CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ August 27, 2021
School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW
Dear Nancy Ryles Families,
We are getting very excited to launch the new school year! Teachers’ first day back is Monday, August 30, and our staff will be engaged in professional development as well as getting classrooms and learning spaces ready for students’ arrival. At this point all teacher/student assignments are tentative. You can expect to learn via email who your child’s teacher is by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2. This will be in time for the Meet Your Teacher event on Friday, September 3.
We have an update on the Meet Your Teacher event next Friday. District guidelines continue to change and the most recent change involves parents, volunteers, and visitors. Beginning August 30, only students will be allowed to enter the school. Parents will need to stay outside for the Meet Your Teacher event. We will have staff scattered inside the school to help direct students to classrooms. In addition, we will be staggering the times for students to come meet their teacher. Meet Your Teacher will be for 1st-5th grades only.
8:30-9:00 a.m. -- Students with last names starting A-L
9:00-9:30 a.m. -- Students with last names starting M-Z
Outside activities remain the same, with the Information/Fun Fair opening up at 9:00 a.m. and Play Fit Fun events starting at 9:30 a.m.. Parents, you are welcome to peruse the Information/Fun Fair while your child is meeting his or her teacher and dropping off supplies and then your student can meet you under the covered area.
This event is for grades 1-5. (Kindergarten will offer 20-minute appointments on the first two days of school. Kindergarten families, please refer to the Kindergarten Letter for more information about the appointments. You are welcome to visit the informational fair, but kindergarten classrooms will not be open during the Meet Your Teacher event.)
Please respect your designated times to help us keep capacity down and maintain 3-feet social distancing.
Masks are required at all times inside the building and outside on school grounds.
We ask that students only visit their classroom. There may be a strong desire to visit previous teachers, however we want to respect other teachers’ time and space during this visit. There will be plenty of opportunities this year to see previous teachers.
Thank you for your flexibility and helping us keep health and safety at the forefront. If you choose not to attend this event, or are unable to, you will receive an email from your child’s teacher with information needed for the first day of school. You can also bring supplies on the first day of school.
The new guidance for parents and volunteers will result in some changes to how we will be hosting Back to School Night as well as other future events. Back to School Night will be a virtual event. We will send out more information in our next newsletter. We appreciate your patience and grace as we continue to navigate the pandemic and keep our students, staff, and families safe.
KINDERGARTEN - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
September 8-9 -- Kindergarten Assessments by appointment only. The link for scheduling your appointment was sent out on Thursday. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. Please contact the office if you need assistance making the appointment.
Friday, September 10 -- Kindergarten students whose last name begins with A-L will attend.
Monday, September 13 -- Kindergarten students whose last name begins with M-Z will attend.
Tuesday, September 14 -- All kindergarten students will attend.
There is a "translate" button on the webpage, if you need to read it in another language.
Here is the school supply list for 2021-2022. It can also be found on the Nancy Ryles website.
NRCO NEWS & EVENTS
Play Date at the Park: Join us for informal grade-level playground meet-ups. Meet new friends and reconnect with your forever friends! It's also a great time for parents to chat.
---Saturday, August 28---
1st Grade: 12:30-2:30
2nd Grade: 3-5
---Sunday, August 28---
3rd Grade: 10-12
4th Grade: 12:30-2:30
5th Grade: 3-5
Following the Meet the Teacher event, join us outside with Play Fit Fun! There will be some information tables from different community resources and Play Fit Fun will be leading family field day activities.
Planning for Fall
Volunteer opportunities will be posted soon! Make sure you're ready to sign up by completing your application with the district.
Let's Be Social
NRCO - LET'S BE SOCIAL & PLAY FIT FUN
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR IMPORTANT DATES
2021-2022 IMPORTANT DATES
Friday, September 3 - Meet the Teacher (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.)
Friday, September 3 - Information/Fun Fair sponsored by the NRCO (starting at 9:00 a.m.)
Wednesday, September 8 - First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
Friday, September 10 -- Half of Kindergarten (Last name beginning A - L)
Monday, September 13 -- Other Half of Kindergarten (Last name beginning M - Z)
Tuesday, September 14 - All Kindergarteners Attend
Wednesday, September 15 -- Back to School Night via Zoom. More details to follow.
Tuesday, October 12 -- Picture Day
Parent/Teacher Conference Dates for 2021-2022
Wednesday, October 27 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Thursday, October 28 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
October 28-29 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Wednesday, April 20 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Thursday, April 21 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
April 21-22 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Click here for the 2021-2022 School Calendar.
You can also find the calendar on the Beaverton School District website.
If you have not completed your fall verification process through ParentVUE, we encourage you to do it as soon as possible. These verifications are meant for currently enrolled students. We encourage parents to complete the required annual process before school begins. If you don’t complete this process before the start of the school year, it doesn’t mean your child isn’t enrolled in our schools. Verification simply allows you to double-check important information such as emergency contacts and any health/medication requirements are up-to-date in our system.
Click on the “Family Updates and New Student Enrollment” tab in the top right-hand corner and “Verification and Family Updates” from the drop-down menu on the next screen to start the verification process. A message will display in your parent portal with a link to the online verification screens for your review.
If you have not activated your ParentVUE account or if you have access concerns, please contact your school (not the District’s Central Office). If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, please follow these instructions to reset.
Helpful links for more information:
● Back-to-School Verification (with step by step instruction video)
Thank you for ensuring that we have the most accurate information on your student.
ParentSquare - NEW BSD COMMUNICATION PLATFORM
The Beaverton School District invites you to join ParentSquare, our new communication platform to connect families to the district, school and teachers. It will replace SchoolMessenger, Remind, Talking Points and any other texting/messaging apps that your school or teachers may have used in the past. It’s important to note that ParentSquare will not replace ParentVUE, StudentVUE, Canvas or Seesaw.
To activate your account download the App or go to parentsquare.com
To sign up, you will need to enter the email you have listed in our student information system (ParentVUE).
If you’re not associated with the District and have received this invitation in error, please contact Beaverton School District at 503‑356‑4656.
ParentSquare provides a safe way for administrators, teachers, staff and parents to:
Receive emergency notifications
Send and receive district, school and class information in your preferred language
Share pictures and files
See calendar items
Sign up for conferences
And much more… all in one place!
District, school, grade level and classroom information will be sent to your computer and/or phone via email and/or text. Or you can download the free iOS or Android app.
BSD has a ParentSquare webpage with an overview, Frequently Answered Questions and other handouts/resources. We encourage you to check it out! BSD ParentSquare Webpage
We’re happy to have you on board. Thank you for joining!
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS
Did you know that your meal benefits application provides more than just free meals for your student?
Your free and reduced meal application also means:
- Increased funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need.
- Discounts on fees associated with applying for college
- Discounts on athletic participation fees
- Discounts on some testing fees
- Fee waiver for student device damage and loss protection program
So even though all students will receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, you'll still want to fill out the application.
To apply, head to our website:
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
The NRCO Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.