Springville Saga

2/18/22

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Principal and Assistant Principal's Message

Springville Families,


Even though we have cold weather in the forecast this week, we are a month out from Spring Break! When you walk around the school building, you can see pink blossoms on the bushes and smell the winter daphne. We are hopeful that this spring will bring continued improvements in the COVID cases and shifts to a more "normal" way of doing school.


You may have read last week that some of the District COVID protocols are beginning to ease up as the numbers are improving. Beginning this week, we are able to welcome volunteers back to our building. Here are the new guidelines:


  • All volunteers, including student volunteers and peer mentors from other BSD schools, are allowed at the discretion of school principals.
  • All volunteers must be registered in our Volunteer Management System and pass a mandatory background check.
  • Per Governor Kate Brown’s mandate, all volunteers must be vaccinated or submit a medical or religious exception. Those volunteers with approved exceptions may not work directly with students.
  • Volunteers are required to wear masks indoors. Volunteers are not required to wear masks outdoors.
  • Volunteer Service Projects can resume.


We are so excited to welcome parents/guardians back into our building. Keep your eyes on the Better Impact website for upcoming volunteer opportunities!


Warmly,

Robin Kobrowski and Ellen Arnold

Important Dates

February 22: Staff Development Day - No School

February 28: Springville PTO Meeting 7:30pm (includes BSD Bond Information)

March 8: Principal Coffee Chat 6:00pm

March 10: Early Release- Students Dismissed at 1:05

March 21-25: Spring Break - No School

OBOB Update: Let the Battles Begin!!

Thanks for your patience. Get ready! OBOB battles are finally starting this week!!! Schedules and other details will be posted Tuesday on the OBOB bulletin board and at wolvesread.org. Teams will have the opportunity to battle at least twice. Good luck and have fun!

BSD Bond Information Meeting for Springville

In May 2022, voters will decide on a new proposed capital improvement bond. If passed, the bond would raise about $723 million to be used on projects across the district including seismic stability upgrades, improvement of air ventilation systems, replacement of aging roofs and additional classroom space to alleviate overcrowding. Bond money also would be used to improve accessibility in special education classrooms, enhance learning spaces and replace all one-to-one student Chromebooks and iPads. The two largest proposed projects are the complete rebuilds of Beaverton High School and Raleigh Hills K-8 School.


The bond proposal will appear on the May 17, 2022 ballot.


There will be an information presented at the PTO meeting for Springville Families on Zoom on February 28 at 7:30 pm. Zoom Link

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PTO Meeting 2/28/22

Please join us for a PTO Meeting on February 28th at 7:30pm.


Agenda:

-BSD Bond Information

-Principal updates

-PTO board members needed for the school year 2022-2023

-5th and 8th grade celebration planning/committee volunteers needed

-10K music grant update


We hope to see you there!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82090831676?pwd=NEphUmdUOG9pZ2tqRWI5ckIrc0tqdz09


Meeting ID: 820 9083 1676

Passcode: wolves

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.

Health Room Donations

We are in need of some extra pants for the Health Room. Youth sizes 7/8/10 are the sizes we need at this time. Please consider donating new or gently used pants (styles that would work for boys and girls are appreciated).

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 February and March:

Friday 2/25; return Monday 2/28

Friday 3/4; return Monday 3/7

Friday 3/11; return Monday 3/14


No distribution 3/18

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 1/24.
  • 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, the next collection is 1/28. 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

COVID Protocol Updates

Household Exposure
If a household member (e.g. parent) tests positive and is unable to completely isolate away from an unvaccinated student or a vaccinated student who is 18 or older and eligible for a booster but has not received it, the student must quarantine at home for 5 days following the LAST day of exposure to the infected household member. This means that if household members share a living space and have contact with each other, the student is exposed each day during the household member’s infectious period (a full 5 days). After this period is completed, the student begins their 5-day quarantine period, so the total quarantine period is 10 days. The student can attend school on Day 11. If additional household members become ill with COVID-19, the total duration of quarantine may need to be longer. If the student becomes ill at any time during the total quarantine, they should be tested. For further clarification, contact your school nurse or health assistant.

Temporary Remote Learning (TRL)
In some cases, a single elementary classroom may be transitioned to Temporary Remote Learning rather than an entire school. In order to preserve continuity of learning and reduce the spread of COVID-19, both vaccinated and unvaccinated students will be required to transition to TRL with their class.

Update on Bus Service

Since the beginning of the school year, school districts across the country have suffered bus driver shortages due to a tight labor market. To this point, we’ve been able to run all our routes by utilizing other transportation employees who are licensed drivers. However, like in our community at large, we’re seeing an increased number of bus driver absences due to COVID-19.

