October 5, 2020

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Nancy Ryles Breakfast Books

Breakfast and a book? See how Nancy Ryles K-2 students are spending their mornings.
Nancy Ryles Breakfast Books

Wednesday Schedule Update

Please note that the District will follow a different student schedule this week. Students will have a regular synchronous learning day on Wednesday, October 7, as opposed to an independent asynchronous learning day. There are no scheduled classes on Friday, October 9.

For your planning purposes, the following Wednesdays also will be traditional synchronous learning days: January 20, February 17 and June 2.

2021-2022 Full-Time Learning Options Lottery & Admission Information

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Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school or apply to a Learning Option Program. Transportation is provided.

Please do some online research on the Learning Options Programs and attend one or more of the virtual open houses.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available starting October 19:

  • Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.

  • All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.

  • Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office beginning October 19.

  • Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.

  • Students may only select one option on their applications.

  • Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

  • Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.

Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.

Want to Volunteer at a New School?

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Did your student move to a new school this year? If you’d like to volunteer virtually, you’ll need to update your account in our volunteer management system. Please send an email to with the following information:

  • Name of school(s) to add

  • Name of school(s) to remove

Or if you no longer want to volunteer, you can email to have your profile removed from the system.

Free Food Boxes

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We're back in business! Thanks to a grant through the USDA, we're now able to offer more free food boxes at three BSD locations on Wednesday of every week:

Aloha High School: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until all boxes are distributed)

Beaverton High School: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Southridge High School: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

We anticipate that each box will contain fresh produce, dairy and meat. There are no requirements to pick up a box. The distribution is open to all.

Additional free food resources can be found on the Community Resources webpage.

Interested in volunteering on the BSD Budget Committee

The Beaverton School District has two vacancies on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool. These positions are in School Board Zone 1 and Zone 2. The Budget Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held between November and June. The committee reviews the District’s budget and recommends needed changes. It then approves the budget and forwards it to the School Board for adoption by the end of June.

Visit the Budget Committee Application webpage for more information and to apply.

Distance Learning Resources from WCCLS

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Looking for resources to help your student with distance learning? Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) can help.

All BSD students have a Youth Access Card allowing them to access all services for free. (New students and kindergarteners will receive their cards this fall). Youth Access Cards allow students to check out five books or audiobooks at a time, plus access these services:

  • Library of Things: Beaverton City Library and Cedar Mill Community Libraries have Library of Things collections with STEM items to enhance learning, including math games, robotics, coding kits and Legos.

  • Book bundles: Check out Book Bundles at Beaverton City Library and Cedar Mill Community Libraries, designed for a variety of reading levels and interests.

  • Virtual events: Register for virtual events, including weekly storytimes.

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks: Using Sora, students can select titles from WCCLS’s collection.

  • Homework Help: Live online homework help is available daily from 1-10 p.m. in English and Spanish through Brainfuse HelpNow. Brainfuse also offers test prep and writing/research assistance.

  • Tumblebooks: View and listen to animated books.

  • Mango Languages: Learn one of 70 languages with Mango.

  • Computer Lab: Beaverton City Library has a computer lab. Call or check the website for hours.

18th Annual Beaverton City Library Teen Art Show

International Walk + Roll to Anywhere Day 2020

Join Beaverton students, families and staff for International Walk + Roll to Anywhere Day on October 7. Students and families around the world will be participating in their neighborhoods. Students can win fun safety prizes like reflective bracelets and shoe laces, blinking safety lights and bike helmets. Schools with the most participation will be entered to win Safe-Routes-to-School book bundles for their school libraries.

To win prizes, fill out this Google form for each person that joined you on your trip. BSD students should include their names and ID numbers for prize entry. Share a photo of yourself with a sign telling us why you love to walk, bike, scooter or skate on Facebook (@BeavertonSafeRoutes) or Instagram (@beavertonsaferoutes) with the hashtag #BSDtogether.

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Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee Meeting

Due to staff illness, last week's Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee meeting was postponed. The virtual meeting was rescheduled for

Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Livestreamed on BSD YouTube

Virtual School Board Fall Work Session

Monday, October 12

3:00 p.m.

Meeting Materials

Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 15

6:30 p.m.

Livestreamed on BSD YouTube

Public Testimony application open from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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