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February 2021 Newsletter

West Tualatin View Elementary School

Phone: (503) 356-2510

Attendance Line: (503) 356-2511 - messages can be left 24 hours

Fax: (503) 356-2515

West TV Contact Form - click on form to send an email

Having technical issues?

You may reach out to our Technology Assistant Mrs. Brown directly via email at If she is unable to resolve the issue, she will have you request support from the BSD Student Help Desk.

Call: Student Help Desk at (503) 356-4656

Email: the Student Help Desk at

If you call and have to leave a message, please include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number in your message.

The school offices throughout the district are not currently open to the public for everyone's safety. However, the secretaries are working and will respond quickly to phone calls and emails.

Principal's Message

Dear West TV families,

The district will continue to email all BSD families updates about return to in-person instruction over the next few weeks. The most recent email was sent on Tuesday, January 19th - if you did not receive it, please check in your spam or junk email folder. If you cannot locate it, please call the school office as we may not have a correct email address for you. Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate through these challenging times.

Registration for 21-22

Registration for Kindergarten and all new students for the 21-22 school year begins February 1st. Any child who will be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 is eligible to enroll for Kindergarten. Families are able to register online. Link to register online: click here.

I encourage families to register during the month of February if at all possible so we can begin planning for next year.

If you have questions about registration, you can call the office between 7:30am-2:30pm or come to a Registration Information Q&A session on zoom, Wednesday, February 10th @ 12:00pm . The West TV secretaries and I will be available to answer questions about registering for next year.

West TV Registration Information Q&A via Zoom

Wednesday, February 10th @ 12:00pm

Zoom Link: 995 8719 0438

Password: allstars

Kindergarten Orientation

There will be a Kindergarten Orientation this spring. This is an opportunity for parents with incoming Kindergarten students to learn about the school and Kindergarten curriculum. It will be held virtually via Zoom on May 20th at 6:00pm.

West TV Kindergarten Orientation via Zoom

Thursday, May 20th at 6:00pm

Zoom Link: 995 8719 0438

Password: allstars

Please share this with neighbors, friends and relatives who have incoming 2021-22 West TV students!

Principal Valentine

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Picture Day

Picture Day is still happening on February 19th. More information coming soon!

Book Fair

The West TV Scholastic Online Book Fair is March 3-12. More information coming soon!

Signal to Noise Festival 2021

Hello Filmmakers!

The Signal to Noise Festival is on for 2021!

Important Dates:

Film Entries are due Monday, March 29, 2021

Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021

Please review the guidelines and check out the website for resources to help you create your master piece!

Guidelines & Website Link:

TAG/Summa Updates

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/Summa Testing

  • 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, or 503-356-4548.

Panda Express Fundraiser

Panda Express is hosting a nationwide fundraiser for West TV! 28% of sales will be donated to West TV. Help us spread the word...

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021

WHERE: Available at Panda Express locations nationwide!

HOW: Online orders only. Apply code 902171 in the Coupon Code box during online checkout at or via the Panda Express App.

SPREAD THE WORD: Anyone can participate in this virtual national fundraiser, so spread the word to friends, neighbors and family! . To participate, place an order online for pickup from the local Panda Express and use code 902171. Here is the link to the landing page: Panda Express Fundraiser for West TV

Immunization Exclusion Day Information

The Immunization Exclusion Day for 2020-21 is February 17, 2021.

All children who are not up to date with their immunizations will be excluded from being physically in the building.

We know that with the COVID-19 protocols in place, getting your child/children up to date with their immunizations may require some advanced planning. You may even be hesitant to go to a doctor's office. We, also, know that with the current distant learning your student is not physically in the building. We do want you to know that when public schools return to in school learning at any capacity and if your child/children are not current with their immunizations they will not be able to be physically in the building.

When this happens, you would have several options available to you:

  1. become current with immunizations.
  2. remain in CDL.
  3. notify us if you are exempt from the immunization schedule with an official document.

We'd like to make you aware that between now and exclusion day you will be receiving several communications from either us in the office, from the District, or from Washington County. If you are current and you still receive a notification, then please let us know so we can align our communication to better match your child's immunization records.

Inclement Weather Information During CDL

All classes and school schedules will continue on time in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), even if district facilities are closed due to inclement weather. In other words, we will not have any "snow days" in CDL.

If district facilities are closed, any on-site classes/programs including Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) will be canceled. All daytime and evening activities/events also will be canceled. For more information, please visit the Inclement Weather Information webpage.



1 Registration for the 21-22 school year begins (for Kindergarten and all new students)

3 Virtual School Assembly

5 No School for Students - Grading Day

10 Registration for 21-22 Q&A via Zoom @12:00pm

12 Spirit Day "College Gear Day" - wear your favorite college gear

12 Semester 1 Report Card available in ParentVue

15 SCHOOL CLOSED - President's Day

17 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)

19 Picture Day (2:30-7:00pm)

23 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

24 No School for Students - Staff Development Day


3 Virtual School Assembly

3-12 Scholastic Online Book Fair

5 Spirit Day "Book Character Day" - dress up as your favorite book character

16 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

22-26 SCHOOL CLOSED - Spring Break


2 Spirit Day "Crazy Hair Day"

7 Virtual School Assembly

16 No School for Students - Grading Day

20 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

28 No School for Students - Staff Development Day


5 Virtual School Assembly

7 Spirit Day "Mismatch Day"

18 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

20 Kindergarten Orientation via Zoom @ 6:00pm

31 No School for Students - Memorial Day


2 Virtual School Assembly

4 Spirit Day "Dress to Impress Day" - dress in your best clothes

15 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm

18 Last day of School for Students

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All information below has been shared previously

Message from the Counselor

Hello West TV Families!

My name is Kaija Daniel-Hoffman and I am the school counselor here at West TV. As a professional school counselor, I serve students in our school through whole class lessons, small groups, and individual counseling to support students in their social, emotional and academic growth. If you and/or your child would like to connect with me, you can do so in any of the following ways:


The West TV Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is an independent organization that seeks to enhance the scholastic and extracurricular lives of West TV students. PTC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. The dates for each month's meeting can be found on the school and PTC websites. Visit the West TV PTC website to learn more and connect with us!

Community Resources

  • Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at
  • The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information:

Specialists at West TV

If you would like to connect with one of our Specialists, please email them directly at their email address listed below and they will arrange a time for a Zoom meeting.

Alli Bieker - Psychologist

Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher

Kaija Daniel-Hoffman - Counselor

Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist

Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist

Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher

Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher

Monica Paas - ESL Teacher

Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg - Nurse

At West TV we aspire to develop empowered lifelong learners who make a positive difference in the global community.

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.