Shasta Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Shasta Open House – Thursday, September 21

Just a reminderPlease join us for our Shasta Open House, Thursday, September 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. This is a great time to check-in with teachers and learn more about the curriculum and teacher expectations. There will also be a Shasta Jazz Band and Session Choir parent meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Picture Day – Wednesday, September 27th

PTO Meeting – Our first PTO meeting of the year is Wednesday, October 11th. We will be meeting in the library at 6:30 p.m.

No School – Friday, October 13th – Budget Reduction

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

FREE Dental Care Starts Sept. 8th
The Bethel School District Health Center, White Bird Dental, and the Oregon Community Foundation are providing free dental clinics throughout the school year. All Bethel students are eligible regardless of ability to pay. Click here for more information.


Cuidado dental gratuito comienza el 8 de septiembre
El Centro de Salud del Distrito Escolar de Bethel, White Bird Dental y la Fundación de la Comunidad de Oregón están proporcionando clínicas dentales gratuitas durante todo el año escolar. Las citas para las clínicas del viernes serán programadas para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes de Bethel.Todos los estudiantes de Bethel son elegibles independientemente de la capacidad de pago. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Free Cooking Course

The Bethel (School District) Farm and Food for Lane County present Cooking Matters: Preparing Healthy Meals on a Budget. This is free to Bethel adults. Registration is now open…first come, first served. Click here for more information.


Curso de cocina gratisEl Bethel (Distrito Escolar) Granja y Alimentos para el Condado de Lane presente Cooking Matters: Preparando comidas saludables en un presupuesto. Esto es gratis para los adultos de Bethel. El registro está abierto…primero llegado, primero servido. Haga clic aquí para mas información.


Event parking fundraiser, $10Duck Football Game Parking

Are you going to the Ducks vs Nebraska football game Saturday? Support the Willamette Baseball team by parking at the EWEB building (500 E 4th Ave) for $10. There are 300 parking spots available. The parking lot opens at 9:00 a.m. and all proceeds support the WHS baseball program. Spread the word.

Juego de fútbol de pato¿Vas al juego de fútbol Ducks vs Nebraska el sábado? Apoye al equipo de Willamette Baseball estacionando en el edificio EWEB (500 E 4th Ave) por $ 10. Hay 300 plazas de aparcamiento disponibles. El estacionamiento se abre a las 9:00 am y todos los ingresos apoyan el programa de béisbol WHS. Difundir la palabra.

From The Farm To Our School

Here is a small portion of the veggies harvested from the Bethel Farm that will be in our cafeteria salad bar the first week of school.

Shasta students will be served fresh and tasty produce beginning on the first day of school, and it’s straight from the Bethel Farm.

Harvesting at the Bethel Farm (located between Prairie Mountain and Kalapuya schools) has collected more than 100 pounds of red and green peppers, 240 cucumbers, 175 slicer tomatoes and 168 pints of cherry tomatoes.

It will all go straight to the salad bars at every Bethel school. This continues the district’s tradition of being a clear leader in serving locally grown, fresh, and healthy foods in school meals.


Bethel’s Plans For Poor Air Quality

The first day of school will go on as scheduled Tuesday, but smoke in the air from Oregon wildfires will keep all Bethel students indoors.

The school district will follow these guidelines shared by the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA):

  • When the amount of smoke in the air limits visibility to 1-3 miles, the air is unhealthy and we consider keeping all students indoors or allowing only light outdoor activity. All activities for students sensitive to air pollution will be moved indoors.
  • When visibility is one mile or less, we will definitely keep all students indoors.

LRAPA monitors the current air quality on an hourly basis on this web page, and Bethel School District will be checking the current air quality index regularly.

In addition, Bethel district nurses have a list of those students with pre-existing conditions who might be especially impacted by poor air quality, so even if the conditions improve slightly those students may be kept indoors for their own protection.

As with any weather-related situation, parents should make the final decision on whether to send their children to school.

First day of school – Tuesday, September 5

First day of schoolThe first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th. We wanted to give you information that will help it be a smooth transition to the new year.

  1. First Day of School
  • ALL students (6-8 graders) attend the first day of school
  • Regular school hours 9:10-3:30
  • Buses will run on a regular schedule
  • Supervision starts at 8:30 in the morning
  • Lunch and breakfast will be available the first day
  • Breakfast is FREE for ALL students
  1. What do I bring the first day of school?
  • You do NOT need to bring your PE clothes
  • The school supply list is intended to last throughout the school year. You do not need to bring all the pencils/pens and paper for the first day.
  1. Sixth Grade Students
  • Sixth grade students will meet in the cafeteria first for a quick introduction
  • Full schedules will be given out in their 1st period class
  1. What is my son/daughter’s schedule?
  • 1st period class lists will be available on Home Access
  • Students will receive their full schedule during 1st period on the first day of school

Also, we will have our Shasta Open House on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you all there!