How to safely reopen our schools is one of the most important and difficult challenges Bethel School District has faced. We need your input.
First, you can learn more about the upcoming school year in Bethel by joining one of the School Reopening Information Sessions on Zoom this week. Here is the Zoom meeting schedule:
– Wednesday, July 15, Noon-1:00 p.m. Zoom Link
– Thursday, July 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom Link
– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Zoom Link
– Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16th, 4:30-5:30 p.m: Zoom Link
Then, please take this brief survey. Your comments will help guide our decisions on reopening schools in Bethel.
For those who cannot join an information session on Zoom, a pre-recorded presentation is available here.
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Are we planning to reopen schools?
What safety measures will be in place if children and staff return to school in September?
What might the school schedule look like and why?
To get answers to these questions and learn more about the upcoming school year in Bethel, join one of the School Reopening Informational Sessions next Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Your feedback will help guide continued planning for the coming school year.
Each Zoom meeting is just one hour, with options to join one of the morning, afternoon or early evening sessions.
- Tuesday, July 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom Link
- Wednesday, July 15, Noon-1:00 p.m. Zoom Link
- Thursday, July 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Zoom Link
- Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Zoom Link
- Spanish Language, Thursday, July 16th, 4:30-5:30 p.m: Zoom Link
For those unable to attend one of the meetings, a recorded presentation will be available on our website by mid-July.
¿Cómo vamos a poder reabrir las escuelas?
¿Cómo se vería el horario escolar y por qué?
¿Qué opciones tienes?
Para obtener respuestas a estas preguntas y obtener más información sobre el próximo año escolar en Bethel, únase a una de las sesiones informativas de reapertura escolar el próximo martes, miércoles o jueves. Sus comentarios ayudarán a guiar la planificación continua para el próximo año escolar.
Cada reunión de Zoom es de solo una hora, con opciones para unirse a una de las sesiones de la mañana, la tarde o la tarde.
- Idioma español, jueves 16 de julio, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Zoom Link
- Idioma español, jueves 16 de julio, 4:30-5:30 p.m: Zoom Link
- Martes 14 de julio, 9: 00-10: 00 a.m. Zoom Link
- Miércoles 15 de julio, mediodía-1: 00 p.m. Zoom Link
- Jueves 16 de julio, 6: 00-7: 00 p.m. Zoom Link
Para aquellos que no puedan asistir a una de las reuniones, una presentación grabada estará disponible en nuestro sitio web a mediados de julio.
Although it’s only early July and there are still two whole months before the new school year begins, families are understandably anxious and interested in our plans for reopening Bethel schools.
COVID-19 continues to change the most fundamental aspects of how we live, including how we hold school. As a result, our school cannot operate in a normal fashion to begin the 2020-21 school year. From top to bottom, here is some important information you should know:
The Plan: Bethel administrators and department leaders are now outlining details of two learning models: a Hybrid model, combining in-classroom instruction with distance learning, and a Comprehensive Distance Learning option for students who are unable to attend in person. There are many reasons why the Hybrid model has been selected, but most center on following the Oregon Health Authority’s strict health and safety requirements now in place for schools:
– Social Distancing: The State requires that each student in school be provided a social distancing area of 7’ x 5’ (35 sq. ft.). Depending on the size of the room, that limits classrooms to about 14 students at one time. So, about half the school enrollment will be able to attend school at one time.
– Instruction: A core value in Bethel is to maximize in-person instruction to provide continuity of learning, care, and connection. A Hybrid model brings students to school for some days each week, while offering distance learning for the days when students are not in the building, while Comprehensive Distance Learning is for students who cannot attend in-person at all.
– Health & Safety: No in-person plan will work without the ability to protect the health of all children and adults in the school. We are more able to limit your child’s contact with others throughout the day by reducing the number of students in school at one time, while keeping students in consistent groups, as required,
– Transportation: Social distancing requirements apply on school buses, too. This will cut the capacity of most of our buses by more than half. If all students attended each day, we simply would not have enough buses to provide transportation for all the students who need it. We will ask parents to transport their children, if they are able.
