Oct. 2- Scholls Heights Knights

Parent/Guardian Newsletter

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Principal Message

Dear Families,


As we wrap up September and our third week of CDL, we are so happy to have students with us learning and growing every day. We are so proud of our teaching staff and how hard they are working to provide engaging lessons and get to know their students. Some days are easier than others, but the feedback we've been getting from parents so far is very positive.


Thank you for your patience, grace, and partnerships. This is the start of a school year like no other any of us have experienced or imagined. We are here for you and for each other. If there is anything we can do to help, please reach out to your teacher.


Thank you for attending our Back to School Nights! We hope that you enjoyed meeting the teachers while learning about your child's grade level.


Sincerely,


Tracy Bariao (Principal)

Erika Heslin (Assistant Principal)

School Schedule Update

Currently students are meeting with classroom and specials teachers for synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded or digital) learning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday's schedule is a little different. It is a day that students receive social and emotional lessons and more asynchronous and applied learning.


During CDL, when there is a shortened week, the regular daily schedule will apply to Wednesdays. For example, Friday, October 9th is a Staff Development Day and no school for students. On Wednesday, October 7th, students will have the same schedule as they would on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of that week with more live learning.

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International Walk and Roll Day

Join students and families from around the world as you walk or roll in your neighborhood on October 7th. (Please remember to stay 6 feet from those not in your household and wear a mask.) All community members are welcome to participate. Use the link to fill out the google form for each person that joined you on your trip. (BSD students may include name and student ID number for a prize entry). This year students can earn things like flashing safety lights, reflective shoelaces and new bike helmets. Schools with the most participation will also earn a Safe Routes to School book bundle for their school library. Finally, celebrate International Walk + Roll Day with our Beaverton community by visiting our Facebook page @BeavertonSafeRoutes to share a photo of you with a sign telling us why you love to walk, bike, scooter or skate! (Use the hashtag #BSDtogether)

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/9rBZws7qDdqAj6Ab6


Please contact me with any questions. Thank you.

Leah Biado-Luis
Safe Routes to School Coordinator


Follow us @BeavertonSafeRoutes

Scholls Heights International Walk + Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 7th!

To encourage students to stay active and to celebrate we invite you to join Schools Heights families this Wednesday and walk or roll (bike, scooter, skateboard) to Books on the Go. Then stop by the Walk + Roll table at Books on the Go to pick up a prize! Please remember to stay 6 feet from those not in your household and wear a mask. We will be located under the covered area of the playground.


When you return home, fill out the Beaverton Safe Routes to School form (https://forms.gle/G5dQHhYPtfxAYV3D8) for each person that joined you on your trip. Include student names and ID numbers to be entered in the Safe Routes prize drawing!


Check out the Beaverton Safe Routes to School page for tips on traffic safety and staying active during distance learning: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/departments/transportation/safe-routes-to-school.

Books on the Go

“Books on the Go” is happening every Wednesday afternoon, under the covered area from 12:30-2:00. This is a grab and go event, as a bundle of books will already be preselected. We appreciate the willingness of students to try new authors and titles, hopefully new books will be found that are enjoyable! There will be three options to return library books every week. Wednesdays during “Books on the Go” and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-2:30 in the marked bin in front of the school.

Use the following link to watch how to use Sora, how to look for books in Destiny and how to place books on hold. Once you watch this video, you may start placing books on hold. Please remember that books can be checked out for 2 weeks and will then need to be quarantined for another week, so if you are not the first person in the queue waiting for a book, it will be at least 3 weeks, if not longer, until your book is ready for you. Books on hold can be picked up Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00.

The Book Bus is scheduled to begin the week of October 12th. More information on the day, time and stops will be coming soon.

How to place a hold:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dI4j9c_Tac&t=13s

How to use Sora:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVGqea7Og-8

How to use your Youth Access Card (YAC) at the public library:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0tI1g5qd0&feature=youtu.be


Happy Reading!

Box Tops Clips

Do you have Box Tops Clips? You can drop them off at the PTO table during Books on the Go this Wednesday. We will also have BottleDrop bags available. Please see the PTO Facebook page or September PTO newsletter for more information on these fundraising programs.

Talented and Gifted

Every year students are considered for Talented and Gifted services in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). Oregon law and District policy define gifted students as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on a standardized, nationally normed test of mental ability and/or academic achievement in reading and/or math. Behavioral, learning, and/or performance information is also considered before a student is identified for TAG services.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, our evaluation process will look different this year. We will administer in-person TAG testing after January 11, 2021. Until then, teachers will collect evidence on how your student responds to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. This evaluation may include: file reviews, teacher and student observations, a collection of work samples, and/or individual or group assessments. This process may take some time, but every effort will be made to complete the evaluation in a timely manner. Parents will be notified of their school’s in-person testing dates in January.

If you think your child might qualify for TAG services, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form that is available in our school’s office or attached below. Completing this form gives our school TAG Committee more information about your child, but it is not required. All qualified students will be considered regardless of the form’s completion.


