Kinnaman Elementary School Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
- After-School Activities
- Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
- Attendance & Tardiness Policies
- Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters and Roller Blades
- Class Change Policy
- Clothes for Kids
- Conduct & Discipline
- Emergency School Closure Procedures
- Health Information
- Home-Prepared Food
- Home/School Communication
- Instructional Program
- Lost & Found
- Personal Articles at School
- Progress Reports
- Registration Information/Updating Information
- Safety and Security
- Student Services
- Volunteer Procedures
- BSD Student & Family Handbook
Some after-school activities will be offered during the school year. Information will be shared through ParentSquare. Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District also offers a number of after-school sports activities that are held at various Beaverton Schools. Please check their website for further information and details.
Students and parents/visitors are welcome to enter the building at 8:15 A.M. There is no supervision prior to this time. Direct supervision for students begins at 8:15 A.M. Please do not have children arrive prior to this time. Supervision concludes at dismissal, which is 3:05 P.M. Staff is assigned to supervise “parent pick-up” students until 3:15 P.M. at the north entrance. If you encounter an emergency, please call the office to advise them of your late arrival. If students want to play at school after hours, they must first go home and report to parents or child care providers. They may return to the playground after 4:00 P.M., but no supervision will be provided.
Parents whose children do not take the bus should plan to have them arrive between 8:15 and 8:30 A.M. Breakfast is served from 8:15 to 8:30 A.M.
Crossing guards are on duty from 8:15 to 8:30 A.M. at the intersection of Kinnaman Road and 193rd Avenue, and across from Westword Avenue in front of the school. Children whose parents allow them to ride bikes to school should be instructed on the safest route to school and on bike safety rules. The lack of sidewalks on certain streets in the Kinnaman area can make bike riding dangerous. Parents are responsible for ensuring that bike riders know and follow bike safety rules. Oregon law requires bike riders to wear helmets.
A small percentage of Kinnaman children live within walking distance of the school (less than one mile). Parents are responsible for teaching their children to follow a safe route to and from school and for instructing their children on safe walking rules.
MORNING CAR DROP OFF
For the safety of all children, we ask that car passengers be dropped off at the doors at the north end of the building. Students may NOT be dropped off at our main entrance before 8:30. The main entrance is used only for buses prior to this time. Please do not allow your child to walk or run through the parking lot. Please see the section below for traffic patterns.
AFTERNOON CAR PICK UP
School dismissal time is 3:05 P.M. Bus riders will walk to their designated bus with their teachers. Children who are picked up by parents stay with a duty teacher at the parent pick up location at the doors of the north end of the building until 3:15. A crossing guard will assist walkers and bike riders and those who must cross either Kinnaman or 193rd Avenue prior to buses leaving the main parking lot.
TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERN
Students arriving by bus will continue to disembark at the front door, but other vehicles dropping students will be asked to use the north parking lot and drop students at the double doors between 8:15 and 8:30. These doors will be locked promptly at 8:30 A.M. Students arriving after the morning bell will need to enter the front door and report to the office for a late slip. Please read these guidelines carefully and share them with anyone who may be dropping off or picking up your child.
Parents are responsible for letting their child's teacher know their child's dismissal plan and must provide a written note if there are changes to that plan. If you are making a change to your child's dismissal plan, please notify the front office, preferably before 11:00 A.M. This will help to ensure that messaging gets delivered to the classroom teacher prior to dismissal. Children are released only to their parents or to a previously approved adult.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please use the following procedure:
- Call the attendance line at 503-356-2421, by 8:30 A.M. if possible.
- State your name, your child's name, teacher and grade, the date, and reason for absence. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you by 9:30 A.M., an automated phone call and/or email will be sent to the number/address listed as the main contact.
- The school day begins promptly at 8:30 A.M. Children who arrive after 8:30 are counted as tardy. If your child arrives late in the morning, he/she must report to the office to sign in.
BICYCLES AT SCHOOL
Children are welcome to ride their bicycles to school, but parents are responsible for their bike riders. Please instruct your child on a safe riding route. Children are expected to use their bicycle safety knowledge while riding.
There are bike racks located on each end of the building. Children should bring an adequate bike lock to school to secure bikes in the racks. Remember that a law is now in place requiring children to wear safety helmets. It is advisable to take helmets into the building.
Bike riders must walk their bikes once they are on the school grounds and while crossing the street at the crosswalks. At the end of the day, bikers will be released by the duty person to meet and cross with the walkers.
SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLER BLADES
Skateboards and roller blades are not allowed at Kinnaman because they are not considered a safe means of transportation during the busy arrival and dismissal times.
Generally, class changes happen through an administrative change or an individual change. These each have different protocols.
An administrative change is rare and will generally impact several students between several classes within a grade level. Administrative class changes occur when classes need to be reshuffled for a variety of reasons. For instance, our school could lose a teacher or gain a teacher early in the year due to enrollment. In these situations, the principal and the various groups listed above would reconvene and reconfigure classes. Our goals would be to create the least impact on students as possible and to rebalance the classes. During an administrative change we are unable to accommodate parent and student requests in an effort to create balanced classes.
