Welcome to Beaumont 2020-2021
Greetings and Welcome back to Digital Learning!
This has been a fantastic week. We were all excited to see students online sharing their news, and engaging with peers. We know that some students had challenges in getting online. Thanks to Ms. McMillian, Mr. Johnannson, Mr. McMahan, and Ms. Mittlestadt we were able to provide IT Support for families and students for the first three days of school. We will continue the support efforts next week Tuesday through Friday, from 9 am to noon.
If you need support logging on of with meeting codes:
Step1: go to meet.google.com.
Step 2: Click on Join a meeting
Step 3: enter the code Beaumontsupport
You will be able to meet with one of our staff members to assist with your online challenges. Our staff will be there next week with a warm greeting to get you connected.
You can also call one of the numbers below:
English: 503-916-3375 Español: 503-916-3582
Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584
For Week Two of the Soft Start, our goal is to get everyone connected by the time we start the virtual schedule on September 14th. Although we would love to see our students in brick and mortar fashion, we are super excited to see everyone online, and we will ensure that this is the best Online Experience. Next week will continue to focus on connecting with students and families while building community. Students will be able to participate in activities that will focus on the following: Social Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, and review of the digital platform updates.
Beaumont Staff is eager to work with students and families to understand how Digital Learning will be upgraded to a more robust system this year. Students will experience live classes where attendance is required, along with the opportunity to show their understanding of the content through graded assignments. Below you will find the Soft-Start schedules by grade.
All students have a Google account that has been created for them as middle school students. Here is a video link that shows how to join a meeting with the meeting code.
If your child needs a device to engage in digital learning, please complete this Device Survey
The district has invited all families to visit pps.net/fall2020 to access a full set of orientation videos and other resources, translated into our district-supported languages, to help you better understand the learning platforms students and teachers will use this fall. You will also find information on how to log on to the platforms, how to connect to the internet, and other helpful tips.
If you or your student are still struggling with any of the aspects of learning technology, we hope you will call the PPS Technology Help Desk, which is open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the month of September. They will answer your questions and share information and helpful tips about anything related to distance learning technology. The Technology Help Desk is available in all PPS-supported languages. Email email@example.com or call one of the numbers listed above.
Please review the Beaumont PTA Newsletters below. In future newsletters, we will share more information about the Beaumont Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Beaumont Foundation, and Digital Learning school supplies. Welcome to Beaumont!
Harriette Vimegnon, Principal
Robbie Davis, Assistant Principal
Soft Start Schedules
Google Meet Social Norms
Keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking.
Each student is in charge of their own microphone.
Use the chat area to let your teacher know that you want to talk or for messages that are on-topic for the discussion.
Prioritize your time during the class and avoid multitasking.
Take turns and do not interrupt others when speaking.
If you turn off your video during calls for privacy for your household, be sure that your profile picture is school appropriate.
You may use headphones if you have them, but they are not required.
Next week starting Tuesday, there will be a drop off bin for the return of both textbooks and library books. The bin will be located by the Bryce Street parking lot door from 8:30-4:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Let's Get Reading!
What is Let’s Get Reading!?
Let’s Get Reading is a program designed by our PPS teacher-librarians with the goal to get
physical books into the hands of students as quickly as possible. Some students may not have touched a physical book for over six months!
This program involves creating and loaning library bags of 5-10 books to each student to have at home to read with their families, friends, or even a pet! At a designated time and location a family would pick up a book bag to enjoy, or in some cases, a bag could be delivered to a family.
A couple of weeks later, families would return their book bags and receive a new one. This
process rotates each week: pick up a bag, return it, pick up a new bag, return it, and on.
The types of books in the backs will initially vary, but over time can be created to respond to
student requests and teacher-for-student requests. Library book bags will also include a Q&A
about the process, a list of Conversation Starters, and an interactive handout on Genres to
encourage reading engagement. These are the types of books a student might find in a bag:
Grade 6 & Above
(Bilingual book or a book in another language)
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. -- weneeddiversebooks.org
Each school will define a schedule for pick up and return, that works for its student population and physical location. Questions can be directed to the library staff in each building, or to PPS Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Get Reading!
All Portland Public Schools MS schools now have PPS student email. Some benefits:Email – Use PPS email to contact teachers and classmates, logging in with your @student.pps.net account at email.pps.net.
Your student email address is the same as your school account login and is also how you access G Suite for Education tools.
Communicate with teachers in Google Classroom.
Have You Logged into ParentVUE?
ParentVUE is a secure website and mobile app which offers parents, guardians real-time access to:
Additionally, parent/guardians can complete their yearly verification of student data through ParentVUE
To sign up for ParentVUE, you'll first need an Activation Letter from Beaumont school. If you have not already received a copy of your activation letter or having trouble activating your account, please
John McMahan email@example.comDebbie Mettler firstname.lastname@example.org
What Parents Need to Know About Attendance
Students will have 24 hours (from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.) to participate in one of the following ways:
- Participating in a video class.
- Communication from the student to the teacher via chat, text message, communication app, or email.
- A phone call between the teacher or EA/Paraprofessional with the student, or, for younger students, with the parent.
- Posting completed coursework to a learning management system or web-based platform or via email.
- Turning in completed coursework on a given day.
Please note that students in grades 6-12 must attend in one of the above-mentioned ways for every scheduled class on a particular day.
To understand the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning, please check out our Instructional Delivery model document.
For the most current information about the beginning of the school year, visit the Fall 2020 website.
We are very excited to see your student back at school this year. While we cannot see them in person, we will connect with them virtually through online distance learning. It is very important that students attend and participate in classes. We want to provide multiple ways for our teachers to account for your child’s attendance in school. You can find several ways listed below. Please review them with your student and please stress the importance of their participation and engagement in school this year. Thank you in advance for your partnership with us during online learning.
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