Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- August 19, 2021


Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember


8/24 Principal's Zoom Chat 1:00-2:30 pm

8/28 PTC Kindy Play in the Park Event for incoming Kindy & 1st grade 10:00 am (see below for details)


9/2 Teacher Meet & Greet/Supply Drop-Off Back to School Event 2-4 pm (see below for details)

9/8 1st-5th grade First Day of School 8:30-3:00 pm

9/10 1st Day of School for Kindergarten Last Names A-L (M-Z attend on 9/13)

9/10 Boohoo/Yahoo Kindergarten Parent's Chat 8:30 am

9/13 1st Day of Kindergarten Last Names M-Z ( A-L do not attend today)

9/13 Boohoo/Yahoo Kindergarten Parent's Chat 8:30 am
9/14 All Kindergarten Students Attend from this day forth

9/28 PTC Volunteer Orientation/PTC Meeting 5:45 pm

9/30 PTC Volunteer Orientation/PTC Meeting 8:45 AM

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Dear Rock Creek Families,

We are so excited for the coming school year! We know that our Rock Creek families are excited, nervous and everything in between. With this in mind, we have created a few opportunities for you to share your questions and to connect. In this newsletter, you will receive a link to share your questions with me. Please check the District FAQ to see if your questions have been answered and ask away! We are here for you!

I will also be hosting several Principal Chats in the coming weeks and months to support our Rock Creek families is feeling ready for our new school year and getting the most up to date information. The first Principal Chat will be next week: Tuesday August 24, 1:00- 2:30pm. We will send out zoom links the day of the event via Parent Square. Additional Principal Chat dates and times will be listed in the Rocketeer, so please make sure to read it when it comes out each Thursday.

I know that you have many things that you might be wondering about and we are here to support you! We will be sending out more return to school information in the next couple of weeks, below is a bit to add to your calendars and get you ready!

The supply list is in a pdf link below. This is also on our Rock Creek school website under the about us tab, for future reference. 🙂

Breakfast and lunch will be offered for free for all students at school this year. We have measured spacing in our cafeteria and determined that we are able to accommodate our students eating in the cafeteria with 3 feet spacing. We will be bringing additional tables and chairs into our cafeteria to allow for the spacing to occur. This follows our district guidance for lunch and cafeteria planning at the elementary level.

We share teacher assignments the week before school starts and you will receive an email from your child's teacher at that time. We will be having a "normal" school day this year: 8:30am- 3pm at Rock Creek.

We will be having our traditional Meet the Teacher and supply drop off on Thursday September 2, 2-4pm. Back to School Night is 9/14/21 6-7:30 pm. Fall & Spring Conferences: 10/21-22 & 4/28-29. These dates are tentative and subject to change.

All of these dates and information will be in upcoming Rocketeer newsletters, so please make sure that you don't have us blocked as spam. (It happens 🙂)

Together, we are going to have a great year!

Once again, please don't hesitate to reach out with any additional questions.

Take care,
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2021-2022 SUPPLY LIST



We know that you're eager to receive updates on what school will look like this fall. The District has created a Back-to-School webpage that they are updating on a daily basis as guidance and plans are adjusted. Please continue to check that page for new information.

If you have questions that are not answered on the District FAQ back-to school page, please use this link and we will do our best to answer them in our next newsletter.

Rock Creek New School Year Questions
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Teachers will have their last names on their outside classroom door/window. Students will line up out side the classroom door with their community supplies. (Please keep individual supplies in your student's backpack and bring the first day of school.) Everyone will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing (3 feet apart). No more than 3 families will be in the classroom at a time. Please see the schedule below:

2-2:45 pm Last Names A-L

3-3:45 pm Last Names M-Z

If your student requires medication during the school day, please bring it to the school office during the meet & greet. Please see below for Important Medication Information and procedures.

Please stop by the PTC tables and gather important information!! They will be located in the undercover playground area.

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Home is the best place for your child to receive medication. If possible, spacing of medication dosages should be arranged to allow for home administration. The Beaverton School District follows State guidelines for medication administration, when home administration is not possible. Please review the BSD guidelines for medication administration to ensure safe, accurate administration at school.


