Scarlet Valentine Principal
Errol Hassell Elementary
18100 SW Bany Rd Beaverton, Oregon 97007
Office: 503.356.2090 FAX 503.356.2095
Attendance Line : 503-356-2091
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August 10, 2018
Dear Errol Hassell Families,
As the start of school is just around the corner, I’d like to welcome families new to Errol Hassell and returning families to a new
school year! It is a privilege for me to be part of the Errol Hassell community. This is my 8th year as principal of Errol Hassell.
The responsibility of educating Errol Hassell’s children is awesome, but partnering together we can meet this challenge with
success for all students. I am looking forward to working with your family! Below you will learn about important information
along with changes in our school.
Included with this letter is a “How I’m Going Home” form for you to fill out for your child about how they will get home after
school. Please fill out this form and return it to your child’s teacher on the first day or better yet, at the Meet the Teacher event
on August 24th at 8am. It is important for us to know where each child should go after school. Make sure you go over this
carefully with your child. Each child should be sure of his/her bus number or who will be there to pick-up after school. *If your
child is a bus rider, it will help your child if they start riding the bus the very first day of school to get into the routine.
Teacher Notification - I will be notifying you of your child’s new teacher differently this year. You will receive an email the
morning of Thursday, August 23rd. If you do not receive the email for some reason, please call the office. There will also be
staff in the lobby at the Meet the Teacher event to direct you to your child’s classroom.
REMIND is a text service that I will be using to share BREAKING school news. When buses are on snow routes, school is closed due
to inclement weather, or as other news happens, a text will be sent to all who have signed up for the service. Text 971-252-4117 and in
the body of the text message type: @ehf. You will get a response asking you to confirm your identity – reply with your first and last
This is a secure and confidential way for me to send you a text message (I don’t see your cell number and you don’t see mine). If you
want to learn more, you can go to www.remind.com.
If you already signed up for this service last year, you do not need to sign up again.
New Additions and Changes
Each summer brings changes to the staff and we have a few to share:
*Jeff Axman – will be teaching 3rd grade this year. He previously taught 3rd grade at Terra Linda.
*Carrie Beatty – will be teaching 1st grade this year. She previously worked at Errol Hassell as a Support Teacher.
* Krystin Murphy – will be working as a .5 Student Success Coach.
*Erica Morales – will be working as a Special Education Program Assistant at Chehalem in the EGC program.
Meet The Teacher - I hope you’ll join us for the special opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, visit the classroom and drop
off school supplies at the Meet the Teacher event on Friday, August 24th between 8:00 and 9:00am. *This event is also a great
time to sign in medication at the office.
School Supply Lists - School supply lists for each grade level are available in the office and on the school’s webpage.
First Day of School for Students in Grades 1st through 5th - School begins Monday, August 27th.
First Day for Students in Kindergarten – The Kindergarten students will be starting school on different days – half of the
Kindergarten students will start school on Monday, August 27th and the other half will start on Tuesday, August 28th.
Only the Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with the letters A-K will go to school on Monday, August
27th - they do not go to school on Tuesday, August 28th.
Only the Kindergarten students with a last name beginning with the letters L-Z will go to school on Tuesday, August
28th – they do not go to school on Monday, August 27th.
*ALL Kindergarten students will go to school on Wednesday, August 29th.
School Day - School is in session from 8:00am to 2:35pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays school
is in session from 8:00am to 1:05pm – school is dismissed early on Wednesdays to allow time for teachers to collaborate together
to improve instruction for students (this will be every Wednesday during the school year except for the very first Wednesday of the
school year – August 29th – on this Wednesday school will be in session from 8:00am to 2:35pm.
NEW Arrival Time – Last year the arrival time was 7:35am; however, the arrival time has changed this year to 7:40am. Students
should arrive between 7:40 and 8:00am. Please do not send your child to school before 7:40am as there is no supervision outside
the school before 7:40am. For students eating breakfast at school, it is served beginning at 7:40am. Students may go to the library,
cafeteria or gym between 7:40 and 8:00 (on nice weather days students can go outside and play on the playground). At 8:00am a
bell will ring indicating that students may go to their classrooms. If adults plan to wait with students before school begins, they
need to check into the office and get a visitor or volunteer badge. Teachers have plan time or supervision duty until 8:00am so
please make an appointment if you need to see them during this time.
Traveling to and from School - Dismissal routines at 2:35pm are especially important as we have about 500 students all leaving
school at the same time.
If your student will WALK home from school, summer is a good time to practice the safest route to and from school. We
have crossing guards on 179th at Granada and on Bany Road in front of the school.
If your child will be PICKED UP BY PARENT OR DAYCARE, students will wait in the white safety box in front of the
school. Students should look for their vehicle and alert staff members when their ride arrives. Drivers should remain at the wheel.
If your child RIDES THE BUS HOME, students will be sorted by bus number before leaving the classroom. They will
walk in the bus line to the bus then follow the driver's directions.
Upcoming Events - We frequently have special events at our school. A list of upcoming events will be posted in each newsletter
but here are some things you’ll want to mark in your calendar now.
August 30 Back-To-School Night - 6:30-7:30pm (meet the teacher and learn about expectations for the year)
September 6 Volunteer Orientation - 6:00-7:00pm (learn about all of the volunteer opportunities at Errol Hassell)
The Back-to-School Packet contains important information about Errol Hassell School. Please fill out all necessary forms and
return them to school as soon as possible. It will be available at the Meet the Teacher event on Friday, August 24th (if you are not
able to attend, it will be sent home on the first day of school).
Health Room Information and Medication for Students Parents must deliver any medication to school because children are not allowed to bring drugs or medicines onto school premises.
A medication authorization form MUST be completed, signed by a parent or guardian, and brought to the school office.
Background Checks - Our students view every adult in the building as a staff member or volunteer. If you plan to volunteer in
classrooms (or field trips), you will need to complete a Volunteer Background Check online – it is on the district webpage and also
the school webpage.
Errol Hassell Parent and Student Handbook - The Errol Hassell Parent and Student Handbook contains additional information
about our school. If you would like a copy, please stop by the office and ask for a copy. It is also posted on our school website.
Errol Hassell is a wonderful learning community, with committed and highly qualified staff. At Errol Hassell students are exposed
to a rich and rigorous curriculum. In addition to academic learning, the staff at Errol Hassell are committed to fostering an
environment that creates responsible citizens in our school and community. We are all anticipating a wonderful school year!
Errol Hassell Elementary 18100 SW Bany Rd Beaverton, Oregon 97007 Office: 503.356.2090 FAX 503.356.2095