Westview Wildcat Weekly

January 25 - January 28, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 4

  • Last day of 2nd quarter

Friday, February 5

  • Grading Day - No School for Students

Monday, February 15

  • Presidents Day - No School

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End of 2nd Quarter

It's hard to believe the end of second quarter (Feb. 4) is only nine school days away! Be sure you are in communication with your teacher and know where you stand and what areas you still need to work on.

There is no school on Friday, Feb. 5, as it is a grading day.

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AP Update

This message is for all families with students enrolled in AP programs this year. If your student is currently in an AP class for Quarters 1 and 2, you will start to see charges on your accounts in ParentVue early next week. If your student will be enrolled in an AP class starting Quarter 3, they will sign up for their exams in the first week of the course. Those accounts will be billed the week of February 8th. This year students are automatically signed up for the exam when they join their AP courses on the College Board website. This ensures every student who wants to test will be able to have a test. All payments must be made by March 5th.

If your student has decided they do not want to take their AP exam, you do not need to contact your instructor, the bookkeeper, or the AP coordinator. All you have to do is not pay the fee on your account. After the March payment deadline, any account that is not cleared will have the fee dropped and the student’s exam will be canceled.

At this point, we are all still waiting for College Board to make final announcements about testing. It is highly encouraged that families wait to pay until they are absolutely sure they want to participate in testing after College Board announces what testing will look like. We anticipate that an announcement may come at the end of January or early February.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience as we navigate this process during CDL. If you have questions about AP, or think there are errors in billing, please contact Kara Ferris.

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Yearbook Help



(Parents please feel free to also send in photos and fill out the survey for your child.)

This is a different year, and we are going to create a unique yearbook filled with content provided by our entire community.

Please click the links below to fill in a google form to upload pictures and answer a few short questions to add to your story to some of the topics we will cover in this year’s book.

We plan to come at you with different topics, so keep a lookout on how you can participate with this year’s book.

You can also follow WHS Yearbook @westviewyearbook on Instagram, the school newsletter or your student class Canvas page.

Yearbook Page Topics:

COVID Life and Corona Regrets- https://forms.gle/iv5yNYqjYQa3iu7c6 (Links to an external site.)

Friendship: https://forms.gle/Sw5Fm2wwYn2PQ4iJ9 (Links to an external site.)

Theatre, Choir and Band:

Performing Arts: https://forms.gle/FJVtBgo5opmrFDKZA (Links to an external site.)

Art, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography

Visual Arts: https://forms.gle/LCm5RABCVGftv1ep6 (Links to an external site.)

Thank you!

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Class of 2021 Graduation Date

We are set to celebrate our Class of 2021's graduation on June 13. Wether we are able to gather at the University of Portland Chiles Center or we hold a celebration at Westview, it will be on Sunday, June 13. We wanted to get this out to all of you who need to save the date.

Regardless of how or where, this class is much deserving of a celebration!!

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BSD Return to School Update

We will continue to update our community as plans change and develop.

The Beaverton School District released an update to our return to school plans. This update does not currently have a large impact on high schools, as we will remain in CDL for now. We are excited to start thinking about plans for some limited in person instruction (LIPI) and social opportunities for our students. We will stay in communication as plans develop.

BSD sent an email to all families on Friday with this information, but here it is again in case you missed it.


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From Westview Counselors

Counselors are presenting a Brown Bag Lunch Series. Every Thursday in January from 11:15-11:45 in the Zoom Wellness Room. If students are unable to attend or attend and would like access to the information about each presentation, you can go to the Canvas "Counseling Dept. Homepage" from any "Class of" or "Westview High Students" Canvas pages, the click on "Brown Bag Lunch Series".

Thursday, January 7 was College Search/Planning presentation. See Canvas for more information.


  • Thursday, January 28: Interviewing Skills & Practice

Every Friday following the presentation, counselors will be available from 11am-12pm in the Wellness Room to answer questions and/or assist students.

Links to join the Brown Bag Lunch Series are found on

  • the Calendar of the "Westview High Students" Canvas page.
  • the Wellness Room Canvas page found on the "Class of" or "Westview High Students". Students can click on the "Visit our Student Drop-In Room".
  • the Brown Bag Lunch Series button on the Counseling Dept. Homepage.

Encourage your students to attend!

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From Westview Technology Team

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Technology News and Updates

New this week on our WHS Technology for Parents and Students Site http://bit.ly/whsfuture:

Have too many tabs?

Though there are a few ‘tab organizers’ out there that are approved for BSD use, my favorite is Workona. With so many features...trust me, it is amazing. Here is a quick video tutorial. Link to add it to Chrome. Link to add ‘Tasks’. Here are a few quick features: Students can set it up as a virtual AVID Binder. Working on a project? Share a workspace and all tabs within it. Assign tasks, take notes, and keep organized. Each workspace allows for a ‘tab history’, notes, and tasks just for that workspace. It is an organizational dream.

Do you or your student need Tech Help?

Every Wednesday after Advisory I will be available in my Zoom room from 10:45-11:30 for anyone that needs help. In the weeks to come, I am hoping to offer small model lessons on tools they can use in your class. Let me know if there is a tool you would like me to share! Here's the link. I have also been at our Westview Works homework help and tutoring sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4p (Here is the link.)

Need wifi?

Apply here for a free wifi hotspot. We have a limited number, and they will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Signal to Noise

Exciting news! We will be holding our annual Signal to Noise Film Festival in May of 2021 (virtually, of course 😃). We have updated the guidelines on the website and important dates are as follows: Entries due - Monday, March 29, 2021, Online Awards Ceremony/Festival - Thursday, May 20, 2021. Please share out this information with students and parents and for the latest updates have them follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@s2nfestival).

Signal to Noise Website

Library Events:

* Teen Book Boxes: Love is in the Air * | Through January 31 | Grades 6-12

Looking for your next great read? Sign up to pick up a Teen Book Box made just for you by librarians at Beaverton City Library. Sign up here.

Celebrate One Book, One Beaverton: Considering the novel "Just Mercy" (multiple events) Click here to register for this and other online events for all ages at your local library.

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From College and Career Center

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The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School to Career Program has many brand-new virtual events scheduled for February and March. The subjects cover construction, architecture, design, medical care, and business topics. You'll have an opportunity to interact with experts. Please see their website for full details and registration. https://hillsborochamberor.com/stc/

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Spanish Language Career Month

Spanish Language Career Month is coming in January - Register now!


School to Career is offering lots of opportunities for Spanish speaking students to connect with professionals from a wide variety of careers. More events are being added all the time!

See the current schedule on our calendar:


One registration will get you access to everything and updates all month long!

Our local Hillsboro Chamber is offering a School to Career event for Spanish-speaking students this January.

Are you comfortable learning in Spanish? If so, January is especially for you. Meet professionals from a wide variety of careers-we'll have scientists, business people, a nurse, engineers, law enforcement and more! Register to get on the list! Events in Spanish from January 12-January 28, 2021. Check out their website for more information and to register.

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Last Week's Newsletter

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Interested in Signing up for Science Fair?

If you are interested in participating, here is the Westview Science Fair Sign-up Form .

Georgi Harris will be this year's coordinator.

Click here for more information about the Beaverton Hillsboro Science Expo:


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Westview Works Tutoring and Support Time

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This is a different year, and we are going to create a unique yearbook filled with content provided by our entire community.

Please click the links below to fill in a google form to upload pictures and answer a few short questions to add to your story to some of the topics we will cover in this year’s book.

We plan to come at you with different topics each week, so keep a lookout on how you can participate with this year’s book.

Watch out for us by following @westviewyearbook on Instagram, the school newsletter or your class Canvas page.

This week we are focusing on the following topics. Click the links below to add your photos and answer a few short questions.

COVID Life and Corona Regrets- https://forms.gle/iv5yNYqjYQa3iu7c6

Fall Activities- https://forms.gle/WoTH2h8bonhVXE7t7

Distance Learning- https://forms.gle/pvF6ATcVEJUNi2hv7

Pets- https://forms.gle/6MWaGT5DxCB6V7Bs6

Family at Westview/ Twins- https://forms.gle/UpbqUBA9Pd8DCNja6

We are excited to feature YOU in the yearbook. Thank you for helping us tell this year’s story.

-The Westview Yearbook Staff

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AP Exams Update

Thank you to everyone for your support as we navigate AP testing sign-ups during CDL. If your student is currently enrolled in an AP course, they should have registered for the course exam in their class. We did this because, for this year only, students will not be monetarily penalized should they choose not to test. If your student will not be enrolled in the class until Quarter 3 they will sign up and be billed at that time.

We are getting rosters organized in order to start applying fees for AP exams. All students will be billed for an exam this year. If your student wishes to test, you will need to pay that fee by March 1st. Paying for the fee tells us you intend to test. Leaving the fee on the account unpaid tells us you do not wish to test. Unpaid fees will be removed and exams cancelled after the March 1st deadline.

At this point, AP is still hoping exams will be in person. A final decision on this will be made by College Board in January. Because of this, some families may want to wait until January to make payments.

If a student is interested in signing up for an exam offered at Westview, but it is not taking the course at some point in the 2020-21 school year, please have them contact Kara Ferris, the Advanced Programs coordinator, about registering. The deadline for fall registration is November 15th.

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Cap and Gown Orders for Graduation

    1. Dear Senior Families

      I know words like “virtual” and “hybrid” are not wording you normally associate with school, and certainly not your senior year. The challenges you and we have experienced have been both substantial and challenging. I do want to recognize and thank all of you for adjusting to this new normal. Our hope is that by year’s end things will have improved dramatically.

      While many things have changed, one thing that has not changed is the tradition of graduation. Come June 13, you will be recognized, you will be rewarded, you will be celebrated. To secure that reality, you will be placing your graduation order for your Cap & Gown and other graduation materials in an event we are calling “Senior Graduation Order Week”.

