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2017-2018 School Year

School Schedules

Elementary School
  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-8 at the District’s K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills, Springville) is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day for 1/2 of each kindergarten class will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, the first day for the second 1/2 (only) of the kindergarten class will be Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Each elementary school will determine which kindergarten students begin on September 5 and which kindergarten students begin on Sept. 6, 2017. All kindergarten students will attend on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

Middle School (including Options schools *)

  • The first day of school for students in grade 6 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 7-8 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

High School (including Options schools *)
  • The first day of school for students in grade 9 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 10-12 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

*ACMA: The first day of school for students in grade 6 and all new to ACMA students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The first day of school for returning students in grades 7-12 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

*Merlo Station: New students will have intake appointments on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and returning students begin Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

Thursday-Friday, Sept. 7-8 - Regular school schedules for all grades K-12.

2016-17 Regular School Schedules

September 6, 2016 through June 21, 2017

*Early Elementary, Grades K-5...................8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
**Late Elementary, Grades K-5..................8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

*Early start elementary schools are Barnes, Bethany, Errol Hassell, Fir Grove, Hiteon, Oak Hills and Vose.

**Late start elementary schools are all others. Hazeldale at 118th will be 9:20 a.m.-3:55 p.m.

Middle School & Summa Programs...................9:15 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
High School.............................................................7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Options Programs.................................................7:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
(ACMA, ISB, Merlo Station, HS2, Rachel Carson)
(Bridges Academy 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)

Early Release/Teacher Collaboration

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, the District will implement a 90-minute early release on Wednesday afternoons to allow educators time to collaborate and participate in professional development opportunities.


Beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2017, dismissal times will be (subject to change):

  • Elementary schools that start at 8:00 a.m. will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.
  • Elementary schools that start at 8:30 a.m. will dismiss at 1:35 p.m.
  • Hazeldale at 118th will dismiss at 2:25 p.m.
  • Middle schools will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
  • High schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bridges Academy will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • ACMA, Health & Science, SST, ISB, Rachel Carson and Merlo will dismiss at 12:35 p.m.


The Early Release/Teacher Collaboration webpage has an updated FAQ and an animated video (English & Spanish) explaining Early Release and Teacher Collaboration. Check it out and share it today!

School Supply Lists for Elementary Schools

Individual schools have posted their 2017-2018 Supply Lists on their website.

WE Welcome You to Kindergarten

The Beaverton School District provides full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools. The kindergarten day will be the same length as grades one through five. Students are expected to attend kindergarten at their designated neighborhood school.

There is a series of informational videos in English and Español to welcome families to the kindergarten program available on the Kindergarten Information web page.
Kindy welcome - English

2017-2018 School Calendar

Grading Day/No students.....................................Friday, Nov. 3
Veterans’ Day Holiday...........................................Friday, Nov. 10
Schools Closed.......................................................Wednesday, Nov. 22
Thanksgiving..........................................................Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 23-24
Winter Break..........................................................Thurs., Dec. 21- Wed., Jan. 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/Schools Closed........Monday, Jan. 15
Grading Day/No Students.....................................Friday, Feb. 2
Presidents’ Day Holiday........................................Monday, Feb. 19
Spring Break...........................................................Monday – Friday, March 26-30
Grading Day/No Students....................................Friday, April 13
Memorial Day Holiday..........................................Monday, May 28
Last Day for Seniors..............................................Wednesday, June 6
Last Day of School.................................................Tuesday, June 19

Student Accident Insurance

Beaverton School District insurance does not cover student injuries due to accidents at school or during school-sponsored activities, such as field trips. At the beginning of each school year, the District provides parents with information on a voluntary accident insurance program. Parents should consider this insurance option if their student is not covered by a family health or accident insurance plan.


Coverage is required for students participating in interscholastic sports who cannot show proof of other accident or health coverage. Students must purchase coverage under Interscholastic Tackle Football Accident Plan (grades 9-12) if participating in tackle football or Student Accident & Sickness Plan or Full-Time 24/7 Accident Plans for all other Interscholastic Sports.


Optional accident insurance and sports coverage is obtained by parents directly from Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc.


  • Coverage Information and Application - English
  • Coverage Information and Application - Spanish


Filing a Claim

If you have purchased Student Accident & Health Insurance and need to file a claim, contact Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. at (800) 827-4695.

District Website

The Beaverton School District Website -- www.beaverton.k12.or.us provides a variety of information regarding the District, schools and programs. Each of the District’s 53 schools also maintains their own website, which can be accessed from the District’s site by clicking on the Schools tab.

