Westview Wildcat Weekly

September 8-10, 2021

OUR FIRST WEEK! WELCOME BACK CATS!

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Excited for the Year!

Our teaching staff was back together last week. The energy and anticipation for our students to rejoin us soon was shared by all! We worked together to ensure we have a consistent drive for student success in our classrooms and a common understanding around safety and student supports. We are ready for our students and can't wait to welcome our 9th graders on September 8, and all of our student on September 9!


As always, please reach out with any needs or questions as we begin this school year.

503-356-3020

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Calendar

Start of School Dates:

  • September 6 = Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • September 7 = NO SCHOOL
  • September 7 = School tours for 10th grade and new to WHS (9am, 12pm, and 3pm (sign up needed)
  • September 8 = First day of School for 9th students
  • September 9 = First Day of School for ALL students (A Day)
  • September 10 = School Day (B Day)
  • September 10 = Picture Retakes
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Back to School Questions

We know some students and families throughout the district might have questions as we prepare to start this school year. Here is a link to help address frequently asked questions and give you some helpful information.


https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/communications-community-involvement/back-to-school-information


Westview knows there are potential situations and classrooms where we can not guarantee 3ft distancing was maintained. Because if this, every class will have a seating chart that will be maintained for approximately six weeks. We will use these seating charts to limit the number of possible close contacts and have the ability to trace any contacts if needed.


We are also expanding our seating during lunches and opening multiple location options for seating outside the cafeteria (both indoors and out). We will work to ensure all of our students are aware of the new seating options and encouraged to take advantage of them.

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Bell Schedule

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Lunches

We have two lunches and divide our lunches in half based on the location of 5/6 period classes. We are waiting for all of our students to complete registering and will post lunches for all students to see when they come on their first day.

A Days and B Days

Students attend their classes on an every-other day schedule:


A Days

Period 1

Period 3

Period 5

Period 7


B Days

Period 2

Period 4

Period 6

Period 8

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School Tours on September 7

Are you an incoming 10th grader or new to Westview and want an opportunity to walk the halls and see your school before the first day? We are holding building tours on Tuesday, September 7 at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. You can use the form below to sign up. We are asking students to sign up to ensure we have enough tour guides to run each session.


WHS September 7 Tour Sign-Up


Note: 9th graders will receive tours during 9th orientation on September 8.

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9th Grade Orientation Day

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Our First Two Days with All Students (September 9-10)

We will be spending our first two days with students focussed on building community and reestablishing relationships. We have spent some time away from in-person instruction and we want to dedicate time to make sure all students are ready to begin this school year.
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New PTO Leaders

We had our first PTO meeting this week and elected some new leadership. We appreciate all of the parents who attended. All parents are welcome and we will continue to post when our PTO meetings are throughout the year.


This year's PTO Leadership:

Xinie Yang - President (new)

Julie Carroll - Vice President (new)

Vicki Weiss - Treasurer (returning)

Amy Ying Lin - Secretary (returning)

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Back-to-School Flyer Distributed at Wildcat Day

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Schedule Corrections

Hello Westview Students and Families,


We are excited to announce student schedules are being released this evening! The predicted release time is between 4 - 6 pm. Please be patient as every student schedule in the district is being released at the same time and the process can be slow as it rolls out across the district.


Students forecasted for classes in the Spring and had the opportunity to make changes to their forecasting in May of 2020. We made hundreds of changes at that time for students. Students are expected to enroll in and complete the classes they forecasted. We have about 70 schedules that are not yet complete.

Schedule corrections will only be considered if:


  • You have missing periods in your schedule (please know that your counselor is working on your schedule next week)
  • You are placed in the wrong level
  • Juniors or Seniors who wish to drop a period 1, 2, or 7 class for late arrival or early release, Peer Tutor, or Teaching Assistant position.
  • If you are a student that needs another type of release period, please connect with your counselor.

If you feel your schedule needs one of the corrections listed above, please complete this google form linked below instead of emailing your counselor or administrator. Counselors will receive the google form entries.


Schedule Correction Form (https://forms.gle/yrkoATXcogczUeAx5)


Note: If you forecasted for Journalism, the course name has been changed to Media as Lit. It is the same class with a new name.


We are were fortunate enough to increase our counseling staff for the 2021-22 school year. This resulted in a slight change in counselor assignments. The new 2021-22 counseling alpha assignments for Westview are:


AVID Students: Mr. Baker

A - CAR: Ms. Adamko

CAS - FRI: Ms. Budhi

FRJ - JUD: Mr. Shaw

JUE - MAZ: Mr. Rosser

MBA - POZ: Ms. Silva

PPA - STE: Ms. Saremi

STF - Z: Mr. Torres


Ms. Stremme is now the College & Career Counselor. Ms. Pearson is now our Student Manager.


We look forward to seeing all of you soon! It is going to be a great school year.



~Your Westview Team

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Student Parking Questions

Assigned parking will not start for at least the first two weeks of school. We will begin selling parking spaces to 12th graders during the week of Sept 13-17 and remaining spots to 11th graders the following week. Assigned parking will not begin until the 27th of September.


