Dragon News - 10.26.20

IB Self-Study and Reauthorization Visit a Success!

Thank you to our students and families who participated in a year-long self-study of our IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs. The self-study culminated in a three-day virtual site visit last week. Special thanks to the students and family members who met with the visit team. Although we will have some areas of improvement the visit team commended students and families for their engagement in the school, the school culture of understanding and respect, as well as the inclusion of local, national, and world issues in the curriculum and student clubs.

Speaking of clubs . . . this Wednesday, high school students will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual Club Fair during Advisory class, with follow up four 15-minute club sessions where students can meet with members of clubs they are interested in.

And speaking of local, national, and world issues . . . if you're a registered voter, remember to vote by Tuesday, November 3rd!

Spirit Day - October 30th

Friday, October 30th is a school-wide spirit day and you are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes or cultural dress.

As an international community, we expect that students will dress in a manner that is respectful of their own and other cultures. As always, students are expected to adhere to the school dress code, particularly those related to safety and modesty. In addition, the following costumes/accessories are not allowed:

  • Costumes perpetuating stereotypes related to gender, race/ethnicity, or economic status
  • Masks or full face paint
  • Gangster, "sexy" or "bunny" costumes
  • Implements (hockey sticks, baseball bats, etc.)
  • Weapons or look-alike weapons (daggers, scythes, swords, etc.)

Student Health Survey

The Beaverton School District is continuing our participation in Oregon’s Student Health Survey (SHS). The SHS is a survey sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division and the Oregon Department of Education. The survey will gather information about health risk behaviors of students in grades 6, 8 and 11. Our District uses these anonymous results to learn more about:

  • Student health and safety

  • Student mental and behavioral health

  • School climate and culture

The survey will take students 30 minutes or less to complete and will be administered through Canvas in Health/PE classes between October 26-November 6 for middle school/Options. In high school, it will be administered through Canvas in IB Seminar between November 3-24.

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Daylight Savings Reminder

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 1st at 2:00 a.m. when our clocks "fall back" an hour and we gain an hour of sleep.

Travel Safely

With fewer hours of daylight this time of year, all road users should be extra alert to see others. Here are some suggestions to help everyone stay safe on the road:

Wear bright reflective clothing when walking or rolling.

Be alert! Keep eyes and ears open, especially while crossing the street.

Don’t assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles.

Put away your phone. Do not text and drive – it’s against the law, carries steep fines and is unsafe for all road users. If you're on foot and crossing the street, look up from the screen and pay attention to your surroundings.

Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets – it is the law, and it helps people see you and keep you safe.

Slow down. Drivers should use extra caution and slow down in the dark and rain. Always be alert for people on foot or bike at intersections, crosswalks (marked and unmarked), bike lanes and in school zones.


Hello ISB!

We held our first General Meeting of the school year on September 30th, and the turnout was great! We welcomed new and returning parents and even a few students! Everyone in attendance was able to introduce themselves, share and gather information. As we move forward, there will be a general FRISB meeting each month, except for the month of December. For now, these meetings will continue to be in Zoom form, until we are able to meet in person. The links to join the meetings will be sent through SchoolMessenger prior to each meeting. Please do not share the meeting links with others. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email us at FRISBoard@gmail.com.

We hope to see you all on October 28th!

- FRISB Board -

2020-21 FRISB General Meeting Dates & Times

All Zoom meetings will be on Wednesdays, except as noted.

October 28th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

November 18th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

*No December Meeting

January 20th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

February 24th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

March 18th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm (this is a Thursday)

April 21st - 5:45 - 7:00 pm

May 26th - 5:45 - 7:00 pm


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

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