Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- March 18, 2021

Newsletter for Rock Creek Elementary



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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Office Phone During CDL-503-356-2452

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

March

3/18 Curbside Library 11:00 am-12:00 pm

3/22-3/26 SPRING BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

3/29 No School for Elementary Students- Staff Training Day

3/30 No School for Elementary Students- Staff Training Day

3/31 No School for Elementary Students- Staff Training Day


April

4/1 CDL All Students

4/1 Curbside Library 11:00 am-12:00 pm

4/2 CDL All Students

4/5 First Day of In Person Hybrid for Students K-2 (Students arrive between 8:45-and 9:00 am)

4/8 First Day of In Person Hybrid for Students 3-5 (Students arrive between 8:45-and 9:00 am)

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SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - MARCH 29, 30 and 31. Teachers will receive health and safety protocol training as well as prepare their classrooms and planning synchronous/asynchronous lessons.


April 1 and 2 - Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) for all students


April 5 - Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades: In-Person Hybrid Instruction begins for those who selected it; continued CDL for those who decided to stay online.


April 8 - 3rd, 4th and 5th grades: In-Person Hybrid Instruction begins for those who selected it; continued CDL for those who decided to stay online.

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PLEASE READ!!

IMPORTANT IN PERSON INSTRUCTION NEWS

IMPORTANT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Below you will find information about arrival and dismissal procedures at Rock Creek

beginning April 5th. Some things have changed since your children were at Rock Creek and so it will be important that you read these procedures carefully. Please Note: Life is ever changing this past year and we ask that everyone be flexible. Procedures may change as we gain experience.


Students are to arrive at school no earlier than 8:45 am and no later than 9:00 am.



It is EXTREMELY important that your student arrives on time for school. Students are to arrive no earlier than 8:45 am and no later than 9:00 am. There is no staff supervision until 8:45 am. At 8:45 am school staff, wearing yellow safety vests , will be outside directing students to their classroom exterior doors. Parents are not allowed on the playground/field and need to say their goodbyes before leaving home. Staff will direct students to their classroom doors. Each class has an assigned door to enter the building. Students need to be constantly moving when they arrive on the school grounds. Classroom doors will be open at 8:45 am and will close at 9:00 am sharp. Students will walk to their assigned door, get hand sanitizer from the teacher, and walk directly to their desks.
On the rare occurrence that a student arrives after 9:00 am, they will need to ring the doorbell at the front of the school and wait to be admitted. Late students cannot make up the loss of instruction time and it interrupts the learning of the entire classroom. We are hoping that our community will be punctual during this time to ensure all students have a safe and happy beginning to their day.

Please refrain from picking up your students early except in the case of an an emergency. Students are in school for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Please make appointments after your student in person instruction time (9:00 am -11:15 am)


It is EXTREMELY important that all students are picked up on time. Staff need to prepare for the afternoon session of CDL.

Transportation is provided for students that live outside the walking zone. To reduce traffic at arrival and dismissal times, we encourage students for whom bus transportation is an option to ride the bus. Riding the bus ensures timely arrival at school, and helps reduce car-related congestion and safety concerns at arrival and dismissal times. Transportation will update the routes and should let parents know before hybrid school begins. There will be no car drive thru, parents must park and wait, socially distanced, outside student's classroom door for pick-up. Please pick up youngest student first. If you park to pick up your child, please remain parked until the buses have departed.


IN-PERSON HYBRID SCHEDULE


  • 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. -- Morning In-Person Hybrid Instruction Time. During this time, students will receive instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.
  • Afternoons - Students work at home independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.


COMPREHENSIVE DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE

  • Mornings -- Students work independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.

  • 12:15 - 2:30 p.m. -- Live Online CDL Instruction. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.


Lots of Information -The Answers To All Your Questions!!

Please review this information with your student before the first day of school for Hybrid as it explains what the school day will be like and what students will need to bring to school.


Start date for grades K, 1 & 2 is Monday, April 5th.

