Oak Hills Newsletter
October 2, 2020
Assistant Principal's Message
Dear Oak Hills Families,
Signs of fall are around us, with cool, crisp mornings and leaves are just beginning to change color. October marks the time when students have settled into the routines of learning and are now diving into the work. We hope that your family is also settling into the routine of school and we want to extend our gratitude for your support of learning each day. Your continued partnership means so much!
Our newsletter this week is lengthy, but includes resources we hope you will find helpful!
As a reminder, Wednesday, October 7th will be a Student Contact Day for students. It will look similar to your child's school schedule on Fridays. Please look for communication from your child's teacher regarding classroom-specific learning plans for the day. There will be no Wednesday item pick up or drop off at Oak Hills on this day, except for Kindergarten during the lunch hour (11am- noon).
Friday, October 9th will be a Statewide Inservice Day, allowing teachers an opportunity to engage in professional development work. School will be closed for students on Friday, October 9th. We will look forward to seeing you in class (via Zoom & Seesaw) on Monday, October 12th!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your family time together!
BREAKING NEWS: Oak Hills Elementary Newscast (Oct. 2, 2020)
CALENDAR REMINDER: Wednesday, October 7th Student Contact Day & Friday, October 9th Statewide Inservice Day
Tentative Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year
10/7 Student Contact Day- No Item Pick Up/Drop Off (except Kindergarten; 11am- noon)
10/8 Assembly Day
10/9 Statewide Inservice Day- No School for Students
10/14 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)
10/21 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)
10/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)
10/28 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)
11/4 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)
11/6 Assembly Day
11/11 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/3rd/5th (7:30am-1pm)
11/16 Tentative First Day of Hybrid
- Additional Staff Development Days will be added before beginning Hybrid
- Additional in-person and/or virtual events will be added pending CDC guidelines
11/18 PTO Meeting (7pm)
11/25-27 Thanksgiving- School Closed
12/4 Assembly Day
12/16 7:00 PTO Meeting (7pm)
12/21 - 1/1 Winter Break- No School
1/8 Assembly Day
1/18 No School: MLK Day
1/20 PTO Meeting (7pm)
2/4 Assembly Day
2/5 Grading Day- No School
2/15 President's Day- No School
2/17 PTO Meeting (7pm)
2/24 No School: Staff Development Day
3/5 Assembly Day
3/17 PTO Meeting (7pm)
3/22-26 Spring Break- No School
4/2 Assembly Day
4/16 Grading Day- No School
4/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)
4/28 Staff Development Day- No School
5/7 Assembly Day
5/19 PTO Meeting (7pm)
5/31 Memorial Day- No School
6/9 PTO Mtg (7pm)
6/18 Last Day of School
6/18 Assembly Day
Beaverton School District Talented and Gifted (TAG) Education
Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.
If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.
Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher.
Kindergarten- 3rd grade form:
4th grade- 8th grade form:
BSD Talented and Gifted Education:
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CONTEST
Join students and families from around the world as you walk or roll in your neighborhood on October 7th. (Please remember to stay 6 feet from those not in your household and wear a mask.) All community members are welcome to participate. Use the link to fill out the google form for each person that joined you on your trip. (BSD students may include name and student ID number for a prize entry). This year students can earn things like flashing safety lights, reflective shoelaces and new bike helmets. Schools with the most participation will also earn a Safe Routes to School book bundle for their school library. Finally, celebrate International Walk + Roll Day with our Beaverton community by visiting our Facebook page @BeavertonSafeRoutes to share a photo of you with a sign telling us why you love to walk, bike, scooter or skate! (Use the hashtag #BSDtogether)
Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/9rBZws7qDdqAj6Ab6
Beaverton Safe Routes to School E-Books via Sora:
Oak Hills Library News from Ms. Larsen
Yes, you can now request library books! Watch this video to show you how to request available books.
Book requests received by Tuesday at noon will be available for Curbside Pick Up on Wednesdays from 7:30am- 1:00pm. When you hold up your Name, Grade, Teacher car sign, let the staff member know you are "picking up library books." If books are not picked up on Wednesdays, they will be available for pick up at the Bookmobile Bus stops (day TBD).
The BSD Bookmobile Bus will be starting the week of Oct.12th. Day and locations to be announced later. Look for more Book Bus News in the Oct. 9th Community Newsletter.
Please look through your books at home and return your Oak Hills library books on Wednesdays during Curbside Pick Up. We have quite a few books still checked out from spring.
District Library Resources (in partnership with Washington Country Libraries)
Checkout ebooks on Sora from Washington County Libraries with your youth access card. Your card number is BSD followed by your child’s student ID number. Example: BSD123456. Your pin number is the last 4 digits of your student ID. Example 3456
Watch these videos to learn more about placing holds and ebooks on Sora.
Beaverton School District Family Toolkit
Beaverton School District has launched the BSD Family Toolkit, a collection of resources and videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Please visit the BSD Family Toolkit to learn more about:
- At-Home Learning Spaces
- YouTube Captioning
- Canvas (video series)
- Family Learning Agreements
- Supporting Independent Learners
- Preparing for the School Year
- Your Child's Brain
Visit the BSD Family Toolkit at: https://oakhills.beaverton.k12.or.us/ **Connect--Family Toolkit
Kindergarten-specific Information: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/early-learning/kindergarten