Return to In-Person Family Handbook
Terra Linda Elementary School - Updated 9.6.21
Return to In-Person Family Handbook for 21-22
If at any time during the year you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Send a message through ParentSquare to both Maria Anast and Liz Sarles
School Office: 503.356.2090
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Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.
Click here for Oregon's guidelines for operating schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Too Sick for School?
Parents/guardians should perform a daily health evaluation before sending students to school. If a student is exhibiting a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, a new loss of taste or smell or any of the symptoms on our Too Sick for School - Keep Ill Students Out of School flyer, the student should stay home.
A staff member will do another visual check as students arrive at school.
More details can be found on the BSD Back-to-School Information site under COVID-19 Screening and COVID-19 Testing
Face Covering/Mask Policy
Please see the BSD Back-to-School Information site under Mask/Face Coverings.
Click this button to access a slide deck for reviewing these safe practices with your child(ren).
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 (503-356-2491). 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.
If you do not inform us that your child will be absent, you will receive an autocall, email, and text informing you that your child is absent. This is for safety.
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 admit slip.
Going Home Plans
Arrival Plan in the Morning
Students Who Ride the Bus to School
Students Who Arrive in a Vehicle
Students need to remain in vehicles until 8:15am. Students may only exit vehicles in the Car Drop Off Area at the front of the school. The only exception is for students in the SRC.
In order to keep traffic flow moving and increase safety for everyone, all adults are asked to remain in vehicles while students are unbuckling and exiting your vehicle.
Students can exit vehicles between the crosswalk and the south corner of our building. This area is supervised by staff, and it is unsafe to pull out of the arrival line on the curved section of our driveway.
Students need to exit the passenger side of the vehicle to avoid passing traffic on the driver side. Families are encouraged to practice exiting the vehicle ahead of the the first day of school.
The max speed in our driveway and parking lot is 10MPH. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe on campus.
Students Who Walk or Bike to School in the Morning
Students who walk to school arrive at Terra Linda from one of two directions:
If you arrive from the northeast or east side of Terra Linda (from the Terra Linda neighborhood or the THPRD playground area):
- Students and families must wait at the fire gate until the crossing guard arrives.
- The crossing guard will invite students and families to cross at the cross walk beginning at 8:15am.
As a reminder, do not park in the area near the fire gate. Please park at least one block away from the fire gate so that students who are walking to school can be easily seen.
If you arrive from the northwest side of Terra Linda (along the driveway entrance from NW 143rd):
- Students and families should walk to the fire gate and use the cross walk with our crossing guard.
Bike racks are available next to our building at the north end. Please use a bike lock. Scooters and skateboards that cannot be locked to a rack can be stored inside. Teachers will tell students where to store them.
Arrival Pathways On Campus
Arriving by Walking, Biking, or Bus:
Students will enter campus through the entrance between the library and module on the north end of the building. To access the cafeteria for breakfast, students will enter the building through the breezeway door near the gym. Staff will be available to direct them.
Arriving in a Vehicle:
Students will exit the vehicle from the passenger side and walk around the south side of the building to access Morning Options. If they would like to eat breakfast, they can walk directly to the cafeteria's exterior door near our flag pole.
Families will need to say goodbye prior to students coming on campus or from inside their vehicle. Families should not walk onto campus in the morning or park their vehicle unless they need to visit our Main Office
One Exception: Families can walk students to their exterior door on their first day of school only.
From 8:15-8:25, students can choose one of these options while maintaining social distancing:
- Eat breakfast in the Cafeteria (overflow in the gym)
- Sit and chat in the gym
- Walk or run on the track
- Participate in a staff-led movement activity under the large covered play area. Students will stay in one spot 6 feet apart from friends and will follow movements demonstrated by the teacher (similar to classroom movement breaks)
- Sit or stand along the wall next to their classroom's exterior door
We are limiting the morning options to both encourage students to eat breakfast and to keep students from mixing with many other students.
Students will need to remain at least 3 feet apart for most of the morning options.
At 8:25, students will then walk to their teacher's exterior classroom door. If they are indoors when the bell rings, students will follow staff instructions to exit the cafeteria or gym. In general, students will walk outdoors to their classroom's exterior door. Staff will be on the playground to direct student to their teacher's classroom door.
Exceptions: 5th graders will enter through the library entrance. SRC students will enter through the main module entrance.
As with any year, it is important to start the day off with a good breakfast. Breakfast is served in the Terra Linda cafeteria starting at 8:15am. Students not eating at school should come to school having eaten breakfast at home. School breakfast is free for all students this year.
Students will use hand sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and water before selecting any breakfast items.
Students will then pick up a grab & go breakfast. Meals include an entrée and a juice in a paper boat with an option to choose an additional fruit item or milk. No items containing Peanuts or Tree Nuts will be served at breakfast this school year. All meal items will be pre-portioned, but may not be wrapped.
Students can sit in the cafeteria or the gym at spots that are all 6 feet apart.
School lunch is free for all students this year.
Students can bring lunch from home or they can eat school lunch. Each morning, students put lunch boxes on a cart which is rolled to the cafeteria prior to lunch.
Nutrition Services publishes a month lunch menu listing the entree choices. In the lunch line, students choose from the available entrées. There will only be two vegetable and two fruit choices rather than the typical salad bar. In addition, there will not be a condiment bar. All silverware and condiments will be distributed in the line with food items.
- All meal items will be pre-portioned, but may not be wrapped.