If we have 43 or more drivers absent, we’ll need to place up to 9 routes on a 90-minute delay. The delay would apply to both morning and afternoon routes. If your student’s route is impacted, you’ll receive a ParentSquare notification by 6:00 a.m. that morning. Unfortunately, we’re unable to give you more advance notice because we often don’t have a full count of absent drivers until the morning.

Schools with affected routes will operate on a normal schedule. Students who arrive late will not be penalized, and teachers will not introduce new material or administer tests when busing is impacted.

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.

School/District Report Card

Our 2020-21 school profile is posted on our school webpage under About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card. There is also a link on this page to school profiles for other years and other schools. The 2020-21 district profile is posted on the district report card webpage.


State report cards began when the 1999 Oregon Legislature passed a law requiring every public school and district to receive a report from the Oregon Department of Education about how they are performing overall. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.


The 2020-21 school and district profiles do not include statewide assessments data, class size data, or attendance data as a result of the necessary statewide school closures and the implementation of Distance Learning for All. The profiles present all available data not impacted by the state’s response to COVID-19. As part of the federal response to COVID-19, all students in our school were eligible for free school meals last year. As a result, our Free/ Reduced Price Lunch percentage is reported as >95%.


At Springville, WE are committed to using this information to help tailor our school improvement plans and academic programs to meet the needs of every student. You’ll find our current school improvement plan here: Springville School Learning Plan. During the year I will communicate with you frequently about student achievement and programs in place at our school to foster student learning and success.


If you have questions about our report card or would like a print copy, please contact me. You may also have suggestions for improvements. Please share them! Thank you!



perfil del año escolar 2020-21

Nuestro perfil del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de nuestra escuela y lo puede encontrar al hacer clic en About Us>School Profile>Oregon Report Card (Sobre Nosotros, Perfiles Escolares, Boleta de Calificaciones de Oregón). También hay un enlace en esta página a los perfiles de las escuelas para otros años y otras escuelas. El perfil del distrito del año escolar 2020-21 está publicado en la página web de boleta de calificaciones del distrito.


El reporte de desempeño de las escuelas y distritos escolares de todo el estado empezaron cuando la legislatura de Oregon en 1999 aprobó una ley que requiere que todas las escuelas públicas y del distrito reciban un reporte del Departamento de Educación de Oregon acerca de cómo les va en general. La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa (ESSA por sus siglas en inglés), firmada por el Presidente Obama el 10 de diciembre de 2015, reemplaza la Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás (NCLB por sus siglas en inglés) y otorga a los estados mayor flexibilidad. ESSA anima a las escuelas y educadores a innovar y crear sistemas que atiendan a las necesidades locales. Como parte de este trabajo, el Departamento de Educación de Oregón rediseñó las boletas de calificaciones de la escuela y el distrito para involucrar e informar a las familias sobre el enfoque de la escuela al aprendizaje, las ofertas académicas y extracurriculares, y el desempeño de los estudiantes. Las boletas de calificaciones también sirven como una herramienta importante para la planificación de mejoras continuas por parte de los políticos locales y estatales, en conjunto con las comunidades a las que sirven.


Los perfiles de las escuelas y los distritos para el período 2019-20 no incluyen datos de evaluaciones a nivel estatal, datos sobre el tamaño de las clases o datos de asistencia como resultado de los necesarios cierres de escuelas a nivel estatal y la implementación de la Educación a Distancia para Todos. Los perfiles presentan todos los datos disponibles no afectados por la respuesta del estado a COVID-19. Como parte de la respuesta federal al COVID-19, todos los estudiantes de nuestra escuela fueron elegibles para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas el año pasado. Como resultado, nuestro porcentaje de almuerzo gratis / precio reducido se informa como> 95%.


TODOS NOSOTROS en Springville nos comprometemos a usar esta información para acoplarnos a los planes de mejoramiento y a los programas académicos de la escuela para satisfacer, de esta manera, las necesidades de cada estudiante. Usted encontrará nuestro plan de mejoramiento escolar en curso: Springville School Learning Plan. Durante este año, yo me comunicaré frecuentemente con usted acerca de los programas y aprovechamiento estudiantil de nuestra escuela para fomentar el aprendizaje y el éxito.


Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de nuestro reporte de desempeño o desea obtener una copia impresa, por favor póngase en contacto conmigo. Usted también puede darnos sus sugerencias para mejorar. ¡Por favor compártalas! ¡Muchas Gracias!