Hello From ACMA Special Edition

April 20, 2020

Message from Principal Paige

Announcement on picking up items from ACMA lockers

Locker Clean Out Tuesday, April 21st

On Tuesday, April 21st, we will have all locker contents ready for pick-up. In efforts to work around schedules, we will be open from 7:30am - 5:30pm. A map is listed below with directions to enter the campus. In order to keep cars off of 118th Ave, our main entrance will be "exit only". Items will be handed to you as you pull your car around to the main doors (driver side along the curb).

  • Please make a sign and place in your car window before you arrive. Post the following information: First & Last Name of Student, What you are picking up (hall locker contents, Dance locker contents, medication, Senior Cap & Gowns, etc).
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Also Bring....

Do you have library books or text books that you will not be using? Go ahead and bring these in too on April 21st and we can take them out of your hands.

Have you purchased your Yearbook?

The ACMA 2019-2020 Yearbook is still in full production and there is still time to purchase a yearbook to capture the memories of this historic year! You can purchase a book in one of two ways using a credit card or debit card. Due to current circumstances, there is not a way to pay for a yearbook with cash or check. The cost of the book will remain $57 for the rest of the year.

  1. Online Payment System . With the BSD Online Payment System you will not be charged a service fee.
  2. At www.yearbookforever.com. Search "Arts & Communication" and click Shop The Store. This site charges a $2.25 service fee for using this site.

Student Help Desk

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Students can email the help desk at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503) 356-4656 for support with BSD student devices or applications. You could also email to ACMA's tech support directly , Jon Gregory. jonathan_gregory@beaverton.k12.or.us

Letter To Families On April 16th About 6-11th Grading

Dear Beaverton School District Families and Students,

On Wednesday, April 15, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released grading expectations for 9th-11th graders (For ACMA, this includes our 6-8th too). This guidance is in addition to the recently released grading expectations for 12th graders on April 8th. As a collective high school principal group, we want to summarize the ODE expectations for you. We are collectively committed to our goals of connecting with, supporting, and teaching EVERY student during these unprecedented times.

Grading expectations for 6th-11th graders for the Spring 2020 semester:

  • For second semester, grades for 6-11th grade students will be Pass (P) or Incomplete (I).

  • Students will earn a Pass (P) if they earn a D- or higher.

  • Students will earn an incomplete (I) if they earn an F mark.

  • Students with Incompletes have until they graduate to demonstrate proficiency to change the Spring Semester Incomplete grades to Pass grades.

  • A Pass grade for Spring Semester 2020 earns .5 Credit.

Other Important Information for members of the Class of 2021

  • No further state testing is required for the Class of 2021

  • All Essential Skills and Personalized Learning Requirements for the Class of 2021 are suspended as many students will not have the opportunity to participate in the statewide English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments necessary to meet Essential Skills requirements.

  • Juniors will be awarded the full career education credit.

  • Most colleges and universities have adopted COVID-19 guidelines related to the Spring 2020 semester. Students and families concerned about the impact that their Spring 2020 grades will have on their future college options should contact the admissions office of the college or university they plan on attending. Here are a few resources that may be helpful.

National Association of College Admission Counseling

NCAA Eligibility Center

We realize and understand how trying these times are for everyone. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your principal if you have questions or concerns. We know that we will get through this together!


Matt Casteel, Aloha High School

Bjorn Paige, Arts & Communication Academy

Andrew Cronk, Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering

Anne Erwin, Beaverton High School

Michael Crandall, Terra Nova

Jill O’Neill, International School of Beaverton

Rachel Sip, Merlo Station Campus

Todd Corsetti, Mountainside High School

David Nieslanik, Southridge High School

John Huelskamp, Sunset High School

Matt Pedersen, Westview High School

Free Grab & Go Lunches

Signal to Noise - ACMA Winners


High School - Izzy Love

"The Enemy Hidden in Plain Sight"


Middle School Comedy Winner - Sean Stofan, Maia Schamp-Guildner and Owen Stofan.

"Air BN BOO"


Peter and the Starcatcher filled the black box with magic.

ACT Test Results Are In

Good afternoon Juniors!

Remember the ACT you took back in February? Well the results are in! Only problem is... I don't really have a good way to distribute them to you as they are in paper form. Some of you may already be aware that you can view your ACT score online. In cast you did not know how, all you need to know is your "ACT ID". What's that, you say? Good question! There are 2 ways you can find your ACT ID:

  • If you put in your e-mail address during pre-registration, then ACT has it. Simply go to their website http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores.html and click "Forgot Password" when putting in your e-mail. This should automatically send your ACT ID to your e-mail address. If you did not provide your e-mail, you can get your ACT ID by calling them directly at (319) 337 - 1270. Press option 1, then option 3.

  • Alternatively, district is going to eventually upload these ACT scores to Synergy / Studentvue and you will be able to view them there. I do not know when district will be able to do this though in light of the current craziness happening out there.

Matthew Roberts

A.C.M.A. Testing Coordinator


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