Aloha High School

Friday Update 10/1/2020

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Distance Learning Extending to February 8, 2021

Dear BSD Community,

At this week's School Board meeting, administrators announced plans to extend Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) through the end of first semester (February 8) for grades 4-12. We continue to consider extending CDL through February 8 for grades Pre K-3 and Grades 4-12

We’ve been watching the county and state COVID-19 metrics closely. While the Beaverton School District is located in Washington County, we’re linked with Multnomah County because more than 10% of our employees live in that neighboring county. To be able to start hybrid learning (part in-school/part CDL) for grades 4-12, the following metrics would have to be met:

  • 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

For reference, here is a summary for both counties over the last six weeks. The first number is the cases/100,000 and the second number is test positivity.

Week of data date Washington Co. Multnomah County

August 16 33.1, 4.3% 40.3, 4.4%

August 23 35.5, 3.6% 39.9, 3.8%

August 30 31.1, 4.0% 37.7, 3.7%

September 6 26.2, 4.2% 34.1, 5.1%

September 13 30.0, 5.1% 32.1, 5.3%

September 20 37.3, 5.6% 45.4, 5.6%

Given the trajectory of the health metrics, we don’t believe that we’ll realistically meet those numbers by November 16, the end of the first quarter. We have previously communicated that we’d be making the decision to continue in CDL on a quarter-by-quarter basis.

Know that if we were to see a drastic change in metrics or the Oregon Department of Education/Oregon Health Authority changed the guidance, we could alter our decision. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible so that your family can make plans accordingly.

Thank you for your continued support.

Beaverton School District

Wednesday, October 7- Schedule Update

You will have a full class schedule on Wednesday, October 7. There are no scheduled classes on Friday, October 9 - it is a teacher work day. The next all class Wednesdays are: January 20, February 17 and June 2.

Calendar Update. When there is a 4-day week. Students will have classes on Wednesdays. Look for the green boxes marked SID (Student Instruction Day).

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Let’s Talk Attendance...

  1. Students attending Homeroom at 8:30am and all four of their academic classes each day is critical to their success.
  2. Teachers take attendance each day, recording attendance in class, a student’s activity in Canvas and any electronic communication the student had with the teacher since then end of the previous day.
  3. If you receive a call in the evening, stating that we haven’t seen your student engaged in a class but they were working on the class through Canvas after the school day, call the Attendance number, 503-356-2762 or email We will verify the student's work and correct the attendance record.
  4. Notification from parents/guardians are required to excuse or correct attendance.
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Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week - October 12-16

On October 12 and 13 Aloha students will be introduced to Adi's Act, a mental wellness and suicide prevention prevention program. BSD will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week (October 12-16) to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns. As part of this important campaign, students at Aloha High School will receive a lesson to promote positive mental health, recognize the warning signs for suicide risk and encourage help-seeking behaviors. Parents and guardians play a critical role in preventing youth suicide. Please see the resource below to learn more information about suicide prevention and steps that you can take to protect yourself, your community, and your children.

To learn more about the Beaverton School District's health curriculum visit their website at

October is FAFSA time!


October is FAFSA time! The 2021-2022 Application opens on October 1st.


  • Do your FAFSA as SOON as POSSIBLE!
  • Prepare by gathering your 2019 taxes!
  • Know your social security number!

Questions? Mrs. Brennan: Ms. Winquist:

Career Education Credit Update for Seniors

Seniors, here are some important updates. The .5 Career Education (CE) credit will be awarded as "Pass" on your transcript in the next few weeks by Beaverton School District Teaching & Learning department. You will not be responsible for Career Information System (CIS), Extended Application (also known as the Senior Project), Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) or Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Math).

Ms. Winquist (College & Career Readiness Counselor, Monday-Thursday)

How to Find College Rep Virtual Visit Information

College Rep Virtual Visits

Check out the College Rep Virtual Visits! More than 200 colleges and universities invite 9th-12th grade BSD students and families to learn about their institutions via Zoom! Here's a video about how to access the College Rep Virtual Visit Calendar for BSD through Canvas. All Rep Visits last about 30 minutes and occur during lunches Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri and 9am-3pm on Wednesdays. Only students are allowed to ask questions during Question and Answer times with the college reps.

Example of October's College Rep Calendar - Go to CCC Canvas Page

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The Latest from Your Libraries - Distance Learning Resources

Do you know a student who could use homework help? Live tutoring? Writing tips?We're here to help.

All the online distance learning resources we offer are free and instantly available.

Find resources in English and/or Spanish by grade level >>

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It's Warrior Gear Friday - Upload Your Picture in Your Class Canvas Page for Points!

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Meal Pick-up Tuesdays and Thursdays at AHS 11:00-12:00 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You do not have to qualify for Free/Reduced services.

  • Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.

  • Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Meals will be packaged with breakfast, lunch and dinner together.

  • Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.

AHS Aloha High School on Facebook Watch
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Elevate the Community Event

REAP is hosting its 3rd annual community drive called Elevate the Community. We are providing free clothing items, hygiene products and food boxes for distribution to community members. The event is on October 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of REAP Headquarters, 10808 NE Halsey St., Portland, OR. If you or someone you know is in need, please stop by. We hope to see you there!
Visit the Virtual Wellness Center

Click here for the link. Click on the objects in the picture to find great resources.

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