Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

August 29, 2020

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Elmonica Families,

We are getting ready and making plans for school to start in the next few weeks. This newsletter is to keep you informed and updated on our constantly evolving plans.


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). They will be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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Calendar

Friday, September 4

Grades K-2 All student iPad deployment / chromebook return

Grade 3-5 Broken chromebook exchange / new student deployment


Events to be scheduled week of September 8

Free School School Supply Pick Up

Meet the Teacher

Back to School Night or Curriculum Night

Family Toolkits (classes for parents/guardians)


Monday, September 14

First Day of School 8:30-2:30 Grades 1-5

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)


Tuesday, September 15

Kindergarten Individual Consultations (by appointment)


Wednesday, September 16

First Day of School 8:30am - Kindergarten



School Calendar

A school events calendar can be found on the school website. This calendar will have our most current events and will be updated on a regular basis. The District Calendar is available through this link.

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Technology Distribution Date Friday, September 4

IPAD Distribution Grades K-2 & Chromebooks for New Students Grades 3-5

Friday, Sep. 4th, 12:30-3pm

16950 Southwest Lisa Court

Beaverton, OR

  1. We have enough devices for all K-2 students so try to arrive during your designated pick up window (below).
  2. New Elmonica students may pick up chromebooks grades 3-5, or if you did not check one out last spring. Broken / damaged chromebooks may also be exchanged.
  3. If your students signed out a chromebook in the spring, please bring the device and charger to the IPAD Distribution.
  4. Please print out and complete the Device Checkout Info Card. If you do not have a printer, please write all of the information on a piece of paper. The student ID is your child's lunch number. Being prepared will greatly speed up check out. The card is not required to receive an IPAD.


Designated Pick up Times


  • Last Names A-I. 12:30-1:15
  • Last Names J-R 1:15-2:00
  • Last Names S-Z 2:00-2:45
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Information

The First Day

The first day of school for students will be Monday, September 14.

Kindergarten first day of school is Wednesday, September 16.


School Hours

Our current plan is for the school day to run from 8:30am-2:30pm, every day, Monday-Friday. More information will be forthcoming in the next several weeks as teachers return and begin to plan their daily schedule.


Classroom Teacher Assignments

Our goal is for teachers to make contact with families via email by Thursday, September 3.


Technology - Student Help Desk

The student help desk will resume operations beginning Tuesday, September 8.

Hours 8:30-3:30 M-F

503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

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School Meals in During Fall 2020 Online Learning

While school will occur online until at least November 13th the Beaverton School District will have grab and go meals available curbside at 38 school sites. Unlike how meals were distributed in the Spring during the Emergency Closure, our meal operations will be governed by the USDA National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs regulations. Meals will be available for BSD enrolled students only and student accounts will be charged based on eligibility (Free/Reduced, Paid). Students are not required to be present to pick up meals, but parents or guardians will be asked to provide student names and ID numbers to receive meals. Additional information may be requested to verify a child as a BSD enrolled student.


Families or guardians may pick up meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 11am – 12:00pm at curbside locations (service times may be expanded to meet specific site needs, earlier start or later finish, on a site by site basis). Tuesday pickups will include 2 days of meals and Thursday pickups will include 3 days of meals. Breakfast and Lunch will be packaged together, as they were in the Spring. Families with children attending multiple schools may pick up meals at one curbside location. Student accounts will be charged based on eligibility (Free/Reduced, Paid) and school enrollment location (Elementary, Middle, etc.). Payments are encouraged to be made online via www.schoolcafe.com. Cash & check payments will only be accepted curbside in a sealed envelope labeled with the student’s name and ID number.


Nutrition Services is working with the Transportation Department on plans to resume bus stops in order to reach students who may be unable to come to school sites to pick up meals. Those plans are in development and will be shared once schedules and stops can be finalized. Transportation will also be helping with home deliveries for severe need families who lack necessary resources to access bus stops or school locations.


Oregon’s Expanded Income Guidelines (EIG) has been fully funded through the Student Success Act, effective July 1, 2020. This means families can qualify for free meals if their income is between 185-300% above the Federal poverty rates for all BSD enrolled students. Families must fill out a Meal Benefits application to participate in this free program.

Verification of Enrollment

The parent/guardian of every new and returning students received a request for enrollment verification. This email produces a lot of confusion. If you receive the email, your child is currently enrolled. Verification is the process to review the information and update the information for accuracy. Please do not create a new student registration.


Please click on the second line down that reads "2020-2021 Fall Verification and Family Updates".

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Elmonica Welcome Back To School Newsletter 8/20/2020

Did you miss our first newsletter of the new school year? Look for it on our school webpage.

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Questions? / Preguntas?

Utilice este enlace para obtener respuestas a sus preguntas. / Please use this link to get your questions answered.

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Still Have Questions? Email or call the office @ 503-356-2080

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SchoolMessenger

Did you know that you can manage your preferences for receiving email, texts and phone calls from BSD? Just download the SchoolMessenger app to your phone and follow the instructions on the BSD webpage. You also can sign up for text message alerts from BSD. Just text “yes” to 67587. Know that your current cell phone number must be on file in your student’s school records.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion,

and international-mindedness.


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