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   7000 SW Wilson Avenue

   Beaverton, OR 97008

   Phone: 503-356-2620

   Attendance: 503-356-2621

   Fax: 503-356-2625

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FEBRUARY 16th, 2018

Weekly Parent Letter

Dear HP Community​,

From The District Superintendent,

We at the Beaverton School District would like to express our deepest condolences to staff, students, families and community of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It is a sad day. All students and staff in our nation’s schools deserve to feel safe while learning and teaching.

In light of this tragedy, we know many parents and community members might want additional information about how the Beaverton School District is ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff.

We have a very strong partnership with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaverton Police Department and local emergency managers. Our Public Safety Office has been working with local law enforcement and building administrators to implement the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method. I encourage you to visit our Public Safety webpage to familiarize yourself with these plans. We also are improving safety through a number of bond construction projects, thanks to the wonderful support of our Beaverton community.

As much as we proactively train and plan for emergency situations, tragedies like this event in Florida are certainly difficult to comprehend. We know it may trigger emotional responses among our students, parents, staff and community members, and we will do all we can to support them. Knowing what to say at home with your own children or family members can be challenging. In times like these, talking things over openly and  of course in an age-appropriate manner is helpful. I also know that as parents and family members you will navigate this carefully and decide about doing what is best at home for your own children.

Here is a good resource: http://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/healthy-communication/when-disaster-strikes-talking-to-children-about-traumatic-events/

Take care. Thank you for your ongoing support.​

Sincerely,

Don Grotting

Superintendent

Beaverton School District​



Students, please only bring water bottles or containers to class.  Energy drinks, sodas, and coffee drinks should be consumed before entering the building OR in the cafeteria if you bring them to school.  



Spring Parent-Teacher conferences will be on March 14th and 15th. For families that did not participate in the winter conferences, registration for the conferences begins on February 17th at 9am . Open registration for all families is February 18th at 9am.  Students should attend the conferences with their families.


On the day of your registration, please follow these steps:


1. Please have a list of your child’s teachers ready. Please do not schedule conferences with homeroom teachers. If you need an interpreter, please call the office.


2. Go to www.hpms.schoolappointments.com


3. Click on, "Click Here to Register.”


4. Enter your name, phone number, create a user ID and password, and enter your email (optional).


5. Click, "Add a Student."


6. Once a child is entered, click, "Manage Students" to schedule your conferences or add additional children.


7. Click, “Book Appointments."


8. Hold the 'Ctrl' or 'Command' key to select ALL the teachers that you wish to view at one time. Click, “View Calendars."


9. Click on your desired time slots.



Please call the front office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,


Curtis Semana

Principal at Highland Park MS