Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - September 28, 2020

Beginning of Year Expectations

As we launch into our third week of the 2020-2021 school year it is important to remember that in weeks three and four we are typically wrapping up baseline assessments with students and solidifying routines. At the end of the first month of school the rigor begins to ramp up as we end review and solidifying of previous year standards. These past two weeks, although online, have mirrored our brick and mortar practices of building community, getting to know our students, setting routines and expectations, and assessing skills. There have been added challenges as we assess students 1-1 virtually and we appreciate your patience as we complete this process and launch into grade-level instruction, targeted small group instruction and leveled asynchronous work.

Important Dates:

  • October 8 - No School, Teacher Professional Development and Planning
  • October 9 - No School, Licensed Non-Contract

Our evening support line in English is currently not being utilized and/or needed. We will continue this support through next Wednesday night and reassess our need for this support to continue.

Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Big picture

Safe Routes to School Update

Staying active by walking and rolling is a great tool for keeping yourself and your family physically and mentally healthy. This fall, consider building healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day by taking a walk or roll before the school day begins or in between classes. Remember to wear your mask and watch your distance - stay 6 feet from others.

The Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program encourages parents, guardians, and caregivers to review walking and biking safety tips with their students before heading outside together. Find resources at

We hope you have fun and safe trips in our community this year!

Mantenerse activo caminando y rodando es una gran herramienta para mantenerse a usted y a su familia física y mentalmente saludables. Este otoño, considere incorporar hábitos saludables (¡y divertidos!) en el día escolar remoto al caminar o rodar antes de que comience el día escolar o entre clases. Recuerde usar su máscara y observe su distancia – manténgase a 6 pies de los demás.

El Programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Hillsboro anima a los padres, guardianes y cuidadores a revisar los consejos de seguridad para caminar y andar en bicicleta con sus estudiantes antes de salir juntos. Encuentra recursos en

¡Esperamos que tenga viajes divertidos y seguros en nuestra comunidad este año!

Wonders/Maravillas Tutorial Videos

Big picture

National GeoBee Club - Event Cancelled

Unfortunately National GeoBee has just informed us that they are cancelling their programming and events for this school year. We are hopeful that we will be able to bring this club back to Patterson next school year.

Boys and Girls Join Cub Scouts! (Community Opportunity)

Pack 566 Sign-Up Form

Boys and Girls in grades K-4 are eligible to join Cub Scouts. A pandemic is not holding back the scout spirit and fun! During Phase 1 of Covid, Scout meetings will be available to meet each family's comfort level with options for outdoor/indoor gatherings in small cohort groups with masks and social distancing as well as online zoom meetings.

Sign-Up Link:

Supports in CDL

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 3:00.

  • Office Phone: 503-844-1380
  • Attendance Line: 503-844-1385
  • Fax Number: 503-844-1025

Ms. Maria Google Voice: 971-225-0257 / Email:

Mrs. Gearhart Google Voice: 971-246-7829 / Email:

Technology Support (see below):

Monday - Friday, 7:45 - 11:15 am, 12:15 - 2:15 pm

Spanish Support:

Spanish evening support, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Email or call Ms. Maria Monday-Friday from 8:30 - 1:30 pm.

Counseling Support:

Mrs. Morgan, our school counselor, is here to support your child and family during CDL.

Bus Delivery of Meals

Bus Delivery of Meals Begins Sept. 8.

During Comprehensive Distance Learning, all meals will be delivered via bus routes. Deliveries will take place Monday through Friday on school days, starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, and will include both breakfast and lunch.

Through December 2020, meals will be available at no charge. Meals will be delivered and available on expanded bus routes or may be picked up between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at the following sites:

  • Brown Middle School, 1505 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
  • Century High School, 2000 SE Century Blvd.
  • Evergreen Middle School, 456 NW Evergreen Rd.
  • Lincoln Street Elementary School, 801 NE Lincoln St.
  • Poynter Middle School, 1535 NE Grant St.
  • South Meadows Middle School, 4690 SE Davis Rd

To find out the location and time of the meal delivery for a specific student, visit the MyBus Student Route Look-up tool and enter the student’s ID number and birth date.

If you need help locating your bus stop and time, please contact our office team. More information about school meals during CDL can be found on the Nutrition Services page of our district website.


September is National Attendance Awareness Month, a time for schools and districts to promote positive attendance for PK-12 students, as well as bring awareness to absenteeism and the effects attendance can have on academic performance and success. According to the Oregon Department of Education’s Comprehensive Distance Learning guidelines, “The ability to continue to monitor attendance, as a proxy for engagement, is arguably one of the most important ways schools can help ensure equitable access to student learning and account for student well being during a pandemic across any instructional model.”

The beginning of our 2020-21 school year looks different, but absences do count. Both synchronous (live/in-person) and asynchronous (not live/in-person) learning count for daily attendance during comprehensive distance learning.

In order to provide families with clear and concise descriptions of student attendance and participation, a daily attendance reminder call will go out by 5 pm through a Hillsboro School District automated robocall. This is to share that the student has not engaged during the school day. The robocall that you may receive will state the following message, “Hello this is the Hillsboro School District letting you know that your student has not yet participated in Comprehensive Distance Learning today. If at any point your student engages in online learning this evening, they will be counted as attending for today. If they do not engage in learning, they will be counted as absent for today. Contact your student’s school for questions regarding attendance.”