BSD WEEKLY

March 22, 2021

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Change to Elementary Hybrid Schedule

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In Governor Kate Brown’s most recent Executive Order, she called on school districts to start In-Person Hybrid Instruction for elementary students during the week of March 29. However, in guidance, the Oregon Department of Education has included this EXCEPTION:


“A general allowance will be provided if the school has communicated a plan to families and staff with a start date on or before the week of April 5, 2021 and is using the week of March 29, 2021 to train staff for a return to in-person instruction.”


To honor the required training time that’s been scheduled, we will proceed with the following start times for Hybrid at the elementary level:


  • April 5: Pre-K through 2nd Grade
  • April 8: 3rd Grade through 5th Grade


Please note that we’ve moved up the start date for our upper elementary grades to comply with the Executive Order’s exception clause.


Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these changes.

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Instructional Model Choice - Hybrid or CDL Breakdown

Hybrid-CDL Selection Graph

All of our families have now made a choice for their students — Hybrid or CDL. Here's how that breaks down by grade level. (CDL means Comprehensive Distance Learning; IPH means In-Person Hybrid. No Choice indicates new students entering our district who have not yet made a decision.)


If you'd like to delve deeper and look at your individual school numbers, head to our Return to In-Person Instruction website.

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Whitford Futurecade

Whitford technology teacher Tyler Smith has been working with students to create their own video games. Students have been using a website called MakeCode Arcade to create original characters with unique objectives. Watch as four Whitford students share about their video games, the process and why the class has been so much fun.
Whitford Futurecade
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Nutrition Services Information for Spring

The start of In-Person Hybrid Instruction is right around the corner, and our Nutrition Services Department has been hard at work developing a plan for how to continue to provide free meals for all children during Hybrid and online learning. The USDA has provided waivers for the rest of the school year that allow any child (ages 1-18) to access free meals.


Starting April 5, meal service via bus routes will be discontinued.


During Hybrid, the following meal service will be available. No registration is required.


Elementary school students

  • Hybrid students can receive a free daily meal bag with breakfast, lunch and a supper snack to take home.

  • Two days of meals will be sent home on Tuesday.


Middle school students

  • Hybrid students can eat lunches for free at school on the days that they attend in-person instruction.

  • Free meal bags with breakfasts, lunches and supper snacks will be available for students to take home at the end of their in-person school days to cover days that they’re learning from home


High school and options students

  • Hybrid students can eat breakfasts and lunches for free at school on the days that they attend in-person instruction.

  • Free meal bags with breakfasts, lunches and supper snacks will be available for students to take home at the end of their in-person school days to cover days that they’re learning from home.


CDL and FLEX Online students

  • All Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) students, FLEX students and children not enrolled in the Beaverton School District can access a free 5-day meal bag every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Meal bags include 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 supper snacks. Only children aged 4 and older are eligible for supper snacks.

  • Families can select a school to pick up these meals on the Meal Bag Registration Form.

  • Registration is strongly encouraged.

  • 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 and for the most up-to-date information, please visit: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals
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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 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 johanna_shrout@beaverton.k12.or.us.

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Athletic Spectators Update

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has revised its guidelines for spectators at athletic events:

  • The number of spectators in stadium stands is now considered separate from the number of players, coaches and trainers on the field.

  • Spectators must be in designated areas with separate entrances, exits and restrooms from athletic participants. Those areas must be at least six feet from the sport activities.

  • Mandatory face covering requirements remain in effect.


What does this mean for BSD?

  • Each high school is currently looking at each sports facility to see how many entrances and restrooms (including portable restrooms) could be used for different groups — for example: spectators, field players and coaches, cheerleaders and band members. The allowances will vary by site and by sport.

  • At this time, visiting spectators will not be allowed, unless otherwise specified by high schools.

  • High schools are taking this process one step at a time. While student spectators (with the exception of players’ siblings) are still not permitted, we are looking for ways to open up athletic contests to student spectators.


High schools will be communicating specific plans to their communities in the coming days. We look forward to seeing you in the stands!

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Music in Our Schools Month: Stephanie Palmer

This year, Music in Our Schools Month is focusing on the social-emotional benefits of music for students. Learn how one music teacher got creative with at-home music kits to keep her students engaged during Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Music in Our Schools Month: Stephanie Palmer
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Return to School 2021 – Plan Your Trip

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As we prepare for return to in-person instruction, Beaverton Safe Routes to School invites you to explore your options for safe travel to school on our website. We have provided suggested routes for walking and rolling, as well as safety tips for all modes of travel. Additionally, you will find arrival and departure maps for every elementary and middle school. These maps indicate how students who travel by foot, bus and car should arrive and leave our school campuses.


The safety of our students depends on you! To learn more visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes

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Marathon Kids

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BSD Bilingual Recruitment Event - April 1

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THPRD Updates

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Downloadable THPRD Flyers

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No School - Spring Break

March 22-26


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Elementary, Middle Schools + Rachel Carson, ACE & CTP

March 29-31


Hybrid Starts (Grades PreK-2)

April 5


Hybrid Starts (Grades 3-5)

April 8


Hybrid Starts (Middle Schools + K-8 Grades 6-8)

April 19


No School

High & Option Schools

April 19-21


Hybrid Starts (Grades 6-12)

April 22

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

Beaverton School District

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