Oak Hills Newsletter

October 16, 2020

Assistant Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hills Families,

This week marks the fifth week of Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Teachers are working extremely hard and learning a lot about the many ways to improve the learner experience in a virtual classroom setting.

During the Statewide Inservice Day last Friday, we considered similarities and differences between student participation and engagement in learning. Approximately 95% of Oak Hills students are participating in learning each day during CDL. As we celebrate high rates of participation, we also acknowledge that active engagement in the learning may vary significantly from student to student. Working in cross-grade level teams, teachers explored the many successes of engagement during CDL. They also worked to troubleshoot common challenges in order to deepen engagement.

We appreciate your partnership and ongoing commitment to the success of our students. In this effort, we are also requesting your support. As students are becoming more comfortable with CDL, we are noticing an increase in students engaged in web browsing during instruction. Classroom Orchestrator is one tool teachers are using to ensure students remain engaged in the lesson and are using their devices for instructional purposes.

For parents of students in grades 3-5, you now have the ability to view your child's internet activity to make sure they are safe and focused on learning. You will receive a Relay Portal Weekly Report from Lightspeed (do-not-reply@lightspeedsystems.com) every Sunday. Your child's browsing report will include your child's web browsing history (number of webpages per day and top 10 visited websites). This report is a wonderful entry point for family conversations around use of learning time and responsible digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship Week (Oct. 19th- 23rd) is an opportunity to proactively teach and reinforce the responsible use of technology. The definition of digital citizenship, which used to refer primarily to online safety, has expanded to include the qualities we hope to inspire (e.g. inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert, etc.) in our children as they engage as digital citizens.

Digital Citizenship Resources for Families

We have included several resources for families. We hope you will find them helpful as you talk with your child about the opportunities and responsibilities that come with digital citizenship.

5th Grade Families: If your child is considering applying to a BSD Learning Option School for middle school, please see the attached application timeline and information link. The window for applications begins October 19th. Completed applications must be submitted by 4pm on December 11th. The lottery will be held on December 16th, with notifications via email the following day.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your family time together!

Erika Hansen

BSD Learning Options School Information

It's the time of year when Options Schools applications open up. Please see the timeline below. In order to apply, please visit the BSD Learning Options Webpage or call the office for a paper application. You can also find information about Open Houses at the district's Options Schools.

Learning Options Webpage

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BSD Comprehensive Distance Learning Decision Timeline

K-3rd Grade:

A decision on extending Comprehensive Distance Learning will be made by October 19.

4th-12th Grade:

Beaverton School District CDL is extended through February 8.

Tentative Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year


10/19 K-3 CDL extension decision to be made

10/21 Item Pick Up Day K/1st/2nd/4th (7:30am-1pm)

10/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)

10/25 PTO Lunch/Dinner Night Out- MOD Pizza Tanasbourne (10:30am- 10:00pm)

  • Bring the flyer (image below) or use code GR164513O for online orders
  • 20% of proceeds will go to Oak Hills 5th grade Celebration

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 Veteran's Day-No School/Buildings closed

11/13 Grading Day/School Closed

11/18 PTO Jog-a-thon

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 Student Contact 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 Student Contact Day

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


6/2 Student Contact Day

6/9 PTO Mtg (7pm)

6/18 Last Day of School

6/18 Assembly Day

Oak Hills PTO Lunch/Dinner Night Out- MOD Pizza Tanasbourne (Sunday 10/25 10:30am-10:00pm)

Our first Lunch/Dinner Night Out will be on Sunday, October 25th from 10:30am-10:00pm at the Tanasbourne MOD Pizza! 20% of the days proceeds will go towards the 5th Grade Celebration Party! Please make sure that you bring the flyer, so the proceeds will go to Oak Hills! Dine in or use this code to order online: GR164513O

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Resources From Our Counselor, Mrs. Ray

Oak Hills Families,

Your students have been hard at work, growing their academic brains as well as their Social-Emotional muscles. In case you missed it, all students in 1st through 5th grade have a Wednesday Seesaw class where they are able to access their Zoom Link for the days their class have a live lesson once a month as well as accessing the weekly activities which are designed to strengthen their social-emotional skills. This week, they wrapped up the creation of their Zones of Regulation worksheet which includes strategies to help them stay in, or return to, the Green Zone. This Green Zone is our Ready-to-Learn, Good-to-Go Zone. Kindergarten students are receiving their monthly live zoom lessons during their morning meeting, and the weekly activity via their Classroom Teacher's Seesaw page.

To get caught up, we've provided the three video recordings that supported these activities.


~Mrs. Ray, School Counselor

Wellness Wednesday Activity 2
Wellness Wednesday Activity 3
Wellness Wednesday Activity 4



Library books are ready to be checked out! Please follow this video to choose and check out library books. You can also check out e-books! An email will be sent confirming the books are ready. Library books requested by Tuesday at noon will be available the following Wednesday at Curbside Pick Up or Thursday Book Bus stops. Books are pulled the Friday, Monday and Tuesday before.

Visit the Book Bus on Thursdays!!

The Oak Hills Library Book Bus will be in the neighborhood on Thursdays! Come and check out some selected-for-you books or pick up your library book requests! Check out this map of the book bus route. Below are the approximate times and locations:

Time and Locations:

  1. 1:32 pm STOP NW AUDREY DR @ Powerlines Walkpath





Honk Honk, Beep Beep! See you soon!

Smiles, Ms. Larsen


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Technical Issues?

You may reach out to Mrs. Vallee directly via email at Anna_Vallee@beaverton.k12.or.us If she is unable to resolve the issue, support will be requested from the Beaverton School District HelpDesk.
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Family Toolkit

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

Community Resource Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources

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