March 16 - April 1, 2020
SCHOOL CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 1
Message from our Superintendent:
Dear Beaverton School District Families & Staff,
Our city, our state, and much of the world are now dealing with an unprecedented public health crisis, unlike anything we as educators have ever seen before.
Since the COVID-19 coronavirus first emerged in Oregon, we have followed the guidance of our public health agency partners in making preventative changes in our schools and programs. As this situation continues to evolve, public health experts now believe the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington County will grow. While we do not have any presumptive cases in the Beaverton School District, we believe it is time for us to act more urgently to protect our students, employees, and community,
After careful collaboration with internal and external partners, and following tonight’s announcement from Gov. Brown, Beaverton School District will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1. All schools and locations will be open tomorrow, Friday, March 13.
During the closure, all school-based sports and extracurricular activities will also be cancelled.
Staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30. The state will assess and either confirm or adjust return dates by Wednesday, March 25.
Starting Monday, March 16, and until we reopen schools on April 1, schools will be closed to students. We are determining next steps for staff and will communicate those on Friday.
Schools are essential to communities, especially ones with as many unique needs as ours. We know that extending spring break will cause difficulties for many families who rely on their schools for meals, mental health supports and a safe place to be during the day. Because of this, we do not take this decision lightly. Extending spring break is a preventative measure to help slow the rate of spread of coronavirus and, as public health agencies explain, flatten the curve of the virus’s impact on our citizens and health care systems.
We are working on identifying ways to provide meals to students during the break and will have more information about that on Friday.
Given the seriousness of the current situation, we firmly believe that this decision is the best one we can make given all available information and keeping the best interests of our students, staff, and community at the center.
Again, we appreciate our fellow school district leaders and colleagues from around the state for their collaboration and thought-partnership during this critical situation.
We will continue to monitor this very dynamic public health situation and will plan to provide an update during the course of this extended break. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Superintendent, Beaverton School District
Communication Will Come From District
Please monitor your email and/or the BSD webpage for updated information.
Here is a link to the direct site: BSD COVID-19 Update
Remote Learning and Technology Over Break
New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:
The BSD Teaching & Learning Department compiled strategies and educational activities that families can use to keep students engaged in learning in the event of a school closure. This page, and resources, will be updated, but includes resources for every grade level and every content area. Click here for the link.
Here is the direct link to High School activities.
Canvas Links: Library Resources, How to use your WCCLS library card, Free Tutoring 1p-10p
Have an issue with your Chromebook? Try these fixes:
Chromebook Fixes at Home
During the school closure if you are having chromebook issues, please try the following:
Device will not turn on:
Hold the refresh and power buttons at the same time for 2 seconds. Device will then restart.
Certain student apps will not work:
Clear browser history and restart device.
Password will not reset/Criteria for passwords is:
At least eight characters
At least one uppercase and one lowercase letter
At least one numbers, no consecutive numbers (1-2-3)
Can not be any form of password previously used
Can not be easily guessed, i.e. princes, pizza, etc.
A great time to use your WCCLS Access Library Card
Just a reminder: All students in the BSD should have aWCCLS Access Library Card. Their login is: Library Card number = BSD + School ID Password = Last 4 digits of school ID . Logging in will allow them access to the following resources:
Brainfuse (Homework Help, SAT/AP/ACT/PREACT Practice Tests, Tutorials, Resume Writers, Mock Interviews and more)
Sora (eBooks, Audiobooks) You can automatically access the BSD collection, and adding Washington County Libraries will open up exponentially more books
Learning Express (SAT/AP/ACT/PREACT Practice Tests and more)
Cultural Pass (though some places--Wings and Waves--may be closed, the passes to the parks may be helpful)
Library of Things: remember the library can check out not only board games, computer games, DVDs, and many other items.
Managing Stress and Anxiety during these times
Pictures from the Week
Access Tutorial Next Year
Access Tutorial (Per 8) - Access Tutorial (A.T.) is designed to provide academic support
for students by allowing them the opportunity to access a variety of academic assistance and
all of their teachers during 8th period. Students are assigned to a teacher who takes
attendance. The first portion of 8th period is considered homeroom where students complete
their Career Education requirements, participate in school-wide advisory lessons, or prepare
for how they will use their Access time. Then students may check out of their homeroom
classroom to see one or two of their teachers, go to the library, go to peer tutoring, make up
tests and activities, etc. Access tutorial is a school wide study hall with academic support.