Please complete and return the Parent Information Form to your child’s teacher.

News from Beaverton Library

Youth Access Card Video to share


Getting books into the hands of kids is one of our top priorities. We’ve made this fun video (https://youtu.be/1A0tI1g5qd0 under 3 min.) for you to share with your students and their families to remind them of their Youth Access Card, and everything the library can do for them this year.


BCL to Go upgrade: no appointment needed AND Murray Scholls!


We’ve upgraded BCL to go in two big ways:


  1. You can pick up your holds at Murray Scholls

  2. No appointment needed!


During service hours, drop-by either Beaverton City Library location (Hall Blvd. For Main, and the Walgreens entrance at Murray Scholls) and we’ll bring your books out to you. For folks who prefer to make an appointment for faster service, that is still an option.


Virtual Family Resource Fair


Saturday, October 17, 2020, Noon


Are there ways local organizations could be helping your family? We will be talking to some of our local partner organizations about their services they are currently offering to families. Our video conversations will be posted at noon on the Beaverton City Library's Facebook page.

Grab-and-Go School Meal Sites

The start of school is right around the corner, and our Nutrition Services department has been hard at work developing a plan for providing meals during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). We have just received waivers from the USDA which allow any child (age 1-18) to pick up free meals.


Here’s a look at how meals will be distributed this fall:

  • Parents or guardians may pick up meals for students who are not present.
  • Meal pickups will occur two days per week: Tuesday (2 days of food) and Thursday (3 days of food) from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Meals will be packaged with breakfast and lunch together.
  • Masks must be worn by anyone picking up meals.


Curbside Grab-and-Go School Sites:

Visit https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/meals for bus stop locations.

Technical Difficulties?

Our Tech Department is working hard to help get everyone connected. There have been many requests for help districtwide. As they get kids connected, we are hoping the process will be faster.


Here is the information on how to contact them:

Student Help Desk: 503-356-4656

shd@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Beaverton School District seeks applicants for Social Studies Curriculum Adoption Project Team

Parents, guardians, community members, teachers, students and administrators are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District Social Studies Project Team. The Social Studies Project Team will review existing Social Studies curriculum and practices to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The Project Team is an important part of the BSD Quality Curriculum Cycle (QCC), which provides a systematic means for making decisions about the BSD curriculum review, revision, development, and adoption of practices and instructional resources.

The Project Team’s work will begin on October 20 and will conclude by June 2021. The team will meet on the following weekday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom (unless otherwise communicated): October 20, November 17, January 5, February 16, March 30, April 27 and May 25.

The Project Team and supporting BSD Teacher Cadre will be charged with the following goals:

● Researching best practices and instructional materials to be considered for possible adoption in Social Studies

● Articulating and supporting long-term academic learning targets and assessments in Social Studies

● Recommending professional development and structures for ongoing professional learning

● Participating in learning opportunities in the form of readings, discussion and trainings related to culturally relevant teaching practices

These goals are aligned with Oregon Social Sciences Standards as well as Multicultural Studies and Ethnic Studies Standards (draft)

The District reviews and updates its curriculum, instructional practices and classroom materials according to Board policy and Oregon State Statute and Administrative Regulations.

Membership for the Social Studies Project Team will include:

● Elementary classroom teachers (4)

● Middle school classroom teachers (2)

● High school classroom teachers (2)

● Students (4)

● Parent/Community members (4)

● School administrators (2 elementary, 1 middle school, 1 high school) (4)

● Social Studies specialists (1 elementary, 1 secondary) (2)

● Teaching Specialists, including but not limited to special education, multilingual, dual-language, advanced program and additional content area specialists (6)

● School Board representative (1)

Please note that membership roles/numbers are subject to change based on applications received.

Google Form and/or email submissions are due on Monday, October 5 by 4 p.m.

Applications should include the following information:

  1. Students: Name, address, school and grade level, plus any special training or experience in Social Studies.

  2. Parents/Community members: Name, address, ages of children and schools where enrolled (if applicable), plus any special training or experience in Social Studies.

  3. Teachers & Administrators: Name, address, teaching experience and current assignment.

All: Respond to the following questions/prompts: (please limit your response to no more than one typed page)

  1. Why do you want to serve on the Social Studies Project Team and what contributions will you make towards its goals?

  2. Please describe your personal/professional experiences with educational equity work, and your commitment to educational equity in the realm of Social Studies education. (Educational Equity Policy, BSD Equity Lens)

  3. What unique skills, perspective and voice will you contribute to ensure an inclusive and socially just Social Studies education for all of our students?

Please complete the appropriate online application form here:

  1. Students

  2. Parent/Community members

  3. Teachers & Administrators

Or mail your application including all information listed above to:

Beaverton School District

Teaching and Learning

Attn: Susan Ouellette

16550 SW Merlo Rd.

Beaverton, OR 97003


For questions or additional information, please contact susan_ouellette@beaverton.k12.or.us