Terra Linda Tiger Tale

February 26, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Terra Linda Families,

Today around 5:00pm you received an email from our District with updated information about our plans for In-Person Hybrid beginning April 5. If you haven't yet read the message, I've copied it below for your reference.


For Terra Linda, I wanted you to know that these changes allow all of our students to keep their current teacher whether they are in In-Person Hybrid or Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Students will not need to change teachers.


If this new information today or the information that was announced last week regarding the start of Hybrid at our middle, high and option schools has caused you to change your mind about the Learning Model you chose, please contact us at Terra Linda at 503-356-2490 or send me an email at christina_batsell@beaverton.k12.or.us For now, we will collect all requests to move from CDL to In-Person Hybrid. At this time, I cannot guarantee I will be able to grant these requests. Any family is able to switch from In-Person Hybrid to CDL if they wish.


Principal Chat

I am holding a Principal Chat on Thursday, March 4 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. If you have questions about our new plan, you are welcome to attend.

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
  • Passcode: Tigers


Childcare

The changes announced today also allow us to offer a space for Club K After School Zone to operate childcare at Terra Linda. Please see the information below.


One School One Book Updates

I hope you've enjoyed the first week of One School One Book! We announced winners for the first round of trivia at the assembly this morning, and all students who made an entry will receive a prize, too! Prizes are in Grab & Go bags for pick-up on Tuesday or Thursday next week.


As a reminder, you can listen to a read aloud of The Wild Robot on YouTube. I've linked all of the information below or you can click here. This week we read pages 1-78. The next set of pages to read starts on Monday, so you can catch up this weekend needed!


Thank you for continuing to support your child during Distance Learning.


With appreciation,

Christy

Week of March 1

March is National Reading Month!


MONDAY, MARCH 1

11:30-11:50 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


TUESDAY, MARCH 2

Read Across America Day

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

12:00-2:00 Outdoor Library

The Wild Robot Trivia posted on Seesaw in the morning


THURSDAY, MARCH 4

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

12:00pm The Wild Robot Trivia Answers are due

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom

6:30pm Principal Chat on Zoom

  • Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 959 7926 2449
  • Passcode: Tigers


FRIDAY, MARCH 5



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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Week of March 8

MONDAY, MARCH 8

11:30-11:50 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


TUESDAY, MARCH 9

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 2nd & 3rd Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

The Wild Robot Trivia posted on Seesaw in the morning

12:00-2:00 Outdoor Library

4:00-6:30pm Community Conversation About Race on Zoom


THURSDAY, MARCH 11

11:00-12:00 Grab & Go

11:30-11:50 4th & 5th Grade Snack & Chat on Zoom

12:00pmThe Wild Robot Trivia Answers are due

2:30-3:00 Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom


FRIDAY, MARCH 12



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Snack & Chat AND Play & Connect with Friends Zoom Info (same link for all!)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch

Message sent to Families from BSD at 5:00 pm today

February 26, 2021


Dear BSD Elementary Families,


Thank you for completing the survey indicating your student’s choice between Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and In-Person Hybrid Instruction. We’ve analyzed the results, and those results have presented us with an opportunity to modify the model in such a way as to provide the vast majority of families with what they truly wanted — the ability to remain with their existing teachers. Please allow us to explain.


While there was some variation by school, the elementary survey results were roughly split down the middle: 50% of students opting for CDL and 50% of students opting for Hybrid. Here’s what that allows us to do:

  • All students who opted for Hybrid will come to school for a morning session. 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. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with 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.
  • 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. Students may use Dreambox, our self-directed math program. They’ll also have music and P.E., either with 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. Students will have live online instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesdays will be devoted to asynchronous learning online, much like it is right now in CDL.
  • The model for Grades 6-8 at our K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills and Springville) is not impacted by this plan.


Again, the vast majority of students will not need to change teachers. However, there will be a few instances where — because of student numbers and the required 35 square feet of space per student — this will not be the case. We’ve done our very best to accommodate the largest number of families.

In addition, the District has been working with our local child care providers. The following vendors have been given permission to operate in our schools once students return for Hybrid. It’s important to note that we do not run these programs. The providers still need to ensure that they have the proper staffing levels and the ability to adhere to enhanced health and safety protocols. To check on availability, you’ll need to contact the provider directly. We’ve provided contact information on our Return to In-Person Instruction webpage under the Child Care tab.

  • Bethany Child Care - Bethany, Jacob Wismer, Springville (maybe), Sato
  • Champions - Cooper Mountain
  • Club K – Oak Hills (maybe), Scholls Heights (maybe), Vose, Terra Linda
  • Mari’s Little Lambs - Sexton Mountain
  • REACH - Ridgewood
  • Student Stop – Bonny Slope, Cedar Mill (maybe)
  • Vermont Hills - Montclair


(A few of the programs are marked as “maybe.” We’re still evaluating space implications at these schools.)