All Medications:

  • Must be in original container.
  • Must be transported to/from school by a parent/guardian.
  • Necessary paperwork is completed by parent/guardian. (All medications forms can be obtained in the school office.)
  • Adequate amount of medication is provided by the parent/guardian.
  • All changes in instructions must be in writing and cannot be accepted verbally.
  • All medications must be picked up at the end of each school year or they will be discarded.

Prescription Medications:

  • Must be in prescription bottle.
  • Label must have child’s name, name of medication, route of administration, dose amount to be given at school, frequency/time of administration, and physician’s name.
  • Most pharmacists will provide two containers for prescription medication at home and school.
  • Middle and High school students may carry emergency medications needed for immediate access (non-injectable) medications with them IF permission is obtained and the Self-Administration Medication Authorization form is completed and on file in office.

Nonprescription Medications

  • Must be in original container (no baggies, foil, etc.) and labeled with child’s name.
  • Physician order needed only when the parent’s instruction for administration contradicts the safe dosing instruction on the bottle/container.
  • High school students may carry these medications with them IF permission is obtained and Self-Administration Medication Authorization form is completed and on file in the office.


Did you know that your meal benefits application provides more than just free meals for your student?

Your free and reduced meal application also means:

◾️ Increased funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need.
◾️ Discounts on fees associated with applying for college
◾️ Discounts on athletic participation fees
◾️ Discounts on some testing fees
◾️ Fee waiver for student device damage and loss protection program

So even though all students will receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, you'll still want to fill out the application.

To apply, head to our website:…/nutrition-s…/meal-benefits

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The district-run Clothes for Kids is now open. Appointments are required. To schedule, please use the "book appointment" button, or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

Clothes for Kids is located in the portable on the west side of the District Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Road.

Donations now accepted

Donations of new and gently used clothing are being accepted during business hours. Donation bins are located in front of the portables.

Most urgent needs:

  • Adult large to xxl t-shirts in both genders for high school students

  • large to xxl sports bras for high school students

  • New/gently used sweatpants in all sizes for both genders

  • New/gently used blue jeans for Boys and Girls in sizes 4T to 10

  • Light weight/knitted winter gloves

* Please check back often as this list is updated as needs change.

Please call Volunteer Services at 503-356-4443 to schedule lost and found drop-offs.

Donation bins available:

Monday - Friday

Regular District Business Hours

Clothes for kids Hours

Summer Hours

Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Regular Hours

Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Book Appointment

Log into ParentSquare to book an appointment to visit
Clothes for Kids.

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The Beaverton School District is using a new communication platform called ParentSquare this year, replacing SchoolMessenger. We encourage you to watch this 3-minute video:

If you still have questions, please join the district for a Facebook chat. They will be on hand to answer questions Tuesday, August 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please note: this won’t be a live video event but a real-time chat through the comments.

To learn more about ParentSquare, visit their webpage:

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Play in the Park for Future Kindergarten/1st Grade

Going to school is a big step! To ease this step, we would like future kindergarten students to get to know each other over the summer and parents to connect. Kids will have familiar faces to start school. Therefore, the PTC has organized play in the park events.

Similarly, some of this year's kindergarten students have never met their classmates in-person and are welcome as future first-graders to join the play in the park.

We welcome your family at Pirate park on the following Saturday:

August 28th at 10 am

You will also find this and more information on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!

All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!

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Student help Desk Information


If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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Club K has leased our facilities and will be providing before and after school care for Rock Creek Students. They are an independent company and not affiliated with BSD. Please contact them directly for rates and registration information. Club K Website

Rock Creek School provides the above information as a resource only for families and does not constitute an endorsement.

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The District has a community flyer page that list all approved extra curricular flyers such as chess clubs, soccer camps, childcare etc. It is updated monthly. Please Click on the link below to find approved extra curricular activities for students.

Approved After School Activities Link



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

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية

View the BSD website in Chinese


View the BSD website Japanese


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.

View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском

View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali

View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español

View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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Rock Creek School

4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450


Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (, or online ( For more information, visit

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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