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October 2020 Newsletter
West Tualatin View Elementary School
Attendance Line: (503) 356-2511 - messages can be left 24 hours
Fax: (503) 356-2515
West TV Contact Form - click on form to send an email
Having technical issues?
You may reach out to our Technology Assistant Mrs. Brown directly via email at Ana_Brown@beaverton.k12.or.us. If she is unable to resolve the issue, she will have you request support from the BSD Student Help Desk.
Call: Student Help Desk at (503) 356-4656
Email: the Student Help Desk at email@example.com
If you call and have to leave a message, please include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number in your message.
The school offices throughout the district are not currently open to the public for everyone's safety. However, the secretaries are working and will respond quickly to phone calls and emails.
Dear West TV families,
You've made it through 2 weeks of Comprehensive Distance Learning! The teachers appreciate all of your support and grace as they adjust schedules to best fit the needs of students.
Next week on Wednesday 9/30 there will be another pick up day. We've added an additional pick up time that day - so there will be 2 times: 9:00-10:00am and 2:30-4:00pm. We've purchased a mini-whiteboard and a Family Fun Run t-shirt for each student to pick up (some students also have other items to pick up from their teacher).
Starting on Thursday, October 1st is our All Star Reading Club - see below for more information.
Then on Friday, October 2nd we will have our first Spirit Day of the year - it will be "Hat Day".
The first Friday of each month will be a theme Spirit Day (for example: hat day - 'wear your favorite hat') - see below for a list of all of the Spirit Day themes for the year. The remaining Fridays each month we encourage students and staff to wear a West TV t-shirt or sweatshirt.
All students will be picking up a Family Fun Run t-shirt next week on Wednesday 9/30 (the PTC purchased one for every student) and if you'd like to purchase additional West TV shirts or sweatshirts, see below for ordering information.
Then on Saturday, October 3rd is The West TV All Star Family Fun Run (9-11am).
During Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), students will be able to check out library books from our school library. Students can pick up/drop off school library books every Monday and Thursday 2:30-3:30pm beginning next week on Monday 9/28. They can also check out books from our Library Book Bus. To request a library book and learn more about the Library Book Bus, see below.
Thank you for making West TV such a wonderful community and school. Below is a video of an Alicia Keys song as performed by One Voice - it's a touching song that reminds us all that we're doing a good job - this is a challenging time not only for our school, but for our state, our country and the world...tissue warning: you may want to have a box handy.
Library book pick up/drop off days and times
every Monday 2:30-3:30pm
every Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
BSD Libraries will help you find the book of your dreams! eBooks are always available through Sora AND you can access public library eBooks as well. Destiny is the tool that helps you find books and request them at your school’s library. Helpful screencasts are included here. Check it out.
Library Book Bus
In addition to checking out books at the school, students can also check out books from the Library Book Bus that will drive through the West TV neighborhoods one day each week starting in mid-October. The bus will stop at several locations. More information to come.
All Star Reading Club
October is the first month of the All Star Reading Club. The genre for October is Mystery and Horror. It's a great chance to dig into spooky stories as Halloween approaches! Take a look at the October flyer for ideas and details: October Flyer: Mystery and Horror
COVID19 Metrics for Reopening Schools
COVID-19 Metrics for Reopening Schools
We continue to carefully watch the county and state COVID-19 metrics in anticipation of starting hybrid learning. Numbers are released weekly. While the Beaverton School District is located in Washington County, we are linked with Multnomah County because more than 10% of our employees live in that neighboring county.
Per the Governor's guidance from July 28, the following criteria need to be met to begin the hybrid model:
10 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row
Test positivity of 5% or less in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row
Test positivity of 5% or less statewide over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row
The following criteria need to be met to begin the hybrid model with PreK-3 students:
30 or fewer cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row
Test positivity of 5% or less in Washington (and Multnomah) County over 7 days for 3 weeks in a row
COVID-19 is not actively spreading in the school community
Student Attendance Matters
Unlike last spring, student attendance will count during Comprehensive Distance Learning. Please read the following guidance on how attendance will be tracked:
Teachers will take student attendance daily. Attendance may be counted in a variety of ways to accommodate families who may need to access instruction during different times of the day.
Attending a live teacher-led session
Watching a teacher-recorded video
Interacting with a teacher via email
Posting completed coursework online
Parent/guardian notifications will be sent out at approximately 5 p.m. each day if students haven’t engaged in their school work and have been marked as absent.
Each morning, teachers will access an attendance report and will reconcile any absences from the previous day with any new evidence of engagement during the evening.
Spirit Day themes - 1st Friday each month
Oct - Hat Day
Nov - West TV Pride Day (wear our school colors - blue and yellow)
Dec - Pajama Day
Jan - Scarf Day
Feb - College Day (wear your favorite college gear)
Mar - Book Character Day
Apr - Crazy Hair Day
May - Mismatch Day
Jun - Dress to Impress Day
Dine Out Events
There are four Papa Murphy Dining Nights (Oct 8, 15, 22, and 29)
Chipotle Dining Night (Nov 17)
West TV All Star Family Fun Run
The West TV All Star Family Fun Run is Saturday, October 3rd (9-11am). Family Fun Run Packets were picked up last week - everything you need to know about the Family Fun Run is included in this packet. The items included in the packet are linked below too:
- Family Fun Run Frequently Asked Questions
- WTV All Star Family Fun Run 2020 Pledge Form
- Route Map (satellite)
- Route Map (street view)
The Family Fun Run will be a fun chance to unite our kids, families, and neighbors at the start of the school year. We hope to see you and your crew out and about on Saturday!
28 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
30 Pick up day *mini whiteboards & Family Fun Run t-shirts (9-10am and 2:30-4:00pm)
1 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
2 Spirit Day "Hat Day" - wear your favorite hat
3 Family Fun Run 9-11am
5 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
8 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
8 Papa Murphy's Dining Night Fundraiser (off Beaverton Hillsdale near Fred Meyer)
9 No School for Students - Staff Development Day
12 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
13 Library Book Bus
15 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
15 Papa Murphy's Dining Night Fundraiser (off Beaverton Hillsdale near Fred Meyer)
19 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
20 Library Book Bus
20 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
22 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
22 Papa Murphy's Dining Night Fundraiser (off Beaverton Hillsdale near Fred Meyer)
26 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
27 Library Book Bus
29 Library book pick up/drop off day (2:30-3:30)
29 Papa Murphy's Dining Night Fundraiser (off Beaverton Hillsdale near Fred Meyer)
All information below has been shared previously
Zoom Privacy Guidelines
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and ensure privacy of students and teachers during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), all parents/guardians/students are asked to follow these guidelines:
Please don’t video record, audio record, photograph, livestream or transmit in any other way any part of a Zoom virtual classroom session. This restriction includes social media posting.
Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Zoom virtual classroom sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
BSD Clothes Closet
Whether they’re in school physically or not, we know that kids keep growing and growing out of their clothes. The district-run Clothes Closet provides new or gently used clothing to any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch.
Because of COVID-19, we’re moving to an appointment-only scheduling system. If you and your student(s) would like to select clothes for the upcoming school year, please sign up online. If you’re unable to access our online calendar, call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. Please note: all Clothes Closet visitors will need to wear masks and gloves. If you don’t have your own, we’ll provide them.
Specialists at West TV
Alli Bieker - Psychologist
Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher
Chris Sonnichsen (substitute for Kaija Daniel-Hoffman until 10/26) - Counselor
Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist
Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist
Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher
Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher
Monica Paas - ESL Teacher
At West TV we aspire to develop empowered lifelong learners who make a positive difference in the global community.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.