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December 2020 Newsletter
West Tualatin View Elementary School
Attendance Line: (503) 356-2511 - messages can be left 24 hours
Fax: (503) 356-2515
West TV Contact Form - click on form to send an email
Having technical issues?
You may reach out to our Technology Assistant Mrs. Brown directly via email at Ana_Brown@beaverton.k12.or.us. If she is unable to resolve the issue, she will have you request support from the BSD Student Help Desk.
Call: Student Help Desk at (503) 356-4656
Email: the Student Help Desk at email@example.com
If you call and have to leave a message, please include a student/parent name, school, student number, and a phone contact number in your message.
The school offices throughout the district are not currently open to the public for everyone's safety. However, the secretaries are working and will respond quickly to phone calls and emails.
Dear West TV families,
As you may have heard, Governor Brown released new metrics that school districts will use to determine when we might be able to return to partial, or all-day, in-person instruction. The idea is to ease up the restrictions in order for our K-3 students to return much sooner than planned. However, Governor Brown placed Washington County in a restricted status once again, and this status is expected to last until December 2nd. Since the newest directives from the Governor’s office supersedes any return to school planning, BSD will continue to monitor positive case and testing rate updates and plan accordingly.
Two-Week Statewide Freeze
The Governor announced from November 18 – December 2, 2020, Oregon will be in a statewide two-week freeze to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.
Additionally, there is a west coast travel advisory where the Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California issued travel advisories urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local.
Picture Day has been moved to Friday, Feb 19th. The time will stay the same 2:30-7:00pm. More details to come in January.
Library Book Bus
The Library Book Bus is moving to Wednesdays after Thanksgiving. The bus stops and times will remain the same!
We have several West TV families in need of Holiday support this year. If you would like to make a donation to the West TV PTC "Giving Tree", see below for more information.
Also below is an important message from our school nurse.
WIshing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
West TV Giving Tree
Please consider making a donation to the West TV PTC "Giving Tree" to help families in our community who need support around the holidays. We're collecting donations through December 13th and here's how you can help:
- Make a donation through PayPal with a note "Giving Tree" at https://www.paypal.me/wtvptc
- Drop off a check in the office made out to West TV PTC with "Giving Tree" on the memo line
Message from the School Nurse
Immunizations and Flu
A reminder from your School Nurse to please ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations. Any child not up to date will be excluded from school on exclusion day (February 17, 2021) until immunizations are complete. Please contact your health care provider and start any "catch-up" now. Vaccines are also available through Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School Based Health Centers, or find another location at https://vaccinefinder.org/
Be a Flu Fighter this year!
Cold and flu season has arrived, and this is a great time to get your flu vaccines. There are many flu vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is that all people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. Talk with your provider about which flu vaccine is best for you and your children.
Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can also provide you with additional resources about vaccinations and other health topics. To learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg, BSN, RN, NCSN
Device Coverage Fee Overdue - $20
If you elected to opt-in for the device coverage protection and have not paid the $20 fee yet, please go to the online payment system to make your payment. If you have already paid, thank you.
- Log In
- Choose child
- You will see "Attention:..unpaid fines/fees", click View
- Pay Online
The 3 W's for a Safe Holiday!
WEAR your mask, WATCH your distance, WASH your hands
This year the Oregon Health Authority has encouraged everyone to participate in low-risk holiday activities to keep all Oregonians safe during the pandemic. If you are planning on gathering with family or friends this holiday season, it is important to remember the 3 W’s to keep you and your family safe - wear your mask, watch your distance, and wash your hands!
Low risk ideas for this holiday season:
● Make seasonal dishes with the people you live with
● Meet virtually
● Shop locally or online
It is safest to stay home and celebrate. If you are planning on traveling or having someone who does not live with you attend your holiday activities, it is important to take precautions and celebrate safely.
Tips to help keep you and your family safe:
● Stay home and avoid others when you are sick
● Get your flu vaccine
● Wear your face covering and only remove it to eat
● Wash your hands frequently
● Maintain 6 feet of distance
● Limit the gathering to 10 or less people
● Take your seasonal activities outdoors
● Prepare individual food plates to limit the sharing of utensils
● Drive instead of fly, if possible
● Get COVID-19 tested before going anywhere
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE FAMILIES: OPTIONS SCHOOLS FOR 2021-22
Option school applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available now.
- Current BSD students may apply online using their student ID.
- All applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District boundaries.
- Resident students not currently attending a Beaverton school (i.e. homeschool or private school students) will need to complete a paper application available online or at any school office.
- Applicants who don’t have internet access may complete a paper application.
- Students may only select one option on their applications.
- Please give careful consideration to your choice of school. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed.
- Raleigh Hills and Springville will only be accepting applications for 7th and 8th grades.
Applications must be received no later than December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Important dates, deadlines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Learning Options webpage.
