September 8, 2020
Daily Student Schedules
Take a look at what your school day will be like in Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Kindergarten Start Times
BSD is delighted to welcome kindergarteners to the 2020-21 school year! Kindergarten students' start times will proceed as follows:
On September 14 and 15, kindergarten students and families will participate in orientation activities scheduled by each school.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Staff Development, no classes for students
Kindergarten instruction will begin for students whose last names begin with A-L on Thursday, September 17.
Kindergarten instruction will begin for students whose last names begin with M-Z on Friday, September 18.
Monday, September 21, all kindergarten students will begin full Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) with their teachers.
Grab & Go Meal Service
The start of school is right around the corner, and our Nutrition Services department has been hard at work developing a plan for providing meals during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We have just received waivers from the USDA which allow any child (age 1-18) to pick up free meals through December 31, 2020.
Here’s a look at how meals will be distributed this fall:
Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.
School sites and bus stop locations are being finalized and will be communicated soon.
Stay in the Know
We use the SchoolMessenger notification system to send automated phone calls, emails and texts to parents, guardians, students and staff. These messages include return-to-school information, important messages and reminders, attendance notifications and inclement weather messages. Visit the BSD SchoolMessenger webpage for more information.
You can update your notification preferences via SchoolMessenger InfoCenter or by downloading the app. Check out this quick video on how to manage your account.
Zoom Privacy Guidelines
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and ensure privacy of students and teachers during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), all parents/guardians/students are asked to follow these guidelines:
Please don’t video record, audio record, photograph, livestream or transmit in any other way any part of a Zoom virtual classroom session. This restriction includes social media posting.
Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Zoom virtual classroom sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Student Internet Activity Report for Parents
We will be releasing a new report for parents to understand and support their student’s use of technology during the 2020-21 school year. Every Sunday evening, parents will receive a weekly summary of their students' internet activity including hours most active, terms used for web searches and categories of websites visited.
More information is available on the BSD website.
Beaverton & Merlo Station School-Based Health Centers
The Beaverton School-Based Health Center (SBHC) and Merlo Station School-Based Health Center (MSSBHC) are open for the 2020-21 school year. The centers specialize in primary care and child and adolescent counseling, as well as preventative dentistry. They serve all students of all ages in the Beaverton School District.
The School-Based Health Centers are an excellent resource for well child checks, sport physicals, immunizations and flu shots. General counseling is available for individuals and families. At the SBHC, the dentistry clinic provides sealants, cleanings and referrals.
Most private insurance plans are accepted, as well as Oregon Health Plan (OHP). No insurance? No problem. You may be eligible for a sliding fee - discount based on income.
The SBHC is located on the Beaverton High School campus in a white, one-story building, just west of the main school building. You can access the parking lot from SW 2nd Street and SW Erickson Avenue. The health center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12 to 12:30 p.m. for lunch).
The MSSBHC is open on Wednesdays for in person visits and can accommodate virtual visits and in person visits at a nearby clinic every day of the week. The clinic is located on the Merlo Station High School campus.
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