January 8, 2021
Message From The Principal
Good Afternoon Stoller Families,
Happy New, I hope you were able to enjoy the Winter Break. This morning you received a message regarding in person instruction. Please stay tuned for more details as plans are being formulated.
Shortly I will be sending in a separate email, a message from all middle school administrators regarding the events that took place on January 6th at the US Capitol.
We were happy to welcome students back this week, please continue to stay safe and healthy.
Monday, January 11, 2021 - Principal Chat, 6pm (more info below)
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Science, Engineering & Math Fair Zoom meeting - 10am to 11am (more info below)
Monday, January 18, 2021 - MLK Holiday - School Closed
Friday, January 22, 2021 - TAG Parent Information/Identification Form Deadline (more info below)
Friday, February 5, 2021 - Grading Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Monday, February 15, 2021 - President's Day Holiday - School Closed
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - Immunization Exclusion Day
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - Staff Work Development - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Principal Chat Meeting Dates
This informal monthly meeting will alternate mornings, 9am and evenings, 6pm to accommodate parents' schedules through Monday, May 24, 2020. Below are the scheduled chats and they will also be posted in the "Important Dates" section of the newsletter each week. Veronica will prioritize these sessions; however, they are subject to change.
January 11, 6pm
February 22, 9am
March 15, 9am
April 12, 6pm
May 24, 9am
Please use the following Zoom link, meeting id and password each Monday (morning or evening) to join the chat.
Topic: Stoller Principal Chat|
Meeting ID: 875 3885 6308
AMC8 Scores are now available for students who took the AMC8 through Stoller.
Students may see their score by contacting Mr. Nelson.
Students who took the AMC8 outside of Stoller and earned honors should contact Mr. Nelson before Wednesday, January 13, 2021 to be recognized in next week's Stoller Weekly.
Stoller Science, Engineering & Math Fair
Stoller's Science, Engineering and Math Fair is quickly approaching. All projects must be entered into the fair by February 2nd to be judged. If you plan on entering a project in the fair, there will be a zoom meeting to help you navigate how to enter this Virtual Fair.
Please attend the meeting next Wednesday, January 13th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
The ZOOM link for the meeting is https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/83267717608?pwd=dmZlTEswb2lMOFB1N1pXamh3ckJPUT09.
Reminders and the ZOOM link will be sent out to those who already signed up for the fair.
Hope to see you there. If you have any questions please e-mail Ms. Svenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Signal To Noise Film Festival Final Entries
The deadlines are published!
Signal to Noise Film Festival Final entries for Stoller students are due to Mr. Bush via the SMS Students Course on March 29th, 2021. That's the day we come back from Spring Break.
Watch the SMS Students course for more information and the way to submit your permission slip and project.
Update on Tag Testing
Due to CDL, TAG testing for the district has been delayed. We do not know when TAG testing will take place. Some testing might potentially occur in the Spring. We will pass on information once we know more.
Every year all students are considered for identification as Talented and Gifted in the Beaverton School District. Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). An informative presentation can be found HERE.
If you think your child might qualify by exhibiting qualities that typically are used to describe giftedness, you may wish to complete a Parent Information/Identification Form. Completing this form gives our school TAG committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of form completion. Completing this form does not guarantee that you child will be tested.
The Parent Information/Identification Form must be completed and returned to the appropriate TAG facilitator. Please submit these by Friday, January 22nd, 2021.
6th Grade- Trish Kelley (email@example.com)
7th/8th Grade- Aleah Steinzeig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Immunization Exclusion Day - February 17th
Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to remain enrolled.
Children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations by February 17, 2021 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are updated. During Comprehensive Distance Learning, that means students will be put on a list and will not be allowed on campus for any reason until they’re up-to-date (i.e. no limited-in-person activities, no hybrid learning, no in-person learning, no athletics, no school events).
Keeping children up-to-date on immunizations will help schools transition safely and quickly to in-person learning when they’re able.
If you received an Immunization Parent Notification in the mail, you need to complete one of the following actions prior to February 17th.
- If your child has received the vaccines, submit the documentation with the dates to email@example.com.
- If you want a non-medical exemption for your child, you will need to complete two actions
1) Complete the required education regarding immunizations. The module can be found at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption.
2) Complete the Non-medical Exemption box on page two of the Certificate of Immunization Status Form. Submit both the completed non-medical exemption education certificate and the updated Oregon CIS Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If your child needs a medical exemption, you must provide documentation to email@example.com. The information needed from the doctor is stated on page 2 of the Certificate of Immunization Status Form .
