Communication Digest 1.7.21

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Response to Washington DC Riots

There is a great deal of attention/media coverage on the unrest in Washington DC at the Capital today and it may continue. We can be assured that many of our students are watching and listening to the tensions and concern. Regardless of political beliefs, this is a concerning situation and can feel scary to young people as well as adults.

Please check in with your staff. It is likely that students may bring up what they are seeing and hearing and our teachers need to be prepared to listen, and respond. This is an opportunity for our social-emotional learning. Please reach out to Tina ASAP if you or your staff need anything.

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Blog Posts For You

Please share this blog post again (hoping to get people to sign up), and be sure you posted the blog about immunization rates from the last CD…it’s a requirement.

Free Online Cooking Class

Bethel School District is teaming with Food for Lane County to provide a free online cooking class for Bethel parents: Preparing Healthy Meals on a Budget.

You will be given free take home ingredient bags, spice sample bags, a recipe book, and more.

The classes for Bethel parents begin in January, but registration is taking place now. To register, email Molly Bullock, Bethel’s Agricultural Educator & Community Outreach Coordinator.


Bethel Health Center Expands Services

Our Bethel Health Center is now able to provide medical and mental health services to parents and guardians of Bethel students. We recognize that by supporting parents and guardians, we are supporting the entire family system during this difficult time. Click here for more information.

Bethel Health Center amplía sus servicios

Nuestro Centro de Salud Bethel ahora puede brindar servicios médicos y de salud mental a los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de Bethel. Reconocemos que al apoyar a los padres y tutores, estamos apoyando a todo el sistema familiar durante este momento difícil. Haga clic aquí para más información.

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Sorry…one last reminder to your staff, please:

United Way Reminder

From off of Winter break, here’s one more reminder about the opportunity to take part in the annual United Way Campaign.

Here is the fillable form that can be emailed to Nathan Voelsch.

All participants returning a form by January 17th will be automatically entered into a drawing for one of two $50 VISA gift cards!

Connected Lane County PD

This spring, CLC will be offering a series (3) of virtual Reach Higher professional development opportunities. The structure of each event will be identical, however each month you will hear from a panel of professionals from a different industry. The goal of these panels is to learn about the career opportunities, desired skills/qualifications, schooling requirements, etc., specific to each industry.

Please find the dates and industries below:

  • February 17th from 3:30-4:30pm – Manufacturing
  • April 14th from 3:30-4:30pm – Information Technology
  • May 19th from 3:30-4:30pm – Healthcare

Emails inviting folks to register will be sent a few weeks prior to each event, so for now, please just save the date!

Lizzie Gray, Project Coordinator
Connected Lane County

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January 8 – Elementary Principals Work session

January 8 – Secondary Reopening Planning meeting

January 11 – Secondary Sub-Council

January 11 – School Board Meeting

January 12 – Elementary Sub-Council

January 14 – Ad Council

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Finding The Virus

When the COVID pandemic started, Mark Rober went to work. This creative former NASA scientist did some experiments to see how germs spread.

Remember, this was from last March and parts might be outdated…but watch this video at your own risk.