Family Resources During CDL
Rock Creek -Fall 2020
Lots of Hybrid Information
Start date for grades K, 1 & 2 is Monday, April 5th.
Start date for grades 3, 4 & 5 is Thursday, April 8h. These grade levels will continue in CDL until that date.
Click here to watch the Beaverton School District Hybrid Elementary video.
Hybrid is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 am to 11:15am
Students arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am (Please do not arrive after 9:00 am)
We are limiting people on campus to help with social distancing. We ask parents that walk their students to stay on the path and let staff direct students to their classroom door. We will have staff all around the perimeter of the buildings.
As soon as students arrive they will go directly to their exterior classroom door - staff will be supervising outside (Parents please say your goodbyes before arriving on campus)
Students will be spaced 6 feet apart as they walk to class
Once in class they will receive a squirt of hand sanitizer and go directly to their desk - desks are spaced 6 feet apart
The bell will ring at 9:00am signaling it’s time for learning to begin
Basic school supplies will be provided for all students
Car Drop Off
Cars will drop off in the left lane
All buses will drop off ONLY in the right lane
Please help your child put on their mask before you leave the house so that it’s already on when they exit the car. Staff will direct students to their classroom door.
If you need to assist your child in any way with getting out of the car, please do not use the car drop off lane - instead we ask that you pull into a parking space in the lower parking lot.
If the car drop off line is too long, feel free to park.
Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am
Students that ride a bus will go directly to the bus
Parents that walk to the school will wait outside their child's classroom. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please pick up youngest child first.
Parents that drive to school to pick up their student will need to park and wait outside the classroom door. Please make sure you honor social distancing and know that the teacher will be unable to talk with you at the end of the day due to dismissal procedures duties. Please be sure to be parked by 11:10 am Please pick up youngest child first. Please note you will not be able to leave the parking lot until the buses depart.
**Important Misc. Going Home information**
Going home plans need to be set and consistent. This means the way your student gets home should NOT be changed. All 2 hours and 15 minutes will be devoted to instruction; thus teachers will have no time to check emails or make phone calls to see if changes have been made.
NO EARLY PICK-UPS, barring a true emergency. We will need every minute of instructional time.
Bus Riders: Students must ride THEIR assigned bus. Students will not be allowed on a bus that is not connected to their home address. If you haven’t been assigned a bus, you cannot take another one. Transportation worked hard to meet safety protocols and are relying on addresses that match assigned buses and cannot go over a certain capacity. Please contact Transportation if you have a concern.
Walkers: Students will be asked to leave campus immediately. If your child will be meeting a buddy to walk with, they will have to meet up off campus by the paths. Older siblings can pick up younger siblings at their classroom doors (Socially distanced) Make sure your children have a plan and know that support staff will be present.
Masks - While on school grounds, everyone will need to wear masks and keep them on the whole time. If your student struggles with keeping their mask on, and/or above their nose, please practice keeping the mask on at home for 2 hours and 15 minutes, so they are prepared to do so at school. Below are a few resources on mask wearing.
When students enter their classroom, they will be given a squirt of hand sanitizer. They will then go straight to their desk, unload their supplies,/backpack and then place their coat and backpack on the chair next to them. They are to stay put in that spot and may not roam the classroom. While in the classroom, they are to maintain a 6-foot distance from all students and the teacher the whole time
Space - Students will be expected to stay in their 35 square feet of space at all times. This would be helpful to let students know exactly what this means and to practice if your child struggles with maintaining distance with others. In the classroom, it’s important to note what that really means: students are to remain at their desk, within their 5ft by 7 ft square for the length of our short day together.
- Each student should bring a water bottle to school - (students are not able to use drinking fountains). Please be sure to put your name on it in case it drops and ends up in the lost & found
Your student’s teacher will let you know if students will need to bring their device (iPad or Chromebook) to school each day - and then take it back home to use in the afternoon.
- There is no recess and no in person PE or Music.
Students are encouraged to use the bathroom before they leave their home, to reduce the need for the bathroom at school. If necessary, students will use the designated bathroom for each grade.
