BSD Briefs

September 23, 2019

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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Options School Application Process for 2020-2021

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The Beaverton School District is nationally recognized for high student achievement and innovative programs. Beaverton students in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to investigate learning options that best fit their academic needs. Students can choose their neighborhood school, or apply for one of a number of Learning Option Programs. Transportation is provided.

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available starting Monday, October 14, 2019. Please do some early investigation of the Learning Options Programs online and plan to attend one or more of the open houses that are available. Students may only select one option on their application.

All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Beginning October 14, current Beaverton School District students are able to apply online using their BSD student ID. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application available online, or at any school office beginning October 14, 2019. Applicants who do not have Internet access may also complete a paper application available at any school office. Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.

Applications must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (PST).


Information Line: 503.356.4440 • FAX: 503.356.4415

Mon., October 14, 2019 ------- Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available.

Fri., December 6, 2019 ------- Applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. PST.

Wed., December 11, 2019 ------- Electronic Lottery conducted for the 2020-21 School Year.

  • Acceptance or wait pool notifications will be sent via email.

  • Students who are not selected via the lottery will be emailed a Second Consideration application for the school for which they applied where applicable.

Thurs., January 9, 2020 ------- Second Consideration applications due to schools.

Wed., January 29, 2020 ------- Deadline to accept/decline enrollment – by 4:00 p.m. PST

Financial Aid Night & FAFSA/ORSAA Workshop

Learn about how to pay for college and trade schools. At the Financial Aid Night, participants will learn about the basics of financial aid, including scholarship information and how to begin the process of getting money for your student's future.

The evening will conclude with a FAFSA/ORSAA workshop where financial aid professionals will be available to help you start and possibly even finish the FAFSA form!

  • Audience: Students in grades 11 and 12

  • Dates and Locations:

    • October 1, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Westview High School

    • October 3, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Aloha High School

For more information on preparing for graduation, exploring and early planning and paying for college, please visit the Career and College Readiness webpage.

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Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.


*Source: Attendance Works

ACMA Groundbreaking

Students, staff and community members gathered at the ACMA construction site on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

The main building of the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) will be replaced, including new classrooms, cafeteria, kitchen and other site improvements. Visitor parking will be expanded and re-arranged for safety and efficiency. Portables will be removed and capacity increased to 725.

International Walk + Bike to School Day - Oct. 2

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 is International Walk + Bike to School Day. We also call it Walk+Roll Day, to celebrate all types of active transportation — biking as well as riding scooters, skateboards and even your school bus. It’s great for us, our kids and it’s great for the community. Here are five top reasons:

  1. Fewer vehicles reduces traffic congestion and carbon emissions near schools and in school parking lots.
  2. More people on foot and bike builds school community and boosts awareness of all road users around schools.
  3. Physical activity boosts kids’ readiness to learn and brings long-lasting health benefits.
  4. Kids have fun with their friends and bond with their families while walking or rolling together.
  5. Being outside builds independence, resilience and lifelong transportation skills. If your child would like to walk to school with a volunteer-led group, join in a Walking School Bus or ask your administrator or Green Team to start one.

Register today and find all the information you need to plan a successful event. Parents -- ask how your school is participating in Walk + Roll Day, and join in the celebration.

After-School Activities

Did you know the Communications & Community Involvement Department provides links to many flyers for after-school activities as a service to parents, students, and community members of the Beaverton School District during the school year. Most schools also have information on Community tables as well.

The word flyer includes but is not limited to: poster, pamphlet, brochure or catalog. We review materials requests from community-based, nonprofit and for-profit organizations on a monthly basis. Flyers for September are available now. New flyers will be posted each month. In October, links to new flyers will be posted after Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Apply Today to Serve on the Budget Committee

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The Beaverton School District has two vacancies on the Budget Committee and seeks a diverse candidate pool. These positions are in School Board Zone 4 (School Board member Donna Tyner), and Zone 7 (School Board member Tom Colett). The District schools represented in these zones are:

The Budget Committee reviews the District’s budget and recommends needed changes. The Committee conducts business in evening public meetings held between November and June. The Budget Committee also approves the Budget Document and forwards it to the School Board for adoption by the end of June. Budget Committee members will be appointed by the School Board.

Those who wish to apply should complete the Budget Committee Application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

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Between October 9-17, hundreds of high school students from all of Beaverton’s schools will telephone Beaverton residents during the 21st Beaverton Education Foundation’s annual Phone-a-thon, requesting donations to fund critical classroom, after-school, and summer programs across our District.

Last school year Beaverton Education Foundation’s 3000 donors helped fund 124 programs and activities that reached 27,481 students at 51 schools. Our goal this year is to fund 130 projects and reach 30,000 students at all 53 schools.

Your financial support of BEF is vital and ensures that thousands of students benefit from these important hands-on projects and programs. Please, Answer the Call for Beaverton’s students!

Costs of our phone-a-thon are underwritten by our generous sponsors, so that your tax-deductible donation can help more Beaverton kids. BEF thanks them for their support.

For additional information, visit our website at

Volunteer Opportunities!

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School Board Business Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019

Administration Office

16550 SW Merlo Rd.

Beaverton, 97003
Meeting Materials

Speak Up 4 Student Success Community Conversations
Tuesday, September 24, 3019
6:30 p.m.
Southridge High School
9625 SW 125th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97008

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30 p.m.
Cedar Park Middle School
11100 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225

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Published by: Communications & Community Involvement Dept.

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