Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

Re-Opening Plans Presented

This week Bethel staff met with hundreds of parents in Zoom meetings discussing Bethel’s plans around re-opening this fall. The session slideshows were recorded with a narration so that all who could not attend could still access the information. If you have any questions after viewing the video, please call us at 541-689-3280.

 

Family Survey On Reopening Schools

How to safely reopen our schools is one of the most important and difficult challenges Bethel School District has faced. We need your input.

First, you can learn more about the upcoming school year in Bethel by joining one of the School Reopening Information Sessions on Zoom this week. Here is the Zoom meeting schedule:

– Wednesday, July 15, Noon-1:00 p.m. Zoom Link

– Thursday, July 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom Link

– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Zoom Link

– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16th, 4:30-5:30 p.m: Zoom Link

Then, please take this brief survey. Your comments will help guide our decisions on reopening schools in Bethel.

For those who cannot join an information session on Zoom, a pre-recorded presentation is available here.

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How? Who? Why? School Reopening Information Meetings

Are we planning to reopen schools?

What safety measures will be in place if children and staff return to school in September?

What might the school schedule look like and why?

To get answers to these questions and learn more about the upcoming school year in Bethel, join one of the School Reopening Informational Sessions next Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Your feedback will help guide continued planning for the coming school year.

Each Zoom meeting is just one hour, with options to join one of the morning, afternoon or early evening sessions.

 – Tuesday, July 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom Link

– Wednesday, July 15, Noon-1:00 p.m. Zoom Link

– Thursday, July 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom Link

– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Zoom Link

– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16th, 4:30-5:30 p.m: Zoom Link

For those unable to attend one of the meetings, a recorded presentation will be available on our website by mid-July.

 

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Update On School Reopening Plans

Although it’s only early July and there are still two whole months before the new school year begins, families are understandably anxious and interested in our plans for reopening Bethel schools.

COVID-19 continues to change the most fundamental aspects of how we live, including how we hold school. As a result, our school cannot operate in a normal fashion to begin the 2020-21 school year. From top to bottom, here is some important information you should know:

The Plan: Bethel administrators and department leaders are now outlining details of two learning models: a Hybrid model, combining in-classroom instruction with distance learning, and a Comprehensive Distance Learning option for students who are unable to attend in person. There are many reasons why the Hybrid model has been selected, but most center on following the Oregon Health Authority’s strict health and safety requirements now in place for schools:

– Social Distancing: The State requires that each student in school be provided a social distancing area of 7’ x 5’ (35 sq. ft.). Depending on the size of the room, that limits classrooms to about 14 students at one time. So, about half the school enrollment will be able to attend school at one time.

– Instruction: A core value in Bethel is to maximize in-person instruction to provide continuity of learning, care, and connection. A Hybrid model brings students to school for some days each week, while offering distance learning for the days when students are not in the building, while Comprehensive Distance Learning is for students who cannot attend in-person at all.

– Health & Safety: No in-person plan will work without the ability to protect the health of all children and adults in the school. We are more able to limit your child’s contact with others throughout the day by

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