Springville Saga

10/22/21

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Principal and Assistant Principal's Message

Dear Springville Families,


We hope you enjoyed the time conferencing with your child's teacher last week. We heard many positive comments from teachers about their time connecting with you. We appreciate the opportunity to meet with families to strengthen the home-school relationship and connection to support each child's success.


We want to thank our amazing PTO for providing many yummy snacks and meals for our staff during conferences. This delicious spread kept teachers refreshed and ready for hours.


We also want to express our gratitude for donating to our PTO Fundraiser. Springville Families raised over $24,000 to fund books, supplies, events and activities! EVERY classroom in the school earned a donut party last week for 100% participation (thank you fundraiser fairies!).


Be well,

Robin Kobrowski and Ellen Arnold

Important Dates

October Important Dates

October 27: School Picture Day

October 29: First Distribution of COVID Screening Kits


November Important Dates

November 1: First COVID Screening Tests Returned to School

November 11: Veteran's Day - No School

November 12: Grading Day - No School

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 29: Staff Development Day - No School

COVID 19 Protocol Information & FAQ

Click here for BSD-specific information and answers to commonly asked questions

We are Springville!

Springville students come from a wide range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. In fact, there are 37 different languages spoken by our students and families!


This fall, all classrooms have been engaging in activities that focus on learning about identity. Students have shared different parts of themselves including stories about their names, their interests, their family and their culture. As students learn more about each other, we hope that they will feel respected and a sense of belonging. We value the diversity of our school community!

Springville O.B.O.B. Registration Starts in November

Oregon Battle of the Books is a reading program for 3rd-5th graders. We will conduct "battles" (intramural mini-competitions). This year battles are held outdoors during recess with team members masked and social-distanced. We're so excited to be back in person! Although it will be cold, it will be more fun than doing it over Zoom!


You can check out the website for more information: wolvesread.org


For middle schoolers who are interested in the 6th-8th grade division, let Ms. Manuel know right away as your registration is due next week!

Picture Day - October 27th

Mark your calendar for October 27th for Picture Day.


Picture day information and online ordering are now available by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for Springville. Your online order can be placed before picture days and up to four (4) days after picture day.


La información del día de la fotografía y los pedidos en línea ahora están disponibles visitando dorianstudio.com y buscando el nombre de su escuela. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto.


Dorian Online


Here are some tips to make picture day great!

¡Aquí hay algunos consejos para que el día de las fotos sea genial!

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COVID Screening Procedures

  • Test kits will be distributed on Fridays
  • Test kits will need to be returned to school on Mondays for pick up by OHSU
  • If there is no school on a Monday or Friday, testing will be cancelled for that round of testing
  • Our first distribution will occur on Friday, October 29
  • Families can opt-in or opt-out of the program at any time

If you would like to read more about the program, including how to collect saliva for the sample, visit the OHSU K-12 COVID Screening Program Website.
How to collect spit for Oregon's K-12 COVID-19 testing program
Cómo recolectar la saliva para el Programa de pruebas de COVID-19 para K-12 en Oregón

Option School Application Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year became available on October 18. All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries. Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school will need to complete a paper application.


Students may only select one Learning Option school on their application. They should give careful consideration to their choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.


Applications must be received online or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Learning Options webpage for more information.


Current Springville 7th graders DO NOT need to apply to stay at Springville next year.

Activism Club for Grades 3-5

Hello! I am the current leader of the Activism Club that has been running for the last 3 years. We believe kids should know about social issues so that they can use their voice to create a better world. We hope that you will join us starting November 1, 2021 to June 6, 2022 for a fun, exciting, interesting and important club. You will learn about many VERY important social issues, you will try to find solutions for them and most of all you’ll have fun!


If you’d like to join us please fill out the form below.


NOTE: The club is for grades 3-5 and if you have any other questions that are not answered in the form please contact me by email (474816@bsd48.org). Also please submit the form by October 31, 2021 by 9PM.


Link for Activism Club Sign Up:

https://forms.gle/hNbX4gtFaUAhpRkd9


Sincerely,

5th grader Diya Vimal

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Lunch, PE & Music Update

We want to update you on our use of spaces for specials and lunch.


PE Classes: On rainy days, PE classes are held indoors in either the multi-purpose room or one of our empty classrooms. When inside, students will maintain distance and teachers will plan activities with minimum exertion. PE classes will continue to be held outdoors when the weather is dry.


Music and Choir: Music instruction will take place in the music classrooms or outdoors (weather permitting) with physical distancing. Singing or woodwind use outside only.


Lunches

Classes are divided so that some are eating in the gym and some are eating in the cafeteria, which allows for 6 feet between each student. Students are sitting in assigned seats for lunch so that we minimize contact with other students. We will continue to use the gym as an eating location until the physical distancing requirements have been reduced.

Rainy Day Recess

Rain has returned to our forecast. In order to keep social distancing during recess, students will continue to play in zones on the playground that are separated by class, even in rainy weather. Be sure your student dresses appropriately for the weather. We encourage you to check the weather each morning and send students to school in layers when it’s chilly, including a raincoat or waterproof jacket for those rainy days. If you have any raincoats that your child has outgrown, send them to our office and we can use those for students who need a jacket to wear int he rain.

Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.


If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or linked here. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.


Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher or the office by October 29.

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Oregon COVID-19 Resiliency Framework for 2021-2022

Click here for Oregon's guidelines for operating schools for the 2021-22 school year

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Arrival and Dismissal Safety Around Springville

There is a growing concern about safety in our parking lot and around our school during arrival and dismissal. We ask drivers and pedestrians to remain vigilant and adhere to all traffic laws and school guidelines. At Springville, we teach students to be safe, kind and respectful. It is our hope that all members of our community can model these expectations, especially during pick up and drop off. Please pay particular attention to the following:


  • Drivers, please drive slowly on Joss Ave, and stop when you see students/parents in the crosswalk.
  • Walkers, stay on the sidewalk.
  • Drivers, please turn right when leaving our parking lot at arrival and dismissal to ease congestion on Joss.
  • Please only drop students off curbside. We do not want students walking around cars to get on the sidewalk.
  • Students are running across Joss Avenue and between cars. Please help ensure that students only cross Joss Ave. in the crosswalks.
  • Parents, be sure you are wearing a mask over your nose and mouth at drop off and pick up. Parents and students are required to wear a mask on the school campus.
  • No parking in the parent parking lot spaces at arrival and dismissal.

Too Ill for School?


We would like to remind you about our guidelines for determining whether or not your student should come to school if they are ill.

If your student shows primary symptoms of COVID 19, we ask you to keep your child home and contact your health care provider to get a COVID test. You may also find THIS website helpful for COVID testing locations. Primary symptoms of COVID are defined as fever, cough, chills, loss of taste or smell and/or shortness of breath.


  • If the COVID test is positive, please notify the school and quarantine your child at home for 10 days or as directed by Washington County Public Health.
  • If the test is negative, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines
  • If you do not want to test your student for COVID and they are showing primary symptoms, they should quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • If your child has any other communicable disease symptoms, please follow the Keep Ill Children Out of School guidelines.
If you have a child who has a diagnosed chronic health condition that may present as primary symptoms of covid, such as asthma or another lung condition and the school is unaware of this condition, please contact our school nurse, Sydney Garl at sydney_garl@beaverton.k12.or.us or via ParentSquare. She may need to implement a school health management plan to help prevent your child from being inappropriately sent home from school.

The guidelines for determining whether to send your student to school are attached. This flyer is available in many other languages on the BSD Student Health Webpage. We appreciate your help in keeping our school community safe.
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Attendance and Late Entry

All students are expected to attend school daily. If your child must be absent, please call the attendance line to let us know (503-356-2481). Some excusable reasons for absence include illness, quarantine, bereavement, family illness, inclement weather, religious instruction or emergencies. Please note that vacations are recorded as unexcused absences per District policy. In the event that a student is absent for ten consecutive days, the student will be dropped from the roll and must be reactivated upon return to school. Please make every effort to schedule your child's appointments, family vacations, music lessons, etc. around the school day and calendar. Missed instructional time, even in small increments, quickly adds up and impacts your child's overall learning.


It is very important for your child to be on time to school so that they start the day with everyone else. The school day begins promptly at 8:30am. Children who arrive after 8:30am are recorded as tardy. In order to get your child off to a good start in the morning, and prevent disruption of classes, please help your child be at school on time. If you child arrives after 8:30am, you must park and escort him/her to the office to obtain an late slip.

Springville Office

Visitors will be allowed in our school's front office for 15 minutes or less during the school day. For example, family members or guardians can drop off paperwork or pick up a child. However, please note that we will only be able have two people in our office at a time. You may be asked to wait in the entry way or outside until there is room in our office to accommodate you.

Bethany Library News

The Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries, expanded their hours in early September and look forward to supporting Springville families this year. Their WiserKids K-5 Newsletter will be published four times during the school year...the October issue is available online now! You can subscribe here.


October's issue features:

Parent Information Series: Parents can bring their questions and challenges each month to this online workshop. Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella will help you transform your child's misbehavior into connection and cooperation. October 7th's topic is intrinsic motivation and growth mindset. Learn some practical tools and the brain science behind them to gain children's cooperation with chores, homework and even their own positive behavior!


Booklists:

All Are Welcome: Picture book read-alouds that inspire thoughtful conversations. Share with elementary age kids grades K-5 to create an inclusive learning community in school.


Starting a New School Year: A list of Parent/Teacher titles available at Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries, focused on starting a new school year, Kindergarten, teaching, and more.


Navigating Middle School: Want to help your child transition to middle school? These nonfiction & fiction titles cover a variety of topics about navigating the middle school years!

Leveled Books: Find books at your student's Independent Reading Level IRLA.

Decodable Books and Games for Beginning Readers: Decodable books allow readers to decode words using the principle of phonics (the relationship between letters and the sounds they make). Decodables are helpful to anyone learning to read, but are essential for teaching readers with dyslexia.


Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) 101 for Grown-Ups: Want to know what OBOB is all about? This October 18th workshop will provide an overview of the program, cover what to expect during a battle and give tips on preparing kids to have fun and be successful.


Homework Help:

We provide online research tools that aren’t available on free Internet sites. Use your library card and PIN to log in and find live homework help, databases, reference materials, and more.

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