Falco Newsletter June 7th-11th

2021 Newsletter for Five Oaks and Rachel Carson MS

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A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Happy June Falcon Families!


As we quick approach the end of the school year we have a few reminders:


  • The last day of school for students is June 18. That means that all CDL and Hybrid students will have class on the 18th! It’s important that they continue to do classwork and look for updates on Canvas!

  • Students who are leaving the district need to return their chromebooks either June 18th at the end of the school day or the week of June 21. Students who are staying in BSD can keep their chromebooks even if going to a different school next year.

  • Teachers are planning fun activities for the end of the year. Make sure you student checks Canvas for updates!


8th grade families! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 8th grade Fly-Through promotion! We are very excited to honor our 8th grade students before they head off to their new adventure in high school! We will have awards, shirts, and yearbooks to hand out in addition to a photo booth opportunity! Look for more details soon!


Don’t forget to sign up for Summer School! This will be unlike any other Summer School we’ve had before! See below for details.


This has been a tough year for everyone. Navigating a pandemic and all the changes to school has been challenging to say the least. Thank you for all of your continued support as we finish strong these last two weeks!


¡Felices familias de June Falcon!


A medida que nos acercamos rápidamente al final del año escolar, tenemos algunos recordatorios:


  • El último día de clases para los estudiantes es el 18 de junio. ¡Eso significa que todos los estudiantes de CDL e híbridos tendrán clase el 18 de junio! ¡Es importante que continúen haciendo el trabajo de clase y busquen actualizaciones en Canvas!

  • Los estudiantes que abandonan el distrito deben devolver sus Chromebooks el 18 de junio al final del día escolar o la semana del 21 de junio. Los estudiantes que se quedan en BSD pueden conservar sus Chromebooks incluso si van a una escuela diferente el próximo año.

  • Los maestros están planeando actividades divertidas para fin de año. ¡Asegúrese de que su estudiante revise Canvas para obtener actualizaciones!


¡Familias de octavo grado! ¡No olvide marcar su calendario para la promoción Fly-Through de octavo grado! ¡Estamos muy emocionados de honrar a nuestros estudiantes de octavo grado antes de que se dirijan a su nueva aventura en la escuela secundaria! ¡Tendremos premios, camisetas y anuarios para repartir además de la oportunidad de una cabina de fotos! ¡Busque más detalles pronto!


¡No olvide inscribirse en la escuela de verano! ¡Esta será diferente a cualquier otra escuela de verano que hayamos tenido antes! Consulte los detalles a continuación.


Este ha sido un año difícil para todos. Navegar por una pandemia y todos los cambios en la escuela ha sido un desafío, por decir lo menos. ¡Gracias por todo su apoyo continuo mientras terminamos fuertes estas dos últimas semanas!

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HOTSPOTS

All Hotspots need to be returned to Five Oaks Middle School by June 21st.


Hotspots will be turned off June 18th at 11pm.

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Words From FO/RC Library

Library books should be returned!

If not, get them in as soon as possible. Overdue notices will go out soon! If you have for sure lost your books and cannot find them, contact Mrs. Z as soon as possible.


*If your book is still out for a class book group, please ignore the overdues. Your teacher has let me know the books will be returned later.


SORA Over Summer

The school libraries may be closed over the summer, but checkouts can still happen online. Anyone with a BSD account can check out eBooks and audiobooks whenever they need their reading fix!

https://soraapp.com/welcome/login/202733


TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AT THE CEDAR MILL/BETHANY LIBRARIES

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WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

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WHS YOUTH SOCCER CAMP SIGN UP

***REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 23rd, 2021 (or when all spots are filled)

What: Youth Summer Camp led by the WHS women's soccer players and supervised by the WHS women's coaching staff.
Who: All incoming 5th-8th grade girls (for the 2021-2022 academic year). Any and all skill levels are welcome!
Where: Westview High School
When: August 2nd - August 5th from 9:00am - 12:00pm
Focus: Technical and Tactical Skill Development, Game Awareness, & Conditioning
Cost: $100 (please bring Cash or Check on first day of camp, T-shirt included)

FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL

Dear Parents and Gaurdians,


Hello, my name is Janelle Brandt and I am the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Westview High School. This is my fifth-year coaching at Westview. In both the 2017 & 2019 seasons the Westview Varsity team made the State Play-offs and had the winningest record in program history last season finishing 3rd in the Metro League (9-4) overall. I am really looking forward to building upon the foundation that has been set over the last few seasons and continuing to grow a competitive and successful volleyball program at WHS. I am very excited about the future of Westview volleyball and the continuous support from the student body, staff, and within the Westview community. Our coaching staff strives for success at each level (Varsity, JV, & JV2). We will continuously work hard to make the entire WHS volleyball program strong, competitive, and a positive experience for every player. 2021 Volleyball Pre-Season Info: Summer: June/July/August- Open Gyms, Lifting & Conditioning Youth VB Camp: Grades 5th - 8th, August 9th-11th at WHS, 9am-11:30am High School VB Camp: August 9th-11th, Grades 9th - 11th at WHS, 5pm-8pm High School Try-outs: Daily Doubles Aug. 16th – 18th at WHS, times TBA *Team Practices start on August 19th after try-outs are concluded and are held every day through the end of August until school starts* In-Season Practices: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday after school, times TBA Games: Tuesdays & Thursdays starting on August 31st – End of October. Jamborees: All teams Metro League Jamborees on Thursday August 26th, Locations TBA Tournaments: All teams play in 3-4 tournaments on Saturdays throughout the season. All incoming Freshmen & Juniors need to have a physical done this year prior to trying out for volleyball in the fall. All athletic participation forms need to be turned into the Athletic Office prior to try-outs in August. You can obtain the sports registration forms online at the WHS website. https://westview.beaverton.k12.or.us/athletics/athleticregistration I am very excited for the upcoming 2021-2022 high school season. I believe this will be another successful year for the Westview Volleyball Program and I can’t wait to get started. I hope your daughter is interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall and being a part of our program. I look forward to working with her this summer at open gyms/workouts. Unfortunately, volleyball is a cut sport and we cannot guarantee that everyone that tries out will make a team. The more work you put in over the summer months, the better prepared you will be for camp and tryouts in August. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you! Sincerely, Janelle Brandt Head Volleyball Coach Westview High School 503-999-4610 (cell) Janelle_brandt@beaverton.k12.or.us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westviewwildcatsvolleyball WHS Athletic website: https://westviewathletics.com/

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FIVE OAKS/RACHEL CARSON SPIRIT STORE

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PANDEMIC ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER (P-EBT)

Frequently Asked Questions


Q.What is P-EBT?

A. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provided additional funding to families whose children qualified for free or reduced-price meals last school year (2019-2020). Money was offered to replace meals that school children would have received at school if school buildings were open. Funds were loaded onto Oregon Trail Cards and sent through the mail or were loaded electronically onto existing Oregon Trail Cards for families already receiving SNAP or TANF benefits.


Q. What’s happening now?

A. Recently, Oregon has applied for more funding. If approved, funds will be available to cover school days from October 2020 through June 2021.


Q. Do I have to apply to get P-EBT?

A. Maybe. Read the next few questions.


Q. My children qualify for benefits under SNAP, TANF, Foster, Migrant, or Homeless programs. Do I need to apply?

A. No. Families receiving benefits under any of the above programs will automatically receive P-EBT funds.


Q. We submitted a Confidential Household Application for Free/Reduced-Price meals during the 2020-2021 school year and the application was approved. Do I need to apply?

A. No. If your family is already approved, you will receive P-EBT funds.


Q. My children attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, where all students receive free meals. Do I need to apply?

A. No. All active students at CEP schools will receive P-EBT funds.


Q. Which schools are Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools?

A. Here is a list of CEP schools. If your child attends one of these schools, you will receive P-EBT funds. Aloha Huber Park K-8 Barnes Elementary Beaver Acres Elementary Chehalem Elementary Fir Grove Elementary Greenway Elementary Hazeldale Elementary Kinnaman Elementary McKay Elementary McKinley Elementary Merlo Community School Vose Elementary William Walker Elementary


Q. I applied for Meal Benefits and my application was denied, then our household income decreased. Can I re-apply?

A. Yes. Please submit a 2020-2021 Confidential Household Application for Free & Reduced-Price Meals. The fastest and safest way to apply is online through www.schoolcafe.com. If you are unable to apply online, please pick up a paper application at any meal serving site or request an application from the Meal Benefits office. You can email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503)356-3957.


Q. My Meal Benefits application was denied, then I received a letter saying my student qualified for free meals under the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines. Will we receive P-EBT money?

A. No. Meal Benefits are funded through the federal government while EIG is an Oregon-funded program. Please refer to your Expanded Income Guidelines (EIG) letter, which states that “Qualifying for Oregon EIG does not qualify your household for other programs or discounts.”


Q. I have not applied for Meal Benefits for the 2020-2021 school year because all students are receiving free meals. Do I need to apply?

