Shasta Middle School students will now have free access to feminine hygiene products in school restrooms. A plan proposed by Superintendent Chris Parra to supply the products at all Bethel schools has been in the works since last spring, before the state legislature took up the issue. Dispensers are now being installed throughout the district and all will be in place before Winter Break.
Through conversations with students and families, it was clear that free access to feminine hygiene products was a very real need. Every Bethel school’s Health Room has had menstrual products available, but students have had to ask for them. Now, at Shasta Middle School and every Bethel school there will be Girls’ restrooms where free supplies will be available.
Productos de higiene femenina gratuitos
Los estudiantes de Shasta Middle School ahora tendrán acceso gratuito a productos de higiene femenina en los baños escolares. Un plan propuesto por el Superintendente Chris Parra para suministrar los productos en todas las escuelas de Bethel ha estado en proceso desde la primavera pasada, antes de que la legislatura estatal abordara el tema. Ahora se están instalando dispensadores en todo el distrito y cada uno estará en su lugar antes de las vacaciones de invierno.
A través de conversaciones con estudiantes y familias, quedó claro que el acceso a productos de higiene femenina era una necesidad muy real. La sala de salud de todas las escuelas de Bethel ha tenido productos menstruales disponibles, pero los estudiantes han tenido que pedirlos. Ahora, en Shasta Middle School y en cada escuela de Bethel habrá baños para niñas donde habrá suministros gratuitos disponibles.
Shasta’s bands and choirs will be performing at the Hult Center, tonight for our Annual Winter Concert at 7:00 p.m. This has been a tradition for 30 years! The Hult Center is the only facility that can accommodate our choir and band performing together. Tickets are still available! Click here for ticket information and to print off a ticket order form. We hope you can join us for this wonderful evening at the Hult Center.
State Testing Approaches
Here is some important information about this school year’s state tests.
Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.
Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Bethel School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Bethel students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system. Continue reading
Student-Led Conferences – Wednesday, December 4th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Thursday, December 5th from 1:30 to 8:30 pm in the Main Gym. Students will be dismissed early on Thursday at 12:30 pm. If you have not yet requested a conference, please click here to email Mr. Cottle to setup a time.
No School – Friday, December 6th – In-service Day
Annual Winter Concert – Shasta’s bands and choirs will be performing at the Hult Center, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. This has been a tradition for thirty years!
PTO Meeting Canceled – Wednesday, December 11th
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 our school web page or on the District home page.
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