Individual changes occur when one particular student is moved out of a classroom after the school year has started. Our policy is that this is a last and final resort after a reasonable amount of time has been spent in the classroom and several other interventions have proven unsuccessful. If a parent feels there is an issue between a student and a teacher we ask that you first contact the teacher to discuss the issue.
The district-run Clothes for Kids is now open. Appointments are required. To schedule, please use the "book appointment" button, or call 503-356-4322. Visits are limited to one adult with four children or two adults with 8 children. All visitors must wear masks. If you don't have your own, we'll provide one.
Clothes for Kids is located in the portable on the west side of the District Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Road.
Beaverton Schools must sometimes close due to extreme weather conditions (snow or ice), natural disasters (earthquake), or emergencies within their particular buildings (extended loss of power). Many times you can learn about closures prior to the school day via radio or TV; at other times however, that is not possible. The following emergency procedures may help at those times:
FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN
It is important that you discuss with your child what he/she should do or where he/she should go, if school is dismissed early. As you plan, remember that Kinnaman may be without the benefit of telephones should they go down or become overloaded.
EMERGENCY CLOSURES DURING THE DAY
Weather, loss of electricity or water, etc. could force closure of a school during the school day. A decision to close school during regular school hours will originate from the Superintendent's office. Children who usually ride the bus will be released when their route bus arrives at school. Most likely we will make two bus runs; in that case we would dismiss the older children first, so that they might provide some level of care, if necessary, for younger siblings arriving a short time later. Your role will be to ensure that they can get into your home or be met by a neighbor, if that earlier-than-usual dismissal time makes it impossible for you to be there. If there is a question about the safety of the circumstances to which we are releasing a child, we will hold him/her at school until we hear from you or you can pick him/her up.
EARLY MORNING WEATHER RELATED CLOSURES
In the event of school closures due to weather, information will be announced on most radio and TV stations beginning at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. No one is usually available on those days to take phone calls at school, since most staff members do not report early enough to help. The Beaverton School District website will post updated information regarding school closures on a regular basis and is always an excellent source of information.
Emergency information is now available by subscribing to a free service called Flash Alert. Log on to www.flashalert.net, click on the Portland button, then Washington County Schools, then Beaverton School District. Once you have entered your information, you will receive both an email and a text message informing you of any school closures, delays, or emergency information.
Families and students can opt in for school district text messages. Your cell phone number must be on file at Kinnaman. Text “yes” to 67587 to subscribe.
EARLY MORNING – TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE
Information about the morning "two-hour delay" schedule is also broadcast on TV, radio stations and the district website beginning at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. The schedule for those days is as follows:
- Grades K-5: School begins at 10:30
- Buses pick up children at bus stops two hours after their usual pickup time.
Success in school depends in part on your child's physical health and well-being. Be sure your child:
- Gets adequate sleep
- Maintains a proper diet and starts each day with a good breakfast
- Has been taught to wash his/her hands after using the restroom
- Has periodic medical, dental, and vision checkups
A sick child needs to be at home to protect that child and prevent exposing other students. A child with a fever in the evening needs to remain home the next day until the child is without fever for 24 hours.
If your child is acutely injured or becomes ill, every effort will be made to contact you. Please keep the emergency information up-to-date with current phone numbers of other responsible adults to call in case you are not available.
If your child has any special illness, allergy, or other important medical history, give this information to the child's teacher and to the secretary in the office so that appropriate staff can be notified. In the case of asthma or anaphylaxis, our school nurse will contact you to develop a health management plan in cooperation with your child’s doctor.
BSD has a too sick for school policy outlined here.
Oregon State Law requires students to have the following immunizations by the age of six:
- DPT: 5 injections (series of 3 doses + 2 boosters)
- Polio: 4 doses (series of 2 doses + 2 boosters)
- MMR (Measles Rubeola or hard measles): 2 injections or proof of disease
- Mumps: Injection required for entry
- Rubella (German Measles): 1 injection or proof of the disease
- Varicella (Chicken Pox): 2 injections or proof of disease
- Hepatitis B: series of 3 doses Kindergarten through grade 5 required
To enter school, your child must have one DPT injection, one Polio dose, 1 Varicella, 1 Hepatitis and the MMR injection. Any child not in compliance will be excluded from school. If you anticipate having difficulty complying with the immunization law, or have difficulty providing the appropriate dates, you may wish to contact your physician or the Public Health Department (503-648-8881) for assistance.
Students who must take medication during school hours must comply with these State and School District requirements:
- Parents must bring the medication in its original container. Pharmacies will provide duplicate containers. The label will need to state the student's name, dosage, time, prescription number, and the physician's name. A count of the medication and parent signature will also be required.
- A medication record and authorization form will need to be filled out by parents in the school office.
- Over-the-counter drugs (aspirin, cough medicine, etc.) are treated the same as prescriptions. Emergency medications (such as bee sting kits) must be accompanied by your doctor's written directions for use.
