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Springville K-8 Parent Newsletter (4/2/2021)

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Springville Families,


This is a big week for Springville! As we prepare for a shift in instructional models, it is important that parents read the information below that corresponds with your child(ren)'s instructional model. Please take some time to review any information and talk with your child(ren) so that they are prepared for the changes prior to Monday.


We are very excited to welcome grade K-2 hybrid students into our building on Monday and grades 3-5 on Thursday. Our procedures for arrival and dismissal look quite a bit different, so pay close attention to the details below. There will be extra staff on duty while students are learning the routines and locations to help them find their doors and classrooms.


Families that are remaining in CDL have an opportunity to come to school to pick up meals and check out books on Wednesdays. The meal registration form is found in the CDL section that follows.


We expect there may be adjustments as we move into the next two weeks and appreciate your continued patience as we work to make things as seamless as possible. We appreciate all the work you are doing at home to support your children.


Be well,


Robin Kobrowski, Principal

Ellen Arnold, Assistant Principal

Jeremy Birch, Student Supervisor

Upcoming Dates

April 5: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades K-2

April 5-9: 6th Grade Virtual Outdoor School

April 6: Parent Education 6:00pm (see details below)

April 8: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 3-5

April 16: Grading Day - No School

April 19: First Day of In-Person Hybrid Instruction Grades 6-8

April 28: Staff Development Day - No School

Information for K-5 CDL Families

If your child is continuing in CDL for the remainder of the school year, please read the very important information below that outlines changes in the CDL model!

CDL Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:


9:00-11:15 Asynchronous Instruction

Students will complete recorded lessons or engage in independent learning opportunities which could include practice of reading, writing, math, social studies, or science. Students will not be working with their classroom teacher during this time.


Students will receive one live class and one asynchronous/recorded class in PE and one live class and one asynchronous/recorded class in Music each week.


During this block of time, English Learners and students receiving services from Special Education will continue to receive services virtually with teachers in those departments.


11:15-12:15 Lunch


12:15-2:30 CDL Instruction

Students will participate in live online instruction with their classroom teacher. Teachers may provide instruction in subjects like reading, writing or math.


Wednesdays will continue to be mainly asynchronous instruction days.

Meal Service

All Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) students (and children ages of 1-18 that are not enrolled in BSD) can pick up a free 5-day meal bag every Wednesday at Springville from 11:00-12:00. Meal bags include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 supper snacks. Only children aged 4 and older are eligible for supper snacks.


Children do not need to be present to pick up meal bags. Anyone picking up meal bags must wear a mask.


To register for 5-day meal bags please complete the survey below and fill out the online registration form. For the most up-to-date information including menus, reheating instructions and an FAQ, please visit: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals.

Information for K-5 Hybrid Families

Hybrid Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival Information

A large number of staff will be outside and at doors to welcome and screen students starting at 8:45. Students arriving on campus will enter the campus in one of the following ways:

  • Buses:
    • Bus riders will exit buses and walk across the playground to their assigned doors.
  • Parent Drop Off:
    • Students will get dropped off in the upper parking lot, as usual. They will walk to the lower lot, along a marked route and enter the building from the playground at their designated door. For safety, we ask that all parties (other than students) remain in their vehicle during drop off and pick up. Students may not be dropped off before 8:45. This will be the earliest we open doors to the building and have supervision.
  • Walkers:
    • There will be two drop-off points for students who walk with families. One will be by the upper lot, in the grass. Students will then follow the path, passing the bike racks, and will enter the building from the playground.
    • The second drop-off point is near the bus/staff entrance. Students will follow the sidewalk from the grass area and enter the building from the playground at their designated door. Again, students may not enter campus before 8:45.
    • We ask that families say their goodbyes at the grass and staff will assist students from that point forward.


Once students get in the building:

Students should use the dots and travel on the right side of the hallway in the direction of the arrows. Teachers will greet students at classroom doors. Teachers will provide hand sanitizer (or hand washing routine) and complete the student visual screening as they come in and sit in their seats.

