Rock Creek Elementary- April 29, 2021
NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY
Dates to Remember
4/30 Complete Form for State Testing Grades 3rd thru 5th (see below)
5/05 2021-22 Kindergarten Zoom Orientation 6:00-7:00 pm
5/11 PTC Zoom Meeting 6:30 pm
5/31 SCHOOL CLOSED- Memorial Day
6/2 Synchronous Day-(In Person Hybrid Attend School & CDL Students Live Zoom )
6/2 No Library Book Bus
6/10 PTC Zoom Meeting
6/18 Student's Last Day of School
Curbside Library every Monday & Thursday 2:45-4:00 pm
Wednesday Library Book Bus - New times - Times and routes are in the Library section below and on our school website under Academics-Library Curbside & Book Bus
ROCK CREEK APRIL ASSEMBLY
STATE TESTING 2021-CONFIRMATION NEEDED
To maintain our federal funding, the Beaverton School District must offer testing to our 3rd thru 5th grade students. Parents and guardians have the right to OPT OUT their students from testing. For more information on State Testing this year please see our district website:
To minimize the impact on classroom instruction, testing will be on Wednesdays in our building and will be open to students in those grade levels, whether they are in-person instruction or CDL. Please know that this is optional! You will not be receiving the amount of information you’ve usually received as these tests have been reduced significantly in length.
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
ATTENDANCE FOR IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENTS
If an in person hybrid student is not physically present during in person instruction time, they are marked absent and are not eligible to participate with CDL afternoon class. The only exceptions to this is if a student is out due to a rare long-term occurrence i.e...out due to quarantine, Covid 19, broken leg etc. Parents will need to contact the principal and school nurse if these circumstances arise. In person hybrid students that are on vacation are not eligible to switch to CDL, they will be marked absent.
SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME?
With the uptick in positive cases of Covid-19 in Washington County, we are attaching the Beaverton School District informational flyer about when to keep students out of school. We are getting phone calls about children having primary symptoms and asking whether the student should stay home. If a child has a primary symptom (ie. shortness of breath, new cough or fever), the child needs to have a Covid-19 test or stay home for 14 days and be fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine. Hopefully, this flyer will help you determine when to keep your child at home. We also have a health assistant available for questions and concerns. She can be reached by calling our school and asking for Ana Gamez.
Students with an ongoing long term illness or in quarantine may attend CDL classes. Parents will need to contact our principal Tiffany Wiencken firstname.lastname@example.org and our school nurse Sydney Garl Sydney_garl@beaverton.k12.or.us if these circumstances arise.
STUDENT PLANS FOR 2021-22
If your student won't be returning to Rock Creek or if you are unsure of your plans, please complete this brief form to help us in planning for the fall. You do not need to fill this form out if your student WILL BE attending Rock Creek in the fall. If you are unsure of your plans, please give us the best information you have at this time. Please complete by May 14, 2021. Thank you!
PARENT INPUT FORM
Our priority is to create harmonious and productive classrooms for next year. To create class groups, grade level teams use a number of data points about each student including: gender; reading, writing and math levels; learning characteristics; behavior/social characteristics; and more. Achieving balanced classes is a complex process. If you feel that there is information we need about your child's placement, please fill out this optional form. Please note we are not able to honor individual teacher requests. Please submit responses by May 14, 2021
INCOMING KINDERGARTEN ZOOM PARENT ORIENTATION
MAY 5TH 6:00 -7:00 PM
Help us get the word out: It’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Children need to be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021, to be eligible for Kindergarten this fall.
Please call the office at 503-356-2450 for more information
If you have an incoming Kindergartner, please join us for a Zoom Kindergarten Parent Orientation on May 5th at 6:00 pm.
Zoom codes for Kindergarten orientation:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 867 8448 3674Passcode: Rockets!
CAMP ACHIEVE-WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS
We will have Camp Achieve this summer! Save the date!
It will be held this July, 4 weeks, Monday-Thursday, 6 hours per day at Rock Creek!
Federal funding is allowing us to expand Camp Achieve and more details are coming soon.
CAFETERIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We have a volunteer opportunity for Rock Creek volunteers that have already been background approved. Our cafeteria needs a committed volunteer on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday to help bag fruits, vegetables, entrée items and helping assemble the bags that will go home.
Volunteer hours would be between 8:30 and 10:30 am. Volunteers can commit to one day, two days etc.
