FLEX Family Newsletter

February 5th, 2021

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In this newsletter, you'll find:

Semester 2 Reminder

Middle and High School Study Guides

FLEX Online Community Support Organization


FLEX Counselors


Student Section

Meet Our Staff

In Case You Missed It items

Semester 2 starts Monday, February 8th

Middle and High School students, check your schedule if you have new classes!

  • Login to StudentVUE (or parents, go to ParentVUE) and click on Class Schedule. That will tell you the schedule for the current day, and you can also choose Semester 2. (disregard the class times and period #)
  • Find out if today is an A day or a B day, by checking this calendar: A/B Day schedule for FLEX Online School
  • Your schedule will remain the same all semester, so write it down in a place that you will see it each day, so you know what classes to check in for.
  • Remember you are welcome to complete work for classes on any day of the week. A and B days let you know when your help sessions are scheduled and when you need to check in with the attendance link/form.

Report Cards

The District IT Department will begin uploading report cards to go live on ParentVUE starting Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 after 4pm. They will continue uploading through Friday, Feb. 12th.

How to View & Print Report Cards

Middle and High School Study Guides

Did you miss Monday’s study guide pick-up? We still have some study guides left!

You MUST make an appointment to get these:

Email flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us or call 503-356-3720

FLEX Online Community Support Organization (our version of the PTO)

The Family Engagement Organization is now called the FLEX Online Community Support Organization - FOCS (pronounced 'fox').

This past week we successfully filled all board positions and can now apply for non-profit status. We also need your help! Do you have any experience creating a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and filing the Oregon paperwork? We would love to hear from you. If you are willing to help, please contact us at flex.focs@gmail.com by Monday, February 15th.

We will continue meeting the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm (see below for link). Next meeting: Tuesday, March 2nd 2021. All parents, partners, grandparents and learning coaches of FLEX Online students are welcome to attend our meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 264 807 4223
Passcode: FOCS1

Volunteering with FOCS and FLEX Online School

In order to volunteer (including over Zoom), it is a district policy that you must be approved in BSD’s Better Impact volunteer system.

If you have previously volunteered at a school in BSD and would like to add FLEX to your list of schools please send an email to update_volunteer_locations@beaverton.k12.or.us and request FLEX to be added. (You may also ask for your previous school to be removed).

If you have never volunteered within the Beaverton School District, you will need to create a volunteer account, which includes a background check. Visit the BSD website or you can click on this link Create a Volunteer Account. When creating your profile, list FLEX as your school.

Once you have been cleared to volunteer we will send you an email!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Pam Jeffery at focs.volunteerlead@gmail.com

National School Counselor Week

Who is your student's counselor?

As professional school counselors at FLEX Online School, we are dedicated to promoting equity with regards to academic achievement and social emotional learning. We understand the difficulty students and families are facing during these times. We understand each family is different, each student is different. We are here to support you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us.


On your student's Canvas Dashboard you will see a course titled "FOS Elementary Students". Please take a moment to explore this course, as this is how your student's school counselor will post announcements, resources and counseling lessons centered around social-emotional well-being. The lessons provided here are not graded but encouraged.

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Free Dental Care

When: Saturday, February 13th, 8:00 - 3:00

Virtual Strengthening Families Class for Parents and their Children in Grades 5-8

Wet Weather Doesn’t Mean You Need to Stay Inside!

Join K-12 students and families for a wintery walk or roll in your neighborhood on February 24th!

The following tips can help keep you safe and comfortable while walking and rolling in Winter:

  • Be Safe – Stay 6 feet away from those not in your household and wear a mask.
  • Be Seen – Wear bright, reflective clothing, use a bike light, and stay alert on dark, winter days.
  • Be Prepared – Dress for the weather. Rain gear and warm layers keep you dry and comfortable all season long.

After your trip, visit the link below and fill out the form to earn a raffle prize. 25 raffle prizes will include: reflective umbrella, clip-on safety light, bicycle seat cover and bicycle light! Tag #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes to be featured on BSD’s social media accounts.


Walk & Roll: It’s Good for Your Heart

Whether you walk or bike a few blocks or over a mile, physical activity is good for your heart, your whole body, and it’s fun! With cold winter weather, children spend less time playing outside, but a nice brisk walk or bike ride will help achieve their recommended 60 minutes daily exercise and help prevent childhood obesity and support healthy bones.

Student Section

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to these two amazing FLEX students!

Anika Gupta, 7th grader - awards for WRITING:

Chipped: A New World - Honorable Mention

Magik Hunter - Gold Key award

Haley Cho, 9th grader - award for CERAMICS & GLASS:
Here For You - Silver Key award

Meet Our Staff!

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Optional FLEX Zoom Help or Support Session for New (and Not-So-New!) Families

Do you have questions about being a student at FLEX? You may have questions about attendance, Canvas, the curriculum, teachers, or something else.

Please drop-in to one of the live Q&A sessions listed below during the first 2 days of second semester:

Monday, February 8th and Tuesday February 9th


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 869 7848 3855

Passcode: 365500

If you have questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us or call 503-356-3720

Washington County Restrictions and the FLEX Office

With the current restrictions in place for Washington County, the FLEX Online School office will have limited in-person service.

Appointments for picking up/dropping off items can be scheduled on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays by calling the main office (503-356-3720) or emailing us at flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us

The office staff has access to the school phone system and will continue to answer phones on school days, 7:30am-4pm. If we somehow miss your call, please leave a voicemail message and we will return your call promptly. Families can also reach out to their child's teacher in Canvas.

Thanks for reading!

Paul Ottum

Principal FLEX Online School