Dear Terra Linda Families,
The Oregon eviction protections are set to expire at the end of June. This means renters will need to pay back rent that's still due. The state started taking applications yesterday for additional rental assistance through the Oregon Emergency Rent Assistance Program. People are eligible if at least one person in the household had a financial impact from the pandemic (a lost job, decrease in income), and their household income is at or below 80% of the area's median income (about $77,000 for a family of 4 in the Portland metro area, or $51,000 in rural communities).
Tenants can be approved for up to 12 months of past-due rent, and three months' upcoming rent. The payments will go directly to landlords, property owners, and utility companies.
The money will be allocated based on need, so everyone who applies for the program will go through a review process.
Assistance is offered to all renters, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
Here's a link to the application and information on how to apply:
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education/Foster Care Program Specialist
Washington County Homeless Education Network Chairperson
Beaverton School District | McKinney-Vento Homeless Program
16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton, OR 97003
Office: 503-356-5071 | Mobile: 503-819-7300
BSD HELP Center
4925 SW Angel Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005
Estimadas familias de Terra Linda,
Las protecciones de desalojo de Oregon expirarán a fines de junio. Esto significa que los inquilinos deberán pagar el alquiler atrasado que aún se adeuda. El estado comenzo a recibir solicitudes ayer para asistencia adicional para el alquiler a través del Programa de Asistencia para el Alquiler de Emergencia de Oregon. Las personas son elegibles si al menos una persona en el hogar tuvo un impacto financiero de la pandemia (un trabajo perdido, disminución en los ingresos) y el ingreso de su hogar es igual o inferior al 80% del ingreso medio del área (alrededor de $ 77,000 para una familia de 4 en el area metro de Portland, o $51,000 en comunidades rurales).
Los inquilinos pueden ser aprobados para hasta 12 meses de alquiler vencido y tres meses de alquiler venidero. Los pagos irán directamente a los dueños, propietarios, y empresas de servicios públicos.
El dinero se asignará según la necesidad, por lo que todos los que soliciten el programa pasarán por un proceso de revisión.
Se ofrece asistencia a todos los inquilinos, independientemente de su ciudadanía o estado migratorio.
Aquí hay un enlace a la solicitud e información sobre cómo presentar una solicitud:
McKinney-Vento Especialista en programas de cuidado de crianza/educación para personas sin hogar
Presidente de la Red de Educación para Personas sin Hogar del Condado de Washington
Distrito Escolar de Beaverton | Programa McKinney-Vento para personas sin hogar
16550 SW Merlo Road , Beaverton , OR 97003
Oficina: 503-356-5071 | Móvil: 503-819-7300
Centro de Ayuda BSD
4925 SW Angel Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005
Family Toolkit Videos
Are you looking for resources to support your student learning at home? Be sure to go to the Family Toolkit on our BSD website and watch some of the videos. There is support for Seesaw, Canvas, and Dreambox as well as other at-home learning tips.
Family Toolkit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/connect/family-toolkit
Eat, Sleep, Move! Tips from Zandi, Our School Nurse
Healthy habits and routines are important to manage and improve both mental and physical wellness, even when students are participating in Comprehensive Distance Learning. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercise are linked with improvements in behavior, attention, mood, safety, school performance and attendance, and boosting immune systems. Here are a few tips:
Try to make half the plate fruits and vegetables
Limit sugary drinks. Did you know that in 12 ounces of soda, there are about 40 grams of sugar? That is 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one can!
Focus on eating more fresh foods and less packaged foods.
Occasional sweets are fine, but try not to make dessert a reward
Let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to promote optimal health:
Children 3-5 years old should sleep 10-13 hours per 24 hours
Children 6-12 years old should sleep 9-12 hours
Teenagers 13-18 years old should sleep 8-10 hours
Set bed and wake-up times at the same time every day
Have a bedtime routine
Remove electronics from the bedroom, keep it quiet, and at a comfortable temperature
Avoid large meals and caffeine before bed time
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children and adolescents ages 6-17 do 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.
