Principal Update

9/28/2021

Greetings

The rain is here. This is great news for the areas of Oregon that are being challenged by the forest fires. This also moves us into implementation for the Inside Recess Protocol. Below you will see updated info on the Lunch/Recess protocol. We had our first run-through yesterday. Students responded well, especially the 6th and 7th graders. We are looking to adjust as needed.


NEW Chromebooks will be dispersed today. Remind your student to bring their Chromebook and the cord to school today. They will turn in their current Chromebook for a brand new one. We have scheduled this process for the afternoon from noon to 4 pm.


Back To School Night information will be sent to you in a separate detailed SMORE message. It will also be posted on our website by the end of the day Wednesday. This year, we will have a recorded brief introduction which will be followed by opportunities for parents to meet with teachers. This year teachers will hold short live sessions that can be accessed through Google Links.


Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the administration, counselors, and the School Climate Specialist. We are working out a few details. Additional information will be available on Wednesday. If you do not have the opportunity to meet with teachers in the live Google Meets, each teacher will have information that you can review at your leisure. The event will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Please mark your calendars.


As a reminder students are expected to wear their masks properly to cover their mouth and nose daily both inside the building and outside of the building. Teachers will make phone calls home for students that are not meeting the expectation. If this behavior is chronic, parents will be asked to meet with the school administration to problem solve. Thank you in advance for your support with this.


On Friday, we will send home the OHSU Opt-In Form for weekly COVID Testing. Please return the form as soon as possible.


Can you believe we are at the end of the month. Wow time is flying by! Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or need support. We are here for you!


Have a great day!
See you soon!

Beaumont Admin

Inside Lunch 6 feet Protocol

We have planned for 6 feet distancing for students at lunch and recess. Each grade level will has been divided into two groups. One group will eat first in the cafeteria, the other group will be in the gym for recess activities including basketball, wall ball, or sitting on the bleachers with a friend to chat.


Cafeteria: Students have been instructed to sit at tables in maximum groups of 3. Students remain for 20 minutes to eat until they are dismissed to go to the gym. The tables are sanitized prior to the next group of students that enter for lunch.


Gym: Students in the gym are allowed to enjoy basketball, wall ball, or sit with their friends to chat at a distance.


For students whose parents want them to eat outside, there is a small group that is supervised by an adult under the covered walkway outside of the new gym.


Please remind students to follow the protocol and expectations to ensure safety for all. Thank you for your support.


If you would like to volunteer to help with the table washing between lunches: we can use your support at these times.

Bus Drivers Needed

Bus Drivers: The district continues their search for new bus drivers. If you know someone that is interested in becoming a part of our team, please ask them to apply immediately.

Starting Wages: $22.00 - $27.95/hour | Starting Bonuses: $2,500 - $6,500

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Reported Threat Rumor at Beaumont MS

Several weeks ago a report was made to the administration and support staff at Beaumont MS of a student at our school who might cause harm to the community. The safety and well-being of our students is paramount and an action plan was immediately implemented. Shortly after the implementation of the response plan, the determination was made that no threat was present. The source of the rumor was identified and actions were taken to stop the rumors. However, the rumor made its way to social media and continues to spread today. Beaumont continues to take action to stop the rumor and stop any further harm caused by the rumor. We ask our community members to bring information about potential threats to our attention by reaching out to our school leaders as soon as possible so that we can take immediate action. By informing us you help to provide the tools that build a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.


Thank you so much for your continued support in keeping our students, staff, and community safe.

Announcing COVID-19 Screening Program For All PPS Families

Dear PPS families, students and staff,


Beginning next week, families will receive a consent form to opt-in to participate in our free COVID-19 screening testing program, which is a partnership between the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and PPS. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms.


We will begin enrollment of schools early next week, prioritizing schools serving K-5 students due to those students not yet being eligible to receive the vaccine. We also anticipate enrolling middle and high school students soon after. We expect testing to begin shortly after each school has completed registration.


What should I expect?

Below is a short summary of the process of enrolling your student into the COVID-19 Screening Program:


  1. Families who wish to participate in the testing program must fill out consent forms and health authorization forms that schools will provide early next week.

  2. Each school will receive testing kits and labels to send home with students who have opted in. Information regarding how to collect a spit sample will be provided or emailed as well as available on an OHSU website.

  3. Your student will receive sample collection materials on a specific day of the week and must return them to school on the following day. Samples will be collected by school teams for transportation to the lab.


Example: Your child brings home the test kit on Tuesday after school. On Wednesday morning, you and your child will administer the test, and bring it to school. At school, your child will place their test at a specific location in school. OHSU will pick up the test kits on Wednesday for testing.


  1. OHSU expects to provide families with results within 48 hours of the specimen being dropped off at the school. You will receive a secure email with your child's results.


If it is a positive (or inconclusive) result, you will keep your child home from school. You will need to call your child’s school and inform them immediately and follow the guidance provided to you.


Testing is one tool among many to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite the availability of this program, the best tools to protect individuals against COVID-19 are vaccination for those eligible, physical distancing, masks, proper ventilation and airflow, hand hygiene, and staying home if ill or exposed to someone with COVID-19.


We are excited for the launch of this screening testing program, helping us make more informed decisions about our students safety and health.


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The project is a collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Education, OHSU, Multnomah County and our health partners at MESD.

Good afternoon!

Each year the American Heart Association partners with the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers to provide discounted tickets for our participating Kids Heart Challenge schools! There is an upcoming Thorns match on 10/2, and a Timbers match on 10/3. Please feel free to share the information below with your staff and families so they can access discounted tickets for the game!!

There will be another opportunity to attend a match in the Spring to celebrate everyone’s support through Kids Heart Challenge!

Please let me know if you have any questions. As always, thanks for all you do! -Mollie

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click here for Thorns tickets and here for Timbers tickets.
  2. Click on “Use Access Code” at the top of the page and type in AHA
  3. You will now see tickets at a discounted rate and the fees will be $0. Pick the seats you want and check out!

Mollie Shannon

Youth Market Director

American Heart Association

4380 S Macadam Ave #480, Portland, OR 97239 503.756.1631

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Mark Your Calendars

9/30 Virtual Back2School Night

10/6 Picture Day

10/8 State Wide In-service Day: School Closed

10/14 PTA General Meeting 7PM

10/20 Foundation Meeting 7PM

Request for Parental Support: Student Bathroom Usage

We had an issue arise that suggest that we need to clarify our bathroom policy with parents. Currently, for a variety of safety and continuity concerns, we ask students to use the restroom during passing time or on their lunch breaks. If they do need to use the restroom during a class period, our policy is not during the first and last ten (10) minutes of class. This is to ensure we have accurate attendance taken and students have an opportunity to check in with the teacher so they know what is going to be covered that day during the first ten minutes. During the last ten minutes, it is to ensure they have what they need in place for homework or the next day's class. Most students know this and follow this protocol to the best of their abilities. What we need your support with is reminding your child(ren) that if they have a restroom emergency during those ten-minute timeframes, that they can and should ask the teacher to be dismissed so they can deal with the situation.


We will be asking teachers to remind students of this as well in their classrooms. Although this has been the understanding, there has been some confusion about this, so we wanted to ensure everyone is on the same page.


Thank you,

Ethan Kramer

AP BMS