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Dismissal Information

The Hybrid day is over at 11:15 AM. Classes will be led out by their teachers. They will drop students off in this order:

Bus → → → Walkers → → → Vehicle Pick-up

Families Meeting Walkers:

  • Please wait at the walking drop off/pick up points on the map below. Please do not park your car and come to these waiting areas to pick up your child.

Vehicle Pick-up:

  • It would be helpful if drivers could display student book pick-up cards or a sign with your student’s first and last name to identify which student/s you are picking up. We ask all families to stay in vehicles. No parents will be able to wait in the front entry area. Thank you!

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Schedule for Hybrid

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:


9:00-11:15 Hybrid Instruction

Students attend school at Springville for live instruction from their classroom teacher.


11:15-12:15 Travel Time to Home and Lunch


12:15-2:30 CDL Instruction

Students will complete recorded lessons or engage in independent learning opportunities which could include practice of reading, writing, math, social studies, or science. Students will not be working with their classroom teacher during this time.


Students will receive one live class and one asynchronous/recorded class in PE and one live class and one asynchronous/recorded class in Music each week.


During this block of time, English Learners and students receiving services from Special Education will continue to receive services virtually with teachers in those departments.


Wednesdays will continue to be mainly asynchronous instruction days.

Meal Service

A free daily meal bag will be available for every child to take home at the end of in-person instruction each day (two days of meals will be sent home on Tuesday).


No registration is required. If do not wish for your elementary student(s) to receive free meals AND never want to receive free meals, please indicate that option on the survey below or complete the attached opt-out form and return to school with your student. If you have already completed the below survey, you don't need to complete it again unless your child requires a vegetarian meal.


For more information on student meals, please visit the BSD Meal Service website.

Information for All Springville Families

Parent Education: Helping Families Navigate Change

On April 6th at 6pm, Springville is excited to invite Alina Maldonado and Faith Buchanan, LPC via Zoom to our school for a parent night. Alina and Faith are Wraparound Care Coordinators through Washington County who have graciously offered their time and expertise to come and acknowledge the stress we have endured this last year as families, share their own testimonies as parents, and discuss tools that can support our family's emotional wellbeing as we continue to navigate changes of hybrid and distance learning.


Our hope is that as a community we can begin to normalize the challenges this year has brought, that you feel heard and seen from other families who are experiencing similar circumstances, and that you learn about tools and resources you may find helpful as we continue to heal and grow. We hope you can attend this one-time event! The beautiful thing with Zoom is you can be present while cooking dinner or have it on to listen to while you finish work/ multi-task.


Zoom Meeting:

854 6263 2404 Password: support


https://beavertonk12.zoom.us/j/85462632404?pwd=dWlpWElhK3JYL2J3RnZFMittWU5Wdz09

Below you will find a survey to let us know if you are coming and if you would like a reminder on April 6th about the event.

Middle School Attendance Group Clarification

Families received a message regarding student attendance groups for hybrid instruction. The email was sent centrally and did not reflect the K-8 middle school hybrid model.


All Springville 6th-8th grade students attending in hybrid will come to school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a mostly asynchronous learning day at home.


  • If your child has been assigned to attendance group 1, your child will come to school in the AM session (9:00-11:15).
  • If your child has been assigned to attendance group 2, your child will come to school in the PM session (12:45-3:00).

Mrs. B's Booktalk

This week, I recommend you to check out a book by Beverly Cleary, in honor of her upcoming birthday on April 12th. I discovered Cleary’s books when I was nine years old. The first book I read was Henry and the Clubhouse. I couldn’t wait to go to the library and get more of her books (I read all of them); she was my favorite. She was the author that sparked my love of reading.


About the author: Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon. Her family moved to Portland when she was six. She had trouble reading when she was young, but she really wanted to learn, so she persevered. She not only became a good reader but an amazing writer. She grew up to become a children’s librarian and found that there weren’t many interesting books for children, about children. She decided to write them herself. She wrote about the everyday adventures of young people and modeled her characters after her younger self and childhood friends.

