December 14, 2020
Stoller Baking Club
Update on Internet Connectivity
When students and staff were thrust into remote learning in March 2020, the immense need for learning devices and internet connectivity quickly became apparent. Thanks to the generosity of the Beaverton community through the 2014 Bond, all students were given devices (Chromebooks, iPads) to use at home. However, many students and families in the district either lacked internet connectivity or sufficient internet bandwidth to support at-home learning.
Staff, businesses, community groups and faith-based partners have been working collaboratively to ensure all BSD students can be successful during Comprehensive Distance Learning. Read more…
Immunization Exclusion Day - February 17
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.
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.
We Need Your Help — Please Return Books & Devices
We have more than 10,600 library books that are overdue or lost. In addition, we have more than 2,200 textbooks and devices (those that are NOT currently being used for Comprehensive Distance Learning) that also need to be returned. Some of these items are likely under your student’s bed or sitting in a backpack.
We desperately need to recover these items or the associated fines for the lost items. Only then can schools begin to replace books and devices for future use.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Washington County COVID-19 Resources
WE Celebrate Community Partnerships
The Communications & Community Involvement Department along with district administrators and community members honored outstanding partnership work from the 2019-20 school year at a virtual WE Awards ceremony.
Today, we honor the Oregon Food Bank as the 2020 WE Award Non-Profit Partner of the Year. Even before the pandemic, food insecurity was a real concern in our community, but starting in March, OFB stepped up its efforts and provided 700 food boxes per week to families in need. OFB also has come alongside two of our schools in their fights against hunger. Take a look:
Virtual School Board Meeting
Monday, December 14, 2020
Long Range Facilities Plan Virtual Focus Group Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
This session will not be livestreamed but will be recorded and posted online
to the district youtube channel
No School • Winter Break
Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1, 2021
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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