Terra Linda Tiger Tale

November 8, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

I hope you enjoyed a little extra sleep this weekend as a result of our return to Standard Time. In addition, we have many days off of school in the next 3 week: there is no school November 11-12 and November 22-26. Veteran's Day is November 11. Many thanks to the Military Veterans in our community who served in our Armed Forces!


Many of you have been impacted by quarantine this school year. In my own family, my second grade daughter, Reilly, returned to school today after 10 days of quarantine due to being in close contact with a positive COVID case on the school bus. She missed six days of school and lost 10 days of playing with her friends. When we initially found out, I was going to miss several days of work so I could stay home with her (and there are no substitutes for school principals!). Luckily her grandparents were willing to watch her. I know this is not the case in some families. Many parents/guardians have to miss work when their children are in quarantine.


The day after my daughter found out she had to quarantine, I was contacted by the principal of my sixth grade son, Mason. He said that Mason had been in close contact with a positive COVID case on his bus. Because my son is fully vaccinated, he was able to go to school. He did not have to quarantine, and he did not miss any days of school.


I share this story because vaccines for children ages 5-11 now have emergency approval. Come January, we will have students at Terra Linda who are fully vaccinated (two shots at least three weeks apart plus 14 days). This means it will be unlikely that I will quarantine an entire class. Students who are vaccinated who are close contacts with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine. Teachers will need to remain at school to provide in-person instruction to anyone who does not need to quarantine.


This fall, we have had a few instances where an entire class was in quarantine. Teachers were able to provide online instruction to the entire class for the duration of the quarantine period. When individual students are in quarantine, they receive assignments from their classroom teacher and a 15-minute Zoom check-in each day. It is not an ideal situation, but we are doing the best that we can. Starting in January, this will likely be the plan for any student in quarantine who is not fully vaccinated.


Our hope is that no one needs to quarantine, but it is a tool we use to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for close contacts who are not vaccinated.


Thank you for all you are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Having students at school in person has been such a gift this year!


With appreciation,

Christy

BSD Back-to-School Information & FAQ

Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.

This Week

***November Food Drive This Week***


Monday, November 8

Send COVID Screening Samples to School


Tuesday, November 9


Wednesday, November 10


Thursday, November 11 - SCHOOL CLOSED for Veteran's Day Holiday


Friday, November 12 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - Grading Day

Week of November 15


***November Food Drive Continues This Week - Ends Wednesday***




Monday, November 15


Tuesday, November 16


Wednesday, November 17

PTC Meeting 6:30pm on Zoom


Thursday, November 18

Picture Retake Day


Friday, November 19

Wear Terra Linda Gear


*** SCHOOL CLOSED NEXT WEEK NOVEMBER 22-26 ***

Food Drive November 8 through November 17

Students are encouraged to bring at least 7 non-perishable food items to school during our Food Drive. If you can send in more than 7 items, we will be able to fill more food boxes! Please be sure that items are not out of date. Suggested items include canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, rice, beans, and proteins like peanut butter, canned meats, chili, and soup.


Each class has a goal of 7 items per student. Posters in the cafeteria will track the progress. of each class towards meeting their goal. We are hoping to collect at least 2100 items as a school!


All collected food will be sorted into boxes and distributed to Terra Linda families who requested additional food over the November Break. Thank you for supporting our Food Drive!

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Safety Updates

Recess Zones Update

We have made two recent changes to our safety protocols in BSD. The Washington County Health Department is no longer asking us to contact trace during outdoor recess, so we were able to eliminate recess zones during both recesses. Students still need to wear their masks outdoors. As you might imagine, students were very excited about playing with their friends from the other class!


Volunteer Update

BSD is now allowing volunteers in schools on a less restricted basis. BSD had volunteer restrictions in place to prioritize in-person school for students. We didn't want to introduce more risk of spreading COVID-19 by having volunteers in schools. Because case counts in Washington County have continued to fall, we can now have more volunteers in buildings. All volunteers are still subject to principal discretion.


