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School Handbook

Orange Allergy Alert!

Due to a severe allergy to oranges and all orange colored citrus
fruits, we are keeping orange consumption in the building to
only the staff room and the cafeteria. This policy includes the
fruit, any food products made with the fruit or any other products
made with the fruit.
Thank you for your support.

Handbook Review

Please take the time to review this handbook as a family.  Its purpose is to provide information on policies, procedures and general guidelines.

All parents and students are required to sign and return the form below stating that you are aware of the District and school rules, policies and procedures published in this book. The form below is due with the first two weeks of school.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Volunteer & Field Trips

Volunteering is Rewarding

 

  • All adults volunteering at school MUST pass a background check. 
  • Please complete an online application by going to the BSD Volunteer Page.
  • Volunteering is a rewarding experience.  We ask that you consider volunteering for one or more of a variety of jobs at Aloha-Huber Park K-8. 
 

Possible volunteer activities include:

  • PTC
  • Chaperoning field trips,
  • Tutoring students  
  • Presenting a skill or interest to a group of students. 

There are opportunities for both long term involvement and individual jobs. 

 

No experience is needed for any of these activities.

 We do not have facilities to care for preschoolers while parents volunteer in the school.  If you find it difficult to volunteer because of younger siblings, you might consider offering to baby-sit for someone else on a regular basis or cooperative basis.  Baby-sitting time counts toward our total number of volunteer hours in the school.

Volunteers are required to sign in and out in the main office when they are in the building. They are also required to wear a volunteer badge that is provided by the Main Office. If you work for Nike or Intel, be sure to sign up as a volunteer for Aloha-Huber Park both companies have a money match program that goes directly to our school. 

Volunteer Dress Code: Appropriate attire to be actively involved/around children.

 

Field Trips

Field trips are an extension of the curriculum activities and are provided for the educational enrichment of qualifying students. School rules will apply.  If you want to volunteer for a field trip, please register for a background check at least 3 weeks in advance.

School Day

School Day

8:30a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Student classes begin at 8:30a.m. and end at 3:05p.m. It is important that your child arrives at school on time, and that he/she understands where to go after the school day ends.

The building and grounds are supervised between 8:00a.m. and 3:15p.m. Students in the building before 8:00a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. must be involved in an authorized school activity under the direct supervision of a staff member.  

School Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*Summer Office Hours: Every Wednesday from 8am-12pm

Progress Reports

Progress Reports

Student Achievement is measured in two ways at Aloha-Huber Park: Effort and Performance. 

Progress reports will be sent home in December, March and June.  If you are concerned about your child's progress, please contact his/her teacher to discuss ways in which we can work together to support your child.

Grades K - 8

Behavior/Effort

  • C - Constantly

  • G - Generally

  • T - Rarely/Sometimes (Improvement needed).

Performance

  • 4 - Highly Proficient

  • 3 - Proficient

  • 2 - Nearing Proficiency

  • 1 - Working Towards Proficiency

  • N/A - Not Assessed this trimester.

** Modified Curriculum and/or assessment

Specific requirements will be explained to students at the beginning of the year and to parents during Back-to-School Night in mid-September.

Enrolling/Withrawing your Child

REGISTRATION

Parents are given an enrollment packet which is to be completed and returned to the school office.
Registration is not complete until all forms are finished, accurate, and returned to the school.


PARENTS/GUARDIANS SHOULD REPORT ANY CHANGE OF INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE FORMS TO THE SCHOOL SECRETARY.  THE EMERGENCY CARD IS OUR "LIFELINE" TO YOU IN TIMES WHEN YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOU.  PLEASE SEE THAT WE HAVE CURRENT PHONE NUMBERS AND ADDITIONAL PERSONS TO CONTACT WHO CAN PICK UP YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE.


WITHDRAWAL/TRANSFER PROCEDURES

If your family plans to move out of the Aloha-Huber Park attendance area, please notify the secretary and your child's teacher at least one week in advance. Please be sure all library and other school materials have been returned to the appropriate teachers as well as lunch balances paid in full.

Support Services

Counselors

Our counselors work with students, staff and parents to assure the most positive social, emotional, academic and physical development for our children.  If you would like to speak with either counselor, please make an appointment with the Office either in person or at (503) 356-2000.

Student Supervisor

The Student Supervisor assists the administration with the day-to-day management of the school.

Talented and Gifted (TAG)

Beaverton School District students may be identified in any of the following areas for TAG: intellectually gifted, academically talented in math and/or academically talented in reading.  Students qualify for the program on the basis of standardized test scores and observational data.  TAG students are encouraged to participate in the variety of special contests and enrichment programs which are offered on a District-wide basis, such as the Twenty-four Math Challenge, the Writing Festival, the Odyssey of the Mind and the District Spelling Bee.

