February Newsletter 2021
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National Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools
This week is National Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. As stated in the superintendent's letter to BSD students, staff, and families, "WE believe that Black Lives Matter. WE will continue to assert that Black Lives Matter until there is evidence that shows our Black and African American students and staff are thriving in our Beaverton schools..."
As a District, Beaverton is committed to advancing a racially just future. We have policies, procedures, and lessons to address discrimination, harassment, and bullying. We are committed to ensuring that all students feel safe, welcome, and included in our schools and activities. As part of that commitment, at Kinnaman, we unequivocally affirm that Black Lives Matter and believe racial discrimination and injustice are intolerable in any form. We also know that Black Lives Matter elicits many different points of view. We do not consider Black Lives Matter a political statement, but believe when we recognize that the current systems we live in are deeply rooted in history and were created to benefit some more than others, together we can take the necessary steps to rectify this long-standing injustice and dismantle systemic racism in our society. We know we must do better as educators to ensure we close the access, opportunity, and achievement gaps that exist in our schools for all students. We also know that historically, we have not served Black students, in particular, well enough. Kinnaman staff will continue to engage in anti-bias, antiracist work to interrupt and dismantle oppressive practices and policies in our school. Thank you for your support.
Reminder: Friday, Feb. 5th is a Grading Day (No School for Students)
Parent Survey Questions
Now that the survey is out and you're able to give input about whether you would like your child(ren) to remain in comprehensive distance learning (CDL) or return to in-person instruction through a hybrid model, you likely have questions. Unfortunately, many questions cannot be answered yet. Many people are probably wondering about the morning and afternoon sessions, in particular.
- At this time we do not know the start and stop times for the AM and PM sessions. We will get that information out as soon as it has been determined.
- It is not possible for us to share which students are in AM and which students are in PM sessions for hybrid. This will be confirmed once we know how many students select hybrid and we can even out the numbers in the sessions.
- All students from the same family in the same school will be assigned to the same AM or PM hybrid session.
You can use ParentVue to enter your choice for Hybrid or CDL, or you can call us at Kinnaman at 503-356-2420 and we can enter your choice for you. All choices must be made by February 15.
Q&A Sessions Next Week
We are hosting Q&A sessions to cover in-person hybrid instruction and Q&A for next year's kindergarten students and families next week.
Wednesday, February 10, 8:30 a.m.: In-person hybrid Q&A
Thursday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.: Kindergarten Q&A
ZOOM MEETING ID: 970 0598 0598
Additionally, the District is hosting three (Elementary, Middle & High/Option School) Community Q&A Sessions to answer questions from parents/guardians. The elementary session will cover In-Person Hybrid Instruction. The secondary sessions will focus on BSD Connect plus the feasibility of In-Person Hybrid Instruction.
Elementary Q&A - Wednesday, February 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Middle School Q&A - Wednesday, February 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
High & Option School Q&A - Thursday, February 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Q&A session will not be live but recorded and posted on our Return-to-School webpage and on social media later that night.
Picture Day is Scheduled for 2/10/21
We have a Dorian Studios Picture day planned for February 10th from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
We encourage students who are new to the Beaverton School District and Kindergarten students to come in for a picture even if you are not going to purchase pictures so that we have a photo of them in our student information system.
Please sign up for your time slot using the link below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BAFA828A5FAC61-kinnaman
Ordering pictures is optional. Forms are available in the office or you can visit dorianstudios.com to order online. We look forward to seeing you on Picture Day!
Thank you for wearing a mask and social distancing for this event.
Dia de la foto en Kinnaman, 10 de febrero de 2021, de 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Todos los estudiantes están invitados a venir a tomarse su foto de estudiante el miércoles 10 de febrero.
Regístrese para programar su hora usando el enlace a continuación:
El pedido de fotos es opcional. Los formularios están disponibles en la oficina o puede visitar dorianstudios.com para ordenar en línea.
Esperamos verlos durante el dia de la foto.
Gracias por traer puesta su máscara y por mantener el distanciamiento social para este evento.
2021-22 Kindergarten Q & A
FEBRUARY 11, 2021 6:00-6:30 PM
ZOOM MEETING ID: 970 0598 0598
We would like to invite families to a preliminary meeting to learn a little bit more about Kinnaman and how to register their child(ren) for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know have an incoming kindergartener, feel free to attend this very informal question and answer session. Here are a few sample questions that we will cover:
- How do I register my child for 2021-22?
- How old does my child have to be to enroll in kindergarten?
- How do I find out if Kinnaman is the school my child can attend?
- Can I provide information about my child to help with their teacher placement?
Please note that this meeting is not our regular Kindergarten Orientation which is scheduled for May 20, 2021. It is a chance for parents to ask questions related to registration.
Please share this with neighbors, friends, and relatives who have incoming 2021-22 Kinnaman students!
Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. Click this button to register!
BCL Grab and Go Library at Main
BCL Grab & Go is now available at the main library! This service includes limited browsing of the collections (both floors), holds pickup (with staff assistance), returns, quick help with questions and reading suggestions, library cards, self-checkout machines, copiers, and lobby restrooms. While BCL Grab & Go is not currently available at the Murray Scholls branch, BCL To Go holds pickup by drop-in and by appointment remain available at both library locations.
