I want to bring your attention to action planned by the Eugene Education Association that will impact our schools in Bethel on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. You may have already heard about this in the media.
This is what we know. In an effort to rally support for increased funding for K-12 education, Eugene Education Association leadership in Bethel has indicated that the majority of licensed school staff have pledged to a “walkout” and therefore will not show up for work on Wednesday, May 8th. They will instead be attending rallies in Eugene and at the state capitol. It will not be possible to find enough substitute teachers to cover all classrooms and safely operate schools, so we will have no choice but to close all Bethel schools for the day. The district will approach this event like a snow day, with only essential staff reporting to work, such as building front office staff, administrators, custodians and maintenance staff.
The district fully understands the intent of the actions planned for May 8th, but we also have the important daily responsibility of educating, guiding, feeding, and transporting 5,400 students. The walkout will create a hardship for families and the district cannot sponsor or support this action. We also know our educators are caring individuals who are completely dedicated to their students, and they want increased funding to better support all students. Eugene Education Association has been transparent in their intentions for May 8th, giving time for parents/guardians to make arrangements for their child’s care on this day.
- The District will work with preschool programs and school-based child care providers who will communicate directly with families regarding operating on this day
- IB testing at WHS will take place as scheduled
- After school youth sports schedules will not be interrupted
- Principal Brady Cottle will send out information regarding other events and programs specific to Shasta that are scheduled for May 8th
This missed school day will not be made up at the end of the school year in June. The make-up snow days from February have extended the school year beyond what is normally scheduled and Continue reading
What an amazing night! Thank you to all those that came and supported our Student vs Staff Basketball Game, it was a huge success! We raised over $1,300 for our 8th grade students! A big shout out to our PTO, volunteers, Pep Band, and the University of Oregon for their incredible support. The interactions with the students, staff, and U of O players made it such a wonder evening, with some great memories for all our students. We are already looking forward to next year’s game.
Track is back!
Our first practice is April 4th. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:15 pm. Applications are in the front office or click here to print one off. There will be an important Parent Meeting from 7:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 2nd in the Meadow View School cafeteria.
PTO Meeting & 8th Grade Recognition Planning – Wednesday, April 3rd
The 8th grade planning meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the Media Center, followed by our PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
PTO has a great need for volunteers to help with our upcoming fundraisers. Here are the dates for these upcoming events:
Students VS. 8th Grade Staff Basketball Game – April 9th –
Please come and support our 8th grade fundraiser! For more information and to see flyer, click here.
Shastafest – Silent Auction and BBQ – May 23rd
If you can’t attend but would like to help with these events please contact Kellie, PTO President, via email at email@example.com.
Grow Veggies On A Budget
Bethel School District is teaming with Food for Lane County and the OSU Extension Service to bring you a free class: Seed to Supper: Growing Veggies on a Budget. Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your garden and harvest your fresh produce. Click here for more information
Cultivar vegetales en un presupuesto
El Distrito Escolar de Bethel se está asociando con Food for Lane County y el Servicio de Extensión de OSU para ofrecerte una clase gratis: Semilla a la cena Cultivo de verduras en un presupuesto. Aprenda formas de bajo costo para construir un suelo saludable, planificar su espacio de cultivo, elegir sus cultivos, cuidar su jardín y cosechar sus productos frescos. Haga clic aquí para mas información.