BSD Briefs

September 16, 2019

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

After-School Activities

Did you know the Communications & Community Involvement Department provides links to many flyers for after-school activities as a service to parents, students, and community members of the Beaverton School District during the school year. Most schools also have information on community tables as well.

The word flyer includes but is not limited to: poster, pamphlet, brochure or catalog. We review materials requests from community-based, nonprofit and for-profit organizations on a monthly basis. Flyers for September are available now. New flyers will be posted each month. In October, links to new flyers will be posted after Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

Good attendance habits are developed in the first month of the school year, and when it comes to attendance, every day matters. According to the Oregon Department of Education, more than one in six students in chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism means a student misses 10% or more school days. That’s about two days per month.

Regular attendance will help children do well in elementary school, secondary school, college and at work. According to the Attendance Works Organization, by 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of school. By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

Attendance habits are set the very first week of the school year, so please start building good attendance habits early. As a parent, you can help by establishing a regular bedtime and morning routine. You can also avoid medical appointments during school hours, as well as extended trips when school is in session. We will be sharing more helpful tips and information throughout the school year.

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Safe Routes to School - Welcome Back to School

The new school year is the perfect time for students and families to start creating healthy, fun and safe habits. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Here are some reminders as we travel to and from school:

  • Keep your eyes and ears open for traffic all around.

  • If driving, slow down to 20 mph or less in school zones and neighborhood streets.

  • Check for safety at all intersections, in bike lanes and follow the directions from crossing guards.

  • Remember to be alert and mindful of all road users (no texting; be aware of school zones) especially when we’re in a rush. We all want to get someplace fast, but the safety for our children is our top priority — and takes all of our efforts.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — International Walk+Bike to School Day! Let’s see how many people we can get walking and rolling. Stay tuned for more details.

Canvas for Parents

Did you know...Beaverton School District parents can create their own Canvas Parent Observer Accounts.

The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is used by many middle and high school teachers as an extension to in-class instruction. Teachers using Canvas can post assignments, give feedback, and communicate with students.

Parents or guardians do not need a Canvas account to monitor student progress, you can continue to use ParentVUE; however, you can create a Canvas account to view more detailed assignment information, view feedback and communicate with the teacher.

Think of Canvas as a virtual backpack, giving you a look at the day-to-day assignments. ParentVUE will still be the source for attendance and permanent record grades.

Visit the BSD Canvas webpage to learn more about how to create your own Canvas account, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

Beaverton School District Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Budget Committee

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The Beaverton School District has two vacancies on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool. These positions are in School Board Zone 4 (School Board member Donna Tyner), and Zone 7 (School Board member Tom Colett). The District schools represented in these zones are:

The Budget Committee reviews the District’s budget and recommends needed changes. The Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held between November and June. The Budget Committee also approves the Budget Document and forwards it to the School Board for adoption by the end of June. Budget Committee members will be appointed by the School Board.

Those who wish to apply should complete the Budget Committee Application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

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Speak Up 4 Student Success Community Conversations
Tuesday, September 24, 3019
6:30 p.m.
Southridge High School
9625 SW 125th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97008

Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Cedar Park Middle School
11100 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225

School Board Business Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019

Administration Office

16550 SW Merlo Rd.

Beaverton, 97003
Meeting Materials

Beaverton Boards & Commissions Open House

The City of Beaverton is currently seeking dynamic volunteers to serve on a variety of boards & commissions that support city functions and services. These boards and commissions serve the larger community in myriad ways and cater to a wide range of interests, skills, and experience. For some of these, residence in Beaverton is required.

An Open House will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the BG’s Food Cartel (4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave) to give interested community members the opportunity to learn more about each board and commission, to meet board members and staff liaisons, to ask questions and apply in person.

Our volunteers are just one of the many reasons Beaverton is The Best of Oregon. Getting involved in one of our boards and commissions is a great way to learn more about the city, enhance our community, and make your voice heard in important civic matters. Apply today at

Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 1, 2019. Terms begin Jan 1., 2020.

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Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.

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