Community supports during school closure (4/3/20 edition)
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Dear Kinnaman Community,
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. Our staff has appreciated the opportunity to reconnect with you this week! We have jumped right in-- trying to wrap our heads around how to completely change education as we know it and shift to remote learning, while simultaneously navigating our own children, spouses, and pets climbing on keyboards in the same space. This shift to remote learning and working is going to be a first for all of us, but we have brave, incredible teachers, students, and families... Together, we can do this!
I know you have been receiving a lot of communication from BSD and it can be hard to make sense of all of it. Some key messages are included in this newsletter to address some of the questions that have been posed to staff.
Features of this newsletter include:
- Our Friday Assembly- Digital Edition 1
- A Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Family Idea
- Information about the Chromebook Round 2 Survey
- Student Help Desk information
- Grab & Go Meals
- School Pantry Food Boxes
- PTO messages (Elections & Chocolate Sales)
- Free Stories on Audible
- Community Resources
- Mental Health & Washington County Services information
- A Play Packet (optional) to facilitate play & work at home
- How to Access Child Care As An Essential Worker
- WE Walk Challenge Information
Please do what you can to take care of yourself and one another during this difficult time. Enjoy our very first digital assembly!
Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Family Idea
Ask your child an open-ended question today: What do you wonder about? Share what you wonder about too. Curiosity helps children grow as learners.
Pregúntale a sus niños preguntas abiertas: ¿Cuál es tu recuerdo favorito? Curiosidad ayuda los niños a crecer como un erudito.
Elementary Chromebook Round 2 Survey Expires Saturday, April 4
This week, we engaged with families in the distribution of Round 1 of Chromebooks at the elementary level. At Kinnaman, we deployed around 150 Chromebooks. Our hats are off to the IT Department and staff who assisted in the distribution.
The Elementary Student Device Round 2 survey will close Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Families will be notified and given instructions once devices are ready for pick-up.
Here is the link for the survey: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/information-technology/borrow-a-computer.
Grab & Go Meals
Check out this Google Map of all of the Grab & Go bus stop meal sites. You can see all of the District’s meal distribution bus stops and 17 curbside school sites on the Meals for Students webpage. Grab & Go breakfast and lunch are available from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
School Pantry Food Boxes
- If you are driving, please remain in your vehicle.
- A staff member will ask for your name, date of birth, how many adults live in the home, and how many children.
- Food boxes are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient.
A Message From Your PTO
As a reminder, the Chocolate Fundraiser Delivery is postponed until it is deemed safe to distribute product. If you have questions or concerns you would like to address regarding your order, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding while we navigate this adjustment right now.
Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert & engaged. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet right now.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
- All families can set up free internet access for 2 months through Comcast. Go here for details: https://www.internetessentials.com/ or call 1-855-846-8376.
Mental Health & Washington County Services
We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.
The Hawthorn Walk-in Center is closed until further notice for walk-in care, but they are available for phone and video supports. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access services. The crisis line will work to determine the best option for response. This may include phone support to address concerns.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. While some offices may be closed, most providers are still offering telephone support to their enrolled clients.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.