CROC TALK BRIEF

Nancy Ryles Elementary Newsletter ~ September 10, 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE by MONICA ARBOW

Dear Nancy Ryles Families,


It was an exciting week welcoming students to the 2021-2022 school year! We have one more group to welcome on Monday and that is our kindergarten students whose last names begin with M-Z. Beginning Tuesday, we will have all K-5 students attending school every day. What a celebration!


Let’s talk about traffic for a moment. The first week of school brings a lot of new families who are learning arrival and dismissal procedures that are specific to Nancy Ryles. Even for those of us who know them, it can be a challenge. We appreciate your extra patience in the parent pick-up car-line as we get back into school routines. Things should pick-up after the first couple of weeks of school. Please stay in your vehicle when you are in the car pick-up line.


We are continuing to teach and enforce COVID protocols. Students are doing a great job making sure their masks are covering their mouth and nose and are frequently reminded about maintaining their distance (3 feet in the classroom and 6 feet at lunch). Frequent hand washing and sanitizing is also happening throughout the day. You can help support your child by reminding them about proper mask etiquette (making sure the nose is under the mask) and by sending a water bottle to school with your child. We will have cups available if needed for drinking water, but water bottles are preferred.


Back To School Night is quickly approaching and we will be holding a virtual event again this fall. The event will include teachers sharing recorded classroom presentations with you and an optional Zoom drop-in session for any questions you may have. Please make sure to see below for more information, including the timeline.


Last, but certainly not least, I want to acknowledge that tomorrow marks the 20-year anniversary of the tragedy that occured on September 11, 2001 when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks on the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. This event was well before the time that our students were born, and a day that we as parents and guardians will never forget. I want to take a moment to honor those who lost their lives as a result of this attack and the heroes who stepped up to help in the aftermath: the fire fighters, police officers, emergency first responders, doctors, nurses, passengers on Flight 93, and others who chose to help. This weekend, let’s remember those who lost their lives and those who dedicated themselves to helping others during such a tremendous tragedy.


Sincerely,


Monica Arbow

Principal

VIRTUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

September 15, 2021:

  1. Parents/guardians will receive a recorded presentation from your teacher(s) by 4:00 p.m. Please view the recorded presentation. If you have questions, you may contact the teacher via email, phone, or attend an optional Zoom session the following week.

  2. Along with the recorded presentation, teachers will share a Zoom link for a drop-in, live Q&A for the following week.


September 22-23: Zoom Q&A Sessions for Grades 1-5 (links will be sent next week)

Wednesday, 9/22:

5:00-5:25 p.m. -- SPED, ESL, Music/PE Live Q&A

5:30-5:55 p.m. -- Grade 1 Live Q&A

6:00-6:25 p.m. -- Grade 2 Live Q&A


Thursday, 9/23:

5:00-5:25 p.m. -- Grade 3 Live Q&A

5:30-5:55 p.m. -- Grade 4 Live Q&A

6:00-6:25 p.m. -- Grade 5 Live Q&A


September 29: Kindergarten Zoom Q&A Session (links will be sent next week)

6:00-6:25 p.m. -- Kindergarten Live Q&A

NRCO NEWS & EVENTS

Spirit Wear T-Shirt Contest Extended

We want to see your first day of school pictures! Or pictures of what your family did to get ready for back to school. Post on Facebook or Instagram. Mention the NRCO in your comments for a chance to win a school t-shirt. We have extended this, as we are excited to see more pictures! The drawing will take place on Sunday, so we can get your Nancy Ryles t-shirt to you before spirit day next week.


Immediate Volunteer Need

Are you a tax pro? Or do you work for a company offering tax services? The NRCO is searching for an accountant to support the NRCO's tax filings. Please email president@nancyrylesco.com if you are able to help, or if you have any leads. Thank you!


Upcoming Events

NRCO Meeting - Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.

