Distance Learning Roll Out

kid-using-chromebookThe past week has been full of trainings, meetings and planning as we prepared to rollout distance learning to students across the district. Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked through how to provide instruction to your student(s) during this unprecedented event. Below you will find lots of information about how to access resources and keep your child engaged in this new teaching and learning model.

Work Packets
Several families have asked questions regarding paper/pencil work packets. All packets that were requested have been mailed. I have heard from some families that they are just arriving today! These packets are supplemental, and there is no need to return them. You may choose to do as much or as little of these packets as your family chooses. They will not be graded. At this time, the district has no plans to continue mailing paper packets home. Instead, instructional materials are being made available on the district website here

Technology/Devices
With this new model of providing materials only via the web, this brought forth a new issue: devices for students. Some of you have heard from the Technology Department and have picked up a device for your student to use. If you are still in need of a device, there is a device pick up happening TODAY, Monday, April 13 from 12:30 to 6pm at the high school. If you cannot make this pick up or have other technology-related questions, please call the Technology Help Line at 541.607.1450. They will be able to help you with questions related to internet access and obtaining a district-provided device.

Class Meet Ups
I’m VERY excited to announce that we are going to be able to start meeting online via Zoom as a class starting this week! I will be holding two sessions, one on Wednesday at 9am and one on Thursday at 1pm. Students should plan to attend both sessions. This will be a time for us to meet up, say hello, answer questions and finally just be together! The sessions are accessed through our private class link. This link was sent to parents in an email and is posted in our Google Classroom. If you cannot find it, please email Mrs. Cox.

Google Classroom
Google Classroom is an online “virtual classroom” where I can post activities, lessons and links. There are a couple of activities already posted there the kids can login and check out. NONE OF THESE ARE REQUIRED! They can also login there to get the link to our Class Meet Up without having to look around for our link. If your student needs their login, you can contact me, and I will look it up. 

All student logins follow the same format:
Username: cl.last.first@bethel.k12.or.us
Password: cls######  (The ###### is your child’s student registration number)

I look forward to seeing my 2nd graders’ smiling faces this week. Stay healthy!

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