August 24, 2020
Message from Superintendent Don Grotting
Dear BSD Community,
Last week, I highlighted the extraordinary efforts of our Teaching & Learning department, which includes teachers, support staff and administrators — many of whom have been volunteering their time over the summer to make certain that we’re ready for online learning in the fall. This week, I’d like to recognize the efforts of our departments that support what goes on in our schools. Without the work of these exceptional employees, our District simply could not function. Read More
The start of the school year is going to look a little different this year. But don’t worry, we’ve got this! Visit our newly updated Return-to-School webpage. In addition to our Return-to-School FAQ, we’ve added information about student verification, school supplies, meal benefits and internet connectivity. You’ll also find helpful links to community resources like food box distribution, Clothes Closet and organizations that provide housing and utility assistance.
Student Success Kits
Thank you to everyone who donated to our district-wide School Supply Drive! We appreciate your support!
We’ve teamed up with the Beaverton Education Foundation and other community partners to try to provide Student Success Kits to 16,000 BSD students who receive free and reduced-cost meal benefits. Kits will be distributed the week of September 7.
Can you help us reach our goal? Please consider donating to the BEF Back-to-School Equip Campaign. Time is running out!
School Year Calendar
The District is working with our teachers’ association on a new 2020-21 school calendar. We hope to have it available later this week.
Reminder to Complete Student Verification
If you haven’t already, please complete the District’s back-to-school verification process in ParentVUE. We encourage parents to complete the required annual process before school begins. Verification allows you to double-check that important information is up-to-date in our system.
Visit our Back-to-School Verification webpage for instructions.
Make sure to register your kindergartener as soon as possible. You can do so online. If you need help, call your elementary school. If you need translation services, call our Multilingual Department: 503-356-3755.
Information about enrolling your child can be found on the BSD website.
- If you are unsure which school is your neighborhood school, please visit the School Attendance Area webpage and use the address locator to determine your attendance boundary.
- If you have relocated within BSD and no longer reside in your school boundary, you can enroll at the school assigned to your new residence or you can apply for an Administrative Transfer. Information and forms are available on the Transfers webpage.
- If you have relocated and no longer reside within BSD, you can enroll in your new district or you can apply for an Interdistrict Transfer. Information and forms are available on the Transfers webpage.
- If you’re experiencing a loss of shelter or homelessness, please find more information at the McKinney Vento Homeless Program webpage.
Middle School Boundary Adjustment Process
The Middle School Boundary Adjustment Process will resume next month. The Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, September 3 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom and will be streamed live to the district’s YouTube channel.
To learn more about the process, how to submit comments or register for live public testimony, visit the Middle School Boundary Adjustments webpage.
Did you know that you can manage your preferences for receiving email, texts and phone calls from BSD? Just download the SchoolMessenger app to your phone and follow the instructions on the BSD webpage. You also can sign up for text message alerts from BSD. Just text “yes” to 67587. Know that your current cell phone number must be on file in your student’s school records.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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