BSD Briefs

August 28, 2017

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Back-to-School Countdown

The countdown is on! We are just about a week away from the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Support staff are back and teachers are busy getting their classrooms ready for a new school year!

Online Enrollment Verification

In the first week of online enrollment verification, more than 16,000 parents have completed the process! The online process must be completed through ParentVUE by Friday, September 8, 2017. For the best user experience, please complete the process using a laptop or desktop computer.

Please ensure you have an active ParentVUE account. If you need to create a ParentVUE account, please contact your school to obtain an activation key code. Please visit the ParentVUE Information page for more information.

If you do not have Internet access, you can complete online enrollment verification at your child’s school. We have also shared information about the process with Beaverton-area libraries.

If you have questions, please contact your school.

Early Release/Teacher Collaboration – Wednesdays

Beginning September 13, 2017, the District will implement a 90-minute early release on Wednesday afternoons to allow educators time to collaborate and participate in professional development opportunities.

Beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2017, dismissal times will be (subject to change):

  • Elementary schools that start at 8:00 a.m. will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.
  • Elementary schools that start at 8:30 a.m. will dismiss at 1:35 p.m.
  • Hazeldale @ 118th will dismiss at 2:25 p.m. (2017-2018)
  • Middle schools will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
  • High schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bridges Academy will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • ACMA, Health & Science, SST, ISB, Rachel Carson and Merlo will dismiss at 12:35 p.m.

The Early Release/Teacher Collaboration webpage has an updated FAQ and an animated video (English & Spanish) explaining Early Release and Teacher Collaboration.

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School Board Business Meeting

Monday, August 28, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Administration Office

16550 SW Merlo Rd.


View Meeting materials

First Week of School

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

See the the Back-to-School Packet for start days for various grade levels

Early Release

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Students will be dismissed 90 minutes early

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet Reopens August 30

The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The program provides free clothing to low-income students in the District, operating in a portable building located on the west side parking lot at the Administration Center, 16550 S.W. Merlo Road.

The Clothes Closet will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. Parents must have an Admit Slip for their child to visit the Clothes Closet. Admit slips are available from the school secretary, principal, or counselor.

Donations of clean, new or gently used, school-type clothing are always needed. The Clothes Closet especially needs jeans, sweatshirts, T-shirts and new underwear and socks. Two bins located in front of the Clothes Closet are available Monday through Thursday during regular District business hours for clothing donations. The Clothes Closet is also looking for adult volunteers to help families shop at the program during the extended hours of service between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

For information, contact Johanna Shrout, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 503-356-4443.

Volunteering in the Beaverton School District

Volunteers are critical to the success of our students and our schools. With nearly 41,000 students in 53 schools, there are many ways a volunteer can help. Volunteers can help tutor or mentor a student, assist in the library or cafeteria, help with school beautification projects, judge a science fair, help coach a team and much more.

All volunteers need to complete an application and background check. Once the background check is cleared, a profile will be created. Through, volunteers can update personal information, view and sign-up for open volunteer needs, and communicate directly with the school Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers will be able to use this profile from their first volunteer activity to their last.

For directions for creating a profile with myvolunteerpage, click here.

Safe Routes to School – School starts soon!

As you and your family prepare to go back to school, plan your walking and cycling routes now to ensure safety and efficiency. Identify locations of:

  • Sidewalks or low volume roads
  • Crosswalks or traffic signals
  • Crossing guards
  • Bike racks
  • Entrance to the school and safest way to get there

If possible, talk with friends and neighbors to plan to walk together.

If offered bus service, know where your bus stop is, your route to the stop and where to safely wait for the bus.

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