Start date for grades 3, 4 & 5 is Thursday, April 8h. These grade levels will continue in CDL until that date.


Click here to watch the Beaverton School District Hybrid Elementary video.


Hybrid is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 am to 11:15am



Student Arrival

  • Students arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am (Please do not arrive after 9:00 am)

  • As soon as students arrive they will go directly to their exterior classroom door - staff will be supervising outside

  • Students will be spaced 6 feet apart as they walk to class

  • Once in class they will receive a squirt of hand sanitizer and go directly to their desk - desks are spaced 6 feet apart

  • The bell will ring at 9:00am signaling it’s time for learning to begin

  • School supplies will be provided for all students


Student Arrival

Car Drop Off

  • Cars will drop off in the left lane

  • All buses will drop off ONLY in the right lane

  • Please help your child put on their mask before you leave the house so that it’s already on when they exit the car.

  • If you need to assist your child in any way with getting out of the car, please do not use the car drop off lane - instead we ask that you pull into a parking space in the lower parking lot.

  • If the car drop off line is too long, feel free to park.


Student Dismissal

  • Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am

  • Students that ride a bus will go directly to the bus

  • Parents that walk to the school will wait outside their child's classroom. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please pick up youngest child first.

  • Parents that drive to school to pick up their student will need to park and wait outside the classroom door. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please be sure to be parked by 11:10 am Please pick up youngest child first. Please note you will not be able to leave the parking lot until the buses depart.


  • **Important Misc. Going Home information**


  • Going home plans need to be set and consistent. This means the way your student gets home should NOT be changed. All 2 hours and 15 minutes will be devoted to instruction; thus teachers will have no time to check emails or make phone calls to see if changes have been made.

  • NO EARLY PICK-UPS, barring a true emergency. We will need every minute of instructional time.

  • Bus Riders: Students must ride THEIR assigned bus. Students will not be allowed on a bus that is not connected to their home address. If you haven’t been assigned a bus, you cannot take another one. Transportation worked hard to meet safety protocols and are relying on addresses that match assigned buses and cannot go over a certain capacity. Please contact Transportation if you have a concern.

  • Walkers: Students will be asked to leave campus immediately. If your child will be meeting a buddy to walk with, they will have to meet up off campus by the paths. Older sibling can pick up younger sibling at their classroom doors (Socially distanced) Make sure your children have a plan and know that support staff will be present.


  • Masks - While on school grounds, everyone will need to wear masks and keep them on the whole time. If your student struggles with keeping their mask on, and/or above their nose, please practice keeping the mask on at home for 2 hours and 15 minutes, so they are prepared to do so at school. Below are a few resources on mask wearing.




  • Classroom Routines


    • When students enter their classroom, they will be given a squirt of hand sanitizer. They will then go straight to their desk, unload their supplies,/backpack and then place their coat and backpack on the chair next to them. They are to stay put in that spot and may not roam the classroom. While in the classroom, they are to maintain a 6-foot distance from all students and the teacher the whole time

    • Space - Students will be expected to stay in their 35 square feet of space at all times. This would be helpful to let students know exactly what this means and to practice if your child struggles with maintaining distance with others. In the classroom, it’s important to note what that really means: students are to remain at their desk, within their 5ft by 7 ft square for the length of our short day together.

    • Each student should bring a water bottle to school - (students are not able to use drinking fountains). Please be sure to put your name on it in case it drops and ends up in the lost & found
    • Your student’s teacher will let you know if students will need to bring their device (iPad or Chromebook) to school each day - and then take it back home to use in the afternoon.


    Restrooms

    Students are encouraged to use the bathroom before they leave their home, to reduce the need for the bathroom at school. If necessary, students will use the designated bathroom for each grade.

    Students will be placed into 3 Groups:

    • Group 1 is Kindergarten, and 2nd grade They will use restroom in the modular

    • Group 2 is 1st grade they will use the restroom located next to 1st grade

    • Group 3 is 3rd, 4th & 5th grade they will use the restrooms in the main hallway


    What do I bring to school?

