FLEX Family Newsletter

December 11, 2020

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In This Newsletter

Upcoming Dates to Note

Family Engagement Organization Update

Library Book Return

Youth Access Cards

December Snowflake Hunt

Meet Our Staff!

Chromebook Exchange

Tech support

Elementary Workbooks

Holiday Community Resources

Oregon Worker Relief Fund

In Case You Missed It items

Upcoming Dates to Note

Family Engagement Organization (our version of a PTO)

Our Family Engagement Organization (FEO) Parent organization met on Tuesday night 12/8 and are currently working on electing officers and becoming an official non-profit organization. The FEO is also working on setting up a fundraiser for families in need in the beginning of 2021. They would love to have your help! If you are interested in taking part or finding out more, please contact the president, Cheryl Peterson - FlexFEO@gmail.com

We need your help!

Please search for overdue and lost items: library books, textbooks from last school year and school-issued devices (iPads, Chromebooks) that your student isn’t currently using. Search your in-box, too, for any emails from noreply@intouchreceipting.com or do-not-reply@nwresd.k12.or.us, which will indicate that your student has a missing item.

Then return that item to any BSD school. At Timberland, there is a cart labeled "library book return" outside the front doors from 8am-3:30pm. If you are returning a Chromebook, please call the office at 503-356-3720 when you arrive.

Washington County Library - Youth Access Cards

Youth Access Cards are coming in the mail for your student soon!

These public library cards are for students who do not already have one.

With this card your student has access to resources at the Washington County Libraries in the community, including:

  • Access online resources

  • eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

  • Live online homework help

  • Streaming video with Kanopy

  • Library databases for research

  • Check out 5 books at a time from your public library

  • No fines for late materials, however student is responsible for lost/damaged items

Questions? Contact Katrina at Garden Home Community Library by email at ghcl@wccls.org or 503-245-9932. Your local library staff should also be able to answer most questions.

Washington County Cooperative Library Services website

December Snowflake Hunt

This month Beaverton Safe Routes to School invites your school community to go on a Snowflake Hunt! To participate make a snowflake and place it in a window facing the street and then go for a walk and count how many snowflakes you find. We hope this provides your family with a fun activity and a little encouragement to get outside for a walk or roll. Use the link below for a snowflake making tutorial and make sure your trip is counted in the following ways:

1. Send an email to bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com with the number of snowflakes you found. BSD students (or parents) please include how many students participated and what school they are from.

2. BSD elementary students can also log their miles on their Marathon Kids account. If you need information on how to set up a Marathon Kids account, contact your PE teacher.

3. Post a photo to social media with the following hashtags #BSDsaferoutes #BSDtogether #BSDmarathonkids


Meet Our Staff!

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Chromebooks - Grades 3-12

If you still have an older model Chromebook “R11”, please come get it exchanged for a new “Spin” model that has a stylus. All students in grades 3-12 should have this new version, and it will be required for middle and high school students taking art next semester.

See photos to help determine which you have.

To exchange your Chromebook, please email flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us or call 503-356-3720 to set up a time.

If you need technology support, contact the student help desk:

Elementary Workbooks

Thank you to those who came and picked up your new workbooks!

These workbooks include lessons for the rest of the schoolyear and are for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.

If you didn’t make it, please make arrangements to come pick them up: email flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us or call 503-356-3720 to set up a time.

Holiday Community Resources

These resources may be helpful with gifts, meals, gift cards, and other necessities during the winter holidays. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the following if you need assistance navigating these resources or are in need of other kinds of community support.



  • BSD Clothes Closet
    Currently accepting donations as well as appointments to pick up clothing. More information and directions to make an appointment in the link below.
    Clothes Closet


Winter break meals - To receive meals for the Winter Break this form must be filled out and submitted no later than 9:00 PM on December 11th:

Oregon Worker Relief Fund

Contact a Community Navigator today to apply for temporary financial relief from the Oregon Worker Relief Fund! The Oregon Worker Relief Fund provides temporary disaster relief to Oregonians with financial need and who are excluded from the federal unemployment insurance program due to their immigration status. https://workerrelief.org/find-a-navigator/

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In Case You Missed It Items

Friendly Attendance Reminder

Please take 5-10 minutes each day to log into Canvas and click the attendance button. If you are elementary, the button is found in your Language Arts course. If you are in middle or high school, please click the button in your A/B day classes (depending on day) and Advisory every Wednesday. This information is critical for state reporting. We appreciate your cooperation.

Stay in the Know

We use the SchoolMessenger notification system to send automated phone calls, emails and texts to parents, guardians, students and staff. These messages include return-to-school information, important messages and reminders, attendance notifications and inclement weather messages. Visit the BSD SchoolMessenger webpage for more information.

You can update your notification preferences via SchoolMessenger InfoCenter or by downloading the app. Check out this quick video on how to manage your account.

FLEX Semester Openings

Do you know someone who is interested in joining FLEX at semester break this year? We are accepting a small number of applications for openings at the semester break (February 5, 2021). Applications are due January 22nd at 4:00pm. Check our enrollment web page to learn more and access the application.

Tell Us Your Story!

We would love your help to tell the story of our school and the families that make our school community so special. We will use this information on our school website to help other students and families know more about our school. Use our online form to tell your story and even upload a photo if you have one!

If you already given feedback, thank you so much!

After-School Clubs

We have several clubs running now including Pokemon, art, writing and more! These are a great way for students to connect and meet other students who share their interests. Students can ask their Homeroom or Advisory teacher to find out how to sign up. Information about our current clubs and when they meet on is our website.

Thanks for reading!

Paul Ottum

Principal FLEX Online School