"Effective immediately, volunteers whose vaccination status is verified are allowed. Volunteers will need to wear masks and adhere to social distancing, but other previous restrictions will be dropped. The use of volunteers is at the discretion of the building principal and is contingent on the school's ability to verify vaccination status accurately and consistently. Volunteers who have an approved medical or religious exception still may only volunteer in non-student contact roles."


At Terra Linda, we will be looking at our priority areas for volunteers and starting slow. Please check Better Impact, our online volunteer system, for opportunities.

Annual Health Standards Notification

Each year all grade levels engage students in health curriculum that spans many levels of learning, from anatomy, disease prevention, healthy habits to stranger danger. Along with our mission to provide vital health instruction, we offer review of the curriculum to our families. Please see the information below to learn how you can check out the BSD Health curriculum.


Erin's Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention) Curriculum: FightChildAbuse.org

  • Go to website: https://fightchildabuse.org

  • Click "Pick Your Age Group"

    • Choose your grade level - this page contains all the videos that accompany the lessons

  • Click "Teachers & Counselors"

    • Choose Teacher Lessons - you can download your grade level's lessons here


Core Health Curriculum including Human Sexuality: The Great Body Shop

  • Families can preview Great Body Shop materials through the Family Portal on the website.

  • Email your child’s teacher requesting to preview The Great Body Shop materials

  • Your child's teacher will share instructions on how to create your own account to access the resources


After previewing materials, we hope you feel comfortable with the health topics we are teaching students. If you would like to excuse your child from specific lessons, please follow the Opt-Out Process linked here:

Squid Games Info

Are you wondering about the Netflix show called Squid Game that some of our students are watching and reenacting? Here is a link to an article that may help you understand some of the concerns.

Invitation to "Girls Who Code"

Iris Chang and Menaka Wijeratne, Sunset High School juniors, are Co-Presidents of the "Girls Who Code" Chapter at Sunset High School. They asked that we share the following message with students who will attend Sunset High School someday:


"We strive to close the Technology gender gap, and anybody can be a part of this change. We would love any interested students from your school to join our Monday weekly Zoom meetings from 4-5 PM. Through these meetings, we hope to facilitate a positive environment for your students to learn about technology. The curriculum includes lessons on coding, computers, and creative thinking."


Students can sign up on this Google Form: https://forms.gle/anyK4H5rd46EMwxu7

Interested in Donating to a Local Toy Drive?

Sunset Presbyterian Church sponsors a Food & Toy program that supports students and families from our community, including Beaverton schools. Terra Linda families are also supported by this program. If you would like to donate to their Toy Drive, there are four options:


  1. Bring your toy donation to their Toy Drive on Sunday, December 5th between 11:30 – 1:30pm. Once at Sunset Church, you will be directed to their drop-off location. Staff will unload your unwrapped donation while remaining socially distant and safe.
  2. Shop online from one of their wish lists or registries and it will be delivered directly to the church toy team. Amazon or Target
  3. Purchase a $25 Gift Card from Amazon, Fred Meyer or Target and deliver to the church (if you deliver to Terra Linda, we are happy to give the gift cards to the church for you)
  4. Donate financially online to Food & Toy here: https://pushpay.com/g/sunsetpres Choosing the Food and Toy option from the Fund drop down.


When shopping please be advised that our “Toy Categories” are as following:

  • Truck & Cars
  • Dolls
  • Sports
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Art Kits & Supplies
  • Building Sets
  • STEM Toys – (science, tech engineering, math)
  • $25.00 Gift Cards through Amazon, Fred Meyer or Target


Sunset Presbyterian Church

14986 NW Cornell Road

Portland, OR 97229

It's Time to Gear Up for Fall

As our days turn a bit darker and much wetter, with the right gear, you can keep walking and rolling all month long. Use these tips to make it easier to get out the door with the things you need to keep your children warm and comfortable for their trip to school.

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Fall & Winter Assistance for Terra Linda Families

The November and December breaks can be challenging for families who are having difficulty paying for food or other basic items. We wanted you to know we will be collecting non-perishable food items from Monday, November to 8 through Wednesday, November 17. All collected items will be sorted into boxes and will go to Terra Linda families who need additional items over the November Break.


