September 4, 2020
Message From The Principal
Good afternoon Stoller families,
We have had a productive week getting ready for your students and we are excited and looking forward to starting school. I wanted to inform you about one staff member. Jeff McCallum, our lead custodian passed away this week. Please use your judgment in sharing this with your students. He was with Stoller for many years and will be missed.
Due to enrollment and change in teaming/master schedule, there have been some staffing changes.
Trygve Berg - Art
Jonathan Dessert - Boys PE
Monica Droker - 6th Grade Counselor
Laurie Elkjer - Office Assistant
Sara Groat - Student Manger
Georgi Harris - 7th Grade Science
Karla Pearcy-Marston - Social Worker
Cody Sabin - Resource Room
Brian Torres - 8th Grade Science
Below you will find an example of students’ daily schedule. On the 8th students will be able to see their schedules, please see the notes below regarding change requests.
We look forward to seeing you and your students next week during our grade level kick-off.
Monday, September 7, 2020 - Labor Day
Week of September 8, 2020 - Parent Academy and Staff make connections with students and families
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6th Grade Zoom Orientation/Welcome sessions 6pm & 7pm
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7th & 8th Grade Welcome Video
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8th Grade Level kick off @ Stoller MS
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7th Grade Level kick off @ Stoller MS
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6th Grade Level kick off @ Stoller MS -
Monday, September 14, 2020 - First Day of School - CDL
Week of October 5, 2020 - Tentative picture week with Dorian Studio & chromebook distribution, updates and details to follow
Stoller Bell Schedule - 6th, 7th & 8th (Except Summa 7)
Stoller Bell Schedule - 7 Summa
Schedule Change Requests
Please note, schedule change requests for encore classes can not be accepted at this time. Budget cuts and decreased enrollment due to students attending online schools resulted in a decreased number of elective courses. We tried our best to honor student choice, but in some cases this was not possible.
We are not able to change attendance day groupings or honor teacher requests. Attendance groupings were carefully balanced during the summer to ensure families with children at multiple schools would have students on site on the same day in the event we return to school in a hybrid model.
Acceleration Math Opportunity
Your child’s math teacher will give guidance about acceleration math opportunities during the first week of school (9/14). The placement test will be given online. If your child demonstrates proficiency on the test, schedule changes will be made during the 2nd week of school.
Welcome Back Events
We are so excited to welcome you all to the 2020-21 school year! To get the year started together, we invite all of you to a Welcome Back Drive Thru Event at Stoller Middle School. This will be a chance to see all of the teachers at your grade level, return library & classroom books from last year, chromebook distribution for students new to the Beaverton School District or do not currently have a chromebook and a welcome back surprise for each student.
Due to the size of our school and compliance with safety protocols, our welcome back events have been organized by grade level. Unfortunately we are unable to combine grade levels for those families with students in multiple grades. We ask for your understanding in attending on your students' grade level day.
8th grade -- Wednesday September 9th
7th grade -- Thursday September 10th
6th grade -- Friday September 11th
Please arrive in the time frame window based on your student’s last name.
Last name A-G: 2:10-2:40pm
Last name H-N: 2:40-3:10pm
Last name O-T: 3:10-3:40pm
Last name U-Z: 3:40-4:10pm
*Please have an 8x11 piece of paper with your first and last name boldly written on it. You will hand this to a staff member when you arrive at the front entry.
Bins will be placed along the curb in the front of the school to return your library and classroom books from last year. Please stay in your car, a staff member will assist with collecting your books.
Drive up chromebook distribution will take place in the back of the building in the bus loop, as shown in the route link above. Please make sure you have your student ID ready, stay in your car and staff will come to you.
This week's chromebook distribution is intended for students that are new to the Beaverton School District or for those students that do not have a chromebook. NO SWAPS. Swaps are only through helps desk tickets.
Important Safety Reminders:
- Please stay in your car during the event. No walkers.
- Face masks are recommended at this event.
- If you are sick or have a family member sick with symptoms resembling the flu or coronavirus, please stay home.
- Vulnerable people, such as those with underlying conditions, should stay home.
We can’t wait to see you all!
Every year, schools publish suggested lists of school supplies for families to purchase. This year’s district-wide list takes into account the needs of at-home learning. We’re calling these supplies our “Student Success Kits.”
Teachers will be compile a list of any additional supplies necessary and will be emailing their students upon received their class lists.
