Cedar Park Middle School - April 2021
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Message from Dr. Anderson
This edition of the Cedar Reader is general school and district information. We will be publishing a Cedar Reader - Hybrid Only Edition later this week. There is a lot of information to share, and it's easier to have it all in one place.
Sometimes when we don't have a sub for a teacher, I'll step in and sub a class online. Every time I get to do this I'm inspired to thank all the teachers for their grace and creativity. Teaching to a Brady Bunch screen of blank spots is so boring! I can't imagine it's fun for the students either. They're so quiet. We are going to have to reteach them how to socialize when we return in person.
We've been busy getting safety protocols in place, arranging classrooms, and even setting up a secondary cafeteria so we can have as much fun interaction with the students, yet stay safe. Next week, students will have Advisory lessons every day that prepare them for their return to school experience. It is VERY important they tune in and engage with those lessons.
We have another parent meeting planned, so see below for details.
Enjoy the sunshine. Be well.
Important Dates for April
Mon, 4/19 - In-Person Hybrid Learning Begins
- Monday - Attendance Group 1
- Tuesday - Attendance Group 2
School is Back - Watch for Kids
Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.
As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.
Driving Safety Tips
Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!
· Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.
· Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.
· Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.
· Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.
· Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.
Inter District Transfers
Inter District Transfer forms for 2021-2022 are available beginning April 1, 2021. There are TWO ways to apply for an Inter District Transfer. More information is available on the TRANSFER website.
Pandemic EBT Funds for Families
- Nutrition Services continues to offer free MEALS to all BSD children aged 1-18 with no Meal Benefits application required. This will continue until the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
- New Information: The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)program, through DHS, will offer MONEY to families who qualify for Meal Benefits. The money is being offered to help families purchase groceries during the pandemic.
- Families who meet the criteria in this list for the 2020-2021 school year will receive P-EBT funds. No application or further action is needed by families who:
Have students only at CEP schools (families who have students at CEP and non-CEP schools need to apply for the non-CEP students to receive funds)
Have children who qualify for SNAP or TANF benefits
Have children with Homeless, Foster, Migrant, or Runaway status
Have applied and been approved for Meal Benefits at any time during the 2020-2021 school year.
- Families who do not meet any of the above criteria need to apply right away for Meal Benefits if they wish to be considered for P-EBT funds. Online applications are strongly encouraged, using www.schoolcafe.com. The SchoolCafe website supports English and Spanish applicants.
- Paper Meal Benefits applications, in both English and Spanish, are available at all meal pickup sites and all school offices.
- For more information, follow this link: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services.
- If you have questions, please call Meal Benefits at 503-356-3957 or email to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.