Principal Updates

April 26th -April 30th

Preview: Hybrid Expectations, 6th Grade Compacted Math Survey

Greetings BMS Families,


Not only was the weather been gorgeous, last week, we got to welcome some of our students back into our building through Hybrid in-person instruction. Hybrid has gotten off to a really smooth start. Every student arrived with their masks on properly so we couldn't necessarily see their smiles, but our students appear to be happy to be back together again.


We are so grateful for our amazing staff. They worked hard these last few weeks to ensure students have a safe, warm and inviting Hybrid experience.


Thank you for trusting that we will take good care of your children,


BMS Admin. Team

Hybrid Protocols and Expectations

Before and After School

Please arrive no more than 10 minutes ahead of the 1st bell.

Students are expected to depart from school grounds immediately. Students will not be supervised after school, so please communicate with your child that they should leave campus once they have their belongings.


Further, we know that our students are so excited to see their friends; however, we need them to understand that we need them not to congregate and they must remain 6ft away from each other at all times.


Mask Expectation

As mentioned earlier, students are doing a phenomenal job with arriving at school with their masks on properly, using hand sanitizer, and following expectations at the start of school. We have had to chat with a few students about the expectations, but thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone about our expectations. We want to remind families to have conversations with their students about making sure that masks stay on the entire time while at school or on campus. Please know we take students' health and safety seriously. So if we notice that your student's mask is not on correctly, we will remind them to have their masks on appropriately. We expect students to follow that expectation. If the behavior becomes recurring, staff will contact the student's family to schedule a time to connect and go over expectations during a conference.


Grade Level Entrances

We have designated grade-level entrances. However, if your first class of the day is one of the following, Band, Choir, Art, or PE with Mr. Eltagonde you will enter in a different location. See the list below:



  • Grade 8: Science Wing (By Ms. Carr's Room)
  • Grade 7 and Bus Riders: Bryce and 42nd Avenue
  • Grade 6: 41st and Fremont Avenue


  • Choir Rm 20: Pencil Gate(Formally the drama room)
  • Band: Portable entrance
  • PE with Mr. Eltagonde: New Gym Foyer
  • Art: New Gym Foyer



Screening Process

We would like to share with you a video about Hybrid Expectations. You can find the link here. Staff and students will use the Covid Screening Checklist daily prior to arriving on campus. If your student feels ill, please keep them home. We want to ensure that we are actively working together to keep everyone healthy.


Once students arrive on campus, Beaumont Staff will conduct visual screening for each student. Staff and students are expected to wear masks while on campus. Every student is required to wear a mask while on campus. If students arrive without one, we hand them one.


Once students enter the building, they will be asked to use hand sanitizing gel and to report directly to their first-period class. The first day of the cohort will be spent reviewing expectations and other important school protocols.


Devices

If your student is currently using a personal computer for CDL and plans to bring that device for Hybrid, please note that you and your student are assuming liability for the device, should the device be damaged, lost, or stolen. It will be your child's responsibility to manage their device. In regard to personal devices, they will be required to log on to the PPS Guest Wifi. Students may not share their devices with their peers for health protocol reasons.


If you prefer to have your student check out a PPS-issued Chromebook, we do have some devices available for check out. The device will be checked out using their student ID number. Should there be a functional issue with the device, we are able to make arrangements to replace it.

Compacted Math Placements: 6th Grade Families (Only)

Compacted Mathematics means that students learn 3 years of mathematics in 2 years time. Over two years students cover everything from Grade 7 and Grade 8 common core mathematics plus high school Algebra. Students who earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in CY1 and CY2 will earn high school Algebra credit.


Please complete the 6th Grade Family Survey by May 7th, 2021. For questions, please contact our Math Instructional Coach, Ms. Suckow at rsuckow@pps.net

School wide Assembly

We will have a school wide assembly this coming Wednesday, during the morning portion of the day. A special assembly schedule will be shared with students shortly. The focus will primarily be a celebration of student, with band and choir performances.

Beaumont Virtual Talent Show

Beaumont is having a Virtual Talent Show and we want to see your talents. All students and staff are encouraged to participate. Participants, group or solo, need to submit a 45-second Flipgrid video. Submissions are open from April 19th to May 7th. Contact Mr. Butcher with further questions or concerns.



FlipGrid Link:

https://flipgrid.com/61b2720a

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 rsuckow@pps.net

Information for Families from PPS

Virtual Special Education & Transition Resource Fair:
  • Dear PPS students and families that receive Special Education Services- This is for you!! Please see attached flyer to learn about the Virtual Special Education & Transition Resource Fair happening on April 27 and 28 from 6-8pm.
  • English
  • Español
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese
  • Chinese
Nutrition Services Meal Updates: While meals are served at no cost to children ages 1-18 at several Portland Public School sites this year, there are several benefits for eligible families to submit a meal application this school year.
  • Families approved for free and reduced-price meals may be eligible to receive future potential government assistance such as Pandemic EBT benefits (*please note that Oregon has not been approved yet for expanded Pandemic EBT benefits; we will alert families when we learn more and if it is approved).
  • Families may be eligible for other benefits such as school-related fee reduction or waivers, low-cost internet, and health coverage.
  • Families do not need to submit a meal application if any of the following apply:
  • All students in the household attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (list located online: https://www.pps.net/Page/2088) where students eat meals at no cost.
  • A meal application has already been submitted and approved for the 2020-21 school year.
  • The household received a 2020-21 Direct Certification Approval letter.
  • The household does not meet the 2020-21 Federal Income Guidelines
  • Eligible families who would like to submit a meal application have the following options:
  • Online at www.schoolcafe.com/pps.
  • Print, complete and mail back a paper meal application (https://www.pps.net/Page/2464) to PPS Nutrition Services, 501 N. Dixon St., Portland, OR 97227.
  • Request a paper meal application be mailed home from mealbenefits@pps.net or call 503.916.3402.
  • For meal benefits-related questions, please email mealbenefits@pps.net or call 503.916.3402.

Summer Opportunities for Students