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Cedar Park Middle School - January / February 2021

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Important Dates for January/February

January 29
  • Spirit Day: Fuzzy Friday - wear fuzzy socks, sweatshirt, etc.
  • Band concert on YouTube - 6th grade @ 6:30 PM; 7th/8th @ 7:00 PM

February 3 - PTC Community meeting @ 6:30 PM

  • The BHS and SHS principals will be there to answer questions in breakout rooms

February 5 - Grading Day - No school

February 8 - Semester 2 begins

  • 8-12 - Spirit Week (look for details in a separate newsletter)

February 12 - All Day - Semester 2 Supply Pick up and Semester 1 Celebration

  • Look for a separate newsletter with registration information and event details

February 15 - President's Day - No school

February 17 - Synchronous school day - Follow a Tuesday schedule

February 24 - Staff Development Day - No school

After School Clubs Begin!

Hello Cedar Park Families!

Virtual After School Clubs begin this week (January 25-29).

  • All clubs will run from 4-5pm on Zoom. The specific clubs & days they are offered are listed below.
  • If your student would like to join a club, please have them go onto their Student Canvas page to access the club sign-up link.
  • The opportunity to sign-up will close at 4:00 PM, January 25th.
  • If your student signs up for a club, you will receive a generic announcement letting you know that they signed up.
  • If there are any questions, please email Student Manager Melissa Ackerman at melissa_ackerman@beaverton.k12.or.us


GSA (Genders & Sexualities Alliance)Tuesdays

Sports FunTuesdays & Thursdays

Game ClubWednesdays

BSU (Black Student Union)Thursdays

Yearbook & Social Content Creators ClubThursdays

Resources and Support for Parents

Lines for Life has launched a Safe+Strong Helpline. Safe + Strong Helpline, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, is an emotional support and resource referral line that can assist anyone who is struggling and seeking support. Callers do not have to be in crisis to utilize this line and access supportive listening, compassion, and connection to resources. Support is free and available 24/7 the number is 1-800-923-HELP(4357). Language interpreters are available.

Oregon Parenting Support Warmline: 1-833-732-2467.

They also have some info about support groups for specific groups.


A Note From Our Nurse

Why Reading is Good for your Health

A message from Wendy Costanzo, RN

As any avid book reader can tell you, immersing yourself in a great gook can make your brain come alive. It sounds romantic, but science is now proving this to be true.

When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that reading makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress and reducing the chances of Alzheimer’s later in life.

Reading strengthens your brain. When you read a story or a book you have to remember a lot of things. The plot, the characters, etc. Therefore, your brain’s short-term memory and recall capabilities improve. The brain is like a muscle, reading helps exercise this muscle and helps improve brain power.

Reading improves your health. Researchers have demonstrated that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%! Creating a bedtime ritual of reading a book before bed signals your brain it is time to wind down and go to sleep. However, this only applies to real books as screens like e-readers and tablets can actually keep you awake longer and actually hurt your sleep.

A children’s book exposes a child to 50% more words than watching a television show. Reading at home actually helps boost school performance. Exposure to books also increases a child’s vocabulary, can help raise self-esteem and helps build good communication skills.

It’s never too late to begin to take advantage of the many physical and psychological benefits awaiting you in the pages of a good book. Unplug and enjoy!

TAG/Summa Information

Dear Families,

Thank you for your patience as we navigate TAG/Summa testing during the 2020-21 school year. The following updates have been made to our current Identification processes to reflect comprehensive distance learning and research on test score stability.

TAG/Summa Testing

  • TAG testing for students nominated by parents or teachers will occur in the spring

  • Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to qualify for Summa by testing in late spring/summer

  • Outdoor testing opportunities for TAG/Summa will also be available in early summer

  • Current 3rd and 4th graders will take reading and math achievement tests (ITBS) in the fall

  • Current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will take a cognitive ability (CogAT) screener test in fall

  • In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification

Summa Qualifying Tests and Criteria

  • No change in admission criteria, only tests used

  • Results from full version CogAT tests (composite score ) in grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

  • Results of achievement tests in grades 3-5 can be used to qualify for Summa

    • Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) Language Arts and Math tests

    • ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math tests (total scores)


  • Testing opportunities will be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available

  • Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates

  • Summa eligible students will be notified before January 15, 2021

Please direct questions to Heidi Hanson, heidi_hanson@beaverton.k12.or.us or 503-356-4548.