If this new information or the information that we announced last week regarding the start of Hybrid at our middle, high and option schools has caused you to change your mind, here are your options:

  • If you previously chose Hybrid but would like to switch to CDL, you can do that. Contact your school office to request the move.
  • If you previously chose CDL but would like to switch to Hybrid, you may be able to do that. You’ll need to contact your school principal to see whether the class counts and space availability will allow for the change. If not, your student will be put on a waiting list.


If the last year has taught us anything, it’s the value of remaining flexible. We continue to work each day to find the best path forward for our students and staff. Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Club K Childcare will be Back at Terra Linda starting April 5!

If you are interested in finding out more about childcare offered through Club K After School Zone or if you want to register, email register@clubkafterschool.com


Club K needs at least 12 Terra Linda students to register in order for the program to be offered at Terra Linda.


Care is available for a full day for those who have already selected to stay in full CDL or afternoons for those who have already selected in-person Hybrid. Club K supports students in accessing live CDL instruction as well as the asynchronous lessons for the other half of their day.


If you want to request to change from CDL to In-Person Hybrid, please contact Terra Linda. For now, we are collecting all requests.


Also, please know there is a limit to the space available at Terra Linda which could limit the number of students who can register for daycare through Club K. If you are interested in this option, you may want to reach out to Club K right away.


Club K registration opens next week.

Welcome Stacey Roeder!

Stacey. Roeder is an administrator intern who will be serving as Christy's intern this spring and fall. You may see her on Zoom observing classes, covering for teachers at times, or when we return in person. She is also a math teacher at Sunset High School while she completes her administrator program. Please welcome Ms. Roeder if you happen to see her! She also introduced herself to students this morning at our assembly.

Library To Go Changes: No More Book Bus (Repeat)

We have found that the Outdoor Library on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm is the best way for students to check out books. Therefore, we have decided to stop running the Book Bus.


You can still request books online using our Google Form or by reserving them through Destiny, our online library system. Requested books can be picked up during Grab & Go on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Have a special request? Send an email to Ms. Angela at angela_padilla@beaverton.k12.or.us


Check out the streamlined Library To Go Details here: https://www.smore.com/df0zw

Signal to Noise Film Festival (Repeat)

Have you dreamed of making a film? This is your chance! The Beaverton School District's Annual Film Festival, Signal to Noise, will take place online on Thursday, May 20. Entries are due by March 29, 2021. You can find all Signal to Noise information here.


Congratulations to last year's winners for Elementary Comedy: Terra Linda students Zane and Jonah Cooper!

Parent Info Series from the Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries (Repeat)

The Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries are sponsoring another Parent Info Series!


Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home - a monthly class for parents of children 18 months to 12 years to expand their parenting toolkits and ask questions of Positive Discipline Parent Educator. First session Thursday, March 4. Registration is here.


Supporting Dual Language Learners - a workshop for parents who are raising bilingual children on Tuesday, March 16. Registration here.

Helpful Resources for Families (Repeat)

Parenting Together

NEW: Parenting Together Washington County is offering a parenting education series called “Nurturing Parenting, Nurturing Hope.” The series begins on February 22 and goes through May 17. Click here to learn more!


Parenting Together offers great resources to parents in Washington County. This includes parent education, child care resources, family-friendly activities, and web-based resources for parenting topics organized by the child’s age.


NEW: CDC Checklist: Planning for In-Person Classes


BSD COVID Resources: This resource list was recently created by district social workers and nurses to use in supporting families impacted by Covid-19.

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Español


Oregon Youth Line YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Contact us with anything that may be bothering you. No problem is too big or too small for the YouthLine! 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863. Available for ages ages 11-20.

Winter Food Resources (Repeat)

Please take a look at these links. Food Boxes are available for pick-up at several locations around Beaverton:

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer


The site closest to Terra Linda with a USDA-sponsored food box distribution is not listed on the above flyers. It is at Beaverton Foursquare Church / B4Church

13565 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR

Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am through February 25

Kindergarten Orientation Thursday, May 6 at 6:30pm (Repeat)

Please save the date for our annual Kindergarten Orientation for all incoming Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians. We are hoping this event will be able to be held in person as we have done in previous years. More details to come. And please share this date with any neighbors or friends who may have a child ready to start Kindergarten in the fall.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration - Español

Play & Connect with Friends on Zoom (Repeat)

Remaining connected to your classmates and friends is so important right now! All students are invited to join Zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays from 2:30-3:00pm.


Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 2413 2702

Passcode: lunch


High school students are organizing fun activities for each session. Students get to choose what they want to do then spend time with friends!

Family Toolkit

BSD launched a library of resources and on-demand videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We'll be adding to our Family Toolkit throughout the next few months.

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Family Resources

Click on the button above to find Family Resources we've included in previous Tiger Tales. Here are the topics:
  • Family Toolkit
  • Eat, Sleep, Move! Tips from Zandi, Our School Nurse
  • Immunizations & Flu
  • Help with Technology
  • Free Meal Distribution Sites & Info
  • 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
  • Volunteering
  • Club K Daycare
  • Clothes Closet
  • Comcast Internet Essentials & Hotspots
  • Applying for Meal Benefits
  • 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

Questions? Contact Terra Linda

Options for contacting us at Terra Linda

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