Hybrid- Scholls Heights Knights
Dear Parents and Guardians,
There is a lot of information in this Newsletter that we hope will help prepare you for the start of Hybrid on April 5. This is our best thinking at this time. We will make adjustments as necessary. We appreciate your patience and grace as we try to be as safe and efficient as possible.
We are excited to welcome you and your student(s) back to school. Please help your child understand that we will be doing our best to keep our masks on, our hands and bodies to ourselves, and some distance from others. We know that students may not be able to maintain 6 feet of personal space and that is okay, as they are children. We have spaced out their personal space for them in the classroom. We will be wearing masks and frequently cleaning our hands. We have masks available, but it will be helpful if your student has a backup mask in their backpack.
Erika and I would also like to acknowledge our anger and grief over the racist events that took place recently in Atlanta. As Superintendent Don Grotting recently wrote to staff, "This latest tragedy highlights a significant increase in hate and racist acts across our nation against people in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities — acts that have become more violent. We also know many of these incidents are underreported."
We are hopeful that education can help bring change to the minds and hearts of our youngest generation to create inclusive and safe environments for everyone.
Tracy and Erika
We are looking forward to continuing to serve your student whether they have chosen Hybrid.
K-2 Hybrid begins Monday, April 5.
3-5 Hybrid begins Thursday, April 8.
Tracy Bariao (Principal)
Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)
Kindergarten will enter and exit through the front doors.
1st and 2nd Graders will enter through the doors nearest the school sign and Loon Drive.
3rd and 4th Graders will walk through the playground to the doors near the lower hallway.
5th Graders in Ms. Crenshaw and Mrs. Snyder's class will walk through the playground and through the gate near the planter boxes to enter their outside classroom door.
5th Graders in Mrs. Mazzotta and Mr. Jeffcott's class will enter their Portable Classroom.
ISC will enter and exit through their outside classroom doors.
Some families find it helpful to practice procedures prior to the start of a new schedule. Feel free to come by and show your child their assigned entrance.
Mrs. Mazzotta and Mr. Jeffcott are located in Portable 1 and Portable 2.
Ms. Crenshaw and Ms. Snyder's class will enter the playground, go through the gate, and enter their outside classroom door.
Ms. Crenshaw and Ms. Snyder's class will enter through their back classroom doors.
We will load Bus Riders onto their bus. Please make sure that your child visually knows their bus stop. We expect this information to be sent by Transportation soon.
Parent Pick-Up students will exit the door nearest the school sign and Loon Drive with a grade level teacher. Students will stay with their assigned teacher until the student identifies their pick-up person. We will try to have students being picked up by car on the parking lot side and students being picked up by a walker on the path. We are asking parents to wait in their car or on the sidewalk in order for us to have enough space to distance. You can also park and wait in the sidewalk waiting area.
As in the past, you will need to make a right turn out of our parking lot as this helps with the vehicle congestion and our buses.
We expect a lot of congestion so we appreciate your patience. We will adjust our system if we find that it is not working.
We will try to group students if they are being picked up by person or car. Students will remain with a grade level teacher until released.
If you are picking up in person, please wait along the sidewalk. Staff will help connect you with your student(s).
If you are picking up by car, please move forward in the line. Stay inside your vehicle. Staff will help connect you with your student(s). Please encourage your student to watch for your car.
Please keep a consistent dismissal plan. If you need to change it, please call the office as soon as possible so we can get the message to the teacher.
Our current office capacity is three visitors/parents. If you come to the office, please wait to be buzzed in. Unfortunately, we can no longer hold the door to let other visitors/parents in.
If your child happens to forget something at home, please call the office prior to coming to school. It might be something they do not need or can wait for another day.
Please try your best to avoid appointments during our limited in person instructional time. If you need to pick your child up early, please call the office. We will have your child waiting in the office and bring them out to you when you get here. (If it is close to 11:15, please just wait until dismissal time. Dismissal is a busy time for all staff). Thanks!
Meal Program Info
Free meals for all from 0-18 years! Check out this link for information. This web page has everything you will need whether you have children in hybrid, CDL or not in school at all!
Look for menus, heating instructions, FAQs and opt-out form.
Please let your teacher know if you will be receiving free meals or opting out. We will be preparing food for all kids that have not opted out.
Club K will have access to our playground from 11:15-6:00 PM.
As a reminder, dogs are not allowed on district playgrounds or property.
Covid 19 Testing Consent Form
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) supports COVID-19 testing in public and private K-12 schools in Oregon for students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19. The Beaverton School District has registered to have Abbott BinaxNOW rapid antigen testing available for students and staff who develop primary symptoms of Covid-19 at school. Primary symptoms of Covid-19 include:
New or different than usual shortness of breath
New or different than usual coughing
Fever of 100.4 or higher
New loss of taste or smell.
The Abbott BinaxNOW test will only be administered to students who have consent from their parent(s) or legal guardian on file. The student must be capable and willing to perform a nasal swab test independently. The parent(s) or guardian can decline testing and opt to test their child with a healthcare provider. If there is any doubt as to whether a specimen may be safely self-collected by an individual, they should be referred to their healthcare provider for COVID-19 testing. Positive test results will be shared with the Local Public Health Authority to assist in contact tracing.
If you would like your child to participate in this testing program, please complete and return the consent form to the school office. For further information on the the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test
Too Sick For School- Health Information
Club K After School Zone Update 2020-21
Club K After School Zone has been safely operating under Emergency Licensing throughout the entire pandemic. Our dedicated team of teachers have focused on providing a safe, reliable, and academically supportive environment for students during a time of great uncertainty. As our world begins to regain some aspects of normalcy, we look forward to continued education, engagement, and exploration with the BSD community.
Club K After School Zone is offering “After In-Person Learning Care” on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - from school dismissal (11:15 am) to 5:30 pm - along with full day care on Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Club K After School Zone will return to programming at Scholls Heights as soon as we meet a minimum of at least 12 students who are registered in order to cover operating costs. Club K shifted to a weekly price point during the pandemic. The weekly price for this programming model is $265/week.
For program information, please contact Club K After School Zone’s Regional Manager, Amanda Lybarger at email@example.com. For questions regarding tuition rates and registration contact Jane Whitelock at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to register your child by following this link to our website: https://www.clubkafterschool.com/wlwv-quarter-3-registration-form/.
We are looking forward to continuing our programming and services for the Scholls Heights Elementary Community!
THPRD Out of School Program Flyer Below
Safe Routes to School
With the start of Hybrid learning in April we wanted to share with you our new Safe Routes to School web page on the PTO web site,
www.shpto.org/safe-routes-to-school. On this page you can view our school's specific resources from Beaverton's Safe Routes to School Program including our walking map. You can also view our parking lot procedures map. Drop off and pick up are busy times as school and knowing how to safely navigate through the parking lot ensures a safe trip for all our students.
Information about upcoming Health Lessons.
Books on the Go
"Books on the Go" is changing its time, but not the day! The new time will be 11:30am-1:00pm on Wednesdays starting April 7th. There will be no "Books on the Go" on March 31st.
In Person Hybrid students will have the opportunity to also check out books during school hours. Books placed on hold will be delivered to students during school or can be picked up at "Books on the Go" on Wednesdays.