We expect students to take advantage of this opportunity.
Every other day our students will learn to prioritize their study time and support
needs. Access Tutorial provides an opportunity for our students to embrace ownership
of their learning and gain valuable self-advocacy skills. Student ownership of learning
and self-advocacy are skills that have proven to directly translate to success after
Access Tutorial is required for all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and encouraged
for 12th grade students who desire extra support. For students in grade 12 whose
academic record indicates they do not need the Access Tutorial supports offered period
8, have met Essential Skills, and are on track to graduate may opt for Early Release
during period 8. Any student who fails a class in the prior semester will have Access
Tutorial period 8.
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Smarter Balanced Test Update
With the school closure we will rescheduling our SBAC testing at a later date.
Last spring, students in grades 3 – 8 and 11 in the Beaverton School District and throughout Oregon took the state tests (Smarter Balanced) in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
In addition to content standards, these assessments are designed to measure critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. The test results provide you, our schools, our district and the state with information about how well we are preparing our students for their next steps including college and career readiness.
Our students will take these tests once between January and June 2020. House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. The school shall provide any student who is exempted from a state test with supervised study time while other students are testing.
Here is a link to additional information: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Documents/Opt-Out_Form_2019-20.pdf
GRAD NIGHT PARTY
(An all night party for 2020 Graduates on June 6th. Hosted by the PTO*)
Don't Delay! REGISTER NOW at WestviewGradNight.org
Remember, you need to REGISTER & PAY!
Questions - email firstname.lastname@example.org
*The activities associated with this event are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Beaverton School District or WHS.
Student Survey February 3-June 5.
Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.
The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.
Student surveys of middle and high schools include three optional questions for students to identify their gender, ethnicity / race, and sexual orientation. These questions allow for additional levels of analysis of questions on inclusion, safety and bullying.
Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.
A copy of the survey is available from your child's school under the Annual Surveys tab and is posted at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountabiity/research-reports
After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify Westview High School at 503-356-3020
Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes
Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.
La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.
Las encuestas del estudiante de las escuelas de secundaria y preparatoria incluyeron tres preguntas opcionales para los estudiantes identificar su género, grupo étnico/raza, e inclinación sexual. Estas preguntas permiten niveles de análisis adicionales en cuanto a la inclusión, la seguridad y la intimidación.
Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.
Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en
Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a Westview High School at 503-356-3020
FROM OUR PTO
Dear Westview Community,
I have enjoyed serving as your PTO President for the past six years. At the end of the school year my youngest graduates! This means we are truly in need of volunteers to join the PTO in leadership positions. We currently have all positions open except President, Secretary and Treasurer. Please read through our descriptions of the various jobs we have available. If you’ve always wanted to do something to help out the school without having to be on campus during the school day, we have opportunities for you! None of these are a large task, individually – but when just three parents are handling all of these alone, it is a lot.
We are looking to fill all of these open positions. If you would like to join us in supporting Westview staff, students, clubs, sports and activities, please read through the attached job descriptions. Then join the Executive Board for our meeting on Wednesday, December 15 , at 6 o’clock PM in the Career Center at Westview, if you would be interested in any of these positions. The General PTO meeting will follow immediately after at 6:30 PM. We always do the meetings back-to-back on the third Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. There are no meetings in December or June.
We expect to vote on adding a Communications Person at this meeting, as multiple people have expressed interest in this job. All other positions are completely open so please come join us, ask questions, get support along the way, and enjoy doing something to help support our school and community!
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Important Phone Numbers and Support Information
Attendance Phone: 503-356-3022
Main Office Phone: 503-356-3020
Counselor Alpha List:
Mr. Baker (A-Caq) email@example.com
Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) email@example.com
Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Wright (Mc-Pg). email@example.com
Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) email@example.com
Admin Alpha List:
Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jo-Pg) email@example.com
Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Looking forward to a great year!
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