General volunteer, classroom liaison and art literacy volunteer orientations - TBD


Planning for Fall

One last reminder to register as a volunteer with the Beaverton School District. We want you to be ready when future volunteer opportunities become available. FInd the Volunteer and Background Check Application here:

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/communications-community-involvement/volunteer


Let's Be Social

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NRCO1

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/

Linktr.ee https://linktr.ee/nrco_nancyryleselementary

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CELEBRATING STUDENT BIRTHDAYS

September 2

Alex E. - 5th grade

Avril A.V. - kindergarten

September 3

Lucy R. - 5th grade

Kayden T. - 1st grade

September 7

Kolby T. - 1st grade

September 8

Isabella B. - 2nd grade

Yasreena H. - 2nd grade

September 9

Madylin M. - 3rd grade

September 10

Burton J. - 4th grade

September 11

Macey B. - 2nd grade

Koda G. - kindergarten

September 12

Ava V. - 5th grade

Miles C. - 4th grade

September 13

Elizabeth C. - 5th grade

Piper E. - 1st grade

September 15

Anthony M. - 5th grade

Kendall M. - kindergarten

* NEWS WORTH REPEATING FROM PREVIOUS CROC TALKS *

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TRAFFIC PATTERN

Arrival and dismissal are busy times around here at Nancy Ryles. We recommend that if your child is eligible for bus transportation, that they ride the bus to limit the amount of traffic during these peak times. If you drive your student to and from school, please follow the designated traffic patterns below to ensure that we keep all walkers, drivers, and bus riders safe as well as help the traffic flow efficiently.

Traffic Pattern Map

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

School doors open at 8:15 a.m. and students will go straight to their class at their designated entry location. Breakfast is served in the morning. If students are planning to eat breakfast, they will enter through the front door and go to the cafeteria.


Entry locations are listed below (along with a map):

  • Exterior Kindergarten Doors -- Davenport and Holland

  • Main entrance -- Poulos (kindergarten), 2nd grade and 4th grade

  • Far right door (when facing the building -- 1st grade, Scribner (4th grade) and Peterson (5th grade)

  • Door around back by playground (to the left when facing the building) -- 3rd grade and 5th grade


There will be supervision at all entries for safety & security.


Entry Area Map

DISMISSAL INFORMATION

Walkers/Parent Pickup (Portables)

  • Students will exit the building through their grade exit location (same as entrance). Parents may meet grade 1-5 students near the portables. Kinder parents can pick up at Kindergarten doors.


Parent Pickup (Car Line)

  • Students will exit through grade level locations and follow their route to their designated waiting area.

  • Students will be released to their parents when they arrive at the carpool lane.

  • Parents, please remain in your vehicle in the carpool lane.


Bus Riders/Daycare

  • Students will line up by bus number or daycare (socially distanced) under the covered play area.

  • Students will be called to load the bus as it arrives.


Supervision at each location to ensure social distancing, flow, and safety.


Dismissal Map

LUNCH

  • With PE being outside for the first 6-weeks of school, we will be using both the cafeteria and gym for lunch to help with distancing. Lunch will be "picnic style" and students will be sitting on individual yoga mats to eat. The mats will be sanitized regularly.

  • Students will sanitize their hands before and after lunch.

RECESS

  • Students must maintain 6-feet distance to the extent possible and wear masks.

  • A designated mask break area will be located outside and supervised to ensure 6-feet distancing.

  • Areas of play that are available are the covered area, play structure, swings, kickball field, and the grassy area to the right of the field (if you are standing at the school looking towards the field.)

  • PE will be taking over the other half of the field (behind the portables), so students will only be able to use half of the track and walk in a u-formation back and forth if desired.

  • Students will sanitize their hands before and after recess.

2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR IMPORTANT DATES

2021-2022 IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 13 -- Second Half of Kindergarten (Last name beginning M - Z)

Tuesday, September 14 - All Kindergarteners Attend

Wednesday, September 15 -- Back to School Night via Zoom. More details to follow.

Tuesday, October 12 -- Picture Day


Parent/Teacher Conference Dates for 2021-2022

Wednesday, October 27 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 28 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

October 28-29 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday, April 20 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 21 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

April 21-22 -- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS


Click here for the 2021-2022 School Calendar.

You can also find the calendar on the Beaverton School District website.

NRCO - LET'S BE SOCIAL

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BSD BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION

Contains current information from Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Washington County Public Health.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS

Nancy Ryles website is: https://nancyryles.beaverton.k12.or.us/

Nancy Ryles Facebook: Nancy Ryles Elementary School

Nancy Ryles Instagram: nancyryleselementary


The NRCO Facebook page is: facebook.com/NRCO1

The NRCO Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/nrco_nancyryleselementary/


We encourage you to bookmark our website as we keep it up to date.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION

Beaverton School District has created a "go-to" webpage for all information about back to school. They are keeping it up to date with changes from the State and Department of Education.