Bobcat Bulletin

Week of March 15th

Principal Petrick Message

Hello Bobcat Families,


We are so excited to get to see some of our Bobcats return to school in person on Monday March 29th! In order to prepare for a safe and successful return, our K, 1, 2 Teachers and Instructional Assistants will have three "Transition Days". The days are Wednesday March 17th, Thursday March 18th and Friday March 19th. During Teacher Transition Days, teachers will provide their students with asynchronous work. There will be no synchronous sessions for students in K-2 on the aforementioned days, as their teacher will be working on setting up their classrooms and completing training to prepare a safe return for students.


CDL will remain as normal for grades 3-6 next week. However, our 3-4 grade teachers will need their Transition Days on March 31, April 1 and 2 in order to prepare their classrooms and complete trainings for the start of 3-4 grade Hybrid on April 5th. This same pattern of 3 asynchronous days will repeat for 5/6 on April 6,7,8 as the 5th/6th team get ready for a Hybrid start on Monday April 12th.*Note Friday April 9th is a No School Teacher Grading Day.


We are in the midst of finalizing our new Hybrid schedule. You will have the schedule adjustments prior to Spring Break so you know what adjustments to expect. The Hybrid schedule will change our current CDL times for the grades who have shifted to the Hybrid model. The Hybrid day for students coming in person begins at 7:45a.m. so it is likely Morning Meetings for all students (Hybrid and CDL) will start around 8a.m. Your child's teacher will be communicating more nuances to the schedule changes at the conclusion of next week.


Finally, another impact that the switch to Hybrid will cause will be a change to many small groups. Although CDL is imperfect for students and teachers (and many parents too!) it has allowed us to provide more small group time than ever before. This was possible because our Instructional Assistants had no supervision duty at school. With Hybrid bringing students back to school, we will have less time for small groups because we will have to allocate more I.A. time to supervise students as well as meeting the safety guideline demands of cohorting. Small groups won't go away entirely, but they will become less frequent.


Thanks for reading this long message! Lots of important information below - including the Bobcat Goes To School Video!


Go Bobcats!


Mr. Petrick

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Comprehensive Sexual Education Parent Letter

Please read the CSE (Comprehensive Sexual Education) Parent Letter. This curriculum is scheduled to begin in the weeks following Spring Break, K - 6. Please contact Sarah Foster if you are interested in reviewing materials. Opting out of CSE can be done using the Opt Out Form Teachers will be sending updates on exact times on lessons when we return from Spring Break.
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HYBRID ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL INFO

Arrival

7:30am. - 7:45a.m. Health Check Window (every student has to pass to be admitted)

(Students cannot be dropped off until 7:30 a.m.)


Dismissal

K,1,2 - Released at 11:40a.m.

3,4 - Released at 11:50a.m.

5,6 - Released at 12p.m.

3rd thru 6th Grade Cohorting

For 3rd thru 6th grade students who are planning on returning in person during Hybrid, the cohorts are determined by last name.


LAST NAME

A - Li = Monday/Thursday Cohort

Lj - Z = Tuesday/Friday Cohort

Bring Chromebook To In Person Learning

For student returning to in person learning, they should bring their charged Chromebook with them. We cannot support non-hsd machines at school. Students should not bring personal devices to school. If your student needs a Chromebook, one will be provided to them when they arrive. If you know your child is going to need one - please COMPLETE THIS FORM so we can anticipate and have one ready for them.

Plan for sick child in Hybrid?

If your student plans on returning in person for hybrid, it will be good to have a plan in place in case they show signs of illness and need to be sent home. Students that show signs of illness in the morning, should stay at home and participate remotely via CDL as they are able. TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL GUIDELINES ENGLISH, TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL GUIDELINES SPANISH

MyBus Information

Kindergarten, first grade and IEP students will get a letter with busing information starting on March 16th Parents will need to look up all other grades on MyBus.


MyBus Information

Go to Hillsboro School District website. www.hsd.k12.or.us

Click on the bus on the left-hand side, it says Bus info.

Then go to My Bus Students Route Lookup. You will need students ID and date of birth.

Check your ParentVue for the ID or call our main office for assistance.

Returning to School Safety Video

For those families that are having their child(ren) return to school, this video may be helpful for you to watch with them. We will be covering expectations in morning meetings over the next couple of weeks.

Contact Info Need Updating?

Please send updated info to Paice Adams adamsp@hsd.k12.or.us
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Art Kits Still Available!

We have been provided a limited amount of Art Kits. If your student loves art, swing by the school during business hours of 7:30 - 3:30p.m. to pick up an Art Kit. They will be in a bin outside our main entrance doors starting on Monday until they are gone.

Kinder Registration STARTS MARCH 1st

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Donating to FVPAE through Fred Meyer and Amazon

An easy way to donate to the Farmington View Parents for Academic Excellence is through linking your Amazon or Fred Meyer accounts. https://www.fredmeyer.com/i/community/community-rewards