BHS Family News and Updates

Week of January 13, 2020

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We believe ALL students will graduate prepared for, confident in, and excited about the future they choose.

Upcoming Events

January 14th, Financial Aid Planning Night, 6:00-7:30, BHS Library

January 20th, NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st, Coffee with Principal Erwin, 9:00-10:00

January 21st, BFAN (boosters), 7:00-8:00 pm, BHS Community Room

January 22nd, Latino Family Night, 6:00-8:00, BHS Student Center

January 27th, NO SCHOOL: Grading day

Final exam tips

Final exams will be here soon and this is a great time for students to prepare themselves for that week (January 21, 22, 23, 24). Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Please try to avoid scheduling appointments on these days.
  • Encourage students to review their grades and be sure that they complete as much work as possible between now and the end of the term.
  • Remind students that they have time to get organized for studying now (gather notes, complete readings, form study groups with classmates).
  • Reinforce productive use of Beaver Lodge. Students have three hours every week of dedicated academic or teacher access time. Good use of this time can make a tremendous difference.
  • Encourage good sleep habits (8 hours/night).
  • Offer frequent positive encouragement and encourage students to work on staying focused and calm as they prepare.
  • We all expect excellence in whatever our students do and support them in achieving those high standards. We also support a healthy and mindful attitude toward the academic demands on students. We can all remind students we want them to do their best and give every endeavor their best effort.
  • Students are expected to remain in class the entire final exam period. Please do NOT call in to excuse students if they finish the final before the end of the period. This is very disruptive to the testing environment.

Beaver Den and main office requests

We continue to be grateful for the occasional donation of boxes of tissue and hand sanitizer--thank you.

Below is a link to an Amazon wishlist for items for our Beaver Den. Thanks for any help you can send our way.

Student transfers

There are two ways students who are already in a BSD school can ask to go to a different school.

  • Administrative Student Transfers are based on hardship (see the form for a list). A student can apply at any time for the current school year (forms for the next year are usually available in late February). Admin transfers are submitted to the home school and must be approved every year by the principals of both schools involved in the transfer.
  • Open Enrollment allows students to request admission to another school in the district. The district determines Open Enrollment schools and the number of openings at each school, based on student enrollment. If the number of forms submitted exceeds the number of openings a lottery is held. Open Enrollment transfer lasts the rest of the student's time at that school, i.e., it doesn't have to be renewed every year like admin transfers. For Open Enrollment there is a limited window to turn in forms.

Open Enrollment is happening now and BHS has 40 openings for students. Forms are due by Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by 2 pm with decisions to families by January 24th.
Applications for Open Enrollment are available at the district website:
Contact Ann Skaugset in the BHS main office with any questions. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

District Community Event--Conversations About Race

Come join the conversation! Southridge High School is hosting a community-wide event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Starting with a schoolwide "conversation about race" earlier in the day, the school is then opening its doors to all students, families, staff, community members, and partners to engage in community-wide conversations about race from 3:30-6:00 p.m. There will be student, staff, and community-led breakout sessions on various topics from 3:30-4:10 and 5:05-5:45, with a keynote student panel from 4:15-5:00. The goal of this event is to increase individual racial literacy by participating in meaningful and purposeful learning and conversation. Registration information will be coming soon!

Connecting with us

Connecting with staff Our staff members are listed on the Staff Directory. on the BHS website Information about how to connect with staff is in the Contact Us tab.

Connecting with Dr. Erwin

Clicking the Contact Us button on the page for this message, goes to a general mailbox. Drop me an email or call 503-356-2833

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