Students will be placed into 3 Groups:
Group 1 is Kindergarten, and 2nd grade They will use restroom in the modular
Group 2 is 1st grade they will use the restroom located next to 1st grade
Group 3 is 3rd, 4th & 5th grade they will use the restrooms in the main hallway
What do I bring to school?
A backpack (Unless class room teachers have requested no back packs)
A water bottle (filled with water only - no juice, milk, smoothies - just water) To prevent spills or damaging electronics, please do NOT put the water bottle in your student's backpack.
A coat or jacket (the teacher may take the class outside for a movement break and walk the path - students will not have recess on the playground - the district has closed school playgrounds)
A mask - students will be required to wear a mask at all time
All school supplies except water bottles and headphones/earbuds (i.e. pencils, markers, scissors, etc ) will be provided by the school.
Students will be given their own supplies and books to keep inside their desk (there will be no shared materials).
Take home meals will be sent home with all students (meals are FREE to all students - parents can request vegetarian meals by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, please opt out if you do not want your child to bring home meals. See below for more information.)
PE & Music will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students (specific times will be available soon…)
ESL (English as a Second Language), Speech, Intervention and Resource Room services will remain CDL and will happen in the afternoon for Hybrid students
We will have one fire drill each month (just like we would during a typical school year) as required by the Fire Marshal - teachers bring their classes outside to the small parking lot
HEALTH and WELLNESS:
We are counting on you to not send your child to school if they are sick. Doing a wellness check each morning will be necessary.
Please make sure that you review the primary Covid symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell). Any students exhibiting those symptoms will be sent home from school.
Health Screenings in Hybrid
Family Toolkit Videos
Are you looking for resources to support your student learning at home? Be sure to go to the Family Toolkit on our BSD website and watch some of the videos. There is support for Seesaw, Canvas, and Dreambox as well as other at-home learning tips.
Family Toolkit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/connect/family-toolkit
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
Child Care Subsidies for Families
Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these funds.
The application window is now open to apply online for money to help cover some or all of your out-of-pocket child care expenses: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/child-care-subsidy
If you don’t have internet access, you can pick up a paper application at your school or the district Office (16550 SW Merlo Drive, Beaverton).
If you have questions, call 503-793-0408 or email email@example.com. If you need interpretation or translation assistance only, please call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.
The funds will be distributed until they are gone. It’s in your best interest to apply early.
Help with Technology
Need help with Technology? Check out the website below for tips for using our different applications and platforms. There is also contact information for our Student Help Desk.
If you don't know your password, there are a few options:
- Login to ParentVue then click on the "Student Info" tab then scroll down to "Other data" to find your student's password.
- Call the Student Help Desk. If your student reset their password at any point, we don't have access to the new password at Terra Linda.
Free Meals for All Children
Breakfast & Lunch
All children ages 1-18 can pick up lunch for free from any of our lunch distribution sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check this website for specific locations and times.
School sites will serve food from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Bus stops have shorter time windows.
**When you open the above website, be sure to click on the square icon in the upper right corner of the small map to open it to full screen.
- Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
- Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (except bus stops - see website for specific times)
- Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
- Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.
Local Food Resources
12208 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, Oregon 97229
- Thursdays 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm
- Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
Cedar Mill Bible Church Food Pantry Deliveries - Call 503.644.3156 to arrange for delivery
- Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
- Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
USDA Free Food Box program
Wednesdays beginning October 7
- Aloha HS: 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Beaverton HS: 12:00-1:00pm
- Southridge HS: 12:00-1:00pm
During these changing times, we are aware that some families may experience loss of income or a reduction in income.
Our counselor, Michelle Solberg can help connect families with resources 503-356-2454 or Michelle_Solberg@beaverton.k12.or.us
Families can directly contact The Pantry
Their hours are Tuesdays 3-6 pm (Drive-Thru)
They are located at 4470 NW 185th Ave
Portland, OR 97229
TEACHERS COLLEGE READING AND WRITING PROJECT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Supports for FamiliesWe at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University recognize that in these unprecedented times you are working hard to support your child’s literacy learning at home as best you can. We want to help. To that end, we have created free offerings for families. We hope these will bring more joy into home literacy learning. We will be adding to these regularly; check this page for updates and additions!
