Falco Newsletter January 17th -30th

2021-22 Newsletter for Five Oaks Middle School

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A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Falcon Families,


As we move to Temporary Remote Learning (TRL) this week, I wanted to reiterate how thankful I am for the outpouring of support and encouragement we’ve had from all of you! We are truly feeling all the love as we go into this week.


Our staff spent their day Friday creating zoom links, preparing online versions of lessons and finding ways to help students who have been out with Covid or in quarantine recoup some of the learning loss and assignments missed over the last several weeks. I am impressed with how everyone is diving in to ensure students remain on track and those that need it get an opportunity to catch up before the semester ends at the end of the month.


A few helpful reminders as we go into this week:

  • Students should click on the zoom icon on their chromebooks and log in via SSO. This will ensure that they are an authenticated user and teachers can admit them to class, confident that they are supposed to be there not as a “zoom bomber”.

  • Students should not share zoom links with students who are not in their classes.

  • It is a good idea to test their chromebooks prior to class on Tuesday, just to make sure they have an opportunity to troubleshoot.

  • All class materials will be posted to Canvas. Unlike last year, staff are not required to record class sessions, so it will be important for students to attend this week and check canvas for each class.

  • The schedule looks different than in person. We will spend a little time Tuesday orienting students to the schedule for the week to help them understand how the extended math and science blocks will be handled.

  • Meals will be served beginning Tuesday from 12-1. Students will receive both lunch and breakfast for the following day. Nutrition services staff will be asking for names and id numbers so please have that information handy.

  • We will have a wellness zoom space open every day at lunch time.


We know this change felt abrupt and was potentially anxiety producing for families and students. Last week a student asked me if I was sure it would only be a week because “last time we went to remote learning it lasted two years.” I felt that deeply. While I can’t predict the future, I can predict that we have an amazing staff that made huge changes in days and is ready and able to support students and families during this time.


I am grateful to be part of a community that rallies together to support one another. Please reach out with questions or concerns kelly_laverne@beaverton.k12.or.us



Familias de Falcon,


A medida que avanzamos hacia el aprendizaje remoto temporal (TRL) esta semana, quería reiterar lo agradecido que estoy por la gran cantidad de apoyo y aliento que hemos recibido de todos ustedes. Realmente estamos sintiendo todo el amor a medida que avanzamos en esta semana.


Nuestro personal pasó el día del viernes creando enlaces de zoom, preparando versiones en línea de lecciones y encontrando formas de ayudar a los estudiantes que han estado fuera con Covid o en cuarentena a recuperar parte de la pérdida de aprendizaje y las tareas perdidas en las últimas semanas. Estoy impresionado con la forma en que todos se están sumergiendo para garantizar que los estudiantes se mantengan encaminados y que aquellos que lo necesitan tengan la oportunidad de ponerse al día antes de que finalice el semestre a fin de mes.


Algunos recordatorios útiles a medida que avanzamos en esta semana: los

  • estudiantes deben hacer clic en el ícono de zoom en sus Chromebooks e iniciar sesión a través de SSO. Esto garantizará que sea un usuario autenticado y que los maestros puedan admitirlo en clase, con la confianza de que se supone que debe estar allí, no como un "bombardero de zoom".

  • Los estudiantes no deben compartir enlaces de zoom con estudiantes que no están en sus clases.

  • Es una buena idea probar sus Chromebooks antes de la clase del martes, solo para asegurarse de que tengan la oportunidad de solucionar el problema.

  • Todos los materiales de clase se publicarán en Canvas. A diferencia del año pasado, no se requiere que el personal registre las sesiones de clase, por lo que será importante que los estudiantes asistan esta semana y revisen el lienzo de cada clase.

  • El horario se ve diferente que en persona. Pasaremos un poco de tiempo el martes orientando a los estudiantes sobre el horario de la semana para ayudarlos a comprender cómo se manejarán los bloques extendidos de matemáticas y ciencias.

  • Las comidas se servirán a partir del martes de 12-1. Los estudiantes recibirán almuerzo y desayuno para el día siguiente. El personal de servicios de nutrición le pedirá nombres y números de identificación, así que tenga esa información a mano.

  • Tendremos un espacio de zoom de bienestar abierto todos los días a la hora del almuerzo.


Sabemos que este cambio se sintió abrupto y potencialmente produjo ansiedad para las familias y los estudiantes. La semana pasada, un estudiante me preguntó si estaba seguro de que solo sería una semana porque "la última vez que fuimos al aprendizaje remoto duró dos años". Sentí eso profundamente. Si bien no puedo predecir el futuro, puedo predecir que tenemos un personal increíble que hizo grandes cambios en días y está listo y capaz de apoyar a los estudiantes y las familias durante este tiempo.


Estoy agradecido de ser parte de una comunidad que se une para apoyarse unos a otros. Comuníquese con preguntas o inquietudes kelly_laverne@beaverton.k12.or.us

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January

17 MLK day - no school


enero

17 Día de MLK - no hay clases


February

4 Grading Day - no school

9 8th Grade Forecasting

16-17 Conferences

21 Presidents Day - No /School

22 Staff Development Day - no school


febrero

4 deDía de calificaciones: no hay clases

9 Pronóstico del octavo grado

16-17 Conferencias

21 Día de los presidentes: no hay clases

22 Día de desarrollo del personal: no hay clases

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Words From FIve Oaks Library

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Happy New Year!

Be on the lookout for our next Scholastic Book Fair in March!

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What is AVID? (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Reading: College instructors consider reading to be a basic skill, one that all students should have acquired before entering college. However, students often neither complete assigned readings nor know how to effectively read assigned material—one of the most common challenges reported by college instructors (Gottschalk & Hjortshoj, 2004). AVID’s approach to “critical reading” provides educators with practical, research-based strategies designed to help students read more effectively. Skills, such as “reading with purpose,” are scaffolded with more complex activities to ensure that students connect reading material to prior knowledge, understand the structure of texts, and use text processing strategies during and after reading to improve comprehension.


At Five Oaks teachers and students use the following Reading strategies:

  • Marking the Text

  • Writing in the margins

  • Vocabulary Building Activities

  • Socratic Seminar

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PTO Meeting – Thursday, January 20th at 7:00pm via Zoom

Meeting ID: 833 2259 0341

Passcode: 208548


SOS Fundraiser


We had an incredible response to the Support Our Staff fundraiser last week! Thanks to all the Falcon families who donated and expressed their appreciation for our hardworking staff. Come to the PTO meeting to find out how much was raised, what we did for them and what we have planned for the future. Still interested in donating? Click here!

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30-Day Notice and Opt-Out Information for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS)

In 2010, Oregon adopted enhanced K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math to ensure all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. The state tests challenge students to think critically, going beyond multiple choice and asking them to explain their answers. These tests provide a snapshot of your student’s progress and help us identify schools that need additional supports to ensure more students meet the higher standards.

If you do NOT want your student to take the English Language Arts or Math assessment test, please complete the opt-out form at the bottom of this page. Please submit this form to your student’s school by January 3 (for students in Grades 9-12) or February 4 (for students in Grades 3-8). This form is only valid for the 2021-22 school year.

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