Oak Hills Newsletter

February 19, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hills Families,

I hope you enjoyed playing in the snow with your children last weekend. Mrs. Seitz who lives in the Oak Hills neighborhood reported that there were many Oak Hills families enjoying sledding in the school vicinity. How fun!! I hope electricity was restored to your house quickly if you were one of the many households that lost power. I realize that many families and staff members had to get quite creative with ways to stay warm during this snow storm. Anyway, I am happy that things are back to normal and our students are back on CDL again.

The Hybird/ CDL survey results are in. Please know that we contacted all families that hadn't committed by Wednesday. This included phone calls by our Multi-lingual Department to families who need interpreters. Here are our school-wide Hybrid/CDL survey results as of 4pm on Thursday afternoon:

  • 43.15% have chosen CDL
  • 56.85% have chosen Hybrid (In-Person)

Now that we have our numbers, Erika and I will start working on class configurations. We will need to determine how many CDL and how many Hybrid classes we will have by grade level. For the AM or PM cohorts, we also have many things to consider such as making sure siblings and students receiving ESL, Resource, and Reading Intervention requiring live zoom lessons are in the same AM or PM cohort . Hopefully, we will be able to let you know teacher assignment and if your student is in the AM or PM cohort in a few weeks. Thank you for your patience through this process.

On a final note, if you know of a new family registering for Oak Hills for the 2021-22 school year, please invite them to our New Family Q & A on February 25 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Incoming Kindergarten families are welcome as well. Here is the Join Zoom Meeting information:


Meeting ID: 874 1333 2896

Passcode: 229827

Warm regards,

Sheila Baumgardner

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Dorian School Photos: Wednesday, March 3rd (9am- 6pm) Sign up for an Appointment HERE!

Oak Hills Elementary School Picture Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 3rd from 9am- 6pm in the gym.

Please use the Signup Genius to reserve a time online for your child. Each child photographed will need their own appointment. Please arrive 3 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Please wear a mask and maintain social distance (6ft) while waiting.

Photos will be taken while standing, with the exception of our youngest students. Photo orders may be completed online at dorianstudio.com (preferred method. Order envelopes (hard copies) will be distributed to families on Wednesday, February 24th, via Wednesday book/supply pick up or at the school office. Order forms will also be available to parents at the time of your child's appointment. Photos will be mailed to families directly from Dorian.

Dorian School Photo Appointment Sign-Up via Signup Genius:


Due to Covid and scheduling constraints, retakes are not being scheduled at this time. We are still working through the details of what classroom composites may look like for this school year.

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New Family Meeting ( February 25 at 6pm) and Kindergarten Orientation( May 20 at 6pm)

We will be hosting a Zoom meeting for families planning to enroll their students with Oak Hills for the 2020-2021 School year. During this presentation, we will share information about school culture, schedule, curriculum, social emotional learning, school supports and ways to register. This meeting is open to families planning to enroll in any grade level.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 874 1333 2896

Passcode: 229827

Incoming K families can join this meeting as well. On May 20, we will have our Kindergarten Orientation. The format of this meeting will depend on what the social distancing requirements will be. Families can register their student on-line starting February 1st.

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Tentative Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year


2/24 Item Pick Up Day, K-1-2-4

2/24 NO School-Staff Development Day; NO Book Bus

2/25 6pm Zoom-New Family Orientation


3/3 Oak Hills School Photos (9am-6pm; by appointment)

3/3 *NO Item Pickup or Book Bus

3/1 Oak Hills OBOB Book Clubs

  • 3rd & 4th Grade 11:00 - 11:30 A Boy Called Bat - Realistic Fiction

  • 5th Grade 11:30- noon A Boy Called Bat - Realistic Fiction

3/5 Assembly Day

3/10 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

3/17 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

3/17 PTO Meeting (7pm)

3/22-26 Spring Break- No School

3/31 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)


4/2 Assembly Day

4/5 First Day of Hybrid Instruction for K-2nd (Tentative)

4/7 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

4/12 First Day of Hybrid Instruction for 3rd-5th Grade (Tentative)

4/14 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

4/16 Grading Day- No School

4/21 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

4/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)

4/28 Staff Development Day- No School


5/5 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

5/7 Assembly Day

5/12 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

5/19 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

5/19 PTO Meeting (7pm)

5/20 K Orientation (6pm)

5/26 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

5/31 Memorial Day- No School


6/2 Student Contact Day

6/9 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)

6/9 PTO Mtg (7pm)

6/18 Last Day of School

6/18 Assembly Day

Library News

No Book Bus Feb. 24th and Mar 3rd

  • Library books may be returned and Library Requests may be picked up during
  • Curbside Pick Up the 24th, during School Photos on the 3rd or at the Office

Check out and enjoy these picture books by Black Authors:

  • How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen
  • The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Storytime with Ms. Larsen (Live)

~ Chapter Book Storytime~Fridays from 11:15-11:30!

We are enjoying the story:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

~ Storytime for All~Fridays from 11:30-12:00!

Library Webpage

Check out the new library webpage for:

  • Helpful Library Links for students and parents

  • How to Request Books

  • Book Bus Information

  • OBOB and Book Club Information

  • Scholastic Book Ordering

  • New Books

  • And more!

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Wet Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.

After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.


¡El clima lluvioso no significa que deba permanecer adentro!

¡Únase a los estudiantes y familias de K-12 para una caminata de invierno en su vecindario el 24 de febrero!

Los siguientes consejos pueden ayudarle a mantenerse seguro y cómodo al caminar y/o andar sobre ruedas durante el invierno:

  • Cuídese - Manténgase a 6 pies de distancia de las personas que no formen parte de su familia inmediata y use una mascarilla.
  • Sea visible - Use ropa brillante y reflectante, utilice una luz para bicicleta y manténgase alerta en los días oscuros de invierno.
  • Esté preparado – Vístase apropiadamente para el invierno. Vestirse con varias capas y con ropa apropiada para la lluvia nos mantienen secos y cómodos durante toda la temporada.

Después de su paseo, haga clic en el enlace y complete el formulario. Ingrese su nombre si desea ganar uno de los premios de la rifa. Los 25 premios de la rifa incluirán: paraguas reflectantes, luces de seguridad con clip, fundas para el asiento de la bicicleta y luces para bicicleta. Etiquete #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes para aparecer en las cuentas de redes sociales de BSD.


Leah Biado-Luis
Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Food Box Distribution Days: Wednesdays 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

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Technical Issues?

You may reach out to Mrs. Vallee directly via email at Anna_Vallee@beaverton.k12.or.us If she is unable to resolve the issue, support will be requested from the Beaverton School District HelpDesk.
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Family Toolkit

Visit the BSD Family Toolkit at: https://oakhills.beaverton.k12.or.us/ **Connect--Family Toolkit

Kindergarten-specific Information: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/early-learning/kindergarten

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