Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

January 28, 2022

Message from the Principal

Greetings Findley Community,


I hope this message finds you healthy and enjoying this beautiful, crisp, sunshine while it lasts. We have been very busy here at school teaching and learning. This month, students had opportunities to learn about the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please take a few minutes to view our January Assembly (linked below) to hear from some of our Dragons on what they're learned about Dr. King's message.


Our 2021-2022 School Learning Plan has been finalized and is on our website for you to view. As a school community, we are committed to providing inclusive learning opportunities for all our Findley Dragons that centers their individual strengths and identities. Our School Learning Plan highlights our plans for doing so.


Finally, we have appreciated our families so much this month. Your cooperation and support with our COVID protocols has kept our quarantines to a minimum. It has helped keep us all here at school for in-person learning. That said, I have had a some questions about transitioning to temporary remote learning as a school. BSD monitors school attendance daily, and decisions are made on a school-by-school basis. Findley has not yet come close to the threshold of staff and student absences for us to consider transitioning to remote learning. This is in large part to our community's diligence in following safety protocols. We appreciate you!


Have a wonderful weekend~

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.

Immunization Exclusion Day. - February 16

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.

Exclusion Day for this school year is Wednesday, February 16, for children who are not up-to-date on their vaccines. Students can see their health care providers, go to a school-based health center or contact the Washington County Health Department to find other vaccination locations.

While recommended, BSD doesn’t require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Students won’t be excluded on February 16 if they haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination.
More information, including a full list of required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year, can be found on the School Nursing and Student Health webpage.

OHSU COVID TESTING

With the omicron variant surging, we are seeing more students testing positive for COVID. Those students who test positive should not participate in our program for 90 days after receiving their results, as they will continue to test positive during this time period. These repeat positive tests consume testing supplies and staff time, and distract us from helping students who are healthy or are just being diagnosed with COVID for the first time. Students with a positive result do not need to opt-out of the program, but they do need to pause their participation until the 90-day period has ended.

Reminder - busses in front of the building - The Driveway is closed

The parking lot by the front office is closed to cars during drop off 8:10am - 8:40 am and pickup 2:55 - 3:15 pm daily.


Please use the Thompson St. parking lot for drop off and pickup. This will enable the busses to get back onto the road quickly and on to their next destination.

January Hat Day Spirit Assembly

Help us celebrate our amazing counselor, Mrs. Gotfried!

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Parent Partnership Returns

Greetings Findley Families,

Thank you for your feedback to our survey on possible topics for our Parent Partnership Series. After careful consideration on how best to share information, respecting families' schedules, and our continuing navigation of Covid protocols we've decided to launch PP 3.0!


Our SEL Team will be creating brief videos that we'll share in the monthly newsletter on the topics that you requested. We will, as always, include our contact information and any links to additional resources about the topic. We hope this format will provide you with useful information and an opportunity to reach out if you need more resources or have questions.

We really look forward to a time when we can all meet in person to connect as a community but until then, we hope these videos will be useful and timely. If you think of any other subjects you'd like us to cover please send an email - we want to be sure we're presenting relevant topics.

This week Mrs. Hargrave will cover Social Emotional Learning and the Zones of Regulation. If. you would like to meet with Mrs. Hargrave or you'd like more information about this topic please email her. susan_hargrave@beaverton.k12.or.us

Social Emotional Learning and the Zones of Regulation

SEL & Zones of Regulation Resources

TAG Updates

Most TAG testing results have been uploaded to Parentvue and you may check your child's account for updated scores. We will be processing the scores and sending home information by the end of next week. Thank you for your patience.


Shannon Bauck and Kari Ray

TAG Coordinators

Findley Elementary School

Volunteering

Before coming to school to volunteer, please make sure you have completed your background check with the District.


You must be cleared and have a valid COVID Vaccine card on file in order to be in the classroom with students.


Here is the link in order to complete the background check.


https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=c7a5ffe3-c03d-4d0b-9f26-d51863f60edb&ApplicationFormNumber=2


At this time, only Lunch Support volunteers are permitted in school buildings.

Community Resources


Community Resources


Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. -October Newsletter


Talking to Children about Scary Events


Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic


FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic


COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.


Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.


Next Meeting: Monday, February 7 on Zoom

Zoom link to come!

Signal to Noise

Save the Date for this year’s Signal to Noise Film Festival!


Entries are due April 4, 2022. For more information check out the Signal to Noise webpage and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Upcoming Events

February

4th - No School Grading Day

7th-PTO Meeting 7 PM Zoom Link to come!

11th - 1st Semester Grades Available in ParentVue

16th - Vaccination exclusion day

21st - No School - Presidents Day

22nd - No School Staff Development

23rd - OHSU Test Kits returned


March

21-25 Spring Break


April

14th - No School Staff Development Day

15th - No School Grading Day

22nd - Earth Day

27th - Conferences 4-8 pm

28th - 29th No School - Conferences


May

5th - 11th Book Fair

18th Rock & Roll Day

30th No School - Memorial Day


June

20th - No School JuneTeenth

21st - Last Day School

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