The Buzz

Errol Hassell Family News- April 23, 2021

Critical Race Theory in BSD

Recently, BSD staff have been asked if we have adopted Critical Race Theory (CRT) curriculum. The answer is no, we have not and no, there is no curriculum for Critical Race Theory and no, there is not training in Critical Race Theory. In BSD, we do often use the acronym "CRT" in reference to Culturally Responsive/Relevant Teaching. Culturally Responsive Teaching focuses on the child, not the materials. In Culturally Responsive Teaching, we strive to know each child and build on their strengths, offer books and learning experiences that reflect their identity and their experiences, and value each child and their learning progression.

State Testing for 3rd-5th

Dear 3rd-5th grade families,

As you read in an email sent to you on Monday, April 19, BSD is offering SBAC state testing to our students. Please complete the form linked below for each of your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders by Friday, April 30, indicating whether you want your child to take the test or not.

This year, SBAC scores will NOT impact:

  • Your child’s TAG identification, or admittance into SUMMA in 6th grade

  • Your child’s grades

  • Our school’s funding or status

  • As always, students are not held back if they do not participate in state testing

State Testing Form

If you have further questions, please contact our School Testing Coordinator, Krystin Murphy. 503-356-2090

If you need additional translation services, please call our Multilingual Department at 503-356-3755.


Office open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Call (503) 356-2090 or come by!

School Hours:

In person hybrid 8:00 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.

CDL noon- 2:15 p.m.

2020-2021 BSD Calendar


11-noon Lunch Bunch Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

2:15-3pm After School Hangout Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

4/28 Staff Development Day

Food distribution 11-noon

No morning meeting

No outdoor library


11-noon Lunch Bunch Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

2:15-3pm After School Hangout Meeting ID: 307 483 5324 Password: sel

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Arrival and dismissal

Arrival 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.:

There is no staff supervision before 7:45 a.m..

All students walk on the outside of the building to the classroom door.

Please remain a safe distance between others around you.

If you are in need of a mask, ask a teacher or the office.

(* Mrs. Martin's class will walk through the building into their classroom)

If you child has a fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea, or is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please keep them at home. They may join CDL in the afternoon if the feel up to it.

Dismissal 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.:

Walkers and walking parent pick up 10:15-10:25am:

Students dismiss from their exterior classroom door. Bus riders, walkers and walking parents may pick up at the door. If you are driving, you may park your car and pick up your child at their classroom door.

Driving pick up 10:25 a.m.:

The parking lot will open up at 10:25 a.m. to allow parents to pick up in the drive up lane.

Hard copies of the Pick up Sign are available at school and with your child's teacher.

Curriculum Resources

Reading and Writing: Teachers' College Units of Study

Reading and writing videos

Math: Math Workshop

Science: Twig