Hi Kalapuya Families. There is a lot of important news today. Please take a moment to read all of it, then contact me with any questions.
Hola Familias de Kalapuya Hoy hay muchas noticias importantes. Por favor, tómese un momento para leer todo, luego contáctame si tiene alguna pregunta.
School Calendar Changes: We are working hard to make remote learning at the start of the school year more robust, engaging and rewarding for students. All Bethel schools will continue with remote learning through at least October 23. Meanwhile, in order to properly train all staff on the new and improved version of remote learning, the first official day of school in Bethel will be September 14.
Important Parent Survey: When the time comes that we are able to transition to in-school instruction, you will be given a choice of whether to continue with 100% online learning. We are trying to determine how many students might choose to stay with online learning or in-person instruction. Please take this very brief survey. Your input will help Bethel schools determine staffing for both programs.
Student Registration: Now is the time to register your student for the coming school year. Please click here to register. All students will take part in remote learning to start the school year, but first all students must be registered. If you need help with the process, call our school office at 541-607-9853.
Chromebooks For Students: The District is once again planning to distribute Chromebooks to those students without adequate access to a device for remote learning. When you take the Parent Survey it will also help us determine the technology need, so our school can begin making plans for distributing the Chromebooks.
School Supplies: Great news! Bethel will be providing nearly all school supplies for its students. All your child needs is a backpack, and we can help with that, too. These supplies will mostly be used when our schools reopen, but some items might be needed during remote learning. Watch for further details on how to access Bethel’s school supplies.
District Support: Bethel has gathered a supply of essential supplies and is eager to get them into the hands of families. These include dry and canned food, household cleaning products, and personal hygiene products, toilet paper and diapers. Call the District Office for more information: 541-689-3280.
Project Hope: This annual community service event will take place Sunday, August 30, in the Willamette High School courtyard with social distancing protocols in place. Free shoes, backpacks and some school supplies will be provided. Watch for information on the sign-up in our principal’s blog.