Oak Hills Newsletter

September 4, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Oak Hills Families,

Staff have returned to school and are working hard in preparation for the launch of Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) on Monday, September 14th! Professional development this week has focused on the use of high-leverage instruction within a digital learning environment.

Teachers have a choice to work remotely from home and/or to work from the building. The office is open from 8am to 4pm. Feel free to call and/or drop by if you need to bring us something. We will continue to meet you outside or in the vestibule as we cannot have the public in the building. Please wear a mask if you need to come see us. Teachers sent welcome letters to all families on Wednesday afternoon. If you have not received a letter from your child's teacher, please contact the school office so we can assist.

Please mark your calendar for Oak Hills Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th. Learn about your child's classroom and how to support your child during CDL. All curriculum night sessions would be virtual as we cannot have the public in the building at this time. Zoom link information will be communicated by your child's teacher and via School Messenger.

Oak Hills Curriculum Night Schedule

Wednesday, September 9th

  • 6:00pm Principal/Specialists (Repeat sessions)
  • 7:00pm K & 1st Grade

Thursday, September 10th

  • 5:00pm ESL Night
  • 6:00pm 2nd, 3rd, and ALC
  • 7:00pm 4th & 5th Grade

** All Curriculum Night sessions will be recorded. Classroom teachers will send the recording to families who are unable to attend.

If you have a child entering kindergarten this year, there have been some adjustments made to the district-wide start schedule. The updated schedule is as follows:

September 14th and 15th: Kindergarten Orientation Activities

September 16th: Kindergarten Orientation Activities & Professional Development for Teachers

September 17th: Students with last names A-L only

September 18th: Students with last names M-Z only

September 21st: All students begin daily Comprehensive Distance Learning

Please let us know if you have any questions specific to the start of Kindergarten.

We are looking forward to working with your family this year! Welcome Back Otters!

Erika Hansen

Assistant Principal, Oak Hills Elementary School


Tentative Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year


9/9 & 9/10 Oak Hills Curriculum Nights

9/10 Kindergarten Meet & Greet (in-person, by invitation only, req. face masks & distancing)

9/14 First Day of School for 1st -5th Grade

9/14 & 9/15 Kindergarten Orientation Activities

9/17 & 9/18 Kindergarten (1/2 class only)

9/23 PTO Meeting (7pm)


10/9 Staff Development Day- No School

10/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)


11/16 First Day of Hybrid (Additional Staff Development Days will be added before beginning Hybrid)

  • Additional in-person and/or virtual events will be added pending CDC guidelines

11/18 PTO Meeting (7pm)

11/25-27 Thanksgiving- School Closed


12/16 7:00 PTO Meeting

12/21 - 1/1 Winter Break- No School


1/18 No School: MLK Day

1/20 PTO Meeting (7pm)


2/3 Grading Day- No School

2/15 President's Day- No School

2/17 PTO Meeting (7pm)

2/24 No School: Staff Development Day


3/17 PTO Meeting (7pm)

3/22-26 Spring Break- No School


4/14 Grading Day- No School

4/21 PTO Meeting (7pm)

4/28 Staff Development Day- No School


5/19 PTO Meeting (7pm)

5/31 Memorial Day- No School


6/9 PTO Mtg (7pm)

6/18 Last Day of School

Beaverton School District Family Toolkit

Beaverton School District has launched the BSD Family Toolkit, a collection of resources and videos to support families during Comprehensive Distance Learning.

Please visit the BSD Family Toolkit to learn more about:

  • At-Home Learning Spaces
  • YouTube Captioning
  • Canvas (video series)
  • Dreambox
  • Family Learning Agreements
  • Seesaw
  • Supporting Independent Learners
  • Preparing for the School Year
  • Your Child's Brain

Visit the BSD Family Toolkit at: https://oakhills.beaverton.k12.or.us/ **Connect--Family Toolkit

Kindergarten-specific Information: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/early-learning/kindergarten

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BSD Family Toolkit Featured Resource

Family Toolkit: Name it to tame it

Mark Your Calendar: Oak Hills Kindergarten Meet & Greet

Kindergarten Meet & Greet (for incoming Kindergarten students)

Thursday, September 10th

Invitation by appointment only, beginning at 9:00am

This in-person event will provide an opportunity for your child to meet their kindergarten teacher and other children who will be in the same classroom this year. Invitations will include an assigned time for your child to attend. We are restricted to only a small number of people on campus based on Gov. Brown's guidelines. We ask that attendance is limited to 1 child and 1 adult only, in accordance with public health regulations and protocols for social distancing. Please maintain distance and wear a face mask when on campus.

It will be important for families to come at your assigned time and remain on campus only for the duration of the event. Families who arrive early or remain on campus beyond the assigned time may compromise opportunities for families scheduled at later times. We appreciate your consideration and support in making an in-person opportunity possible for our youngest learners!

Event Details

Group 1: 9-9:20am

Cleaning & Transition 9:20-9:30am

Group 2: 9:30-9:50am

Cleaning & Transition 9:50-10:00am

Group 3: 10-10:20am

Cleaning & Transition 10:20-10:30

Group 4: 10:30- 10:50

Cleaning & Transition

Beaverton School District- Free Lunches for Children (ages 1-18) Through December 31

Beaverton School District Nutrition Services will continue serving free meals for all children ages 1-18 through December 31. Students may go to any school listed (11:00am-12:00pm) to receive a meal. No enrollment or meal application is required.

Aloha HS, Aloha Huber Park K-8, Barnes, Beaver Acres, Beaverton HS, Cedar Park MS, Chehalem, Elmonica, Fir Grove, Five Oaks, Greenway, Hazeldale, Highland Park MS, Kinnaman, Meadow Park, McKay, McKinley, Merlo Station HS, Mountain View MS, Mountainside HS, Nancy Ryles, Raleigh HIlls K-8, Raleigh Park, Southridge HS, Springville K-8, Sunset HS, Vose, William Walker, Westview HS, Whitford

Beaverton School District Supply List

Earbuds, preferably with microphone

Pencils and pens

Spiral notebooks or composition books

Colored Markers

Glue stick

Small dry-erase board with dry-erase marker

As we get closer to starting the hybrid model, we will have teachers let you know about additional items that would be helpful in the hybrid setting.

Beaverton Education Foundation Student Success Kits

In conjunction with the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) and other community partners, 16,000 Success Kits were assembled for every student in our district who qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Student Success Kits are available to pick up in the school office.

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet

Whether they’re in school physically or not, we know that kids keep growing and growing out of their clothes. The district-run Clothes Closet provides new or gently used clothing to any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

Because of COVID-19, we’re moving to an appointment-only scheduling system. If you and your student(s) would like to select clothes for the upcoming school year, please sign up online. If you’re unable to access our online calendar, call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. Please note: all Clothes Closet visitors will need to wear masks and gloves. If you don’t have your own, we’ll provide them.

Student Help Desk for IT Issues

Please contact the Student Help Desk if your student(s) need help with BSD student devices or applications. Students can email the help desk at shd@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503) 356-4656 for support. Please visit this link for more information.