Dear Prairie Mountain Families,
It is that time of year again, when we remind all PM families to complete the online registration process for their student(s) as soon as possible.
Please follow the following steps to locate the online registration page.
2. Select the Parent Tab
3. Select “Returning Student” or “New Student”
4. Sign in with your student snap code credentials. Student snap codes were emailed to the primary guardian earlier this month, and will be mailed home with report cards this week.
5. Complete all registration forms.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 541-607-9849. Our office will be open Monday-Thursday from 8-noon through June 25th.
If you have already completed online registration for your student(s), thank you and enjoy your summer! In addition, we ask that you please periodically review this webpage for information for the upcoming school year. We will let you know more as soon as we have information to share.
Hi Prairie Mountain Families,
A number of you have asked whether we will be back in classrooms in September. The simple answer is…we don’t know yet. Superintendent Chris Parra has an important message about Bethel’s work to create a reopening plan, and a chance for you to offer input.
Hi, Bethel Families,
As we close out this unusual and historic school year, all thoughts turn to what school next fall might look like. I want you to know that Bethel School District has been working on developing plans for the reopening of our schools, and this will take time. Make no mistake, it is very, very complicated. Done right, a reopening plan is not something that could or should be accomplished quickly.
State Guidance: Just today, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released its formal guidance for the reopening of schools this fall. ODE’s new directions to schools makes it clear that we will not be able to have a typical reopening in the fall. Instead, there will be strict guidelines on how many students can be in the same space together (social distancing), the sanitizing of areas within the school, health check protocols, face coverings, and guidance regarding transportation, meals, and school visitors.
Developing Bethel’s Plan: A number of September scenarios are being considered by school districts around the state, including a blend of in-school classes and online learning, or students attending only partial days, or even attending every other week, or not having in person instruction at all. Having just today received the ODE’s guidance, it’s too early to speculate what our final plan will be, and that can be frustrating for you and your children. Our approach is intentionally deliberate and thoughtful as we consider the strict health and safety guidelines that must be met in addition to, equity, instruction, engagement, physical/mental/social-emotional health, and staffing and personnel.
Your Feedback: It is also important to solicit your thoughts about what worked over the last three months and what needs addressing. Try as we might to provide normalcy during a world-wide pandemic, we know that our efforts haven’t hit the mark on everything. Please take this short, anonymous survey. Your clear feedback will also help inform our planning.
Thanks: My thanks go out to you, Bethel families. You have been flexible and patient with challenging home schedules, made time to talk with staff, and set up and attended Zoom meetings. You have shown your dedication and commitment to your children’s education through extraordinary circumstances.
Hello Prairie Mountain Students and Families,
Today has been a bittersweet day for us here on the Mountain. It has been a day of goodbyes, and a day of celebrations. Please know that even though this is the last day of school, we will not stop thinking of all of you. You will remain in our thoughts all throughout the summer and into next school year. We wish you a summer of fun, friends, and family. We also wish you a summer of safe adventures, and family traditions still able to be had. Thank you for walking this journey with us, and thank you for loving us and trusting us all along the way. Christy and I feel that we are the luckiest administrators in the world because of the community that we serve. Until next time, remember to manage, lead, succeed, and soar today and everyday like an EAGLE!
Hola estudiantes y familias de Prairie Mountain,
Hoy ha sido un día agridulce para nosotros aquí en la Montaña. Ha sido un día de despedidas, y un día de celebraciones. Por favor, sepan que, aunque sea el último día de clases, no dejaremos de pensar en todos ustedes. Permanecerán en nuestros pensamientos durante todo el verano y el próximo año escolar. Les deseamos un verano de diversión, amigos y familia. También les deseamos un verano de aventuras seguras, y que las tradiciones familiares se mantengan. Gracias por recorrer este viaje con nosotros, y gracias por amarnos y confiar en nosotros durante todo el camino. Christy y yo sentimos que somos los administradores más afortunados del mundo por la comunidad a la que servimos. ¡Hasta la próxima vez, recuerden administrar, liderar, tener éxito y volar hoy y todos los días como un ÁGUILA!