If interested please complete this form: Rock Creek Cafeteria Volunteer
For more information please contact Jessica at 503-356-2452 or email email@example.com
BINAXNOW TEST INFORMATION
https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/public-safety/emergency-preparedness/coronavirus/return-to-in-person-instruction/covid-19-health-safety-guidance under the COVID-19 Testing Information. For further information on the Abbot BinaxNOW rapid antigen test see the following link: FDA information on BinaxNOW test.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
ROCK CREEK PARENT-TEACHER CLUB
ZOOM CLUBS for 4th and 5th GRADERS!
Zoom Clubs are continuing every Wednesday at 3:30pm. We will be playing games, chatting, crafting - fun for all! Come on by and see what's happening! Ask your teacher for the Zoom link!
THE PTC NEEDS YOU
The PTC is looking for new members to join our Board of Directors and Committees for the 2021-2022 School year. Vacant positions include:
The secretary shall keep an accurate record of all business transacted at each PTC meeting and Board meeting.
All Rock Creek Parents are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC is a great way to learn about the exciting things happening at Rock Creek. There are tons of ways to get involved! Connect with the PTC at our meetings, on Facebook, via text message (text: @rcptcto 81010 to join) and through our website. Also, we just joined Instagram - follow us at @RockCreekPTC!
FROM THE DESK OF ROCK CREEK SCHOOL COUNSLEOR-MICHELLE SOLBERG
Parenting isn't easy! One of the things that can be helpful is to set boundaries for yourself and your child. That's not always easy to do. Here are some helpful thoughts and ideas about boundaries.https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/parental-roles-how-to-set-healthy-boundaries-with-your-child/
Michelle Solberg, Counselor
PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds
On May 18, voters will elect four Beaverton School Board members to four-year terms. While candidates are nominated from the Board Zone in which they live, all voters in the District vote on all positions. We currently have two candidates running in each of the four races. For more information on the candidates, visit the May 2021 School Board Election webpage.We’d strongly encourage all voters in the district to cast their ballots in May. Board members are instrumental in setting the tone and direction of the district.
CLOTHES FOR KIDS
If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form 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. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.
We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Si su estudiante necesita ropa sin costo, Clothes for Kids está listo para servirle. Necesitará hacer una cita. Horario de Clothes for Kids: martes de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m., miércoles de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. y jueves de 9:30 a.m. a 3 p.m.
Para hacer una cita, por favor complete el formulario de citas de Clothes for Kids o llame al 503-356-4322. Las visitas están limitadas a un adulto con cuatro niños o dos adultos con 8 niños. Todos los visitantes deben usar cubre bocas. Si no tiene uno, se lo proporcionaremos al llegar ahí.
También estamos buscando voluntarios para Clothes for Kids. Si está interesado comuníquese con Johanna Shrout a email@example.com.
SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT
OBOB participants! It is almost May which means books and ice pops! Team parents should forward an email from me with a survey to fill out so I know which book your child wants and how they want to get it! I wish we could also do an ice pop party outside the school, but most likely, it will be outside my house:) Please email me Katieemurry@hotmail.com if you did not receive the email from your team parent with the survey. Surveys have to be filled out by May 8th for OBOB participants to receive a book.
OREGON HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS
Oregon Health Education Standards
The Great Body Shop, published by The Children’s Health Market, will be used to teach the Oregon Health Education Standards. It offers skills-based instruction that addresses physical, social, emotional, and mental health. Human Sexuality Education instruction is age appropriate, medically accurate, and relevant for all students.
Erin’s Law (Sexual Abuse Prevention)
An important component of our curriculum is to help children protect their bodies, get support when abuse has occurred, and report to a trusted adult. In accordance with Erin’s Law, we are educating children about sexual abuse and promoting awareness within our communities. The Oregon Department of Education has required all Oregon schools to comply with Erin’s Law. The Erin’s Law lessons address personal safety, touching safety, and assertiveness.
Previewing Materials/Opting Out
The process for previewing materials and opting out of instruction will be slightly different due to the pandemic. Your child’s teacher will be sending communication home prior to instruction in human sexuality and sexual abuse prevention to address this.
Thank you for helping us to make our school a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn.
ROCK CREEK LIBRARY NEWS!!
No Library Book Bus on June 2nd!!
In honor of National Library week we are having a contest going on all month. When you come to any of our check out times, we will take your guess on how many books we have in our library. Whoever has the closest guess in each grade level will receive a free book. Good luck hope to see you soon.
We are also so EXCITED to share that our Library Book bus will continue. We have new hours but the stops are the same.
Curbside Library & Book Bus Checkout
Please wear a mask and bring a bookbag.
