Westview Wildcat Weekly
January 10 - January 14, 2022
Westview Newsletter for Students and Families
This Week's Calendar
Monday, January 10 - A Day
Tuesday, January 11 - B Day
- PTO Meeting 7pm (Virtual)
- Girls Basketball vs Beaverton 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 12 - A Day
Thursday, January 13 - B Day
Friday, January 14 - A Day
- Student Progress Mark Updated
- Boys Basketball vs Jesuit 7:00pm
Saturday, January 15
- Wrestling War of Roses
- No School, MLK Holiday
- No School for Students
- Grading Day, End of First Semester
Westview Staff Spotlight
1. What classes do you teach and/or programs and activities do you work with?
Media as Lit, English Language Development, Creative Writing
2. How long have you been at WHS?
3. What do you enjoy most about the Westview community?
So many amazing people to work with!
4. If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it - metaphorically speaking, getting a message out to millions or billions - what would it say and why? It could be a few words or a paragraph. It could be someone else's quote or any quotes you think of often or live your life by. Why would you put it on a billboard today?
What appears is good; what is good appears.
5. What is something about you that many people at Westview might not know? (Hobbies, talents, interests, fun facts, etc...)
I like to play DnD and I think it would be cool if we could teach it as a class. Tom Puterbaugh is working hard to make this happen.
Congratulations Jaiyoun Choi for being the Regeneron Scholar!
Each scholar will receive $2,000, and their schools will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. They could also be named as one of 40 Finalists, who each receive $25,000 and participate in the final competition in March.
Need an awesome timeless gift for your student? Purchase a book that celebrates achievements of students during an important time in their life. Buy a Yearbook today at jostens.com. You can also follow us on Instagram at https://instagram.com/westviewyearbook?utm_medium=copy_link
WHS YEARBOOK BABY & FRIENDSHIP ADS
PARENTS, GUARDIANS & FRIENDS OF SENIORS
Westview has a lovely tradition of celebrating Seniors through Baby & Friendship Ads in the yearbook. Typically, it is one of the first places to look in the book. The deadline for submitting an ad for the 2022 yearbook is December 31, 2021. You can find the information necessary at https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTO Meeting, January 11 at 7pm
Students may have noticed an increase in lunch seating expectations, as we do our best to keep students spread out during lunch.
Westview COVID Reporting Form
Please use the following form to notify Westview of a Westview student positive case:
COVID Reporting Form Link
Please use the above link to notify Westview of a Westview student positive case
COVID-19 Protocol Changes
From BSD on January 7, 2022
Dear BSD Community & Staff,
As of this week, COVID-19 cases in Washington County have reached an all-time high due to the pervasiveness of the Omicron variant. While we’ve already taken extraordinary efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 among our students and staff, it’s imperative that we take further action. We understand how important it is to each of our families to have their students attending in-person classes. The following actions are meant to be a layered approach — adding one mitigation strategy on top of another — to ensure that students and staff remain healthy, and schools remain open.
The following changes will take effect on Monday, January 10.
Assemblies & After-School Extracurricular Activities
We are temporarily pausing all school assemblies and after-school social events, including school dances. After-school clubs and extracurricular activities will be allowed with proper masking and social distancing. Those participating in theater rehearsals must wear masks; mask-wearing during theater performances is optional.
Athletics, band and choir will continue with enhanced safety measures in place. However, families and students should be aware that participation comes with an inherent increased risk of exposure to COVID-19.
It's critical that all athletes and coaches consistently and properly wear masks when they’re not actively engaged in the sport. For example, masks must be worn while sitting on the bench or in locker rooms. If a BSD team plays an away game in a district that requires athletes to be masked at all times, BSD players will follow that district’s rules.
All choir members must wear masks during classes and practices; mask-wearing during choir performances is optional.
All band members who play instruments with their mouths must wear slitted masks during classes and practices; band members who play non-mouthed instruments must wear regular masks. Mask-wearing during band performances is optional. Bell covers must be used with appropriate instruments at all times. The District will provide slitted masks and bell covers, as needed.
Failure to properly mask may result in exclusion from the activity.
For athletic events, students may only attend if they have a family ticket (described below). Cheerleaders and dance squads will be allowed at games with the same allotment of family tickets (described below) as other athletes. Pep bands will not be allowed at games at this time.
