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Rock Creek Elementary- June 3, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

JUNE

6/10 PTC Zoom Meeting

6/10 Library Book Return 2:45 -5:30 pm (Free Discard Books Available)

6/11 The Meating Place Fundraiser 9 am - 6 pm

6/16 5th Grade Zoom Send-Off Party

6/17 5th Gr Yearbook Signing Event 2:45 pm-3:30 pm (If attending must sign up)

6/18 Student's Last Day of School (Return all Chromebooks, Stylus, Chargers & iPads to the school- more information below)

6/18 Papa Murphy's Fundraiser



Curbside Library this Thursday 2:45-4:00 pm

Wednesday Library Book Bus -Times and routes are in the Library section below and on our school website under Academics-Library Curbside & Book Bus

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CAMP ACHIEVE DETAILS

Beaverton School District is offering summer learning opportunities for students currently in Kindergarten through fourth grade. Camp Achieve is going to be offered in 20 buildings across the district. Students from all elementary schools may apply.
Camp Achieve will provide enrichment activities (sports, arts, music, STEM, and more) every day and will also allow for continued learning through the month of July. This will take place through in-person instruction. Students will be at school for four hours per day, Monday through Thursday from July 6 to July 29. As in prior years, priority registration will be given to students with the most need. Please note- There is no guarantee of placement, spots are limited to space available.

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THE MEATING PLACE FUNDRASIER

Head to a place where everyone will learn your name... and, that place is The Meating Place. The Meating Place has been in business for over 40 Years and a LONG-TIME supporter of the Rock Creek PTC! The Meating Place and your PTC invite you to visit the Butcher Shop on Friday June 11th from 9am to 6pm to purchase your favorite steaks, bacon, lunch meat, pepperoni, and more – custom processing and the café are excluded. The Meating Place will donate 50% of profits to our PTC. The Meating Place is located at 6585 NW Cornelius Pass Road. Please show the attached flyer to have your purchase contribute to the fundraising event.

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT FIVE OAKS

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Click link below to sign up

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RjzJ-9RxpFYLcIODrbCi8OuljxvkBopaEbA2BAepIHU/viewform?ts=60b00bca&edit_requested=true

NOTE: Please check website and social media platforms for Spanish translation.

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RETURN ALL DISTRICT CHROMEBOOKS, IPADS AND HOTSPOTS ON JUNE 18TH

Rock Creek students will return their Chromebooks and iPads(along with power cords and the stylus on the newer Chromebooks) on June 18th.


Any family using a district issued hotspot will need to return the hotspot as soon as the school year ends.


Any student whose device is damaged should send an email to shd@beaverton.k12.or.us that includes the following information as soon as possible:

  • Name

  • Contact information (phone number)

  • School

  • Student ID

  • Description of the issue


Hybrid students will bring their iPads and Chromebooks to school (including power cords and the chromebook stylus) on Friday, June 18th. All Hybrid students will receive a packet of asynchronous activities to complete in the afternoon.


CDL students will bring their iPads and Chromebooks (along with power cords and the chromebook stylus) to a car drive-thru at Rock Creek on June 18th from 2:45 -3:45 pm.

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TIME TO RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS!

Time to gather up library books and return them to school. Look for the Rock Creek barcode on the front of the book it will also have a call number on the spine (which makes looking on bookshelves easier) or if it is a thin book on the front left bottom.


We will still have curbside checkout on Thursday June 3rd 2:45 - 4:00.

(Beginning June 1st thru June 4th checkout will be limited to two books checked out per student.)


On June 9th and 16th, you can join me at a bus stop to return books and pick up a bundle of DISCARD books to take home and keep.

June 10th I will be in front of the school for book returns from 2:45 - 5:30. You can also pick up a DISCARD bundle at that time.


I will be sending out overdue notices every week through the end of the year so that you know what books need to come back.


Discard books are yours to keep, they are books that have been well used and replaced with new books. When you are done with them, please pass them on to someone else to read.


Connie Hilger

Library Media Assistant
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PARENTSQUARE

The Beaverton School District is very excited to be adopting a new and improved platform for communication. Beginning June 28th, we’ll be transitioning to a product called ParentSquare to keep families better informed. ParentSquare will replace SchoolMessenger and any other texting/messaging apps like Remind or Talking Points that individual schools and teachers may be using. It will not replace ParentVUE, StudentVUE, Canvas or Seesaw.

ParentSquare provides a safe way for administrators, teachers, staff and parents to:

  • Send and receive district, school and class information in your preferred language
  • Share pictures and files
  • See calendar items
  • Sign up for conferences
  • And much more… all in one place!

