Hello from ACMA

October 2018

Message from Principal Paige


Counseling & Main Office Hours

Office hours for both the Main Office and Counseling Office are
7:00am-3:30pm Monday - Friday.

Picture Retakes Monday, October 1st

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PSAT Cutoff Is October 3rd - Register NOW!

PSAT - OCT 10th, 7:30am

Attention Juniors! The PSAT is just around the corner and now is the time to reserve your spot. Seating is limited, so register soon! This is a great opportunity for scholarships and to see how well you would do on the SAT. The cost to take the PSAT is only $20. Head to the front office today to register!

Are you interested in the PSAT but aren’t a Junior? That’s okay, too! We may have space for you to try your hand as well. This is a perfect chance to familiarize yourself with the test in a low stress way! Ask about space availability in the front office. Questions? Ask your counselor or find Mr. Roberts in A104 for answers.

First Friday Coffee with the Principal

Join Principal Paige for coffee on Oct 5th at 7:30am in the PAC lobby. Hear what is happening in the halls and classrooms of ACMA. Coffee is provided each month by our local Starbucks.

PTO Meeting - October 9th

Please join the PTO in the Library on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm. Come and hear how the PTO is supporting students and teachers here at ACMA.
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Dance West Parent Meetings

Dance West parent meetings start at 6:30pm in room A154. Here are the dates:

Oct. 8th

Nov. 6th

Dec. 10th

Jan. 7th

District Wide Earthquake Drill - Oct 16th

  • will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16

  • An earthquake drill is a drill used to practice in preparation for an earthquake. Schools in some areas conduct earthquake drills. Stop, drop and hold on is used during the drill.

  • Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

BEF Phone-A-Thon October 9-17th

Beaverton Education Foundation Phone-a-thon – OCTOBER 9-17!

Between October 9-17, hundreds of high school students and community volunteers will telephone Beaverton residents during the Beaverton Education Foundation’s annual Phone-a-thon, requesting donations to fund critical summer, classroom, and after-school programs across our District (such as, ACMA Art on the Go).

Last school year Beaverton Education Foundation’s 3000 donors helped fund 96 programs and activities that reached 22,261 students, benefiting 53 schools. Our goal this year is to fund 130 projects and reach 30,000 students at all 53 schools, in honor of our 30th anniversary supporting inspiration, innovation and success. Your financial support of BEF is vital and ensures that thousands of students benefit from these important hands-on projects and programs.

Costs of our phone-a-thon are underwritten by our generous sponsors, so that your tax-deductible donation can help more Beaverton kids. BEF thanks them for their support.

For additional information, visit our website at www.beavertonEDfoundation.org

Fall Fest Dance - Friday October 19th

The Fall Dance will be on Friday, October 19th from 7:00pm-9:30pm. It will be here on the ACMA campus. There will be dancing, photo booth, games and fun had by all. Snacks will also be included. Cost per ticket is $10. Tickets will go on sale the week of October 15th during lunch.

Halloween at school....

Please note: On 10/31, please remind all students that while we allow students to dress up, any costumes worn at school can't cover students' faces and no facsimile weapons. Sorry to anyone wanting to come as a ninja.

The ACMA Theatre Company Presents....

Main Stage Theater
10/25, 10/26 and 10/27 at 7:00 pm, 10/27 at 2:00 pm
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Written by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theatre Project
Directed by Shaun Hennessy

Buy your YEARBOOK now!

Hurry and buy your yearbook. Cash or check will be accepted in the Main Office. Cost is $50. If you prefer to order online with a credit card, log in to www.yearbookforever.com
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Did you know...Beaverton School District parents can create their own Canvas Parent Observer Accounts.

The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is used by many middle and high school teachers as an extension to in-class instruction. Teachers using Canvas can post assignments, give feedback, and communicate with students.

Parents or guardians do not need a Canvas account to monitor student progress, you can continue to use ParentVUE; however, you can create a Canvas account to view more detailed assignment information, view feedback and communicate with the teacher.

Think of Canvas as a virtual backpack, giving you a look at the day-to-day assignments. ParentVUE will still be the source for attendance and permanent record grades.

Visit the BSD Canvas for Parents webpage to learn more about how to create your own Canvas account, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

BSD Communication About Lockouts

We received inquiries from parents about practices for communicating about lockouts following two instances of lockouts during the first week of school.

We encourage parents to watch our video outlining the difference between a “lockout” and a “lockdown.” A lockdown is called when there is a possible threat inside the school, while a lockout is called when there is a possible threat near the school or in the neighborhood.

The Beaverton School District does not typically send out parent notifications for lockouts for the following reasons:

  • They are most often unrelated to what is happening inside the school.
  • They are often due to police activity in the neighborhood.
  • They are usually resolved quickly, often within minutes.

We always post a banner on our website when a lockout is in effect and is cleared. You can subscribe to our RSS feed so that you are always notified when a banner is placed on our website.

We do not typically send out notifications about lockouts via SchoolMessenger because the lockout will likely be resolved before the system is even finished sending out the notification. We do make exceptions to this practice if a lockout goes on for an extended period of time, or if it affects dismissal.

If a lockout happens during arrival, we work closely with our Transportation Department to hold or reroute buses as necessary, as well as with law enforcement agencies who provide support to ensure that students can be ushered into the school building safely.

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The application timeline has changed for the 2019-2020 school year. The lottery application phase has been shortened to make Second Consideration applications available earlier. This will allow students more time to work on their applications and schools more time to review them.

The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school or apply for one of a number of learning options. Transportation is provided.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting Monday, October 15, 2018. Please plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application, so do some early investigation of the options online.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 15, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school, or who do not have Internet access, will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 15, 2018. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).


Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

New Options Application Timeline

Mon., October 15, 2018 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 7, 2018 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 12, 2018 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2019-20 School Year.

  • Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.
  • Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied.

Thurs., January 10, 2019 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.

Wed., January 30, 2019 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST

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Attendance Matters!

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing two days a month. That's about 18 days, or……10% of the school year. #EveryDayMatters

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Good attendance habits are developed in the first month of the school year, and we want to reinforce that message with our campaign in these first weeks. We have developed a logo, newsletter article, social media graphics and posts. We have created a page on the Communications & Community Involvement staff intranet page. You can find all of these assets there, available to download. When ODE launches its campaign, we will upload those assets as well.

Attendance Facts:

  • 1 in 6 students in Oregon is considered chronically absent.
  • Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% of school days (about 2 days a month).
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of school.
  • The academic impact of an absence is the same, whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
  • Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are four times more likely to be chronically absent than others.
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Volunteers are critical to the success of our students and our schools. With more than 41,000 students in 53 schools, there are many ways a volunteer can help. Volunteers can help tutor or mentor a student, assist in the library or cafeteria, help with school beautification projects, judge a science fair, help coach a team and much more.

All volunteers need to complete an application and background check. Once the background check is cleared, a profile will be created. Through myvolunteerpage.com, volunteers can update personal information, view and sign-up for open volunteer needs, and communicate directly with the school Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers will be able to use this profile from their first volunteer activity to their last.

For directions for creating a profile with myvolunteerpage, click here.

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Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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