For choir and band performances, students may only attend if they have a family ticket (described below).
Failure to adhere to masking and social distancing rules will result in removal from a game or performance.
Each athlete’s family (both home and visiting teams) will be issued up to four tickets, depending on seating capacity. Family groups should exercise social distancing, to the extent possible, and be masked.
Each performer’s family will be issued up to four tickets, depending on seating capacity. Ticket distribution will vary by school.
When possible, schools will make every effort to provide livestreaming of games and performances.
Concession stands will not be open for any athletic competitions or performances. Food and drink will not be permitted for spectators to ensure consistent and proper mask-wearing.
We are continuing to pause all overnight travel.
The indoor mask mandate in schools will be extended to include students in band as described above.
In addition to mandatory indoor mask use, the District is reinstating mandatory masking in outdoor settings, including recess and outdoor classes.
However, students are not required to wear masks while actively engaged in physical activity during outdoor P.E. classes. Students are required to wear masks during indoor P.E. classes.
Because of a severe staff shortage, we are temporarily pausing the Test-to-Stay Program. This program allowed unvaccinated students who were exposed to a COVID-positive case at school or on the bus and not experiencing symptoms to test negative and remain at school rather than quarantine at home. We hope to restart the program on January 24, pending adequate staffing.
We are temporarily pausing all visitors. No visitors will be allowed beyond the front office, including:
- Career day participants
- Military recruiters
- Mock interview helpers
- Visiting authors, artists or presenters from local organizations
- CTE industry guests/partners
While we value the tremendous contribution of our dedicated volunteers, we are temporarily pausing the use of volunteers in schools except for those volunteers providing student supervision during meal service, support at school-based food markets and pantries, and support at district-based Clothes for Kids.
Volunteer Service Projects
We are pausing all volunteer service projects (i.e. blood drives and book fairs).
Please emphasize the importance of consistent and correct mask-wearing in addition to social distancing and frequent hand-washing with your students; free masks are available at school. If you haven’t already, please have your child vaccinated to protect them and those around them. And if your child is sick or has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, please report it to your school and remain at home in quarantine.
We understand the disappointment that some of our students, families and staff will feel with the reinstatement of many of these policies. However, if we do not take additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 — especially among our staff members — we will not have enough healthy bus drivers, teachers and support staff to operate school in person.
We’ll continue to review and revise our safety protocols, as needed. As always, thank you for your cooperation and continued support.
BSD CENTRAL OFFICE STUDENT COVID-19 TESTING
Students who develop a primary symptom of COVID-19 (fever 100.4, cough, chills, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell) or who have been identified as a school related close contact to a positive case may obtain free COVID-19 tests at the Beaverton School District Central Office, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton.
Families need to call (503) 356-4519 to schedule an appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on days when the district is open.
Consent is required. A parent/guardian will be responsible for transporting the student to the testing site, remaining with the student in the car and taking the student home following the test. The test requires a shallow nasal swab, which must be independently self-administered by the student under observation. A school nurse will notify you of the results.
Test-to-Stay Program Paused (From BSD)
January 5, 2022
Dear BSD Community,
Happy New Year and welcome back to school. As many of you know, we once again find ourselves navigating the ever-changing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, we received new COVID-19 data that indicated our case count in Washington County is at the highest level since the pandemic began in March 2020. It’s clear to us that changes need to be made to ensure our primary goal — keeping schools open safely for in-person learning.
In the coming days, we’ll be announcing changes to some of our safety protocols. We need another day or two to fully think through those changes and their impacts, as well as time to coordinate with other school districts in the metro area.
In the meantime, we’re announcing an immediate pause in the Test-to-Stay Program. As you’ll recall, this program allowed unvaccinated students who were exposed to a COVID-positive case at school or on the bus and not experiencing symptoms to test negative and remain at school rather than quarantine at home. To test and administer this program requires a great deal of people-power. Due to COVID-related absences, we currently don’t have enough nurses or health assistants to run the program. Despite efforts to do so, we also are unable to find qualified people to hire to fill health assistant vacancies. If staffing allows, we hope to restart the program on January 24.
We’ll continue to offer COVID-19 testing at schools and the District Office to students and staff who present primary symptoms. We’ll also continue our Test-to-Shorten-Quarantine and Test-to-Return Programs. For details, please refer to the district message dated December 15 in your ParentSquare feed or visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of our website.
