Orenco Community Newsletter

June 1, 2021

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News and Updates

Hello Orenco Families!

We made it to June 2021! It is hard to believe the year we have all experienced and how our Orenco community worked together in many ways to help and support one another. HSD put many systems into place so we could have the things we needed to keep kids coming and showing up for school--from meals to chromebooks to wifi hotspots and more. You all showed tremendous support by encouraging your children and their teacher this year. We thank you for sticking with us even though it might have been bumpy at times. We tried being flexible, supportive, and caring this year. We all had a lot to learn and gained so many new skills. Thank you for your constant partnership and commitment to our students!

In service to you,

Allison Combs, Principal



Remote number: 971-231-5383

Office phone: 503-844-1370.

Belong, Believe, Achieve!

News and Notes

Last Week of School Notes (June 14-17)

  • Last instructional day for students is Thursday, June 17th.
  • NO afternoon WIN times for students on 15th or 17th--after 1:00 pm.
  • Regular hybrid/asynch schedule on Wednesday, June 16th (Morning Meeting, for example, is still meeting at 8:30 am)

Grade 6 Celebration

  • Wednesday, June 16th--2 times to choose from
  • Times: 9:00-10:00 am or 5:00-7:00 p m
  • Location: South car entrance (by play structure) and baseball area
  • Students will have a photo opportunity with a huge yard sign, treat bags, and teacher greet.
  • This is a "rolling drive thru" event. Please plan on staying in your car until it is your turn.
  • Walk-ups will wait at two spots on the sidewalk and wait their turn.

Chromebook Collection

  • We will collect chromebooks from 6th grade students heading to middle school.
  • If a 6th grader who need their chromebook over the summer for access to digital resources or summer school, then we can allow this.
  • If you are K-5 and want to turn in your chromebook, please contact your teacher so we can arrange that drop-off.

General Dress Code Reminders

With the weather heating up, this is a good time to revisit some safe and appropriate dress options for Orenco students:

  • No flip-flops. Please wear a shoe with a strap to stay on your foot safely.
  • Undergarments like bra straps and underwear from shorts should not be showing.
  • No spaghetti straps. Tank-tops should be about three finger-widths wide.
  • All shirts should have sleeves or straps holding it up.
  • Cover midriffs/no bellies showing.

Jog-A-Thon Update

Orenco Orcas Can Do Virtually Anything!

Congratulations to our community and the Boosters on this fundraising event! Over $11,000 was raised in support of the projects and good works of the Orenco Boosters to support Orenco Elementary School. Over 120 students participated in the virtual Jog-a-thon this year. A 6th grader, Anthony Walton, and 4th grader, Kaden Simpson, were the Grand Prize Winners of the trip to Great Wolf Lodge! Students were also the recipients of the raffle prizes this year; prizes are being handed out this week.


  • Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 began on Monday, March 1st. Registration for all grade levels began on this day, too.
  • Kindergarten slide show, English: Slideshow
  • Espanol slideshow: Spanish
  • Please call us if you need help with registration: 503-844-1370

In our Community...

Trends in Drug Addiction and Prevention

HSD, in collaboration with specialists from Washington County, is hosting a community forum on trends in drug addiction and prevention on Wednesday, Jun. 2, at 6 p.m.

There will be concurrent conversations taking place in English and Spanish. Please see the linked flyers for meeting information.

Below are some additional resources:

Beaverton School District website with links to additional resources and lesson plans.

Orenco Booster Fundraiser--SHOE DRIVE

Boosters are officially signed up for the shoe drive fundraiser with Funds 2 Orgs and will be collecting new and gently worn shoes from March 15 to June 15.

A Large Donation Box will be placed at the school for any drop-off donations. Drop Location: by the South entrance doors (cafeteria/recess entrance).


Ready Schools, Safe Learners

Principal Combs is available to answer any questions or concerns you have. Please don't hesitate to reach out! Email: combsa@hsd.k12.or.us

English Family/Caregiver guide for CDL: https://bit.ly/2CLmFNX

Spanish Family/Caregiver guide for CDL: https://bit.ly/3ghoWOw