At the main library, the service hours for BCL Grab & Go, BCL To Go, and Computer Lab are Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday - Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Thursday). These are also the hours for Ask the Library phone service. At the Murray Scholls branch, BCL To Go is in service Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. (closed Monday, Thursday, and Sunday).
The library continues to provide many services you can access at home - virtual events and recorded videos for all ages, eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, language learning, and more - all for free.
Learn about all the services being offered by the library at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/BCLNow.
Want to share about BCL’s Grab & Go on social media? Please do!
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeavertonCityLibrary/posts/3879845315393798
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeavertonLib/status/1353762599528091648
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/68T8kKZftRE
Special Announcement Coming Soon: No more Overdue fines!
It’s just about official—late fees will soon be a thing of the past for Beaverton Library and all of Washington County libraries. Check WCCLS’s website and social media for more information in the next few days for the official announcement.
Youth Media Awards
Did you get up early for the ALA's Youth Media Awards yesterday? It’s okay if you didn’t, because we did for you! Here are some of the results:
Newbery Medal winner:
- When You Trap a Tiger written by Tae Keller
Five Newbery Honor Books also were named:
- All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat
- BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Michele Wood
- Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Erin Entrada Kelly and Celia Krampien
- A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
Caldecott Medal winner:
- We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade
Four Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
- A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart illustrated by Noa Denmon, written by Zetta Elliott
- The Cat Man of Aleppo illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, written by Irene Latham & Karim Shamsi-Basha
- Me & Mama illustrated and written by Cozbi A. Cabrera
- Outside In illustrated by Cindy Derby, written by Deborah Underwood
For a full list visit: https://ala.unikron.com/
Library Book Bus & Curbside Book Pick-Up Information
BSD is once again hosting a Community-Wide Conversation Around Race event. This year's event is virtual and will be on March 10, 2021, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. There is a committee of BSD staff members from across BSD planning this event alongside SRHS and the Office of Equity and Inclusion this year.
Do you have an idea for a breakout session that you would like to host? Please share your idea by completing this form no later than Friday, Jan. 29th.
Signal to Noise 2021 ~ BSD's Annual Film Festival
Film Entries are due Monday, March 29, 2021
Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021
Please review the guidelines below and check out the website for resources to help you create your master piece!
- Music Video
- Experimental (High School Only)
- All video submissions are subject to being shared publicly.
- Projects will be accepted and evaluated within three grade level divisions:
- Elementary (K-5)
- Video projects have to be less than 1 minute for Elementary School.
- Credits should include only first names of student(s).
- Middle School (6-8)
- Video projects have to be less than 3 minutes for Middle School.
- High School (9-12)
- Video projects have to be less than 5 minutes for High School.
- Elementary (K-5)
- All collaborations need to follow CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
- While adult guidance is encouraged, the content of submitted work should clearly reflect student effort.
- Each project requires a Beaverton School District staff sponsor. (This can be a teacher, principal, paraeducator, etc.)
- Beaverton School District maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of drugs, alcohol, violence and discrimination. Submissions depicting or implying these or other potentially objectionable themes may be censored at the discretion of the judges and school district.
For more information go to our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
Appointments are available now!
The link to schedule an online Clothes for Kids Appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
To see open appointment slots, click on a calendar date that works for them, then select either a Large Family (4 or more students) or a Small Family (1 - 3 students). After you have indicated the family size, open appointments for a date selected will be on the right side of the screen. If times are not shown, either the family size has not been selected or they need to select a different date on the calendar. Click on the time that works for you and then complete a short form to book the appointment. While online is best, families can all call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. (Press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
Student Help Desk is Available
Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at email@example.com or call (503) 356-4656 for support.
Ensure you include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number. Please visit this link for more information.
School and community resources are available for your family!
If you need food, clothing or other basic items, please see the information below, and/or contact your counselor if you need assistance.
¡Hay recursos escolares y comunitarios disponibles para su familia! Si necesita comida, ropa u otros artículos básicos, consulte la información a continuación y / o comuníquese con su consejero si necesita ayuda.
Laura Bond (K-2): 971-999-1437
Megan Logsdon (3-5): 971-333-8422
Oregon Food Bank/Find a Pantry near you! AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
Clothes for Kids - Beaverton School District
Need Help Navigating Online Platforms or Want Ideas for Setting Up A Learning Space At Home? Click On The Family Toolkit Link Below
Clothes for Kids
The district-run Clothes for Kids (formerly known as the Clothes Closet) is now open.
Appointments are available now!
The button to schedule an online appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website (to access click the link below). To see open appointment slots, families first need to select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for a date selected will be on the right side of the screen. They need to click on a time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment. While online is best, families can call 503-356-4322. (1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
JANUARY 1 - MARCH 26, 2021
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free 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/bags are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient or placed in the vehicle by staff.
- 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/.
Friday, 2/5/21: No School (Grade Day)
Monday, 2/15/21: No School (Holiday)
Wednesday, 2/17/21: Student Day (Follow same schedule as usual rather than a Wednesday schedule)
March 22-26: No School (Spring Break)
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.