Welcome to Bethel School District, Kindergartners!

Bethel School District welcomes all 2022-203 incoming kindergarten students and their families!

The Bethel School District is thrilled to welcome kindergarten students for the 2022-23 school year! Here in Bethel, we pride ourselves in being able to offer small class sizes, unique K-8 learning models, a community-centered approach, and a longstanding positive relationship with the Bethel community.

In the 2021-22 school year the Bethel district reached its highest ever graduation rate, topping graduation rates of neighboring districts in Eugene 4J and Springfield. 

Our district is the perfect size – with 11 schools, Bethel is equipped to provide genuine connection between educators and students. Students who attend in Bethel will be known by name, celebrated for their unique strengths, and are supported to be academically successful throughout their K-12 career.

Want to learn more about Bethel? Feel free to email communications@bethel.k12.or.us

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How to Register for kindergarten in Bethel for the 2022-23 school year

1: Register your child beginning March 7 at www.bethel.k12.or.us/register

2: Call your neighborhood school to get on their contact list for updated information

3: Attend a Kindergarten Orientation with your child’s neighborhood school


Kindergarten Orientation: March 9, 2022

The Bethel School District is thrilled to welcome all incoming kindergarten students and their families to register for the 2022-23 school year beginning March 7. Kindergarten orientation will be held virtually for each Bethel school on March 9! Tours can be set up individually with families who are interested in touring their school following orientation.

March 9 Kindergarten Orientation Schedule (Schools will provide Zoom links for families to attend).


March 9 Kindergarten Orientation Schedule 

Bethel Online Academy 2- 3 p.m., 5 -6 p.m. 541-607-1482 Zoom link
Clear Lake Elementary 3:30-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.     541-689-0511

1st session

2nd session

Danebo Elementary 3:30-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.    541-688-8735 Zoom link
Fairfield Elementary 3:30-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.   541-689-3751 Zoom link
Irving Elementary 3:30-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.   541-688-2620 Zoom link
Malabon Elementary 3-4 p.m., 6-7 p.m.   541-461-6421 Zoom link 
Meadow View School  3:30-4:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m.   541-607-9700 Zoom link 
Prairie Mountain School 3-4 p.m., 6-7 p.m.   541-607-9849 Zoom link 

Kindergartners will enjoy:

  • Learning from caring, effective teachers
  • Academic and social-emotional development
  • Safe and welcoming learning environments
  • PE & Music instruction
  • School counseling in every school
  • Proven curriculum and integrated technology
  • Connections with community partner organizations

Kindergartners will learn to:

  • Recognize all upper and lower case letters
  • Use sounds and letters to read and spell words
  • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text
  • Think mathematically to solve problems with numbers and objects
  • Compare and order objects by attributes
  • Express thoughts, feelings and ideas clearly while speaking
  • Write brief stories that use drawings to support meaning
  • Listen to, understand, and follow school expectations
  • Socialize and enjoy learning with peers

Early Entry

Students who are five years old on or before September 1 will be admitted to Bethel’s kindergarten program. Students who turn age five after September 1 and before November 1 may be considered for early entry into kindergarten if they are determined to be sufficiently advanced to succeed in the educational program based on the student’s:

  • Readiness skills
  • Cognitive Ability (intelligence)
  • Social/emotional and/or physical development
For students who will be five between September 2 and November 1, parents must notify the district of their intent to seek early enrollment before July 1.  Click here for the specific requirements involved in an application for early entry.
Kindergarten brochure in English
Kindergarten brochure in English

Kindergarten Smart Start

Bethel’s “Smart Start” program is a carefully designed, child-centered schedule and series of activities intended to successfully transition and warmly welcome your child to Kindergarten.

During registration (online or in-person): Parents/Guardians will sign up for a time to meet with their child’s teacher (Week 1) and indicate a preference for AM/PM (Week 2) of school.  Schools will confirm the schedule for week 1 and 2 with parents.

Week 1 of School

Students attend one day (with half the class), reserving time for teachers to conference with parents/guardians to learn about students and answer questions about the Kindergarten year.

Week 2 of School

To increase individual attention and instruction, Kindergarteners will attend either in the AM or PM (half-day) During this time, Kindergarten staff will:

  • Introduce your child to school in small groups with a supportive team of educators
  • Teach expectations and routines as they learn about recess on the playground
  • Teach cafeteria procedures as they eat lunch
  • Assess students in academic areas and school readiness activities in small groups
  • Meet with families to learn more about your child
  • Determine classroom assignments to best meet the educational needs of every child
Kindergarten brochure in Spanish
Kindergarten brochure in Spanish


Please contact us!

Director of Teaching and Learning for Elementary

Jill Robinson-Wolgamott
Email: jill.rw@bethel.k12.or.us
541-689-3280 Ext. 2013