Weekly Newsletter (4/17/20 edition)
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Dear Kinnaman Community,
I hope this message finds you well. In this newsletter you'll find the following:
- This week's assembly
- A link to our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
- A SEL & literacy family idea
- A link to the remote learning page
- Virtual Town Hall information
- Information about remote learning photo privacy
- Information about trespassing on school property
- Student Help Desk information
- A survey for parents of students on IEPs
- A special thanks to the Last Frontier Casino for their generous donation to Kinnaman
- Grab & Go Meals information
- School Pantry Food Box information
- A note from our school nurse
- A message from our PTO
- A link to free stories on Audible
- Community resources
- How to access free internet
- Mental Health & Washington County Services
- Childcare information
- WE Walk Challenge information
Please let your teacher know if you need a Chromebook and don't have one yet.
On Wednesday, 4/22, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. staff will be giving away bags of leveled books to students. Please come by Kinnaman so you child(ren) can continue to read, read, read!
Wishing you all happiness and health.
All purchases will be shipped to your home. All book purchases over $25 ship for free. Shipping costs apply to items other than books. The Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is LIVE 4/10-4/23!
Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Family Idea
Encourage your child to share words of kindness. Share kind words back. Speaking and listening in caring ways build your child’s learning life.
Comparte palabras amables con sus hijos. Compartir en maneras cuidados construi la vida de aprendizaje de su hijo.
Virtual Town Hall Q&A
The Beaverton School District will host a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook. Community members can ask questions in the comments. Administrators on hand to answer questions in real time include: Superintendent Don Grotting, Deputy Superintendent of Operations & Support Services Carl Mead, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Ginny Hansmann, Associate Superintendent of Business Services Mike Schofield, Chief Information Officer Steve Langford, Executive Administrator for Student Services Danielle Hudson, and Administrator for Multilingual Programs Toshiko Maurizio.
Remote Learning Photos
We want to take this opportunity to remind our families to respect the privacy of other students, and not to take and/or share photos/screenshots of children who are not their own during Remote Learning activities, including virtual classroom instruction and meetings.
The District policy remains the same for Remote Learning - any student who has been opted out of Directory/Media Exclude will not be included in any photographs or videos shared by schools or the District.
Schools are Closed/Trespassing
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.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your concerns during school closure. This form will be shared with the Special Education Team at Kinnaman. If you've already completed this from a message sent by your teacher, you're done!
Thank you to the Last Frontier Casino for donating 750 decks of playing cards to Kinnaman students and staff. Once the cards are distributed we'll send out math & family games to try.
Grab and Go Meals/Bus Stop Meal Distribution Update
K-12 students and children ages 1-18 years old may pick up meals at any of the dedicated sites for the Grab and Go Meals. Meals are also available at a number of bus stops. Children do not have to be a student at a particular school to receive meals. Here is a link with more information.
School Pantry 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.
A Note From Our Nurse
Hello Kinnaman Families. I hope each of you are well and safe. Please feel free to contact me with any health related updates, concerns, or questions. I am here to support your student and family.
Lori Perkins, RN
Your School Nurse
A Message From Your PTO
As a reminder, the Chocolate Fundraiser Delivery is postponed until it is deemed safe to distribute product. If you have questions or concerns you would like to address regarding your order, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding while we navigate this adjustment right now.
Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert & engaged. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet right now.
- 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/.
The following informational resources are available for families seeking internet access. Summaries were taken from vendor web pages. Check the vendor web page for the most current information.
Internet Access for Families
During the closure, all Beaverton schools have available wireless networks from the exterior of the building. There are 2 wireless networks:
- BSD User: For staff, students, and devices owned by the Beaverton School District
- BSD Visitor: Publicly available wireless internet access
Some informational resources are available for families seeking internet access based upon summaries taken from vendor web pages. Check the vendor web page for the most current information.
Mental Health & Washington County Services
We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.
The Hawthorn Walk-in Center is closed until further notice for walk-in care, but they are available for phone and video supports. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access services. The crisis line will work to determine the best option for response. This may include phone support to address concerns.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. While some offices may be closed, most providers are still offering telephone support to their enrolled clients.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.