School accident insurance and dental insurance is available. The insurance is designed to help you cover the unforeseen accidents requiring medical treatment that can occur to children in even the safest environments. A flyer about student insurance is included in the individual student packet your child brings home the first day of school.
Our elementary instructional program includes language arts (reading, written and oral language, and spelling), math, science, health, social studies, library skills, art, physical education, computer skills, and guidance and counseling. During the time children attend Kinnaman, we work to help them learn and develop academic skills, respect and get along with others, and become responsible, self-directed, lifelong learners.
More information about the curriculum will be provided to families at our Back to School Night.
Each student is assigned an individual meal account which can be accessed using their 6-digit student account number, which all students memorize. More information is available at the Nutrition Services website, or by calling 503-356-3955.
For the 2021-2022 school year ALL students in the Beaverton School District will receive free meals which include breakfast and lunch.
Due to continuing COVID safety precautions, visitors will not be permitted to have lunch with students. Additionally, for liability reasons, parents are not allowed to go to recess with their child after lunch.
Toys, money and other personal articles (including electronics) must be kept at home unless specifically requested by the teacher as part of a special activity. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or traded items brought to school. Cell phones must be turned off and kept in the student’s backpack.
DRILLS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
All students in Beaverton schools participate in an evacuation (fire) drill at least once each month. In addition, we hold individual school and district wide earthquake drills.
We prepare for unexpected emergency and crisis situations by practicing both Lock Out drills (person of concern is outside the building), and Lock Down drills (person of concern is inside the building), several times per year. If you would like more information about these policies, please contact our Public Safety Department, or Kinnaman’s principal.
EARTHQUAKE AND NATURAL DISASTER PROCEDURE
As school employees we have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of our students and staff. Information has been compiled to help ensure safety in the event of an earthquake and the staff is prepared to meet both the immediate needs of a natural disaster and the needs for up to six hours following a disaster. In the event of a natural disaster, Teachers will not release students to parents who have not first checked in with office personnel.
IDENTIFICATION BADGES REQUIRED
STAFF – All Beaverton School District employees are required to wear identification badges.
VISITORS – All visitors to the school or grounds, including parents, must wear an identification badge between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. These are available in the office when you sign in on the computer. If you are not wearing a badge, don't be surprised if you are stopped by a student or staff member and politely asked to return to the main office to check in. We encourage family members that would like to visit their child to come at lunchtime, however, due to liability reasons visitors are not allowed to go out to recess with students after lunch.
SAFETY TO AND FROM SCHOOL
Please remind your children of these basic personal safety rules:
- Plan a safe route to and from school for walkers and explain traffic hazards and safe crossings.
- Remind children never to talk to strangers or to accept rides or presents from them.
- Be sure your child knows the safe use of a bicycle before he/she rides on the streets. Bicycles must be left in the bike rack and should be locked when they are left at school. Parents make the decision whether a child rides a bike, walks, or rides the bus (where bus service is provided).
- A note from home is required when there is any change in a child's bus riding or walking routine. Without such a note, the child will be sent home in his/her usual manner.
- Be sure your child knows...
- The first and last names of parents or guardians
- His/her address and telephone number
- What to do if no one is at home after school
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Every elementary school in Beaverton houses an English language learners program which offers language development and academic support to students who are not yet fluent in English.
Kinnaman School is fortunate to have the services of two Elementary School Counselors. The counselor meets with children individually, in small groups, and with entire classes in an effort to meet a variety of needs in the area of social and emotional development.
All children receiving special education services at Kinnaman are enrolled in regular classrooms. Those needing specialized services receive additional support either within their own classroom or in the Resource Room. Qualification for services involves identifying students through teacher or parent referrals to the school Intervention Team that meets weekly to address student needs. Parents will always be invited to participate in the referral process and will be contacted prior to any child receiving special education services.
● SPEECH LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Specialists provide speech or language therapy to correct identified speech/language disorders. Therapy may include work on content, grammar and use of language, fluency, and articulation.
● SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
Our school psychologist is assigned to our school for several days each week. The school psychologist provides services to children identified through the Response to Intervention Team.
Volunteer Identification Badges
If you are a volunteer, your volunteer badge serves as this identification badge. Volunteer badges are available in the office. Please sign in on the computer in the front office. We require that ALL volunteers and visitors sign in and out. A district background check is mandatory for all volunteers, and we ask that you schedule volunteering in advance.
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION
We encourage all parents, grandparents and siblings over 18 to volunteer at school! Any person over the age of 18 who wishes to volunteer in a Beaverton School MUST fill out a background check prior to helping. The confidential background checks will be conducted by the District’s Public Safety Office at no charge to the volunteer. Once completed, your name and phone number will appear on an approved volunteer list available to appropriate staff and volunteer coordinators. No other information will be included on this list. Background checks are valid for at least two years.
Visit the Beaverton School District Volunteer webpage to complete the online form.
The following activities require background checks in Beaverton Schools:
- Classroom Volunteer
- PTO Activity Volunteer
- After School Volunteer
- Field Trip Chaperone