Subscribe now to the District’s RSS feeds to receive the latest news electronically. Click on the RSS feed icon at the top of the web page in which you are interested; such as Public Safety notices, News Releases, and other timely BSD information.

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Download the BSD App today!

The Beaverton School District has launched a new and improved App:

  • Subscribe to your child's school to track activities and events
  • Fully integrated with the SchoolMessenger Notification System
  • Easy access to calendars, lunch menus, ParentVue and StudentVue


Available to download on the App Store and Google Play

Volunteer Information

With nearly 41,000 students in 53 schools, there are many ways volunteers can help. Volunteers can help tutor or mentor a student, assist in the library or cafeteria, help with school beautification projects, judge a science fair, help coach a team and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering, we can find the school or program that is right for you.

Click on the Volunteer link for more information.

Volunteer Management System - Myvolunteerpage.com
In the District-wide Volunteer Management System (VMS), all volunteers need to complete an application and background check. Once the background check is cleared, a profile will be created. Through myvolunteerpage.com volunteers will be able to update personal information, view and sign-up for open volunteer needs, and communicate directly with the school Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers will be able to use this profile from their first volunteer activity to their last.

For directions for creating a profile with myvolunteerpage, click here.


To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Please fill in all flagged (required) fields
  2. Click the "Submit Application" button - You'll know your application was successfully submitted if you are taken to the confirmation screen, if you remain on the same page, you have missed a required field. On the application page, click on the information icon for more information or specific questions
  3. You will create a unique username and password as part of the application process. Please write down and retain your username and password for entry into the site.
  4. You will receive an email approval from the Beaverton School District. Once you receive that confirmation email, please visit myvolunteerpage.com to sign-up for volunteer opportunities.


Applications:



Myvolunteerpage.com is not linked to student information and will not follow your student to a new school. Please send an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us if you would like to add or remove a school location.

For an English/Spanish translation of the application, please print the:
MyVolunteerPage Formulario - Guia de Español a Inglés

Read the Beaverton School District's Volunteer Brochure.


For more information, please contact Johanna Shrout at 503-356-4443.

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet reopens August 30

The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The program provides free clothing to low-income students in the District, operating in a portable building located on the west side parking lot at the Administration Center, 16550 S.W. Merlo Road.

The Clothes Closet will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. Parents must have an Admit Slip for their child to visit the Clothes Closet. Admit slips are available from the school secretary, principal, or counselor.

Donations of clean, new or gently used, school-type clothing are always needed. The Clothes Closet especially needs jeans, sweatshirts, T-shirts and new underwear and socks. Two bins located in front of the Clothes Closet are available Monday through Thursday during regular District business hours for clothing donations. The Clothes Closet is also looking for adult volunteers to help families shop at the program during the extended hours of service between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

For information, contact Johanna Shrout, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 503-356-4443.

Multilingual Department

The Multilingual Department (formerly Welcome Center) is now located at 18640 NW Walker Rd., Entrance B of the Capital Center building, and houses the District’s English Language Learner (ELL) Program, Dual Language Program, Migrant Education Program as well as Translation and Interpretation Services.

The Department’s mission is to promote academic success and equitable access to educational opportunities for all Language Learners and Migrant students. The Multilingual Department provides a leadership role in providing assistance for Language Learners by promoting parent outreach, ensuring compliance of ELL and Migrant services, and facilitating professional development for ELL, Dual Language, and Migrant staff and classroom teachers.

Please contact Toshiko Maurizio, Administrator for Multilingual Programs, at (503) 356-3755 with any questions.

Schedule of School Board Meetings

The 2017-2018 schedule of regular School Board meetings and School Board Work Sessions has been designed to curtail conflicts with competing events and holidays. Meetings typically begin at 6:30 p.m., times and location are subject to change. Check the District website (http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us) for the latest information. The schedule is as follows:

August 8........................................Work Session, Southridge High School
August 28......................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
September 25...............................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
October 10 (Tuesday)..................Fall Work Session, TBD (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
October 30....................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
December 11................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
January 22, 2018...........................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
February 6 (Tuesday)...................Winter Work Session, TBD (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
February 26..................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
March 19.......................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
April 16..........................................Spring Work Session, Location TBD (3:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
April 30..........................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
May 14...........................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)
June 18...........................................Business Meeting, Administration Center (6:30 p.m.)

District Goal & Strategic Plan

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

Four Pillars of Learning:

WE EXPECT EXCELLENCE
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize our world-class employees.

WE INNOVATE
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.

WE EMBRACE EQUITY
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.

WE COLLABORATE
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with the community to educate and serve our students.
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