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2019-20 Back to School Information

Walking to School with Mrs. Gilchrist

In an effort to reduce paper, increase efficiency and let families extend their summer vacation plans, all of our Back-to-School Information will be available online this year.  Please click on the panels below for information and instructions.

REQUIRED: Dismissal Plan-Complete before the first day of school.

Student Dismissal Plan

Instructions:  Please click on the link next to the 2019-20 grade level of your child to complete their online dismissal plan.  For safety, a dismissal plan is required for each Jacob Wismer student.  Thank you for your help!

Kindergarten: Link

1st Grade: Link

2nd Grade: Link

3rd Grade: Link

4th Grade: Link

5th Grade:  Link

REQUIRED for ALL Returning Families: Back-to-School Verification

BACK-TO-SCHOOL VERIFICATION

Why verify?

Every fall, the Beaverton School District requests that parents/guardians review and/or update their family and student information.  Keeping your family's information up to date is crucial to receiving timely communication from the district and ensures that you can be contacted in case of emergency.  These updates can be completed online through your ParentVUE account.  Please click on the link below for instructions:

Back-to-School Verification Link 

*Note: BSD Enrollment Verification will begin on August 15, 2019.

Back to School Information Packet

Absence Reporting

1.  Reporting an Absence or Late Arrival (24 hr. system)

  • Call the attendance line at 503-356-2151 before school to report an absence or late arrival.  State:
    • Your child's name
    • Your child's teacher & grade
    • Your child's student ID number
    • Reason for the absence or late arrival
    • All dates your child will be absent
  • Please ensure your child has time to walk to their classroom and be seated by 8:30am every morning.  Children who arrive after 8:30am, must obtain a late slip from the office.  
  • When your child arrives at school on or after 9:00am, a parent must come into the office to sign them in.  Your child will be marked absent until they are checked in at the front office and present a late slip to their teacher.

2.  Reporting a Pre-Arranged Absence (24 hr. system)

  • Call the attendance line at 503-356-2151 in advance of the pre-arranged absence.  State:
    • Your child's name
    • Your child's teacher & grade
    • Your child's student ID number
    • Reason for the pre-arranged absence
    • All dates your child will be absent

3.  Auto-Dialer Notification for Unexcused Absences

  • The Beaverton School District uses Auto-Dialer for attendance notification.
  • Attendance notification is made for any student who has an unexcused absence for that day.  Attendance notification will begin at 9:45am.
  • If your child's absence is not reported on our attendance line, the system will call the primary phone number AND send an email to the parent who is designated at #1 in the call sequence who has supplied an email address.  You must call the attendance line within 24 hrs. to clear the unexcused absence.  All absences not excused after 24 hrs. will remain unexcused on Jacob Wismer's attendance reporting.

 

Medications

Medication Information for Parents

For ALL medications, prescription and nonprescription:

1. The medication must be in the original container.  For prescription medication, the medication must be in the prescription bottle.  The label must have the child's name, name of the medication, route of administration, dose amount to be given at school, frequency/time of administration and the physician's name.  For nonprescription medication, the medication must be in the original container (no baggies, foil, etc.) and labeled with the child's name.

2.  The medication must be transported to and from school by the parent or guardian of the child.  Students are not allowed to carry or administer any prescription or over-the-counter medication.

3.  Necessary paperwork is completed by the parent or guardian.  (All medication forms can be obtained in the school office or on the district website.)

4.  Adequate amount of medication is to be provided by the parent or guardian.

5.  All changes in instructions must be in writing and cannot be accepted verbally.

7.  All medication must be picked up at the end of each school year or they will be discarded.

9.  Medication forms must be updated each school year.  

Pay Online

InTouch Online Payment System

Visa, MC or Discover Card

with no transaction fee!

For your convenience, you can now pay online for...

Student fees: field trips, choir, classroom magazine subscription, planners, recorders & more

Fines: lost library books, textbooks

Library: birthday books

Link to our online payment system:  Link

Please note:  Your password for the online payment system MUST be different from your ParentVue account.

 

Background Checks

Passing a

BACKGROUND CHECK

is REQUIRED for all volunteers!

 

Volunteers are an essential part of our school.  They make a significant difference in the lives of our students, staff and community, and we are very grateful for the many contributions they make to Jacob Wismer.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us make Jacob Wismer safe for our students and staff by completing and passing a background check before volunteering.

Instructions:  

1.  ALL potential Jacob Wismer volunteers MUST initiate a background check.  Please note that if you have not cleared a district volunteer background check, you will not be allowed to volunteer at Jacob Wismer or attend any field trips with your child.  

2.  Click on the link below to get to the district background check page.  Parents or guardians: Use "Parent/Guardian."  Relatives, family friends and community members: Use "Community Members."  Youth age 17 or below: Use "Youth/Student."

3.  Note: If you do not have a middle name, you must enter "none" in that field (do not leave it blank).

4.  When applying, you may choose multiple schools with one background check.  The confidential background checks are conducted by the Beaverton School District's Public Safety Office at no charge to the applicant.  Once completed and approved, you will receive an email giving you access to the Jacob Wismer Volunteer system.  You will also be provided with a pink volunteer name badge from our PTO that you must wear anytime you are volunteering at Jacob Wismer.

Link to initiate Volunteer Background Check

 

 

 

Too Sick?

How to know if your child is

TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL

Below are come guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school.  The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services.  They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

FEVER

Students need to stay home when they have fever equal to or greater than 100.5 degrees AND be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (e.g., Tylenol) before returning to school.

VOMITING/DIARRHEA

Students need to stay home when they have any unexplained vomiting episode and may return to school 24 hours after the last episode.  Students need to stay home when they experience three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools.  Students may return 24 hours after the last episode.

