HITEON HIGHLIGHTS NEWSLETTER

April 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Hiteon Families,


Wednesday of this week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the closure of public school campuses through the end of the 2019-20 academic school year due to COVID-19. In keeping with this order Beaverton School District will be continuing digital learning for all students this school year.


The news that we cannot return to school this year, though not surprising, still comes as a blow for many of us in our community. It is emotional to know we cannot see our students smiling faces and do many of the traditions that have been a staple of our community in the same way. We are doing our best to think outside the box and develop new ways to connect as a community.


The Hiteon staff is committed to all our students' emotional and academic needs. We are learning a lot ourselves right now and will be making adjustments as we delve deeper into remote teaching and learning. We appreciate all of your patience during this time of learning for all of us.


We will continue to keep you updated and informed. Please reach out to us or to the appropriate administrator, counselor or teacher directly if you have any questions.


Take care and be well!


Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal

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Counselor's Informational Corner

Greetings!


I hope this message finds you all healthy and positively managing the stress of this new way of life. It's a very challenging time and I want to let you all know that I am here as a resource. If you have any concerns or need support with food, mental health, or any other resources, please send me an email at any time. I am checking my inbox frequently and I would love to help if I can.


Below is a list a few numbers you can call for any immediate need you may have, but if you would like, you can always reach out to me for more specific needs.



1. Washington County 24hr Crisis Line 503 291-9111


2. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1–800–273-TALK (8255)


The Lifeline is a 24-hour toll-free phone line for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. An online chat option is available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat


3. For basic resources and other concerns, 2-1-1.


4. Oregon Health Authority




I also wanted to let you know that the Student Success Coach and I are working to send out weekly Social/Emotional skills lessons to all of our students. These lessons will be sent out via the teacher every Friday. Our lessons will be focusing on how to cope with emotions and stress.


Our first lesson is about identifying how we are feeling and then practicing ways to cope with those feelings. We attached a list of activities that you can also do at home. I'm including those links below if you wanted to take a look.

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Please remember to take care of yourselves and give yourself grace and patience as we all work through this unremarkable time in our history. No parent, teacher, or child is going to be perfect at navigating this new way of school, so please remember that the most important thing is using this time to connect with your child and enjoy your time together as a family!


Take care and stay healthy!


Stephanie Godfrey

Counselor--Hiteon Elementary

stephanie_godfrey@beaverton.k12.or.us

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HITEON'S HEART MESSAGE

A little message form your Hiteon staff family. Click on our big heart to see our message. We miss you all a TON!!!!

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STUDENT HELP DESK IS AVAILABLE

For students needing help with a BSD student device or applications, IT has created a student help desk. Students can email the help desk at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503) 356-4656 for support.

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Now Enrolling for Kindergarten 2020-2021

The Beaverton School District is now enrolling for Kindergarten at all elementary schools for the 2020-2021 school year online only.


Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2020 is now eligible to enroll for Kindergarten online. Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. After the online application has been submitted you will be contacted by our Registrar, Valerie Sinnott, for any additional documentation that you will submit online. These additional documents are important as you may receive ​school-specific forms to complete. ​Parents/guardians will also need to provide a birth certificate, proof of address and immunization record at the time of enrollment.


Due to the recent COVID-19 closures, Kindergarten orientation has been canceled. Here at Hiteon, we are trying to put together a virtual online Kindergarten orientation. Stay tuned for more information.


For more information on registering a child for Kindergarten, Immunization Requirements and much more, please visit the Kindergarten information web page by clicking on the picture below.

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Harley's Adventures

Harley is safe and healthy at Assistant Principal's Read-Emslie's house.


Wonder what adventures he'll be having. Keep tune for Harley's Adventures.

Harley the Hawk Adventures May 2020

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HAVE YOU HEARD? THAT THERE IS A WORLDWIDE "BEAR HUNT"

Next week, April 13-17, Hiteon's Kindergarten will be going on a "bear hunt" through our neighborhoods. Several of Kindergarten's learning activities will involve bears! Please share with your neighbors, so they can begin placing bears in windows if they haven't already. If you haven't heard of this movement, check out the article below.

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HITEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Meghan Warren, Principal

Jenny Read-Emslie, Assistant Principal


Hiteon’s Mission Statement

Hiteon is a community dedicated to providing an educational experience in which everyone can reach their full potential and make positive societal contributions. We strive to enhance personal, community, and global identities while developing life-long learners.