Parent Message: November

2020

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Principal's Message

Greetings Mountain View Community,


We are excited to announce that we were awarded a grant the 2020-2021 Safe and Sounds for Student Success Grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF). This grant will help us provide quality after school programing that will include Homework Club, Fitness Club, and the new school newspaper. There are many clubs being offered at Mountain View this year, check out the complete list here.


Grades are due this week on Friday. Check in with your student to make sure their assignments are complete, and contact teachers with any questions. Log in to Canvas to check progress and see what your student is learning.


Remember, Wednesday (11/11) and Friday (11/13) this week there are no classes. Wednesday is Veteran's Day and Friday is the grading day. Thank you to all of our Veterans for their service to our country!


Honored to Serve This Community,

Wendy Rider

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Free WiFi Hotspots the 2020-21 School Year

The Beaverton School District had a limited number of hotspots available for middle school student use. Unfortunately, at this time all hotspots have been distributed to students.


The Beaverton School District is working to secure additional hotspots for students in need. If you would like your student placed on the waiting list, please complete the following request form. (Please complete one form for each student).


HOTSPOT REQUEST FORM - MIDDLE SCHOOL

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MVMS Antiracist Work

All staff are participating in our book groups. Staff chose one of the following books to study and discuss this year:

  • Cultivating Genius
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain
  • How To Be An Antiracist
  • Me and White Supremacy
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
  • So You Want To Talk About Race
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
  • We Got This.
  • We Want to do More Than Survive


We also have a group of 8 young people from Shades of Unity PDX with a variety of backgrounds meeting with groups of staff to discuss issues of racism and growing our cultural competence each month.

Need Help?

Check out the BSD Family Toolkit


Email Us!

Teacher's emails are on your student's StudentVue account-one click away

or

Anne_carlson@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal's Secretary)

Wendy_rider@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal)


Call Us!

Our front office can help connect you to counselors, administrators, and office staff to help you

503-356-2660

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Call for Members of our Equity Advisory Team and Principal's Advisory Council

Every year I meet with a group of students once a month for the school year. This group is known as the Principal's Advisory Council; it's purpose is to discuss what is going well, and not going well at Mountain View. We brainstorm solutions to the identified issues, and create a plan of action. My goal is to create leadership capacity, and teamwork skills along the way.


This year, our students in this group will form the foundation for our Equity Advisory Team. Parents, teachers, and community members will join the students to create Mountain View's Equity Advisory Team. We will meet monthly, and have opportunities to collaborate with other Equity Teams across the district. The goal will be to identify issues and develop plans to address them; we will focus on issues that create unequal outcomes for our students that are predictable based on race, income, home language, and other factors. We want to be a community active in solving these deep rooted problems.


Please email me if you are interested in our Equity Advisory Team, or have your student email me if they are interested in the Principal's Advisory Council. wendy_rider@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Other Resources

Need technology support? Please use the Student Help Desk


Want to learn more about Canvas for parents? Check out this Canvas help page


Looking for other help? BSD Family Toolkit is a great resource for questions and additional support.

Mountain View Middle School

WE are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully advocate for their future goals.