October 9, 2020
Message From The Principal
Good evening Stoller families,
We are excited to host our Back To School Night (BTSN) next week. Today you should have received a video from your student's teachers describing their classes and a zoom link for Q&A sessions for next week's BTSN. Dates and times for each grade level Back To School Night are listed below in "Important Dates". It would be helpful to preview the videos prior to your Q&A sessions so that you are prepared with your questions. I will be sending you a video Monday before 7pm to welcome you to Back To School Night.
I would also like to make you aware that next week (October 12-16), the Beaverton School District will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week. The purpose is to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns. As part of this important campaign, students at Stoller, and across the district, will receive a lesson to promote positive mental health, recognize the warning signs for suicide risk and encourage help-seeking behaviors. Parents and guardians play a critical role in preventing youth suicide. Please see the resource below to learn more information about suicide prevention and steps that you can take to protect yourself, your community, and your children.
Looking forward to your visit with your student's teachers next week.
Have a good weekend.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7th Grade Back To School Night - Q&A 7:25pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 8th Grade Back To School Night - Q&A 7:25pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Payment Deadline
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Encore & ELD Back To School Night - Q&A 6:20pm - 7:20pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - AMC8 Testing
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - School Closed - Veteran's Day Holiday
November 25th - November 27th - School Closed - Thanksgiving Break
Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Enrollment Deadline
This year, all students in grades K-12 have the opportunity to check out a district-owned device for use at school and at home. Anticipating that all students will get a district-owned device, the district adds a fee of $20 to students’ Online Payment accounts (maximum fee of $60 per family per school year) to enroll them in the Damage and Loss Protection Program. This fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form. Students need to pay the assigned fee prior to any damage or loss claims to be eligible for the Protection Program coverage and no later than 30 days after they begin school.
Students may choose to decline coverage, but this is not recommended unless you won’t be checking out a device, because the family is assuming full responsibility for any costs due to damage, loss or theft. These costs could be as much as $300 per incident, regardless of how it happens.
The deadline for payment is Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Those who do not pay by the October 14th deadline will be responsible for all charges/damages incurred through the end of the school year. You WILL NOT be able to opt back in to the program.
This $20 fee may be paid via the Online Payment System or by submitting a check and a completed form to the office. Checks must be made payable to Stoller Middle School (NO CASH) and received on or before October14th.
Changing Option for Device Coverage
If you opted out of the Damage and Loss Protection Program and would like to change your selection to opt in, you may do so PRIOR to October 14, 2020 through your ParentVue account. Please see the picture below for guidance.
After you’ve changed your selection in ParentVUE, it will take a day for the fee to show up in your Online Payment account.
Attendance during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
Attendance Procedures During Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
If your student is going to miss a zoom class and then access the curriculum in the evening, do not call or email attendance. This is not considered an absence and the teacher will be able to make corrections in the students' attendance if they are marked absent. You may get an automated call from Stoller at 5pm, you may ignore it.
If a student is absent from a class (for an appointment) and they access the curriculum, turn in an assignment, or engage in an activity on canvas anytime during the day, they Engaged Online (EOL) and this is not an absence, but considered present. Please communicate this with the teacher, no need to call or email attendance.
If your student is going to be absent and not going to access curriculum anytime during that day, then you will need to report the absence with attendance for that to be an excused absence. Call the Attendance line at (503)356-2681 or send an email to:
email@example.com This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.
If your student was marked absent from a class that they did attend, please email the teacher to get it corrected. Do not call the attendance line, the teacher must confirm any changes to be made.
See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL.
We are continuing to offer curbside as well as other services. Please explore the links below.
Placing holds (for physical books at Stoller)
Sora (for ebooks and audiobooks to download on chromebook or other devices)
School days 8:30-4; Bins to the left of front entrance. Books from any BSD Library can be returned to STMS.
Starting Tuesday, October 14th, the Book Bus will be making rounds to Stoller neighborhoods! Students can pick up their holds, or select books to check out at the stop. Please let your teacher know if you will need to leave class to meet the bus.