New Library to go schedule:
Monday Curbside Library 2:45 - 4:00
Wednesday Book Bus 10:20 - 12:45
Thursday Curbside Library 2:45 - 4:00
WEDNESDAY LIBRARY BOOK BUS ROUTES
10:20 am NW ELK RUN DR @ NW 177TH PL
10:47 am NW HOLCOMB DR & NW MILLSTONE WAY
11:13 am NW BUCKBOARD DR @ MID BLOCK
11:42 am NW DEERFIELD DR & NW 180TH PL
12:12 pm NW ROCK CREEK BLVD @NW MAHAMA WAY (EAST ENT)
If you don't know how to place a hold here is a short video.Placing a Hold in Destiny
Returning Library Books and Devices- Please ring the doorbell if returning a device.
Rock Creek will have a book return bin waiting for your books outside the main office doors,
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days. Make sure the books you are returning have Rock Creek's bar code on them.
PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
WHAT TO DO IF STUDENTS ARE HAVING A TECHNOLOGY ISSUE
Who should you call? Student Help Desk 503-356-4656
If you are having issues with a BSD device please contact our Student Help Desk, not the school office. The student help desk has trained technicians that can problem solve issues and order student devices, the school office has moms that have to ask their kids how to use their smart phones. :)
If you are having a technical difficulties with apps, logins or devices, please check out the technology support page for help.
COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE
ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Kids are everywhere. Drive like it.
As students return to schools for in-person learning this month, arrival and departure times may be different than you are used to. While traffic and activities around Beaverton schools may look different, one thing is for sure – kids are out and about in our community. Some kids may be returning to school buildings while others will be continuing to learn remotely and taking breaks outside during the day. Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Kids are everywhere. #DriveLikeIt.
Driving Safety Tips
Our community needs everyone to drive safely, be alert, and follow traffic laws, especially when observing students walking, biking, skateboarding, and scootering. Let’s work together to keep our students safe!
· Stop for school busses when red lights flash. Both directions of traffic must stop.
· Watch your speed. 20 mph is the school zone speed limit.
· Be ready to stop at all times. Kids may dart into the street without checking for traffic.
· Stop for people at intersections and when asked by the crossing guard. Check your blind spots before turning and behind your vehicle before reversing.
· Drive for conditions – This time of year is often rainy and foggy limiting visibility for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians so keep those headlights on to help others see you.
Walking and Rolling is Good for the Earth!
carbon emissions. Think about local car trips that your family takes often. Maybe it is a trip to the park or a friend’s house.
Map your route and try walking or biking instead. We often think places are farther than they seem. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your location and be amazed at what your body can do for you!
May Walk + Roll Challenge Week
Please join Beaverton Safe Routes to School for our final Walk + Roll event of the year! Over 100 prizes will be raffled, and the Wheel Fairy will visit elementary schools to attach an extra prize on any wheels they find in the racks. All students (any grade level, hybrid and CDL) can enter our raffle by completing the May Challenge form. There are five activities to choose from and an extra raffle entry for each activity completed. Find more information at www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes
WEBSITE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE
We understand that it can be challenging to access current information regarding your child’s schooling in your own language. We do our best to send out messages about important updates, especially during these challenging times. However, you can access the BSD website — and specifically, our return-to-school page — at any time. Below, we’ve included a link that will take you to our website, where you’ll find it already translated into your language. Please know, the translation is generated by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but we do hope it’s helpful.
If you need additional assistance, please contact our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.
View the BSD website in Arabic
View the BSD website in Chinese
View the BSD website Japanese
View the BSD website in Korean
View the BSD website in Russian
View the BSD website in Somali
View the BSD website in Spanish
View the BSD website in Vietnamese
Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:
- Family Toolkit
- All the Information about the Hybrid Day
- Child Care Subsidies for Families
- Cedar Mill and Bethany Library News
- Signal to Noise
- Safe Routes to School
- Zoom Information
- TAG Info
- Help with Technology
- Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
- Applying for Meal Benefits
- Local Food Resources
- Setting up a Home Learning Environment
- At Home Learning Tips
- Visual Schedule & Zones of Regulation Templates
- Placing Holds on Library Books - Video
- Damage/Loss Protection Coverage for BSD Devices at Home
- Clothes for Kids
- Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
- BSD COVID-19 Resources
- Behavioral Health Phone Line
- Mental Health & Washington County Resources
- Community Resources during CDL
- 2-page Resource for Community Resources in Washington County
- Washington County Cooperative Library Information for Families and Students
- 2021-2022 Full-Time Learning Options Lottery & Admission Information
- Safe Routes to School
Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL