Westview Wildcat Weekly

November 15 - November 19, 2021

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Calendar updates

Monday, November 15 - A Day

Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts Begin

Westview Honors Service Project Approvals Due


Tuesday, November 16 - B Day


Wednesday, November 17 - A Day


Thursday, November 18 - B Day

Westview Theatre presents London Suite 7pm


Friday, November 19 - A Day

Westview Theatre presents London Suite 7pm




Looking Ahead


November 20 - Westview Theatre presents London Suite

November 22 - Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

November 22 - 26 - NO SCHOOL Due to holiday break. School Closed

November 30 - Senior Project Presentations Begin in Period 8/AT

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Westview Theatre Presents London Suite

Come and watch our talented theatre students at their first show of the year!


Neil Simon’s London Suite

Nov. 18, 19, 20 @ 7pm

General Admission: $10

Purchase Online: westviewtheatre.org Or at the door.

https://search.seatyourself.biz/.../westviewth.../buy-tix…

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Signing Day

Congratulation to our student athletes who signed on Wednesday!


Ainsley Coats

  • Seton Hall University - Lacrosse


Alison Kantor

  • Colorado School of Mines - Basketball


Momo Udom

  • California Baptist University - Golf


Fay Marie Lustria

  • UCLA - Swimming
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Reduced or Waived Student Fees

Message to Families:

All BSD students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school for the entire 2021-2022 without applying. If you have received an approval letter for the 2021-2022 school year, you do not need to apply. If you have not received an approval letter and you wish to be considered for other benefits, such as electronic device coverage, athletic fees, testing fees, you must apply for Meal Benefits. Go to www.schoolcafe.com to apply online, or pick up a paper application in the front office.

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Yearbook Reminders!

Don't forget to purchase a WHS Wildcat Yearbook & submit Senior Photos
*Senior Portraits are due Nov 14th at midnight

*Senior Recognition/Baby Ad: Time is running out on the free1/8 Page offer. Submit yours today. Go to Jostens.com and scroll down page to Senior Recognition Ads
*Sales - $74.99 Orders your today! https://www.jostens.com/

Traductor de Google a continuación (es posible que las cosas se pierdan en la traducción)
No olvide comprar un anuario WHS Wildcat y enviar fotos de los estudiantes de último año

* Los retratos de personas mayores deben entregarse el 14 de noviembre a la medianoche.

* Anuncio para bebés / reconocimiento para personas mayores: Se está acabando el tiempo para la oferta gratuita de 1/8 páginas. Envíe el suyo hoy. Vaya a Jostens.com y desplácese hacia abajo en la página hasta Anuncios de reconocimiento para personas mayores

* Ventas - $ 74.99 ¡Ordene hoy! https://www.jostens.com/

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Native American Heritage month

Celebrating Native American Heritage month


● To learn about the first Indigenous person (who was also a woman) to earn a Medical Degree, and opened up the first hospital on an Indian Reservation, learn about: Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte: The First Indian Doctor !! - (written by Ms Amezcua)


Ms Amezcua is a Westview staff member, working as one of our library media assistant.

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Senior Shirts Ready

If you ordered a senior shirt from Grad Night and have not yet picked it up, they will be back on Wednesday (11/17) during lunches.
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Interested In the Honors Diploma Award?

The Pre-approval for the Service Learning Project is due November 15th. Information packets are available in the Upper North Teacher Cluster next to Mrs. Ferris' desk.
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Westview Staff Spotlight

Naseem Saremi

1. What classes do you teach and/or programs and activities do you work with?

I'm a School Counselor here at Westview. I work with students with last names Ppa-Ste.


2. How long have you been at WHS?

This is my 1st year as a Wildcat.


3. What do you enjoy most about the Westview community?

The diversity of our students. I am grateful to be part of this community and to be able to build connections with our students, hear their stories, and learn from them each day.


4. If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it - metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions - what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. It could be someone else's quote or any quotes you think of often or live your life by. Why would you put it on a billboard today?


"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Sir Isaac Newton


The relationships we foster are more important than ever. Especially after this past year or so, I realize the power of community. Having your community to lean on and confide in is so important. So, make the effort to build a bridge, maybe even with someone you don't know too well. Who knows what might come of it?

Madhavi Lukalapu

1. What classes do you teach and/or programs and activities do you work with?

I'm a Paraeducator and I work with students in the Social Communication Skills Center. I work with these amazing students and assist them in their classes and work together to improve their functional skill.


2. How long have you been at WHS?

I have been at Westview for 6 years.


3. What do you enjoy most about the Westview community?

I really enjoy coming to school every morning and being greeted and welcomed by students and staff. It is such a nice way to start the day and the strong community and kindness that Westview has is amazing and I am so fortunate to be a part of it every day. There is so much to learn from each other and despite the difficult circumstances placed upon us right now, Westview remains an amazing community to be a part of.


4. If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it - metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions - what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. It could be someone else's quote or any quotes you think of often or live your life by. Why would you put it on a billboard today?


Start your day of with a big smile and always be kind to others because you never know what they are going through. I think this is very important especially today because everyone is going through something in one way or another and when you have the option, always choose kindness.

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Photos from the Week

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Common Page Links

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Reminders

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NO School Next Week - Thanksgiving Week Schedule Change

October 29, 2021

Dear BSD Community,

I hope that this message finds you well and into the swing of the school year. While I’m thrilled to have our students back in physical school buildings, I realize that this year — like last year — is not your typical school year. I applaud our staff members and students for their efforts to follow safety protocols — from social distancing to seat assignments to masking. Our low COVID-19 numbers are a testament to their commitment to mitigate the spread.