Special Education Team (SET)

A group consisting of two learning specialist, a psychologist, a speech/language specialist, and members of the motor team. The principal and classroom teachers also comprise the Special Education Team. The SET collaborates with parents to determine student eligibility for Special Education services, as well as appropriate placement, and learning goals and objectives for individual students.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL is an intensive English language development program, which also provides intensive support through all content areas.  Specially trained staff determine student eligibility for this program through testing and interviews with families.  Eligible students will receive specialized instruction from a state certified ESL teacher.

Learning Specialists

The learning specialists provide personalized small group instruction, classroom support or individual support to assist students in overcoming their learning challenges.  The learning specialists work closely with parents and the SET to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students who qualify for Special Education services.

Speech/Language Specialist

The speech/language specialist works with children on language development.  Students are eligible for speech/language services if they meet the state guidelines under Special Education laws.  All first graders are screened for speech problems;others may be referred for screening by either a teacher or a parent/guardian.

Psychologist

The school psychologist provides evaluation and consultation to the SET, as well as counseling services to students who qualify for such services through the referral process.

Motor Team

The motor team works together to provide Adaptive PE, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy to those children needing additional help with fine and gross motor skills and coordination.  In order to receive these services, students must be identified through the referral and SET process.

SERT Team (Student Equity Response Team)

SERT is an equitable systematic school-wide response to support students who are not making expected growth in reading, writing, math and behavior. Teachers access the Students Equity Response Team in order to communicate students' needs and receive immediate support regarding the concern, as well as a clearly articulated timeline for follow-up.  Counselors, instructional coaches, administrator, Sped teachers, school psych, relevant ESL staff, and other invited relevant members with varying perspectives assist on this team.

School Rules

While each student is expected to be responsible for his/her own behavior, school personnel are responsible to encourage appropriate behavior and to assist in preventing and correcting inappropriate behavior.

All staff shall:

  1. Enforce the state laws while under District jurisdiction.
  2. Require student attendance and punctuality at assigned times and places.
  3. Encourage personal maturity and responsibility for cleanliness, good grooming, and appropriate clothing for the learning environment. 

Restrictions on freedom of personal appearance will be imposed when the student's appearance:

  • is unsafe or unhealthy either for the student or those around him/her.
  • is disruptive to school operations and the educational process in general.
  • displays any symbol that signifies gang affiliation.
     

Assemblies

Assemblies are for the students and staff at Aloha-Huber Park. Please observe the following guidelines:

  • Be Safe
    - Walk from place to place
    - Stay seated
  • Be Responsible
    - Act appropriately
  • Be Respectful
    - Listen
    - Applaud appropriately


Speech

Students are prohibited from the use of obscenities or personal attacks and from engaging in any activity, gesture, or speech intended to show or promote gang affiliation.  Student speech that threatens any person or group within the school, or aids and abets racial, religious, gender, disability, national origin, age or ethnic heritage discrimination is prohibited.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services

Nutritious Breakfasts and Lunches are available for all students to purchase each day.  In addition, milk is sold separately from the complete meal.

Menu

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the current and succeeding month are posted on the Nutrition Services Website.

Free & Reduced Price Meal Benefits

If a family is experiencing financial need, then parents may complete one application for free or reduced price meals for all students in their family.  Meal benefits applications and instructions are available in the school office or online.  The application process and each student’s meal benefit status are completely confidential.

Families may apply for meal benefits at any time throughout the school year, even up to the last day of school.  However, a new application is required for each school year.  For more information please call:  Nutrition Services Meal Benefits Office 503-356-3957

Student Meal Accounts

Each student is assigned their own individual meal account which they can access using a Personal Identification Number, (PIN).  The meal account is a debit account, so students eligible for full and reduced price meals must deposit money into their account before they can purchase meals.  Parents may deposit money into their student’s account by any of the following methods:

Sending cash or a check made out to the school café. When making a payment, please indicate your student’s first and last name along with her PIN, on the memo line of the check, or insert cash in an envelope with the your student’s first and last name and PIN on the outside.

Making payments either online or a toll free number. Parents can log onto the School Cafe website or call 855-729-2328 to deposit funds with a nominal fee. They can also monitor account balances and set-up low-balance emails at no charge on-line or via the toll free number.   More information is available on the Nutrition Services Website or by calling (503) 356-3957.

In emergencies, students can charge a meal, but are limited to charging up to the cost of 3 lunches.  When account balances get low, or each time a student charges, they will receive a verbal reminder that the account balance is getting low and/or is negative. Students will receive an “emergency lunch” of unlimited salad bar and carton of milk. Please see the information above regarding easy ways to track your student’s meal balance.

