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Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 5, 2021
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
This week, you received a Parent Survey (via email) to submit your choice of having your student stay in CDL for the remainder of the school year -OR- begin Hybrid Instruction (tentatively) on April 5.
Below is what the district sent out:
As we indicated last week, we are planning to bring back elementary students for Hybrid Instruction (part in-person/part online) on April 5, at the earliest. Of course, this move is dependent on our continuing to meet the advisory health metrics set by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority (≤ 350 positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over the previous two-week period in Washington and Multnomah Counties). We are hopeful that COVID-19 cases will continue to decline.
The first group of students to begin Hybrid Instruction will be Pre-Kindergartens, Kindergartens, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders. After we’ve had a smooth transition with our youngest students, we’ll consider bringing back Grades 3-5, possibly one grade per week.
If you’re not comfortable sending your students back for in-person instruction, they can continue to remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL).
Please know that the District will do everything that it can to maintain current teacher-student relationships at the elementary level, where possible. However, no student — whether CDL or Hybrid — will be guaranteed the same teacher as the one instructing them now. Again, please refer to the video for a full explanation.
ALL elementary families (with the exception of FLEX families) must choose whether to remain in CDL or move to Hybrid. This decision will apply to the rest of the school year; no switches will be allowed. We do not know the exact start and end times for the morning and afternoon sessions, and you won’t know if you’ll be assigned the morning or afternoon session before making the choice.
To make your decision:
- Access your ParentVue account.
- Navigate to the upper right-hand corner and click on “Family Updates and New Student Enrollment” and then follow the instructions in the blue box.
- You’ll need to make a choice for each of your elementary students.
- If you don’t have a ParentVue account, read the sign-up instructions on our website.
You also can go to our Return to School webpage and follow the directions to submit your decision.
If you need assistance entering your selection, you can send an email to NRYL-Communications@beaverton.k12.or.us. Please include the names(s) of your students(s), their teacher and your selection of hybrid or CDL.
All decisions must be made by February 15.
Monica Arbow, Principal
Elementary Return-to-School Q&A Session
We understand the decision to either remain in CDL or transition to In-Person Hybrid Instruction is a difficult one, and you have many questions. The district will hold an Elementary Return-to-School Q&A Session on Wednesday, February 10 from 7-8 p.m. District leaders will be available to answer questions from parents/guardians about the Hybrid plan. The Q&A session will not be live but recorded and posted on our Return-to-School webpage and on social media with enough time for families to watch before the February 15 deadline.
If you’re interested in participating, please complete the Elementary Return-to-School Community Q&A Form by February 8. Six community members will be selected at random to participate. Four additional participants will be selected from our historically underrepresented communities. Each parent will be allowed to ask at least one question and one follow-up question during the hour-long session.
Thank you for your interest.
FUTURE BOX and BOOK BUS *CANCELED* NEXT WEEK
*DUE TO A DISTRICT-WIDE TRAINING, THERE WILL BE NO FUTURE BOX OR BOOK BUS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In addition: There will be no Future Box or Book Bus on February 24 or March 24.
Library To Go schedule:
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The Future Box is every Wednesday morning:
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- Monte Vista Apartments parking lot
- 11:05 - 11:35 a.m. -- Seven West at the Trails parking lot
The Book Bus is every Wednesday afternoon:
● 1:35 p.m. at SW Falcon Dr. @ SW Mourning Dove Pl.
● 2:10 p.m. at SW 140th Ter. @ SW Liden Dr.
● 2:45 p.m. at SW 148th Ave. @ SW Grebe Ln.
Click here to get all of the information you need for Library To Go, The Future Box and The Books Bus, including how to put books on hold! (The link allows language translation).
If you have questions, please email Ms. Osborne or Mr. Chung.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are compiling a list of incoming kindergarteners. If you have a child who will enter kindergarten next fall, please click on the link below and complete the form. If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them! Thanks!
We will host two KINDERGARTEN EVENTS this year.
- Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. (via Zoom). This event will be a general school overview, meet the principal, curriculum overview and provide information on registration.
- Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (TBD - in person, if possible, or via Zoom). This will be a traditional orientation event. You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.
Parents are encouraged to attend both events, if at all possible.
Fore more information about Kindergarten, including how to register, click HERE.
NRCO Community Meeting
Join the Nancy Ryles Community on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. We welcome Aaron Boyle, BSD's Facilities Development Director. He will provide us with updates on the district's Long Range Facility Plan, including updates on how 2014 bond dollars have been used. The Zoom link will be sent by the school via email next week.
Dining For Dollars
Our Next Dining for Dollars is at MOD Pizza! Please join us February 24th to support this local business and our school. **Delivery only through MOD--fundraiser not honored through 3rd party delivery services.
Welcome to February and some new content for Black History Month and our focus on Kindness and Friendship!
Here’s what you’ll see new this month:
1. Books & Sesame Street clips about diversity and Black History month
2. The Kindness challenge from Ms. Charbonneau and Mrs. Miller
3. Craft demonstration to make a Woven Heart to hang up or send to a friend.
4. "Happy Heart Hunt." Decorate your home with some hearts and then head out into the neighborhood to hunt for some more!
Click HERE to access Wonder Wednesday.
IMMUNIZATION EXCLUSION DAY - FEBRUARY 17
NOTE: When we return to in-person instruction, students who are not current with their immunizations will not be allowed at school.
Immunization Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 17. We sent out reminder notifications to the students who are not up to date with their immunizations.
We encourage you to get their shots scheduled as soon as you receive this notification. Once you child has received the shot, please provide the office with the date of the immunization.
Free meals for kids are available at Nancy Ryles (and other schools) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For additional information, including curbside and bus route locations, click on the button!
Signal to Noise is Beaverton School District's annual film festival. It is open to students of all ages. Click on the button for more information!!
HOMEWORK HELP EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Nancy Ryles Homework Club Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Please join us via zoom for homework support. Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Mastripolito will be available to help students with Seesaw assignments 3 days a week. Drop by for a quick question or stay for the entire time or pop in and say hello. We are happy to help!
Please contact the office at 503-356-2400 for the Zoom link.
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Twitter is: @NancyRylesElem
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.