NW Columbia Ave. & NW 192nd Ave. About 1:43pm
NW 178th Ave.( just past St. Juan Diego) About 2:09pm
7284 NW 170th Ave. at Abby Creek Park About 2:35pm
NW Mitchell & 153rd Terrace, near South Parc Apts. About 3:05pm
NW Milford St. in front of Green Space About 3:33pm
Questions about the Library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Safety Reminders:
- Please follow all social distancing guidelines when coming on campus.
- Wear a face covering.
- Stay 6’ apart from staff and other students.
- If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, please stay home.
- Vulnerable people, such as those with underlying conditions, should stay home.
...to the following students who are invited to participate in the next round of Stoller's MathCounts team tryouts. Upcoming rounds will determine the 15-student team for this year's competitions.
Anay Aggarwal, Arjun Agarwal, King Hey Chan, Winston Chan, Alex Cui, Luke D'silvia, Ashvant Daniel, Michael Fu, Isha Garg, Lokanshu Ghorai, Hao Gu, Avni Gulrajani, Anusha Jeyakumar, Aayushi Jhala, Ishaan Kodarapu, Ryan Lee, Sarah Lei, Xintong Ivy Li, Adam Li, Anya Li, Rosalie Liu, Saarthak Malakar, Anshul Mantri, Ananth Namboothiry, Misha Nasarpuri, Shreemoyee Saha, Zoey Tang, Siddhi Tandon, Ethan Wang, Sophia Wang, Thomas Wang, Justin Xia, Nathan Ye, Yedong Yu, Ethan Zhang.
These students will register for future tryout rounds. Most will receive this registration form from their math teachers. These students should reach out to Mr. Nelson if they have not been contacted by their math teacher or Mr. Nelson.
AMC8 will take place on November 10. Testing will be online this year. Families will be responsible for securing a location with reliable internet access and arranging for a responsible adult to proctor. More information on payment and registration will be available later. Please direct questions to Mr. Nelson email.
OBOB 2020/21 Cancelled
Earlier this year OBOB decided that it would not run Regional or Statewide competitions this year. With the announcement that CDL will continue through February 8th, it will be impossible to run a safe and effective program at Stoller this year.
If we all work together to practice social distancing, mask wearing, and other safety measures, we can plan on a robust OBOB program in 2021-22.
District Buildings Closed To Public
Although we are back to school all District buildings remain closed to the public and many staff members are working remotely. Only those with pre-arranged appointments should be coming to the building.
Stoller's main voicemail is being monitored; however, please keep in mind if you have an urgent need the most efficient way to connect is via email or the contact form on the Stoller Middle School website.
Email is being monitored all day and your concern will be routed to appropriate person to ensure the fastest response.
Curbside Meal Service At Stoller
Welcome Stoller Volunteers!
Volunteering in the 2020-21 school year will be unlike previous years. Although we are unsure what remote volunteer needs will be, we invite you to create a volunteer profile or update your existing profile. This will ensure you are able to help Stoller staff and students through volunteer work as opportunities arise. A volunteer profile is required for all volunteering within BSD schools. Please follow the steps below to update or create your volunteer profile. Additional information is available at www.stollerpto.com/volunteer.
Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)
Please send an email to email@example.com and request to add Stoller Middle School to the organizations listed in your mVP account. Provide your full first and last name as it appears in your profile. If you will no longer be volunteering at an elementary school, you may also request to remove that school from your profile.
New BSD Volunteers
If you are a new volunteer to the Beaverton School District, you must create a volunteer account. This process includes a background check.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Application
- Community Volunteer: Complete the Community Volunteer Application (This applies to Grandparents, Nannies, Neighbors, etc)
- Youth Volunteers: Complete the Youth Volunteer Application
Within the application, please include all of the BSD schools where you are a volunteer. You will have one profile for all your BSD volunteering.
- This step also initiates a background check. It will come up for renewal every 2 years.
- Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from Stoller PTO stating your background check approval status, and your volunteer profile at myimpactpage.com will be active.
IMPORTANT: Remember your log in and password! This is important for both home and school access to your profile. Make it easy to remember and/or keep it accessible. For more information, visit Beaverton School District Volunteer Page.
Thank you for giving your time and talents to Stoller this school year!
The Student Help Desk is now open. If you have any issues with your device or logging in, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk.
Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.
You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.