Dragon News

Findley Elementary School

February 11, 2022

Message from the Principal

Happy Friday Findley Community~


What amazing weather we have had this week.It definitely feels like Spring is in the air! Hope you and your families find something amazing to do this weekend.


Although we have been back in person this year, school has not looked "typical". Students and staff have been practicing social distancing, and adhering to other, time consuming COVID procedures and protocols. We have had many students out at various times due to being sick and in isolation or in quarantine for being a close contact. The pandemic has not ended and will continue to impact our schools and students' levels of proficiency on progress reports. That said, our students have learned so much during this time, and I couldn't be any prouder of them, though much of this learning can't be quantified on a progress report. Our priorities will continue to be the safety of students, staff and our community, as well as the social and emotional well-being of our students. Please keep this in mind as you are looking over your students' progress. Progress reports are available today in ParentVUE. Here are the instructions for viewing progress reports.


As you may have read earlier this week, Mrs.Tammy Enghusen will be retiring at the beginning of March. Mrs. Enghusen has been valued member of the Findley School Community for 22 years. We wish her the best as she moves on to her next chapter in life. We are fortunate to have Mr. Karl Gustafson continue on through the remainder of the year as our full-time music teacher.


Enjoy this beautiful weekend,

Sherry Marsh, Ed.D.

Principal

Immunization Exclusion Day. - February 16

Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to remain enrolled.

Exclusion Day for this school year is Wednesday, February 16, for children who are not up-to-date on their vaccines. Students can see their health care providers, go to a school-based health center or contact the Washington County Health Department to find other vaccination locations.

While recommended, BSD doesn’t require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Students won’t be excluded on February 16 if they haven't received a COVID-19 vaccination.
More information, including a full list of required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year, can be found on the School Nursing and Student Health webpage.
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OHSU COVID TESTING

With the omicron variant surging, we are seeing more students testing positive for COVID. Those students who test positive should not participate in our program for 90 days after receiving their results, as they will continue to test positive during this time period. These repeat positive tests consume testing supplies and staff time, and distract us from helping students who are healthy or are just being diagnosed with COVID for the first time. Students with a positive result do not need to opt-out of the program, but they do need to pause their participation until the 90-day period has ended.

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)

Well it’s been an exciting 3 weeks for us!!! We completed the Preliminary Round with each team battling twice. We took the top 80% of the teams and moved on to the Competitive Round; which will be completed next Thursday February 17th. I will post the top 16 teams continuing on to the next level. These 16 teams will move on to our Championship Week the week of February 28th. That week will be a single elimination bracket play…Sweet Sixteen > Elite Eight > Fabulous Four > Top Two > FINDLEY SCHOOL CHAMPIONS !! The Champions will then have approximately a month to prepare for the Regional Battles. Continue reading and best of luck to all our teams these next few weeks.


If you have any questions, please reach out to me @ rita_vennes@beaverton.k12.or.us

Celebrating our Counselor

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Volunteering

Before coming to school to volunteer, please make sure you have completed your background check with the District.


You must be cleared and have a valid COVID Vaccine card on file in order to be in the classroom with students.


Here is the link in order to complete the background check.


https://app.betterimpact.com/Application/?OrganizationGuid=c7a5ffe3-c03d-4d0b-9f26-d51863f60edb&ApplicationFormNumber=2


At this time, only Lunch Support volunteers are permitted in school buildings.

Community Resources


Community Resources


Bethany & Cedar Mill Library. -October Newsletter


Talking to Children about Scary Events


Coronavirus and Covid: A book for Children about the Pandemic


FREE E-Book "I Love you" A story about not being able to visit relatives during the pandemic

Extensive list of Children's Books related to the Pandemic


COVID-19 Free Washington County Counseling (+accepts undocumented folks)To request an appointment, email COVIDCounseling@co.washington.or.us or call Washington County Behavioral Health at 503-846-4528.


Student Health Center - Catherine Kately Williams is the new mental health provider. KateleyWilliamsC@nhcoregon.org It is easiest to reach her via email as she does not have a specific phone routed to her. Cat is available M-F 8-5 and will conduct sessions via zoom. She will serve a bridge gap, providing up to about 10 sessions before she moves students on to a long-term counselor if necessary. They are set up to take every major insurance plan including Kaiser for OHP kids. They will also have an intake person who can help families get the kids on OHP.

Findley PTO

Findley PTO: Supporting our students by connecting parents, staff, and the community!

Visit our website at www.findleypto.com or email president@findleypto.com.


Next Meeting: Monday, February 7 on Zoom

Zoom link to come!

Upcoming Events

February

11th - 1st Semester Grades Available in ParentVue

16th - Vaccination exclusion day

21st - No School - Presidents Day

22nd - No School Staff Development

23rd - OHSU Test Kits returned


March

10th- Early Release Day

21-25 Spring Break


April

14th - No School Staff Development Day

15th - No School Grading Day

19th- Early Release Day

22nd - Earth Day

27th - Conferences 4-8 pm

28th - 29th No School - Conferences


May

5th - 11th Book Fair

18th Rock & Roll Day

26th- Early Release Day

30th No School - Memorial Day


June

20th - No School JuneTeenth

21st - Last Day of School Early Release Day

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