Make moving together a regular part of your family life. Walk the dog, have a dance party, do fitness activities during commercials, clean the house or yard together, and take the stairs!
Immunizations & Flu
A reminder from our School Nurse:
Please ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Any child not up to date will be excluded from school on exclusion day in February until immunizations are complete. Please contact your health care provider and start any "catch-up" now. Vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or find another location at https://vaccinefinder.org/
Be a Flu Fighter this year! Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.
Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. email@example.com
To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
Help with Technology
Need help with Technology? Check out the website below for tips for using our different applications and platforms. There is also contact information for our Student Help Desk.
If you don't know your password, there are a few options:
- Login to ParentVue then click on the "Student Info" tab then scroll down to "Other data" to find your student's password.
- Call the Student Help Desk. If your student reset their password at any point, we don't have access to the new password at Terra Linda.
Free Meals for All Children
Breakfast & Lunch
All children ages 1-18 can pick up lunch for free from any of our lunch distribution sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check this website for specific locations and times.
School sites will serve food from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Bus stops have shorter time windows.
**When you open the above website, be sure to click on the square icon in the upper right corner of the small map to open it to full screen.
- Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
- Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (except bus stops - see website for specific times)
- Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
- Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.
Meal Sites near Terra Linda:
- Terra Linda Elementary: 11-12
- Sunset High School: Service is ongoing Tuesdays and Thursday 11-12 (enter at the stoplight on Cornell)
- NW 128th Avenue & NW Westlawn Terrace - Starts Sept. 15; available 11:30-11:50
- Commons at Timber Creek 12450 NW Barnes Rd - Starts Sept 15; available 11:00-11:20
NEW: Beginning Tuesday, September 22, Terra Linda will be serving meals to all children ages 1-18 for free from 11:00-12:00 every Tuesday and Thursday.
Local Food Resources
12208 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, Oregon 97229
- Thursdays 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm
- Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
Cedar Mill Bible Church Food Pantry Deliveries - Call 503.644.3156 to arrange for delivery
- Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm
- Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm
USDA Free Food Box program
Wednesdays beginning October 7
- Aloha HS: 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Beaverton HS: 12:00-1:00pm
- Southridge HS: 12:00-1:00pm
Setting Up a Home Learning Environment
Even though your child is experiencing school without leaving home, it is important to create some separation between the two.
Some things to consider:
Have a designated space (when possible).
Try to keep others’ things off your child’s space (just like if it were their desk/space at school).
Give them freedom to leave this space for lunch, breaks, creative time, etc.
“After school” give them a change to relocate to another space and relax for a bit.
Consider having them practice taking a backpack and lunchbox to school (their learning space) and bringing it home (the living room, bedroom, etc.)
If you have consistent, dedicated space:
Have the supplies and materials they will need available in that space
Let them make the space their own (name tag, decorate, etc.)
Choose a space away from distractions (toys, tv, etc.)
If you do not have a consistent, dedicated space:
Have a box/bag/container of supplies they will need so they can take it with them to their workspace
If possible, develop some consistency by having choices of locations to work
If you have multiple students, develop a schedule that works for your family for where students will work
Stick to a Routine as Much as Possible
Consistent meal times
Sleep schedule (10-12 hours for kindergartners!)
Have something to look forward to.
Keep start of the year traditions (first day of school picture, etc.)
Allow them to “come home from school”
Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for iPads and Chromebooks
If you plan to use an iPad or Chromebook from Terra Linda, please consider activating the Damage/Loss Protection Coverage available from our District. The Coverage fee is $20. It is possible to waive this fee if your family is eligible for Meal Benefits. See below.
How can you activate Damage/Loss Protection Coverage?
- Option 1: You can opt in or opt out of Damage/Loss Protection Coverage by logging into ParentVue and selecting the Online Verification and Family Updates option.
