FLEX Family Newsletter

January 29th, 2021

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In this newsletter, you'll find:

End of Semester Reminder

Senior Graduation

Middle and High School Study Guide Pick up

Logo Announcement

ACT Update

Winter Food, DACA, and Dental Resources

TAG/Summa Testing

Help/Support Drop-in Zoom Session

Meet Our Staff

In Case You Missed It items

End of Semester Reminder!

  • Pay attention to next week's A/B schedule (see image)
  • Finish up any work you have before the end of this semester.
  • Friday, February 5th: Semester 1 ends. No school (grading day)
  • Monday, February 8th: Semester 2 starts!

Senior Graduation

Senior year is a time to celebrate!

Order your cap and gown from Jostens by Sunday, January 31.

There are 3 ways to place your order:

  1. Order Online - This is the easiest way to place your order. Enter your school name and click on the Graduation tile.
  2. Order on the Phone - 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367). This is the best option if you prefer to make a deposit or to order without a payment. We also have Spanish speakers available.
  3. Mail your order to us - Print out your order form on the Jostens website.

Middle and High School Study Guide Pick Up

Monday, February 1st 1:00-4:00pm

Timberland Middle School - 650 NW 118th Ave. Portland, OR 97229

Pick up times will be alpha by last name:

  • 1:00-1:30 A-D
  • 1:30-2:00 E-H
  • 2:00-2:30 I-L
  • 2:30-3:00 M-P
  • 3:00-3:30 Q-T
  • 3:30-4:00 U-Z

Art Students:

All students in middle and high school who are taking an art class second semester need to pick up an art supply bag. You also need to have a new Chromebook with a stylus. If you currently have an old Chromebook, please bring it on Monday and we will exchange it for a new one.

Photography students:

Mr. Dawson will be providing us a list of students who need to check out a camera on Monday.

We have the following workbooks available for pickup:

Middle School:

  • English/Social Studies: 6, 7 and 8
  • Math: 6, 7-8, 8 and AlGeoStats1
  • Intro to Spanish and Spanish 1A

High School:

  • English: 9, 11, 12
  • Math: AlGeoStats1, 2 and 3, Precalculus
  • Science: STEM Chem, STEM Physics
  • Spanish 1,2, 3
  • Government

When you arrive at Timberland please follow the signs to the pickup location.

On a large sheet of paper please write and display your student's name, classes they need workbooks for, and if they require art supplies and or a camera.

Please remain in your car and have a mask on if you are rolling down your window.

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Logo Announcement

We are excited to announce our new school mascot and logo...the FLEX Fox! We counted the most popular student submissions, gave them to staff for voting and, after eliminating ones already taken by other schools, a final panel chose from the top three. Like our FLEX students and community, foxes are adaptable and intelligent. They live in tight-knit and caring families. They also thrive in many different environments.

Special thanks to Mia, a current college Art major and former Beaverton HS graduate who drew the fox for us, and Vince, our communications specialist, for working through the many versions and changes along the way.

2021 ACT Test Day Update

To ensure the safety of students and staff, the ACT Test Day for 10th and 11th graders on March 30th has been canceled. All students in grades 9-12 will follow their usual class schedule.

Funding for this year’s 11th grade students to take the ACT test in school the first week of

October will be sought through the 2021-22 budget process. Families will be notified before the

end of the school year if the funding is approved.

Winter Food Resources

winter food resources

TAG/Summa Testing

Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.

TAG/Summa Testing

  • TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring

  • Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer

  • Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer

  • Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall

  • Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall

  • In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification

Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria

  • No change in admission criteria, only tests used

  • Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

  • Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

    • Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests

    • ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)


  • Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available

  • Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates

  • Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021

Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, heidi_hanson@beaverton.k12.or.us or 503-356-4548.
Noche de informacion de daca
DACA Information Night

Free Dental Care for Children

(ages 3 to 17 years)

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the Oregon Smile Survey of 2012, released by the Oregon Department of Human Services, approximately 1 in 5 children had untreated dental decay. Pacific University, with the support of Washington County Dental Society, is hosting a Give Kids a Smile event on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. The goal is to provide much needed preventive, palliative, and restorative dental care for 40-50 needy children.

