Cedar Park Middle School - August 2020
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Message from the Principal
This edition of the Cedar Reader will focus on information you need for the next few weeks as we begin the 2020-2021 school year - a year we will all remember forever.
As you know, we will begin the school year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). The current projection has us in CDL until November 16th, at which point we will return in a hybrid model. However, our return will depend on our county and state meeting the outlined health metrics as determined by the Oregon Health Authority. Click here to read more about that.
Here are some of the most important items you need to know for the next few weeks:
1. Parent engagement and partnership: The success of our students is more dependent on our school-home partnership than ever before. I want to ask all of you to set aside time during the weeks of September 7-18 to really engage with us and with your student. We need 150% from you those initial weeks to support your student in learning to be an online student, as well as the Parent Academy that will teach you the tools you need to navigate CDL at home. The more you can learn and engage those two weeks, the better the entire school year will be. This is the week where our entire Beaverton Community is engaging in learning for CDL.
2. Parent Academy: The district and Cedar Park will be creating parent learning session to help you learn Canvas, ParentVue, MYP, and other necessary tools to help you be informed and better able to support your student.
3. Wolf Week: We normally have Wolf Day, but we can't do that this year. So, we will have Wolf Week on September 8-10. Those days will outline times for students and families to come to school (outside only) to turn in old chromebooks, check out brand new chromebooks, pick up yearbooks from last year, get school pictures (maybe), and make a connection to school and teachers. This will be a drive up/walk up event. More specific details will come in a separate newsletter.
4. Cohorts: The ODE guidelines for cohorts is that they must be heterogeneous and must not disproportionately create groups of same demographic (race, gender, special education, socioeconomics, etc.) The cohorts for transportation are being set by the transportation department. The learning and attendance cohorts are being developed by student elective request and then balanced for other demographics. We will ask for minimal family input when we are ready to consider those needs and requests.
To Do Checklist for Parents
- Complete online registration verification
- Set up learning space at home
- Make sure your internet is up to speed or apply for free internet
- Plan to attend Wolf Week Sept 8-11
- Round up old chromebook and charger
- Round up any books that need to be returned to school
- Get school supplies or email for support
- Get your student ready to engage with teachers beginning September 8
- Plan time for Parent Academy Sept 8-11
- Commit to 150% engagement with your student and school Sept 8-18
- Sign up for the PTC blog to stay up to date on information throughout the school year.
You must complete registration verification for each of your students. Click here to be directed to the site.
Want to learn more about the specifics of our CDL plan and schedule? Want to hear about the difference between CDL and FLEX Online? Watch this parent information session from July 30th.
School Supply List
- Earbuds or earphones with mic
- Spiral notebook - 4
- Composition notebook - 1
- Graph paper or quad ruled paper (spiral or loose)
- Colored pencils
- 12 inch ruler
- Glue sticks - 2-3
- Masking tape (not transparent) for science
- Calculator for 6th & 7th graders: basic calculator
- Calculator for 8th grade: scientific calculator
You can get most of these items at the Dollar Store. If you need assistance, we can help. Please send an email to email@example.com
Nutrition Services Information
Nutrition Services information is easier to access this year, and we have lots of cool information to share!
Any families whose students go into “Paid” status will be responsible to pay for all meals charged in school cafeterias. Don’t let this happen to you!!
Click on the pear graphic below to be taken to the online enrollment and instructions.
SchoolCafe can provide amazing amounts of information!
If you do not have access to a computer, you can also apply for Meal Benefits on paper. Applications are available in every school office and cafeteria.
If you have questions or need help, please call Laurie Bishop at Meal Benefits, (503)356-3957 or email us at NS-MealBenefits@beaverton.k12.or.us.
Wolf Week! September 8-10
Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 12pm
Cedar Park Middle School
- Chromebook exchange - everyone gets a brand new chromebook!
- 7th and 8th graders - get your yearbook from last year
- 6th graders - pick up your official Cedar Park school shirt
- See your teachers!
Watch for a separate newsletter with event details.