October 2, 2020
Message From The Principal
Good afternoon Stoller families,
As you have learned by now, CDL will continue through February 8th. Although I wish we could return to the building and be with students, their safety and well-being as well as Stoller staff is the priority.
Teachers and staff have put forth a lot of effort and done an incredible job setting up CDL classes and routines for your students. Their goal is to have students feel like a community and create a safe space for them to interact and learn. We have tried to minimize technical difficulties and disruptions. As with anything dependent on technology, there will still be times when things don’t go as smooth as planned. Thank you in advance for your patience and compassion for our teachers. Their dedication to your students is inspiring.
As COVID continues to be a serious health concern, we will continue to work within the guidelines provided to us by the district regarding events and activities. Please see the information below about Picture Day and Chromebook distribution. It is critical that you follow the alpha time-slots and the route map for each activity. We need to make sure that there is space between students and that we limit the amount of people on campus at any given time. I appreciate your cooperation.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9, 2020 - Picture Day & Chromebook Distribution, see below for schedule and times
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - SCHEDULE CHANGE - Synchronous learning day see message below
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - International Walk + Roll to Anywhere Day - see info below
Friday, October 9, 2020 - Staff Development - no school for students
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 6th Grade Back To School Night - Q&A 7:25pm - 7:45pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7th Grade Back To School Night - Q&A 7:25pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 8th Grade Back To School Night - Q&A 7:25pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Payment Deadline
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Encore & ELD Back To School Night - Q&A 6:20pm - 7:20pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - AMC8 Testing
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - School Closed - Veteran's Day Holiday
Wednesday October 7th Schedule Update
Please note that the District will follow a different student schedule next week. Students will have a regular synchronous learning day on Wednesday, October 7, as opposed to an independent asynchronous learning day.
There are no scheduled classes on Friday, October 9.
For your planning purposes, the following Wednesdays also will be traditional synchronous learning days: January 20, February 17 and June 2.
Stoller Picture Day
Stoller School Photos will take place Monday, October 5th - Thursday, October 8th from 4:00pm - 6:30pm and Friday, October 9th from 10am - 3pm. Students are assigned a date and time to come to Stoller for pictures alphabetically by last name. Please read below for complete details.
When do I come for Pictures?
The linked document shows you when your student is scheduled to come to Stoller's front parking lot for school pictures. Please follow the alphabetical break down of times to the best of your ability to ensure we have a safe and efficient event School Photo Schedule By Alphabet
What do I do once I'm at Stoller?
When you arrive at campus please follow the same route that you have followed for our kickoff events, enter campus from the east and exit campus to the west. Please follow the line of cars around the parking lot. When directed to stop, a staff member will ask your student to exit the vehicle (near the covered play area). Your student will then retrieve their photo card from the table and walk to the photographer to have their picture taken. Once the photo has been taken, your student will exit the photo area and return safely to your vehicle.
Please see the map below for more information.
How do I order and pay for pictures?
You have the ability to order pictures online by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for your Stoller's name. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day.
Los padres pueden ordenar fotos en línea en dorianstudio.com buscando el nombre de su escuela. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto.
Please make this a safe event by having your student(s), stay in the vehicle until they are directed, maintain 6 ft social distancing, and wear a mask until it is time to take the photo.
A photo make-up date is yet to be determined.
DISTRIBUTION OF NEW CHROMEBOOKS
THIS IS ONLY FOR STOLLER STUDENTS WHO HAVE A CHROMEBOOK (R11) FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR OR DO NOT HAVE A BSD ISSUED DEVICE.
WE ARE OFFERING THE ABILITY TO SWAP YOUR DEVICE AT STOLLER
AFTER HAVING YOUR PICTURE TAKEN.
- Bring your old Chromebook and charger with you.
- After you are done with your picture, drive around to the back of the school and enter the back parking lot (bus loop)
- Continue along the curb and remain in your car until instructed.
- When instructed, only the student should approach the checkout tables with their Chromebook/charger/ID.
- Place the old Chromebook & charger in the appropriate bin (they will be labeled)
- Show your ID to the helpers at the desk for scanning
- They will check out your new Chromebook & charger and hand you the box
- Return to your car and exit the parking lot.
Attendance during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
Attendance Procedures During Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
If your student is going to miss a zoom class and then access the curriculum in the evening, do not call or email attendance. This is not considered an absence and the teacher will be able to make corrections in the students' attendance if they are marked absent. You may get an automated call from Stoller at 5pm, you may ignore it.
If a student is absent from a class (for an appointment) and they access the curriculum, turn in an assignment, or engage in an activity on canvas anytime during the day, they Engaged Online (EOL) and this is not an absence, but considered present. Please communicate this with the teacher, no need to call or email attendance.
If your student is going to be absent and not going to access curriculum anytime during that day, then you will need to report the absence with attendance for that to be an excused absence. Call the Attendance line at (503)356-2681 or send an email to:
email@example.com This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.
If your student was marked absent from a class that they did attend, please email the teacher to get it corrected. Do not call the attendance line, the teacher must confirm any changes to be made.
See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL.
Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Enrollment Deadline
This year, all students in grades K-12 have the opportunity to check out a district-owned device for use at school and at home. Anticipating that all students will get a district-owned device, the district adds a fee of $20 to students’ Online Payment accounts (maximum fee of $60 per family per school year) to enroll them in the Damage and Loss Protection Program. This fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form. Students need to pay the assigned fee prior to any damage or loss claims to be eligible for the Protection Program coverage and no later than 30 days after they begin school.