SIGNAL TO NOISE
Hello Filmmakers!The Signal to Noise Festival is on for 2021!
Film Entries are due Monday, March 29, 2021
Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021
Click link for information!
Bethany & Cedar Mills Library News
Current Services at Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
STEM for School Age Kids: Books with activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for kids.
Picture Book Biographies About Ground Breaking Females: New picture book biographies about women and girls who have done extraordinary things.
Picture Books for Lunar New Year: Celebrate Lunar New Year!
Multi-Age Family Read Alouds: Great read alouds for families with kids 8 and up.
Parenting Power: New titles in the Parenting Collection.
How to Search by IRLA Reading Level: This video shows you how to search the WCCLS catalog for IRLA books.
Virtual Read to the Dogs program for beginning or struggling readers with DoveLewis Canine Therapy Team!
Cedar Mill Library OBOB Page: Find OBOB practice questions and OBOB Trivia Grades 3-5 on Kahoot!
Safe Routes to school
Resolve to Be More Active!
January is the perfect time to build new healthy habits. Try to incorporate a walk or bike ride into your daily routine. The CDC recommends children get 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
Setting Up a Home Learning Environment
Even though your child is experiencing school without leaving home, it is important to create some separation between the two.
Some things to consider:
Have a designated space (when possible).
Try to keep others’ things off your child’s space (just like if it were their desk/space at school).
Give them freedom to leave this space for lunch, breaks, creative time, etc.
“After school” give them a change to relocate to another space and relax for a bit.
Consider having them practice taking a backpack and lunchbox to school (their learning space) and bringing it home (the living room, bedroom, etc.)
If you have consistent, dedicated space:
Have the supplies and materials they will need available in that space
Let them make the space their own (name tag, decorate, etc.)
Choose a space away from distractions (toys, tv, etc.)
If you do not have a consistent, dedicated space:
Have a box/bag/container of supplies they will need so they can take it with them to their workspace
If possible, develop some consistency by having choices of locations to work
If you have multiple students, develop a schedule that works for your family for where students will work
Stick to a Routine as Much as Possible
Consistent meal times
Sleep schedule (10-12 hours for kindergartners!)
Have something to look forward to.
Keep start of the year traditions (first day of school picture, etc.)
Allow them to “come home from school”
Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for iPads and Chromebooks
If you plan to use an iPad or Chromebook from Rock Creek, please consider activating the Damage/Loss Protection Coverage available from our District. The Coverage fee is $20. It is possible to waive this fee if your family is eligible for Meal Benefits. See below.
How can you activate Damage/Loss Protection Coverage?
- Option 1: You can opt in or opt out of Damage/Loss Protection Coverage by logging into ParentVue and selecting the Online Verification and Family Updates option.
- Option 2: Stop by Terra Linda and fill out a paper form to request coverage.
If you are eligible for Meal Benefits and plan to use a district-owned iPad or Chromebook and you have opted into Damage/Loss Protection Coverage using one of the above options, you have three choices for this Coverage
- When you apply for Meal Benefits, click the box on the application that allows District staff to be aware of your eligibility. The $20 Coverage fee will automatically be waived.
- Bring your Meal Benefits Eligibility Letter to Terra Linda so that we can verify eligiblity. We can then waive the $20 Coverage fee.
- Pay thee $20 fee for Damage/Loss Protection Coverage
Students can use district-owned devices at home without insurance coverage, but families are liable for any damages to the devices.
Clothes FOR KIDS
To see open appointment slots, families need to click on a calendar date that works for them, then select either a Large Family (4 or more students) or a Small Family (1 - 3 students). After they've indicated the family size, open appointments for a date selected will be on the right side of the screen. If times are not shown, either family size has not been selected or they need to select a different date on the calendar. They need to click on the time that works for them and then complete a short form to book the appointment. While online is best, families can all call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. (Press 1 for English and 2 for Spanish.)
