General Earl Boyles Information
Immunizations are an excellent way to protect yourself and your family against many diseases. Age-appropriate immunization starts at birth and continues through adulthood, with special emphasis through age two. Senate Bill 895, passed in 2015, requires schools and child care facilities to have their immunization and exemption rates available at their main offices, on their websites, and for parents on paper or electronic format. Visit: https://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/immunization-rates/ for information on your school’s immunization rates. If you have questions, please contact:
Multnomah County’s Immi Team
PRESCHOOL FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS:
Earl Boyles is proud to continue to offer preschool to our 3 and 4 year olds living in our enrollment area. The preschool is in partnership with MECP, Head Start and David Douglas. We believe that by partnering early with families we can support your child through their educational journey together.
Wellness Highlights Brochure:
Safe Oregon (https://www.safeoregon.com/) is a state sponsored website that is a place for students and families to report concerns, including bullying or safety issues, to the school. We will review this with students, but want you to know about this resource as well.
As we see more and more edible with Cannabis as the main ingredient we need to remind students not to take candy from people. Unfortunately the edibles are looking more and more like the candy our children eat. You may consider having the discussion with your child about this, and share this quiz that was shared by Miss McDonald: http://pillsvscandy.com/
Teachers are using this quiz when teaching safety lessons from the Great Body Shop to discuss this topic.
Immunization and Exemption Rates Report
Immunizations are an excellent way to protect yourself and your family against many diseases. Age-appropriate immunization starts at birth and continues through adulthood, with special emphasis through age two. Senate Bill 895, passed in 2015, requires schools and child care facilities to have their immunization and exemption rates available at their main offices, on their websites, and for parents on paper or electronic format. If you have questions, please contact:
Multnomah County’s Immi Team
CHANGE IN DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY:
Last summer our district reviewed our Wellness Policies and they were updated, revised and adopted by our school board. The policies are aligned with the Federal standards under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Oregon Physical Education 2017 and USDA’s Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.The district is committed to the optimal development of every student and believes that a positive, safe and healthy learning environment is necessary for students to have the opportunity to achieve. Here are a few of our commitments and Key changes to DDSD wellness policies:
- New rules around which foods are available to students outside of meals
- All foods used for rewards offered on the school campus will meet or exceed the nutrition standards set by the USDA and the Oregon Smart Snacks Standards. This includes, but is not limited to rewards and incentives.
- All foods offered as celebrations on the school campus are encouraged to meet the nutrition standards set by the USDA and the Oregon Smart Snacks Standards. This includes, but is not limited to, celebrations and parties. Please do not send cupcakes or candies as birthday treats to the classroom. The treats must meet the Smart Snack Standards and you can see if they do by using the Smart Snack Standards calculator at: https://foodplanner.healthiergeneration.org/calculator/
- New guidance for marketing of foods and beverages at school
- Changes to how often schools need to report on their progress and who they need to involve in the process
- Improved guidance about monitoring and evaluation of policies
- All foods and beverages sold and used for rewards to students must meet Smart Snacks requirement
- Smart Snacks are in effect for the entire school day (midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the school day) across the entire school campus.
- Physical activity will not be withheld for punishment
- The district will integrate wellness activities throughout the entire school environment
Our district is fully committed to insuring compliance with the Smart Snacks standards. A Smart Snack food item must:
- Be a grain product that contains 50% or more whole grain or have as the first ingredient whole grain; or
- Have as the first ingredient, one of the non-grain major food groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy or protein foods; or
- Be a combination food that contains one quarter cup of fruit and /or vegetable; or
- Have one of the food items above as a second ingredient if water is the first ingredient
As we work to change our foods and beverages across campus, we would appreciate your support. We know as we all embrace change together and work together to find solutions during this change process that we can all be successful! If you have questions regarding our districts Wellness Policy, please give us a call.
Baby and Toddler Care
Earl Boyles School has many programs for families with children 0 to 5 years old! Caregivers and young children play and learn in a beautiful classroom specially designed for infants and toddlers. If you are interested in participating in any of these great opportunities, please contact the coordinator identified for each program.
For more general information about IRCO EB SUN or our early childhood efforts, please contact Reymond Drew (503) 528-4059 or (503) 256-6554 ex. 8105. Happy learning!
All students will receive free breakfast starting at 8:35 am.
PBIS at Earl Boyles!
Earl Boyles uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to ensure our behavioral expectations are taught and reinforced in all common areas of the school (hallways, commons, arrival, dismissal, etc…) You’ve probably seen our PBIS posters that highlight our expectations all around our school. We have a team of administrators, teachers, and classified staff that meet twice monthly to review discipline data, problem-solve ways to continue to strengthen positive behavior school-wide, and plan school-wide rewards. At Earl Boyles, we focus on four behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. Be Ready, Always Try, Respect, Keep Safe- which stands for BARK!
Youth Truth Survey
Earl Boyle’s teachers do not have a supply list for students. Instead, there is a one-time supply fee of $20.00 per child. This fee is for consumable supplies that will be used throughout the year. During the summer, teachers purchase supplies in bulk and are able to buy higher quality supplies at a lower price. This promotes equity because everybody has the same color, size, and style of school supplies. Please provide a backpack for your child to carry his/her classroom work, school letters, etc. to and from home. You may pay your child’s supply fee by check, cash, or money order in the office. We will accept supply fee payments at our Back to School Night or you can send it with your child on the first day of school. If you send the payment with your child, please put it in an envelope with your child’s first and last name written on the front of the envelope. You will receive a receipt for the paid fee. If you cannot pay the full amount, please come talk to me and we will work something out for your family.
SUN COMMUNITY SCHOOL:
Earl Boyles is a SUN Community School. The SUN Service System (SUN) leads to educational success and family self-sufficiency through an integrated network of social and support services for youth, families and community members. This nationally recognized system of care, works to ensure families are healthy so they can champion and support their children. Through our SUN partnership, we are able to offer a weekly food pantry, after school classes, adult education, and many more exciting experiences.We will continue to provide an opportunity for after-school SUN. Be on the lookout in September for the registration form if you are interested in having your child participate.
Important information for Pre-K & Kindergarten:
- Preschool and Kindergarten will be on a staggered start schedule and information will be mailed home to families
- Doors open at 8:35 am for students eating breakfast and classrooms are open at 8:55.
- Preschool morning session starts at 8:30-11:45, and the afternoon session begins at 12:30-3:45
- School hours for grades K-5 are 9:15 am – 3:30 pm.
- Connect with Pre-K
- Connect with Kindergarten
Become a SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today) Volunteer here at Earl Boyles
We are looking for 7 volunteers to read one-on-one with our kindergarten and third-grade students for an hour on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. Have fun with books while supporting literacy skills! Visit www.getsmartoregon.org or call 971-634-1603 for more information.
OPB’s Class of 2025 Project
Important Note About Parking
Multiple families have had their vehicles towed or nearlt towed for parking in the apartment complex lot across the street or for parking right out in front of the apartment. Please be aware that is not a public parking space and find parking elsewhere. The circles in the pictures above show where NOT to park. Please be mindful!