June 1, 2021
Congratulations, Class of 2021
Congratulations to the nearly 2,500 seniors who will graduate from the Beaverton School District’s six comprehensive high schools, the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy, Beaverton Academy of Science & Engineering, the International School of Beaverton, Early College High School, Merlo Station Community School, and GED programs this month.
We recognize the accomplishments, perseverance and resilience of the Class of 2021. They comprise a diverse and distinguished group of scholars and scientists, artists and athletes, innovators and community servants. They have already made their mark in the world, but the best is yet to come!
Reminder - June 2 Synchronous Learning Day
Wednesday, June 2 is a Synchronous Learning Day due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Equity Work at Sato Elementary
2021 Summer Meal Program – June 28 - August 12
This summer, children can access free breakfasts and lunches through the federally-funded Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department. All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible. There is no application or registration required. Parents or guardians may pick up meals for children who aren’t able to be present. A Parent/Guardian Meal Pick-up Form must be provided to Nutrition Services staff prior to meal pickup.
Curbside, grab & go meals will be available from June 28 - August 12 at all six of the district’s comprehensive high schools. Meals will be available Monday through Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed together in the same bag. Meals will be available at the following locations:
Aloha High School
Beaverton High School
Mountainside High School
Southridge High School
Sunset High School
Westview High School
For more information, up-to-date serving times and a map of Summer Meal Service sites, visit the Summer Meal Service webpage.
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
Summer Food Resources
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released new guidance regarding face coverings. The guidance is optional; ODE and OHA have stated that individual school districts may continue to require masks universally at all times.
After much consideration, the Beaverton School District will be loosening some face covering requirements while leaving other rules in place, depending on the circumstance:
We’ll continue to require face coverings for all students and staff during the school day, whether they’re inside or outside a school building, or whether they’re vaccinated or unvaccinated — including outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess, arrivals and dismissals.
Students, coaches, athletic trainers, staff, volunteers and spectators are NOT required to wear face coverings at outdoor events during non-school hours — including (but not limited to) sporting events, graduations, proms, and marching band and choir practices and performances.
Fully vaccinated students, coaches, athletic trainers, staff, volunteers and spectators are NOT required to wear face coverings at indoor events during non-school hours — including (but not limited to) sporting events, graduations, proms and performances — IF they’re able to prove vaccination status AND IF schools or district sites assume responsibility for checking vaccination status; additionally, schools hosting indoor sporting events will be responsible for contact tracing.
Read the full message.
Joy at Mountain View Middle School
We’ll be launching a new communication platform on July 1. It’s called ParentSquare. Curious about what it can do? Watch this short three-minute video. https://youtu.be/r4cu2M3z5u4
Keep in mind, ParentSquare will replace SchoolMessenger and any other texting/messaging apps like Remind or Talking Points that individual schools and teachers may be using. It won’t replace ParentVUE, StudentVUE, Canvas or Seesaw.
To learn more you can also, visit our webpage: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parentsquare
9th Grade Party at ISB
The Oregon Eviction Moratorium is set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back past-due rent. The Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program is now taking applications for rental assistance. Families are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (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 four in the Portland metro area).
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.
Visit the Oregon Rental Assistance Program webpage for information on how to apply.
For more information, contact Lisa Mentesana at 503-356-5071 or Lisa_Mentesana@beaverton.k12.or.us.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recommends that everyone who is 12 years or older get a COVID-19 vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one that is currently approved for people under the age of 18. It’s a two-shot series with doses given approximately three weeks apart.
Getting the vaccine may:
Prevent you from getting COVID-19 or from becoming seriously ill or dying from the virus.
Prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to others.
Add to the number of people in the community who are protected from getting COVID-19, making it harder for the disease to spread, replicate and become resistant to vaccines.
Allow you to refrain from quarantining and testing following a known exposure, if you’re asymptomatic.
Visit the Washington County Vaccine Information webpage to find a vaccine provider near you.
Synchronous Learning Day
Wednesday, June 2
Seniors’ Last Day
Thursday, June 10
Last Day of School
Friday, June 18
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
Beaverton School District
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.