Winter Break is another time when families might need additional support. Every year, we offer families a delivery of food and gifts for the upcoming Winter Break by connecting families to local agencies working with Terra Linda. We are offering this opportunity this year, too.


If you would like to donate items for Terra Linda families for Winter Break or if you would like to request a food box for the November Break and/or a food & gift box for Winter Break, please call the office at 503-356-2490 anytime between now and Monday, November 8. Thank you!

Weekly COVID Screening Program

Due to all of the days off of school over the next few weeks, we are taking a break from the screening program. We will send home Saliva Sample kits on Friday, December 3 and Friday, December 10 with collection each Monday afterwards. We only run the program when we have school on a Friday and the following Monday.


If you would like to enroll, fill in the two forms linked below.

Clothing Donations Needed (Repeat)

Sometimes students need a change of clothes during the school day, so we provide this to students in the office. However, we have given away most of our extra clothing.


We are in urgent need of these new (or gently used) items:

  • Girls leggings size extra-small, small, medium, and large
  • Boys sweat pants size extra-small, small, medium, and large


Thank you very much for your generosity!

Pledge of Allegiance Videos (Repeat)

We would like to feature our students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance during our Monday morning announcement videos. If your student would like to participate in this opportunity, please have them email Mrs. Batsell a recording of themselves reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. There is no guarantee that we will use every video, but we will select from the videos submitted.

Email videos to christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us

Answer the Call for Beaverton’s students! (Repeat)

Every fall, student volunteers from all Beaverton public high schools ask community members to participate in our annual Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) fundraiser – Answer the Call. Early donors will receive a MATCHED donation from our generous partner, First Tech Federal Credit Union. The campaign runs November 2 through November 17.


The BEF Answer the Call campaign funds innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs for all students in Beaverton’s public schools. Your investment makes an impact.


More information here: https://www.beavertonedfoundation.org/phone-a-thon/

COVID 19 Response for Students (Repeat)

Please take a look at the flowchart below showing the process that our school nurses and principals follow to determine who will need to be isolated or quarantined. As you can see, it's a very complex process! This is a repeat of information sent out by Community Involvement on Friday, but we wanted to be sure you read through it. Click on the picture for a larger view.
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Too Sick for School? (Repeat)

Parents/guardians should perform a daily health evaluation before sending students to school. If a student is exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, the student should stay home.


For more information, you can also visit the Washington County Health & Human Services Department School Exclusion webpage for guidance, rules and communicable disease facts.


Below are some guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

  • Fever: With fever greater than 100.4° F; student may return when fever-free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever-reducing medicine).
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea: Any unexplained vomiting episode. May return 48 hours after last episode. Diarrhea equals three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools. May return 48 hours after last episode.
  • Cough: Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Rash: Any new rash accompanied by a fever. May return after rash goes away or clearance given by a health care provider.
  • Skin Lesions/Sores: Drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.
  • Other: Symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR student is requiring more care than school can safely provide.


Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick with a diagnosed communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. This notification will greatly assist others who, due to medical reasons and/or treatments, have weakened immune systems and may require immediate and specialized care.

Community Resources

Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.

Return to In-Person Family Handbook

Please read the details in this Handbook so you and your students are prepare for the first day of school.

Club K Rates

Check out this link for AM only, PM only, and partial week rates.

Links to View the BSD Website in your Home Language (Repeat)

ENGLISH

Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.

SPANISH

Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.


CHINESE

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
单击顶部显示“翻译”的按钮,然后选择您的首选语言。


JAPANESE

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-schoolにアクセスします
上部にある「翻訳」と書かれたボタンをクリックして、ご希望の言語を選択してください。


KOREAN

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school로 이동
상단에 "번역"이라고 표시된 버튼을 클릭하고 원하는 언어를 선택하십시오.


VIETNAMESE

Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.


SOMALI

Booqo https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Guji badhanka ku qoran "tarjum" xagga sare oo dooro luqadda aad doorbidayso.


RUSSIAN

Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.


ARABIC

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school انتقل إلى
انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" في الجزء العلوي وحدد لغتك المفضلة.

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

  • Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
  • Go to ParentSquare and send a message to both Maria Anast AND Liz Sarles
  • Fill out this form to send us an email.
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