November 9, 2020
WE Celebrate Community Partnerships
Today, we honor our final two elementary winners:
Fir Grove Elementary School received a 2020 WE Award for a partnership with its PTO and Pilgrim Lutheran Church. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the PTO and church raised funds to buy grocery gift cards and passed them out to families during lunch pickups and home food deliveries. Watch to learn more.
Why no Parent-teacher Conferences this year?
This year, calendar adjustments were made to accommodate Comprehensive Distance Learning and have shifted how learning time is used. The District chose to keep student-contact days instead of setting aside two non-student learning days so that parent-teacher conferences could occur at the elementary level.
In lieu of conferences, we have added weekly student-family connection times in school schedules that are intended to allow for regular opportunities for educators and families to communicate.
Unaccompanied Students Need Your Help
Unaccompanied youth are young people who are not in the consistent presence of a parent or guardian. During the 2019-20 school year, there were 3,700 unaccompanied students in Oregon. In Beaverton, they were 331.
These students need our help, especially during this pandemic. They not only need a stable place to live, but they also need a stable place to connect remotely to school. Second Home provides long-term housing for unaccompanied students so that they can focus on high school, graduate and pursue their goals and dreams. Second Home is currently recruiting volunteer home providers to meet the needs of these students.
Could you provide housing for a local student? If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a student this year, please fill out the Home Provider Application. For more information or if you have questions, email Jenny Pratt Hale, Second Home program director:email@example.com.
National School Psychology Week
This is National School Psychology Week, which highlights the important work that school psychologists and other educators do to help students thrive. The theme this year is “The Power of Possibility,” focusing on hope, growth, resilience and renewal.
Now, more than ever, our school psychologists are a vital resource for students and families. If your child needs support, please reach out to your school psychologist.
High School Athletics to Resume
Student participation in high school athletics has been suspended in the Beaverton School District since the onset of COVID-19 restrictions in March. However, the District will be allowing athletic training and conditioning starting today. These workouts are not required and will in no way influence eventual team placement during the regular season for each sport. Again, these sessions are just for training and conditioning; teams will not be competing against other schools’ teams at this time. In addition, coaches are not required to offer these sessions; some may elect not to.
For more information, read the full announcement.
No School - Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 11
No School - Grading Day
Friday, November 13
Virtual School Board Work Session
Monday, November 16, 2020
This board meeting will be dedicated to discussing issues regarding our School Resource Officers (SROs), including the community survey results from the summer. If you were unable to participate in the survey, your opinion has changed or you have additional information to share, please feel free to provide written comment to the Board.
Public Comments will be accepted from Thurs., Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. through Mon., Nov. 16 at 12 p.m.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.
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