COUGH

Students need to stay home when they have a serious, sustained cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

RASH

Students need to stay home when they have any new rash accompanied by a fever.  They may return to school after the rash goes away or clearance is given by a health care provider.

SKIN LESIONS/SORES

Students need to stay home when they have drainage from a sore that cannot be contained within a bandage OR sores are increasing in size OR new sores are developing day-to-day.

OTHER

Students need to stay home when that have symptoms that prevent the student from active participation in usual school activities OR the student is requiring more care than the school can safely provide.

Please be sure to

CALL OUR ATTENDANCE LINE

503-356-2151

to report your child's absence.

 

Attendance

ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

We want students to be in school to learn!

In Beaverton, we value attendance as an important life skill that will help students be successful in school, graduate on time and be college and career ready.  When students are chronically absent, it impacts their learning and their connection to the school, and ultimately their success.

Did you know that...

...third graders who missed more than 10 days of school, scored significantly lower on the state test than students who missed fewer than 10 days.  For English Language Arts, 67%* scored proficient compared to 45%* for students with poor attendance.  For math, 68%* scored proficient compared to 43%* for students with poor attendance.  (*from 2017-18 statistics).

If we have concerns about your child's attendance, your child's teacher and/or the principal or assistant principal will contact you.

 

How do I find out my child's teacher for 2019-20?

Parents of students in grades 1-5 can check on ParentVue (go to "Class Schedule") for their child's 2019-20 classroom teacher assignment beginning Friday, August 30, 2019.   ParentVue Link

Kindergarten Parents:  Please click on the special "Kindergarten Information" tab for updated information about assessments, new start dates and teacher assignments.

Updated Information for Kindergarten Parents

The Beaverton School District has decided that the first two days of school (Sept. 3rd-4th) for kindergarten students will be for individual assessments only.  No kindergarten classes will meet on these days.   See the link below to sign up for your child's assessment appointment.

On Thursday, Sept. 5th, only kindergarten students whose last name begins with A-L will attend school.  On Friday, Sept. 6th, only kindergarten students whose last name begins with M-Z will attend school. All kindergarten students will attend school on Monday, Sept. 9th.  

Each kindergarten student will be assigned a classroom teacher on Sept. 12 after our teachers have had a chance to get to know the students and create balanced classrooms.  We will let you know your child's teacher through ParentVue on this date.

Summary:

Click on this link to sign up for your kindergarten student's assessment appointment:  Link

Sept. 3rd:  Individual assessment appointments (no classes held)    

Sept. 4th:  Individual assessment appointments (no classes held)

Sept. 5th:  Kindergarten students whose last name begins with A-L attend (M-Z stay home)

Sept. 6th:  Kindergarten students whose last name begins with M-Z attend (A-L stay home)

Sept. 9th:  All kindergarten students attend

Sept. 12:  Teacher assignments will be made and parents notified through ParentVue

Back to School FAQs

Back to School FAQs

 

Question:  My child will be new to Jacob Wismer this fall.  Is it possible to take a tour of the school building before the school year begins?

Answer:  Yes, please come to our New Family Tour on Wednesday, August 21st from 10:00-11:00am.  You will have a chance to meet our principal, Joan McFadden, and assistant principal, Erika Heslin, before taking a self-guided tour of our building.

Question:  When will my child be able to drop of their supplies?  Will there be an opportunity before school starts?

Answer:  This year, we will be allowing parents to help their child bring in their school supplies on the first day of school.  Parents will be allowed to stay for 15 min. after the tardy bell rings at 8:30am. After the student's first day, parents will not be able to walk their child to their classroom for safety and security reasons.  For students who purchased supplies from EPI, the supplies will be delivered to their classroom prior to the first day of school.  Please note that there will be no Meet & Greet this year but parents will have a chance to meet their child's teacher on our Back to School Nights.

Question:  What is the arrival procedure in the morning?

Answer:  Parents have several options when bringing their child to school:  

1. Use our drop-off lane in the upper and lower parking lots.  Remember that the student must exit from the door closest to the curb and the driver must remain in the car behind the wheel. 

2.  Park in the upper parking lot and escort your child to the front door or recess doors.  Students will be allowed into the school at 8:20am. Students should not arrive before 8:15am since there is no supervision.

3. Parents can choose to have their child walk or bike to school.

Question:  Where do students enter the building if they are not taking the bus*? 

Answer: Students can enter any door, however, we suggest the following to avoid congestion:

1.  Kindergarten:  Enter through the front doors on the upper level or recess doors on the lower level.

2. 1st Grade Students:  Enter through the recess doors.

3.  2nd & 3rd Grade Students:  Enter through the front doors.

4. 4th & 5th Grade Students:  Enter through the upper side door, near the flag pole.

*Students taking the bus will enter through the front doors.

Question:  I plan to pick up my child after school.  Where should I wait?

Answer: 

1.  Kindergarten and 1st Grade:  Wait near the playground and teachers will excuse students through their classroom outside exit doors.  Please do not arrive before 3pm.

2.   2nd & 3rd Grade Students:  Students will come out the upper side door near the flag pole with staff.  They will be handed off to their parents, guardians or care-givers.

3. 4th & 5th Grade Students:  Students will be dismissed out of their classroom doors.  Parents can use our drop-off/pick-up lane but must remain in their car to keep traffic flowing.

Question:  Is there a school handbook so I can learn about other school procedures, rules and expectations?

Answer:  Yes, go to our school website and look under "About Us."  Here is the direct link: Link

Calendar of Activities for 2019-20

The activities that have been scheduled so far are listed on our School Website under "Activities."  Additional activities have yet to be scheduled so check this site regularly.

JW Website > Activities > 2019-20 Activities by Month