September 28, 2020

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Westview Votes
Learn how Westview High School basketball coach (and teacher) Michael Wolf and his team are inspiring civic engagement during COVID-19.

IT Help in Comprehensive Distance Learning

Five Oaks LITT Supports Students

See how Suzanne Peerenboom, Library Instructional Technology Teacher (LITT) at Five Oaks Middle School, is supporting students’ and staff’s IT needs from her home garage.

Free Food Boxes

We're back in business! Thanks to a grant through the USDA, we're now able to offer more free food boxes on Wednesdays at three BSD locations beginning Wednesday, October 7:

Aloha High School: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or until boxes are all distributed)

Beaverton High School: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Southridge High School: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

We anticipate that each 44-lb. box will contain fresh produce, dairy and meat. There are no requirements to pick up a box. The distribution is open to all.

BSD seeks applicants for Social Studies Project Team

Students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District’s Social Studies Project Team. The group will review existing Social Studies curriculum and practices to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The Project Team’s work will begin on October 20 and will conclude by June 2021.

Google Form and/or email submissions are due on Monday, October 5 by 4 p.m.

For more information and a link to the application, please visit the Social Studies Project Team Application page or email

BE SMART - Gun Safety Information

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The COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges for parents. Kids are out of school and spending more time at home. The boredom and isolation that they may feel poses additional risks to their safety. Securing all guns in the home — storing them locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition — can save your child’s life.

Moms Demand Action has an educational campaign called the Be SMART program. This program asks parents and guardians - gun owners and non-gun owners alike - to “Be SMART” and take these simple steps:

Secure all guns in homes and vehicles

Model responsible behavior

Ask about firearms in other homes that your child visits

Recognize the role of guns in suicide

Tell your peers to Be SMART

COVID-19 Metrics for Reopening Schools

We continue to carefully watch the county and state COVID-19 metrics in anticipation of starting hybrid learning. Numbers are released weekly. Because we have more than 10% of our employees who live in Multnomah County, we are tied to Multnomah County numbers. In short, we need to see:

  • 30 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row to begin Hybrid Model for Pre K-3 students.

  • 10 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row to begin Hybrid Model for grades 4-12.

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Virtual School Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 29

6:30 p.m.

Livestreamed on BSD YouTube

Public Comments

Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 1

6:30 p.m.

Livestreamed on BSD YouTube

Public Testimony application open from 12 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Beaverton School District

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