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Join our School Board meeting via Zoom conference on Monday, March 30th at 4:15pm.
Student Health: Serving all Bethel students and Head Start students, the Bethel Health Center (located on the north side of Cascade Middle School) will be open 8:30-5:00. Please dial 541-689-3280 and a nurse will return your call.
Helpful suggestions for talking to children and youth about coronavirus COVID-19 have been provided by the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses.
HOOTS (Helping Out Our Teens in Schools), a community partner that provides mobile crisis response support to Bethel and other high schools, is offering mental health support by phone for high school students, families and staff while schools are closed. Staff are able to provide short-term counseling, resource referrals and Oregon Health Plan signup. Available weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 541-246-2342.
For Bethel students experiencing mental health concerns and needing support, mental health services are available at: Lane County Behavioral Health (available in Spanish), 541-682-7253.
For students in immediate crisis, resources available 24/7 include:
- Looking Glass Youth and Family Crisis Line: 541-689-3111
- White Bird Clinic Crisis Line: 541-687-4000
- Mental Health Crisis Response Program(available in Spanish): 888-989-9990
(for parents of children up to 18)
15th Night is also offering support and resources for unhoused youth and those working with them via phone and text at 541-246-4046. Many other social services in the area are also providing phone or virtual services.
Headspace app- available on Application store on your phone or computer
Take a Chill app- specifically for teens, available on Application store on your phone or computer
Hi again, Willamette Families,
We hope this message finds you well. We miss your child’s presence in school and we look forward to when we will all be back together.
This week was scheduled to be Spring Break before we had this interruption to the school calendar. We want you to know we are still attempting to get a clearer picture of what to expect for the next several months.
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, and we expect that will be soon. Thanks for your continued patience.
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!
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.
Your Willamette Team
Esperamos que este mensaje le encuentre bien. Extrañamos la presencia de sus hijos en la escuela y esperamos con ansias cuando volveremos a estar juntos.
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.
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Dear Willamette Families,
We hope this message finds you all healthy and hopeful while navigating difficult circumstances during this unprecedented period. We have taken the first few steps in supporting our community through serving meals (over 800 today) and providing health care. Additionally, we have been identifying how best to support engagement and learning during this campus closure. We understand how the impact of this virus creates temporary hardships around childcare and access to services, and we are working on the best solutions available given the state and national guidance to avoid the spread of Covid-19. With the update of April 28th being the earliest return to campus, we will continue to offer community resources around food, physical and mental health, and soon, academic engagement resources.
Following Spring Break, multiple teams of teachers and staff will be engaged in even more robust creation of supplemental education and learning supports, in collaboration with surrounding school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. We want to ensure access and quality to all of our students, and more detailed information will be forthcoming as these plans solidify.
We hope all of our students and families are practicing healthy habits and enjoying the extra time together. We look forward to having everyone back together as a Wolverine family, and wish you the best in the meantime.
Your Willamette Team
Through Executive Order 20-08, Governor Kate Brown has ordered all public schools to remain closed for another six weeks, through April 28. That period may be extended or terminated earlier by the Governor.
Supplemental education and learning supports to students will be developed and delivered through independent study and other appropriate options.
School meals will continue. Bethel provided 683 meals to students Tuesday; 300 more than Monday.
All School employees will continue to receive their regular pay. They may be required to assist with the provision of supplemental services and emergency management activities.
More details will be provided as they become available from the Governor’s office, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Department of Human Services (DHS), and other agency partners.
Mediante La Orden Ejecutiva 20-08, la Gobernadora Kate Brown ha ordenado que todas las escuelas públicas permanezcan cerradas por otras seis semanas, hasta el 28 de abril. La Gobernadora Continue reading
Bethel School District is adding sites offering free breakfast and lunch grab and go meals for children age 18 and under. Look for a yellow Bethel school bus at these locations:
Trainsong Park, 2775 Edison St
Woodland Park Estates, 1699 N. Terry
Alvadore Christian Church, 27373 8th St, Junction City
Lark Park, Coraly Ave and Duke Snider Ave
Albertson’s Grocery, 4740 Royal Ave
Orchard Point Mobile Park, 27171 Clear Lake Rd
Grab and go meals will continue to be provided at Fairfield, Malabon, Prairie Mountain, and Willamette from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
El Distrito Escolar Bethel agregará sitios que ofrecen comidas para llevar a casa y es para niños menores de 18 años. Este a la mira del autobús escolar amarillo que diga Bethel en los lugares que están a continuación:
Parque Trainsong, 2775 Edison St
Parque Woodland Estates, 1699 N. Terry St
Iglesia Cristiana de Alvadore, 27373 8th St, Junction City
Parque Lark, Coraly Ave y Duke Snider Ave
Los lugares Albertson’s, 4740 Royal Ave
Parque Orchard Point Mobile, 27171 Clear Lake Rd
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.