    • A backpack (Unless class room teachers have requested no back packs)

    • A water bottle (filled with water only - no juice, milk, smoothies - just water) To prevent spills or damaging electronics, please do NOT put the water bottle in your student's backpack.

    • A coat or jacket (the teacher may take the class outside for a movement break and walk the path - students will not have recess on the playground - the district has closed school playgrounds)

    • A mask - students will be required to wear a mask at all time


    All school supplies except water bottles and headphones/earbuds (i.e. pencils, markers, scissors, etc )will be provided by the school.

    Students will be given their own supplies and books to keep inside their desk (there will be no shared materials).


    Other Information

    • Take home meals will be sent home with all students (meals are FREE to all students - parents can request vegetarian meals by contacting shelley_kephart@beaverton.k12.or.us, please opt out if you do not want your child to bring home meals. See below for more information.)

    • PE & Music will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students (specific times will be available soon…)

    • ESL (English as a Second Language), Speech, Intervention and Resource Room services will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students

    • We will have one fire drill each month (just like we would during a typical school year) as required by the Fire Marshal - teachers bring their classes outside to the small parking lot


    HEALTH and WELLNESS:

    • We are counting on you to not send your child to school if they are sick. Doing a wellness check each morning will be necessary.

    • Please make sure that you review the primary Covid symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell). Any students exhibiting those symptoms will be sent home from school.



    Resources




    Health Screenings in Hybrid

    Hybrid Day In More Detail - Lots of Information


    IMPORTANT ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFORMATION

    Below you will find information about arrival and dismissal procedures at Rock Creek

    beginning April 5th. Some things have changed since your children were at Rock Creek and so it will be important that you read these procedures carefully. Please Note: Life is ever changing this past year and we ask that everyone be flexible. Procedures may change as we gain experience.


    Students are to arrive at school no earlier than 8:45 am and no later than 9:00 am.



    It is EXTREMELY important that your student arrives on time for school. Students are to arrive no earlier than 8:45 am and no later than 9:00 am. There is no staff supervision until 8:45 am. At 8:45 am school staff, wearing yellow safety vests , will be outside directing students to their classroom exterior doors. Parents are not allowed on the playground/field and need to say their goodbyes before leaving home. Each class has an assigned door to enter the building. Students need to be constantly moving when they arrive on the school grounds. Classroom doors will be open at 8:45 am and will close at 9:00 am sharp. Students will walk to their assigned door, get hand sanitizer from the teacher, and walk directly to their desks.
    On the rare occurrence that a student arrives after 9:00 am, they will need to ring the doorbell at the front of the school and wait to be admitted. Late students cannot make up the loss of instruction time and it interrupts the learning of the entire classroom. We are hoping that our community will be punctual during this time to ensure all students have a safe and happy beginning to their day.

    Please refrain from picking up your students early except in the case of an an emergency. Students are in school for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Please make appointments after your student in person instruction time (9:00 am -11:15 am)


    It is EXTREMELY important that all students are picked up on time. Staff need to prepare for the afternoon session of CDL.

    Transportation is provided for students that live outside the walking zone. To reduce traffic at arrival and dismissal times, we encourage students for whom bus transportation is an option to ride the bus. Riding the bus ensures timely arrival at school, and helps reduce car-related congestion and safety concerns at arrival and dismissal times. Transportation will update the routes and should let parents know before hybrid school begins. There will be no car drive thru, parents must park and wait, socially distanced, outside student's classroom door for pick-up. Please pick up youngest student first. If you park to pick up your child, please remain parked until the buses have departed.


    IN-PERSON HYBRID SCHEDULE


    • 9:00 - 11:15 a.m. -- Morning In-Person Hybrid Instruction Time. During this time, students will receive instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.
    • Afternoons - Students work at home independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.


    COMPREHENSIVE DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE

    • Mornings -- Students work independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.

    • 12:15 - 2:30 p.m. -- Live Online CDL Instruction. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.







