Hello from ACMA

August 2019

Message from Principal Paige

Hello from ACMA, August 2019

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy has moved to ACMA @ 118th Avenue until June 2021.

Office Hours : Monday - Friday 7am-3:30pm.

Main Office:

650 NW 118th Ave

Portland, OR 97229


"Sometimes people ask me what Timberland, our temporary home in 2019-2021 will be like. I tell them yellow." Bjorn Paige

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Online Verification Opens August 15th

The BSD will open "Online Verification" for parents on August 15, 2019.

A parent/guardian with custody rights can verify and change student enrollment information from the parent's/guardian's ParentVUE account. On the BSD Online verification page, you can access valuable information to complete this required, annual process. CLICK HERE

This process will need to be completed before student receive their schedule on Aug 19th. If you need assistance, computers and staff will be available on ACMA Day to help with this process.

Find downloadable instructions below.

ACMA Day - Monday, August 19th

On Monday, August 19th, is our yearly ACMA DAY. We will be open from 7:30am through 4:30pm for you and your student to drop by.

School's just around the corner, and ACMA Day is the day to get the details your student will need!

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  • Parking will be limited as our new parking lot will not be completed. Parents will be allowed to park along the yellow curb near the main office.
  • Enter at the East End (far doors from front door). Look for a friendly face to greet you!
  • Counselors will help to check you in. They will confirm that you have completed the Online-Verification through ParentVue.
  • Fees will be collected (also if you would like to pay for a yearbook) or payment arrangements made
  • Visit the PTO table, donate to the WeAreACMA Fund
  • Pick up school schedules
  • Purchase an ACMA sweatshirts (sold by Student Govt)
  • Take school & yearbook photos
  • Pick up Chromebooks (new & current students)
  • Take guided tours of Timberland (optional)

You may arrive at Timberland any time between 7:30am & 4:30pm.

Depending on the time of day, all of these tasks should be completed in approximately 30-45 mins.

Pre-Order Your School Pictures With Dorian Studios

Picture Day is coming to ACMA on August 19th. Did you know that you can pre-order your school pictures before you arrive?

Click HERE to access Dorian Studios web site.

Pre-pay online ordering!
Paque por su orden en línea.

Parents have the ability to order pictures using the link above or by visiting ios.dorianstudio.com and using the school's access key, 6KRLYTPG, also found on your picture day envelope before and up to four (4) days after picture day.


Picture retakes will be here at ACMA on October 7th. Details to follow in our September Hello from ACMA.

Letter to Parents About Chromebooks

Dear parents and guardians of secondary students,

The Beaverton School District is fortunate to be able to provide Chromebooks to all secondary students. At the beginning of each school year, each student is automatically enrolled in the District's Chromebook Damage / Loss Program and charged a $20 fee. Students who are eligible for free and reduced meals will have the fee waived and removed from their account. In order to be covered by the Chromebook Damage / Loss Program, the $20 fee must have been paid or waived.

On October 18, 2019, any Chromebook Damage / Loss fees that haven't been paid will be removed from student accounts. Students who have checked out a Chromebook but have not paid the Damage / Loss fee or have had the fee waived will not be covered by the program. Students not covered by the program will be fully responsible for any damage or loss of their assigned Chromebook.

For more information about the BSD Chromebook program, please visit: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/future-ready/chromebook-resources

BTSN - TAG & Health Information

Both the TAG Coordinator (MaryAnn Campbell) and Health teacher (Beth Deal) will be available prior to the Ice Cream Social/Back to School Night on August 29th. They will be talking about these programs and answering your questions. Please join them at 5:30pm. Room numbers will be available on the night of BTSN.

PTO Ice Cream Social and Back to School Night - Thursday, August 29th

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On Thursday, August 29th, is ACMA's annual BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! Yes, before the school year starts! On this evening, parents and students are invited to bring their new class schedule and meet their new teachers.


6:00pm - The ACMA PTO will be providing ice cream to all students and families.

6:30pm - Welcome by Bjorn Paige, Principal

6:40pm - Classroom visitation begins. Schedules will be available on StudentVue/ParentVue that evening.

Do You Ride The Bus To School? Here Is What You Need To Know

Read more about BSD Transportation Services HERE.

Routing for the 2019-2020 school year is currently in progress. Parents and Guardians will be notified by email when routing information is available for viewing (late August).

Students eligible for Transportation Service will be assigned a bus route and a bus stop. The Beaverton School District allows parents to view student bus route information through the E-Link Application. Routing Data is updated every Saturday at 3:30 AM. Changes to routing data are effective the following Monday.

To Log in:

User Name: Enter your student's 6-digit ID number

Password: Enter your student's birthdate in the format mmddyyyy - For example, enter 05052003 for a birthdate of May 5th, 2003

Click HERE for the E-Link Application

If the Transportation Field is blank, it means your student either is not eligible for Transportation or Transportation has not been set up for the student. To learn more about Transportation eligibility, please review our Service Standards.

When Is Your First Day of School?

  • The first day of school for students in grade 6 and all "new to ACMA" is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

  • The first day of school for ALL students is Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

So many opportunities...

Throughout the school year there are numerous opportunities to volunteer at ACMA:

  • ACMA Day
  • Dance Recitals
  • Music Concerts
  • PTO's "The Spectacular"
  • School Dances
  • Theater Productions
  • Graduation
  • Field Trips

and many, many more. If you have not registered to be a volunteer at ACMA, click the link below to get started. Do not wait!


School Supply List 2019-2020

Save The Date - ACMA Groundbreaking on Center Street

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First, First Friday Coffee with the Principal - September 6th

Join Principal Bjorn in the library to hear what he has to say about the current happenings at ACMA. Coffee is provided by our local Starbucks.
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Updates to District Calendar for 2019-2020

Due to budget cuts the District Calendar has been updated for the 2019-2020 school year (see picture below). Please visit the District Calendar webpage for updated 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 revised District Calendars.

Because of this change ACMA has made date adjustments to our ACMA Day & Back To School Night. Here are the new dates:

  • Monday, August 19th - ACMA Day (school photos, online verification, fee payments, collect class schedule) 7:30am thru 4:30pm
  • Thursday, August 29th - Back-To-School Night/PTO Ice Cream Social 6:00pm

Please mark these dates on your Calendar!

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A/B Day Calendar

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AVID Volunteer Tutors Needed!

AVID=Advancement Via Individual Determination

The Beaverton AVID Program teaches students the skills and behaviors necessary for academic success in high school, college and beyond.

· AVID volunteers (we call them 'tutors') work with small groups of students under the supervision of a teacher.

· Volunteers are trained to use specific strategies that help develop students’ critical thinking, literacy, and math skills.

· Volunteers are needed mainly on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and times vary depending on the school and volunteer's availability.

· Training and ongoing support provided.

· Community or Parent Volunteer Application and Background Check required.

For more information contact: BSD-AVID-Tutor@beaverton.k12.or.us

Beaverton School District

The Beaverton School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of the Beaverton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any education programs, activities or employment.

WE Empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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