January Scholls Heights Knights
Scholls Heights Families,
Happy New Year!
Normally, this newsletter is sent the first Friday of the month. We waited a few extra days to ensure that we have the most up to date information for you.
As you are aware, COVID cases are increasing. If your child is vaccinated, please upload their Vaccination Card in ParentVUE. (The directions are below). This helps us as we contract trace. If your child is exposed but they are fully vaccinated and symptom free, or have tested positive for COVID within the past 90 days and are symptom free, they can remain in school.
If your child needs to isolate or quarantine, we will provide a device for pick up. Your child will access Temporary Remote Learning with the support of a certified teacher/staff person. Your child will need to log into SeeSaw to access Zoom links and Temporary Remote Learning. Students will be assigned a quarantine sub who will work with them every school day on Reading, Writing, or Math as well as assign them work to do. Seesaw is how the students access the program. They will have access to the quarantine teacher for about an hour each day. Any family can also access the Beaverton At-Home Learning. It is on the District website. Click on COVID 19 Protocol Information. On the right you will see an icon for At-Home Learning.
If your child takes their device home for Temporary Remote Learning, it is important they bring the device back with them when they can return to school as we do not have extras.
We continue to have students physically distanced in the classroom and learning spaces. Mitigation strategies are reinforced throughout our school to keep our students and staff safe.
We ask that you emphasize the importance of consistent and correct mask-wearing in addition to distancing and frequent hand-washing with your students. If your child is sick or has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, please report it to our office and keep them at home. We appreciate your partnership.
Despite the challenges, we are doing our best to take good care of students. We love to see them arrive each morning and love their excitement about being at school each day. We are keeping our focus on teaching and learning, and supporting social and emotional health. Please let us know if your student or family needs support.
Here is the link to the District COVID-19 FAQ page.
Tracy Bariao (Principal)
Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)
Volunteers- Temporary Pause
Masks Must Be Worn Outside Again.
Emergency Food Kit
Scholls Heights Elementary
Emergency Food Kit
We live in an area that occasionally experiences emergency situations (earthquakes, ice storms, etc.). To prepare for an emergency, we have created the following plan:
· Students will practice earthquake drills at school, along with regular fire drills.
· Each classroom will have an emergency kit with water and weather protection for each student. Parents, please provide the following food items in a plastic gallon size Ziplock
bag to complete the emergency kit. The kit will be returned to you on the last day of school. Every year you will be asked to resupply the perishable items and return the kit to school. This procedure allows food at the school to be rotated yearly.
· Through the online verification of enrollment process, each family was asked to complete an Emergency/Early School Closure Plan ensuring that students get home safely after an emergency that results in early dismissal. Please note: Occasionally it is necessary to close school early due to such situations as a snow storm or lack of heat or electricity. In such cases, information completed by you on the Emergency/Early School Closure Plan will be used.
What do you need to do?
· Keep the school updated of any changes to your Emergency/Early School Closure Plan or emergency contact(s) information.
· We would appreciate the following items put in a labeled gallon size Ziplock bag for your child’s emergency food kit:
1 Plastic bottled water (3 or 6 oz.)
2 small snacks (granola bars, peanut butter or cheese crackers, fruit snack packages, etc.)
Please return your child’s labeled personal emergency food kit to their teacher within the next three weeks. Thank you so much with this important matter - it is greatly appreciated. Feel free to call if you have any questions.
Our Scholls Heights family loves to celebrate our diversity and grow in knowledge and understanding about our varied cultures. One way we do this is by our new C&C (Countries and Cultures) bulletin board! Our student and/or family generated boards help our community grow in our knowledge and appreciation of the rich and varied cultures represented at SH.
This month's highlight is the country of Ukraine! Take the time to talk to your child about the information on this board. If you have a country/culture you would like to create a board for, please contact Marci Reschke, ELD teacher.