Student Success Kits for Middle School
Earbuds, preferably with microphone
Pencils and pens
Spiral notebooks or composition books
Free School Supplies
In conjunction with the Beaverton Education Foundation (BEF) and other community partners, we have Success Kits available for those students in our community who qualify for free or reduced lunch. If you qualify please hold off on buying your school supplies and email Cristina Guajardo.
You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.
As we begin the 20-21 school year, middle school students will receive a new Chromebook purchased through the 2014 bond. The devices have just arrived and IT staff are preparing the devices for exchange.
Due to the amount of work necessary to prepare the devices for exchange, the IT Department will not have this work complete by school start. Our priority for the September 14 start of school is that all students in all grade levels will have a working device. Please inform your school if your student device is not working so we can replace broken devices. The current student Chromebook will work well for the start of school.
As we complete the steps needed to exchange the existing Chromebook for a new one, we will communicate the process and schedule for device exchange. We anticipate beginning this process in late September.
The Student Help Desk is now open.
If you have any issues with your device or logging in, you will need to contact the Student Help Desk. Only email requests will be accepted until September 8th.
Starting on September 8th, there will be a phone number to call for help as well. More information can be found here:
Belonging Pick Up
Items left behind last Spring; including art projects, locker items and lost and found items have been stored in the building. When the building is open to the public, students will be welcomed to pick up their left behind items.
If you are moving out of the District please contact Cristina Guajardo via email at:
Free Internet Access
All students will need internet access this fall. BSD has partnered with Comcast to provide six months of free internet access through the Sponsored Comcast Internet Essentials program to students who qualify for free or reduced lunches. Applications are available online and must be submitted by August 31. Applications are available in Spanish. If you’re unable to access the application online, call 503-356-4300. In addition, we’ll be distributing paper applications in both English and Spanish at grab-and-go food sites on August 13.
If you’re a high school student who doesn’t qualify for free internet through Comcast, you can apply online for a free hotspot through our partnership with Sprint’s 1Million Project. If you’re unable to access the application online, call 503-356-4300. If you’re an elementary or middle school student who doesn’t qualify for free internet through Comcast, schools will be working with you to distribute additional hotspots during the first week of September.
Can you help support students who need internet connectivity? If so, please consider donating to BEF’s Back-to-School Connect Campaign.
Free Food Boxes
Since March, in conjunction with our community partnerships, BSD has facilitated the distribution of 17,300 food boxes to Beaverton families. We plan to support those efforts for as long as possible.
Our partner Pacific Coast Fruit Company will continue to distribute food boxes at Aloha High School on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. The company has two additional distribution locations within our district: St. Cecilia Church (Tuesdays at 2 p.m.) and Beaverton Foursquare Church (Thursdays at 9 a.m.).
In addition, our community partner Urban Gleaners will continue to distribute food boxes at Vose Elementary (Mondays at 11 a.m.).
If you’d like to support our efforts to address food and economic insecurities in our community, please consider a donation to the BSD Community Resource Fund.
Welcome Stoller Volunteers!
Volunteering in the 2020-21 school year will be unlike previous years. Although we are unsure what remote volunteer needs will be, we invite you to create a volunteer profile or update your existing profile. This will ensure you are able to help Stoller staff and students through volunteer work as opportunities arise. A volunteer profile is required for all volunteering within BSD schools. Please follow the steps below to update or create your volunteer profile. Additional information is available at www.stollerpto.com/volunteer.
Existing BSD Volunteers (new to Stoller)
Please send an email to email@example.com and request to add Stoller Middle School to the organizations listed in your mVP account. Provide your full first and last name as it appears in your profile. If you will no longer be volunteering at an elementary school, you may also request to remove that school from your profile.
New BSD Volunteers
If you are a new volunteer to the Beaverton School District, you must create a volunteer account. This process includes a background check.
- Parent/Guardian: Complete the Parent/Guardian Volunteer Application
- Community Volunteer: Complete the Community Volunteer Application (This applies to Grandparents, Nannies, Neighbors, etc)
- Youth Volunteers: Complete the Youth Volunteer Application
Within the application, please include all of the BSD schools where you are a volunteer. You will have one profile for all your BSD volunteering.
- This step also initiates a background check. It will come up for renewal every 2 years.
- Once your background check is complete, you will receive an email from Stoller PTO stating your background check approval status, and your volunteer profile at myimpactpage.com will be active.
IMPORTANT: Remember your log in and password! This is important for both home and school access to your profile. Make it easy to remember and/or keep it accessible. For more information, visit Beaverton School District Volunteer Page.
Thank you for giving your time and talents to Stoller this school year!