Alisha Dodds

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Bethel goes back to school!

What a week! Students and staff returned to school buildings across the Bethel district this week and it was a blast. Teachers, principals and other school staff greeted students outside and made sure they got to their correct classrooms. Crossing guards ensured safe walking and nutrition services staff worked to get meals to every student...
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Free, weekly at-home COVID-19 testing for Bethel students

We are excited to announce free COVID-19 Screening Testing for Bethel students for the 2021-22 school year! This program is completely voluntary, and made possible through our partnership with The University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Why Participate? Routine screening testing (testing of people who do not have COVID symptoms) is a...
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Bus transportation: What you need to know

9/3/2021 Happy September, Bethel families! We are so very excited to kick off another school year in just a few short days. In anticipation of a busy first week of school, we wanted to share some information about bus transportation. The Bethel district is among many school districts across the nation facing a shortage of bus...
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Bethel Health and Safety FAQ

Will masks be required for the 2021-2022 school year? Yes, all students and staff will be required to wear masks inside school buildings as part of a state mask mandate announced August 13. All students and staff are required to wear face coverings indoors following a statewide indoor mask mandate from Gov. Kate Brown. It is...
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Bethel Farm & Produce Plus serve more than 100,000 Bethel families

Kalapuya High School students, staff and volunteers gather each week to hand out fresh produce to local families who need it. Some of the produce is grown and provided by The Bethel Farm; some is provided by FOOD for Lane County as part of its Produce Plus program. Every Wednesday, cars stretch from the Bethel Farm...
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Gov. Brown announces vaccine mandate for all school staff

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Thursday morning announced that the state will require public and private K-12 school district employees, substitutes, and volunteers to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021, or six weeks after the vaccine is fully authorized by the FDA, whichever is later. Weekly COVID testing in lieu of vaccination will...
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