    Lots of Information -The Answers To All Your Questions!!

    Please review this information with your student before the first day of school for Hybrid as it explains what the school day will be like and what students will need to bring to school.


    Start date for grades K, 1 & 2 is Monday, April 5th.

    Start date for grades 3, 4 & 5 is Thursday, April 8h. These grade levels will continue in CDL until that date.


    Click here to watch the Beaverton School District Hybrid Elementary video.


    Hybrid is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 am to 11:15am



    Student Arrival

    • Students arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am (Please do not arrive after 9:00 am)

    • As soon as students arrive they will go directly to their exterior classroom door - staff will be supervising outside

    • Students will be spaced 6 feet apart as they walk to class

    • Once in class they will receive a squirt of hand sanitizer and go directly to their desk - desks are spaced 6 feet apart

    • The bell will ring at 9:00am signaling it’s time for learning to begin

    • School supplies will be provided for all students


    Student Arrival

    Car Drop Off

    • Cars will drop off in the left lane

    • All buses will drop off ONLY in the right lane

    • Please help your child put on their mask before you leave the house so that it’s already on when they exit the car.

    • If you need to assist your child in any way with getting out of the car, please do not use the car drop off lane - instead we ask that you pull into a parking space in the lower parking lot. Staff will direct students to their classroom doors. We ask that parents stay in their car.

    • If the car drop off line is too long, feel free to park.


    Student Dismissal

    • Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am

    • Students that ride a bus will go directly to the bus

    • Parents that walk to the school will wait outside their child's classroom. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please pick up youngest child first.

    • Parents that drive to school to pick up their student will need to park and wait outside the classroom door. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please be sure to be parked by 11:10 am Please pick up youngest child first. Please note you will not be able to leave the parking lot until the buses depart.


  • **Important Misc. Going Home information**


  • Going home plans need to be set and consistent. This means the way your student gets home should NOT be changed. All 2 hours and 15 minutes will be devoted to instruction; thus teachers will have no time to check emails or make phone calls to see if changes have been made.

  • NO EARLY PICK-UPS, barring a true emergency. We will need every minute of instructional time.

  • Bus Riders: Students must ride THEIR assigned bus. Students will not be allowed on a bus that is not connected to their home address. If you haven’t been assigned a bus, you cannot take another one. Transportation worked hard to meet safety protocols and are relying on addresses that match assigned buses and cannot go over a certain capacity. Please contact Transportation if you have a concern.

  • Walkers: Students will be asked to leave campus immediately. If your child will be meeting a buddy to walk with, they will have to meet up off campus by the paths. Older sibling can pick up younger sibling at their classroom doors (Socially distanced) Make sure your children have a plan and know that support staff will be present.


  • Masks - While on school grounds, everyone will need to wear masks and keep them on the whole time. If your student struggles with keeping their mask on, and/or above their nose, please practice keeping the mask on at home for 2 hours and 15 minutes, so they are prepared to do so at school. Below are a few resources on mask wearing.




  • Classroom Routines


    • When students enter their classroom, they will be given a squirt of hand sanitizer. They will then go straight to their desk, unload their supplies,/backpack and then place their coat and backpack on the chair next to them. They are to stay put in that spot and may not roam the classroom. While in the classroom, they are to maintain a 6-foot distance from all students and the teacher the whole time

    • Space - Students will be expected to stay in their 35 square feet of space at all times. This would be helpful to let students know exactly what this means and to practice if your child struggles with maintaining distance with others. In the classroom, it’s important to note what that really means: students are to remain at their desk, within their 5ft by 7 ft square for the length of our short day together.

    • Each student should bring a water bottle to school - (students are not able to use drinking fountains). Please be sure to put your name on it in case it drops and ends up in the lost & found
    • Your student’s teacher will let you know if students will need to bring their device (iPad or Chromebook) to school each day - and then take it back home to use in the afternoon.


    Restrooms

    Students are encouraged to use the bathroom before they leave their home, to reduce the need for the bathroom at school. If necessary, students will use the designated bathroom for each grade.

