2021-2022 School Year

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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 way to identify people who are infected with COVID-19 and may pass the virus to others, even though they don’t feel sick. Weekly screening tests can quickly identify people who are positive and allow them to quarantine/isolate. This helps reduce the spread of the virus and can slow down an outbreak.

How does the program work?

  • To opt in, parents/guardians need to register using the UO’s testing portal and complete the consent form (see links below).
  • Participating students receive a welcome packet, including information on how to use the simple at-home saliva test, tube labels and other supplies.
  • Weekly, students will pick up a test collection kit from their school and return it on pre-set days.
  • Samples are picked up from the school and shipped to the UO’s clinical lab in Eugene where they are processed using a highly accurate PCR test.
  • Results will be available in the secure results portal 1-2 business days after they are received by the lab. Families will get an email/text notification letting them know when to check the portal.
  • Results will also be sent to local public health officials but are not released directly to schools.
  • More FAQ’s can be found here.

Opting In Is Easy!

Sign up in 2 easy steps:

  1. Please fill out the registration survey at https://tinyurl.com/k12covidtesting
  2. Complete the electronic consent form below. 

Please note: you will receive an email from the U of O instructing you to fill out a consent form, print it off and give it to your school. Please do not do this. We converted the paper form to an electronic version form below to make it easier for families. Please only use the links below:

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This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award to the State of Oregon. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Prueba de COVID-19 semanal y gratuita para el hogar

¡Estamos muy contentos de anunciar la prueba de detección de COVID-19 gratis para los estudiantes de Bethel para el año escolar 2021-22! Este programa es completamente voluntario, y es posible gracias a nuestra asociación con la Universidad de Oregón (UO) y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón (OHA).

¿Por qué participar?

Las pruebas de detección de rutina (pruebas de personas que no tienen síntomas de COVID) son una forma de identificar a las personas que están infectadas con COVID-19 y pueden transmitir el virus a otras personas, aunque no se sientan enfermas. Las pruebas de detección semanales pueden identificar rápidamente a las personas que son positivas y permitirles ponerlas en cuarentena o aislarlas. Esto ayuda a reducir la propagación del virus y puede ralentizar un brote.

¿De qué manera funciona este programa?

  • Los padres o tutores completan la exención de OHA y se registran utilizando el portal de pruebas de la UO (ver enlace a continuación).
  • Los estudiantes participantes reciben un paquete de bienvenida, que incluye información sobre cómo usar la prueba de saliva en casa, etiquetas de tubos y otros artículos.
  • Semanalmente, los estudiantes recogerán un equipo de recolección de pruebas de su escuela y lo devolverán en los días preestablecidos.
  • Las muestras se recogen de la escuela y se envían al laboratorio clínico de la UO en Eugene, donde se procesan mediante una prueba de PCR de alta precisión.
  • Los resultados estarán disponibles en el portal de resultados seguro entre 1 y 2 días hábiles después de que el laboratorio los reciba. Las familias recibirán una notificación por correo electrónico o mensaje de texto que les informará cuándo deben consultar el portal. Los resultados también se enviarán a los funcionarios de salud pública locales, pero no se entregarán directamente a las escuelas.
  • Puede encontrar más preguntas frecuentes aquí.

¡Registrarse es fácil!

Regístrese en 2 sencillos pasos:

1) Llene la encuesta de inscripción en https://tinyurl.com/k12covidtesting

2) Llene el formulario de consentimiento electrónico que aparece a continuación.

Nota: Recibirá un correo electrónico de la U de O en el que se le pedirá que llene un formulario de consentimiento e imprímalo y entréguelo a su escuela. Por favor, no lo haga. Hemos convertido el formulario en papel en una versión electrónica para facilitar a las familias. Por favor, utilice sólo los enlaces de abajo:

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Este proyecto cuenta con el apoyo del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) de los Estados Unidos como parte de una concesión de asistencia financiera al estado de Oregón. Los contenidos pertenecen a los autores y no representan necesariamente las opiniones oficiales ni un respaldo por parte del HHS o del gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

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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 drivers as students return to school amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Due to the shortage, school bus stops and services have been reduced, with bus pickup points for students fewer and farther apart.

What this means for families: There may be some delays to our bus routes as we work to establish our new routines, especially during the first few days of school. In addition, we’ll need to adjust our routes in the coming weeks as we learn more about the time needed for each route, so pickup and drop-off times may change. 

Morning bus time information: Please visit your individual school sites for morning bus route information.

Afternoon bus routes: We are still working to establish afternoon bus routes as is typical at the start of the school year. Staffing shortages are currently impacting our afternoon drop-off times. Families should expect delays for the first several days of school.

We recognize that the past year has brought upon a number of changes, and Bethel district is incredibly thankful for the patience and understanding that our families have modeled during this pandemic. We expect to hire more drivers in the coming weeks, which will ease some of these issues. In the meantime, however, we ask that families remain flexible as we continue to navigate challenges due to the pandemic.

If you have questions: First Student Transportation will be providing bus services to the majority of our students. Families who have questions regarding bus transportation can call First Student at 541-688-0454. Please note that there will likely be an influx of questions next week and that calls may not immediately be returned. 

Additional information will be shared with families as needed. Please feel free to reach out us with questions as they arise.

Have a great first week of school, Bethel!

Questions?

Please contact us!

School Contact Information

Fairfield Elementary School
3455 Royal Avenue

Eugene, OR 97402
Main: 541.689.3751
Fax: 541.689.9956