If you need to park in the neighborhoods around our campus, please pay attention to areas that require permits. Also, be sure to park safely and respectfully in these areas. Thank you!

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Welcome New Staff!

We are excited to welcome some incredible new additions to our team!


Anna Adamko = Counselor

Amanda Amezcua = LMA

Laura Angelel = ELD

Edith Becerra = Bookkeeper

Matt Davis = ISC

Laurie Elkjer = Receptionist

John Garcia = Science

Kelsy Harrop = Art

Justin Hauke = Drama

Aaron Koford = ELA

Teresa Kriel = LMA

Jasmine Locke = ELA

Caty Marshall = Social Worker

Elizabeth "Eli" Pecsok = PE/Health

Christina Peterson = Little Wildcat Preschool

Claire Reneau = French

Martha Rodriguez = Community Liaison

Naseem Saremi = Counselor

Dillon Serna = TSS

Ricardo Torres = Counselor

Brianna "Bri" Wells = Receptionist

Kevin Wong = Choir

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Beaverton School District Back to School FAQs

Find the answers to frequently asked questions and back to school information here:
To translate:


ENGLISH

Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.

SPANISH

Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.

CHINESE

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
单击顶部显示“翻译”的按钮,然后选择您的首选语言。

JAPANESE

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-schoolにアクセスします
上部にある「翻訳」と書かれたボタンをクリックして、ご希望の言語を選択してください。

KOREAN

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school로 이동
상단에 "번역"이라고 표시된 버튼을 클릭하고 원하는 언어를 선택하십시오.

VIETNAMESE

Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.

SOMALI

Booqo https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Guji badhanka ku qoran "tarjum" xagga sare oo dooro luqadda aad doorbidayso.

RUSSIAN

Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.

ARABIC

https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school

انتقل إلى انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" في الجزء العلوي وحدد لغتك المفضلة.



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If You Missed Wildcat Day

We understand not all of our students and families were not available for Wildcat Day. We have another picture day planned during the first week of school, on September 10. We will work with all of our students during the first week to ensure they have what they need. Feel free to call the school with any needs or questions at 503-356-3020. Also, we are providing school tours for 10th, and all students new to Westview on September 7. Tours for 9th grade students are September 8, the first day of classes for 9th graders.
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Wildcat Families,

We are growing more excited as we approach the start of the 2021-22 school year. As we make plans for the year, we will intentionally dedicate time to rebuild and reestablish community and connections at Westview. The past 18 months provided an opportunity for us to look into our educational practices and ensure we bring back the best for our students. We acknowledge the academic, social, and personal learning that took place during the past year. We are also aware that most of our students have not had a full year of in-person learning at Westview. We will communicate all developing guidelines with our families and work to provide the safest return to school possible. We look forward to the return of our students and the energy they bring to Westview.


It's going to be a great year to be a Wildcat!


Matt Pedersen

Principal

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Admin and Counselor Support 2021-22

Counselor Support (by Student Last Name)

  • AVID: Pat Baker
  • A - CAR: Anna Adamko
  • CAS - FRI: Amanda Budhi
  • FRJ - JUD: Tim Shaw
  • JUE - MAZ: Forrest Rosser
  • MBA - POZ: Michelle Silva
  • PPA - STE: Naseem Saremi
  • STF - Z - Ricardo Torres


Admin Support (By Student Last Name)

  • Tina Myers: A - JUD
  • Diane Fitzpatrick: JUE - POZ
  • Ben Lyman: PPA - Z


Student Manager

  • Hope Pearson


WESTVIEW PHONE: 503-356-3020

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Chromebook Damaged? Need a Chromebook? Tech Support?

Wildcat Day will be ready to distribute Chromebooks to any student who does not have one. We will also have our technology staff on hand to support you with damaged Chromebooks or needed repairs. We will also be able to help with passwords and access to StudentVue, Canvas, etc.. If you are unable to make Wildcat Day, we will have the time to support you with this during the first week of school.


If you have a Chromebook or technology need and would like to email or come to the school for support, please email:

brenda_renning@bsd.k12.or.us

or

dillon_serna@beaverton.k12.or.us

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You Can Pay Fines and Fees Online

Families are able to purchase ASB and pay fines and fees online. Below is a link to make payments. You will need you ParentVue information in order to access.


Online Payments


ParentVue Login and Access Info


Apps for Parent and Guardians

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Creating Wellness at Westview - Fundraiser

Anxiety and stress manifest in many ways and can disrupt students’ learning. We want to teach students how to self-regulate their emotions in healthy ways and re-engage in their learning. A dedicated space like the Westview Den (Wellness Center) would make this all possible!
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Parent Square Communication

The Beaverton School District is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.


Here is a link for more information: BSD ParentSquare Information

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School Supply Questions

We do not have a school-wide supply list for our students. Teachers will communicate with their students what will be needed for their courses at the start of the year.
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Wildcat Photos

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2021-2022 School Calendar

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Follow us on Instagram and Facebook

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We are a community that inspires students to believe in themselves and successfully

advocate for their future goals.

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