District staff are more than welcome to schedule appointments for families. When you book the appointment, if needed, you can leave your information under the contact questions and fill out the remainder of the form with the student's information. On the day of the appointment, families will be asked to complete another very short form with the student's information.
In addition to scheduling the appointment, if needed and appropriate, you can shop for the family. You would just need to have an idea of what the student needs, their sizes and preferences. If you'd like to shop for several students and/or families, please book a 45 min timeslot. Volunteers will be there to help you.
Appointments are not needed to make a donation. For the program, donations are best when the program is open during the times listed above. Or, there are two donation bins on the walkway in front of the program that are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
2 Options for Internet Access: Comcast Internet Essentials or a Hotspot
Option 1: Apply for Comcast Internet Essentials - available until additional 500 spots are filled
Comcast is available to Beaverton School District families:
- Who are eligible for Meal Benefits (participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program) and
- Who live where Comcast offers internet service and
- Who are new to Comcast
Steps to Apply:
- Fill out this form: Comcast Internet Essentials Request Form
- You will receive a promo code by email.
- Go to Internet Essentials from Comcast and click on "Apply Now (You can apply on a cell phone with wifi access)
- When you start the application, you must enter your address. The form will tell you if Comcast offers internet service where you live.
- You will enter the promo code from BSD and other information.
Items needed to apply for Comcast Internet:
- The promo code sent to you from BSD
- Either a SSN or another form of Identification (there are several options)
- You can start the application, save what you've entered, then return later to complete it.
- NEW: You do not need a letter from Nutrition Services to verify Meal Benefits Eligibility. The promo code will allow you to skip this step.
Option 2: Request an internet hotspot here:
You will need to enter your student's ID number. Please call our office at 503-356-2490 if you don't know the number.
Apply for Meal Benefits
If you think your family might be eligible for Meal Benefits, please apply! We encourage all Terra Linda families to apply for Meal Benefits. Eligibility is based on your household size and total household income. Qualification criteria is different than what you might think. Students in eligible families can eat school-provided breakfast and lunch for free. Any school fees can also be reduced or possibly waived if you check the Permission to Share option.
More information here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meal-benefits
If you family was eligible during the 2019-2020 school year, you need to reapply.
Mental Health & Washington County Services
We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. You can also reach out to other resources listed on the BSD Community Resources page.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm
Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)
Looking for resources to help your student with distance learning? Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) can help.
All BSD students have a Youth Access Card allowing them to access all services for free. (New students and kindergarteners will receive their cards this fall). Youth Access Cards allow students to check out five books or audiobooks at a time, plus access these services:
Library of Things: Beaverton City Library and Cedar Mill Community Libraries have Library of Things collections with STEM items to enhance learning, including math games, robotics, coding kits and Legos.
Book bundles: Check out Book Bundles at Beaverton City Library and Cedar Mill Community Libraries, designed for a variety of reading levels and interests.
Virtual events: Register for virtual events, including weekly storytimes.
eBooks and eAudiobooks: Using Sora, students can select titles from WCCLS’s collection.
Homework Help: Live online homework help is available daily from 1-10 p.m. in English and Spanish through Brainfuse HelpNow. Brainfuse also offers test prep and writing/research assistance.
Tumblebooks: View and listen to animated books.
Mango Languages: Learn one of 70 languages with Mango.
Computer Lab: Beaverton City Library has a computer lab. Call or check the website for hours.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.
TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring
Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer
Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer
Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall
Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall
In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification
Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria
No change in admission criteria, only tests used
Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests
ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)
Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available
Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates
Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021
Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-356-4548.
Gracias por su paciencia mientras administramos los exámenes TAG/Summa durante el año escolar 2020-21. Se han realizado las siguientes actualizaciones a nuestros procesos de identificación actuales para reflejar el aprendizaje a distancia y la investigación sobre la estabilidad de la puntuación de los exámenes.
