Hazeldale Hawk

School Newsletter — April 8th, 2020

Note from the Principal

Dear families of Hazeldale,


Our staff has been working hard to reconnect with students in a variety of ways—phone, email, SeeSaw and Google Classroom for the most part. Thank you for your patience as for many of us this is very new learning and each of our staff members, like you, has unique situations at home to manage while still striving to be the teacher they desire to be for your child. Something we as a staff always remind each other to strive for is to assume positive intent. Assume that staff members are putting their best foot forward in these challenging times.


The goals for Phase 2 are:

  • Connecting teachers with students to maintain relationships and support social emotional wellness during this challenging time. Student and staff well-being is our highest priority.

  • Providing supplemental learning opportunities connected to typical classroom curriculum to prevent learning loss. Students are receiving approximately two learning opportunities a week in English Language Arts and two in Math based on the district adopted curriculum along with one opportunity each in Science and Social Studies.


We transition into Phase 3, Distance Learning for All, in the coming weeks. Please watch your email from Beaverton School District for more on what that will look like.


Most of you know that I'm a mom of two school age kids also. The Tran home has a sixteen year old junior and an 11 year old 5th grader. My husband teaches high school biology in the district also. I will be fully transparent and tell you that the Tran family, with two educators as parents, does not have our family schedule balanced and figured out. We are trying things, and revising as we go. The balance is not there yet, but we know it will get better as we learn.


We miss being together. I've created a public (anyone with link can edit) google folder to upload pictures if you would like to share them with us of how your child is doing during this school closure due to COVID-19. I believe you need a gmail account to do so. You can also email them to me if you prefer at angela_tran@beaverton.k12.or.us Please know I'll likely share them out with staff, post to the Hazeldale Hawks Facebook Page, and also in the end of the year slide show. Please only post pictures you feel comfortable being shared in that way.


Again, we encourage you to please encourage reading as much as humanly possible during this extended school closure. We know that the achievement gap happens in the long breaks from school largely due to who reads and who doesn't. Time spent engaged in text is the most essential use of time during this unexpected break. Please refer to our Read Across America Week newsletter for resources about books! as well as resources shared from your child's teacher.


A colleague recently shared with me that the Oregon Food Bank has #EmergeStronger as their motto right now, and I agree that this very much fits for schools as well. We will get through this, and we will emerge stronger based on how we take care of ourselves and each other right now.


Angela Tran

Principal

Round 2 Chromebook Pick Up for Hazeldale Monday, April 13th from 1-3 pm

If you filled out the round 2 online form prior to April 5th, you will receive an email from Beaverton School District with pick up instructions—and Hazeldale's scheduled pick up date and time is below:


Hazeldale's Pick Up Time is Monday, April 13th from 1 - 3 pm


*If you had requested a Chromebook during the round 1 opportunity (filling out the form prior to March 27th) and you missed coming to pick up on Friday, April 27th. Please come to pick up your child's Chromebook on Monday, April 13th.


The schedule will not change so please make sure to be at the school at some time during your school’s window (listed above). Traffic flow will be a concern so please be prepared to wait. You do not need to arrive at the start time. We will have a Chromebook for you so there’s no worry that we’ll run out.


Device pickup will be a drive-up procedure. Picking up your device will NOT result in breaking the Governor’s order. We are distributing the devices in a manner consistent with the Governor’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order.


You need to fill out this information card PRIOR to pick up. If you do not have it done in advance, you will be asked to pull out of the line and fill out a new form. If you do not have a printer, please put the following items on a piece of paper that will be shown to the distributor of the device: Student Name, Parent Name, Grade and School Name.


In preparation for pick up, we must change your student’s password. We will change the password on the morning of your pick up. You will receive the student ID, password, login instructions, and charger with the Chromebook.


You are responsible for the device while it is in your possession. If it is lost, broken or damaged during this time, you may be held financially responsible for the device.


Hotspots are not currently available for pick up. For those who signed up for Internet access, we will notify you if we are able to acquire hotspots. Please visit the Internet Access for Families link for connectivity options.


We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the technology device pickup this week, and reengaging with all of your students very soon.

Bonus Food Box Opportunity @ Hazeldale Thursday, April 9th!