ParentSquare Parent Videos

Padres — Introducción a ParentSquare

District, school, grade level and classroom information will be sent to your computer and/or phone via email and/or text. Or you can download the free iOS or Android app.

ParentSquare has a familiar design, similar to a social media feed. Families will only receive notifications that are relevant to their students. In addition to district- and school-wide messaging, teachers and staff will have access to two-way messaging with real-time translation. Families will be able to receive and send information in their chosen languages.

You don’t need to take any action to receive emails, texts or phone calls prior to the July 1 launch. Our student information system will sync contact information directly with ParentSquare. If you’d prefer to use the app, simply download it from the app store on or after July 1 and follow the prompts.

To learn more about ParentSquare, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

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OREGON APPROVED FOR P-EBT

Oregon Approved for P-EBT

The State of Oregon received approval from the federal government to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2020-21 school year. Oregon was approved to provide retroactive food benefits to eligible students for the 2020-21 school year. The P-EBT benefits are expected to be issued beginning in July.


All students and children (ages 1-18) will continue to receive free meals through June 30, regardless of Meal Benefits eligibility. If you wish to receive P-EBT money in addition to food, please visit the Pandemic EBT webpage to see if your family qualifies. Qualifying for free or reduced meals for the 2020-21 school year before June 30 will ensure that you receive P-EBT when the benefits are issued.


If you have questions, call 503-356-3957 or email NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.

¡Buenas noticias! Oregón ha sido aprobado para enviar fondos retroactivos EBT por la pandemia (P-EBT) para el año escolar 2020-2021. Esto proporcionará más de $ 550 millones en asistencia alimentaria para aproximadamente 572,000 niños en Oregón. Los fondos comenzarán a enviarse al correo postal de los Estados Unidos en julio de 2021. ¡Solicite ahora los beneficios de comidas en www.schoolcafe.com para asegurarse de que es elegible para los fondos P-EBT!

Algunas familias no necesitan solicitar P-EBT si ya califican para recibir comidas gratis. Los estudiantes en las siguientes categorías recibirán automáticamente fondos

P-EBT. NO es necesario que complete una solicitud si lo siguiente aplica a usted:

  • Recibe beneficios de SNAP o TANF
  • Sus estudiantes califican como migrantes, niños de crianza temporal o personas sin hogar
  • Ya recibió una carta de aprobación de beneficios de comidas para 2020-2021
  • Todos sus estudiantes asisten a una escuela CEP * (Community Eligibility Provision)

    *Escuelas CEP:
    Aloha Huber Park
    Barnes
    Beaver Acres
    Chehalem
    Fir Grove
    Greenway
    Hazeldale
    Kinnaman
    McKay
    McKinley
    Merlo
    Vose
    William Walker

Algunas familias DEBEN solicitar los beneficios de comidas antes del 30 de junio de 2021 para que sean considerados para P-EBT. Vaya a www.schoolcafe.com y complete su solicitud si:

  • Tiene estudiantes en una escuela que no es CEP
  • No ha solicitado ni ha sido aprobado para recibir beneficios de comidas para el año escolar 2020-2021

Si no está seguro si sus estudiantes califican, vaya a www.schoolcafe.com . Ahí usted puede:

  • Verificar su cuenta existente para verificar la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
  • Crear una nueva cuenta para la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
  • Solicitar beneficios de comidas

Al calificar para comidas gratis o reducidas para el año escolar 2020-2021 antes del 30 de junio de 2021, le asegurará que reciba fondos de P-EBT cuando se envíen los beneficios. Los montos y la elegibilidad para los beneficios de P-EBT variarán. Para obtener más información visite pebt.oregon.gov

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FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG

It can be difficult to monitor what your child watches when they are using electronics. Here's one thing that might be helpful. Does your child love Netflix?! Netflix is full of great entertainment for kids, but your child might stumble upon some age-inappropriate content too. Here is a guide on how to set up parent controls on Netflix to prevent your child from seeing inappropriate content. : https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-set-parental-controls-on-netflix



Michelle Solberg, Counselor

Creek Elementary School
503-356-2454
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MOVING THIS SUMMER?

Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To help keep our classrooms balanced we need your help. If your family is not planning on attending Rock Creek in the fall, please fill out this short survey.

Student Plans 2021-22

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ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

Please call the 24 hour attendance line 503-356-2451 or email both Jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us and Diana_carter@beaverton.k12.or.us if your student is going to be absent for hybrid or CDL. Teachers don't always have time to check their email and notify the office before attendance calls go out. When leaving messages please list the reason for the absence and symptoms of any illness.