If you take a look at her famous character Ramona, she looks very much like Cleary did as a child. When you get a chance, visit Klickitat Street (from her books) and the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden. You will see statues of Ramona, Henry, and Henry’s dog Ribsy.


Even though her books were written more than fifty years ago, millions of children around the world still love them. Cleary passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 104. She lived a long, wonderful life and will remain an Oregon treasure forever. Thank you Beverly Cleary, I will always be grateful to you.

Springville Library Corner

Book Check Out Updates

Beginning April 5, book check out for students in CDL will shift to Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30 at the front entrance.


Students in Hybrid will have an opportunity to check out books at school or come to the school to check out books on Wednesday mornings.

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Springville Playground and Field Closed During the School Day

During the school day (8:00am - 3:15pm), our outdoor school facilities — playgrounds, field, and paths — will be closed to the general public for the safety of our students and staff.


After school families are welcome to use the playground, field, and paths and do so at their own risk. Please be mindful and respectful to staff that continue to work in the buildings after in-person instruction is complete for the day.


Please note that playground equipment will not be sanitized by school staff. Playground visitors are recommended to take precautions for health and safety:


  • Follow state guidelines on outdoor recreation activities and face coverings.
  • Wash hands before and after visiting the playground.
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from people outside your immediate household.
  • Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for use on surfaces that you touch.
  • Stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.

PTO News

End of Year 5th & 8th Grade Celebrations

The PTO is looking to for 2 committees to work on the celebrations for 5th and 8th grade, ideally 3-4 parents for each. There is a budget and some ideas are already being brainstormed to recognize this milestone for our 5th and 8th graders.


If interested, please email springvillek8ptopresident@gmail.com

PTO Taekwondo Fundraiser

Springville PTO and U.S. World Class Taekwondo Association are proud to bring back a longstanding partnership with USWC through “Character Kids” program, benefiting 100% Springville PTO.


“Character Kids” Program is a 4 weeks session for Self Defense and Character Development Program. The USWC Taekwondo is opening to all students in grades K to 8 during the month of May. Registration of $49 includes 4 weeks of classes, uniform and belt and will be 100% donated to Springville PTO.


For more details, please check https://springvillepto.org/uwsc-taekwondo-program

PTO Website

Check out the new Springville PTO website!


https://springvillepto.org/

Springville Spirit Wear

Are you needing some Springville spirit wear? The new online Springville Spirit Store is open for business!Visit the new online store to shop for Springville spirit wear. If you prefer to try on sizes before buying you can visit the Team Uniforms store to try something on.

District News

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Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair

The Special Education Department and Special Education Parent Advisory Council are hosting our Annual Special Education Parent Resource Fair on April 27th from 6:00-8:00pm via zoom.


Parents will have a chance to listen to presentations from different non-profit organizations, businesses and more that serve children with disabilities and their families! Parents will also have a chance to ask questions of presenters after their formal presentations.


The fair will include presentations from:

  • International Dyslexia Association- Oregon Branch
  • Camp Yakety Yak
  • Family to Family Resource Center through OHSU
  • NWRESD- ECSE
  • Paladio Planning-Financial trusts and planning for students
  • Specialty Athletics
  • Swindell’s Resource Center

and more!

Student Help Desk

If your child needs assistance with technology, please contact the BSD Student Help Desk:

Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Phone: 503-356-4656

Email: shd@beaverton.k12.or.us


Please provide the following and they will get back to you as soon as possible:

  • Name
  • Contact information (phone number)
  • School
  • Student ID
  • Description of the issue

2020-2021 District Calendar

The 2020-21 District Calendar has been updated.


The calendar is subject to change based on contract negotiations and resource availability. In the event inclement weather or other emergency closures prevent the District from meeting required instructional hours set by ODE, the days will be made up in June.