However, our school district continues to face challenges. BSD has been impacted by a nationwide labor shortage. Currently, we’re down 250-300 substitute teachers and 400 classified substitutes, as well as many full-time positions. This shortage is putting a considerable strain on our entire system. Mechanics and dispatchers are driving buses on a daily basis; teachers are forgoing planning time to fill in for absent colleagues; principals are spending their days in classrooms as teachers. Our staff is overextended and in need of some relief.

For that reason, we’re altering the school schedule in late November:

  • Monday, November 22: No school for students; professional development day for licensed staff; work day for classified staff (Previously, this day was an instructional day.)
  • Tuesday, November 23: No school for students or staff (Previously, this day was an instructional day.)
  • Wednesday, November 24-Friday, November 26: No school
  • Monday, November 29: Regular school day for students and staff; A/Odd Day (Previously, this day was a no student/staff professional day.)

The result of the calendar change is one less instructional day in favor of a Wellness Day for our students and staff. While this change may pose a challenge for some, I hope that you will agree that a focus on wellness is needed at this time.

Again, thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Sincerely,

Don Grotting

Superintendent ​

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Senior Projects


Senior Project Presentations will be here soon!!!!


  • Seniors will be scheduled to do Senior Project Presentations in AT classes

  • Presentations will be November 30th and December 2nd

  • Make-up dates are December 6th and December 8th

  • Students will be presenting during the first 18 minutes of AT classes

  • The schedule will be sent by November 12th to all staff and students

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Beaverton School District Antiracist Vision Statement

The BSD School Board unanimously voted to adopt an Antiracist Vision Statement. Informed by the work of the Beaverton Multicultural Educator Community (BMEC) and the 40-member Equitable Policies Task Force made up of students, family, community members and staff, the vision statement will guide our implementation of our Every Student Belongs Policy (ACB) and help ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming learning spaces for all.


Antiracist Vision Statement


Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.

Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.

Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.

Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.

Our district will:
  • Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
  • Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
  • Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
  • Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
  • Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
  • Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.
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BSD hiring substitute teachers!

Come work for the Beaverton School District! We’re hiring immediately for substitute teachers. We’ve increased our daily pay rate to $230. We’re also offering bonuses ranging from $500 to $3,300, depending on the number of days worked. Just head to our website: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/jobs

BSD Hiring Subs
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Community Survey

The link below will take you to a very quick survey to collect information and feedback from our community. We want to be sure Westview is aware of what is working well and gather your ideas for improvement.
Westview Community Survey
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Westview PTO Fundraiser = Write-A-Check

“Write-A-Check” fundraising campaign is a donation to Westview PTO. Westview PTO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with Tax ID 93-1328582. 100% of your donation funds programs at Westview High School.


Programs Supported by Westview PTO


· Teacher and Staff Appreciation

· Students Rewards and Celebrations

· Clubs and Sports

· Graduation

· Classroom Materials

· Field Trip Assistance

· Other School Programs, Improvements, and Needs


Reasons to participate in the Write-A-Check Campaign


· Your Donation is 100% tax-deductible

· All money raised STAYS at Westview HS and benefits the students!


Suggested donation amount is $20 per student. Please support Westview PTO today by completing and returning the campaign form with your donation to the school PTO. Your company (Nike, Intel or etc.) may also match your donation to Westview PTO!


More information in the attachment below:

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When to Keep Your Student Home Due to Illness

This attachment details instructions on symptoms and when we ask you to keep your students home and for how long:

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BSD Back to School Questions and Guidelines

Click here for updated guidance and FAQs

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Bell Schedule

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Admin and Counselor Support 2021-22

Counselor Support (by Student Last Name)

  • AVID: Pat Baker
  • A - CAR: Anna Adamko
  • CAS - FRI: Amanda Budhi
  • FRJ - JUD: Tim Shaw
  • JUE - MAZ: Forrest Rosser
  • MBA - POZ: Michelle Silva
  • PPA - STE: Naseem Saremi
  • STF - Z - Ricardo Torres


Admin Support (By Student Last Name)

  • Tina Myers: A - JUD
  • Diane Fitzpatrick: JUE - POZ
  • Ben Lyman: PPA - Z


Student Manager

  • Hope Pearson


WESTVIEW PHONE: 503-356-3020

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Chromebook Damaged? Need a Chromebook? Tech Support?

Wildcat Day will be ready to distribute Chromebooks to any student who does not have one. We will also have our technology staff on hand to support you with damaged Chromebooks or needed repairs. We will also be able to help with passwords and access to StudentVue, Canvas, etc.. If you are unable to make Wildcat Day, we will have the time to support you with this during the first week of school.


If you have a Chromebook or technology need and would like to email or come to the school for support, please email:

brenda_renning@bsd.k12.or.us

or

dillon_serna@beaverton.k12.or.us

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You Can Pay Fines and Fees Online

Families are able to purchase ASB and pay fines and fees online. Below is a link to make payments. You will need you ParentVue information in order to access.


Online Payments


ParentVue Login and Access Info


Apps for Parent and Guardians

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Parent Square Communication

The Beaverton School District is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.


Here is a link for more information: BSD ParentSquare Information

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2021-2022 School Calendar

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