Exámenes TAG / Summa
Los exámenes TAG para los estudiantes nominados por los padres o maestros ocurrirán en la primavera
Los estudiantes actuales de 5º grado tendrán la oportunidad de ser considerados para el programa Summa mediante el examen a fines de la primavera/verano
Las oportunidades de exámenes al aire libre para TAG/Summa también estarán disponibles a principios del verano
Los estudiantes actuales de 3º y 4º grado tomarán exámenes de rendimiento en lectura y matemáticas (ITBS) en el otoño
Los estudiantes actuales de 2º, 3º y 4º grado tomarán un examen de evaluación de habilidades cognitivas (CogAT) en otoño
Además de las normas nacionales, se explorarán las normas locales para la identificación de TAG/Summa
Exámenes y criterios de calificación de SUMMA
No hay cambios en los criterios de admisión, solo se utilizan exámenes
Los resultados de los exámenes CogAT en los grados K-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Los resultados de los exámenes de rendimiento en los grados 3-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA
Exámenes de literatura y matemáticas del Sistema de Evaluación Estatal de Oregón (OSAS)
Las oportunidades de exámenes se publicarán en la página BSD TAG a medida que estén disponibles.
Las invitaciones para el examen se enviarán a través de School Messenger antes de las fechas del examen.
Los estudiantes elegibles para Summa serán notificados antes del 15 de enero de 2021
Dirija sus preguntas a Heidi Hanson, email@example.com o al 503-356-4548.
All Zoom Info!
Zoom Etiquette/Agreements for Parents and Students
1. First and Foremost: Please make sure your child has a quiet spot to work. If this isn't possible, headphones have been working to help limit some of the background noise. While we understand that many family members want to be nearby for assistance, please make sure that only your student is seen and heard on the screen for privacy and security reasons.
2. If your child is having a hard time remembering to join Zoom meetings throughout the day, please help set timers on their iPads. For example, for class if you set the timer for 2 minutes before each class, it would be 8:28, 9:38, 11:58 (for Tuesday and Thursday specials), 12:28, and 1:38. Here is a link for a video to help with timers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5LLCcZZvso&feature=youtu.be
If your student is using a chromebook, maybe add an alarm to a watch or phone.
3. Make sure your student's name shows up appropriately. It is very important for security and community building that your student has their name visible during Zoom meetings. If a student's name is not visible the teachers cannot allow them in to the Zoom meeting.
4. Eating- Please encourage your child to eat outside of our Zoom times. If they do need to eat during the Zoom classes, then the video will need to be turned off due to the fact that this can be very distracting to both students and teachers.
5. Video- As long as students are participating (answering when called on, using the thumbs up/raised hand reactions, etc.) then students can turn off the video as needed. If a student is demonstrating distracting behaviors (such as a lot of movement, or putting things up to the screen), then it is possible that the teacher will turn off the video of a student to help our class stay focused.
6. Seesaw/Canvas assignments- Please encourage your child to do as much of the work as they can on their own. We keep our Zooms open after most assignments are given so that students can ask us for help as needed.
We know that the families at home play a vital role in managing all of this. We appreciate all the parent/guardian support during this “new to us all” learning process.
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and ensure privacy of students and teachers during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), all parents/guardians/students are asked to follow these guidelines:
Please don’t video record, audio record, photograph, livestream or transmit in any other way any part of a Zoom virtual classroom session. This restriction includes social media posting.
Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Zoom virtual classroom sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared.
- Students zoom display name must be their actual name or they will not be allowed into the session.
It is very important for security and community building that your student has their name visible during Zoom meetings. If a student's name is not visible the teachers cannot allow them in to the Zoom meeting. Here is a link to help rename your student's device whenusing an iPa
How do you rename a zoom on a Chromebook?Step 1: Open your Zoom app and click on Settings in the bottom right corner of your screen. Step 2: Tap on your 'Profile' at the top of your sidebar and then select 'Display Name'. Step 3: Once selected, enter your desired new name in the two text fields that appear and tap on 'Ok' to finalize your name change.
Here is a quick tutorial for adding an alarm for iPads so that your student will know when to log on for Zoom meetings etc.
Alarm for iPad Tutorial
Rock Creek Elementary
4125 NW 185th Ave
Portland OR 97229
Fax- 503-356-2455Principal: Tiffany Wiencken