March 8, 2021
WE Celebrate School Social Work Week
Secondary Hybrid/CDL Survey
We’re planning to offer all middle, high and option students the opportunity to come back to school for In-Person Hybrid Instruction. Our tentative start date is April 19, the first day of the fourth quarter. Hybrid students will be attending in-person for two days and learning online for three days. All students and parents need to make a choice — will your student stay in CDL for the remainder of the school year or will your student begin hybrid? Remember, your student won’t be allowed to switch once Hybrid begins.
The model for Grades 6-8 at our K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills and Springville) is different. Our K-8 middle schoolers will follow the elementary school schedule NOT the schedule for our comprehensive middle schools. Students who choose In-Person Hybrid Instruction at these schools will either be assigned to a morning or afternoon session. When Hybrid students are not at school, they’ll be learning online from home.
To make your choice, go to our Return to In-Person Instruction webpage and follow the instructions.
All decisions must be made by March 15. If you don’t indicate a choice, your student automatically will remain in CDL.
For more information, read our online FAQ or watch this video.
Community Q&A Sessions
The District will hold two Q&A sessions to answer questions about the Hybrid model:
- For Middle School: Wednesday, March 10 from 7 - 8 p.m.
- For High/Option School: Thursday, March 11 from 7 - 8 p.m.
The Q&A sessions will not be live but recorded and posted on our website and on social media with enough time for families to watch before the March 15 deadline.
Five parent/guardian participants will be selected randomly from an online submission process. Four other participants will be invited to represent historically underrepresented groups. One student also will be invited to each session. We’re keeping the group small to allow for more in-depth conversation.
If you’re interested in participating, please complete the Return to In-Person Instruction Community Q&A Form by March 8.
Elementary Hybrid/CDL Survey
While there was some variation by school, the elementary survey results were roughly split down the middle: 50% of students opting for CDL and 50% of students opting for Hybrid. Here’s what that allows us to do: All students who opted for Hybrid will come to school for a morning session. Students will attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
All students who opted for CDL will be learning online at home asynchronously in the morning. In the afternoon session, those students will receive live instruction online from their teachers. Students will have live online instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
Under this model, the vast majority of elementary students will be able to remain with their current teacher, thus preserving that student-teacher relationship through the end of the year.
Due to progress made in the fight against COVID-19, Washington County has been moved to the moderate-risk category for at least the next two weeks. Given this designation, the Oregon Health Authority allows for the following maximum number of spectators at athletic contests:
- Stadium field + bleachers maximum - 150 people
- Designated field area maximum - 150 people
- Enclosed gym maximum - 50% capacity (125 square feet of space per person) or 100 people, whichever is fewer
The maximum numbers must include athletes, coaches, trainers and any required administrative supervisors, in addition to spectators. Given these requirements, the number of spectators in attendance at BSD high schools will vary by site and sport. For example, a varsity soccer game at Sunset High School would involve 65-70 participants (players, coaches, trainers and administrative supervisors), leaving 80-85 tickets to be distributed to varsity players’ families. A varsity football game at Sunset would involve more players; hence fewer tickets (potentially zero) would be available for spectators.
Note: If Washington County were to return to a high-risk level at any time in the future and OHA guidelines didn’t change the restrictions, BSD wouldn’t be able to allow spectators at any events.
Because site and team sizes vary across the District, ticketing processes will vary by school. Your school’s athletic director or your athlete’s coach will communicate specifics. However, these general guidelines will apply:
- Only home team families will have access to tickets. The number that each school allocates will vary based upon team size and support needed to run the event. Families will need to follow these processes in order to gain admission.
- Families of senior athletes will be given first priority.
- No students from the host school will be admitted unless they’re siblings of those athletes competing.
- Visiting spectators will not be admitted to contests.
- Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times.
- Family groups must maintain 6 feet of distance at the venue.
- No concessions will be sold.
- Arrival will take place no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the contest. Immediately following each contest, all fans must leave the site promptly, preferably within 5 minutes.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to having our student-athletes back on the field and in the gym. And we look forward to seeing all of you cheering their efforts from the sidelines!
Next Year’s Plan
For the 2021-22 school year, the District will NOT be offering Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) in the same format as we have done this year. All families who wish to remain fully online should enroll their students in the district’s FLEX Online School.
If current state-mandated health and safety protocols remain unchanged, all BSD schools will begin the school year in a Hybrid model. After evaluating the success of this school year’s various Hybrid models, the administration will make a determination as to which Hybrid model(s) will be implemented for the coming school year. If current state-mandated health and safety protocols are changed, BSD schools may be able to open in a “normal” model. We’ll be paying close attention to rules around cohorting and required social distancing.
Community-Wide Conversations Around Race
Beaverton School District and Southridge High School are hosting the second annual Community-wide Conversation Around Race on Wednesday, March 10 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. This virtual event will begin with a welcome from BSD students, followed by two sessions of breakout presentations hosted by community partners, BSD staff, Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty, City of Beaverton staff, volunteers and BSD students. We’ll be offering more than 35 sessions, covering different aspects of race, equity and social justice. The keynote address will be a roundtable conversation between high school students from across the district.
The goal of this event is to bring community partners, parents, staff and students together to participate in thoughtful conversations that build individual racial literacy and elevate students’ experiences.
You can find information and register for the Community-wide Conversation Around Race at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/ccar.
Call for Beaverton School Board Candidates - Deadline to file March 15
On May 18, 2021, voters will elect four Beaverton School Board members to 4-year terms. Candidates must complete an application and file with the Washington County Elections Office by March 18 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline to file a candidate statement for the Voters Pamphlet is March 22 at 5:00 p.m. (Postmarks are not accepted.)
- Zone 1 - Currently held by Susan Greenberg
- Zone 2 - Currently held by Anne Bryan
- Zone 4 - Currently held by Donna Tyner
- Zone 5 - Currently held by LeeAnn Larsen
We currently have no candidates for the Zone 4 position.
Special District Election filing forms and instructions can be found on the Washington County website. Candidates also may pick up the forms at the Washington County Elections Office, Suite 170, 2925 NE Aloclek Drive in Hillsboro. For election-related questions, please call 503-846-5800.
Classified Employee Appreciation: Kryssalyn Bayne
SRTS 2021 Walk + Roll Art Contest Winner Announced
Congratulations Claire Chou from Findley Elementary School, who was named the Beaverton Safe Routes to School (SRTS) 2021 Walk + Roll Art Contest Winner! Claire received a new bicycle and helmet.
Thank you to all 276 BSD student artists for participating. Beaverton SRTS also would like to thank the nine community judges from the Beaverton Bicycle Advisory Committee who assisted with awarding the grand prize.
THPRD Summer Registration Opens May 1
Monday, March 8
Please join us for a virtual Budget 101 Meeting to discuss up-to-date budget information, significant impacts to the budget and the Budget Committee process. Visit the District Annual Budget webpage for meeting information.
School Board Meeting
Monday, March 15, 2021
Schools Closed - Spring Break
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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