Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (5/28/2021)
We are in the home stretch, with just three weeks remaining in the 19-20 school year. As we celebrate this unusual school year, we are excited to highlight our 5th and 8th graders who are preparing to transition to middle and high school in the coming weeks. We will be honoring these students in our next two All-School Gatherings. We are proud of all of our students and staff who have persevered through CDL and Hybrid.
Reminder, there is no school on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. We will not follow an asynchronous Wednesday schedule this week, rather, students will attend school all 4 days. The curbside lunch pick up for students in CDL will continue on Wednesday, but the hours will change slightly to 11:30-12:15.
Enjoy the sunshine!
Robin Kobrowski, Principal
Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal
Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor
May 31: Memorial Day Holiday - No School
June 1-4: "Regular" School Days (no Wednesday asynchronous day this week)
June 2: 7:30am-12:30pm Classroom Book Bag Drop Off
June 2: 11:30-12:15pm (time change) Curbside Lunch Service for CDL students
June 7: All Library Materials Due
June 9: Classroom Book Bag Drop Off
June 16: Classroom Book Bag Drop Off
June 18: Last Day of School!
June 21-25: Student Device Collection (details below)
Student Device Collection
Springville Device Drop Off Days
Monday, June 21: 8:00-11:00am and 12:00-3:30pm
Tuesday, June 22: 8:00-11:00am and 12:00-3:30pm
*If you are unable to drop off your devices at these times, please bring them to the school office by Friday, June 25. The office is open from 8:00am-4:00pm.
Below is a breakdown of devices we are collecting by grade level:
Wi-fi Hotspot (if you checked one out)
Apple iPad, Apple charging cable and Apple power adapter (brick)
Chromebook, Chromebook stylus, Chromebook charging cord
Please keep your Chromebook, stylus and cord for fall
Wednesday Book Bag Drop Off
We have so loved providing your children book bags each Wednesday at school. It is now time to start collecting the books so we can inventory them.
The Wednesday Book Bag Pick up is over. But now we are having a Wednesday Book Bag Drop off. Please help your child to search high and low and return any books belonging to the school. If it works for you to bring them to the staff doors on Wednesdays between 7:30 and 12:30, we will be there to collect them. They can also be dropped off in the office at alternate times.
Thank you for taking the time to read with your children and for returning the classroom teachers' book collections. We hope you take advantage of the Bethany Library this summer and continue to foster the habit and love of reading!
Springville Signal-to-Noise Winner!
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Volunteers Needed for Packing Meals
Did you know the nutrition services staff at Springville prepare, package, and distribute almost 5,000 meals each week? Many hands make light work and we need your hands to help with this big job!
We are looking for three volunteers each day, Monday through Wednesday, from 9-11am to assist staff with packing the meals. Sign up for multiple days, or a specific day each week, or just a day here and there that works with your schedule. The link here will show you all of the available shifts. We are so thankful for the hard work they've been doing to keep our little ones fed and this will be a great way to show them some support!
Click here to login to Better Impact, select the "Opportunities" tab, then sign up for your shifts!
Springville Playground and Field Closed During the School Day
During the school day (8:00am - 3:15pm), our outdoor school facilities — playgrounds, field, and paths — will be closed to the general public for the safety of our students and staff.
After school families are welcome to use the playground, field, and paths and do so at their own risk. Please be mindful and respectful to staff that continue to work in the buildings after in-person instruction is complete for the day.
Please note that playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff. Playground visitors are recommended to take precautions for health and safety:
- Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
- Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
- Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
- Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces that you touch.
- Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.
Bethany Library News
May's issue features:
Expanded Express Browsing: Our libraries have expanded express browsing to allow more access to collections!
Summer Reading Program: Join us for Reading Colors Your World, our annual Summer Reading program. We offer reading fun for all ages. Summer Reading 2021 launches on Monday, June 1st and goes through August 31, 2021.
Picture Book Pride!: Celebrate Pride Month with picture books.
LGBTQ Books for Elementary Age Kids: Share inclusive stories to celebrate Pride Month!
Juneteenth: Juneteenth (June + 19th) marks the day that Union troops marched into Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation of 2 years earlier.
New Non-fiction Series for Kids: New non-fiction series for kids K-6th grade.
Rockstar Readers Book Club - An online monthly book discussion for grades 3-5 that explores books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories.
Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
Emergency Rent Assistance Program
The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due. The state will start taking applications today 5/18/21, for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro, or $51,000 in rural communities).
Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies. The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.
Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:
BSD Annual Parent Survey
Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey! Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school community feels welcomed, valued, and informed, so it is important for all parents/guardians to complete the survey.
A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey will be sent to all valid parent email addresses via School Messenger on May 16th. The deadline to participate is June 2nd.
¡Tómese unos minutos para completar la Encuesta Anual de Padres de Familia del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton! Nuestro objetivo es asegurar que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad escolar se sientan bienvenidos, valorados e informados, por lo que es importante que todos los padres o tutores completen la encuesta.
Se enviará un enlace a la Encuesta a todas las direcciones de correo electrónico válidas para padres a través de SchoolMessenger es 16 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite para participar es 2 de junio de 2021.
Binax NOW Covid-19 Rapid Testing Information
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of COVID-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:
New or different than usual shortness of breath
New or different than usual coughing
Fever of 100.4 or higher
New loss of taste or smell.
The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.
If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. For further information on the the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Funds
- Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
- New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
- Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
- Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
- Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
- For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
- If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
Student Help Desk
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
- Contact information (phone number)
- Student ID
- Description of the issue
2020-2021 District Calendar
The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.
The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.