A new plan for the meals program will ensure health and nutritious food will be available throughout the summer.
Tuesday June 16th will be the last day for the current meals sites in Bethel.
The District will provide a bridge meals program between now and the start of the summer food program on June 29th. The temporary meals sites will be at Prairie Mountain School (10:00-11:00 and Fairfield Elementary (11:30-12:30), weekdays from June 17-26.
Beginning June 30th, Bethel will offer multi-meal boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays at Willamette High School (Tu, Fri, 10:00-11:00) and Prairie Mountain School (Tu, Fri, 11:00-1:00). The multi-meal boxes will include breakfasts and lunches to cover the days the sites are not open.
Food for Lane County will operate daily summer meal programs, serving bagged breakfasts/lunches at:
- Fairfield Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
- Malabon Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
- Danebo Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
Las comidas de verano continúan en Bethel
Un nuevo plan para el programa de comidas asegurará que haya alimentos saludables y nutritivos disponibles durante todo el verano.
El martes 16 de junio será el último día para los sitios de comidas actuales en Bethel.
El Distrito proporcionará un programa de comidas puente entre ahora y el comienzo del programa de alimentos de verano el 29 de junio. Los sitios de comidas temporales están en la escuela Prairie Mountain (10:00-11:00 y primaria Fairfield (11:30-12:30), los días laborables del 17 al 26 de junio.
A partir del 30 de junio, Bethel ofrecerá cajas de comidas múltiples los martes y viernes en escuela secundaria de Willamette (Tu, viernes, 10:00-11: 00) y escuela Prairie Mountain (Tu, viernes, 11:00-1: 00). Las cajas de comidas múltiples incluirán desayunos y almuerzos para cubrir los días en que los sitios no están abiertos.
Food for Lane County operará diariamente programas de comidas de verano, sirviendo desayunos / almuerzos en bolsas en:
- Primaria Fairfield (11:00 – mediodía)
- Primaria Malabon (11:00 – Mediodía)
- Primaria Danebo (11:00 – Mediodía)
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.
Here’s one way we can donate and help our neighbors during COVID-19. Bethel Education Foundation is teaming with the Bethel School District and the Kendall Automotive Group to stage a Stuff the Truck Essentials Drive this Friday, 10:00-2:00 at Willamette High School.
Your donations of laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, gift cards, diapers, non-perishable food, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, etc., will be collected and later distributed to Bethel families.
In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, volunteers will be accepting donations in the Willamette parking lot without the need for drivers to get out of their cars.
For more information, contact the Bethel Education Foundation at 541-517-3303.
El Distrito Escolar de Bethel acepta donaciones
Aquí hay una manera en que podemos ayudar a nuestros vecinos durante COVID-19. El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con la Fundación de Educación Bethel y el Kendall Automotive Group para organizar Essentials Drive este viernes, 10: 00-2: 00 en escuela secundaria de Willamette.
Se recogerán detergentes para la ropa, artículos de limpieza, pañales, alimentos no perecederos, papel higiénico, toallas de papel, productos de higiene femenina, artículos de tocador, etc., y luego se distribuirán a las familias Bethel.
Para mantener las pautas de distanciamiento social, los voluntarios aceptarán donaciones en el estacionamiento de Willamette sin la necesidad de que los conductores salgan de sus autos.
Para más información, comuníquese con la oficina de Administración del Distrito Escolar de Bethel al 541-517-3303.
Mountain students and families,
This has truly been an amazing week for all of our Prairie Mountain family. This week we celebrate our students and families, and our amazing staff. More than ever I am impressed with Prairie Mountain staff’s ingenuity, dedication to our students and families, strength and resiliency, and above all, love for their students. When I count my blessing, I count you all twice. Thank you for being the best staff in the whole world!
Yesterday’s CARE-a-van event will be a moment in my life that I will not ever forget. We were able to see so many of our students and blow them kisses and say, “We love you! We miss you!” We have heard from so many of our staff members and they said that they are now expert drivers while crying and waving all at the same time. Christy and I were talking in the back of the truck as we were moving along the CARE-a-van route about how much we love school. We said to each other, “Let this moment drive our work with kids and families. Let it pick us up when we are down. And let this moment fill our buckets when they seem empty.” Thank you again for being such a wonderful and supportive community.
Send Us Your CARE-a-van Pictures/Videos: We would love to put together a slideshow of photos from Wednesday’s PM Car CARE-a-van! If you have any photos and/or videos that you would like to share, and have them included in our slideshow, please take a moment to share them in our Google Folder OR share them to us in the comments on our Prairie Mountain School Facebook page.