Rocketeer Newsletter

Rock Creek Elementary- April 29, 2021

NEWSLETTER FOR ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY



Rock Creek Elementary School is a community on a mission to develop compassionate, responsible, lifelong learners. We strive to cultivate thinking, and inquiry that empowers students to engage in a changing world.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your Calendar

Dates to Remember

APRIL

4/30 Complete Form for State Testing Grades 3rd thru 5th (see below)

MAY

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

JUNE

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

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ROCK CREEK APRIL ASSEMBLY

April Assembly
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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:

State Testing Information


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
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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 tiffany_wiencken@beaverton.k12.or.us and our school nurse Sydney Garl Sydney_garl@beaverton.k12.or.us if these circumstances arise.

Keep ill students home (english)
keep ill students home (Spanish)
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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!

Student Plans

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




Parent Input Form

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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

https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/86784483674?pwd=WVRxSFZFbmFhV0FaS2VreXV5cjd0UT09



Meeting ID: 867 8448 3674

Passcode: Rockets!
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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.

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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 jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us

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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.

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

We want to thank our behind the scenes volunteers for all their support! We are blessed with the Best Volunteers, an Amazing PTC and a Fabulous Community. Even though volunteering looked different this year, we appreciate each and every one of you!!
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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:

Secretary
The secretary shall keep an accurate record of all business transacted at each PTC meeting and Board meeting.

A full list of open positions is listed on the PTC website. Please contact Sharon Zell at pastpresident@rockcreekptc.org if you are interested or have questions.




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!
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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

Creek Elementary School
503-356-2454
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PLAYGROUND & FIELDS CLOSED TO PUBLIC 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only certified service dogs allowed on school grounds

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PLEASE VOTE!

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.
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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 johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.



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 johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.

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SCHOOL MEALS FOR EVERY IN PERSON HYBRID STUDENT UNLESS YOU OPT OUT

Click here for more Information

Please fill out the form and send it with your student or email it to Jessica_vogel@beaverton.k12.or.us

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OBOB NEWS!!

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.

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OREGON HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

Here in the Beaverton School District, we teach children important skills for getting along with others and doing well in school. In order to help our school be a safe and supportive place where everyone can learn, we also provide age-appropriate health instruction. There will be two primary resources used for this instruction: The Great Body Shop to teach the adopted Oregon Health Standards and fightchildabuse.org to teach sexual abuse prevention in accordance with Erin’s Law. Continue reading for more information on each resource.

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.

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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.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

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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.


Technology Support Page

Student help Desk Information
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COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE


If you'd like to learn more about BSD's safety procedures, check out our new COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidance webpage.

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The Beaverton School District is publishing data on reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff on our website. This data is collected by the Oregon Health Authority and is published weekly in the COVID-19 Reporting Report.
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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

Check out this link for fun enrichment Ideas. It is updated every Friday with new activities.
Enrichment Ideas
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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!

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day and one way you can help our planet and combat climate change is to replace car trips with active ones! 2 miles of driving = 1.6 lbs of
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!
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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

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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

قم بزيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للقطاع التعليمي لمدارس بيفرتون باللغة العربية


View the BSD website in Chinese

请浏览中文版的BSD网站


View the BSD website Japanese

BSDウェブサイトを日本語で見る


View the BSD website in Korean

한국어로 BSD 웹사이트를 보십시오.


View the BSD website in Russian

Посмотрите веб-сайт школьного округа Бивертон на русском


View the BSD website in Somali

Ka fiiri bogga BSD ee ku qoran af-Soomaali


View the BSD website in Spanish

Vea la página web del Distrito Escolar de Beaverton en español


View the BSD website in Vietnamese

Xem trang mạng BSD bằng tiếng Việt

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Click on the link to find Important Information we've included in previous Rocketeers. Here are the topics:


Click here for all information listed above- Family Resources & District Information During CDL
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Rock Creek School


4125 NW 185th Ave

Portland OR 97229

Main Office-503-356-2450

Attendance-503-356-2451

Fax- 503-356-2455

Principal: Tiffany Wiencken

SAFEOREGON TIP LINE
Keep Rock Creek safe: report any student safety threats to SafeOregon. Tips can be reported by phone or text (844-427-3367), email (tip@safeoregon.com), or online (safeoregon.com). For more information, visit safeoregon.com.

The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veteran status, or because of a perceived or actual association with any other persons within these protected classes.
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