It's all set and our first BONUS BOX deliveries (by BSD STAFF😊) go out this Tuesday through Thursday: 300 boxes a week at 6 schools*, alternating to another 6 schools the following week, so schools get served twice a month.

week of 3/7: Tuesday: Vose & Barnes, Wednesday: McKinley & BHS, Thursday: AHP & Hazeldale

week of 3/14: Tuesday SRHS, Wednesday: W.Walker & SHS, Thursday: FirGrove & Whitford


The boxes are delivered to Grab n' Go meal sites and times, 11AM-12PM—First Come, First Serve. As children get their grab n' go lunch bags, the parent can take a food box. We know they will go quickly.


Our hope is to be able to GROW this program with more boxes - serving more families - more often, using the Community Resource fund:


Created as a means to increase the buying power of our partnering food banks, which happen to be at churches. Some people don't care to give to a church but want to do something. And while you can give to the Oregon Food Bank (supplier to the pantries), as a state agency there is no guarantee your money stays in Beaverton. And some folks were giving grocery gift cards, but knowing that the dollar value is tripled at the food bank, we needed a way to increase that buying power. So we created the Community Resource Fund as a way for folks to give so that BSD can then supplement these pantry efforts to better serve our families with food and hygiene supplies. Spread the word! https://or-beaverton-lite.intouchreceipting.com/ :select Beaverton School District > Community Resource Fund > donation amount (matching $ in comments) > submit.


Chromebook or Password Trouble? There is a Student Help Desk

STUDENT HELP DESK IS AVAILABLE


For students needing help with the BSD student device or applications, IT has created a student help desk. Students can email the help desk at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503) 356-4656 for support.


Internet Access for Families

Free Grab & Go Meals Mondays through Fridays Thru April 28th from 11am to 12 pm

Children must be present to receive meals.


Click on this link for most current information regarding meal sites and bus drop off locations.

Remote Learning

Visit our Remote Learning Resources webpage to help keep students engaged in learning during the closure!

211 Info — A Helpful Resource

211 Information


211info connects people with health and social service organizations. At our heart is our core Community Information Center, supported by Resource Database team. We’ve expanded to include enhanced information & referral and assistance programs that target specific services.

Community Resources

Did you know we have a list of community resources families can access during the closure, or any time, on our webpage?
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Kinder Registration Has Begun—Register Now!

Kindergarten registration for Fall, 2020, is open! Students must be five years of age on or before September 1st, per State Statute, and live within the attendance boundary of our school. We invite you to register early as this assists us in confirming enrollment for staffing purposes.


New student registrations can be completed online. Go to the Beaverton School District Website/Enrolling Your Child (under quick links at the bottom of the main page). Be sure to register for the 2020-2021 School year.


Upon enrolling you will either need to upload or bring in to be copied the following in order to make your child’s registration complete:


  • completed student enrollment form (if not completed online)
  • certificate of immunization
  • birth certificate (we will make a copy of your original)
  • migrant questionnaire
  • proof of address


You will receive more information at Hazeldale’s Kindergarten Orientation, scheduled for * (NEW TENTATIVE DATE) Wednesday, June 3rd from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please bring your kindergarten child with you to the orientation. Feel free to share this information with your neighbors who have their first child starting kindergarten next fall.


*Orientation date is to the best of our knowledge as of March 20th due to the extended school closure to April 28th. The date was originally scheduled for April 29th.


The office staff is happy to help you with registration and to answer any questions.

Phone: 503.356-2010 or email: kathy_cook@beaverton.k12.or.us

Upcoming Events

Key Dates and Events Coming Up:


Due to the COVID-19 School Closure, we thank everyone for flexibility with changing dates and canceled events. The dates listed below are to the best of our knowledge on March 30th, 2020.


  • No School March 16 - April 28th as of March 17th. Please watch the communication from your email or the Beaverton School District website: COVID-19 Information


Hazeldale is a school meal site during the school closure: Meals available Monday through Friday 11-12 March 30th - April 28th (grab and go)


  • May 4th - 8th—All Staff Appreciation Week
  • New Tentative Date: Wednesday, June 3rd—Kinder Orientation 5 - 6:30 pm

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.


Hazeldale’s Mission and Vision

Hazeldale Elementary School works to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to engage with power and agency in a changing world.


We provide a learning environment and instruction that promotes engagement, academic excellence, self-confidence, independence, risk and resilience. We foster respect, an appreciation of self and others, and collaboration through inquiry, exploration, goal setting, and service.

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