Cedar Reader

Cedar Park Middle School - May 2021

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Message from Dr. Anderson

Hybrid learning is off to a great start, and it's so amazing to see our students interact, smile, laugh, and find some sense of normal school life. Another added bonus is that I am getting to know so many of them so much better, because we only have half at school each day. There is room to chat, ask questions, make jokes, and listen to their experience.

I am also learning how to be an online/hybrid teacher. We have a serious sub shortage in BSD, and we find ourselves at a loss every day. I can tell you it's the hardest teaching job I've ever had. Managing students in person and online at the same time requires circus-level juggling skills. It took me 30 minutes just to take attendance! And normally the kids would talk and try to be naughty, but in hybrid they are quiet, blank screens, no questions...it's challenging. Teachers are heroes in normal situations, but they are Angels in this time.

As middle school families, students, and staff, we will be navigating major change these next 5 months. I urge you to read the school communications; it can be a lot, but principals really try to send school-specific information. We will be hosting year-end events and welcome events. Cedar Park is experiencing the most change of any middle school, as 70% of our students will be new to our school. We are also welcoming the Rachel Carson Program; they are moving over from Five Oaks Middle School.

We have hired an outside consulting firm that will guide us to engage staff, families, students, and community to envision Cedar Park 2.0 and honor the values of our new community. I hope you will engage - we need to hear your voice.

Thank you for your support and engagement. It matters.

Dr. Anderson

Important Dates for May

May 10 - Virtual Outdoor School for 7th grade (all week)

May 12 - 7th Grade State Testing

May 13 - PTC Board Meeting @ 6:30 PM

May 17 - Virtual Outdoor School for 6th grade (all week)

May 17 -21 - Book Fair @ Cedar Park

May 19 - 8th Grade State Testing

May 26 - 6th Grade State Testing

May 31 - Memorial Day Holiday

June 2 - Regular day of school - Attendance group 2

June 16 - 8th Grade Celebration



Yearbook purchases can be made online until May 15th.

To purchase a yearbook online, go to the Herff Jones Yearbook Order Page.

Yearbooks are $20 each.

School Yearbook Order Code: 21743

Covid Instructions From BSD

Reminders From the Office:

  • Absolutely no bus notes to ride a different bus will be accepted. Students are expected to ride only the bus that transportation provides.
  • If you need to take your student out of school, you must show us your current I.D. (drivers license)
  • If your student has forgotten their lunch, please bring to the office. We will put it in the cart in front of the office and they can check at their lunch time. Chromebooks will be kept in the office. We do not interrupt class to notify the student. They can check in at lunch.

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Standing Together Against Hate

Online resources to uplift Asian and Asian American voices, encourage self-education, and offer solace from the Smithsonian Institution. Resources for educators, exhibitions, videos, activities, blogs and more available from museums and units within the Smithsonian.
(Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center)
Visit the site

Middle School Social Studies Adoption Information

Middle School Social Studies Adoption Instructional Resources Preview and Input Request

The Oregon Department of Education has adopted new standards for Social Sciences. The Beaverton School District is currently engaged in our Quality Curriculum Cycle to address these required changes. Beaverton Middle Schools will be implementing Social Studies courses in the Fall of 2021 that are aligned to the 2021 Social Science Standards Integrated with Ethnic Studies. The district has conducted an extensive search for appropriate instructional materials to address the state standards, meet the BSD learning targets, and support meaningful and engaging Social Studies learning for all of our students. To view the instructional materials provider finalists for our middle schools and to access their resources, please click here to go to our Social Studies Adoption resource page on our district website.

Book Fair Coming Soon!

Cedar Park Middle School

May 17-21, 2021

(maybe cancelled if in Extreme Risk)

May Walk + Roll Challenge Week

Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School for our final Walk + Roll event of the year! Over 100 prizes will be raffled, and the Wheel Fairy will visit elementary schools to attach an extra prize on any wheels they find in the racks. All students (any grade level, hybrid and CDL) can enter our raffle by completing the

May Challenge form. There are five activities to choose from and an extra raffle entry for each activity completed. Find more information at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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Clothes for Kids

If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.

Sunset High School Men's Soccer

8th grade boys who will be attending Sunset High School next fall: If you are interested in joining the Men's Soccer program, please sign up for our email list using the following link: https://forms.gle/djK1myuV2CU1G8Mt6. This is the best way to receive information regarding tryouts, summer camps, and program announcements. If you have any questions about the program, please email head coach Conrad Buck: conrad_buck@beaverton.k12.or.us. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in the fall!

Safe Routes to School

Dear Cedar Park Parents and Guardians,

It’s data collection time again for Beaverton’s Safe Routes to School program. The purpose of this program is to make walking and biking to school safe, convenient, and fun.

Parent’s and guardian’s input into how students travel to and from schools and their impression of the safety of the route is valuable as the city and county prioritize needed improvements for our roads. The following link was generated from the National Safe Routes to School Center and will be used to give us a good picture of how students are getting to and from schools throughout the district.

The school’s survey will be open for responses until May 31.

We appreciate your help in giving us information to make our program effective for all Beaverton School District students.

Thank you,

Leah Biado-Luis

Beaverton Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=3721563

Annual Parent Survey

Annual Parent Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.

A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on Sunday, May 16. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, June 2.

Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia

¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.

Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger el domingo, 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es el domingo, 2 de junio de 2021.

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