    Students will be placed into 3 Groups:

    • Group 1 is Kindergarten, and 2nd grade They will use restroom in the modular

    • Group 2 is 1st grade they will use the restroom located next to 1st grade

    • Group 3 is 3rd, 4th & 5th grade they will use the restrooms in the main hallway


    What do I bring to school?

    • A backpack (Unless class room teachers have requested no back packs)

    • A water bottle (filled with water only - no juice, milk, smoothies - just water) To prevent spills or damaging electronics, please do NOT put the water bottle in your student's backpack.

    • A coat or jacket (the teacher may take the class outside for a movement break and walk the path - students will not have recess on the playground - the district has closed school playgrounds)

    • A mask - students will be required to wear a mask at all time


    All school supplies except water bottles and headphones/earbuds (i.e. pencils, markers, scissors, etc )will be provided by the school.

    Students will be given their own supplies and books to keep inside their desk (there will be no shared materials).


    Other Information

    • Take home meals will be sent home with all students (meals are FREE to all students - parents can request vegetarian meals by contacting shelley_kephart@beaverton.k12.or.us, please opt out if you do not want your child to bring home meals. See below for more information.)

    • PE & Music will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students (specific times will be available soon…)

    • ESL (English as a Second Language), Speech, Intervention and Resource Room services will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students

    • We will have one fire drill each month (just like we would during a typical school year) as required by the Fire Marshal - teachers bring their classes outside to the small parking lot


    HEALTH and WELLNESS:

    • We are counting on you to not send your child to school if they are sick. Doing a wellness check each morning will be necessary.

    • Please make sure that you review the primary Covid symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell). Any students exhibiting those symptoms will be sent home from school.



    Resources




    Health Screenings in Hybrid
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    PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM -4:00 PM

    The District is keeping all school playgrounds and fields closed to the public during teacher work hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday beginning April 5, 2021.
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    SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT

    The start of In-Person Hybrid Instruction is right around the corner, and our Nutrition Services department has been hard at work developing a plan for how to continue to provide free meals for all children during both Hybrid and CDL. The USDA has provided waivers for the rest of the school year that allow any child (ages 1-18) to access free meals.

    Starting April 5, meal service via bus routes will be discontinued.

    If you attend Hybrid Elementary School:

    ● Hybrid students will receive a free daily meal bag to take home unless you opt out.

    ● Two days of meals will be sent home on Tuesday.

    ● No registration is required.

    If you need a vegetarian meal, please email shelley_kephart@beaverton.k12.or.us. All meals may include dairy, egg and gluten. Only students with a doctors note will have meals that exclude dairy, egg and gluten. Please give Doctor's notes to the office and they will update the cafeteria.


    We are required to give students the daily meal bags, please opt out if you do not wish your child to receive a daily meal bag.

    If you attend CDL or are a non-enrolled community child:

    ● All CDL students and children not enrolled in the Beaverton School District can access a free 5-Day Meal Bag every Wednesday from 11am-12pm.

    ● Meal bags include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 supper snacks. Only children aged 4 and older are eligible for supper snacks.

    ● Families can select a school to pick up these meals in the Meal Bag Registration

    Form.

    Registration is strongly encouraged. We need to know how many meal bags to prepare.

    ● Children do not need to be present to pick-up meal bags.

    ● Masks are required to be worn by anyone picking up meal bags.

    To register for 5-Day Meal Bags and for the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals

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    WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE

    Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656

    If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)


    If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.


    Technology Support Page

    Student help Desk Information
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    ROCK CREEK'S MARCH ASSEMBLY

    March Assembly
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    FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG

    Struggling through this pandemic has not been easy. Here are some things we can do to help our children understand that "Sadness Isn't Forever."


    https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2021/02/09/helping-kids-manage-pandemic-stress-nancy-rappaport
    Michelle Solberg, Counselor
    Rock Creek Elementary School
    503-356-2454
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    WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE


    We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

    If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


    View the BSD website in Arabic

    قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


    View the BSD website in Chinese

    请浏览中文版的BSD网站


    View the BSD website Japanese

    BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


    View the BSD website in Korean

    한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


    View the BSD website in Russian

    Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


    View the BSD website in Somali

    Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


    View the BSD website in Spanish

    Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


    View the BSD website in Vietnamese

    Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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    UPDATE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

    As we move toward In-person Hybrid Instruction, it’s very important for all schools to have up-to-date emergency contact information for their students.