Students may choose to decline coverage, but this is not recommended unless you won’t be checking out a device, because the family is assuming full responsibility for any costs due to damage, loss or theft. These costs could be as much as $300 per incident, regardless of how it happens.
The deadline for payment is Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Those who do not pay by the October 14th deadline will be responsible for all charges/damages incurred through the end of the school year. You WILL NOT be able to opt back in to the program.
This $20 fee may be paid via the Online Payment System or by submitting a check and a completed form to the office. Checks must be made payable to Stoller Middle School (NO CASH) and received on or before October14th.
Curbside Library Service
There will be bins to accept library and textbooks from last spring during picture days & Chromebook distribution next week. Please check your student's library account and bring in any items from last year. Books from other BSD schools can also be returned at STMS.
Please return all textbooks or library books from last year. The textbooks are needed for this year's students!
Bins will be located outside of the main school door every day the week of Oct 5-Oct. 8, from 8:30-4pm.
The Stoller Bookmobile will be starting service Tuesday October 6th!
We will be publishing details about time and stops in next week's newsletter. When students place a hold on a book, they'll have the option to pick it up at one of the bus stops. Books will also be available to choose and checkout at the bus stops. For any library questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoller Library will offer curbside service while we are distance learning! To pick up books, first place a hold in Destiny. This video explains how to get to Destiny, and how to place a hold.
When the book is ready for you, you’ll receive an email with a link to sign up for a pick-up time.
To pick up holds at school:
-Wait until you get an email notification (in your school mail account)
-Follow the instructions to sign-up for a time slot
(talk with your parents to make sure you can be here at that time)
-Drive or walk to the front of the building. You’ll see us outside to the left of the main entrance.
Students may continue to check out ebooks using BSD Sora and the public library.
Not sure what to read? Fill out this form and Ms. Anderson will choose a few books based on your responses. Includes “Surprise” bundle option! When your bundle is ready, you’ll receive an email to sign-up for curbside pick-up.
Would you like help getting ideas what to read? Fill out this Reader’s Advisory form to receive a list of books chosen based on your responses. This doesn’t generate holds-it only provides a list of suggestions. Allow 2-3 days for your list to be emailed to you.
Please check the eWeekly for future updates and changes. We're looking forward to sending books home with our students!
Important Safety Reminders:
- Please follow all social distancing guidelines when coming on campus.
- Wear a face covering.
- Stay 6’ apart from staff and other students.
- If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, please stay home.
- Vulnerable people, such as those with underlying conditions, should stay home.
AMC8 will take place on November 10. Testing will be online this year. Families will be responsible for securing a location with reliable internet access and arranging for a responsible adult to proctor. More information on payment and registration will be available later. Please direct questions to Mr. Nelson email.
International Walk & Roll Day
Join students and families from around the world as you walk or roll in your neighborhood on October 7th. (Please remember to stay 6 feet from those not in your household and wear a mask.)
All community members are welcome to participate. Use this link to fill out the google form for each person that joined you on your trip. (BSD students may include name and student ID number for a prize entry).
This year students can earn things like flashing safety lights, reflective shoelaces and new bike helmets.
Schools with the most participation will also earn a Safe Routes to School book bundle for their school library.
Finally, celebrate International Walk + Roll Day with our Beaverton community by visiting our Facebook page @BeavertonSafeRoutes to share a photo of you with a sign telling us why you love to walk, bike, scooter or skate! (Use the hashtag #BSDtogether)
District Buildings Closed To Public
Although we are back to school all District buildings remain closed to the public and many staff members are working remotely. Only those with pre-arranged appointments should be coming to the building.
Stoller's main voicemail is being monitored; however, please keep in mind if you have an urgent need the most efficient way to connect is via email or the contact form on the Stoller Middle School website.
Email is being monitored all day and your concern will be routed to appropriate person to ensure the fastest response.
Curbside Meal Service At Stoller
Welcome Stoller Volunteers!
Volunteering in the 2020-21 school year will be unlike previous years. Although we are unsure what remote volunteer needs will be, we invite you to create a volunteer profile or update your existing profile. This will ensure you are able to help Stoller staff and students through volunteer work as opportunities arise. A volunteer profile is required for all volunteering within BSD schools. Please follow the steps below to update or create your volunteer profile. Additional information is available at www.stollerpto.com/volunteer.
Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)
Please send an email to email@example.com and request to add Stoller Middle School to the organizations listed in your mVP account. Provide your full first and last name as it appears in your profile. If you will no longer be volunteering at an elementary school, you may also request to remove that school from your profile.
New BSD Volunteers
If you are a new volunteer to the Beaverton School District, you must create a volunteer account. This process includes a background check.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Application
- Community Volunteer: Complete the Community Volunteer Application (This applies to Grandparents, Nannies, Neighbors, etc)
- Youth Volunteers: Complete the Youth Volunteer Application
Within the application, please include all of the BSD schools where you are a volunteer. You will have one profile for all your BSD volunteering.
- This step also initiates a background check. It will come up for renewal every 2 years.
- Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from Stoller PTO stating your background check approval status, and your volunteer profile at myimpactpage.com will be active.
IMPORTANT: Remember your log in and password! This is important for both home and school access to your profile. Make it easy to remember and/or keep it accessible. For more information, visit Beaverton School District Volunteer Page.
Thank you for giving your time and talents to Stoller this school year!
The Student Help Desk is now open. If you have any issues with your device or logging in, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk.
Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.
You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.