FLEX Family Newsletter

April 16th, 2021

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In this newsletter, you'll find:

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Museum at FLEX: This IS Kalapuyan Land
  • Canvas Troubleshooting
  • Health Clinic
  • Student Section

Upcoming Dates to Note

  • TODAY Friday, April 16th: Grading Day - No School.
  • Monday, April 19th: Start of new A/B day schedule for Middle/High Schoolers - review information at the bottom of this newsletter
  • Wednesday, April 28th: Staff Development Workday - No School

Note: FLEX Online will NOT have days off of school when neighborhood schools close to get ready for Hybrid learning.

Museum at FLEX: This IS Kalapuyan Land

Our school just got its own museum! "This IS Kalapuyan Land" is a yard sign exhibition featuring contemporary Native American artwork from an exhibition curated by Steph Littlebird Fogel at Five Oaks Museum.

The exhibition is in front of Tumwater (formerly Timberland School - 650 NW 118th Ave. Portland, OR 97229)

Try walking through the museum while listening to the music playlist; follow the Look/ Imagine/Wonder way of seeing art; scan the links on each sign for way more info on the artists; learn more about Kalapuyan Peoples through the reference links.

The downloadable Stay Learning Guide below, includes:

  • A fun and easy approach to viewing contemporary art
  • A playlist of contemporary Native American music
  • Free video game and app downloads
  • Guide to key words for discussing Native culture and people
  • Discussion questions and learning tools for all ages
  • Expanded learning resources from Native perspectives
  • Videos, podcasts, articles and SO MUCH MORE!

This video is an explanation of the exhibition for kids and everyone else too!

Meet Steph! This IS Kalapuyan Land

Canvas Issues?

Are you having issues with overlapping text in Google Docs/Slides, or a blank Apex page in Canvas? Try manually disabling uBlock on those pages. Download the how-to document below or click the image to see how. Reach out to the student help desk if you need help, or any other tech support.

Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



Health Clinic TOMORROW

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Student Section

Clay Week

Last week was Clay Week in Live Art Class (grades 1-5) with Jocelyn! Each grade created a different project.

Sixth Grade BINGO

Fourth Grade Outdoor Fun Day

Ninth Grade Spotlight

See below: 9th grader Victoria's English assignment.

The main purpose of the assignment was to read "The School Days of an Indian Girl" and present it while focusing on the following: author's purpose, point of view, message, and to gather outside sources and add sources to a works cited.

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"Clothes for Kids" Appointments are available now!

As a reminder, Clothes for Kids, formerly known as the Clothes Closet, is open and well-stocked! We're here to help with Back to School shopping.

The link to schedule an online Clothes for Kids Appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Middle & High Schoolers - A/B Day Schedule Change

With the upcoming move to hybrid at neighborhood schools, the district has changed the A/B schedule. We will be changing with it to remain consistent and provide for our staff and families who are part of more than one BSD school.

Starting the week of April 19th, we will be A/B, B/A for the week instead of the current A/B, A/B.

Please see the calendar below to help ensure students are signing in to the correct classes.

The full year-at-a-glance calendar is updated and can be downloaded or printed.

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Thanks for reading!

Paul Ottum

Principal FLEX Online School