito quisiera saber su opinión sobre el plan.

Lea la aplicación de SIA de Bethel aquí.

Haga Clic aquí para enviar su opinión por correo electrónico antes de la junta del Consejo Escolar del Lunes.

La comunidad puede ver el lunes en línea la junta especial del Consejo a través de Zoom. El Lunes, 30 de Marzo a las 4:15 p.m.

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