BSD WEEKLY

May 24, 2021

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6-12 Hybrid Schedule Change Week of May 31

We want to make sure that you’re aware of a calendar change for Hybrid students in grades 6-12 next week. With the Memorial Day closure on Monday, May 31, the following changes will be made to the normal Hybrid attendance patterns:


  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day Holiday, Schools Closed
  • Tuesday, June 1: Attendance Group 1, A Day
  • Wednesday, June 2: Attendance Group 2, B Day
  • Thursday, June 3: Attendance Group 1, B Day
  • Friday, June 4: Attendance Group 2, A Day
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Regional Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year Lori Therrien! Lori is a Special Education teacher at Oak Hills Elementary. See what happened when staff surprised Lori with the news!
Oak Hills Teacher Selected Northwest Regional Teacher of the Year
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Welcome New School Board Members

We would like to congratulate the projected winners of the May 18 School Board Election. New members will be sworn in on July 1.


  • Zone 1: Susan Greenberg

  • Zone 2: Karen Perez-Da Silva

  • Zone 4: Sunita Garg

  • Zone 5: Ugonna Enyinnaya


Congratulations on your successful campaigns. We look forward to working with you!


To the School Board members who are moving off the board, we extend our sincerest thanks for volunteering your time, energy and expertise to benefit the families of the Beaverton School District. Your contributions have been invaluable!


  • Anne Bryant - 8 years served

  • LeeAnn Larsen - 12 years served

  • Donna Tyner - 8 years served

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The Power of Calm at Bonny Slope Elementary

School counselor Tiffany Rodgers teaches first grade students about the importance of regulating their emotions and being calm. Take a look.
The Power of Calm at Bonny Slope Elementary
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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.
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Coming Soon - ParentSquare

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The Beaverton School District is very excited to be adopting a new and improved platform for communication. Beginning July 1, 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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One School One Book at Sexton Mountain Elementary

The One School One Book program has led to the creation of an outdoor wishing tree at Sexton Mountain Elementary. Students are encouraged to write down their wishes and tie them to the branches. Take a look.
Sexton Mountain Elementary Wishing Tree
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2021-22 Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Any child who’ll be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten at their neighborhood school. Or if your child is looking for an online learning experience, kindergarten at FLEX Online School may be a good fit.


Each elementary school offers an opportunity to find out more about their kindergarten program at their kindergarten orientation events. Please see the Kindergarten Orientation schedule for your school’s date and time. If you missed your neighborhood school’s kindergarten open house this spring, feel free to contact the school’s front office.


If you’re interested in FLEX Online School, please visit the FLEX Kindergarten web page to enroll.
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Remember to take the Annual Parent Survey

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Please take a few moments to complete the BSD Annual Parent Survey. Our goal is to ensure that every member of our school communities feels welcomed, valued and informed. A link to the 2021 Annual Parent Survey was sent to all valid parent email addresses via SchoolMessenger on May 16. The deadline to participate in the survey is June 2.
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9th Grade Welcome at Aloha High School

Last week, Aloha High School welcomed incoming 9th grade students to participate in a drive-through event. The goal was to help them create connections during the transition to high school. Take a look.
Aloha High School 8th Grade Fly Up
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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.

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