Activities and Events at Sunset HS

January 2020

Recognitions:

• Congratulations to our December Volunteer of the Month - Nok Pasadhika ! Volunteer of the Month comes with a nice gift card, so be sure you are logging all your hours in and you might be our next Volunteer of the Month!

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Thank you!

Thank You to the Sunset Community! A thank you to the Sunset Community for all their efforts on raising food items, hygiene products and money to help out those in our community in need this holiday season. We were able to help 16 Sunset families this holiday season AND give each of our 160 staff members a Starbucks gift card and some yummy soup to head off into the break with warm bellies and hearts.
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You’re invited to:

PTO Meeting – 1/14, 7:00 p.m. You are always invited to attend to hear about what is going on at Sunset with updates from PTO committees and Principal Huelskamp. Learn more about Sunset’s Parent Teacher Organization here.

Teen Topics - 1/14, 7:30 a.m. The Teenage Brain and Decision Making. Join us in our community room for coffee and this unique opportunity as the Sunset Counseling Staff hosts Dr. Lindsay Lillstrom, a licensed psychologist who specializes in therapeutic and assessment services for children and their families. Dr. Lillstrom’s clinical experiences include working with children and families impacted by anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. She strives to support families through a process of individual and relational exploration in the hopes of developing a tailored and concrete plan for how to foster positive and lasting change.

Winter Sporting Events. Basketball, swimming and wrestling seasons are underway.
Come cheer on the Apollos! Or help with concessions – see the “For All Apollos” section below. Season results and upcoming meets/games for all teams can be found here.
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For Seniors:

· Grad Party – Information and Links to Sign up! All seniors who are eligible to participate in Sunset’s graduation ceremony on 6/10/2020 are invited to attend the all-night Grad Party. The Grad Party is an annual event, organized by parent volunteers, that is alcohol- and drug-free and takes place after the graduation ceremony. The ticket price is $75. All details – including registration forms, pay/donation links, and information on our fundraisers -- can be found SHS Grad party website. And you are invited to follow Grad Party on Twitter @shsapollosparty.

· Need to order a cap and gown? If you have not ordered your cap and gown, call JOSTENS at 503.690.7488 or order online @JOSTENS.COM or email dan.peters@jostens.com

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For all Apollos:

Thank You to the Sunset Community! A thank you to the Sunset Community for all their efforts on raising food items, hygiene products and money to help out those in our community in need this holiday season. We were able to help 16 Sunset families this holiday season AND give each of our 160 staff members a Starbucks gift card and some yummy soup to head off into the break with warm bellies and hearts.

First semester finals begin 1/21. Sunset students will be on a modified schedule for finals week. The finals schedule is listed in the calendar portion of this newsletter and the class schedule for Tuesday 1/21 is modified. Students should refer to Canvas or go to the “Announcement” section of Sunset’s homepage.


Walking Tour for Prospective Students on Thursday 1/16 at 4:00 p.m.
Tours are conducted by a school administrator and are intended for those families seeking information about Sunset, who do not currently have students attending the school. All tours meet in the community room and reservations are not necessary. Please share this information with the parents of middle school-aged students who want to explore high school options.

The Counseling office is here to help:

Any student who is in need of financial support to take the SAT or ACT should see their counselor for information about fee waiver support.
Students in need of scholarship support for formal dances (Bali, Prom) are encouraged to talk to their counselor about scholarships.

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BSD District Community Event - Conversations About Race

Come join the conversation! Southridge High School is hosting a community-wide event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Starting with a schoolwide "conversation about race" earlier in the day, the school is then opening its doors to all students, families, staff, community members, and partners to engage in community-wide conversations about race from 3:30-6:00 p.m. There will be student, staff, and community-led breakout sessions on various topics from 3:30-4:10 and 5:05-5:45, with a keynote student panel from 4:15-5:00. The goal of this event is to increase individual racial literacy by participating in meaningful and purposeful learning and conversation. Registration information will be coming soon!

Report Cards Are Going Paperless

The Beaverton School District is transitioning to electronic report cards for all students. This upcoming Progress period will be the last time we will be printing and mailing paper progress reports/report cards. The electronic report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE (mobile and desktop). If parents/guardians have not set up their ParentVUE account, they will need to do so by January 2020.

There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVue account. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up an account.

