Shasta Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Winter Break Plans?

Need plans during Winter Break? Bring the attached flyer to BJ’s Restaurant on Tuesday, December 31st and Shasta Middle School will earn 20% of total food and soft drink purchases! And… because BJ’s participates in the Valley River School Cents program, Shasta will also earn 20,000 points just for hosting this fundraiser! Also, remember to text your BJ’s receipt to Kellie Andre @ 541-521-7152 and she will log it to earn points for Shasta’s participation in the Valley River School Cents program. Click here to print off the flyer.

What is Valley River School Cents?

Valley River School Cents is a fundraising program that Shasta was selected to participate in during the 2019-2020 school year. Shop, dine, or see a movie at Valley River Center (includes BJ’s & Texas Roadhouse), and Shasta will earn points towards winning anywhere from $200 to $2000! Take a picture of your receipt and text it to our PTO President, Kellie Andre, at 541-521-7152 and she will log the receipt for Shasta to earn points! Or, you can log your receipt yourself by visiting You can also see how Shasta is doing in the competition and sign up for email reminders. Take a peek at this VRC School Cents Flyer  for more ways to help Shasta earn points without having to purchase anything… it’s all about visiting Valley River.

Shasta Middle School is currently in 2nd place out of 15 schools in Lane County! Keep texting those receipts or have your student bring them to the front office and ask them to be placed in the PTO box. The program runs from October 1st, 2019 through March 31, 2020, but we earn QUADRUPLE points from November 15th – January 15th.

Thank you for your support and please reach out to Kellie @ 541-521-7152 if you have any questions.


Make Your Voice Heard

Make Your Voice Heard

We need to hear about how to better support your child. Bethel will be receiving increased school funding as promised through Oregon’s Student Success Act. Now, you can share your thoughts and ideas about how to best spend this new revenue.

All Shasta Middle School parents and guardians are invited to a special Bethel School District community-wide meeting. Your input is valuable. Here is a preview of a few questions we will be asking:

— What school services have supported your child’s success in school?
— What are missing supports and opportunities for your child?
— What are your ideas for better supporting other students in the district?

When: January 9th or 14th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Willamette High School cafeteria

Child Care: To request free child care, please RSVP by January 6th to

Translation: The district will provide free translation services at both meetings

Please join us for one of the two meetings in January. It is a real opportunity to advocate for your child. Contact me if you have any questions.


Haz oír tu voz

Necesitamos saber cómo apoyar mejor a su hijo. Bethel recibirá un mayor financiamiento escolar según lo prometido a través de la Ley de Éxito Estudiantil de Oregon. Ahora, puede compartir sus pensamientos e ideas sobre cómo gastar mejor estos nuevos ingresos.. Continue reading

Shasta News!

Shasta students will be heading to local Walmart stores tomorrow for our annual Shasta Shines Winter Service Project. They will be purchasing items for families in our Shasta community. Students have been raising money by sending out donation request letters to local businesses and through various fundraisers. This has been a tradition at Shasta for over 30 years and is such a wonderful way to finish out the year. Our goal is to raise of $3,000! 

Students need to return their permission slip in order to attend the field trip; click here to print off a permission slip and return it tomorrow morning to their homeroom teacher.

We would also like to say THANK YOU to all those who supported our Shasta Shines Winter Service Project, we could not do it without you!

Just a friendly reminder, Winter Break is December 23rd through January 3rd (No School) with students returning to school on January 6, 2020.

As Winter Break begins, we would like to wish you a safe and wonderful Winter Break!

The Flu In Bethel

The Flu In Bethel

Throughout the community, we are seeing an increase in student illnesses and the flu. There have been confirmed cases of the flu in Bethel schools. All flu viruses can be easily spread from person to person. That’s why we are trying to teach students about proper hygiene in order to reduce the spread of flu. We want to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, but we need your help:

  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Show your children how to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough into their elbow. This will go a long way toward preventing the spread of colds and the flu.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to have a fever of 100 degrees or greater, or are otherwise sick while at school, will be brought to the school health room until a parent or guardian arrives to take them home.
  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or do not have signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing drugs.  Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

We will work closely with Lane County Public Health to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take during this flu season. Here is a fact sheet with more information about the flu.


La Gripe en Bethel

En toda la comunidad, estamos viendo un aumento en las enfermedades de los estudiantes y la gripe. Se had confirmado casos de gripe en las escuelas de Bethel. Todos los virus de la gripe se pueden transmitir fácilmente de persona a persona. Es por eso que estamos tratando de enseñar a los estudiantes sobre la higiene adecuada para reducir la propagación de la gripe. Queremos mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas a los estudiantes y que funcionen de manera normal durante esta temporada de gripe, pero necesitamos su ayuda:

  • Enseñe a sus hijos a lavarse las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón o un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.
  • Muestre a sus hijos cómo cubrirse la tos o estornudar con un pañuelo desechable, o toser por el codo. Esto contribuirá en gran medida a prevenir la propagación de los resfriados y la gripe.
  • Conozca los signos y síntomas de la gripe. Los síntomas incluyen fiebre (100 grados Fahrenheit o más), tos, dolor de garganta, secreción nasal o congestión nasal, dolor de cuerpo, dolor de cabeza y sentirse muy cansado. Algunas personas también pueden vomitar o tener diarrea.
  • No envíe niños a la escuela si están enfermos. Los niños que tengan una fiebre de 100 grados o más, o que estén enfermos mientras estén en la escuela, serán llevados a la sala de salud de la escuela hasta que llegue un padre o tutor para llevarlos a casa.
  • Mantenga a los niños enfermos en casa durante al menos 24 horas después de que ya no tengan fiebre o no tengan signos de fiebre, sin usar medicamentos para reducir la fiebre. Mantener a los niños con fiebre en casa reducirá la cantidad de personas que pueden infectarse.

Trabajaremos en estrecha colaboración con Lane County Public Health para controlar las condiciones de la gripe y tomar decisiones sobre los mejores pasos a seguir durante esta temporada de gripe. Aquí hay una hoja informativa con más información sobre la gripe.

Shasta Receives Five BEF Grants

Shasta’s 5 BEF Grant Winner’s

The Bethel Education Foundation (BEF) awarded more than $22,000 to educators throughout the district. Congratulations to Shasta’s five BEF Grant winners: Ms. Slagle, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Brookshear, Mr. Waugh, and Mrs. Lagoy.  Each submitted a request for funds that will engage our students in art, photography, social skills, gardening and much more.

Here is a breakdown on how they will be using the funds they received:
Ms. Slagle – $293 Gardening
Mrs. Peterson – $750 Yearbook Photography
Mrs. Brookshear – $750 Social Emotional Skills
Mr. Waugh – $800 Escape Room
Mrs. Lagoy – $750 The Joy of Art

Congratulations again, you made Shasta proud!