Stoller Weekly

December 18, 2020

Message From The Principal

Good Afternoon Stoller Families,

2020 is wrapping up and it has been a year that has presented many challenges to us as a community and nation. Our teachers have done an incredible job continuing to engage with and encourage your students to shine in spite of current circumstances.

Again I would like to thank you for your support. We welcome 2021 with renewed hope.

Have a very healthy and happy winter break.

Important Dates

December 21st - January 1st - School Closed - Winter Break

Monday, January 11th - Principal Chat, 6pm (more info below)

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 - TAG Parent Information/Identification Form Deadline (more info below)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 - Immunization Exclusion Day

Principal Chat Meeting Dates

This informal monthly meeting will alternate mornings, 9am and evenings, 6pm to accommodate parents' schedules through Monday, May 24, 2020. Below are the scheduled chats and they will also be posted in the "Important Dates" section of the newsletter each week. Veronica will prioritize these sessions; however, they are subject to change.

October 26, 9am

November 23, 6:30pm

January 11, 6pm

February 22, 9am

March 15, 9am

April 12, 6pm

May 24, 9am

Please use the following Zoom link, meeting id and password each Monday (morning or evening) to join the chat.

Topic: Stoller Principal Chat|

Meeting ID: 875 3885 6308

Passcode: chat

Important News

Signal To Noise Film Festival Final Entries

The deadlines are published!

Signal to Noise Film Festival Final entries for Stoller students are due to Mr. Bush via the SMS Students Course on March 29th, 2021. That's the day we come back from Spring Break.

Watch the SMS Students course for more information and the way to submit your permission slip and project.

For more information check out the Signal to Noise website or contact Mr. Bush.

Book & Device Return - We need your help!

Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from or, which will indicate that your student has a missing item.

Then return that item to any BSD school. You have several options: (Please arrive in a mask.)

  • Return items to your school during regular school hours. Some schools also may offer evening drop-off hours. Check with your school’s newsletter for additional drop-off hours and directions.
  • Return items to any Library Book Bus stop. See schedule and map for days and times.
  • Pay lost fine through the district’s Online Payment System.

If you’ve already returned materials or items were left in classrooms last spring, please contact your school library staff via email to let them know. Library materials are quarantined for up to one week before being checked in, so it will take time for fines to be resolved in InTouch accounts.

Thank you for helping us get resources back to our schools so that they can be re-distributed to those students who need them.

Update on Tag Testing

Due to CDL, TAG testing for the district has been delayed. We do not know when TAG testing will take place. Some testing might potentially occur in the Spring. We will pass on information once we know more.

Every year all students are considered for identification as Talented and Gifted in the Beaverton School District. Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). An informative presentation can be found HERE.

If you think your child might qualify by exhibiting qualities that typically are used to describe giftedness, you may wish to complete a Parent Information/Identification Form. Completing this form gives our school TAG committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of form completion. Completing this form does not guarantee that you child will be tested.

The Parent Information/Identification Form must be completed and returned to the appropriate TAG facilitator. Please submit these by Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

6th Grade- Trish Kelley (

7th/8th Grade- Aleah Steinzeig (

Immunization Exclusion Day - February 17th

Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to remain enrolled.

Children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations by February 17, 2021 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are updated. During Comprehensive Distance Learning, that means students will be put on a list and will not be allowed on campus for any reason until they’re up-to-date (i.e. no limited-in-person activities, no hybrid learning, no in-person learning, no athletics, no school events).

Keeping children up-to-date on immunizations will help schools transition safely and quickly to in-person learning when they’re able.

If you received an Immunization Parent Notification in the mail, you need to complete one of the following actions prior to February 17th.

Immunization Requirements

Oregon Health Authority: Required Shots for School and Children's Facilities

Immunization Resources

Washington County Health and Human Services: Immunizations

Students and families in the Beaverton School District may access immunizations at both the Beaverton School-Based Health Center and the Merlo School-Based Health Center in addition to their own health care providers.

AMC8 Scores

Stoller is expected to receive AMC8 scores in mid-December. Continue to check the Stoller Weekly in December for updates on scores and how to receive them.

For questions, please contact Mr. Nelson

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet

While other programs are scaling back, the Clothes Closet is open, and appointments are available now!

Use this link to schedule an online appointment, also found in the "Families" tab on the District's website. Or, families can call 503-356-4322. (Online preferable.)

To see open appointment slots, select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for the date selected will be on the right side of the screen. They need to click on a time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment.

Winter Break Meal Service

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Library Service & Book Bus Updates

The Stoller Book Bus is moving to Wednesday afternoons! Stop by to check out a book from the selection on the bus (or pick up a hold you already placed). Students can select books from the bus or pick up their holds.

NW Columbia Ave. & NW 192nd Ave. @ 1:43pm

NW 178th Ave.( just past St. Juan Diego) @ 2:09pm

7284 NW 170th Ave. at Abby Creek Park @ 2:35pm

NW Mitchell & 153rd Terrace, near South Parc Apts. @ 3:05pm

NW Milford St. in front of Green Space @ 3:33pm

Placing holds (for physical books at Stoller). Please help your student select a pick-up time that works for your family.

Sora (for ebooks and audiobooks to download on chromebook or other devices)

Reader’s Advisory-Get ideas for what to read next!

Book Return:

Book Return bins are available school days 8:30-4 and are located in front of the main entrance. Books from any BSD Library can be returned to STMS. Please return any books you may have from last spring (you can return BSD school books to any BSD school).

Questions about the Library? Email

Stoller Clubs

Updated Club Information

Many online clubs have been formed for students during CDL.

Please use this link to review the descriptions of the available clubs listed below, dates and times, and to complete a universal parent permission form for participation.

Stoller has been awarded a grant for the 2020-21 Safe and Sound for Student Success Grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF). This grant will help us provide quality after school programming that will include Fit and Focused Club, Earth Advocates Club and Stoller Student Affinity Space. Thank you BEF!

The following clubs are still accepting students:

GSA Club

Project Lit Book Club

Science Fair Support Club

Speech & Debate Club - space for 25-30 new members

Stoller Stitches

Stoller Student Affinity Space for BIPOC Students

Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Payment Options

If you opted into the program there are 2 options to pay the $20 fee.
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.

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).

This fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form.

If you do not need the coverage you can "opt out" of the program through your ParentVue account or by completing this form (Spanish Version) and returning to the main office.

Attendance during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)

To report all day absences or absences during the day due to appointments, contact Attendance for excused absences.

The Attendance line: (503)356-2681 or email:

This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.

See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL

Stoller PTO

Stoller Volunteers

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

Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)

Please send an email to 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.

If you are a…

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 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!

Student Help Desk

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.

How to Log In With Your Own Device

Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.

Community Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources