BSD WEEKLY

October 26, 2020

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BSD Bus Stop Meals

See how our Nutrition Services and Transportation departments are teaming up to serve BSD families.
BSD Bus Stop Meals

Child Care Subsidy

Washington County has secured a grant through the federal CARES Act to provide child care subsidies to parents/guardians. The Beaverton School District will be distributing approximately $2.4 million to families who are eligible and apply for these subsidies. In other words, if you pay for child care, you could be eligible to receive money to help cover some or all of your expenses. Read more: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/child-care-subsidy

Family Support & Student Independence

Throughout the year, classroom teachers administer academic assessments to students in many different forms. It​'s extremely important to get accurate information so that teachers can effectively differentiate their instruction to meet students' needs.


We need your​ help. Please allow your children to work on their assessments and assignments in Seesaw, Canvas and/or Zoom independently​, without the help of a parent ​or tutor. It​'s okay if your children answer incorrectly​; that's part of the learning process. We expect students to engage in “productive struggles” as they learn. Teachers review where students are in the learning process and assist them in ways that allow children to grow and learn.


Of course, if children need assistance with technical challenges, that​'s a perfect time to help. You also can help support your children by practicing skills that teachers have already introduced. We’d ask that you allow your students’ teachers to give feedback and support, especially during live instruction. Please do not speak for your children or supply them with answers to share during live sessions.


Please note, that without independent evidence of students’ proficiency towards learning targets, teachers may not be able to assess your students on their report cards. Report cards would instead include a X (not assessed this semester) with a comment that there was not enough independent evidence to support a progress mark.


Your students’ progress is extremely important to us. Thank you for partnering with us and supporting your children.

Our Heroes want to meet your heroes

Things may look different for Halloween this year, but if your little heroes are running around in their costumes this Thursday, bring them to a BSD meal pick-up and say hello to our heroes! Nutrition Services staff will be handing out a special treat with each child’s meal and want to offer children who may not have the opportunity to trick-or-treat this year an opportunity to have a little fun. Participation is optional.

Volunteering during Comprehensive Distance Learning

We are so thankful for the willingness of our parents and other community members to volunteer in our schools. Unfortunately, during Comprehensive Distance Learning, we are not allowing in-person volunteering inside our buildings. However, there are still ways to support our teachers, staff and students. If you have registered with our volunteer management system and have passed a background check:


  • You can volunteer in a virtual classroom. Please know that two adult volunteers are required to be present in any virtual breakout room. Contact your classroom teacher for opportunities.

  • You can volunteer as an AVID eTutor in a virtual AVID elective classroom. This is an opportunity to facilitate a weekly student-led small-group tutorial at one of our middle, high or option schools. No experience required. If interested, fill out the online form. https://youtu.be/eS8mwMQEnQc

  • You can volunteer at the district’s Clothes Closet which serves families in need by providing new or gently used clothing. Contact Johanna Shrout: Johanna_Shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.

  • You can volunteer at an outdoor event (while wearing a face covering and social distancing), as directed by school staff.


Thank you for continued support!

Manufacturing Month

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October is Manufacturing Month. Hillsboro Chamber's School to Career Program is offering more than $5,000 in STEM scholarships and prizes to students and educators in Washington County.


Learn more about the program: https://hillsborochamberor.com

Need a Flu Shot?

Both the Beaverton School-Based Health Center (SBHC) and Merlo School-Based Health Center (MSSBHC) are offering flu shots to students and families in the Beaverton School District. The School-Based Health Centers are also an excellent resource for well child checks, sport physicals and immunizations. General counseling is available for individuals and families. At SBHC, the dentistry clinic provides sealants, cleanings and referrals.


Most private insurance plans are accepted, as well as Oregon Health Plan (OHP). No insurance? No problem. You may be eligible for a sliding-fee discount based on income.


The SBHC is located on the Beaverton High School campus in a white, one-story building, just west of the main school building. You can access the parking lot from SW 2nd Street and SW Erickson Avenue. The health center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (closed from 12 to 12:30 p.m. for lunch).


The MSSBHC is open on Wednesdays for in-person visits. The clinic is located on the Merlo Station High School campus.

Immunizations

Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to stay enrolled.


Children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations by February 17, 2021 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are up-to-date.


IMPORTANT: This year, your child can still be excluded from school even if they only attend online. Keeping children up-to-date on immunizations will help schools transition safely and quickly to in-person learning when they’re able.


Students and families in the Beaverton School District may access Immunizations at both the Beaverton School-Based Health Center and the Merlo School-Based Health Center.

CDL Extension Pre K-3

Due to health metrics, Comprehensive Distance Learning has been extended for students in grades Pre K-3 through February 4. Read more...

Conferences Canceled

Just a reminder that parent/guardian-teacher conferences have been canceled for the 2020-21 school year.

You Walked! You Rolled! You Won!

Congratulations to the 1,734 students and staff who walked or rolled in their neighborhoods during International Walk+Roll Day 2020, including the top three elementary school winners — Findley, Kinnaman and Sexton Mountain. They will each receive a bundle of books for their school libraries. Additionally, 100 raffle winners were awarded safety prize bags including 18 lucky students who also will receive a new Nutcase helmet. Schools will notify raffle winners soon.


Beaverton Safe Routes to School thanks you for your continued support and encouragement to keep our students safely walking and rolling this year!

Virtual Senior College Information Week: October 22-29

During this weeklong event, seniors and their families will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from both Oregon and out-of-state public and private universities, PCC and arts colleges regarding the admissions process.


Families also can attend sessions on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), ORSAA (Oregon Student Aid Application) & scholarships. These important informational events will help seniors and their families in their post-high school planning. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/SCIW for more information.

Chetana Foundation Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winners

Congratulations to 22 students that have been honored with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards from the Chetana Foundation. Collectively, these students have volunteered nearly 2,200 hours in our community.


Gold Award: Manika Nunna, Srinidhi Gubba, Gauri Arora, Bhavika Buddi, Akhil Vemuri, Sahith Chandra, Adithi Mahankali, Sai Harshith Kodali, Tejaswani Datla


Silver Award: Anish Lagudu, Abhi Polavarapu


Bronze Award: Rishitha Chandra, Jayanth Thiruvoor, Aditya Sundar, Shishira Adusumilli, Janani Maheswaran, Rhea Wagh, Mitali Choudary, Akhil Dhuthaluri, Sindhuja Muduganti, Keshav Arora, Dhruti Kodali

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Virtual School Board Meeting

Monday, October 26

6:30 p.m.

Meeting Materials

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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.

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