Welcome Back Home To Center Street!
Hello From ACMA - August 2021
Message from Principal Paige
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy. We are back HOME!
11375 SW Center Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
ACMA Day - Monday, August 23rd
School's just around the corner, and ACMA Day is the day to get the details your student will need!
- Parking is available on the east side of the school building or behind the Performing Arts Center. Look for a friendly face to greet you at the entrance!
- Got Books? Bring back any library or classroom books.
- Counselors will help to check you in.
- Confirmation will be made that you have completed the Online-Verification through ParentVue. If not, Chromebooks will be available to finish the forms.
- Visit the PTO table
- Fees will be collected (also if you would like to pay for a yearbook) or payment arrangements can be made.
- Final schedules will not be available, but we will have a list of classes. Final schedules will be available on StudentVue starting Aug 28th.
- Take a school & yearbook photo and receive your student ID card. See our message below about your yearbook or silly photo.
- Take guided tours of our new school building(optional)
You may arrive any time between 7:30am & 4:30pm. Depending on the time of day, all of these tasks should be completed in approximately 30-45 mins.
Can't make it on August 23rd? No worries. Picture retake day is October 11th. Other business can be taken care of in the Main Office after the start of school.
Why Do We Have Fees?
To do their best, students need access to the unique materials and equipment of the artistic disciplines that interest them. The fees are specific to the elective courses your student is taking. For dance... costume, music, choreography rights and more are needed for student daily training & performances. They are used to address specialized program expenses that exceed the resources the school receives from the Beaverton School District. A $25 student body fee is also charged to each student. The fee, like other high schools, help support special events and assemblies, student body cards. Also, each student will receive an ACMA t-shirt in September!
To be considered for a full or partial waiver of fees, please apply for Meal Benefits from Nutrition Services and agree to share on the application. 2021-2022 Meal Benefits applications are available through www.schoolcafe.com or through https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp.
What Should I Wear For Silly Photos?
Aug 26th & 27th New Campus Tours
If you would like to have a small tour of the new campus and you are not able to join us on ACMA Day, you can sign up for CAMPUS TOURS on Aug 26th & 27th. Tour groups will be lead by the National Honor Society and will be limited to 10-12 people. Masks are required. This certainly is not a required event, but one of the many opportunities to be on campus this year (Open Mic Night, Theater and Dance Productions, etc).
Online Verification is OPEN!
The BSD opened "Online Verification" for parents on August 2nd.
A parent/guardian with custody rights can verify and change student enrollment information from the parent's/guardian's ParentVUE account. On the BSD Online verification page, you can access valuable information to complete this required, annual process. CLICK HERE
This process will need to be completed before student arrive for ACMA Day on Aug 23rd. If you need assistance, computers and staff will be available on ACMA Day to help with this process.
Before the beginning of every school year, we request that parents/guardians begin to review and/or update their family and student information. Keeping your family's information up to date is crucial to receiving timely communication from Beaverton School District and ensures that you can be contacted in case of emergency. These updates can be done online through your ParentVUE account.
BSD provides Damage and Loss Protection Coverage for a fee of $20, or maximum fee of $60 per family, per school year. This program protects families in situations where the student’s device is damaged, lost or stolen. The $20 fee to participate in the program is waived for CEP Designated Schools and families who qualify for the free or reduced meal benefits program and have completed the Permission to Share portion of the Meal Benefits Application.
Students using BSD district-owned devices may choose to decline the “Damage and Loss Protection Program”. However, this is not recommended because the family is assuming full responsibility for any costs due to damage, loss or theft. These costs could be as much as $300 per incident, regardless of how it occurs.
The enrollment period for Damage Loss Protection Program coverage is no later than 60 days after the student begins school or has been issued a district-owned device. Fee payment is required prior to any damage or loss claims.
Parents indicate whether the student will be using a district device as well as whether they're choosing to have coverage from the Damage and Loss Protection Program during the Online Verification process that they are required to complete in ParentVue each fall.
Pre-Order Your School Pictures With Dorian Studios
Picture Day is coming to ACMA on August 23rd. Did you know that you can pre-order your school pictures before you arrive? Just search for our school A.C.M.A (don't forget those periods in between the letters)
Pre-pay online ordering!
Paque por su orden en línea.
NOT ABLE TO COME TO ACMA DAY ON 8/23? NO WORRIES!
Picture retakes will be here at ACMA on October 11th. Details to follow in our September Hello from ACMA.
All Students Eligible For Free Meals
- All enrolled BSD students will be eligible for free meals through June 2022. No one needs to apply to receive free food.
- Some families will receive automatic approval letters if they receive SNAP or TANF benefits, or have students qualified as Migrant, Homeless, Runaway, or Foster.
BUT if families wish to receive Pandemic EBT funds (if available) or want other fees waived (for example, Chromebook insurance, testing fees, class fees), they need to apply and qualify for Meal Benefits.
Do You Ride The Bus To School? Here Is What You Need To Know
Routing for the 2021-2022 school year is currently in progress. Parents and Guardians will be notified by email when routing information is available for viewing (late August).
Students eligible for Transportation Service will be assigned a bus route and a bus stop. The Beaverton School District allows parents to view student bus route information through the E-Link Application. Routing Data is updated every Saturday at 3:30 AM. Changes to routing data are effective the following Monday.
To Log in:
User Name: Enter your student's 6-digit ID number
Password: Enter your student's birthdate in the format mmddyyyy - For example, enter 05052003 for a birthdate of May 5th, 2003
If the Transportation Field is blank, it means your student either is not eligible for Transportation or Transportation has not been set up for the student. To learn more about Transportation eligibility, please review our Service Standards.
Will your student be driving to school?
Parking passes will be available at no cost for students driving their personal vehicles to school.
Registration is required CLICK HERE. Once registered, parking passes can be picked up in the Counseling Center starting on the first day of school. Student parking is located on the EAST side of the school building (church side). Parking is not allowed behind the school due to staff parking and school bus pickup and drop off.
So many opportunities...
- ACMA Day
- Dance Recitals
- Music Concerts
- PTO's "The Spectacular"
- School Dances
- Theater Productions
- Field Trips
and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!
School Supply List 2021-2022
First, Virtual Coffee with the Principal 9/17/21 at 9am
Join Principal Bjorn on Zoom to hear what is happening at ACMA. The Zoom Meeting ID will be shared with parents via email the week of September 13th..