Parent Message: October

2020

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Principal's Message

Greetings Mountain View Community,


This Wednesday, October 7th, we will follow a regular school schedule. No school on Friday.


Our Back to School Night is scheduled for October 29th. About 5 days prior, look for an introductory video from your student's teachers. On our scheduled Back to School Night event, you will have two opportunities to see each student's team (in case you have more than one Mountaineer student).


    • 6:00-6:15 General Session

    • 6:15-6:20 Find your Zoom Room

    • 6:20-6:40 PE/Health

    • 6:40-7:00 Electives

    • 7:00-7:20 Core Teams: Session ONE

    • 7:20-7:40 Core Teams: Session TWO

    • 7:40 End of Session


We are still working hard to refine our systems and our technology. It is more difficult to assess student's needs in the distance learning setting. Your feedback helps us grow. If your student needs extra help or opportunities to extend their learning, please ask! Teachers have office hours to support both clarifying and deepening the learning in their subject areas.


Honored to Serve This Community,

Wendy Rider

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Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week

BSD will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week (October 12-16) to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns.


As part of this important campaign, students at Mountain View will receive a lesson to promote positive mental health, recognize the warning signs for suicide risk and encourage help-seeking behaviors. Parents and guardians play a critical role in preventing youth suicide. Please see the resource below to learn more information about suicide prevention and steps that you can take to protect yourself, your community, and your children.


https://afsp.org/teens-and-suicide-what-parents-should-know

Teens and suicide: What parents should know | AFSP


Suicide is in the news and in popular entertainment now more than ever, especially in regard to teens. You can play a role in building up your child’s mental health simply by becoming aware of the risk factors and warning signs that can lead to suicide, making yourself available to your child, knowing how to practice having a caring conversation, and being aware that help is always available.

afsp.org

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WE are working on Authenticated Users

Soon, students must be "Authenticated Users" in order to join Zoom meetings. This means they must be on their district chromebook, or signed in with their BSD account on another device.


Help signing in on other devices-Click for a quick guide

Free WiFi Hotspots the 2020-21 School Year

The Beaverton School District had a limited number of hotspots available for middle school student use. Unfortunately, at this time all hotspots have been distributed to students.


The Beaverton School District is working to secure additional hotspots for students in need. If you would like your student placed on the waiting list, please complete the following request form. (Please complete one form for each student).


HOTSPOT REQUEST FORM - MIDDLE SCHOOL

Need Help?

Check out the BSD Family Toolkit


Email Us!

Teacher's emails are on your student's StudentVue account-one click away

or

Anne_carlson@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal's Secretary)

Wendy_rider@beaverton.k12.or.us (Principal)


Call Us!

Our front office can help connect you to counselors, administrators, and office staff to help you

503-356-2660

Resources for Anti-Racists

Why it's important to teach Anti-Racism in all of our schools

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/all-students-need-antiracism-education


Excellent essay with insight to one black man's experience that can lead to wonderful discussions.

https://1.cdn.edl.io/gRYcQlJjaTKmNGvXM9P1yQ7Tj5K1PlQuPU9meVPHkmz4ma0h.pdf

Other Resources

Need technology support? Please use the Student Help Desk


Want to learn more about Canvas for parents? Check out this Canvas help page


Looking for other help? BSD Family Toolkit is a great resource for questions and additional support.

Mountain View Middle School

WE are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully advocate for their future goals.