Our 2022 Scholls Heights Auction
Our Scholls Heights Auction Fundraiser is back by popular demand (and hosted virtually again!) This is one of our biggest events of the year, where the proceeds will directly benefit our students and staff by providing funds for many enrichment programs.
The Parent Teacher Organization is seeking donations from prominent businesses in the community, as well as local families for this fundraising event. Your 100% tax deductible donation can be in the form of an item (s), gift certificate, service or cash.
Your donation is critical in allowing the Scholls Heights PTO to continue Art Literacy, Science Fair, Passport Club (a geography club), Battle of the Books, class field trips, Teacher Classroom Grants, and many more curriculum enhancing activities.
You may use the attached form to print and submit your donation. We also have an online form if you prefer. We are happy to arrange to have your item picked up by one of the event chairs listed below.
If you wish to send your donation, it can be mailed to:
Scholls Heights Elementary School
Attn: SHPTO Donations
16400 SW Loon Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
Our Organization’s Tax-Exempt number is: 93-1275774
We realize that you receive many requests throughout the school year, and we appreciate what the continued support gives to the education programs of Scholls Heights Elementary School.
As a thank you for this generous donation, your business or family will be recognized on the Scholls Heights website and event signage.
Thank you, in advance, for your time and consideration!
Randy Majors, Fundraising Chairperson
Allison Ziarnik, Auction Committee Chairperson
News From Beaverton Library
Audiobook options from your public library (video to share)
Listening to books is a great way to use your imagination, share stories with family, and made a long car ride go faster!
Learn what options the library has for you to get audiobooks for free with your library card.
- English video (2 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLKNrzEXP0E
- Spanish video (6 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2euV5WemFOo
Oregon Battle of the Books Practice Questions
We had a fantastic OBOB Challenge session this afternoon with (at least) 97 students logging in to test their OBOB knowledge! All of our librarian-created questions are now available at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/OBOB. Feel free to use these for your own OBOB needs.
Caldecott, Newbery & More, Oh My!
It’s January, and that means that it’s award season! The Youth Media Awards will be announced on Monday, January 24 at 6 AM. This year is extra special because the Newberry Medal is celebrating its 100th year. Want to learn more? You and your students are welcome to join us on Zoom for “Caldecott, Newbery & More, Oh My!” on Sunday 1/30. Register Online
Both library locations are open seven days a week (see hours and locations). Face coverings are required. When inclement weather is in the forecast, find updates about the library's hours and the status of events on the homepage of www.BeavertonLibrary.org or on BCL's social media (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram).
One Book, One Beaverton programming begins in January! Join us for 11 free events, a mix of virtual and in-person, plus an evening with The Cold Millions author Jess Walter on Feb. 5. All events require registration; register for events and learn more at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/1book
Dining For Dollars
Safe Routes to School Information
Resolve to Be More Active!
Welcome back to school! January is a perfect time to try walking or biking to school -- for your health, your community and the planet! 1 mile of walking each way to school equals 2/3 of the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity. Get your steps in while decreasing the traffic and air pollution around your school and neighborhood.
• Does your school have a walking or biking school bus? If so, join in the fun. If not, find your school's preferred walk/bike route on our interactive Safe Routes to School maps.
• When you're out and about, keep your EYES and EARS OPEN, phones down and heads up. Know what’s going on around you. Have fun with your active commute!
• Need more tips and inspiration? Follow the Beaverton Safe Routes to School Facebook page.
Lost and Found
Arrival- Do not drop off before 8:15
Bottle Drop Fundraiser
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We update our website a few times a week. You can usually find answers to frequently asked questions there.
PTO- Mabels Labels Fundraiser
• Go to www.MabelsLabels.com
• Select Support a Fundraiser in the top right of the menu
• Search for Scholls Heights Parent Teacher Organization (Beaverton) and select.
• Shop! It's just that easy.
District Antiracist Vision Statement
Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.
Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.
Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.
Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.
Our district will:
- Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
- Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
- Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
- Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
- Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
- Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.