- Option 2: Stop by Terra Linda and fill out a paper form to request coverage.
If you are eligible for Meal Benefits and plan to use a district-owned iPad or Chromebook and you have opted into Damage/Loss Protection Coverage using one of the above options, you have three choices for this Coverage
- When you apply for Meal Benefits, click the box on the application that allows District staff to be aware of your eligibility. The $20 Coverage fee will automatically be waived.
- Bring your Meal Benefits Eligibility Letter to Terra Linda so that we can verify eligiblity. We can then waive the $20 Coverage fee.
- Pay thee $20 fee for Damage/Loss Protection Coverage
Students can use district-owned devices at home without insurance coverage, but families are liable for any damages to the devices.
Volunteering at Terra Linda
Yes, there will be opportunities for virtual volunteering, and you can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule permits.
In addition to parents, we also welcome grandparents, family, and friends as volunteers. All volunteers must first complete the District's background check and be approved to volunteer. These steps, like many others, ensure a safe environment for the students. Volunteers check in and out of the Beaverton School District’s Volunteer Management System each time they volunteer. We call it “MyVP”. MyVP keeps record of when and where people volunteer.
To join our Volunteer Team:
Get started early – Get your background check completed and get registered in MyVP! This can take a few weeks.
Complete online at https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us
- ---> Click the Community tab, on the drop down menu. Click Volunteer, then click the yellow box that corresponds to your role: Parent/Guardian or Community Member (grandparents use this one), then use the “I am new” side of the page to start the process
Please feel free to contact your Volunteer Coordinator Team anytime! firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand by as we find the best ways for volunteers to join us in our online learning environment this fall!
Clothes for Kids
Clothes for Kids is operated by volunteers from the School District's parent groups and Beaverton community to provide free clothing for students in grades K-12 from families with limited income.
Students can visit the Clothes Closet two times per school year.
The district-run Clothes Closet will open on Monday, August 24. Appointments are required and are currently available in October. To schedule, please use the appointment calendar or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks and gloves. If you don't have your own, we'll provide them.
Clothes for Kids is located in the portable on the west side of the District Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Road.
2 Options for Internet Access: Comcast Internet Essentials or a Hotspot
Option 1: Apply for Comcast Internet Essentials - available until additional 500 spots are filled
Comcast is available to Beaverton School District families:
- Who are eligible for Meal Benefits (participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program) and
- Who live where Comcast offers internet service and
- Who are new to Comcast
Steps to Apply:
- Fill out this form: Comcast Internet Essentials Request Form
- You will receive a promo code by email.
- Go to Internet Essentials from Comcast and click on "Apply Now (You can apply on a cell phone with wifi access)
- When you start the application, you must enter your address. The form will tell you if Comcast offers internet service where you live.
- You will enter the promo code from BSD and other information.
Items needed to apply for Comcast Internet:
- The promo code sent to you from BSD
- Either a SSN or another form of Identification (there are several options)
- You can start the application, save what you've entered, then return later to complete it.
- NEW: You do not need a letter from Nutrition Services to verify Meal Benefits Eligibility. The promo code will allow you to skip this step.
Option 2: Request an internet hotspot here:
You will need to enter your student's ID number. Please call our office at 503-356-2490 if you don't know the number.
Apply for Meal Benefits
If you think your family might be eligible for Meal Benefits, please apply! We encourage all Terra Linda families to apply for Meal Benefits. Eligibility is based on your household size and total household income. Qualification criteria is different than what you might think. Students in eligible families can eat school-provided breakfast and lunch for free. Any school fees can also be reduced or possibly waived if you check the Permission to Share option.
More information here: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services/meal-benefits
If you family was eligible during the 2019-2020 school year, you need to reapply.
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.
If you are already connected to a mental health provider, please contact them first for support. You can also reach out to other resources listed on the BSD Community Resources page.
Updates to all Washington County public services can be found here: https://www.co.washington.or.us/CAO/status-of-county-services.cfm