FLEX Family Newsletter

April 23rd, 2021

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In this newsletter, you'll find:

  • Science Olympiad State Tournament
  • FLEX Office Hours + Appointments
  • Student Art Gallery
  • Events & Opportunities
  • Student Section

Upcoming Dates to Note

Wednesday, April 28th: Staff Development Workday - No School

Stoller/FLEX Science Olympiad Team won the State Tournament!

The 15 member 2021 Science Olympiad State Championship winning team is the “Stoller Flexers”, a combination team from FLEX Online School and Stoller Middle School. The team participated in 21 events against other Oregon middle school teams winning 14 gold and 7 silver medals. The team will represent the state of Oregon and compete at the 37th Annual Science Olympiad National Tournament hosted by Arizona State University on May 21-22, 2021.

120 Teams from around the nation will represent their states at the highest level of academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math. The weekend will feature intense competition among 120 of the best Science Olympiad teams in the nation, striving for honors in events like Disease Detectives, Reach for the Stars, Crime Busters and Experimental Design. Each of the 23 events requires in-depth understanding of rigorous science content, teamwork, and real-world problem solving.

The team is coached by Anju Babaria and Hitendra Babaria along with several parent volunteers and teachers from Stoller Middle School and FLEX Online School.

Congratulations, Stoller Flexers and good luck at the national competition.

  • Aaron Guo
  • Anya Li
  • King Hey Chan
  • Misha Nasarpuri
  • Sophie Wang
  • Anika Gupta (FLEX - 2 gold medals!)
  • Laasya Reddy Kanamatha
  • Merul Babaria (FLEX - 4 gold medals!)
  • Saahil Patwardhan
  • Shravya Kumar (FLEX - 2 gold medals!)
  • Sohan Govindaraju
  • Suhaas Vemula
  • Vikram Asher
  • Aditi Trivedi
  • Nathan Ye

FLEX Office Hours + Appointments

With the current restrictions in place for Washington County, and the schools opening for hybrid students, the FLEX Online School office at Tumwater (formerly Timberland) will have limited in-person service. Supply pick-ups and device exchanges are by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The office staff will continue to answer phones during school hours Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm. If we miss your call, please leave a voicemail message.

FLEX Online School: 503-356-3720

Follow the prompts for attendance reporting voicemail, counseling office, or the main office.

We can also be reached by email at flex-online-school@beaverton.k12.or.us

Have you checked out the student art gallery lately?

There's some amazing art created by our students!

FLEX Online School Student Art Gallery

Fake & Fatal

During the last week of April, the District will be sponsoring a fentanyl awareness campaign, entitled “Fake & Fatal: One Pill Can Kill.” You’ll see social media posts on our district’s and our schools’ social media accounts. We’ll be promoting information and resources on our district website. Our students will be getting information in their health classes over the next month. Our administrators will be receiving specific fentanyl training. And we’ll be hosting a virtual “Community Conversation about Fentanyl: Fake & Fatal” on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. You can participate by watching live on the district’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. We’ll be taking questions via social media. Our panelists will include representatives from the Washington County Public Health Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Beaverton Police Department.

During that conversation, we’ll also be hearing from Jennifer and Jon Epstein, former Cedar Park Middle School and Sunset High School parents who lost their son, Cal, to fentanyl poisoning in December. We want to publicly thank the Epsteins for their courage and willingness to share their story with hopes of saving other children’s lives. Below is a preview of what they’ll be discussing.

Fake and Fatal: Cal's Story

High Schoolers - Paid Youth Focus Group Opportunity

Beaverton Safe Routes to School and Metro are hosting 10 paid focus groups across the region to better understand high school and youth transportation needs. There will be one focus group dedicated for students in Washington County. Students who participate will receive a $20 Fred Meyer gift card for their time.

Who: Recruiting high school students!

What: Attend a 1-hour focus group on transportation and receive a $20 gift card

When: Wednesday, May 5th at 12pm

Where: via Zoom, fill out Parent Consent form at the link below & select the May 5th date

Why: To help Beaverton Safe Routes to School & Metro better understand youth transportation needs

Parent consent form (available in 7 languages):


Student Section

First Grade is studying the Life Cycle of Butterflies
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Grades 6-12 - A/B Day Schedule Reminder

The full year-at-a-glance calendar is updated and can be downloaded or printed.

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Thanks for reading!

Paul Ottum

Principal FLEX Online School