A. If you hope to receive P-EBT, yes. Pandemic-EBT is money, which is different from the food supplied by the Beaverton School District. Please submit a 2020-2021 Confidential Household Application for Free & Reduced-Price Meals. The fastest and safest way to apply is online through www.schoolcafe.com. If you are unable to apply online, please pick up a paper application at any meal serving site or request an application from the Meal Benefits office. You can email us at NSMealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503)356-3957.


Q. I think we applied for Meal Benefits but I’m not sure. What do I do?

A. Check your www.schoolcafe.com account or contact the Meal Benefits office. Email us at NSMealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503)356-3957.


Q. How will I know if my family qualifies for Meal Benefits after I apply?

A. You will receive an approval or denial letter via US Mail from the Meal Benefits office within 10 business days of your application being processed.


Q. We moved this school year. How will the state of Oregon know where to send my P-EBT card?

To update your address, go to ParentVue (https://parentvue.beaverton.k12.or.us/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx?regenerateSessionId=TrueParentV ue) or contact your child’s school office. If you have children at multiple schools, you need to contact each school separately.


Q. I heard my child was eligible for P-EBT benefits last spring, but the child’s other parent got the card.

A. The guardian on record with the school on the date of issuance received the benefit. Be sure your child’s school records are up to date. If you have children at multiple schools, you need to contact each school separately.


Q. When will we get P-EBT funds?

A. Oregon has applied for the funds; the request has not yet been approved by the US Department of Agriculture. After funding is approved, the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) will release more information, including expected dates for distribution of funds.


Q. My children are doing FLEX online. Can we get P-EBT funds?

A. Yes, if you qualify for free and reduced meal benefits. Please submit a 2020-2021 Confidential Household Application for Free & Reduced-Price Meals. The fastest and safest way to apply is online through www.schoolcafe.com. If you are unable to apply online, please pick up a paper application at your child’s school or request an application from the Meal Benefits office. You can email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us or call (503)356-3957.


Q. Does P-EBT cover the whole 2020-2021 school year?

A. We do not have complete information yet. More details will be released to families as soon as BSD receives that information. If you have further questions, contact Meal Benefits at (503)356-3957 or send questions to NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us

¡Buenas noticias! Oregón ha sido aprobado para enviar fondos retroactivos EBT por la pandemia (P-EBT) para el año escolar 2020-2021

Esto proporcionará más de $ 550 millones en asistencia alimentaria para aproximadamente 572,000 niños en Oregón. Los fondos comenzarán a enviarse al correo postal de los Estados Unidos en julio de 2021. ¡Solicite ahora los beneficios de comidas en www.schoolcafe.com para asegurarse de que es elegible para los fondos P-EBT!

Algunas familias no necesitan solicitar P-EBT si ya califican para recibir comidas gratis. Los estudiantes en las siguientes categorías recibirán automáticamente fondos

P-EBT. NO es necesario que complete una solicitud si lo siguiente aplica a usted:

  • Recibe beneficios de SNAP o TANF
  • Sus estudiantes califican como migrantes, niños de crianza temporal o personas sin hogar
  • Ya recibió una carta de aprobación de beneficios de comidas para 2020-2021
  • Todos sus estudiantes asisten a una escuela CEP * (Community Eligibility Provision)

    *Escuelas CEP:
    Aloha Huber Park
    Barnes
    Beaver Acres
    Chehalem
    Fir Grove
    Greenway
    Hazeldale
    Kinnaman
    McKay
    McKinley
    Merlo
    Vose
    William Walker

Algunas familias DEBEN solicitar los beneficios de comidas antes del 30 de junio de 2021 para que sean considerados para P-EBT. Vaya a www.schoolcafe.com y complete su solicitud si:

  • Tiene estudiantes en una escuela que no es CEP
  • No ha solicitado ni ha sido aprobado para recibir beneficios de comidas para el año escolar 2020-2021

Si no está seguro si sus estudiantes califican, vaya a www.schoolcafe.com . Ahí usted puede:

  • Verificar su cuenta existente para verificar la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
  • Crear una nueva cuenta para la elegibilidad de los estudiantes
  • Solicitar beneficios de comidas

Al calificar para comidas gratis o reducidas para el año escolar 2020-2021 antes del 30 de junio de 2021, le asegurará que reciba fondos de P-EBT cuando se envíen los beneficios. Los montos y la elegibilidad para los beneficios de P-EBT variarán. Para obtener más información visite pebt.oregon.gov