Elmonica Newsletter - Boletín

April 23, 2021

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Dear Elmonica Families,

Our staff recognizes that this has been an emotional week across our nation. We want to share that we work to approach every student and adult with empathy, understanding, and acknowledgment that we all have different backgrounds and experiences that impact and influence our lives. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.


It has been a beautiful week no matter where you are learning. Our IPH students have enjoyed some spaced outdoor learning while the sun is shining. Of course, most learning takes place in class. The first-grade class pictured is writing about "The best part of me".


We sincerely appreciate your consistency in sending students to school with masks and supplies as needed. Thank you for your support.


State Testing - Optional Participation

To help us schedule transportation and deliver a safe and successful testing experience for every student, we need to know by April 30 whether your student will or will not participate.


Please complete this form in English or Spanish.


For more information and details, please see the information below.


Sincerely,


Kalay McNamee

Principal

kalay_mcnamee@beaverton.k12.or.us

Elmonica Newsletter - April 23, 2021
Boletín Elmonica 23 de abril de 2021
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Calendar / Monthly Theme

April 26 - Demonstrating Responsibility - do the right thing!


April 27 - Kindness Day - do something kind for a family member.


April 28- NO School (Teacher Professional Development Day) Enjoy Outside!


April 29 - Silly socks, clothes, and hair day!


April 30 - Wear your red, white & blue Spirit Wear!

April Word of the Month is: Responsibility

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State Testing Information

Because of the pandemic, the Oregon Department of Education requested a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education that would have allowed school districts to skip state testing this spring. However, the federal government denied that request. Therefore, to maintain our federal funding, the Beaverton School District must offer testing to our students. Parents and guardians have the right to OPT-OUT their students from testing. More on that below.


Shortened versions of the following statewide tests will be offered:

  • 3rd Grade: English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematics
  • 4th Grade: English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematics
  • 5th Grade: English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics & Science


To maximize in-person instruction time for Hybrid students and to provide testing opportunities for Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), the district will provide testing opportunities on Wednesdays (asynchronous learning days only) in May and June. Students will take the tests at their current schools. Transportation will be provided for students who live one mile (elementary) or 1.5 miles.


Testing Times

Elementary (Morning Session) 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Elementary (Afternoon Session) 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


May 12

Grade 3 Afternoon Session - ELA

Grade 5 Morning Session - ELA


May 19

Grade 3 Afternoon Session - Math

Grade 5 Morning Session - Math


May 26

Grade 4 Afternoon Session - ELA

Grade 5 Morning Session-Science


June 9

Grade 4 Morning Session - Math


To help us schedule transportation and deliver a safe and successful testing experience for every student, we need to know by April 30 whether your student will or will not participate.


Please complete this form in English or Spanish.


If you need additional translation services, please call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a student choose to test?

Test scores provide one piece of evidence of student attainment of state standards.


Will students be penalized or receive a negative grade if they don’t test?

No


Will my child’s school be penalized or receive a negative report card rating if my student doesn’t test?

No. The U.S. Department of Education won’t require the Oregon Department of Education to use summative test data for accountability purposes this year.


Will schools be adhering to the same safety protocols as during In-Person Hybrid Instruction?

The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. All safety protocols will be followed, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing.


Who will administer the tests?

School staff who have met training and security requirements will administer the test.


How long is each test?

The Oregon Department of Education has decreased the number of questions in the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics tests by 40% and removed field test questions from the science test. The estimated testing times are:

English Language Arts (ELA) 1:15 hr.

Mathematics 1 hr.

Science 1:20 hr.


Can my student opt to take one test but not another (for example, take English Language Arts (ELA) but not Mathematics)?

Yes


My student needs transportation. When will I find out when and where my student will be picked up and dropped off?

Families will receive an email on May 10 with their students’ routes, bus stop locations, and pick-up and drop-off times.


When can I expect to receive my child’s test results?

We expect individual overall student test results will be available in ParentVue in August. Contrary to prior years, the Oregon Department of Education won’t be reporting subscores. For example, in English Language Arts (ELA), students won’t receive subscores in reading, writing, listening, and research.


Will test results be used to identify students for TAG or Summa?

No. Statewide, many students continue to learn remotely, and parents may not wish to have their children participate in testing this year. In addition, the circumstances under which students have participated in learning this year have varied widely compared to a traditional school year. If this year’s test participation isn’t representative of students across Oregon, percentiles produced by the Oregon Department of Education won’t be comparable to prior years. While these percentiles may be informative for parents, they won’t be used for identification or placement decisions.

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School Sealant Online Consent Forms

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Watch this helpful video to learn why it's important to register early and how to start the process.

English: https://youtu.be/CnBcOUyV0ic


¡Las inscripciones de Kindergarten para el año escolar 2021-2022 están abiertas ahora! Vea este video informativo de como iniciar el proceso y la importancia de matricularse temprano.

Español: https://youtu.be/zXR_s-yvVyI

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Covid-19 Health & Safety Guidance

Beaverton School District Health & Safety Protocols

Elmonica Shared Photo Album 2020-2021

Share your Elmonica child's photos with teachers, staff and others in our community! We will happily share our students photos on Elmonica's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Family Toolkit

The Beaverton School District has launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). You can find short webinars about Canvas, SeeSaw, Dreambox, and much more.

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Elmonica Engineers

The mission of Elmonica Elementary is that together we promote high standards by:

· Practicing critical thinking skills through inquiry.

· Acquiring in-depth knowledge of globally significant ideas.

· Appreciating the unique qualities of each person, creating empathy, compassion, and international-mindedness.


Instagram Elmonica YouTube Channel

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