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: Pacific University Dental Hygiene Clinic

2nd floor Creighton Hall

222 SE 8th Ave.

Hillsboro OR. 97123

The Health Professions Campus is located directly on the MAX light rail line at the Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave. stop.

To make an appointment please contact: Pacific University Dental Hygiene Clinic


A parent or guardian must remain on site while their child receives dental services. No insurance or proof of identification required for this event

Tratamiento Dental Gratis Para Niños y Adolecentes

(3 a 18 años)

Febrero es el mes nacional de la salud dental infantil. Según una encuesta de Oregon Smile del 2012 que fue liberado por el Oregon Department of Human Services. Aproximadamente 1 en cada 5 niños tienen caries dentales sin ser tratadas. Pacific University, con el apoyo de la asociación Dental del condado de Washington está ofreciendo un evento “Give Kids a Smile” es sábado 13 de febrero del 2021. La meta es proveer servicios necesarios preventivos, paliativos y restaurativos de cuidado dental a 50-60 niños necesitas.

Cuando: sábado 13 de febrero del 2021

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Donde: Pacific University Dental Hygiene Clinic

2nd floor Creighton Hall

222 SE 8th Ave.

Hillsboro OR. 97123

El campus de Profesiones de la salud está localizado directamente en la linea del tren ligero MAX, en la parada Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave.

Para hacer una cita por favor comuníquese con: Pacific University Dental Hygiene Clinic


Un padre o guardián legal debe estar presente mientras el menor recibe servicios dentales.

No se necesita aseguranza ni identificación para este evento

Optional FLEX Zoom Help or Support Session for New (and Not-So-New!) Families

Do you have questions about being a student at FLEX? You may have questions about attendance, Canvas, the curriculum, teachers, or something else.

Please drop-in to one of the live Q&A sessions listed below during the first 2 days of second semester:

Monday, February 8th and Tuesday February 9th


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 869 7848 3855

Passcode: 365500

If you have questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us or call 503-356-3720

FEO Update

In order to apply for nonprofit status, we just have one more position that needs to be filled - treasurer.

If you are organized, good with finances, and looking for a way to become more involved, then we’d love to have you join our team! No prior experience necessary. Anyone who is supporting a student in FLEX Online School is eligible to hold this position. This is a term limit position and you are only committed through the end of this school year. You will be well supported in this role and working closely with the president.

Our next Zoom meeting date is Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00pm (see below for link). As parents, partners, grandparents and learning coaches of FLEX Online students, you are automatically members of our organization. All are welcome to attend our meetings and we would love to have the treasurer position filled by this next meeting.

If you have interest in the treasurer position or have any questions please contact us at Flexfeo@gmail.com

Meeting Details:

Time: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 264 807 4223

Passcode: FLEX-FEO

Student Section

Read this essay by 9th grader Batul about her Misaq, which is a rite of passage from childhood to adult in the Muslim tradition, similar to a bar/bat mitzvah or a quinceañera.

Meet Our Staff!

Art Teachers
3rd Grade teachers
National suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-8255
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Washington County Restrictions and the FLEX Office

With the current restrictions in place for Washington County, the FLEX Online School office will have limited in-person service.

Appointments for picking up/dropping off items can be scheduled on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays by calling the main office (503-356-3720) or emailing us at flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us

The office staff has access to the school phone system and will continue to answer phones on school days, 7:30am-4pm. If we somehow miss your call, please leave a voicemail message and we will return your call promptly. Families can also reach out to their child's teacher in Canvas.

Thanks for reading!

Paul Ottum

Principal FLEX Online School