Willamette High School

Bethel School District Eugene OR

District Plans Furlough Days / El distrito planea días de licencia

Due to the statewide economic impact of the COVID-19 closures in Oregon, school districts across the state have been asked to prepare for significant budget shortfalls. The Governor has ordered what amounts to a 17% funding reduction to state agencies, meaning Bethel School District faces the possibility of a $6.5 million dollar budget cut.  

In response, starting this week all Bethel staff will be furloughed one day each week through June. This could save close to $1 million that will be used next school year, helping to protect instructional days and staff positions.

Students should not notice significant changes in their Distance Learning routine due to the furlough days, which for most staff are on Fridays. Teachers have been using multiple Zoom meetings, Google Classroom, and individual phone calls to students. They will now condense their schedules and reduce the amount and length of staff meetings because of the four-day work week.

The furlough amounts to a 20% reduction in the work week and, through Oregon’s Work Share program, make Bethel staff eligible for unemployment and federal CARES Act funds. 

 

El distrito planea días de licencia

Debido al impacto económico a nivel estatal de los cierres de COVID-19 en Oregon, se ha pedido a los distritos escolares de todo el estado que se preparen para un déficit presupuestario significativo. El Gobernador ordenó lo que equivale a una reducción de fondos del 17% para las agencias estatales, lo que significa que el Distrito Escolar de Bethel enfrenta la posibilidad de un recorte presupuestario de $ 6.5 millones de dólares.

En respuesta, a partir de esta semana, todo el personal de Bethel será despedido un día cada semana hasta junio. Esto podría ahorrar cerca de $ 1 millón que se utilizará el próximo año escolar, lo que ayudará a proteger los días de instrucción y los puestos del personal.

Los estudiantes no deben notar cambios significativos en su rutina de aprendizaje a distancia debido a los días de licencia, que para la mayoría del personal son los viernes. Los maestros han estado utilizando múltiples reuniones de Zoom, Google Classroom y llamadas telefónicas individuales a los estudiantes. Ahora condensarán sus horarios y reducirán la cantidad y la duración de las reuniones del personal debido a la semana laboral de cuatro días.

El permiso equivale a una reducción del 20% en la semana laboral y, a través del programa Work Share de Oregon, hace que el personal de Bethel sea elegible para el desempleo y los fondos federales de la Ley CARES.

Yearbook Update

While we are not likely to forget this year anytime soon, Yearbooks will be a fantastic way to recall the names and faces of everyone who navigated this world event with you at the ten-year reunion in 2030! 

Distribution of yearbooks will be delayed until summer or fall of 2020, due to the temporary closure of both school and printing facilities.  When the distribution date approaches, we will send out more information. 

Extra yearbooks were ordered and books may be purchased at $65 each during distribution, as supplies last. 

If anyone has any questions they can contact our Yearbook Managing Editor at wilhi2020@gmail.com or Mr. Bishoff (Yearbook Advisor) at erik.bishoff@bethel.k12.or.us.

Go Wolverines!

Last Call: Locker Clean Out

Hey Wolverines, 

All personal items collected from school and athletic lockers ready for you to pick them up!

To pick up your times, please come to WHS, Monday – Thursday from 8:00am – 3:30pm. Upon arrival to WHS, call 541-689-0731 to have your items delivered at your car. Any items remaining after Thursday, 5/28/20, will be donated. 

Graduation Cap & Gown Distribution

 

Attention Class of 2020,

Your graduation gear has arrived! Here is the distribution plan.

When you arrive at WHS to pick up your supplies:

  1. Please stay in your car and a staff member will give you further instructions.
  2. If you have a mask, please wear one.

 

Distribution schedule:

Last Name:

Date: Times:
A – D Fri, 5/15/20

9:00 – 11:00am

or

1:00 – 3:00pm

E – K Mon, 5/18/20
L – Re Tues, 5/19/20
Rh – Z Wed, 5/20/20

Graduation supplies may include:

  • Official diploma!
  • Cap & Gown (We have all orders from Miners Graduate Services ready for you. If you still need to make an order, please contact Miners immediately at (541) 689-4588 or via email.)
  • Any additional items purchased from Miners Graduate Services.
  • Recognition Cords for honors, IB and career pathways completed.
  • Top Scholar plaques

Graduation Announcement!  / ꜞAnuncio de graduación!

Graduation Announcement! 

After careful consideration of the latest public health authority guidance, as well as feedback from students and families, Willamette High School has decided to celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2020 on June 12th at 6:30pm with a Virtual Graduation Ceremony and an in person graduation once restrictions are lifted

Student voices were very clear; they deserve a once in a lifetime caliber celebration for a once in a lifetime senior class! Our goal is to make both graduation celebrations special for all our seniors, their families, and the Bethel community. 

Please click here for more details about these two ceremonies!

We will be emailing Seniors with specific details pertaining to the virtual graduation in the next few days. 

Congratulations, Class of 2020! 

The Willamette Team

 

 

ꜞAnuncio de graduación!

Después de una cuidadosa consideración de la orientación más reciente de la autoridad de salud pública, así como los comentarios de los estudiantes y las familias, la Escuela Preparatoria Willamette ha decidido celebrar el comienzo de la Clase de 2020 el 12 de junio a las 6:30 pm con una Ceremonia de Graduación Virtual y en persona  una vez que se levanten las restricciones.

Las voces de los estudiantes fueron muy claras; ¡Se merecen una celebración especial y  única en la vida para una clase única de los estudiantes del doce grado! Nuestro objetivo es hacer que las ceremonias de graduación sean personales y especiales para todos nuestros estudiantes del doce grado, sus familias y la comunidad de Bethel.

¡Haga clic aquí para obtener más detalles sobre estas dos ceremonias!

Le enviaremos un correo electrónico con detalles específicos relacionados con la graduación virtual en los próximos días.

¡Felicidades, clase de 2020!

 

El equipo de Willamette

 

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