CROC TALK BRIEF
Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ March 5, 2021
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MONICA ARBOW, PRINCIPAL
There has been a lot of information shared from the District lately, some new and some review. In addition, Governor Kate Brown has announced she will issue an Executive Order next week concerning education. As a parent of three Beaverton School District school-aged children and full-time working parent, I am having a hard time keeping up with all of the information. I am only guessing that you may be feeling the same. I want to recap the main ideas of what we know about the return to school so far, and what you can do to help your student prepare for the upcoming transition. I will also be offering two parent chats at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, to share information and answer questions. Please join me using the Zoom link below:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 4046 0759
As of today, here is the current plan.
Dates and Times:
April 5: K-2 Hybrid begins in the morning only. During that time, students will receive live in-person instruction from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects. In the afternoon session, those students will be learning online at home asynchronously. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some other health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. Students will attend school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
April 12: Grades 3-5 begin Hybrid instruction in the morning only.
All students who opted for CDL will be learning online at home asynchronously in the morning. They’ll be working independently on social studies, science and some health lessons. They’ll also have music and P.E., either live or recorded lessons. In the afternoon session, those students will receive live in-person instruction online from their teachers in reading, writing, math and some health subjects.
During asynchronous times, students also may receive English Language Development, Special Education or Intervention supports.
Morning In-Person Hybrid Instruction Session: 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Afternoon Live Online CDL Instruction Session: 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Students remain with their current teacher
Desks are spaced so that students sit 6 feet apart
Masks are worn at all times
Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle (water fountains will be off limits)
Students will be assigned a cubby or storage spaces for individual student belongings (we are striving to provide any supplies needed)
Students will disinfect hands upon entry to the classroom and throughout their time here. Hand sanitizer stations will be throughout the school as well as in classrooms. Hand-washing is encouraged as well.
Students will be carrying their devices to and from school
Students will enter the building at multiple points and go straight to classrooms
K & 1: Enter/exit through Kindergarten doors
2 & 4: Enter/exit through main entrance
3 & 5: Enter/exit through side door near playground
There is a one-way flow of traffic within the building and lots of signs and floor markings to help students
We will have visuals and a Nancy Ryles video to show prior to In-Person Hybrid instruction
Increased supervision will be in place to help with multiple entrances/exits
All students will have access to take-home lunches and breakfast for the following day
All meals are free to students
Students will eat at home
What can you do as parents right now to help prepare for the upcoming transition?
Talk about the positive aspects of the upcoming changes with your student to help him/her feel more secure about the upcoming transition. It’s also okay to acknowledge some disappointments, but focus on the fact that we are working towards getting back to “normal” school. It will take time and we need to continue to be patient
For hybrid students, talk about how things will be different while at school (social distancing, masks, different entry points, no in-person specials, playground is closed, lunch will be grab and go style, etc.)
Practice wearing a mask throughout the day for extended periods of time (hybrid)
Assess your student’s backpack to ensure that it can safely secure your student’s device as they travel to and from school (hybrid)
Pick out a water bottle that your student can use during the school day (hybrid)
Start making plans as to whether your student will ride the bus, walk or have parent/guardian drop off or pick up
For CDL students, talk about how the schedule change will be different at home
Next NRCO Community Meeting
Patrick McCreery, BSD Administrator for Equity and Inclusion, will be the guest speaker at the March NRCO Community Meeting. Please join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to support Anti-Bias Anti-Racist (ABAR) education. Are there areas you need support growing your ABAR mindset? You can direct the conversation by sending your questions or comments to NRCO1@hotmail.com.
The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed to families on March 8.
OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS (OBOB)
If your student signed up for OBOB, Battles started Wednesday, March 3. If you didn’t receive an email from NancyRylesOBOB@gmail.com, please send an email and we’ll send you the schedule. The zoom link will be sent to you and your child shortly before the battles.
RED ROBIN - DINING FOR DOLLARS - ONLINE TO-GO ORDERS ONLY
*FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO PLACE YOUR TO-GO ORDER**
- Start your order at https://order.redrobin.com/ and select the Washington Square restaurant. If the link does not work, please copy and paste to your browser.
- Once in the menu, go to the category labeled “Fundraisers (To-Go Only)"
- Open "Spirit Night (To-Go) Fundraiser".
- Add "Nancy Ryles Community Organization" to the Special Instructions in the Spirit Night item, then add it to cart.(Note: if you add the item prior to entering your information, you can still edit it from your cart)
- Add your meal items then check out.
- Arrive at Red Robin, pull into a designated curbside spot where available and call the phone number on the sign. Our Team Members will bring your order to your car!
- Enjoy your Meal! Thank you for supporting the Nancy Ryles Crocodiles
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
We are now registering kindergarteners for the 2021-2022 school year!!
Here is the link to register for Kindergarten: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment/kindergarten
(please make sure you select 2021-2022)
If you know of other families who have incoming kindergarteners, please share the link with them!
Save the date! Our Kindergarten Orientation is Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m. (in person, if possible, or via Zoom). You will meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, learn more specific information about a day in the life of a kindergarten student and obtain information on helping your child be ready for kindergarten.
If you missed our Kindergarten Overview, you can watch the video and view the slide deck.
4th & 5th GRADE STUDENT SURVEY
Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.
The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.
The surveys will be given between March 30 - June 4.
Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.
After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify the Nancy Ryles office at 503-356-2400.
LIBRARY TO GO, THE FUTURE BOX and THE BOOK BUS
THE LAST DAY OF THE BOOK BUS IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17.
There will be no Future Box on March 24.
Library To Go schedule:
- Tuesdays -- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Thursdays -- 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
The Future Box is every Wednesday morning:
- 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. -- Monte Vista Apartments parking lot
- 11:05 - 11:35 a.m. -- Seven West at the Trails parking lot
The Book Bus is every Wednesday afternoon:
● 1:35 p.m. at SW Falcon Dr. @ SW Mourning Dove Pl.
● 2:10 p.m. at SW 140th Ter. @ SW Liden Dr.
● 2:45 p.m. at SW 148th Ave. @ SW Grebe Ln.
Click here to get all of the information you need for Library To Go, The Future Box and The Books Bus, including how to put books on hold! (The link allows language translation).
If you have questions, please email Ms. Osborne or Mr. Chung.
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
HOMEWORK HELP EVERY MONDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Nancy Ryles Homework Club Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Please join us via zoom for homework support. Mrs. Bax, Mrs. Roche and Mrs. Mastripolito will be available to help students with Seesaw assignments 3 days a week. Drop by for a quick question or stay for the entire time or pop in and say hello. We are happy to help!
Please contact the office at 503-356-2400 for the Zoom link.
Free meals for kids are available at Nancy Ryles (and other schools) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For additional information, including curbside and bus route locations, click on the button!
Signal to Noise is Beaverton School District's annual film festival. It is open to students of all ages. Click on the button for more information!!
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
CDL - Comprehensive Distance Learning
Synchronous - students have live contact with their teacher (via Zoom)
Asynchronous - students access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through Seesaw and other collaborative documents at a time of their own choosing
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
Nancy Ryles Twitter is: @NancyRylesElem
Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School
Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary
The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1
We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.