Terra Linda Tiger Tale
September 27, 2021
Dear Terra Linda Families,
I hope you were able to attend Curriculum Night presentations last week or view the recording over the weekend. As a reminder, please view the additional videos from our non-classroom teachers.
Early last week, we had just over 50% of our families who had downloaded the ParentSquare app. Please take a moment to download the app to improve your experience with ParentSquare. Watch the video below for more tips!
This Friday is Future Apollo Day. All students are invited to wear something purple to celebrate being future Sunset High School students!
Thank you for supporting our PTC and our school by gathering donations from friends, family, and neighbors. Students will be participating in the Tiger Trot and running/walking as many laps as they can during PE classes on October 14th and 15th. Though this is a different format than in previous years, we will find ways to cheer them on while they run! Thanks to the PTC and our local sponsors for providing Terra Linda T-Shirts for the event!
Finally, thank you for continuing to encourage your students to read every day after school. Increasing reading volume (more minutes every day) is one of the best ways to improve reading skills! If you need help finding high interest books to read at home, reach out to your child's teacher for ideas.
Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.
Week of October 4
Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 5
Wednesday, October 6
International Walk + Roll to School Day
Thursday, October 7
Principal Chat, 6:30pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
Friday, October 8
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Staff Development Day
Tiger Trot during PE on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15
International Walk + Roll to School Day
On October 6th, 2021 join people from around the world as we celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day. Walk, bike, scooter, skate, roll, bus or carpool to school and be entered to win fun prizes. The grand prize winner will earn a new scooter with helmet!
Walking and rolling to school is great for kids, our community and our planet. Here are the top five reasons:
- Fewer vehicles driving to school reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in our parking lots.
- More people walking and rolling builds school community and makes routes safer.
- Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and improves their physical and mental health.
- Kids have fun with friends and bond with families while walking and rolling together.
- Being outside builds independence and lifelong transportation skills.
For more information visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
Christy will hold Principal Chats on Zoom throughout the school year. These are optional opportunities for parents/guardians to hear what is happening at Terra Linda and to ask questions about anything at school. Mark your calendars!
October Principal Chat: Thursday, October 7 at 6:30pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
Friday, November 5 at 9:00am
Wednesday, December 1 at 6:30pm
Thursday, January 6 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00am
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30pm
Talented & Gifted Nomination Process
Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). 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 in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.
If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or on the BSD TAG Website. 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 the form’s completion.
If you nominated your student for TAG last year, we will be using those nominations this year as we were unable to complete testing last year. You do not need to fill out a new form.
In October, all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies and figure matrices. Terra Linda students will take the CogAT Screener on these dates:
- Monday, October 4th: Schrader, Wick, and Powers
- Tuesday, October 5th: Taefy-Cross, Craft, and Klemens
Currently the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in November. For more information about testing, contact Christy Batsell or Liz Sarles, our school's TAG Facilitators. When test results are returned, we will be sending you a copy with additional information about our TAG program.
School Pictures are on Thursday, October 7
Picture Day will be Thursday, October 7. Please check your child’s backpack for the school pictures order form coming home later this week. Please send the completed order form including payment (or mark that you ordered online) with your student, ready to turn in on picture day. You may order pictures online by going to dorianstudio.com, entering Terra Linda Elementary School and selecting Thursday, October 7.
Pictures are taken in the morning and are done by 11:15am. Please do your best to be on time!
COVID 19 Response for Students
Too Sick for School?
Parents/guardians should perform a daily health evaluation before sending students to school. If a student is exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, the student should stay home.
For more information, you can also visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.
Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.
- Fever: With fever greater than 100.4° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
- Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 48 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 48 hours after last episode.
- Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
- Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
- Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
- Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.
Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.
BSD COVID-19 Dashboard
In our effort to be fully transparent, the Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumptive COVID-19 cases (isolations) and quarantines for students. In addition, BSD is publishing data on reported positive or presumptive COVID-19 cases (isolations) for staff. This data is collected by our school nurses and health assistants with help from the Washington County Public Health Department. To protect the privacy of those involved, no names or grade level information will be released.