      Please visit this page: Jostens.com

      If you have any questions, please let me know. We want to make this as simple and easy as possible.


      2056 NE Aloclek Drive, #309

      Hillsboro, OR 97124


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Grading and Reporting and 4x4 Schedule

With the district shift to a 4x4 schedule we would like to send out another reminder of what that does to our grading and academic calendar. Because year-long courses are compressed to 18 weeks and all semester long courses are compressed to 9 weeks, the 9-week grades (Nov. 13th) go on to the transcript as semester grades, part of the permanent record and GPA. Historically, students are in the mindset of having until the end of January to "get their grades up" but that is no longer the case. This is not new news, but we want all parents and students to be aware.

Here are the official grading dates for the remainder of the year:

November 13 (9 weeks)-End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)

January 8 (15 weeks)--Grades Updated

February 5 (18 weeks)--End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)

March 19 (6 weeks)-- Progress Report (Grades Updated)

April 16 (9 weeks)-- End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day--Grades Updated)

May 28 (15 weeks)-- Progress Report (Grades Updated)

June 21 (18 weeks)--End of Semester (Final Grades/Grading Day-Grades Updated)

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Your Help Keeping Social Media Safe

Westview Community,

We have seen social media interactions that are harmful, harassing, and racist amongst some of our students. While some of these exchanges take place away from school, we expect our students to model the Wildcat Way all hours of the day.

We appreciate your help maintaining a safe community for all of our Westview students.

Thank you.

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BSD - Social and Political Expression

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Health Curriculum Review

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Due to the online nature of our instruction this year, it easiest to review the Health curriculum during the quarter your student is in a Health class.

As always, you are welcome to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Health 1

Dear Health 1 Parents:

Welcome to Health 1! Health 1 Apex Overview.pdf is an overview of the lessons we will be covering in Apex this quarter, they are highlighted in yellow. The lessons are also listed in the parent Canvas course in the modules (along with the study guides). However, in order to view the lessons in their entirety, you will need to have your child log-in to Apex through their Canvas course. For this reason, you will not be able to view the full lessons until the quarter for Health 1 starts for your child. From there you can click on the lessons we will cover to view content. To join the parent Canvas course to preview curriculum you can join with this link: https://bsd.instructure.com/enroll/8KPRPE

Please note, the sexual health unit begins at the start of week 6 of the course, so you will have 5 weeks from the start of the quarter to review the lessons in that unit. Please click this link below for opt-out information including the form (“Exemption from Instruction” near the bottom of the page): https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary

All other lessons (not in Apex) are in the parent Canvas course and can be viewed by clicking on them in the modules.

Thank you,

The Health 1 Team

Health 2

Here is a link to the Health 2 class Canvas page (https://bsd.instructure.com/courses/82849). Everything is up so our community can find all the presentations, assignments, and information for the Sexual Health Unit at the very bottom of the Modules section.

Opting Out

We are always welcome to work alongside our parents and guardians if you questions or concerns. Know that you can always contact your Health teacher.

Please click this link below for opt-out information including the form (“Exemption from Instruction” near the bottom of the page): https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/curriculum-instruction-assessment/health-secondary
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Technology Support

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BHS Family Toolkit

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Westview Zoom Norms and Expectations

Students - This is our virtual classroom. Let’s keep it a positive space that is conducive to learning. We’ve got this!

  • Be sure you are logged into your BSD student account.

  • Show up to class a couple of minutes early and wait to be admitted.

  • We will ask that you identify yourself with your preferred first and last name before your teacher welcomes you in from the waiting room.

  • We look forward to hearing your thoughts and joining conversations, but please keep your audio on mute until you want to speak. This will help limit background noise.

  • Whenever possible, find a quiet place free of distractions (siblings, parents, television, etc.)

  • You are welcome to keep your video off, but please stay present with us.

  • If you have a question, use the chat box, or raise your hand.

  • Respect others' privacy by not taking screenshots of participants or recording sessions.

  • Have patience with yourself and others. We’re all in this together.

  • Remember, Zoom sessions are recorded.

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Lunch Program

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BSD Return To School Site

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Important Phone Numbers and Support Information

Attendance Phone: 503-356-3022

Main Office Phone: 503-356-3020

Counselor Alpha List:

Mr. Baker (A-Caq) patrick_baker@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Budhi (Car-Fo) amanda_budhi@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Shaw (Fr-Ji) tim_shaw@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Rosser (Jk-Mb) forrest_rosser@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Silva (Mc-Pg). michelle_silva@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Stremme (Ph-Sr) tanya_stremme@beaverton.k12.or.us

Ms. Pearson (Ss-Z) hope_pearson@beaverton.k12.or.us

Admin Alpha List:

Mrs. Myers (A-Ji) tina_myers@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mrs. Fitzpatrick (Jk-Pg) diane_fitzpatrick@beaverton.k12.or.us

Mr. Westhora (Ph-Z) david_westhora@beaverton.k12.or.us


Mr. Pedersen matthew_pedersen@beaverton.k12.or.us

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