    You can update student information online through ParentVUE. After logging in, click on the Family Updates and New Student Enrollment button located in the top right of your screen.


    To learn more, watch this tutorial video or visit our Online Verification webpage.

    How to Update your Emergency Contacts in ParentVUE
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    The District has made a video showing an example of what in person hybrid will look like for students.. This video is meant to be an overview and does not cover the many nuances that exist from site to site. The video is available in English, Spanish and Somali. The videos live on the District's YouTube channel and our webpage for Return to In-Person Instruction. It is not exactly what we will be doing at Rock Creek, but a close example.
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    Elementary Hybrid - (Español)

    Next Year’s Plan

    For the 2021-22 school year, the District will NOT be offering Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) in the same format as we have done this year. All families who wish to remain fully online should enroll their students in the district’s FLEX Online School.


    If current state-mandated health and safety protocols remain unchanged, all BSD schools will begin the school year in a Hybrid model. After evaluating the success of this school year’s various Hybrid models, the administration will make a determination as to which Hybrid model(s) will be implemented for the coming school year. If current state-mandated health and safety protocols are changed, BSD schools may be able to open in a “normal” model. We’ll be paying close attention to rules around cohorting and required social distancing.

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    District News

    Thank you for continuing to stay connected with the District as we communicate important information leading up to our return to In-Person Hybrid Instruction. As a reminder, our tentative start dates are as follows:

    • April 5: PreK - 2nd grade students
    • April 8: 3rd - 5th grade students
    • April 19: 6th - 8th grade students at K-8 schools
    • April 19: Middle school students, Rachel Carson, ACE, CTP
    • April 22: Option & high school students

    Elementary students, middle school students, and students enrolled at Rachel Carson, CTP and ACE will not have school in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) on these days - March 29, 30 and 31. On April 1 and 2, students will return to CDL.

    Option and high school students will not have school on these days - April 19, 20 and 21. On April 22, all students will have a full day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction and CDL, concurrently with their teachers.

    FLEX Online School will have normal school hours on March 29-31 and April 19-21.

    We encourage you to read our FAQ regarding our return to In-Person Hybrid Instruction and our webpage detailing the health and safety protocols that have been put in place to protect both staff and students. We look forward to welcoming students back to our school buildings!

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    OBOB INFORMATION

    “Congratulations to all the OBOB teams this year! It was a crazy time doing battles on zoom, putting people in waiting rooms, and answers being shouted out, but I hope you all had fun! The winner will be decided today 3/18 so will be announced next Thursday in the Rocketeer. Info will come out about our ‘ice pop’ and book party in May!

    Since this is my last year at Rock Creek, I’m looking for a replacement. If you’d like to take over as OBOB coordinator, please email me and I can hand over the notebook and reins to a super fun activity. Thanks for all your support! Katieemurry@hotmail.com

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    4th & 5th GRADE STUDENT SURVEY

    Student Survey


    • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

    • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey is anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

    • The surveys will be given between March 30 - June 4.

    • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

    • A copy of the survey is available at the school office and is posted at

    https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountabiity/research-reports

    • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify the Rock Creek office at 503-356-2452.

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    COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE


    If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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    5TH GRADE YEARBOOK INFORMATION

    Hello 5th Grade Families,
    It is time to start putting together the 5th grade yearbook. We want to give our 5th grade students a great yearbook and we are going to need your help collecting photos from the past six years!

    We are asking for families to submit photos to be used in the yearbook.


    Please email photos to rockcreekyearbook5@gmail.com by February 28th.

