Weekly Newsletter (4/24/20 edition)
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Thank You To Our Volunteers!
Seesaw Webinars for BSD Families
BSD Parents & Families: Learn tips for navigating Seesaw by attending one of our webinars on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The free 30-minute webinars will be offered at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You also have the option of watching the webinars on the District Facebook page. We will be recording them and posting them to YouTube after the events.
2 p.m. webinar: https://bit.ly/3cKWGml
7 p.m. webinar: https://bit.ly/2RVhyiA
Digital Experience Calendar
Another resource?! That's probably the last thing you want or need, but this one is pretty awesome.
Let me introduce to you the Digital Experience Calendar!
It's a Google calendar in agenda view, and it lists an abundance of highly curated, free, virtual experiences. Some favorites:
- Mondays with Michelle Obama (children's read aloud)
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cam
- Wow in the World Podcast
- TaeKwonDo Lessons
- Metropolitan Opera
- Puppet Shows
- And so, so, so much more, cooking lessons, drawing with Bob Ross, sing-alongs, coding, virtual museums....
All of this is in one, super simple, clean, streamlined page. Amazing! It's like the advent of cable TV and the digital TV guide (if you're as old as me), but SO much better!
Social Emotional Learning & Literacy Family Idea
Ask your child to read aloud while you make dinner or do other tasks. Instill confidence by affirming this action as important to the family.
Pregúntele a su hijo a leer en voz alta mientras usted prepara la cena. Mostrarles esto es importante por lo que es una rutina.
Remote Learning Photos
We want to take this opportunity to remind our families to respect the privacy of other students, and not to take and/or share photos/screenshots of children who are not their own during Remote Learning activities, including virtual classroom instruction and meetings.
The District policy remains the same for Remote Learning - any student who has been opted out of Directory/Media Exclude will not be included in any photographs or videos shared by schools or the District.
Student Help Desk is Available
Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 356-4656 for support.
Ensure you include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number. Please visit this link for more information.
Grab and Go Meals/Bus Stop Meal Distribution Update
K-12 students and children ages 1-18 years old may pick up meals at any of the dedicated sites for the Grab and Go Meals. Meals are also available at a number of bus stops. Children do not have to be a student at a particular school to receive meals. Here is a link with more information.
School Pantry Food Boxes
- If you are driving, please remain in your vehicle.
- A staff member will ask for your name, date of birth, how many adults live in the home, and how many children.
- Food boxes/bags are placed on the curb to be picked up by the recipient.
A Message From Your PTO
As a reminder, the Chocolate Fundraiser Delivery is postponed until it is deemed safe to distribute product. If you have questions or concerns you would like to address regarding your order, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding while we navigate this adjustment right now.
Stories help. They entertain. They teach. They keep young minds active, alert & engaged. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet right now.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
The following informational resources are available for families seeking internet access. Summaries were taken from vendor web pages. Check the vendor web page for the most current information.
Internet Access for Families
During the closure, all Beaverton schools have available wireless networks from the exterior of the building. There are 2 wireless networks:
- BSD User: For staff, students, and devices owned by the Beaverton School District
- BSD Visitor: Publicly available wireless internet access
Some informational resources are available for families seeking internet access based upon summaries taken from vendor web pages. Check the vendor web page for the most current information.
Mental Health & Washington County Services
We know that these are stressful times for everyone. Below are some updates from our community regarding accessing behavioral health and other basic county services.
The Hawthorn Walk-in Center is closed until further notice for walk-in care, but they are available for phone and video supports. Please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111 to access services. The crisis line will work to determine the best option for response. This may include phone support to address concerns.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. While some offices may be closed, most providers are still offering telephone support to their enrolled clients.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.