Message from the Principals
Dear Springville Families,
Last week was an emotional and difficult week. The tragedy in Uvalde is beyond words and truly horrifying for those who work in schools. We know this is weighing on everyone's hearts right now.
This event reminds us of the importance of safety and security for our school. We have been reviewing our current building safety protocols and procedures and are making adjustments to maintain a high level of security. Specifically, we are ensuring that all external doors and windows are closed and locked during the school day and we are closely tracking visitors entering our campus. New security cameras and card readers have been installed around the exterior of the building as well.
Additionally, the Beaverton School District has adopted a Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for emergency situations. We train staff and students using these protocols, and have been reviewing them this Spring.
You can help us by adhering to the following safety measures:
- Enter and exit the school building through the front entrance
- Volunteers on campus sign in using the Better Impact website
- Update emergency information and phone numbers in ParentSquare
We know that this time may feel very unsettling to students and families. We care deeply about our students' emotional safety as well as physical safety. Please let us know if your student needs support from our Behavior Health & Wellness Team.
Best, Robin Kobrowski and Ellen Arnold
If you have a child that will be 5 by September 1st, we encourage you to enroll in Kindergarten now. Kindergarten is a year of wonder, joy, friendship, and learning. We are excited to take this journey with you and your child!
Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.
You can find information about registration here:
Share this information with friends and neighbors who have future K students!
The staffing process for next year is in full swing. Springville is a large school and we typically have many staff changes. Here are a few updates!
We will be welcoming the following staff to Springville for 2022-2023:
- Rachel Bliss (.5) - Rachel has been on leave the past two years but previous to that was an ELD teacher at Springville.
- Larry Crnich - Larry was at FLEX this year and previous to that was a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Bethany Elementary School.
- Abi Lane - Abi was at FLEX this year but previously taught 3rd grade as well as Kindergarten and 5th grade at Springville.
- Cheryl Mandell - Cheryl was on leave this year but previously taught 4th grade at Springville.
- Megan Marston - Megan was on leave this year but previous to that, taught at FLEX as well as Springville. Megan taught 3rd grade and Kindergarten at Springville.
- Megan Philips - Megan was on leave this year but previously taught 1st and 2nd grade at Cedar Mill Elementary and Elmonica Elementary.
We will be saying good-bye to the following staff:
- Erin Sander will be teaching at Five Oaks Middle School
- Jenny Brady will be leaving Springville for new adventures
- Kevin Pearson will be moving to the East Coast with his wife and dog
- Tony Steele will be leaving Springville to work in a district closer to his home
- Katie Keller will be leaving Springville to stay at home with her daughter
- Ellen Arnold will be the new assistant principal at Vose Elementary School
We also have temporary teachers whose contracts end in June. These staff include: Brady Brewer, Jyoti Shah, and Adrienne Sakamoto. We also have one staff member taking full time leave next year, Jessica Ekegren. And, finally, we have four staff members retiring: Mary Provost, Carol Brem, Linda Culver and Debbie Seawell.
We are in the hiring process for several other positions, and will be monitoring enrollment throughout the summer. We may make adjustments and shifts to our grade level teams. Once the process is complete and teachers are informed of their students, they will be contacting families by email to welcome children to their new class during the last week of August.
iHealth COVID 19 At Home Kits
As we near the end of the 2021-2022 academic school year, ODE and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are partnering to expand at-home COVID-19 testing for all children in Oregon’s public K-12 schools. OHA is providing free, at-home iHealth COVID-19 tests for the Beaverton School District to distribute to our student population. In the last weeks of school, each student will receive one test kit, containing 2 tests, to take home. This distribution represents one strategy to increase access to testing resources in our school communities.
Students and families are encouraged to use the test kit for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have had a known exposure to COVID-19 . If your student tests positive or experiences two of the following primary COVID-19 symptoms, they must stay home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms unless documentation of a negative COVID-19 test is provided.
● Fever of 100.4°F or higher
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● New loss of taste or smell
Please be aware that muscle aches, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, new nasal congestion and runny nose are also symptoms often associated with COVID-19.
If you’d like more information on how the Beaverton School District is addressing COVID-19 in our schools, including testing options, please visit our website.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call the office.
Springville Mission & Vision Feedback Requested
You will see a draft of these statements in our survey linked below. We are seeking your input regarding the statements we have drafted. Your input will help us determine if we are moving in the right direction. Thank you for your time and feedback!
Student Test Results in ParentVUE/ Resultado de los Exámenes de los Estudiantes en ParentVUE
State test scores are available in ParentVUE. For the English Language Arts and Math tests, a student’s score is available in Test History in ParentVUE two weeks after both parts of the test are completed. Science scores are available one week after the test is completed. The District’s Assessment webpage has links to additional information about your child’s scores. If you need assistance activating a ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school. Learn more about ParentVUE. Students whose parents/guardians do not have an active ParentVUE account will receive a paper report of test scores this summer. Parents/guardians may request a printed report by contacting Kristie Hauss by email at email@example.com or by phone at 503.356.4594.
Bethany Library Newsletter & Summer Reading Program Info
The Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Library May 2022 Wiser Kids K-5 Newsletter is available online and includes information about our upcoming summer reading program!
May's issue features:
Summer Reading Program: Join us for "Read Beyond the Beaten Path," our annual Summer Reading program for all ages! Summer Reading launches on June 1 and goes through August 31, 2022.
Student Library Cards: Public library cards are available for all Beaverton School District students. If your student does not already have a public library card with Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) please contact us.
- New Graphic Novels
- Chapter Books by Genre -- just updated!
- Leveled Books: Find books at your student's Independent Reading Level IRLA.
- Decodable Books and Games for Beginning Readers: Decodable books allow readers to decode words using the principle of phonics (the relationship between letters and the sounds they make). Decodables are helpful to anyone learning to read, but are essential for teaching readers with dyslexia.
- LGBTQ+ Picture Books
- Camping and Survival Skills for Kids