Communication Digest 1.14.21

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Health And Safety Walkthrough

Preparing for Hybrid Instruction requires a Health and Safety walkthrough with your District Nurse, health assistant, and custodian. The sooner this is completed, the better for everyone. It will help you get your mind around what still needs to be done to be ready for Hybrid.

Click here for the document you will use for your walkthrough.

Send your questions to Georgeann.

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Covid Testing For Latinx Community

A reminder that Tina emailed this information to you Wednesday. There is a free opportunity for COVID testing for the Latinx community on January 23rd. Please reach out to your Spanish speaking families and include this flyer.


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Time Out For Self-Care

The pandemic has resulted in a difficult 10 months for many of us. Zoom schedules, child care, COVID infections, financial struggles, vaccines, reopening schools. Managing our lives takes real work and too often we struggle to handle it all.

I want to share this page with you. It is worth five minutes of your time. You deserve it.


Annual MLK Rally

COVID restrictions will limit the annual MLK Jr., Rally to virtual and streamed events on Monday, January 18th. Click here for more information.


(A version of this next one is already on the Bethel homepage for those who’d like to make a copy)

Bethel School Board Seeks Interim Appointment

A resignation has created an open position on the Bethel School Board of Directors. Those interested in serving on the Board through June 2021 must have their application in to the District Office by noon, January 25, 2021.

Position #2 was declared vacant with the resignation of Board member Dawnja Johnson, who stepped down for personal reasons. Along with her School Board service, Dawnja has been a longtime active and engaged Bethel parent through PTO leadership, volunteering for school Band and Robotics competitions, as a founding member of the Bethel Education Foundation, and the Executive Director of the BEF.

Those interested in applying to complete the remainder of Dawnja Johnson’s term should click here for the online application. A paper version of the application is available at the Bethel School District office, 4640 Barger Drive, Eugene, OR 97402.

In order to be eligible to serve as a Bethel School Board Director candidates must be a registered voter and have resided in the District for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

A Special Board Meeting will be held on January 28 during which candidates will be interviewed.

The full 4-year term of Board Position #2 will be up for general election in May of 2021.

Please direct questions to the Bethel Board Secretary at 541-607-1403, or via email at

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Share with Special Educators and Outdoor School Staff

The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program is offering a webinar introducing a new Special Education and Accessibility Self-Evaluation Tool. It is designed to assist organizations in self-evaluation, reflection, and planning related to supporting students with exceptional needs at Outdoor School.

Click here for more information.


Bettina Love Workshops

Dr. Bettina Love was going to come to Eugene last year and had to cancel due to the pandemic.  She will present remotely next month as part of the UOTeach-IN.  In addition to Dr. Love on Saturday February 27th, the UOTeach-IN will provide daily anti-oppressive workshops February 22-27.

Click here for the event information.

Click here to register (registration required to participate)

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January 14 – Ad Council

January 15 – Elementary Principal Work Session

January 18 – MLK Day (Holiday)

January 20 – RIT Meeting

January 21 – Pat’s Dentist Appt.

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Gerry Brooks’ Advice for Reopening With “The Coronas”