Raleigh Hills Newsletter

October 9, 2020

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Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Community,

We are starting to get into the groove of distance learning. While there are still hiccups, teachers are making routines for their days. We hope this is the same for your students. We are so pleased with the participation and engagement we are seeing among our students. Keep up the great work parents and kids!

While things are starting to feel a bit more settled, we are noticing some things that can help us...

  • read your weekly report about your students' device usage in grades 3-8. This will let you know how your students are spending their time online. The email will come from do-not-reply@lightspeedsystems.com This will be a great conversation starter for responsible digital citizenship and use of learning time.
  • one phenomenon we are noticing is that students are opening up Zoom, but then going to other apps or websites and tuning out of lessons. Just something to be on the lookout for.
  • another thing we are noticing is that our afternoon attendance is lower than the morning. We are teaching after lunch, and are ready to welcome your students back. In middle school, half of students' classes occur after lunch. Encourage them to come back on.
  • please remember that it is best to teach students to advocate for themselves during class and for parents to approach teachers during office hours or via email to make an appointment. It is not possible for teachers to address parents during class time.

Thanks for helping us to maximize learning time in CDL!

We got this,


Partial Sample of Lightspeed Report

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Rocket Launches in Middle School Science

Thanks to Mr. Koehler for finding a socially distant way to keep up the time honored tradition of fall rocket launches. We were thrilled to see the designs produce amazing hang times! Enjoy some of the fun and congratulate your scientists!

PTO Meeting

Join us for the first PTO meeting of the year! We're excited to welcome you.

October 13 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 on Zoom Meeting ID: 893 8283 3641 Passcode: RHPTO

Options School Information

It's the time of year when Options Schools applications open up. Please see the timeline below. In order to apply, please visit the BSD Learning Options Webpage or call the office for a paper application. You can also find information about Open Houses at the district's Options Schools. Please remember that Raleigh Hills will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th graders for next year.

Learning Options Webpage

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Social Studies Project Team Opportunity

Teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community members are encouraged to apply to serve on the Beaverton School District’s Social Studies Project Team. The Social Studies Project Team will review existing Social Studies curriculum and practices in order to make curriculum adoption recommendations to the School Board. The Project Team’s work will begin on October 20, 2020 and will conclude by June of 2021. For more information on the Social Studies Project Team and a link to the application, please click here or email susan_ouellette@beaverton.k12.or.us

Second Chance for Student Directory

Social connection is so important in this age of distance everything! If you'd like to share your contact information with your schoolmates, please fill out this form. We'll be putting together a directory so that you can set up playdates and connect with one another. Take this opportunity to get your students in the directory.

Click here for the Form

Amazon Wish List for Books

Ms. Moore has compiled a list of really great books that we'd love to have in our school collection. If you are able, please consider buying books off her list and having them shipped to the school care of Erica Moore. THANK YOU to those who have already donated books! We are so appreciative!

Amazon Book Wish List

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Week NEW

BSD will be promoting its first Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Week (October 12-16) to spread awareness of actions that we can all take to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma related to mental health concerns. Last school year, BSD staff completed 138 suicide screenings and/or interventions for elementary-aged students. Unfortunately, we suspect the number of students struggling with a mental health crisis was much higher.

As part of our effort to support student wellness, students at Raleigh Hills will be receiving Social Emotional instruction to promote positive mental health and navigating their feelings. Children and young people in particular can be overwhelmed by stress during an event like the COVID-19 pandemic. These stressors include changes in routine, breaks in continuity of learning, missing significant life events and feeling less safe and secure due to loss of housing or a shortage of food resources.

We wanted to highlight a few resources for parents of elementary-aged children that can be found on our website. Learn more about mental health and how to engage kids in important topics by accessing the resources at eachmindmatters.org. The organization has gathered quite a list of resources. Specifically related to COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a Parental Resources Kit. It includes resources, by age group, to help you support your child’s social, emotional and mental well-being.

Internet Options for Families

Please take a look at this webpage if you need affordable internet access for your home.

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Community Resources Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources


Haga clic aquí para obtener alimentos, internet, transporte y recursos públicos.

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