October 16, 2020
Message From The Principal
Good afternoon Stoller families,
I hope all of you had an opportunity to view the videos sent from your child’s teachers for Back to School Night, and I hope that if you had questions you were able to join them for their Q&A session.
It is important that we create a partnership with you to help support your students. Please reach out to their teachers or counselors if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great weekend.
Week of October 26 - November 6 - Student Health Survey, see below for more information
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - GSA Club - see below for more information.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - AMC8 Testing - see updated information below
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - School Closed - Veteran's Day Holiday
Friday, Noveber 13, 2020 - Grading Day - No School for Students
November 25th - November 27th - School Closed - Thanksgiving Break
Student Health Survey
· Student health and safety
· Student mental and behavioral health
· School climate and culture
Completing the Student Health Survey poses minimal risk to your child, who may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable answering some of the questions. Survey procedures have been designed to protect your child's privacy and allow for anonymous participation. If your child is not comfortable answering a question, he or she can leave it blank. While we encourage all students to participate, the decision to participate is voluntary. You may opt to send a refusal for your child’s participation. Alternatively, your child will have the opportunity to refuse at the time of the survey. There will be no action against you or your child if your child does not participate.
If you do not wish your child to take this survey, return this form to the principal’s office before the survey date of October 26-November 6. You need only return this form if you do not wish your child to participate.
The survey is available on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health website for you to review before the survey.
If you have other specific questions about the survey, please feel free to call the main office, 503-356-2680.
Student Device Damage & Protection Plan Enrollment Deadline
The deadline to opt into the Device Damage & Protection Plan for families enrolled on September 14th was Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
If you opted into the program and have not paid the $20 fee please do so asap. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This email can also be accessed on Stoller's website.
If your student is going to be absent and not going to access curriculum anytime during that day, then you will need to report the absence with attendance for that to be an excused absence.
If your student is absent from a class and they access the curriculum, turn in an assignment, or engage in an activity on canvas anytime during the day, they Engaged Online (EOL) and this is not an absence, no need to call or email attendance. This is not considered an absence and the teacher will be able to make corrections in the students' attendance if they are marked absent. You may get an automated call from Stoller at 5pm, you may ignore it.
If your student was marked absent from a class that they did attend, please email the teacher to get it corrected. Do not call the attendance line, the teacher must confirm any changes to be made.
See the following link for an easy to follow flow chart for Attendance during CDL
Please check your student's Destiny account for any books that were checked out last spring. We still have a lot of books that need to be returned to school. We can also accept books that belong to other BSD schools. The return bins are located to the left of the front (Laidlaw) entrance of school, and are available every school day from 8:30-4. Thank you!
We are continuing to offer curbside as well as other services. Please explore the links below.
Placing holds (for physical books at Stoller)
Sora (for ebooks and audiobooks to download on chromebook or other devices)
School days 8:30-4; Bins to the left of front entrance. Books from any BSD Library can be returned to STMS.
Starting Tuesday, October 14th, the Book Bus will be making rounds to Stoller neighborhoods! Students can pick up their holds, or select books to check out at the stop. Please let your teacher know if you will need to leave class to meet the bus.
NW Columbia Ave. & NW 192nd Ave. About 1:43pm
NW 178th Ave.( just past St. Juan Diego) About 2:09pm
7284 NW 170th Ave. at Abby Creek Park About 2:35pm
NW Mitchell & 153rd Terrace, near South Parc Apts. About 3:05pm
NW Milford St. in front of Green Space About 3:33pm
Questions about the Library? Email email@example.com
Important Safety Reminders:
- Please follow all social distancing guidelines when coming on campus.
- Wear a face covering.
- Stay 6’ apart from staff and other students.
- If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, please stay home.
- Vulnerable people, such as those with underlying conditions, should stay home.
GSA Club is starting up again. GSA or Gender Sexuality Alliance Club will be starting next Wednesday October 21st and will continue through June.
GSA is a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We will play zoom games, have a safe space to talk.
The club will meet via Zoom from 2:30 - 3pm on asynchronous Wednesdays.
You will need a parent to complete the linked form to get permission to participate.
The AMC8 is a national contest and will be administered digitally this year on November 10th. Exact times will be announced in a future date. Families will be responsible for proctoring their student’s exam and providing reliable internet access. Registration fees are covered by the district. This assessment is designed for high-achieving and highly-competitive Mathematics students.
Any student who is interested should fill out this form. This form must be completed before October 21 to sign up for the official contest. Interested students will be asked to take a practice test. They will receive a confirmation email after submitting their form.
Please work with your student to establish realistic goals before they choose to take the official test. Students may instead choose to take the test unofficially and score their own work in a non-competitive setting. Practice materials for The AMC8 can be found here: https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions
Please contact Mr. Nelson directly should you have any questions and/or concerns.
Curbside Meal Service At Stoller
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.
You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.