December 21, 2020

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Local Retiree Builds Desks for BSD Students

Retiree Builds Desks for Students
We applaud local retiree Ron Holmgren for supporting BSD students during Comprehensive Distance Learning by building wooden desks and giving them to students for free! Take a look.

WE Thank You!

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many community and faith-based partners who have graciously supported BSD students and families this season with gift cards, meals, warm clothes, coats, shoes and toys: Assistance League of Greater Portland, Beaverton Christian Church, Beaverton Foursquare Church, Beaverton Rotary, CIDA Architecture, JCPenney, Jesuit High School Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus, Neighborhood Walmart at Murray Hill, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Vincent de Paul at St. Vincent Catholic Church, Sunset Presbyterian Church, Sunshine Division and THPRD.

Thank you to BSD staff members and community members who donated to our Community Resource Fund to provide gift cards to families in need, identified by our school counselors and social workers.

In all, more than 1,300 families have been supported through these drives and campaigns!

Update on Hybrid Learning

Given the health current metrics for Washington and Multnomah counties, we currently are estimating that hybrid instruction for grades Pre-K through 3 won’t start before Monday, February 8, at the earliest. Please understand that we are NOT saying that hybrid will start on February 8; that will continue to depend on the metrics. But what we are saying is hybrid will NOT start before February 8. Given this timeline, it means that middle and high school students would not return to buildings any earlier than March. In terms of Limited In-Person Instruction for small, specific groups of students (i.e. Special Education, English Language Learners, students with no internet access), we won’t start before February 8, again, at the earliest.

In these uncertain times, we want to provide you with as much information as possible. We’re announcing this date so that you can plan to be in CDL through the end of the first semester. We have said this before, but it bears repeating: this school year is in constant flux. This represents our best thinking at this particular moment. However, if the Governor or ODE changes the requirements, we’ll again need to pivot.

Please read the full message.

Access to School Playgrounds and Open Fields

School playgrounds and open fields are available for community use. Families are welcome to use playgrounds and open fields during and after school hours and do so at their own risk.

Turf fields and stadiums remain closed for any community use. ​Tracks inside high school stadiums are closed, but the public can access the track at Sunset High School and various elementary schools. Tennis courts are open for use by THPRD and in accordance with existing agreements.

The playgrounds and open fields at schools with emergency child care are closed for community use during the school day; the public can access those areas during the evenings and weekends. Schools with emergency child care currently include Cooper Mountain, Findley, McKinley and Sexton Mountain elementary school. This list is subject to change.

Playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff. Playground visitors are recommended to take health and safety precautions.

  • Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
  • Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces that you touch.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.

WE Celebrate Community Partnerships

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The Communications & Community Involvement Department along with district administrators and community members honored outstanding partnership work from the 2019-20 school year at a virtual WE Awards ceremony.

Timbers & Thorns Football Club is the 2020 WE Award Business Partner of the Year. The organization has been involved in the district in multiple ways. During Stand Together Week, volunteers constructed a memorial garden. The club donated more than 5000 bags for food distribution when COVID hit in March, and volunteers helped to pass out food boxes to families during the summer. Team mascot Timber Joey also has spent time inside our schools as the ambassador for Rose City Readers. See why reading to kids means so much to him.Take a look:
2020 WE Awards: Timbers & Thorns

School Board Approves Middle School Boundaries

The School Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s middle school boundary recommendation. The new middle school boundary map complies with the objectives issued by the School Board and the factors contained in Board Policy JC. The primary objectives were to create an attendance boundary for the new middle school located in the Timberland neighborhood and to reduce enrollment at Stoller Middle School to approximately 90% of its permanent capacity.

If you would like to suggest a name for the new middle school, please fill out the New Middle School Name Suggestion Form by Monday, January 4.

OMSI Supplies Science Kits for Winter Break

In honor of STEAM Week, OMSI donated 150 Steam Kits to designated students at Barnes Elementary School. The kits each highlight a different aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Each kit includes art supplies, activity sheets and materials to build at-home science projects. Take a look.
OMSI Donates STEAM Kits

Safe Routes to School Art Contest

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BSD students in grades K-5 are encouraged to enter the 2nd Annual Walk + Roll K-5 Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from Washco Bikes. Visit for contest details.

TVF&R Safety First Newsletter

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) is providing safety information to the communities they serve in a new way. Take a moment to visit the online Safety First Newsletter to access articles and online resources. While there, check out the Escape Planning Contest to incorporate a fun fire safety lesson into your remote learning activities. Develop and practice a Home Fire Escape Plan and you could win a pizza dinner and remote celebration for your whole family!
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No School • Winter Break

Monday, December 21 - Friday, January 1, 2021

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Beaverton School District

Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.