Again, we’ll have more details in the coming days. Thank you for your patience.
Indoor Mask (Reminder)
We have had some extended breaks lately and want to make sure all of our students remember masks are required at all times unless you are eating in the cafeteria or a designated lunch space. It is important we all do our part to keep everyone safe. Wearing a mask includes covering your nose as well. We are asking all food be consumed in designated eating spaces and not in the hallways while traveling between classes. The more we can ensure we are masked around each other, the better chance we have to maintain a desired level of safety. We appreciate our students following this and our parents and guardians reminding them from home.
Graduation Time Change
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From Our Westview Counselors
When to Keep Your Student Home Due to Illness
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Reduced or Waived Student Fees
Message to Families:
All BSD students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school for the entire 2021-2022 without applying. If you have received an approval letter for the 2021-2022 school year, you do not need to apply. If you have not received an approval letter and you wish to be considered for other benefits, such as electronic device coverage, athletic fees, testing fees, you must apply for Meal Benefits. Go to www.schoolcafe.com to apply online, or pick up a paper application in the front office.
Beaverton School District Antiracist Vision Statement
The BSD School Board unanimously voted to adopt an Antiracist Vision Statement. Informed by the work of the Beaverton Multicultural Educator Community (BMEC) and the 40-member Equitable Policies Task Force made up of students, family, community members and staff, the vision statement will guide our implementation of our Every Student Belongs Policy (ACB) and help ensure that our schools are safe and welcoming learning spaces for all.
Antiracist Vision Statement
Every student and employee has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive school environment that honors their race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and national origin.
Beaverton School District owns that our student outcomes currently point to our part in perpetuating institutional racism, and we commit to actions that address the current culture that is leading to these outcomes. Schools are critical in providing safe and creative opportunities for people to learn about different cultural and racial identities, have conversations about pressing issues and correct injustice wherever it exists. We commit to eliminating the structures, policies and practices that perpetuate inequities in our schools and in our community.
Beaverton School District will authentically engage each student, family and staff member to build connection, uplift understanding and truly value the diversity of our school communities. We will work to dismantle policies and systems that perpetuate institutional racism and barriers to education and other school-related activities. Students and families of color will see themselves represented in curriculum, materials, instruction, classrooms and all school activities in our district. Our district will honor, respect, represent, engage with and be accessible to students and adults from all communities.
Eliminating racism and all forms of bias is fundamental to our work — not just a part of our work. We commit to removing racism, white supremacy, hate speech and all forms of bigotry from our schools and communities.
Our district will:
- Seek and incorporate student, family, educator and administrator input in decision-making processes.
- Provide ongoing anti-bias and antiracist education to every staff member.
- Enforce Every Student Belongs procedures to prevent, interrupt and stop racist and biased incidents among students and between staff and students or community members.
- Create an inclusive learning community that honors, respects, represents, engages and is accessible to learners from all communities.
- Create permanent district funding and resources to promote equitable policies, structures and practices for BIPOC students and other marginalized groups.
- Implement policies, procedures and professional development to confront and eliminate conscious and unconscious racism and review these policies and procedures regularly to ensure we are meeting our commitments.
BSD hiring substitute teachers!
Come work for the Beaverton School District! We’re hiring immediately for substitute teachers. We’ve increased our daily pay rate to $230. We’re also offering bonuses ranging from $500 to $3,300, depending on the number of days worked. Just head to our website: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/jobs
Westview Community Survey
Admin and Counselor Support 2021-22
Counselor Support (by Student Last Name)
- AVID: Pat Baker
- A - CAR: Anna Adamko
- CAS - FRI: Amanda Budhi
- FRJ - JUD: Tim Shaw
- JUE - MAZ: Forrest Rosser
- MBA - POZ: Michelle Silva
- PPA - STE: Naseem Saremi
- STF - Z - Ricardo Torres
Admin Support (By Student Last Name)
- Tina Myers: A - JUD
- Diane Fitzpatrick: JUE - POZ
- Ben Lyman: PPA - Z
- Hope Pearson
WESTVIEW PHONE: 503-356-3020
Chromebook Damaged? Need a Chromebook? Tech Support?
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Parent Square Communication
The Beaverton School District is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.
Here is a link for more information: BSD ParentSquare Information
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