June 7, 2021
Stay Informed This Summer!
The June 14 issue of the BSD Weekly will be the last issue for the 2020-2021 school year. As the district plans to safely welcome students and staff back to school in the fall, there may be the need to send district-wide communications throughout the summer. We’ll send communications via our new communications platform, ParentSquare. All families automatically will be enrolled in ParentSquare and receive information on how to use it. We’ll also post important information on our district website and social media platforms. Please check your email regularly throughout the summer to stay informed.
The BSD Weekly newsletter will resume on Monday, August 2. Have a safe and restful summer!
How would you like to receive messages from the district, your student’s school or teachers? Would you prefer a text, email, or an app notification? With ParentSquare, you can select your preferred channel and the message comes to you in your preferred language.
This new communication platform is launching June 28. To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare
School Summer Hours
Starting June 21, school offices will move to summer hours. Middle and high schools will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Elementary school hours will vary by location. Please check your individual school's website for more information.
ACMA on Center Street
District Equity-ABAR Work
Throughout this past year, institutions have been called upon to re-evaluate their role in the perpetuation of implicit bias and systemic racism. The Beaverton School District is no exception. It’s our responsibility to identify and change inequitable practices that harm our students and staff of color.
In the district’s continual striving to become a truly anti-bias antiracist district, it’s our responsibility to be transparent about the steps that we’re taking toward more equitable and socially just practices. As a district, we’re committed to this ongoing and critically important equity work. Our goal: to make sure that every child, staff member and community member in our district feels welcomed, supported and encouraged. Read the entire message.
OnPoint Educator of the Year Awards
Congratulations Sato Elementary School kindergarten teacher Aarti Kamalahasan! Aarti was a K-5 finalist for OnPoint Community Credit Union's Educator of the Year. Aarti will receive a $5,000 cash award, plus an additional $1,500 to her school for resources and supplies. Learn more about Aarti.
Congratulations Whitford Middle School math teacher Travis Rooke-Ley! Travis is the middle school winner of OnPoint Community Credit Union's Educator of the Year Award. Travis will have his rent or mortgage paid for one full year, plus his school will receive $2,500 for resources and supplies. Learn more about Travis.
Congratulations Southridge High School social studies teacher Addie Lyden! Addie is the high school winner of the OnPoint Community Credit Union’s Educator of the Year Award and will have her mortgage or rent paid for one full year. Additionally, her school will receive a $2,500 donation for resources and supplies. Learn more about Addie.
Way to represent BSD! Well done!
Outdoor Classrooms at Chehalem Elementary
Every Kid Outdoors
Hey families of 4th graders (and current 5th graders through August 2021) — did you know that you get free access to hundreds of national parks, lands and recreation areas for an entire year? See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free with the National Park Service Every Kid Outdoors program. Get your pass, plan your trip and hit the road!
“Take Your Shot, Oregon” Vaccination Campaign
Governor Kate Brown has launched the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" Campaign for all vaccinated Oregonians. Oregonians — ages 12 to 17 — will have a chance to win one of five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. Oregonians — 18 and older — will have the chance to win $1 million or one of 36 $10,000 prizes with one winner in each county in Oregon.
All Oregonians who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the draw date will be entered to win. The drawing will take place on June 28 with names announced the following week. The cut off for names being added to the vaccine database is midnight on June 27.
With help from the Oregon Lottery, the Oregon Health Authority will draw names for winners in each category. No personal identifying information will be shared with the Oregon Lottery, and winners will be given the option to opt out in order to preserve patient privacy.
More information on vaccines is available at covidvaccine.oregon.gov
Summer Reading Programs
Summer Food Resources
Seniors’ Last Day
Thursday, June 10
Last Day of School
Friday, June 18
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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