Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

November 5, 2021

Message from the Principal

Happy Friday Findley Families,

As the weather is getting colder and wetter we will be transitioning to inside lunch. The plan is to start Monday. Nov. 29, the day we return from Fall Break. Students will be eating inside in what has been our Tech/Media lab. This is a space that has previously been a grade level pod. Students will sit 6 ft. apart, on assigned sit spots. Students who bring their own lunch to school will have the option of a tray to set their lunch on if they choose. Trays will be cleaned between grade level lunches. If you have signed up for lunch duty, we still need you! We will be swapping cleaning tables for trays.

In other, but semi-related, news, students will be allowed to play in any Recess Zone they choose beginning Monday, Nov. 8. We know students are super excited about this and we are working to set them up for success on the playground!

Lastly, I just wanted to say thank you to our Veteran's! We appreciate your sacrifice and service for our country.

I hope everyone has a good weekend~

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.


Message from the office

If your student has a need for any type of medicine / lotion either prescribed or over the counter, please deliver that "medicine" to the office.

If you have not brought medication to the office and your student has an allergy, asthma or other medical need that requires medication of any kind, please be sure to bring that to us ASAP.

Students should NEVER bring medication to school in their backpack. All medications must be logged into the office by the parent. We are required to ask for the original container with the suggested dosage on it. Any change from the dosage for a students age must be submitted with a doctors prescription. We are not allowed to alter what the dosage on a container says.

You can find information regarding medications on the district website by clicking here

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OHSU Weekly COVID Testing

Our weekly COVID testing began today. This means Monday will be our collection day. If you have opted in for testing, your student brought home a test kit. Please read through the instructions and return the vile with one of the labels on Monday.

Below are some helpful links and videos:

Here is a link to the OHSU COVID-19 Screening Website

Here is a link to the English YouTube video on how to complete the screening test.

Here is a link to the Spanish YouTube video on how to complete the screening test.

Testing will not occur on weeks we have no school on Friday or Monday.

Options Schools Portal

Click here for information about Option Schools

Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.

Community Resources

Community Resources

Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. -October Newsletter

Talking to Children about Scary Events

Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic

FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.

Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

Upcoming Events


5th - Test kits go home

8th - Test kits returned to school

11- No School Veterans Day

12- No School Grading Day

22-26 - No School - Fall Break ***This is a change from the original dates*****



2nd - Picture Retakes

3rd - Test Kits go home

6th - Test kits returned to school

6th - Hearing Screening K-3rd grade

10th - Test Kits go home

13th - Test kits returned to school

December 20 - 31 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break



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