Students eating school lunch will enter their 6-digit ID number prior to exiting the cafeteria line. This allows staff to document meals served and to check for allergens or other alerts. Students in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade can pick up a card with their name and picture on their way through the line that staff can scan or they can enter their number if they know it.
Students will be assigned a seat in the cafeteria. Each teacher's class will eat in a different section of the cafeteria. All students will be seated at least 6 feet apart. We are also keeping track of where students are sitting at each lunch. We can make seating assignment changes, but staff in the cafeteria will keep track of all changes.
For 2nd and 3rd grade only: We have more students that spaces in our cafeteria. During these lunches, one teacher's class will eat outdoors under our library covered play area. Each day, the classes will trade locations for lunch. Outdoor lunch occurs whenever your student's class has Music for specials.
20-minutes Lunch Times:
1st Grade 11:10 & Cypher's class
2nd Grade 12:00
3rd Grade 11:35 & Hefty's class
4th Grade 12:25
5th Grade 12:50
Being eligible for Meal Benefits means:
- Increased funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need.
- Access to Comcast Internet Essentials for a reduced fee
- Reduced fees at THPRD
- Fee waiver for student device damage and loss protection program
- Could make you eligible for federal funding programs
So even though all students will receive free meals during the 2021-22 school year, we are encouraging anyone who thinks they might be eligible to fill out the application.
To apply, go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/nutrition-services
PE will be held outdoors for the first 6 weeks. Music will be held outdoors for the first 6 weeks whenever students are singing.
This year, our technology special will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students will have a range of activities during their STEAM special so should not expect to be using a computer each week. We are excited to build in more hands-on activities!
Each class will attend a STEAM special one day per week and a Library special one day per week. These specials will happen on the same day of the week each week. For example, STEAM might be on Tuesdays and Library on Thursdays. Students will attend STEAM and Library either prior to PE or Music or directly afterwards. Teachers will inform you of their class's schedule.
All students have two recesses each day: one prior to lunch and one other time during the day.
Dismissal Plan at 3:05pm
Students Who Walk/Bike Home in the Afternoon
Please note: Parent/Guardians or other family members will not be allowed to walk on campus during dismissal.
Students who walk or bike home fromTerra Linda have three options:
1. Walk/Bike Home Independently
Teachers will escort students to the bus lane area then dismiss them to walk home. A crossing guard will escort them across our driveway to the fire gate. Students can then continue home. Parents/Guardians are welcome to wait for students on the east side of the fire gate, but our assumption is that students can independently locate their family. As a reminder, do not park in the area near the fire gate. Please park at least one block away from the fire gate so that students who are walking home can be easily seen.
2. Go to the Sibling Meet Up Area then Walk/Bike Home Independently
Students with siblings wait under our covered play area near the library. If the siblings are then able to walk or bike home independently as described above, they are dismissed by staff to go home.
3. Go to the Parent Meet Up Area
Choose this option if you would like staff to help your younger students or those without older siblings to connect with you. The Parent Meet Up Area is near the THPRD Park sign north of our staff parking lot. Staff will walk students to meet up with you.
*A few students walk home towards NW 143rd along our driveway. Choose the Parent Meet Up Area for your Going Home plan.
Students Who Ride the Bus Home
- Students will have assigned seats on the bus. Kindergarteners will be assigned to seats near the front.
- All students will need to wear masks while on the bus.
- Our Transportation Department will be notifying families about bus routes sometime during the week prior to the first day of school. Families can learn more on the BSD Transportation website.
- Kindergarteners will have their bus stop listed on a tag attached to their backpack. Drivers will check tags before students get off the bus.
- Most students are able to walk home independently from the bus stop. Our youngest students should not get off of the bus if they don't feel comfortable or if they don't see the person who is meeting them at their stop. The driver will take them back to school at the end of the route. Please coach your students to stay on the bus if they don't see the person they expect to see at the bus stop.
Directions for installing the app on your phone or accessing on a website. This app will show you the location of your student's bus and give real time estimates of expected arrival at your assigned stop (beginning September 8).
Students Who Go Home in a Vehicle
Students need to enter and exit the passenger side of the vehicle to avoid passing traffic on the driver side. Families are encouraged to practice entering the vehicle ahead of the return to school in September.
Drivers are asked to display the Hang Tag from your rear view mirror to assist with vehicle identification. We will distribute Hang Tags during Meet Your Teacher & Supply Drop Off. If you need more than one hang tag, please contact us at Terra Linda.
Students Who Go to Club K Daycare
Access to Drinking Water
School Supply lists can be found on our Terra Linda website or by clicking here.
Teachers will communicate their class's plan for school supplies in their welcome letter on September 1.
Home is the best place for your child to receive medication. If possible, spacing of medication dosages should be arranged to allow for home administration. If home administration is not possible and a child will need medication during the school day (including things such as eye drops, medicated lotions and throat lozenges), please observe the following guidelines:
A parent must bring medication to the school office in person. Students may not transport medications.
Prescription medication must be in a pharmacy container that states the student's name, dosage and frequency, prescription number, and doctor's name.
Over-the-counter medication must be in its original packaging.
Parents must complete a Medication Administration Authorization Form (available in the school office).
Please Be a Good Neighbor
Terra Linda PTC
Monthly PTC meetings are held on Zoom typically on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Watch the school calendar for specific dates.
Most volunteer opportunities are on hold right now, but you can get ready to volunteer by completing the background check process now. Then you will be ready if/when volunteers are allowed again. BSD Volunteer Information