CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ February 26, 2021
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dear BSD Elementary Families,
Thank you for completing the survey indicating your student’s choice between Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and In-Person Hybrid Instruction. We’ve analyzed the results, and those results have presented us with an opportunity to modify the model in such a way as to provide the vast majority of families with what they truly wanted — the ability to remain with their existing teachers. Please allow us to explain.
While there was some variation by school, the elementary survey results were roughly split down the middle: 50% of students opting for CDL and 50% of students opting for Hybrid. Here’s what that allows us to do:
- All students who opted for Hybrid will come to school for a morning session. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects. In the afternoon session, those students will be learning online at home asynchronously. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some other health lessons. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with live or recorded lessons. Students will attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
- All students who opted for CDL will be learning online at home asynchronously in the morning. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with live or recorded lessons. In the afternoon session, those students will receive live in-person instruction online from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects. Students will have live online instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
- The model for Grades 6-8 at our K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills and Springville) is not impacted by this plan.
Again, the vast majority of students will not need to change teachers. However, there will be a few instances where — because of student numbers and the required 35 square feet of space per student — this will not be the case. We’ve done our very best to accommodate the largest number of families.
In addition, the District has been working with our local child care providers. The following vendors have been given permission to operate in our schools once students return for Hybrid. It’s important to note that we do not run these programs. The providers still need to ensure that they have the proper staffing levels and the ability to adhere to enhanced health and safety protocols. To check on availability, you’ll need to contact the provider directly. We’ve provided contact information on our Return to In-Person Instruction webpage under the Child Care tab.
- Bethany Child Care - Bethany, Jacob Wismer, Springville (maybe), Sato
- Champions - Cooper Mountain
- Club K – Oak Hills (maybe), Scholls Heights (maybe), Vose
- Mari’s Little Lambs - Sexton Mountain
- REACH - Ridgewood
- Student Stop – Bonny Slope, Cedar Mill (maybe)
- Vermont Hills - Montclair
(A few of the programs are marked as “maybe.” We’re still evaluating space implications at these schools.)
If this new information or the information that we announced last week regarding the start of Hybrid at our middle, high and option schools has caused you to change your mind, here are your options:
- If you previously chose Hybrid but would like to switch to CDL, you can do that. Contact your school office to request the move.
- If you previously chose CDL but would like to switch to Hybrid, you may be able to do that. You’ll need to contact your school principal to see whether the class counts and space availability will allow for the change. If not, your student will be put on a waiting list.
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the value of remaining flexible. We continue to work each day to find the best path forward for our students and staff. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Next NRCO Community Meeting
Patrick McCreery, BSD Administrator for Equity and Inclusion, will be the guest speaker at the March NRCO Community Meeting. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. to join us in learning how to support Anti-Bias Anti-Racist (ABAR) education. Are there areas you need support growing your ABAR mindset? You can direct the conversation by sending your questions or comments to NRCO1@hotmail.com.
The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed to families on March 8.
SAVE THE DATE: Dining for Dollars is Wednesday, March 10 at Red Robin (Washington Square). It is for TO-GO ORDERS placed online between 4:00-8:00 p.m. *Detailed instructions to come*
WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE
We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.
If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.
View the BSD website in Arabic
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese
THE GREAT DEBATE - MARCH EDITION
This month's Great Debate is ... Which season is best: Winter or Spring?
Click here to vote: https://forms.gle/DXTr9Sutmyy8SDHC6
If you want to share a video explaining your choice, you can upload it in the link above or email it to Mr. Chung.
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (in person, if possible, or via Zoom). You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.
If you missed our Kindergarten Overview, you can watch the video and view the slide deck.
We are compiling a list of incoming kindergarteners. If you have a child who will enter kindergarten next fall, please click on the link below and complete the form. If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them! Thanks!
If you haven’t already done so, here is the link to register your child for Kindergarten: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten
(please make sure you select 2021-2022)
LIBRARY TO GO, THE FUTURE BOX and THE BOOK BUS
There will be no Future Box or Book Bus on March 24.
Library To Go schedule:
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The Future Box is every Wednesday morning:
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- Monte Vista Apartments parking lot
- 11:05 - 11:35 a.m. -- Seven West at the Trails parking lot
The Book Bus is every Wednesday afternoon:
● 1:35 p.m. at SW Falcon Dr. @ SW Mourning Dove Pl.
● 2:10 p.m. at SW 140th Ter. @ SW Liden Dr.
● 2:45 p.m. at SW 148th Ave. @ SW Grebe Ln.
Click here to get all of the information you need for Library To Go, The Future Box and The Books Bus, including how to put books on hold! (The link allows language translation).
If you have questions, please email Ms. Osborne or Mr. Chung.
CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS!
Astrid G. - 1st grade
Tyler J. - 5th Grade
Orlando J. - 1st Grade
Olivia O. - 4th Grade
Violet N. - 2nd Grade
Miguel T. - Kindergarten
Ashlynne Q.-G. - 4th Grade
Avery S. - 3rd Grade
Jack H. - 4th Grade
Jax E. - 1st Grade
Ian G. - 2nd Grade
Daniel C. - 2nd Grade
Callan D. - Kindergarten
Aiden P. - 3rd Grade
Maliyah S. - 2nd Grade
HOMEWORK HELP EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Nancy Ryles Homework Club Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Please join us via zoom for homework support. Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Mastripolito will be available to help students with Seesaw assignments 3 days a week. Drop by for a quick question or stay for the entire time or pop in and say hello. We are happy to help!
Please contact the office at 503-356-2400 for the Zoom link.
Free meals for kids are available at Nancy Ryles (and other schools) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For additional information, including curbside and bus route locations, click on the button!
Signal to Noise is Beaverton School District's annual film festival. It is open to students of all ages. Click on the button for more information!!
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Twitter is: @NancyRylesElem
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.