There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Families will be able to view grades days after grading days, rather than wait up to two weeks for a report card to come by mail or in their child’s backpack. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

Please encourage parents/guardians to contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE account or need assistance with a printed copy. We will be sharing more information about this transition in the coming weeks.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER 2020

INCLEMENT WEATHER
Parent & Guardian Information
2020

Inclement Weather Information
Beaverton School District Parents and Guardians

School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the District website, Facebook and Twitter by 5:30 a.m. and SchoolMessenger text, email or phone (depending on selected preferences).

We encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location.

When all district schools and facilities are closed

• All daytime and evening activities/events on closure days are canceled.
When there is a 2-hour delay in opening school and buses are on snow routes

• All schools will open two hours later than regularly scheduled.
• The following classes/programs are canceled:
  • AM early intervention
  • AM Preschool Classes
  • AM Health Careers & Auto Program

• Terra Nova Program is canceled all day.
• There will be no bus service for Bonny Slope, Nancy Ryles and Sato elementary schools.
• Bus services will not be provided to McKinney-Vento students living outside of the district.
When school is on time and buses are on snow routes

• All schools operate on regular daily schedules.
• There will be no bus service for Bonny Slope, Nancy Ryles and Sato elementary schools
• Terra Nova Program is canceled all day.
• If the weather forecast calls for declining weather conditions throughout the day, the district will implement snow routes for PM dismissal.
When weather conditions necessitate an early dismissal/closure of schools

• We encourage you to refer to the BSD website, SchoolMessenger and local media for more detailed information.
• All daytime and evening activities/events are canceled.
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Upcoming Events and Activities:

1/9 – Thursday
Middle School Boundary Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Middle School
Men’s basketball vs. West Salem HS – 7:00 p.m.

1/10 – Friday
Women’s basketball vs. Forest Grove HS – 7:00 p.m.

1/13– Monday
Wellness Week begins
BSD Budget Listening & Learning Session – 6:30 p.m, Springville K-8
SHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting – 7:00 p.m., Community Room

1/14 – Tuesday
Teen Topic Parent Forum: Teenage Brain and Decision Making – 7:30 am., SHS Community Room
Women’s basketball vs. Aloha HS – 7:00 p.m

1/16 – Thursday
Walking tour for prospective students – 4:00 p.m.
Middle School Boundary Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30 p.m., Highland Park Middle School
Men’s Wrestling vs. Mountainside HS – 7:00 p.m.

1/17 – Friday
Men’s basketball vs. Beaverton HS – 7:00 p.m.

1/20– Monday
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

1/21 – Tuesday
Finals week begins; students on a modified class schedule, 2nd period final at 8:25 a.m.
Buses depart at 2:37 p.m.
School Board Meeting – 6:30 p.m, BSD Administration Offices
Women’s basketball vs. Jesuit HS – 7:00 p.m

1/232– Wednesday
Finals week day two -- 1st and 3rd period finals
Buses depart at 1:00 p.m.
Latino Parent Night – 6:30 p.m, SHS Community Room

1/23– Thursday
Finals week day three – 4th and 6th period finals
Buses depart at 12:30 p.m.

1/24 – Friday
Finals week day four – 5th and 7th period finals
Buses depart at 12:30 p.m.
Women’s basketball vs. Westview HS – 7:15 p.m.


1/27 – Monday
NO SCHOOL – Grading Day

1/28– Tuesday
BSD Budget Listening & Learning Session – 6:30 p.m, Whtiford Middle School

1/29 – Wednesday
Men’s basketball vs. Southridge HS – 7:00 p.m.

1/30 – Thursday
Mock Interviews
Middle School Boundary Advisory Committee Meeting – 6:30 p.m., Meadow Park Middle School

1/31 – Friday
Mock Interviews
Women’s basketball vs. Mountainside HS – 7:00 p.m.
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Don't forget Curriculum Night - Thursday, February 20

We are hosting Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 20 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Watch your mailbox for a letter and agenda that describes opportunities to learn about our overall academic program, International Baccalaureate, post high school planning and a opportunity to hear from your students counselor.

SAVE THE DATE! March 19

"Don't Freak Out" Come learn the secret to staying calm and how to best help when those you care about need your support. Presented by David Kozlowski, Child and Family Therapist and Heidi Swapp, mom and entrepreneur from the "light the fight" podcast.

Notes:

· Sporting events listed here are varsity home meets/games. For a complete list of all school meets/games, including freshman/JV and “away” events, go to www.metroleague.org. Only sports sanctioned by the OSAA are included on the Metro League site.

· Activities/events listed here take place at Sunset HS unless noted otherwise. When you arrive, look for signs indicating the meeting room.

· Dates/times can change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.