February 8, 2021

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WE Celebrate Black History Month - Cecily Capistran

As we celebrate Black History Month, we chat with Meadow Park science teacher Cecily Capistran about what inspired her to pursue a career in the sciences.
Black History Month: Celicy Capistran

Immunization Exclusion Day - February 17

Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to remain enrolled.

Children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations by February 17, 2021 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are updated. During Comprehensive Distance Learning, that means students will be put on a list and will not be allowed on campus for any reason until they’re up-to-date (i.e. no Limited In-Person Instruction, no Hybrid, no athletics or no school events).

Keeping children up-to-date on immunizations will help schools transition safely and quickly to in-person learning when they’re able.

Students and families in the Beaverton School District may access immunizations at both the Beaverton School-Based Health Center and the Merlo School-Based Health Center in addition to their own health care providers

BSD gets two E-Buses

BSD is the first school district in the state of Oregon to receive delivery of two electric school buses, with funding from Portland General Electric. Learn how the district was selected for the partnership, the environmental and health benefits of e-buses and how they will save the district money in the long run.
BSD Electric Bus Delivery

Elementary Grading & Reporting Update

This year’s elementary progress report looks a little different. This year, we’re suspending the practice of assigning proficiency to end-of-year learning targets. The progress report won’t show 1-4 proficiency marks. Instead, each section will indicate which targets have been taught during the semester, and another mark will reflect the student’s learning progress according to the evidence gathered during CDL. The Behavior, Language and Speaking & Listening sections won’t be assessed and will be grayed out.

The revised progress report is a reflection of how we continue to use our equity policy as a guide in our decision-making. And while we are pausing the traditional way in which we assess elementary students, we’ll return to proficiency-based grading at the elementary level when we move back into full in-person instruction.

Clothes for Kids Appointments Available

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If your student needs clothing at no cost, Clothes for Kids is ready to serve you. Appointments are required. Clothes for Kids has updated winter hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

To schedule, please complete the Clothes for Kids Appointment form or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.

We’re also looking for Clothes for Kids volunteers. Please contact Johanna Shrout at

CTE - Career Technical Education

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CTE programs engage high school students in high-quality, rigorous and relevant classes, designed to help them turn their passions into paychecks and their dreams into careers. In this episode of "Grads Talking Shop," we explore the world of construction through the eyes of Bailey Aisea, alum of the Aloha CTE construction program.

BSD offers construction programs at Mountainside and Aloha. In addition, there's also a “magnet” CTE construction program that is available to students from the other comprehensive high schools that don't have their own construction program. It's housed at Merlo Station, and transportation is provided.

Grads Talking Shop: Bailey 'Aisea
For more information about CTE programs, please visit the updated website:

Pre-K - 1 Parent Night: Why is Play Essential to Children's Learning?

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Seeking Future Teachers in Washington County

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No School - Holiday

Monday, February 15

Synchronous Learning Day

Wednesday, February 17

Virtual School Board Meeting

Monday, February 22

6:30 p.m.

Meeting Information

No School - Staff Development

Wednesday, February 24

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

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