    - include your students name and teacher

    - include the grade, event, and names of students for the photos

    - you can send multiple emails, breaking it down by grade or event or a google drive link

    What pictures are we looking for?

    for each student:

    - a baby photo

    - 5th grade first day of school photo or 5th grade school @ home photo


    for school events (Kindy to 5th grade):

    Assemblies, Choir, Classroom Parties, Field Trips, Innovation Fair, Rocket Run, 5k Color Run, any other school event


    Participation in the yearbook is optional, but the more photos we get the better the yearbook will be.


    Thanks,

    Your 5th grade yearbook committee

    Jenny Sawyer, Kim DeJong, and Christy Constantine

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    ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB


    No Zoom Clubs - March 24 and 31

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    AFTER SCHOOL ZOOM SOCIAL CLUBS WEEKLY for 4th and 5th GRADERS!

    No Zoom Clubs March 24th & March 31st!


    Club choices are:

    1) Book Club

    2) Arts and Crafts Club

    3) Games & Chat Club


    When: Every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:15pm


    How does it work? All kids interested in joining a club will follow the After School Zoom Social Club link sent to you by your teacher. Put the number corresponding to which club you want to join (1, 2 or 3 from above) before your name and you will be placed in a breakout room for that club. It's that easy! Hope to see you there!


    All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!

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    ROCK CREEK LIBRARY NEWS!!

    If you don't know how to place a hold here is a short video.Placing a Hold in Destiny


    Curbside Library Book Check-

    Please wear a mask and bring a bookbag.


    Thursday, March 18th and April 1st 11:00 - 12:00


    We will send out a new Curbside and Bus Library Schedule when we have more information.


    Returning Library Books and Devices- Please ring the doorbell if returning a device.

    Rock Creek will have a book return bin waiting for your books outside the main office doors,

    Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days. Make sure the books you are returning have Rock Creek's bar code on them.

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    PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

    Online Spring Break Events for Kids

    Beaverton City Library’s Spring Break is all online for 2021! Join us to make your own sundial, learn “whose scat is that?” find a dark corner to enjoy “Scary Stories to Read in the Dark,” and so much more! For a full list of activities and to register visit:
    Parent Information Series: Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Upcoming workshops include Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home on March 4 and Supporting Dual Language Learners on March 16.


    Picture Books by Black Authors: Own voices picture books great for K-2nd grade.


    Fantastic Fiction by Black Authors: New own voices titles for ages 8+



    Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids: Encourage kids to breathe, slow down and be present.


    Experiment Books for Young Scientists: Science experiments that even young children can do with adult help.


    Distance Learning Resources: Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.


    Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!

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    ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

    Check out this link for fun enrichment Ideas. It is updated every Friday with new activities.
    Enrichment Ideas
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    SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

    March
    Spring’s Steps to Bicycle Safety
    With more people itching to get outside to walk and bike, it’s a good time to review the rules
    to ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to review the best routes to use and if biking, check the
    bike’s condition before you head out. This short video, “ABC Quick Check” can help!
    Here are a few steps to remember:
    • Always wear your helmet
    • Ride in the same direction as traffic, not against traffic.
    • Be visible. Wear a bright jacket or add reflective material or blinking lights to increase
    visibility.
    • Stay alert and ride predictably, in a straight line.
    • If riding on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk, ride at walking speed and be prepared to walk
    your bike when it gets busy or at the request of crossing guards. Be mindful of
    pedestrians and aware of traffic at all times.
    • Don’t assume that drivers see you – always watch for cars making turns or backing out
    of driveways. Learn bicycle safety skills in a class or ask Safe Routes to School to give a
    lesson at your school!

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    English version free student meals
    Spanish text free student meals
    Free Food Box Distribution
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    FAMILY RESOURCES

    Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:


    Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL
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    Rock Creek School


    4125 NW 185th Ave

    Portland OR 97229

    Main Office-503-356-2450

    Attendance-503-356-2451

    Fax- 503-356-2455

    Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

    SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
    Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

    The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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