– Cleaning: In a Hybrid model, schools will be able to clean between student group rotations to disinfect all high-touch surfaces throughout the school.
– Childcare: Part-time in-school instruction is a significant burden on many families of young children. With the Hybrid model, students will be in school some days and on a regular schedule. It also aligns with what private daycare centers typically offer (2 or 3 days per week options).
Your Choices: It is critical that we hear from you while the plan is still in the development phase. Watch for a survey coming in the Principal’s Blog. We’ll be asking about transportation, distance learning, meals, and more. Your input is incredibly important in helping the District refine its reopening plans.
Family Feedback: You will have opportunities July 13, 14 and 15 to learn more and provide feedback about the draft reopening plan. Your input is critical to the successful development and implementation of the plan. Details about the upcoming family feedback Zoom sessions will be shared in the Principal’s Blog.
The Timeline: After the survey and your feedback, the final Operational Blueprint has to receive approval from Lane County Public Health and be submitted to the state by August 15th.
Communication: We will continue to share updates as relevant information is available. Watch for emailed information coming via the Principal’s Blog.
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Hello Willamette families,
This is a friendly reminder message about Chromebooks.
It is time to return all the Chromebooks that Bethel School District has loaned out.
If your child still has a Bethel Chromebook, please return it to Willamette High School today between noon and 7:00 p.m.
That’s Thursday, June 18th, between noon and 7:00 p.m. at Willamette High School.
Call our school office if you have any questions: 541-689-0731
Fecha límite de devolución de Chromebook
Hola familias de Willamette,
Este es un mensaje recordatorio sobre las Chromebooks.
Es hora de devolver todos los Chromebooks que Distrito Escolar de Bethel ha prestado.
Si su hijo todavía tiene un Chromebook Bethel, devuélvalo a escuela secundaria de Willamette por favor, jueves, entre el mediodía y las 7:00pm.
Eso es jueves, 18 de junio, entre el mediodía y las 7:00pm a escuela secundaria de Willamette.
Llame a la oficina de la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta: 541-689-0731
A new plan for the meals program will ensure health and nutritious food will be available throughout the summer.
Tuesday June 16th will be the last day for the current meals sites in Bethel.
The District will provide a bridge meals program between now and the start of the summer food program on June 29th. The temporary meals sites will be at Prairie Mountain School (10:00-11:00 and Fairfield Elementary (11:30-12:30), weekdays from June 17-26.
Beginning June 30th, Bethel will offer multi-meal boxes on Tuesdays and Fridays at Willamette High School (Tu, Fri, 10:00-11:00) and Prairie Mountain School (Tu, Fri, 11:00-1:00). The multi-meal boxes will include breakfasts and lunches to cover the days the sites are not open.
Food for Lane County will operate daily summer meal programs, serving bagged breakfasts/lunches at:
- Fairfield Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
- Malabon Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
- Danebo Elementary (11:00 – Noon)
Las comidas de verano continúan en Betel
Un nuevo plan para el programa de comidas asegurará que haya alimentos saludables y nutritivos disponibles durante todo el verano.
El martes 16 de junio será el último día para los sitios de comidas actuales en Bethel.
El Distrito proporcionará un programa de comidas puente entre ahora y el comienzo del programa de alimentos de verano el 29 de junio. Los sitios de comidas temporales están en la escuela Prairie Mountain (10:00-11:00 y primaria Fairfield (11:30-12:30), los días laborables del 17 al 26 de junio.
A partir del 30 de junio, Bethel ofrecerá cajas de comidas múltiples los martes y viernes en escuela secundaria de Willamette (Tu, viernes, 10:00-11: 00) y escuela Prairie Mountain (Tu, viernes, 11:00-1: 00). Las cajas de comidas múltiples incluirán desayunos y almuerzos para cubrir los días en que los sitios no están abiertos.
Food for Lane County operará diariamente programas de comidas de verano, sirviendo desayunos / almuerzos en bolsas en:
- Primaria Fairfield (11:00 – mediodía)
- Primaria Malabon (11:00 – Mediodía)
- Primaria Danebo (11:00 – Mediodía)