Raleigh Hills Newsletter

September 11th, 2020

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Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Community,

Welcome to the new school year! Our teachers and staff can't wait to welcome you to learning with us online starting Monday. We are ready to take on this adventure with you. We so appreciate your willingness to engage with us in this whole new way. One of the lessons we've learned as we're preparing is to be patient with yourself. This is a whole new way of doing school and you need give yourself and your students grace if it doesn't go smoothly at first. We will all get there. Be in contact with us if you need assistance.

You should have received access to your student's Zoom information and schedule from your teachers. Following this will get you started right on Monday morning. Each year, teachers begin the year setting up their expectations and building community. We always start with this. We call it going slow to go fast. In other words, we create a great learning community and teach kids how to access all of the things they will need to do their best learning. This often takes several weeks. Once students have these skills, we begin to ramp up the academics. We will take extra care with your students this year to make sure they're set up for success!

Again, welcome! We look forward to getting this year underway in partnership with you!

With anticipation,


We loved seeing students at the drive-up events!

Attendance Counts

In the spring, we kept track of student attendance and progress, but we didn't report those to the district and state as we normally do. Beginning on September 14th, attendance will be taken daily and it will count and be reported. Here are the guidelines we will follow:

  • teachers will check daily to make sure that students have either attended Zooms in person or have interacted with the material that is posted daily.
  • they will enter this engagement into our data collection tool by 4pm each day
  • because parents may not be able to help students with coursework until after school hours, teachers will be able to go back into the system until midnight the following day to give credit for attendance (as judged by engagement with material) for the previous day
  • community notifications will be sent out by 4:45 to let you know that your student did not engage with the work for the day
  • you can still call the attendance line at 503 356-2161 to report that your student will not be able to engage with work on days when they are ill or have appointments
Elementary - Daily Schedule (English)
Elementary - Daily Schedule (Español)

Middle School Schedule

The middle school schedules became available in ParentVue and StudentVue on September 8th. You will see that your student is scheduled in each subject for an hour a day. It should be expected that if a student accesses the lessons, they will be able to get the lesson for the day and complete the work in that hour. Please encourage your students to stay on top of meeting with their teachers during the scheduled times and completing work. This is the way they will be most successful during distance learning!
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Servicio de alimentos para llevar

El comienzo de la escuela está a la vuelta de la esquina y nuestro departamento de Servicios de Nutrición ha estado trabajando arduamente para desarrollar un plan para proporcionar alimentos durante el Aprendizaje a Distancia (CDL por sus siglas en inglés). Acabamos de recibir permisos del Departamento de Agricultura (USDA por sus siglas en inglés) y con estos ahora cualquier niño (de 1 a 18 años) podrá recoger alimentos gratuitos hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020.

  • A continuación, se muestra cómo se distribuirán los alimentos este otoño:
  • Los padres o tutores pueden recoger los alimentos de los estudiantes que no estén presentes.
  • La repartición de alimentos se realizará dos días a la semana: martes (2 días de comida) y jueves (3 días de comida) de 11 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
  • Los alimentos se empaquetarán con el desayuno y el almuerzo juntos.
  • Todas las personas que recojan alimentos deben usar máscaras.

Los sitios escolares y las ubicaciones de las paradas de autobús se están finalizando y les comunicaremos cuales son pronto.


If you didn't check the box for insurance for your device and you would like to get that, please call our office. We can get it set up for you and it will show up in under Online Payments.

Technology Usage Report

Last week I mentioned the technology usage report that you will get every Sunday for your student. If you would like to opt out of receiving that report, you can call the office. At this time, this report will only be available for students using chrome books. We'll let you know if it becomes available for iPads as well.
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Click the picture of the checklist to access the links

Click the picture to access the Family Toolkit

Watch the video about getting started with home learning created by McKinly Assistant Principal Anna Salbeda and all the other great videos about supporting your child on the Family Toolkit.
Get Started Now!
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Don't Forget Registration Verification

You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.

Important Dates

September 14 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Join your teachers online!

September 14 & 15 Kindergarten Assessments

September 16 No School for Kindergarten

September 17 Kindergartners with last names A-L attend school via Zoom

September 18 Kindergartners with last names M-Z attend school via Zoom

September 21 All Kindergartners attend

Community Resources Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources


Haga clic aquí para obtener alimentos, internet, transporte y recursos públicos.

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