Kindergarten- Scholls Heights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

Principal Message

Dear Families,

Erika and I love working with the students, families, and staff of Scholls Heights. We are so appreciative to be a part of such a caring community.

We are projected to have 631 students for the 2021-2022 school year. We currently have 4 classrooms at each grade level and 2 ISC (Independent Skills Classrooms). Every classroom rotates daily between Specials classes. Specials consists of Music, PE, Library and Technology. We also have a full time Counselor, Anna Welch. Anna does class lessons, small groups, and meets with individual students as needed. If you have any concerns regarding your child's Social Emotional Well Being, Anna is a wonderful resource. She does not work over the summer but you can email her at and she will get back to you before school begins.

We are excited to announce that next year our Student Success Coach position is changing from half time to full time. Our K-2 Intervention teacher is also changing from half time to full time and the title will become Academic Coach. Another positive addition is the increase in support from our district social worker, Karen Edwards. Karen can be reached at One of Karen's talents is helping connect families to resources.

We hope that you have a summer filled with reading, journaling, story telling and writing, math, outdoor activities, building, creativity, and FUN! We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy.

We do not know exactly what school will look like next year yet but would like to provide you with some helpful information. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Our secretaries will be working until June 28 and back August 16. They can be reached at and Erika and I will be working much of the summer and can also be contacted at and

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our school family!

Take care,

Tracy Bariao-Arce (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

Kindergarten Orientation Teacher Presentation

Kindergarten orientation 2021

Kindergarten Start Dates Have Changed

Please Note- Start dates for Kindergarten have changed. Wednesday and Thursday, September 8-9, are appointments for Family Engagement (More information will be coming). Students with last names beginning with A-L will attend Friday, September 10. Students with last names M-Z will attend Monday, September 13.

Kindergarten Enrollment and FAQ

Please visit the Beaverton School District Website for additional Kindergarten Information.


Interested in volunteering? All volunteers must complete this form in order to help in the building or on field trips. Please fill out the information now so you are ready to help out in the fall. It usually takes a couple weeks to process. Here is the link:

Below is information about our amazing PTO.

Letter from our Nurse

Does your child need a Health Management Plan, Medications, and Immunizations? Please see the attached letter below for more information.


This Immunization Flyer below will let you know which shots and immunizations are required.

2021-2022 Scholls Heights Kindergarten Supply List

Please note that this is subject to change.

Kindergarten Supply List 2021-2022

Please put your child's name on their backpack.

1 - Full size standard backpack (no pre-K size or drawstring)

12 - # 2 Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, yellow, PRE-SHARPENED

1 - box Crayola crayons (24 count)

1 - box broad line Crayola markers (10 Classic colors)

1 - tray Crayola watercolors (8 colors)

18 - (or more) Elmer's washable glue sticks

2 - Expo low odor, fine tip, dry erase markers - BLACK

1 - tub of baby/diaper wipes

1 - bottle of hand sanitizer - (optional)

1 - school supply box

We Are All a Family

Here is an old recording of our school song. We look forward to when we can sing it together again.
We're All a Family

Kindergarten Booklet

Below is a Kindergarten Booklet from the District.

The following is general information about Communication Development:

By age 3, children typically speak in simple sentences and are at least 75% understandable.

By age 5, students are typically 100% understandable and correctly produce the speech sounds: all vowels, p, b, m, w, f, t, d, n, y, k, g, ad, ing, l, v, ch, j, and sh.

By age 6-6.5 they typically also master: r, s, z, and th.

There may be a period of developmental stuttering (repetitions, hesitations or prolongations while speaking) that occurs between 2-5 years old, lasting less than 6 months. This appears to occur alongside an increase in vocabulary and language knowledge and causes the child some struggle to find the right words. A patient, unhurried listener is helpful for the child who stutters during this period.

Indicators of speech/language/communication concerns:

· Less than 80% understandable or uses immature patterns while speaking (e.g. tat for cat, bake for break)

· Over a year delayed in the typical acquisition of speech sounds

· Does not use whole sentences to communicate

· Has noticeably faulty grammar, or very limited vocabulary

· Has a voice that is chronically hoarse, very loud, monotone or is hypernasal

· Child is bothered or frustrated by the way he/she communicates

· Has frequent ear infections or chronic middle ear fluid – causing difficulty hearing

Meal Benefits

Please see this Meal Benefits Flyer below for information on Free and Reduced Lunch Program. You only need to fill out one per family.

Dental Screening Certification Form

State law now requires a child who is 7 years of age or younger to have a dental screening before entering school for the first time. HB 2972 (2015). Here is the form: Dental Screening Certification Form