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Errol Hassell Family News- August 28, 2020



Thank you for your patience as we figure out details of what 2020-2021 looks like. Teachers are returning to work on Monday, August 31. By mid week, next week, you should hear from your child's teacher with details about logistics and how the year will look. Mrs. Plew will be sharing about how to check out and pick up/drop off books.

Wifi Survey: Families, we plan to come to you in the fall with supports for small groups of students in the neighborhoods. We would like to offer human interaction, education support, tech support. In order to do the tech support, we will need access to wifi. The wifi access would be used to help a student troubleshoot their device or learn an academic concept that they are struggling with, or help a parent apply for free lunch. If you are willing to share your wifi with us an hour a day, please fill out this survey.

- Family Toolkit

- Application for free internet

- Meal benefits application

- SchoolMessenger settings: It might be worth double checking your settings at this time. You can decide which parent(s) get which messages and in which format.

What will school look like?

School will be in session from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm daily. Every morning at 8:00 a.m., the classroom teacher will start the day live on Zoom with a 30 minute community building activity. This is part of our social emotional learning curriculum. Lunch will be 11:00 a.m. to noon for all students and staff. In addition to the school day, there is time set aside each week for teachers to connect with families.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

8:00 - 8:30 community building

PE and Music two times per week

Literacy: Teachers College Reading and Writing Units of Study

Math: Math Workshop

Science: Twig science is our new district adopted curriculum

Social Studies: Learning targets here


8:00 - 8:30 community building

Counseling lesson

Asynchronous learning

Supplemental learning opportunities

Supplemental instruction:

ELD, Special Education, and Intervention services will be partially in person in the neighborhood and partially online

Your child's class schedule will be shared either in Seesaw (K-3) or Canvas (4-5). Teachers will be giving guidance about those two platforms.

Technology Updates

All students will be charged a $20 insurance for the device. You can pay the fee, opt out if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, or not pay. The $20 insurance covers loss or damage.

Kindergarten through second grade families: We will be lending out iPads for K-2 students to use for the 2020-2021 school year. iPads will be distributed though your child's teacher. If you have a device to return, you may bring it when picking up the iPad. Details coming soon.

Student Chromebook Login Change:

Beginning September 8, students will use their full BSD email address to log into a chromebook (ex. This provides increased account security improvements. Setup, login instructions and answers to general support questions can be found on the FAQ page.

Student Chromebook Usage Summary Report:

This fall, parents will automatically receive a report on their child's weekly chromebook usage. More information is available here.


Will you need additional food resources once the USDA Summer Food Service Program has ended?

Aloha High School

18550 SW Kinnaman Road, Aloha. South parking lot entrance off of 185th Ave

Wednesdays only from 12:00-2:00 P.M. or while supplies last

Beaverton First United Methodist Free Food Market

12555 SW 4th Street Beaverton, OR 97005 USA 503-282-0555

4th Thursday of every month from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. or while supplies last. Open to anyone in need of food assistance, no income verification required. Please bring your own bags.

Merlo Station Free Food Market

2032 SW Merlo Ct. Beaverton, OR 97006 USA (503)746-6346 Open the second Thursday of the month from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m only or while supplies last. Open to anyone in need of food assistance, no income verification required. Please bring your own bag.

Holy Trinity Food Closet

13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton 97005 (503) 641-1842 Normal Hours of operation are Tuesday: 10:00am—12:30pm, Wednesday: 10:00am—12:30pm, Friday: 10:00am—12:30pm

Aloha Church of God

18380 SW Kinnaman Road, Aloha 97078 (503 649-5678 Hours – 1:00pm to 3:00PM Wednesday and Thursday as well as 10:00AM to 12:00PM the last Saturday of each month. Bring your own bags.

Additional Resources:

Oregon Food Bank

Care to Share

Partners for a hunger-free Oregon

Food Boxes are loaded into the trunk of most vehicles in parking lots to keep everyone safe. Drivers and volunteers are asked to maintain physical distancing while distributing vital food resources, in accordance with CDC best practices... all while wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

2020 Yearbooks Still Available

To Buy: Contact Becca at

Why: You don’t want to miss out on the 2020 yearbook! What a Year!!

A page has been added to write about how COVID-19 affected you!

$15 each

(Prefer check, made out to Errol Hassell PTO, but exact cash okay as well)

Hornet Happenings

Now- Office open 8am-4pm Call (503) 356-2090

Back to School Night/device pick up/meet the teacher TBD

Sept. 3- Expect an introduction email from your child's teacher by the end of the day.

Sept 14- First Day of school

Enrollment for new students

Community Resource Guide

Amazon Smile

Connect your Amazon app to Amazon Smile. Earn dollars for Errol Hassell PTO every time you shop. (Instructions here)

Builder/artist requested

Does anyone have skills to rebuild the sign in front of the school? We are looking to have the sign replaced, and it is out of our budget. The foundation is metal and sturdy. The wood is rotted. Ideas? Email us.

Volunteer info!