Students and families in the Beaverton School District may access immunizations at both the Beaverton School-Based Health Center and the Merlo School-Based Health Center in addition to their own health care providers.
Beaverton School District Clothes Closet
While other programs are scaling back, the Clothes Closet is open, and appointments are available now!
Use this link to schedule an online appointment, also found in the "Families" tab on the District's website. Or, families can call 503-356-4322. (Online preferable.)
To see open appointment slots, select either Large Family (4 or more students) or Small Family (1 - 3 students). Open appointments for the date selected will be on the right side of the screen. They need to click on a time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment.
Library Service & Book Bus Updates
The Stoller Book Bus is moving to Wednesday afternoons! Stop by to check out a book from the selection on the bus (or pick up a hold you already placed). Students can select books from the bus or pick up their holds.
NW Columbia Ave. & NW 192nd Ave. @ 1:43pm
NW 178th Ave.( just past St. Juan Diego) @ 2:09pm
7284 NW 170th Ave. at Abby Creek Park @ 2:35pm
NW Mitchell & 153rd Terrace, near South Parc Apts. @ 3:05pm
NW Milford St. in front of Green Space @ 3:33pm
Placing holds (for physical books at Stoller). Please help your student select a pick-up time that works for your family.
Sora (for ebooks and audiobooks to download on chromebook or other devices)
Reader’s Advisory-Get ideas for what to read next!
Book Return bins are available school days 8:30-4 and are located in front of the main entrance. Books from any BSD Library can be returned to STMS. Please return any books you may have from last spring (you can return BSD school books to any BSD school).
Questions about the Library? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Club Information
Many online clubs have been formed for students during CDL.
Please use this link to review the descriptions of the available clubs listed below, dates and times, and to complete a universal parent permission form for participation.
Stoller has been awarded a grant for the 2020-21 Safe and Sound for Student Success Grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF). This grant will help us provide quality after school programming that will include Fit and Focused Club, Earth Advocates Club and Stoller Student Affinity Space. Thank you BEF!
The following clubs are still accepting students:
Project Lit Book Club
Science Fair Support Club
Speech & Debate Club - space for 25-30 new members
Stoller Student Affinity Space for BIPOC Students
Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Payment Options
If you opted into the program there are 2 options to pay the $20 fee.
Students need to pay the assigned fee prior to any damage or loss claims to be eligible for the Protection Program coverage and no later than 30 days after they begin school.
This fee is waived for families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the “Permission to Share” form.
Attendance during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
To report all day absences or absences during the day due to appointments, contact Attendance for excused absences.
The Attendance line: (503)356-2681 or email: email@example.com
This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.
See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL
Welcome Stoller Volunteers!
Volunteering in the 2020-21 school year will be unlike previous years. Although we are unsure what remote volunteer needs will be, we invite you to create a volunteer profile or update your existing profile. This will ensure you are able to help Stoller staff and students through volunteer work as opportunities arise. A volunteer profile is required for all volunteering within BSD schools. Please follow the steps below to update or create your volunteer profile. Additional information is available at www.stollerpto.com/volunteer.
Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to add Stoller Middle School to the organizations listed in your mVP account. Provide your full first and last name as it appears in your profile. If you will no longer be volunteering at an elementary school, you may also request to remove that school from your profile.
New BSD Volunteers
If you are a new volunteer to the Beaverton School District, you must create a volunteer account. This process includes a background check.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Application
- Community Volunteer: Complete the Community Volunteer Application (This applies to Grandparents, Nannies, Neighbors, etc)
- Youth Volunteers: Complete the Youth Volunteer Application
Within the application, please include all of the BSD schools where you are a volunteer. You will have one profile for all your BSD volunteering.
- This step also initiates a background check. It will come up for renewal every 2 years.
- Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from Stoller PTO stating your background check approval status, and your volunteer profile at myimpactpage.com will be active.
IMPORTANT: Remember your log in and password! This is important for both home and school access to your profile. Make it easy to remember and/or keep it accessible. For more information, visit Beaverton School District Volunteer Page.
Thank you for giving your time and talents to Stoller this school year!
The Student Help Desk is now open. If you have any issues with your device or logging in, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk.
Instructions on how to use your own device to log in to Canvas and Zoom with your BSD account.