Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

Additional Meal Sites For Children 18 & Under

Staff at Fairfield Elementary prepared and handed out breakfast and lunch grab-and-go bags to more than 100 children on the first day of the school closure.

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

10:30-11:15:

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

11:30-Noon:

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 Continue reading

Student Resources During School Closure

Here are resources for students and families in response to the school closure that has been directed by the Governor. New information will be shared here 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.

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 y almuerzos para llevar y llevar en bolsas marrones para cualquier estudiante, Continue reading

Bethel Schools Closing Until April

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.

Read the news release from the Oregon Department of Education

– 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. Continue reading

Bethel Suspends Large and Non-Essential Gatherings

At the direction of Oregon Governor Kate Brown and the recommendation of public health experts, Bethel School District will begin postponing events which are intended to bring together large groups of students, parents and staff. This is intended to encourage social distancing as a method to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although at this time no cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Lane County.

Large non-essential school and district-based gatherings and group activities such as Oregon Battle of the Books, music concerts, school assemblies, field trips, PTO meetings, KIDSPORTS practices and games, and family nights will be suspended. This action will remain in effect for approximately 4 weeks, with the possibility that the time frame could be adjusted.

Bethel School District fully realizes that this change will impact a number of highly anticipated events for which students, parents, and staff have worked long and hard to prepare. We are not alone in experiencing these unanticipated changes; school districts throughout the state are now making similar plans to postpone events.

These actions are intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus Continue reading