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Important Calendar Revisions

A snowy day at Prairie Mountain

A snowy day at Prairie Mountain

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Hi Prairie Mountain Families,

We are excited to share the District’s finalized plans to make up lost classroom time due to the six Snow Days and two Delayed Starts we’ve already experienced. These changes will allow Prairie Mountain students to recover meaningful instructional time without putting a big dent in family summer plans.

The new schedule is attached, and here are the changes:

  • February 13 (previously a high school no-school day) will become a school day for all district

students.

  • February 20 (Presidents Day) will become a school day for all students
  • March 3 (previously a no-school day for K-8 students) will become a school day for all students
  • Monday June 19th, and Tuesday June 20thwill be full school days for K-11 students (seniors will  

              have graduated)

  • June 20thwill now be the last day of school for students (it will be a full-day, not an early release)
  • If we have additional Snow Days this winter they may be added to the calendar after June 20th

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Principal Carey Killen’s Blog

Prairie Mountain Families,

To access this blog in Spanish, please click here.

Para acceder este blog en espaňol, haga clic aqui.

Happy 2017 to all!   It has been an unusual start to the New Year given the interesting weather, and we are excited to have students and families back in the building.   

I’d like to recognize our Prairie Mountain Band students and their director Casey Crane for their wonderful performance in the Winter Concert in December.  Thank you for sharing your music with us!

And, we’d like to acknowledge the vital work of our Prairie Mountain custodial staff and our Bethel facilities and maintenance personnel who devoted hours in December and January to addressing weather-related issues around our building and school grounds.  Special thanks also goes to our head secretary Krista Larson who helped tremendously on inclement weather days in our front office. Thanks for all you do to help our school!

As you may imagine, our January calendar is changing quite a bit.  We will be working quickly to get updated information out to families, so please stay tuned.  

Thursday, Jan. 19:  On the Path to Graduation Night:   We invite all our 7th and 8th grade students and families to attend this important evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm in our Caforium as we talk with students about preparing for success in the coming years.  Willamette High School administrators will join us to talk about high school preparation and graduation.  Snacks, childcare, and Spanish/English interpretation will be available.  Please do plan to attend as we look ahead at the important years ahead. 

The PTO Meeting and Math Night (originally Jan. 10) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24th from 5:30-7:00pm  in our Caforium.  All are welcome, and the evening includes music from Jazz Band, pizza, childcare, and information on our math standards and curriculum.

The following events have been postponed and a new date will be published soon:

Parent/Teacher Conferences (originally Dec. 8/Jan.5—Postponed)

4th Grade Music Performance (originally Jan. 12)

Prairie Mountain Talent Show (originally Jan. 29) 

Last, our PTO has published a newsletter to share with our school community.  To access the fabulous first edition of the Prairie Mountain PTO newsletter, please click here for English and here for Spanish. 

Warmly,

Carey Killen

Principal

All Bethel Schools Closed Monday, January 9

In the interest of student and staff safety, all Bethel schools will be closed Monday, January 9th.

While conditions on the main roads have improved overnight, the neighborhood streets and sidewalks – and school parking lots – remain covered with ice and slush.

An announcement about Monday’s evening activities will be made later today.

Todas las escuelas están cerradas el lunes, 9 de enero, debido a la nieve y el hielo.

Bethel Schools On 2-Hour Delay

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All Bethel schools are on a 2-hour delay Friday, January 6th.

Buses will pick up Prairie Mountain students 2 hours later than the normal time.

With a 2-hour delay, classes for grades 6-8 will begin at 10:05 and grades K-5 at 10:10. A cold breakfast will be available beginning at 9:40. A hot lunch will also be served.

Dismissal will be at our regular time, 2:10.

Some side roads and sidewalks are slick, and caution is urged on the morning commute. Parents are encouraged to use their best judgement about their child’s school attendance.

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Schools Closed Thursday; Make-Up Days Coming

In the interest of student and staff safety, Bethel School District schools will be closed Thursday, January 5th due to the ice and snow. All evening activities are also cancelled.

Today’s K-8 Parent-Teacher Conferences are also postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Todas las escuelas están cerradas el jueves, 5 de enero, debido a la nieve y el hielo. Esperamos abrir las escuelas el viernes.

The City of Eugene has issued an ice-snow emergency, asking us to stay off the roads. And the forecast calls for frigid temperatures throughout the day Thursday, which means the slick driving conditions are not expected to significantly significantly improve.

This will be the 5th Snow Day in Bethel and winter has only just begun. We have also had one 2-hour delay.

As a result, days will need to be made-up during the week of June 19th. The number of make-up days has not yet been determined, but please make plans now for all Bethel schools to be in session that week.

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