Merlo News

Week of February 10th - February 14th

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Know the past, shape the future!

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Admin Team Message

We are well into Hexter 4. We want to take this time to once again remind students and families about the importance of attendance. Make sure you are here every day.

Your presence=Your success

Just a reminder that we have a upcoming long weekend for President's day and for a staff development day on Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, February 18th.

Have a great week!

Your Administrative Team

Upcoming Dates

February- Black History Month

Friday, February 14th- Urban Cleaners

Friday, February 14th- Aromantic Valentine Day

Monday, February 17th- President's Day Holiday- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 18th- Staff Development Day- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 25th- ACT Day

Friday, February 28th- Urban Gleaners


Aromantic Valentine's Dance THIS FRIDAY!

This Friday GSA, Project Lit, Video Game Club, and Anime Club is sponsering a Aromantic Valentine's Dance! Dance will take place in the fitness room and Snacks/concessions will be for sale by various clubs Come out to support! Ticket on sale in front of the cafeteria at lunch!

When: Friday, Feb 14, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Where: Merlo Campus

Who: Merlo Students; high school aged (14 - 20) students with Merlo companion

Cost: $5

For more information talk to Ryan

Voter registration drive!

As part of Black History Month Andrea's focus class will be putting on a voter registration drive. Look out for tables during lunch time outside the cafeteria!

Key issues in every election increasingly relate to the concerns of students, making it essential for students to educate themselves on political issues and take to the polls. Among 18- to 29-year-olds, voter turnout went from 20 percent in 2014 to 36 percent in 2018, the largest percentage point increase for any age group — a 79 percent jump. Get out and vote your voice is important!

Thank you Andrea's focus class for coordination this effort!


If you have not gotten you Jostens information about cap and gowns please ask your Focus teacher or pick up packets in the office!

District News

Electronic Report Cards

The Beaverton School District is going green by providing electronic report cards for all students. This will begin with the grading period that ends later this month. The report cards will be accessed through ParentVUE. If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, you will need to do that soon.

There are resources and guidance on how to set up a ParentVUE account on our website. Please view the FAQ for instructions on setting up your account. Parents may contact their school if they need help setting up or accessing their ParentVUE accounts. They may also contact their schools if they need assistance obtaining a printed copy after notification the e-report cards are available.

There are several benefits to moving to paperless report cards. Parents will be able to view report cards within days of the grading day, rather than weeks. In addition, moving away from paper is environmentally friendly and cost-effective for the District.

Student Survey February 3-June 5.

  • Each year the District surveys students, staff, and parents to gather information for planning, program evaluation, and assessment of progress on the District's Strategic Plan.

  • The student survey takes about 20 minutes during the regular school day. The data gathered from the survey are anonymous; your child will not put his/her name or other identifying information on the survey. Like other surveys, results will be presented only about groups. No individual data will be reported.

  • Student surveys of middle and high schools include three optional questions for students to identify their gender, ethnicity / race, and sexual orientation. These questions allow for additional levels of analysis of questions on inclusion, safety and bullying.

  • Your child may skip questions or stop filling out the survey at any time. Refusing to participate or withdrawing from the survey does not affect your child's grades or class standing in any way. If you or your child does not want to participate, your child can read or do some other activity while his or her classmates complete the survey.

  • A copy of the survey is available from your child's school under the Annual Surveys tab and is posted at

  • After reviewing the survey, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify the front office at 503-356-3650

Encuesta Anual de Estudiantes

  • Cada año, el distrito lleva a cabo encuestas para los estudiantes y el personal con el fin de obtener información para la planificación y la evaluación del programa así como del progreso del Plan Estratégico del Distrito.

  • La encuesta de estudiantes toma aproximadamente 20 minutos durante el día escolar. La información que obtengamos de la encuesta es anónima; su hijo no incluirá su nombre o cualquier información de identificación en la encuesta. Al igual que otras encuestas, los resultados que se presentan son sólo acerca de los grupos. No se proporcionará información de su estudiante.

  • Las encuestas del estudiante de las escuelas de secundaria y preparatoria incluyeron tres preguntas opcionales para los estudiantes identificar su género, grupo étnico/raza, e inclinación sexual. Estas preguntas permiten niveles de análisis adicionales en cuanto a la inclusión, la seguridad y la intimidación.

  • Su hijo puede no contestar las preguntas o dejar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento. El negarse a participar en la encuesta o no terminar de contestarla, no afecta las calificaciones o rango de su hijo. Si usted o su hijo no quieren participar, su hijo puede leer o hacer alguna otra actividad, mientras que sus compañeros de clase completan la encuesta.

  • Una copia en blanco de la encuesta, está disponible en la escuela de su hijo y se encuentra publicada en

  • Después de revisar la encuesta, si usted no quiere que su hijo participe, por favor notifique a 503-356-3650

Beaverton Black Parent Union Forming!

A new organization is forming to support Black Students in the district. We are a collective of parents of black students to support their success through culturally relevant education, support and resources within the Beaverton School District. If you are interested in joining our efforts please email or look for us on Facebook.

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In Every Issue

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Period 1 (Focus)- 7:30-8:35

Period 2- 8:40-9:50

Period 3- 9:55-11:05

Lunch- 11:05-11:35

Period 4- 11:40-12:50

Period 5- 12:55- 2:05

**Schedule is subject to change. Updates will be sent through School Messenger email and on our website.

Phone Numbers and Support Contacts

Attendance: 503.356.3651

Main Office: 503.356.3650

Administration Team

Rachel Sip, Principal

Yoonwa Saechao, Assistant Principal

Jessica Pierce, Alternative Solutions Coordinator

Peggy Delay, Student Manager

Counseling Team

Laura Bond, Social Emotional Learning Support

Ulla Dosedal, Counselor

Kelly Logan, College & Career Counselor

Jeremy Trotter, Counselor

Erin Wirtz, Social Support Liaison

Community School 2019/2020 Calendar

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District News

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