Shasta Middle School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

Shasta Check-In

Hi, Shasta Families and Students,

During the extended school closure, the Department of Education has directed schools to provide Distance Learning for All. This week, you will receive a phone call from Shasta to learn more about what this means for you and your child. 

In addition, we need to confirm your child’s access to the internet for Distance Learning needs. Please complete this short survey to tell us the status of your computer and internet needs. THIS IS FOR OUR 6-8 FAMILIES ONLY. K-5 families will be contacted separately.

We have a limited number of Chromebooks available and will be loaning them to students in need. Once we confirm with you that there will be a Chromebook reserved in your name, the check-out schedule for identified Shasta students to pick up a Chromebook is:

Thursday, 4/9, Willamette High School North Parking Lot

7:30am-9:30am       Students with last name A-F

9:30am-11:30am     Students with last name G-L

12:30pm-2:00pm    Students with last name M-R

2:00pm-4:00pm     Students with last name S-Z

Also, we want you to be aware of resources that are available for free WiFi. This flyer describes some options. If you need assistance with signing up for free WiFi, please call the school office at 541-689-0641 to learn more about assistance that we have available for you.

Changing To Distance Learning

Hi Shasta Families,

There is a very real potential that our students, like those in many other states, may not return to school this academic year. According to Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, we are in the midst of a “historic transformation of our education system.”

ODE is asking all districts to shift to Distance Learning, potentially through the rest of the school year, rather than providing weekly supplemental education for students.

This is a huge shift for most school districts, including Bethel. In the next two weeks, we will:

Connect with each family to determine their access to the internet, digital devices and the most practical way for families and students to receive learning materials

Assess our district’s technological capacity to provide Distance Learning online

– Develop lessons that can be shared online and on paper that meet the needs of all students at all levels

– Accelerate the training for our teachers to provide students lessons in different formats

– Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, who will play an important role in the effectiveness of Distance Learning

Specific information about high school students Continue reading

Shasta is Calling

Shasta is calling

Shasta will be calling all families, starting Tuesday, March 31

Shasta is calling! Starting today, Tuesday, March 31st, every Shasta family will be receiving a phone call from their students homeroom teacher. They will be checking to see how you’re doing, learn about technology resources, nutritional needs, and the best way to provide learning resources in the weeks ahead. 

Shasta staff have been asked to work from home, so phone calls will be made from personal phones, which may come from blocked caller ID numbers. Please watch for these calls coming through! We are excited to connect with you and miss you!


Bethel Expands Free Meals Sites

Watch for the Bethel school bus at Irwin and State Street Parks, two new sites offering free meals for children.

Irwin Park and State Street Park have been added as sites where children 18 and under can pick up free grab-and-go meals every weekday.

Bethel School District now has a total of 12 sites providing free breakfasts and lunches.

Grab and go meals are provided at Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain, and Willamette school sites from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

A yellow Bethel school bus brings meals to these satellite locations from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m: State Street Park, Dakota St. and Burnett Ave; Trainsong Park, 2775 Edison St; Woodland Park Estates, 1699 N. Terry St; and Alvadore Christian Church, 27373 8th St, Junction City. 

11:15 a.m. – Noon meals sites are: Irwin Park, W. Irwin Way off Barger Dr; Lark Park, Coraly Ave and Duke Snider Ave; Albertson’s Grocery, 4740 Royal Ave; Orchard Point Mobile Park, 27171 Clear Lake Rd.

State Street Park e Irwin Park se han agregado como sitios donde los niños de 18 años y menores pueden recoger comidas gratis todos los días de la semana.

El Distrito Escolar de Bethel ahora tiene un total de 12 sitios que ofrecen desayunos y almuerzos gratuitos.

Las comidas para llevar se seguirán ofreciendo en las escuelas: Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain y Willamette HS, de las 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 del mediodía. 

Este a la mira del autobús escolar amarillo que diga Bethel en los lugares que están a continuación de las 10:30 a.m. a 11:15: Parque State Street, Dakota St. e Burnett Ave; Parque Trainsong, 2775 Edison St
Parque Woodland Estates, 1699 N. Terry St, Iglesia Cristiana de Alvadore, 27373 8th St, Junction City

11:15-12:00: Parque Irwin, W. Irwin Way cerca de Barger Dr; Parque Lark, Coraly Ave y Duke Snider Ave
Los lugares Albertson’s, 4740 Royal Ave; Parque Orchard Point Mobile, 27171 Clear Lake Rd.

Student Enrichment Resources

This week was scheduled to be Spring Break before our school calendar was interrupted. We are still attempting to get a clearer picture of what to expect for the next several months for Shasta students, and all students in Oregon.

In the meantime, our Bethel staff have been working to plan materials and activities for students in all grade levels. We intend to offer continued supplemental enrichment for your child while schools are closed.

Supplemental Materials: Materials will be available to you on April 6th in two formats: online and hard-copy paper packets. These will be made available each week throughout the closure. We are working hard to ensure that all supplemental materials are accessible to all of our students. 

Enrichment: In the meantime, we have vetted and collected resources to support the enrichment of your student. Click here to access these enrichment resources. 

Check-In: Your child’s teachers will be contacting you after Spring Break to share more information about the supplemental materials, and simply because they miss their students! 

High School Students: All families have questions about what is happening with high school students. The Oregon Department of Education is currently working on a plan to address the unique needs of high school students during this closure. We know that high school students and their families are concerned about credits, as well as various tests such as SAT, IB and AP. We will communicate details once guidance from ODE is provided.

These are unprecedented times which result in many questions. We will share more information with you as soon as we get it. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and those around you.


Esta semana estaba programada para las vacaciones de primavera, cuando teníamos un calendario escolar oficial. Todavía estamos intentando tener una idea más clara de qué esperar para los próximos meses.

Mientras tanto, nuestro personal de Bethel ha estado trabajando para planificar materiales Continue reading

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