Prairie Mountain School Eugene, Oregon

2020-21 Return to School

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COVID Resources

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County COVID-19 Rates Remain Too High

Chart showing COVID ratesLane County has released its updated COVID-19 case rates, and they are still too high to meet the standards for a return to in-person learning.

However, our COVID rates have improved, and the lower the numbers the better our chances of reopening schools to at least some in-person instruction.

Last Friday, the state instituted new and more relaxed county COVID-19 metrics that must be met for schools to bring students back into buildings, emphasizing the elementary grades. Here are the latest Lane County COVID results as they relate to the new standards.

Survey: Later this week, K-3 families will receive a very important survey to let us know whether their child will return to Hybrid Instruction (in school 2-days a week) when we are able, or whether they will choose to remain in Distance Learning even when students are welcomed back to the classroom. The survey will also have a question about Transportation. We are seeking this information initially from K-3 families because the new metrics emphasize in-person learning for our youngest students first.

Staffing: The results of the survey will help us determine our staffing levels for both in-person and Distance Learning. The sooner we have that information, the more prepared we will be for K-3 students’ return to school.

Preparation: Our buildings look a little different inside, with some plexiglass screens in place, signage going up, and fewer student desks in each classroom due to social distancing requirements. While the new state standards mean we are a bit closer to reopening our schools, many teachers have been working remotely and must learn the new health and safety protocols in the building, be prepared to pivot from Distance Learning to Hybrid Instruction, and prepare their classrooms.

Timeline: It is clear that many families are excited about the possibility of a return to some in-person learning. It is also clear that safely transitioning to in-person learning is a high priority. We will prepare for Hybrid Instruction while continuing to monitor the Lane County COVID numbers. Families should understand that the transition to in-school learning in Bethel will not be immediate, but we are determined to make sure it will be safe.

 

School News & Updates

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Free Art Instruction For Prairie Mountain Students

Prairie Mountain School – in collaboration with Lane Arts Council – is providing a free livestream arts instruction program to all Bethel students K-8 through the rest of the school year.

ArtStream provides live and recorded visual, literary, and performing art lessons for students and families. This dynamic, engaging, and innovative curriculum supports distance learning for elementary and middle school students.

Every week Prairie Mountain students will have access to new arts lessons that invigorate distance learning through accessible, hands-on instruction.

Your child’s teacher will provide links to the ArtStream schedule so families can either watch the lesson live or watch the recorded lesson when it works for your schedule.

Visit the Lane Arts Council website to read about ArtStream.

You will be getting more information and links to the lesson through your child’s teacher.

If you have questions please reach out to your teacher or me.

Prairie Mountain en colaboración con el Consejo de Artes de Lane estará proporcionando un programa gratuito de instrucción artística en vivo para todos los estudiantes de Prairie Mountain de K-8 (more…)

Come on Down to the Mountain!

We have supply bags for your students ready to roll out to you. You won’t believe the wide array of  items your student’s teachers have prepared to make learning interesting and fun! We care deeply about every single one of our students, and have taken special care to meet everyone’s needs while learning at home.

Please come to the front parking lot and be ready to tell a staff member your student’s name and grade, and we will bring all of the supplies right to your car. How easy is that?

We look forward to seeing you Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:00 am to noon or 3:00-6:00.

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School Contact Information

Prairie Mountain School
5305 Royal Avenue

Eugene, OR 97402
Main: 541.607.9849
Fax: 541.607.9856