Estimadas familias,

Gracias por su paciencia mientras administramos los exámenes TAG/Summa durante el año escolar 2020-21. Se han realizado las siguientes actualizaciones a nuestros procesos de identificación actuales para reflejar el aprendizaje a distancia y la investigación sobre la estabilidad de la puntuación de los exámenes.

Exámenes TAG / Summa

  • Los exámenes TAG para los estudiantes nominados por los padres o maestros ocurrirán en la primavera

  • Los estudiantes actuales de 5º grado tendrán la oportunidad de ser considerados para el programa Summa mediante el examen a fines de la primavera/verano

  • Las oportunidades de exámenes al aire libre para TAG/Summa también estarán disponibles a principios del verano

  • Los estudiantes actuales de 3º y 4º grado tomarán exámenes de rendimiento en lectura y matemáticas (ITBS) en el otoño

  • Los estudiantes actuales de 2º, 3º y 4º grado tomarán un examen de evaluación de habilidades cognitivas (CogAT) en otoño

  • Además de las normas nacionales, se explorarán las normas locales para la identificación de TAG/Summa

Exámenes y criterios de calificación de SUMMA

  • No hay cambios en los criterios de admisión, solo se utilizan exámenes

  • Los resultados de los exámenes CogAT en los grados K-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA

  • Los resultados de los exámenes de rendimiento en los grados 3-5 se pueden usar para calificar para el programa SUMMA

    • Exámenes de literatura y matemáticas del Sistema de Evaluación Estatal de Oregón (OSAS)

    • ITBS/Logramos


  • Las oportunidades de exámenes se publicarán en la página BSD TAG a medida que estén disponibles.

  • Las invitaciones para el examen se enviarán a través de School Messenger antes de las fechas del examen.

  • Los estudiantes elegibles para Summa serán notificados antes del 15 de enero de 2021

Dirija sus preguntas a Heidi Hanson, heidi_hanson@beaverton.k12.or.us o al 503-356-4548.

Open Enrollment at BHS/Inscripción abierta

Open Enrollment

The Beaverton School District will offer open enrollment for students living within the BSD service area for the 2021-22 school year. Beaverton High School is an open enrollment school for the upcoming (2020-21) school year. Open enrollment is a one time application for transfer to BHS and does not need to be renewed every year.

Applications for open enrollment are available in ENGLISH and SPANISH at each school and at the Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton. The window for accepting applications is now through Friday, January 22, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Completed applications should be returned to the school for which the student is applying.

How to submit your application for Beaverton High School: Applications can be submitted in person or mailed to Beaverton High School, Attention: Ann Skaugset, 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, OR 97005. You can also email your application to ann_skaugset@beaverton.k12.or.us. If you know a family who may be interested in open enrollment at BHS please pass on this information.

English https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1607117601/beavertonk12orus/wwdznf9xvqpmb0hihuiz/OEApp_Eng21-22_Fillable_cf.pdf

Inscripción abierta

El Distrito Escolar de Beaverton ofrecerá inscripción abierta para estudiantes que vivan dentro del área de servicio de BSD para el año escolar 2021-22. Beaverton High School es una escuela que acepta inscripción abierta para el próximo año escolar (2020-21). La inscripción abierta es una solicitud para la transferencia al BHS y no es necesario renovarla cada año después de ser aprobado.

La solicitud de inscripción abierta está disponibles en INGLÉS y ESPAÑOL en cada escuela y en el Centro de Administración, 16550 SW Merlo Road, Beaverton. Las semanas para aceptar solicitudes empiezan ahora hasta viernes, el 22 de enero de 2021 a las 2:00 p.m. Padres deben entregar las solicitudes completas a la escuela a la que el estudiante está solicitando.

Cómo enviar su solicitud a Beaverton High School: las solicitudes se pueden llegar en persona o por correo a Beaverton High School, Atención: Ann Skaugset, 13000 SW 2nd Street, Beaverton, OR 97005. También puede enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a ann_skaugset@beaverton.k12.or.us

Si conoce a una familia que pueda estar interesada en la inscripción abierta en BHS, por favor transmita esta información.



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