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 Erika Case will send out information regarding other events and programs specific to Meadow View 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
No School tomorrow, Friday, April 12
Just a reminder that there will be no school, tomorrow, Friday, April 12. This will be a Curriculum Development day for K-8 schools and a grading day at Willamette High School. Have a wonderful three day weekend!
Staff Appreciation Week: April 15-19
Next week, Meadow View celebrates our combined Teacher and Classified Appreciation Week. We are tremendously proud to work with such a great team. Our teachers and staff go above and beyond to serve students and families. Shout out to our awesome MV team!
Community Conference for Parents, Students, Educators
Our African American and Black students are experiencing an achievement gap in every indicator of academic success. Now is a time to strategize solutions to address the issues facing our children today. All community members are encouraged to attend a conference at LCC to engage and build community between students, parents and educators. Click here for more information (PDF) about the free April 27th conference.
Improvements Coming To Bethel
Bethel will see some changes to improve safety for pedestrians, bikers and drivers. This summer the City is planning a paving project on Barger Drive from Primrose (just west of Beltline) to Altamont (just east of Beltline.) The City is also adding a crosswalk at Avalon and Haviture Way, as well as speed calming measures on Avalon.
At a later date, Safe Routes to School will be funding a crosswalk on North Terry Street near Kalapuya High School; school speed zone flashers and speed readers on Barger in front of Meadow View School; a crosswalk and curb extensions at Marshall Ave and Taney St., along with traffic calming devices on Marshall; and a new crosswalk, pedestrian island, and pedestrian flashers on Barger at Altamont.
Track Season Starts Soon!
Applications for this season’s 4th–8th grade track program are now available in the Meadow View office.
Parents – for more information, come to the Bethel Track parent meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. in our Meadow View caforium.
Practice schedules, dates for meets and Saturday training session dates will be announced soon.
Hi Meadow View Families!
Teachers are working hard on finishing up grades and preparing report cards today. We wanted to let you know that due to a scheduled system update to our grading program, K-5 report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, March 20th in Tuesday folders. We will not be sending Tuesday folders home on Tuesday–they will go home on Wednesday in order to include your child’s report card.
Report cards for 6-8th graders will be mailed home.
Included with your child’s report card will be a print out of your verification form that contains the registration information we have for your child. As you know, Bethel School District has moved to online registration for families. We are trying to ensure that registration for returning families is accurate and simplified in as many ways as possible.
Please check the following information on the registration form and do the following:
— Make any necessary changes to the information by writing on the form.
— Please return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher or send back in Tuesday folders by Friday, March 22nd.
If you’d prefer to call Meadow View and update the information over the phone, please contact Jennifer or Shelly by calling the school office (541-607-9700).
If you do not have any changes to the registration form, you do NOT need to return the form to school.
Thank you for your help!
Spring Break is Coming Up!
Just a reminder that Spring Break is one week away! School will be closed Monday, March 25th – Friday, March 29th for Spring Break. School will resume on Monday, April 1st. Enjoy your well deserved break!
No School Tomorrow
Can you believe that Trimester 2 is already over? There will be no school tomorrow, Friday, March 15th. It is a grading day for our K-8 teachers. See you on Monday!
Hi Meadow View Families,
Thanks for your patience while it was determined how we could make up the school days lost to the snow. We will be restoring three days to the calendar in June.
• The last day for students was supposed to be Thursday, June 13, a half day. Now students’ last day will be Tuesday, June 18th and it will also be a half day.
• FYI, Willamette’s graduation will remain June 7th
We at Meadow View still need to meet to determine what – if any – adjustments need to be made to our end-of-the-year activities. We will let you know as soon as those decisions are finalized. We wanted to let you know that our 8th Grade Departure Ceremony on June 12th WILL NOT CHANGE but 8th graders are expected to attend through the adjusted end of the school year.
The three additional school days may conflict with summer vacation plans. In some cases that is unavoidable. But, it is important to provide as much learning time as we can for our students, so we want as many children in school as possible.
Finally, the plan for additional days isn’t yet official. It will go to the School Board for final approval on April 8th, but we do not anticipate any changes by the Board.
Grow Veggies On A Budget
Bethel School District is teaming with Food for Lane County and the OSU Extension Service to bring you a free class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your garden and harvest your fresh produce. Click here for more information (PDF).
Cultivar vegetales en un presupuesto
El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con Food for Lane County y el Servicio de Extensión de OSU para ofrecerte una clase gratis: Semilla a la cena Cultivo de verduras en un presupuesto. Aprenda formas de bajo costo para construir un suelo saludable, planificar su espacio de cultivo, elegir sus cultivos, cuidar su jardín y cosechar sus productos frescos. Haga clic aquí para mas información (PDF).