January Newsletter 2021
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Simple Routines Can Lead to Success
Getting back in the habit of virtual school can be challenging after a two-week break. However, this is a perfect time to re-establish some routines that can make school days go more smoothly for everyone. Here are a few ideas:
- When possible, keep school supplies together, and remember to charge devices overnight.
- A good breakfast helps. If possible, students should eat before their first Zoom meeting of the day or during a break. Meals are available at school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- A sleep routine is important. According to the CDC, school aged students should get between 9 and 12 hours of sleep. Keeping a regular bedtime whenever possible will help students be ready to learn each day.
Did you know Kinnaman students have a chance to connect virtually after school on Mondays from 2:30-3:00 p.m.? Monday Hangouts are a place to socialize and play together. All students are expected to be safe, respectful, and responsible in their interactions with one another.
There are several breakout rooms at every grade level, created by student interest. School staff connect with students and check-in on discussions by joining different breakout rooms. One of of the breakout rooms in the 4th grade hangout this week was for students who wanted to do art together. The drawing below was completed by Vanesa Alvarez this week.
Family Read Aloud: The Breaking News
Picture Day is Scheduled for 2/10/21
We have a Dorian Studios Picture day planned for February 10th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. We will be getting more information soon (on or around 1/20/21) detailing how families can sign up for a time slot and order pictures.
We encourage students who are new to the Beaverton School District and Kindergarten students to come in for a picture even if you are not going to purchase pictures so that we have a photo of them in our student information system.
Student Device Resources
Damage and Loss Protection Questions tab on the Student Device Resources Page.
We are no longer swapping out devices without going through the Student Help Desk.
Student Help Desk is Available
Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 356-4656 for support.
Ensure you include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number. Please visit this link for more information.
Second Annual Beaverton Community-Wide Conversation Around Race Call for Breakout Sessions
Southridge High School is hosting the second annual Beaverton Community-Wide Conversation Around Race on March 10, 2021. Our dream is to have multiple schools participate in this event by hosting a breakout session or volunteering to participate in table conversations. This virtual event is an opportunity for our greater community to come together to participate in a conversation around race, improve our individual racial literacy, and build a better understanding of the intersection of race, instruction, education, and community. If you are interested in hosting a breakout session please complete this INTEREST FORM by Friday, January 22nd, 2021. The Beaverton Community-Wide Conversation Around Race is scheduled on March 10, 2021, from 4:00-6:30 pm and registration information will be shared in Mid-February. Please direct questions to SRHS Principal David Nieslanik, SRHS Assistant Principal Sho Shigeoka, or Administrator for Equity and Inclusion, Pat McCreery.
Walk + Roll Art Contest
Youth Access Cards Available to All Students New to Kinnaman
The Beaverton City Library sent the following videos:
YAC-Man, best for Younger Elementary School students
YAC Intro video, best for Older Elementary School students
School and community resources are available for your family!
If you need food, clothing or other basic items, please see the information below, and/or contact your counselor if you need assistance.
¡Hay recursos escolares y comunitarios disponibles para su familia! Si necesita comida, ropa u otros artículos básicos, consulte la información a continuación y / o comuníquese con su consejero si necesita ayuda.
Laura Bond (K-2): 971-999-1437
Megan Logsdon (3-5): 971-333-8422
Oregon Food Bank/Find a Pantry near you! AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
Clothes for Kids - Beaverton School District
Need Help Navigating Online Platforms or Want Ideas for Setting Up A Learning Space At Home? Click On The Family Toolkit Link Below
Clothes for Kids
The district-run Clothes for Kids (formerly known as the Clothes Closet) is now open.
Appointments are available now!
The button to schedule an online appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website (to access click the link below). To see open appointment slots, families first need to select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for a 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. While online is best, families can call 503-356-4322. (1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
JANUARY 1 - MARCH 26, 2021
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free Food Boxes
- If you are driving, please remain in your vehicle.
- A staff member will ask for your name, date of birth, how many adults live in the home, and how many children.
- Food boxes/bags are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient or placed in the vehicle by staff.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
Wednesday, 1/20/21: Student Day (Follow same schedule as usual rather than a Wednesday schedule)
Monday 2/15/21: No School (Holiday)
Wednesday, 2/17/21: Student Day (Follow same schedule as usual rather than a Wednesday schedule)
March 22-26: No School (Spring Break)
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.