Springville Saga

3/11/22

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Principal and Assistant Principal's Message

Springville Families,


As you know, the District's new mask policy goes into effect this Monday, March 14. Masks will no longer be required at school, in district facilities, or on school buses. However, students and staff can choose to wear a mask. It is important that students understand that people may feel differently than they do about mask-wearing. While someone may feel excited about the change, someone else may feel worried or scared. We want all of our students to know that either way, it is OK. Included below is a video from Superintendent Grotting that reinforces this idea. We would like to encourage our families to take the time to have conversations at home about this change.


Additionally, after Spring Break we will be reducing Covid restrictions and returning to pre-Covid routines and procedures which includes PE classes returning to the gym and all students eating breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria. The latest FAQ from BSD outlines these updates as well as new guidance for volunteers, visitors and spectators.


BSD FAQ


Please let us know if you have any questions about the changes in protocols. Our Behavior Health & Wellness Team is working closely with teachers to support our students through this change.


Warmly,


Robin Kobrowski and Ellen Arnold

Either Way, It's OK

Important Dates

March 21-25: Spring Break - No School

April 14: Staff Development Day - No School

April 15: Grading Day - No School

April 19: Early Release - 1:05pm

April 28-29: Spring Conferences - No School

Kindergarten Learning!

Kindness Stories!

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Powerful Words Inspired by MLK Jr

OBOB Update

We've been having a good time battling! Some teams have already had their two battles and are done for the season. What a great effort! They can relax and cheer on teams who are still battling.


For 3rd graders: After the scheduled battles this week, the top 4 highest scoring teams and the single elimination tournament brackets will be posted on the OBOB board.


In April, we will have an ice cream party for all OBOB participants to celebrate all their hard work.


**We received clarification regarding the new masking optional policy that begins Monday. It extends to OBOB battles as well. So it is up to you and your student whether to wear a mask or not during participation in OBOB.


We are looking for an OBOB coordinator and/or committee for next year. Please reach out to springvilleobob@gmail.com if you might be interested. Thanks!

BSD Bond Presentation

If you missed this month's PTO meeting, Christina Mackin BSD Community Resource Coordinator shared information about the upcoming BSD Bond. If you would like to see the presentation, click here: Springville PTO Meeting/BSD Bond Presentation 2/28/2022


Detailed information can be found at: https://bond.beaverton.k12.or.us/

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BSD Bond Information Website

Click here for detailed information about the upcoming BSD Capital Improvement Bond

Special Education Parent Resource Fair

Please join us for the 4th Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair!


Parents will have an opportunity to listen to presentations from different organizations and businesses that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters after their formal presentations.

The fair will include presentations from:

  • Spectra Gymnastics

  • Oregon ABLE Savings Plan

  • Decoding Dyslexia

  • Palladio Consulting

  • TriMet: Ride Connection

  • Disability Resource Center at PSU

and more!


To register please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/special-education/parent-resource-fair


We hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Welcome to Kindergarten!


If you have a child that will be 5 by September 1st, we encourage you to enroll in Kindergarten now. Kindergarten is a year of wonder, joy, friendship, and learning. We are excited to take this journey with you and your child!


Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

https://youtu.be/Mf5lzCGYBLk


You can find information about registration here:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten


Kindergarten Orientation will be held virtually on May 18th at 6:00pm. We will share more information as we get closer. Please call our office if you have any questions!

Student Survey /Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.


The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.


Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.


A copy of the survey is available from your child's school and is posted at

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountability/research-reports


After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify the Springville Office 503.356.2480.


Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.


La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.


Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.


Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/accountability/research-reports


Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a Springville Office 503.356.2480.

Art Literacy - Volunteers Needed!

Our awesome PTO is preparing to resume the Art Literacy program and need your help. Please consider signing up as a volunteer for this fun and easy program. Scheduling is extremely flexible, and there is minimal time commitment (less than 2 hours per month). Please go to Better Impact and sign up for Art Lit under your child's (or childrens') teacher(s). This allows the coordinator to easily communicate with volunteers, and is not a commitment to any certain dates or times.


Never volunteered at Springville? Here are some helpful links:


Create a volunteer profile and obtain a background check:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/CCI/volunteer-engage/Pages/default.aspx


Sign-up to volunteer:

www.myvolunteerpage.com


Learn about the PTO:

www.springvillepto.org


Questions about art literacy? Email coordinator Sarah Orem at springvilleartlit@gmail.com, and check out the Beaverton School District Art Literacy page.

Fentanyl Overdose Prevention information for Families

CPS Virtual Parenting Class

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COVID 19 Protocol Information & FAQ

Click here for BSD-specific information and answers to commonly asked questions

COVID Screening Kit Distribution/Collection Dates

Distribution date/Collection dates for March:

Friday 3/11; return kits on Monday 3/14

No distribution 3/18


COVID screening distribution will start again after Spring Break April 1, 2022

COVID Screening Kit Reminders

For those who are signed up to test here are a few reminders:

  • Please do NOT test your students if they have tested positive in the past 90 days. Keep the tests until they can test again or throw them away.
  • If you do not have labels or have signed up in the past 3 weeks you may not be in OHSU's system yet. If your student takes home a test please hold onto it until we send labels home.
  • Tests must be returned by 10am Monday morning.
  • If you have lost the labels, please write your student's name and date of birth on the tube and bag.
  • If you would like to sign up the forms are in the office. OHSU gets them every 2 weeks. Labels are sent out 1-2 weeks after that.

Note from OHSU Regarding At Home Screening

Good afternoon schools and school districts,


We appreciate all of your efforts during this challenging time.

With the omicron variant surging, we are seeing more students testing positive for COVID. Those students who test positive should not participate in our program for 90 days after receiving their results, as they will continue to test positive during this time period. These repeat positive tests consume testing supplies and staff time, and distract us from helping students who are healthy or are just being diagnosed with COVID for the first time. Students with a positive result do not need to opt-out of the program, but they do need to pause their participation until the 90-day period has ended.


Best,

The K-12 COVID Screening Program team at OHSU

Snack and Lunch Drop Off

We have a number of families dropping off lunches, snacks and water bottles in the office each day. While we are happy to hold these items for students, calling classrooms to have students come to pick up these items creates a disruption to learning. Please talk with your child and let them know that if they forget a lunch or snack they should check with the office prior to lunch or snack time. Thank you for your help!

Attendance and Late Entry

All students are expected to attend school daily. If your child must be absent, please call the attendance line to let us know (503-356-2481). Some excusable reasons for absence include illness, quarantine, bereavement, family illness, inclement weather, religious instruction or emergencies. Please note that vacations are recorded as unexcused absences per District policy. In the event that a student is absent for ten consecutive days, the student will be dropped from the roll and must be reactivated upon return to school. Please make every effort to schedule your child's appointments, family vacations, music lessons, etc. around the school day and calendar. Missed instructional time, even in small increments, quickly adds up and impacts your child's overall learning.


It is very important for your child to be on time to school so that they start the day with everyone else. The school day begins promptly at 8:30am. Children who arrive after 8:30am are recorded as tardy. In order to get your child off to a good start in the morning, and prevent disruption of classes, please help your child be at school on time. If you child arrives after 8:30am, you must park and escort him/her to the office to obtain an late slip.