This information is as real-time as possible; it will be updated eight times a day. Please note, our nurses' and health assistants' primary responsibility is to identify positive or presumptive cases, track close contacts and communicate with affected families. Those processes takes time. For that reason, staff are given 48 hours to input data. That means day-of data on this dashboard may be incomplete. The most complete data will be two days old. Also know that data may be updated at a later date. With more than 40,000 students and 4,500 staff members in BSD, the data is fluid. However, we believe this dashboard is a much better representation of current COVID-19 conditions compared to the previous dashboard that reported Oregon Health Authority (OHA) data on a one- to two-week lag.
- Positive COVID-19 Case: Person with COVID-19 who has a confirmed positive result.
- Presumptive COVID-19 Case: Person with at least two of the following COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath, cough, fever, new loss of smell or taste; has not had a positive COVID-19 viral test; AND had close contact with a confirmed case in the past 14 days.
- Isolation: Time that a person with a positive or presumptive COVID-19 case must stay at home; 10 days from the onset of symptoms. Students and staff with primary symptoms of COVID-19 and no test result must also isolate.
- Quarantine: Time that a person who had close contact with a positive or presumptive COVID-19 case must stay at home; at least 10 days from the last exposure or longer if directed by the Washington County Public Health Department.
- Close Contact: Someone who was
- less than 6 feet distance for 15 minutes or longer in 24-hour period for adult-to-adult, adult-to-student and student-to-student in non-instructional areas (cafeteria, recess, bus) and student-to-student without correct and consistent mask use less than 3 feet distance for 15 minutes or longer in 24-hour period for student-to-student in instructional areas (classrooms, indoor/outdoor PE, indoor/outdoor music)
Remember, to see the most complete data, go back two days from the current day.
ParentSquare Tips for Families
Watch the video below for ParentSquare Tips for Families (this is an excerpt from Christy's welcome video prior to Curriculum Night).
- How to download the ParentSquare App at 0:10
- How to navigate the ParentSquare App at 2:06
- How to set up different notification types at 3:11
- How to use ParentSquare on a computer at 9:43
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 (Repeat)
Here are some resources for teachers that you could also look through in case you wanted to learn something new as a family: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/
Volunteers Needed (Repeat)
Breakfast & LunchWe are looking for volunteers to help with Breakfast and Lunch. Duties will include assisting in staff in the Kitchen while students select their meal items or working with staff in the cafeteria. Volunteer opportunities available all school days from 8:10-8:40 and 10:30-1:00.
Dorian Studios staff needs two volunteers to assist with school pictures on Thursday, October 7 from 8:45am to 12:00pm. Duties will include giving students their picture card and helping to keep students distanced for safety.
For All Volunteers
Volunteers must be approved through the BSD volunteer system. Beginning October 18, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption on file.
The above volunteer opportunities will be available for sign-up by tomorrow, 9/21. To sign up and to upload vaccination cards or exemption forms, go to this link: Better Impact Volunteer Page
Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.
Donor's Choose Project (Updated)
NEW: Enter "Surprise" at Checkout and your donation will be doubled by an anonymous donor!
Please read the details in this Handbook so you and your students are prepare for the first day of school.
Club K After School Zone (Repeat)
They do not yet have enough students interested in morning care. If you're interested, please fill out the ParentSquare form that we sent out today. We will take all names of interested families and share with Club K. If we can get morning care started, you would then need to register with Club K.
Morning Care (if it is offered) would be available from 6:45am to 8:15am on school days. Cost for morning care would depend on the number of days needed.
Beaverton Education Foundation (Repeat)
Links to View the BSD Website in your Home Language (Repeat)
Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.
Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.
상단에 "번역"이라고 표시된 버튼을 클릭하고 원하는 언어를 선택하십시오.
Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.
Guji badhanka ku qoran "tarjum" xagga sare oo dooro luqadda aad doorbidayso.
Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.
https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school انتقل إلى
انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" في الجزء العلوي وحدد لغتك المفضلة.
Questions? Contact Terra Linda
Options for contacting us at Terra Linda
- Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
- Go to ParentSquare and send a message to both Maria Anast AND Liz Sarles
- Fill out this form to send us an email.