If an in person hybrid student is not physically present during in person instruction time, they are marked absent and are not eligible to participate with CDL afternoon class. The only exceptions to this is if a student is out due to a rare long-term occurrence i.e...out due to quarantine, Covid 19, broken leg etc. Parents will need to contact the principal and school nurse if these circumstances arise. In person hybrid students that are on vacation are not eligible to switch to CDL, they will be marked absent.

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OFFICE STAFF UNAVAILABLE PHONE HOURS

Our office is not staffed to answer phone calls from 8:40-9:05 am (We are out on arrival duty) and from 11:15 am to 11:25 am (dismissal duty) Please leave a message and we will call back as soon as possible. Our 24 hour attendance line is 503-356-2451.

Thanks for your understanding!!

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RENT ASSISTANCE

The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due. The state will start taking applications today 5/18/21, for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro, or $51,000 in rural communities).

Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.

The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.

Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:

https://www.oregonrentalassistance.org/



Lisa Mentesana
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education/Foster Care Program Specialist

Washington County Homeless Education Network Chairperson

Beaverton School District | McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Office: 503-356-5071 | Mobile: 503-819-7300
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ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB

Our last PTC Meeting of the Year is Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm. Zoom information will be sent out via school email on Thursday.


If you are interested in being next year's PTC Board Secretary, contact PastPresident@RockCreekPTC.org.



Stay Safe + Show Your Rock Creek Pride!
Two types of face masks are available to purchase directly from our local vendor and Rock Creek supporter, Gear Up Sports. Order here: https://rockcreek.gearupsports.net/index.php?route=common%2Fhome&fbclid=IwAR2s_4m5vTZjH_OHXZeUabUgN0lBusUA_cw5iiWebg42ex93Qy_oDA44P8E

All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

As you and your children get ready for a summer of fun and adventure, review the PALS slogan
to help all have a healthy, happy, fun-filled summer!
P – Polite: Respect all road users.
A – Alert: Keep your eyes, ears and brain open and ready.
L – Legal: Obey all signs and signals, know your rights AND responsibilities.
S – Safe: Know your abilities to make good choices.
This summer try mapping your route to school, community center, pool or park. List positives
and negatives about the trip. What can you/we do to make it better? Try writing a letter to
your local newspaper or school teacher about where you’ve gone, how many miles traveled,
and what improvements you’d like to see on those routes. Maybe we can make them better!
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2021-21 KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION SLIDESHOW

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PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds

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SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT

Click here for more Information

Please fill out the form and send it with your student or email it to

jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us

(May need to copy email address- link is sending it thru everytime, if you don't get a reply back, I didn't receive it)

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ROCK CREEK LIBRARY NEWS!!

How do students return their library books to the school?

In person Hybrid students can return library books to their classroom. Every teacher has a book return bin.

Books can also be returned to the black tub outside the school from 7:00 - 3:00 every school day. They can also be returned to the Thursday Curbside or Book Bus checkout on Wednesdays.



PLEASE NOTE: LIBRARY CURBSIDE SCHEDULE CHANGE


Curbside Library & Book Bus Checkout

Please wear a mask and bring a bookbag.


New Library to go schedule:

Wednesday Book Bus 10:20 - 12:45 June 9th & 16th- Pick up discard books return library books

Thursday Curbside Library 2:45 - 4:00 May 27th & June 3rd.



WEDNESDAY LIBRARY BOOK BUS ROUTES

10:20 am NW ELK RUN DR @ NW 177TH PL

10:47 am NW HOLCOMB DR & NW MILLSTONE WAY

11:13 am NW BUCKBOARD DR @ MID BLOCK

11:42 am NW DEERFIELD DR & NW 180TH PL

12:12 pm NW ROCK CREEK BLVD @NW MAHAMA WAY (EAST ENT)


If you don't know how to place a hold here is a short video.Placing a Hold in Destiny


Returning Library Books and Devices- Please ring the doorbell if returning a device.

Rock Creek will have a book return bin waiting for your books outside the main office doors,

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days. Make sure the books you are returning have Rock Creek's bar code on them.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE

Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656

If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)


If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.


Technology Support Page

Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE


If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

Check out this link for fun enrichment Ideas. It is updated every Friday with new activities.
Enrichment Ideas
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DISTRICT AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY LINK

The District has a community flyer page that list all approved extra curricular flyers such as chess clubs, soccer camps, childcare etc. It is updated monthly. Please Click on the link below to find approved extra curricular activities for students.

Approved After School Activities Link

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WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE


We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


View the BSD website in Arabic

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:


Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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