Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The Bethel School District fully supports the ADA and its requirement to make Websites ADA compliant. We are actively working to meet and maintain those requirements.

Reminder About Snow Days And Late Starts

School bus driving in the snow.

There are a variety of reliable sources to determine whether Bethel School District’s schedule has been changed due to weather.

There are multiple sources to determine whether Bethel School District is on a Late Start or is having a Snow Day.

First and foremost, check here on our District home page or the home page of any Bethel school. (Some people, including the media, have accidentally clicked on Bethel School District in the state of Washington.)

If you see no news, it means all Bethel schools are on their regular schedules.

In addition, you can be the first to get news on weather-related school closures or delays by following Superintentent Chris Parra on Twitter at @Bethel_Supt and the District Twitter account at @Bethel_Schools.

Families are also encouraged to use the free FlashAlert system which provides notifications via email or a push notification with a free FlashAlert phone app. FlashAlert is the same system the school district uses to notify local media when there is a weather or emergency-related closure of a school.

Download the FlashAlert app or click here: http://www.flashalert.net/id/BethelSD

 

Teachers Become Students On Inservice Day

Blocking a door with tables.

Bethel staff practice barricading a door during ALICE safety training on Inservice Day.

This is what Bethel school staff did on Inservice Day.

They took part in workshops on Autism, differentiated instruction in math, mental health supports, instructional strategies for English learners, de-escalation strategies, reading instruction, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention and Sources of Strength, student learning goals, restorative practices in student discipline, and ALICE safety training.

In addition, specialized groups met to work on their specific areas including Speech-Language, Music, Counseling, Physical Education, Life Skills, and Nursing.

The workshops featured Bethel’s own experts leading most of the training, meaning there was zero cost for presenters, and teachers didn’t have to worry about conference registration fees. Bethel received some help from the Trauma Healing Project and Eugene Police Department.

The goal of the inservice was to improve instruction in the skills students need to be safe and to graduate. Growing in knowledge while saving district money? It was a good day.

Recycling Round-Up Returns to Willamette

Putting electronics into a large box.

National Honor Society students at Willamette will be collecting the community’s recyclables, including electronics.

The annual free Willamette Recycling Round-up will again accept the community’s electronics and household items.

Here’s a list of recyclable items.

Just drop them off at Willamette High School this Saturday, February 2, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

NextStep Recycling and St. Vincent de Paul will give new life to your old recyclables.  

This event is a community service provided by Willamette’s National Honor Society students.

Healthy And Safe Schools Plan

All Oregon school districts must annually provide a statement regarding the Healthy and Safe Schools Plan. The four areas covered by the plan are Radon, Lead in Drinking Water, Lead Paint, and Integrated Pest Management. To see Bethel School District’s plan, click here.