March Newsletter 2021
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Congratulations, Team Spidal!
On Friday, 2/12, Mrs. Spidal's class celebrated a trifecta of fun: Snow Day, Read-A-Thon Celebration, and Valentine's Day!
Here are a few pictures of the reading celebration. During the reading celebration students received their book from PTO for reading over 4,450 minutes during our first ever Read-A-Thon.
BSD Elementary Hybrid Model Change
Watch the Video-Link
Dear BSD Elementary Families,
Thank you for completing the survey indicating your student’s choice between Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and In-Person Hybrid Instruction. We’ve analyzed the results, and those results have presented us with an opportunity to modify the model in such a way as to provide the vast majority of families with what they truly wanted — the ability to remain with their existing teachers. Please allow us to explain.
While there was some variation by school, the elementary survey results were roughly split down the middle: 50% of students opting for CDL and 50% of students opting for Hybrid. Here’s what that allows us to do:
All students who opted for Hybrid will come to school for a morning session. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects. In the afternoon session, those students will be learning online at home asynchronously. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some other health lessons. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with live or recorded lessons. Students will attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
All students who opted for CDL will be learning online at home asynchronously in the morning. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with live or recorded lessons. In the afternoon session, those students will receive live instruction online from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects. Students will have live online instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
The model for Grades 6-8 at our K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills and Springville) is not impacted by this plan.
Again, the vast majority of students will not need to change teachers. However, there will be a few instances where — because of student numbers and the required 35 square feet of space per student — this will not be the case. We’ve done our very best to accommodate the largest number of families.
In addition, the District has been working with our local child care providers. The following vendors have been given permission to operate in our schools once students return for Hybrid. It’s important to note that we do not run these programs. The providers still need to ensure that they have the proper staffing levels and the ability to adhere to enhanced health and safety protocols. To check on availability, you’ll need to contact the provider directly. We’ve provided contact information on our Return to In-Person Instruction webpage under the Child Care tab.
Bethany Child Care - Bethany, Jacob Wismer, Springville, Sato
Champions - Cooper Mountain
Club K – McKinley, Oak Hills (maybe), Scholls Heights (maybe), Terra Linda, Vose
Mari’s Little Lambs - Sexton Mountain
REACH - Ridgewood
Student Stop – Bonny Slope, Cedar Mill (maybe)
Vermont Hills - Montclair
(A few of the programs are marked as “maybe.” We’re still evaluating space implications at these schools.)
If this new information or the information that we announced last week regarding the start of Hybrid at our middle, high and option schools has caused you to change your mind, here are your options:
If you previously chose Hybrid but would like to switch to CDL, you can do that. Contact your school office to request the move.
If you previously chose CDL but would like to switch to Hybrid, you may be able to do that. You’ll need to contact your school principal to see whether the class counts and space availability will allow for the change. If not, your student will be put on a waiting list. We will notify families by March 12 whether or not there is a spot in the hybrid classroom requested.
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the value of remaining flexible. We continue to work each day to find the best path forward for our students and staff. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
New BSD Health & Safety Resource
The Beaverton School District has created a new public-facing health & safety webpage that is the best source of information for staff and families. Here is the Link:
Online Registration is available for new student enrollment. Click this button to register!
Last Day of Library Book Bus 3/17/21
Kinnaman PTO Meeting
Thursday, March 18th, 5-6pm
This is an online event.
Meeting ID: 871 1999 4624
A Message from Our PTO
We would like to thank everyone who has chosen Kinnaman PTO as their Amazon Smile charity. Every little bit helps us support our students, staff and school!
If you’ve never heard of it, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible orders to Kinnaman PTO at NO extra cost to you!
Check out smile.amazon.com for more information!
AVID for 6th Graders
AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system in all Beaverton middle and high schools and includes the AVID elective class during the school day. Middle schools are currently looking for 5th grade students to be enrolled in the AVID elective class for next year.
The AVID elective is a year-long elective class, taken in addition to the academic core classes (humanities, math, science, and other required courses) at your middle school. It is based on writing as a tool for learning, the inquiry method, reading, organization, and collaborative grouping.
AVID students selected for the AVID elective are...
In the “academic middle” – meeting standards in all subject areas and passing standardized tests, but need a little extra support to do better
Needing help with study skills and organizational skills
Motivated to go to college but don’t quite know how or have resources at home
Willing to work hard and study every night
Historically underrepresented in 4-year universities (first one in the family to attend college, students coming from economically challenging situations, students of color, etc.)
Facing special circumstances that make it difficult for them to actualize their college dream
Students must complete an electronic application to be accepted in the AVID elective class. For instructions on how to apply, contact your child's 5th grade teacher or Ms. Logsdon. We can assist you and your child through the process. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 19th. Please contact your child's 5th grade teacher or Ms. Logsdon (email@example.com) if you have questions. Thank you.
Signal to Noise 2021 ~ BSD's Annual Film Festival
Film Entries are due Monday, March 29, 2021
Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021
Please review the guidelines below and check out the website for resources to help you create your master piece!
- Music Video
- Experimental (High School Only)
- All video submissions are subject to being shared publicly.
- Projects will be accepted and evaluated within three grade level divisions:
- Elementary (K-5)
- Video projects have to be less than 1 minute for Elementary School.
- Credits should include only first names of student(s).
- Middle School (6-8)
- Video projects have to be less than 3 minutes for Middle School.
- High School (9-12)
- Video projects have to be less than 5 minutes for High School.
- Elementary (K-5)
- All collaborations need to follow CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
- While adult guidance is encouraged, the content of submitted work should clearly reflect student effort.
- Each project requires a Beaverton School District staff sponsor. (This can be a teacher, principal, paraeducator, etc.)
- Beaverton School District maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding the use of drugs, alcohol, violence and discrimination. Submissions depicting or implying these or other potentially objectionable themes may be censored at the discretion of the judges and school district.
For more information go to our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
Appointments are available now!
The link to schedule an online Clothes for Kids Appointment is under the Families tab on the District's website. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
To see open appointment slots, click on a calendar date that works for them, then select either a Large Family (4 or more students) or a Small Family (1 - 3 students). After you have indicated the family size, open appointments for a date selected will be on the right side of the screen. If times are not shown, either the family size has not been selected or they need to select a different date on the calendar. Click on the time that works for you and then complete a short form to book the appointment. While online is best, families can all call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. (Press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
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.
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
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/.
March 18: PTO Meeting 5:00-6:00 p.m.
March 22-26: No School (Spring Break)
April 5: K-2 In-Person Hybrid Begins
April 12: 3-5 In-Person Hybrid Begins
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.