April 5th - April 9th
Preview: Important Dates, Hybrid, Dreambox, Forecasting, etc.
Dear Beaumont Families,
Thank you for your patience as BMS staff prepare to welcome your children to Hybrid in- person instruction. We are excited to welcome students back into our building. We would like to show you what we have been up to during our preparation for Hybrid instruction. Check out this short video to learn more about Hybrid at Beaumont Middle School.
Safety and appropriate logistics are our priorities. We recognize that you may have questions, and we want you to be assured that we will continue to share details with you. In addition to newsletter updates, we invite you to join us on April 8th for our BMS Hybrid Information Session (see below for Zoom link and details).
Thank you again for your continued support.
End of the Quarter
3rd quarter ends on April 8th and is the last day to turn in work. Please encourage your student to connect with their teachers if they have assignments or activities to make up or be graded.
Teacher Planning Day
Teacher planning day falls on April 9th; thus, students will have that day off.
Please see below for important details about the Hybrid and CDL Only program.
Hybrid Information Session with BMS Administration Team
Please join us for an evening of learning about Hybrid at Beaumont Middle School (intérprete de español disponible).
When: April 8th, 2021
Where: Zoom Meeting
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hybrid and CDL Only Schedules
BMS now has two different schedules that will be implemented with an effective start date of: April 19th, 2021. Please note all students will continue with CDL during the morning portion of the school day. Students/families who have selected the CDL Only (online only) program will continue with completion of Asynchronous activities during the afternoon portion of the school day. Students/families who have selected the Hybrid (CDL and In-person) program will attend online CDL classes in the morning portion of the school day, enjoy lunch and travel to BMS for in-person instruction for the remainder (afternoon) of the school day. Click here to preview our schedule(s).
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For the remainder of the school year, students who participate in Hybrid will be divided into two different cohorts. Cohorts A will attend in-person instruction on Mondays and Tuesdays. Cohorts B will attend in-person instruction on Thursdays and Fridays. Please note, Friday’s “Skinny” day has now moved to Wednesday and will serve as a time for students to complete asynchronous schoolwork, work in teacher created online small groups and/or attend online Office Hours. Please see this schedule (scroll to the bottom and mark your calendars for your student's in-person sessions) to see which dates your student will attend classes per their assigned cohort.
When creating cohorts, we were mindful of class sizes and room capacities; thus, we are not able to accept/approve requests to change students’ assigned cohorts.
Hybrid instruction is an opportunity for students to become acclimated and begin transitioning back to into in-person instruction, while receiving in person academic and SEL support. All content will remain accessible to all students (Hybrid and CDL Only students). Hybrid is an opportunity for students to have instruction and content reinforced and to receive hands on support for activities delivered during the AM sessions.
For additional information, please see PPS Hybrid FAQs
PPS Hybrid surveys are now closed. We are at capacity; however, if you chose the CDL Only learning option, but would like to consider Hybrid, please email Denise Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to a waitlist.
THE DREAMBOX SPRING CHALLENGE
Your students this year have completed 20,937 lessons in DreamBox. DreamBox is the math program we use to help individualize student learning. We are seeing tremendous math growth in students as they work through lessons each week.
From March 22nd to May 2nd your student has a chance to win prizes simply for continuing to utilize this program during…
THE DREAMBOX SPRING CHALLENGE
Who: Any student who completes AT LEAST 5 Lessons per week is entered in the drawing
When: For 6 weeks (March 22nd to May 2nd)
Please see the flyer below for more information:
Spring Math Challenge (English)
Spring Math Challenge (Spanish)
Questions about the challenge or about DreamBox in general? Talk to your math teacher or email our Math Instructional Coach, Ms. Suckow at email@example.com
Forecasting (due date extended)
2021- 2022 Forecasting
Our BMS forecasting survey is still live and the due date has been extended. Please click on the links to complete the BMS Google Forecasting form. See below for information about the forecasting process:
- Forecasting forms are due April 9, 2021.
- Families should complete the forms together with their children.
- Please carefully read through the forms, as there will be one submission per student. In the event that you made and mistake and accidentally submitted your form, you will need to email Ms. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please remember that schedule change requests will not be accepted once the school year begins (unless under unique circumstances).
- Please know we try to meet the requests of students; however, there are no guarantees that students will be scheduled for every class in which they forecast for.
Below is a list of documents to support the 2021-2022 forecasting process
- Forecasting form
- Elective Flipgrid videos (most teachers have uploaded videos)
- Elective Course Descriptions
- Explanation of 2021-2022 Forecasting Process (English/ Spanish)
Math Help and Resources
Is your student having trouble completing their asynchronous math work? Are you having trouble helping them? Our Instructional Math Specialist, RaeAnn Suckow, has put together a website that might help. Here is a sampling of what you will find there:
Information on DreamBox
Information on Free Tutoring done by PPS high school students
Links to resources by grade level, course, and unit
Information about Multnomah County Library live homework help
Visual Math Dictionaries and other tools
You can find the website here.
If you have any questions about the website, DreamBox, or other math related topics please contact RaeAnn Suckow at email@example.com.
University of Portland Virtual Reading Fair
Every year, Kappa Delta Pi hosts a Reading Fair for the Portland community where local students come to the University of Portland campus, play interactive literacy and STEM-focused games, and get a free book. Of course, this year things look a little different, so KDP will be hosting an asynchronous month-long virtual Reading Fair where students and their families can engage with the literacy and STEM resources on their own time. The link is live from now until April 30th.
Here is the link to the activities! We have incorporated read-aloud books from UP students, STEM activities, and fun games all in one spot. All you need to do is open the page, press present, and follow the directions on each page. Feel free to pass the link along to friends and family!
On the home page, there is a survey for parents and adults to fill out. This helps us get feedback for the event and you will be entered to win a free book at the end of the month!
If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to Marlee Bennett, the event coordinator. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
5000 N Willamette Blvd, MSC #149
Portland, OR 97203-5798
Office: Franz Hall #427
P: 503-943-7135 | F: 503-943-8042 | email@example.com
Middle School Track
I'm Cliff Vogl and serve as the McDaniel cluster MS track coordinator. We officially have the green light from the district to begin track next week and will hold a virtual/phone info meeting on Monday (4/5) at 6 pm. Would you please pass on the meeting link/phone number in your newsletter and PE classes?
Thanks in advance!
McDaniel MS Track meeting:
Monday, April 5 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/mgg-bbir-wun
Or dial: (US) +1 484-326-5423 PIN: 353 363 108#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/mgg-bbir-wun?pin=5840330503101
Parents For Racial Equity Message
May this note find you well. April's newsletter focuses on resources and information to Stop Asian Hate.
This week is also heavy with revisiting the trauma of George Floyd's murder.
May those of us that identify as white take extra care and deepen our equity values, commitment, and practice.
Hola a todos,
Que esta nota te encuentre bien. El boletín de abril se centra en recursos e información para detener el odio asiático.
Esta semana también está llena de revivir el trauma del asesinato de George Floyd.
Que aquellos de nosotros que nos identificamos como blancos tengamos más cuidado y profundicemos en nuestros valores de equidad, compromiso y práctica.