25-27 SCHOOL CLOSED - Thanksgiving
4 Spirit Day "Pajama Day"
11 Options School applications due today by 4pm
15 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
21-31 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break
1 SCHOOL CLOSED - Winter Break
8 Spirit Day "Scarf Day"
18 SCHOOL CLOSED - MLK Jr. Day
19 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
20 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)
5 No School for Students - Grading Day
5 1st Semester Report Cards mailed home
12 Spirit Day "College Gear Day" - wear your favorite college gear
15 SCHOOL CLOSED - President's Day
17 Synchronous Wednesday this week (4 day week)
19 Picture Day (2:30-7:00pm)
23 PTC meeting @ 6:30pm
24 No School for Students - Staff Development Day
All information below has been shared previously
VIrtual Lunch Bunch with the School Counselor
Message from the Counselor
Hello West TV Families!
My name is Kaija Daniel-Hoffman and I am the school counselor here at West TV. As a professional school counselor, I serve students in our school through whole class lessons, small groups, and individual counseling to support students in their social, emotional and academic growth. If you and/or your child would like to connect with me, you can do so in any of the following ways:
- Request a virtual meeting by clicking on this link
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 503-356-2514 (does not receive texts)
- Explore my West TV Counseling Website
Zoom Video Turned On
Please have your children turn on their Zoom video so we can...
...read their facial expressions to see if they are understanding what is being taught, if they are confused about their assignment or if they need more instruction/directions.
...see if they are participating in a movement activity such as a game in PE, singing a song in music or giving a thumbs up or down to see if they understand a concept.
...increase their ability to build relationships with other students especially when they are working in breakout rooms.
...increase their ability to build relationships with the teacher, counselor, paraeducators and other trusted West TV staff.
...give them the means to share their work visually with other students.
...increase their whole class' perception that they are a classroom community.
...support your child to stay focused and be present as they learn.
We understand there may be reasons students choose not to have their video on and staff will respect those student decisions.
School LibraryDuring Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), students can check out library books from the school library. Parents can assist with picking out the exact books and placing them on hold using the link below or the student can just show up at the school to checkout a book bundle - a variety of books bundled together grouped by reading level - we call this "curbside checkout".
Library book pick up/drop off days and times:
every Monday 2:30-3:30pm
every Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Destiny is the tool that helps you find books and request them at your school’s library. Helpful screencasts are included here. Check it out.
Library Book Bus
Students can also check out books from the Library Book Bus. Come to the book bus to check out bundles of books to read! We will have several different bundles to choose from, including: picture books, early readers, everybody chapter books, fiction chapter books, or graphic novel/nonfiction book mix. These are assorted bundles and we hope you find something in them that you love. Bring them back to the bus the next week to try something new!
The Book Bus is on Wednesdays for West TV. See below or the stop locations and times. Teachers will build in flexibility for students needing a choice reading book to step away for a short time during their library book bus stop.
Stop 1: 81Fifty Apartments off SW Barnes Rd @ 82nd Pl (1:40-2:05pm)
Stop 2: SW Taylor St west of Winwood Way (2:15-2:40pm)
Stop 3: NW Torreyview Dr between Ash St & Copeland St (2:50-3:15pm)
Zoom Privacy Guidelines
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and ensure privacy of students and teachers during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), all parents/guardians/students are asked to follow these guidelines:
Please don’t video record, audio record, photograph, livestream or transmit in any other way any part of a Zoom virtual classroom session. This restriction includes social media posting.
Any confidential or personally identifiable information related to students participating in Zoom virtual classroom sessions should not be collected, discussed or shared.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Anyone can call 211 for assistance with housing, childcare, utility bills, or if you have health and safety questions or need any other resources. Help is available in several languages. You can also get help online at http://211.org/.
- The Oregon Food Bank is open. Check here for more information: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/.
BSD Clothes Closet
Whether they’re in school physically or not, we know that kids keep growing and growing out of their clothes. The district-run Clothes Closet provides new or gently used clothing to any student who qualifies for free or reduced lunch.
Because of COVID-19, we’re moving to an appointment-only scheduling system. If you and your student(s) would like to select clothes for the upcoming school year, please sign up online. If you’re unable to access our online calendar, call 503-356-4322 to schedule an appointment. Please note: all Clothes Closet visitors will need to wear masks and gloves. If you don’t have your own, we’ll provide them.
Specialists at West TV
Alli Bieker - Psychologist
Nicole Cereda - PE Teacher
Kaija Daniel-Hoffman - Counselor
Ali Fisque - Speech Language Pathologist
Lisa Gerig - Learning Specialist
Susan Leonard - Student Success Coach/Intervention Teacher
Krasi Nikolov - Music Teacher
Monica Paas - ESL Teacher
Alexandria (Zandi) Wesenberg - Nurse
At West TV we aspire to develop empowered lifelong learners who make a positive difference in the global community.
District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.