When your student graduates to the next level or transfers to another school within BSD, her account balance will transfer with her Meal Etiquette

Health department regulations stipulate that students should wash their hands before eating and are not allowed to share any portion of their meals. Students are expected to clean up after themselves, return trays to the proper location, recycle appropriate items, and dispose of garbage in the waste can.

Dress Code

Dress Code

Students should dress appropriately for school.  In cases where the student's dress inappropriate, he/she will be directed to the main office.

NO...

  • Halter tops
  • Short shorts 
  • Short skirts
  • Chains or chain wallets
  • Vulgar language
  • Gang or gang-related affiliation
  • Hats
  • Midriff baring tops
  • Underwear baring bottoms

Bus/Bicycles

Bicycles

Please park bicycles in the bicycle racks immediately upon arrival at school.  For protection, the bicycle should be locked and the serial number recorded at home. The school cannot assume responsibility for bicycles. Bicycle helmets are required by law.

Bus

The school district provides transportation for students to and from school.  All school rules apply on the bus.  If a student wishes to get off at a stop other than his/her own, he/she must bring a dated, signed parent request, and the student must obtain written administrative approval.  Please read the bus rules and regulations printed in the BSD Student-Familiy Handbook. Copies of this handbook are available upon request through the main office.  The Aloha-Huber Park office staff provides assistance regarding bus routes. Concerns about buses are to be directed to the Transportation Center at (503) 356-4200.

Cell Phones/Phone Messages/Personal Items

Phone Messages

Students will not be excused from class to accept or place phone calls except in the event of a family emergency. For the protection of the student, no messages will be taken for students from anyone other than parents or persons listed on the student enrollment emergency information form.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must remain off and inside backpacks during the school day.  Phones that ring/buzz during the school day will be taken to the office for parents to pick up.  In the event of an emergency, parents should call the main office. We will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged cell phones.

Personal Items

The only personal items appropriate to have at school are those that relate to the educational process. Aloha-Huber Park cannot be held responsible for replacing personal possessions lost or damaged at school.

Classroom Celebrations

Parties

Classroom parties occur up to two times a year, and are used to celebrate academic and social success. Please provide only commercially made food items.

Due to the large number of students at AHP, we are not able to accommodate Birthday parties for individuals at school.  If you still wish to recognize your child's birthday at school, we suggest that you buy a book for your child's classroom library. You can wrap the book for your child to open in class and present to his/her classmates and teacher for the classroom library.

Medication

Medication/Health

If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please do the following:

  1. An adult must bring the medication in the original container to the school's main office. 
  2. Complete a medication record and authorization form.

If your child has a health problem or condition that needs to have school consideration, please contact the school.  If your child is acutely injured or becomes ill, every effort will be made to contact you.  Please keep your emergency information up-to-date with current phone numbers of other responsible adults to call in case you are not available.

Attendance

Attendance Procedures

It is imperative that your child be in school every single day.  Families are encouraged to plan vacations, appointments, etc., at times when Aloha-Huber Park School is closed. 

Excused absences are absences such as those due to illness and medical/dental appointments. For excused absences, please follow these procedures:

  1. Call the attendance line at (503) 356-2000 before 8:30 a.m.
  2. For prearranged absences send a signed note with your child with the reason and the dates absent. 
  3. Any absences of 10 or more consecutive days will result in automatic withdrawl from school.

Absences and Tardiness:

Ten cumulative days of missed school, excused or unexcused, is considered excessive.  Excessive absences or tardiness will be immediately referred to the school's administration, who will take these steps in the following order:

Step 1: Phone call home.

Step 2: Student monitored for progress.

Step 3: Referral to WA County Truancy department if the problem persists.                    

**Students on administrative transfers from another school who accumulate excessive absences or tardiness, will have their transfers revoked for the current school year, and will be immediately sent back to their home school.

School/Facility Rental

Use of School Facilities/Grounds

Students and community members are not allowed to use school facilities/grounds without an approved Building/Facility Use Form.  This includes before and after school, weekends, and vacation periods. Contact the office for further information.

Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet

The Beaverton School District houses the Clothes Closet, which has clothing to distribute to any student who is in need.  Parents may get an access slip from the counselor at school. Parents may visit the Clothes Closet two times per student each year.

If you have good, clean clothing to donate, please bring it in a sturdy bag or box to the school office. If you would like a receipt for your donation please include a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Closed Campus

Closed Campus

Students are not permitted to leave the school grounds once they have arrived at school.  A student leaving the building or the grounds for any reason must have a parent/guardian sign-out in the main office.  The side gates are closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

*Parents will not be allowed to walk late students to classrooms (after 8:30am)

District Cooperation Between Schools and Police Agencies

District regulation 5000-28 governs cooperation by schools with law enforcement agencies.  School personnel are responsible for cooperation with, and making it possible for, law enforcement officials to interview students on school premises.  Please contact the school if you have questions or want a copy of the district regulation.