Terra Linda Tiger Tale
September 20, 2021
Dear Terra Linda Families,
We had quite a week last week! It was the first week that all of our Kindergarteners were at school, and it was the first full week for the other grades. Staff and students are all working on our stamina for full days of in-person instruction for five days in a row! Teachers were focused on building strong classroom communities and getting to know each of their students.
At the same time we are building community, we are also maintaining our focus on safety protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing. We are also using quarantine as an additional tool to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Sometimes we will need to quarantine an individual student; other times we may need to quarantine an entire class. Both are preventative measures that follow Washington County Health Department guidance. Our sincere hope is that all of our safety measures allow in-person school to continue for the majority, if not all, of our students. If your student is in quarantine or is assigned to quarantine at some point in the future, please know we will connect with you and your student to help them continue learning while they are at home. Students who continue connecting with us at school each day while in quarantine will not be marked absent.
Students will be practicing several emergency procedures this week:
- This morning, students participated in a Lockdown drill. Here is more information about BSD Emergency Protocols that you can use in case your child has any questions. Though lockdowns are used in only the most serious of situations, we explain to students that lockdowns are one way to keep them safe at school.
- On Tuesday, students will participate in a fire drill. We practice evacuating the building quickly and quietly and gathering as a class outdoors away from the building.,
- Teachers will also be showing students a bus evacuation video to explain what to do if there is an emergency while on a school bus while traveling to or from school or on a field trip.
Curriculum Night 9.23.21
Thursday is Curriculum Night! Your child's teacher will be on Zoom at 6:30pm to share details about their plans for this coming school year. Zoom codes will be sent out by your child's teachers. I will also send out a summary of codes on Wednesday.
On Friday, teachers will be sending out a recording of each session in case you have more than one child at Terra Linda and want to see all presentations. If your preferred language is something other than English, you can turn on the Closed Captioning feature in the YouTube video we send home.
If you would like an interpreter to meet with you on Zoom and interpret the recording in your preferred language, please send a ParentSquare message to Maria Anast and Liz Sarles. We will arrange an interpreter for you beginning the week of September 27.
Teachers are looking forward to connecting with you on Thursday!
Please be sure to read the entire FAQ for up-to-date information. This link has the most accurate and current information.
Week of September 20
Monday, September 20
Tuesday, September 14
September Fire Drill
Wednesday, September 15
Thursday, September 16
Curriculum Night at 6:30pm on Zoom
Friday, September 17
Assembly at 8:45 am on Zoom
- Zoom Link
- Meeting ID: 996 9234 5465
- Passcode: Tigers
Week of September 27
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 29
Thursday, September 30
Friday, October 1
******Picture Day Thursday, October 7
October Principal Chat: Thursday, October 7 at 6:30pm
COVID 19 Response for Students
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15
Here are some resources for teachers that you could also look through in case you wanted to learn something new as a family: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/for-teachers/
How to Turn on Closed Captioning on YouTube videos
Below are steps to follow to turn on Closed Captioning and to change the language from English to your preferred language.
Turn on Closed Captioning by clicking on the "CC" icon. If a red line is under the icon, Closed Captioning is turned on. Then, click on the "gear" icon to access more settings.
Click on Subtitles/CC to access a menu of options.
Click on "English (auto-generated)" to turn on Subtitles. Click on "Subtitles/CC" again. Then click on "Auto-translate" to see a menu of languages. Click on your preferred language. Then play the video.
Going Home Plan Changes
Please Label Everything with your Child's Name
Breakfast & LunchWe are looking for volunteers to help with Breakfast and Lunch. Duties will include assisting in staff in the Kitchen while students select their meal items or working with staff in the cafeteria. Volunteer opportunities available all school days from 8:10-8:40 and 10:30-1:00.
Dorian Studios staff needs two volunteers to assist with school pictures on Thursday, October 7 from 8:45am to 12:00pm. Duties will include giving students their picture card and helping to keep students distanced for safety.
For All Volunteers
Volunteers must be approved through the BSD volunteer system. Beginning October 18, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption on file.
The above volunteer opportunities will be available for sign-up by tomorrow, 9/21. To sign up and to upload vaccination cards or exemption forms, go to this link: Better Impact Volunteer Page
Click on this link for a range of resources, including clothing, food, housing, and counseling.
Donor's Choose Project (Repeat)
Please read the details in this Handbook so you and your students are prepare for the first day of school.
Club K After School Zone (Repeat)
They do not yet have enough students interested in morning care. If you're interested, please fill out the ParentSquare form that we sent out today. We will take all names of interested families and share with Club K. If we can get morning care started, you would then need to register with Club K.
Morning Care (if it is offered) would be available from 6:45am to 8:15am on school days. Cost for morning care would depend on the number of days needed.
ParentSquare for School Communication This Year (Repeat)
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. Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal. For more information, please visit the BSD ParentSquare webpage.
Be sure to customize your settings to match your preferences! You can choose to receive messages as texts, emails, and/or in the app. To update preferences, click on your name in the upper right corner, choose "my account" then "Customize my Settings" on the far right.
Need help? Just call us at Terra Linda. You can also watch the short video below.
Beaverton Education Foundation (Repeat)
Links to View the BSD Website in your Home Language
Go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Click on the button that says "translate" at the top and select your preferred language.
Vaya a https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Haga clic en el botón que dice "traducir" en la parte superior y seleccione su idioma preferido.
상단에 "번역"이라고 표시된 버튼을 클릭하고 원하는 언어를 선택하십시오.
Truy cập https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school
Nhấp vào nút "dịch" ở trên cùng và chọn ngôn ngữ ưa thích của bạn.
Guji badhanka ku qoran "tarjum" xagga sare oo dooro luqadda aad doorbidayso.
Перейдите на https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school.
Нажмите на кнопку с надписью «перевести» вверху и выберите желаемый язык.
https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/back-to-school انتقل إلى
انقر فوق الزر "ترجمة" في الجزء العلوي وحدد لغتك المفضلة.
Questions? Contact Terra Linda
Options for contacting us at Terra Linda
- Call Terra Linda at 503-356-2490
- Go to ParentSquare and send a message to both Maria Anast AND Liz Sarles
- Fill out this form to send us an email.