BSD Briefs

August 7, 2017

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

First Day of School

First Day of school

For students new to the Beaverton School District, enrollment forms are available on the District webpage, registration packets are available at school offices, or you can enroll your child using Bea​verton School District's Online Registration system.

Elementary School

  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-8 at the District’s K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills, Springville) is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day for 1/2 of each kindergarten class will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, the first day for the second 1/2 (only) of the kindergarten class will be Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Each elementary school will determine which kindergarten students begin on September 5 and which kindergarten students begin on Sept. 6, 2017. All kindergarten students will attend on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

Middle School (including Options schools *)

  • The first day of school for students in grade 6 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 7-8 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

High School (including Options schools *)

  • The first day of school for students in grade 9 is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 10-12 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

*ACMA: The first day of school for students in grade 6 and all new to ACMA students is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The first day of school for returning students in grades 7-12 is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

*Merlo Station: New students will have intake appointments on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and returning students begin Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017

Thursday-Friday, Sept. 7-8 - Regular school schedules for all grades K-12.

New this year: Online Enrollment Verification

The Beaverton School District will require online enrollment verification beginning August 21, 2017. Previously, enrollment verification was a paper process and part of the back to school packet. The online process will be completed through ParentVUE. You will receive an email notification on August 21.

The Student Verification of Enrollment process is very important. The District uses information provided to support your child's academic success and for safety purposes. Updated data allows us to distribute important information, contact you or others in the event of a school emergency, respond appropriately to a medical situation involving your child, and communicate your child's academic progress.

You will need to verify each child’s enrollment information each year. Carefully review this information to be sure all information is complete, accurate, and current.

In anticipation of online enrollment verification, please ensure you have an active ParentVUE account. If you need to create a ParentVUE account, please contact your school to obtain an activation key code. Please visit the ParentVUE Information page for more information.

If you have questions after you receive the notification, please contact your school.

Early Release/Teacher Collaboration - Wednesdays

Beginning September 13, 2017, the District will implement a 90-minute early release on Wednesday afternoons to allow educators time to collaborate and participate in professional development opportunities.

Beginning Wednesday, September 13, 2017, dismissal times will be:

  • Elementary schools that start at 8:00 a.m. will dismiss at 1:05 p.m.
  • Elementary schools that start at 8:30 a.m. will dismiss at 1:35 p.m.
  • Hazeldale at 118th will dismiss at 2:25 p.m.
  • Middle schools will dismiss at 2:20 p.m.
  • High schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bridges Academy will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
  • ACMA, Health & Science, SST, ISB, Rachel Carson and Merlo will dismiss at 12:35 p.m.

The Early Release/Teacher Collaboration webpage has an updated FAQ and an animated video (English & Spanish) explaining Early Release and Teacher Collaboration. Check it out and share it today!

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet Reopens August 30

The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet will reopen at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year. The program provides free clothing to low-income students in the District, operating in a portable building located on the west side parking lot at the Administration Center, 16550 S.W. Merlo Road.

The Clothes Closet will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. Parents must have an Admit Slip for their child to visit the Clothes Closet. Admit slips are available from the school secretary, principal, or counselor.

Donations of clean, new or gently used, school-type clothing are always needed. The Clothes Closet especially needs jeans, sweatshirts, T-shirts and new underwear and socks. Two bins located in front of the Clothes Closet are available Monday through Thursday during regular District business hours for clothing donations. The Clothes Closet is also looking for adult volunteers to help families shop at the program during the extended hours of service between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

For information, contact Johanna Shrout, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 503-356-4443.

Multilingual Department

The Multilingual Department (formerly Welcome Center) is now located at 18640 NW Walker Rd., Entrance B of the Capital Center building, and houses the District’s English Language Learner (ELL) Program, Dual Language Program, Migrant Education Program as well as Translation and Interpretation Services.

The Department’s mission is to promote academic success and equitable access to educational opportunities for all Language Learners and Migrant students. The Multilingual Department provides a leadership role in providing assistance for Language Learners by promoting parent outreach, ensuring compliance of ELL and Migrant services, and facilitating professional development for ELL, Dual Language, and Migrant staff and classroom teachers.

Please contact Toshiko Maurizio, Administrator for Multilingual Programs, at (503) 356-3755 with any questions.

2017-2018 Back-to-School Information Packet

The Back-to-School Information packet for the 2017-2018 school year is now available. Included in the packet:

  • School schedules - first day of school
  • Early Release/Teacher Collaboration
  • WE Welcome you to Kindergarten
  • 2017-2018 School Calendar
  • Useful Links (School Directory, Enrolling your Child, Find your student's school, Student and Family Handbook, Kindergarten Information, District Calendars, Student Services, Transfer Information, Option School Information, Curriculum, Safe & Welcoming Schools, School Board)
  • Volunteer Information
  • BSD Clothes Closet Information
  • Multilingual Department Information
  • Schedule of School Board Meetings
  • District Goal & Strategic Plan

The packet is electronic and hosted by Smore. Please find the 2017-2018 Back-to-School Information Packet at:

For more information, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at 503-356-4360.

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School Board Work Session

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8:00 a.m.

Southridge High School

9625 SW 125th Ave.


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School Board Business Meeting

Monday, August 28, 2017

6:30 p.m.

Administration Office

16550 SW Merlo Rd.


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Emergency Kit Assembly

Thank you to the more than 30 volunteers, who worked seven three-hour shifts over four days to help the Public Safety Department assemble emergency preparedness kits for every classroom in the Beaverton School District.

Volunteers from Wells Fargo, Baden-Powell Service Association Scout Group 503, the Community Emergency Response Team, Beaverton School District, and THPRD assembled 2,400 emergency preparedness kits filled with a first aid kit, a brightly-colored safety vest, a whistle, a trash bag, two warming blankets, two face masks, a glow stick and hand sanitizer.

Thank you also to THPRD for providing the space to assemble the kits.

Student Accident Insurance

Beaverton School District insurance does not cover student injuries due to accidents at school or during school-sponsored activities, such as field trips. At the beginning of each school year, the District provides parents with information on a voluntary accident insurance program. Parents should consider this insurance option if their student is not covered by a family health or accident insurance plan.

Coverage is required for students participating in interscholastic sports who cannot show proof of other accident or health coverage. Students must purchase coverage under Interscholastic Tackle Football Accident Plan (grades 9-12) if participating in tackle football or Student Accident & Sickness Plan or Full-Time 24/7 Accident Plans for all other Interscholastic Sports.

Optional accident insurance and sports coverage is obtained by parents directly from Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc.

  • Coverage Information and Application - English
  • Coverage Information and Application - Spanish

Filing a Claim

If you have purchased Student Accident & Health Insurance and need to file a claim, contact Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. at (800) 827-4695.

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