HITEON HIGHLIGHTS NEWSLETTER

September 14, 2018

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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When it comes to attendance, every day matters. According to the Oregon Department of Education, more than one in six students in chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism means a student misses 10% or more school days. That’s about two days per month.


Regular attendance will help children do well in elementary school, secondary school, college and at work. According to the Attendance Works Organization, by 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of school. By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.


Attendance habits are set the very first week of the school year, so please start building good attendance habits early. As a parent, you can help by establishing a regular bedtime and morning routine. You can also avoid medical appointments during school hours, as well as extended trips when school is in session. We will be sharing more helpful tips and information throughout the school year.

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5th Grade Students - Option School Timeline

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Volunteering for Hiteon and the Beaverton School District

Important Volunteer Reminders Volunteers are an important part of the WE in the District’s goal of WE empower all students to achieve post high school success. Thank you very much for sharing your valuable time and talents with students and staff!


As a reminder, for the safety and welfare of students and staff, ALL volunteer activities must be coordinated and tracked through myvolunteerpage.com, the District’s online volunteer management system. Volunteers must sign in and sign out through the volunteer computer located in the school front office.


To use the computer sign in, you need the username and password you created for the Volunteer and Background Check Application process. To retrieve, or reset either of these, go to myvolunteerpage.com and click on the “Forgot Username or Password” link. Your username and a temporary password will be emailed to you. To create a new permanent password, click on the “My Profile” tab on your myvolunteerpage.com home page. Please write down and save these for future use.


Parent/Guardian volunteers, your myvolunteerpage profile is NOT linked to your student(s) information and will not follow you to different locations. In preparation for the 18/19 school year, please send an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us if your student will be moving to a different school or level. Use this same email if you are no longer volunteering, and indicate that you would like to be remove from the system.


Please note, your volunteer profile will be archived if you have not logged into your profile or have not signed in through the volunteer computer for two (2) years after initially being cleared by the District to volunteer.

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Hiteon Hearing & Vision Screening

Hiteon Elementary will be having a Hearing screening for grades K-3 on 10/9/18. If your child wears hearing aids, please make sure they bring them to school. If your child is in 4th or 5th grade and you want them to be screened, notify the office in writing prior to that date. Should your student fail the hearing screening, we will have a rescreen on 11/8/18.


Vision screening for all students will be on 11/26/18. If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they are wearing them for the screening.


Only if your student fails either the vision or hearing screen will you be notified.


Notify the office in writing if you do not want your student(s) screened for either or both of these services.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT HITEON:

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Hiteon Elementary School

Meghan Warren, Principal
Monica Arbow, Assistant Principal

Hiteon’s Mission Statement

Hiteon is a community dedicated to providing an educational experience in which everyone can reach their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We strive to enhance personal, community, and global identities while developing life-long learners.