Astro August Update

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year! We are preparing for full in-person instruction this year with health and safety precautions. The first day of school will be September 9th. Teachers will be reaching out the week of the 30th to set up a time to connect with families on September 7th and 8th. Please watch your email to sign up for a time slot for a phone call or Google Meet.

We will be doing our Ice Cream Social this year. It will be a little bit different than in previous years. We will have grade K-3 come on Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm to meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. Grades 4th through 6th will come on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. If you have students who are in both grade-level groups, you can come on one night or both. The K-3 teachers will only be here on Tuesday and 4-6 teachers will only be here on Wednesday. You can still drop off supplies on either day. Families will also be able to tour our new gym. Masks will be required at all times unless you are eating your ice cream. Please socially distance from other families when you eating your ice cream.

Hillsboro School District Back to School Information

  • Supply lists
  • School meals
  • Transportation information

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Upcoming Dates

Sept 7-8 Family Connection Days

Sept 7 K-3 Ice Cream Social, 4:00 -6:00 pm

Sept 8 4-6 Ice Cream Social, 4:00-6:00 pm

Sept 9 School starts

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

We are excited to return to a more typical start time this year! Our doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for students who will want to eat breakfast (free for all students). Students coming for breakfast will go directly to the cafeteria, pick up breakfast and sit in an assigned seat. They must stay in the breakfast location until it is time to go to class. All students who ride the bus will be let in upon arrival and have the opportunity to have breakfast.

Students who are not eating breakfast go to the gym. They will sit in lines by class until they are dismissed to go to class.

Parents cannot enter the building or walk their students to class. You may walk them to the gate or the gym door. If you choose to do this, please park in the parking lot.

At dismissal, if you are going to park and meet your student, you can meet them at the gate between the gym and cafeteria. You can also do drive up in front of the school. We will bring the students out to your car. If you go through the drive-up lanes, do not get out of your car.


We are looking forward to having volunteers in our school this year! For the beginning of the year, we want to focus on setting our routines with the students and developing powerful relationships. Depending on current health and safety guidelines, we hope to welcome volunteers during quarter one. More information to come! This is a great time to be sure that your background check is current! Go to: to fill out the volunteer application.

School supplies & Chromebooks

Student supplies will be for individual use. Items which are typically shared (i.e. Kleenex, copy paper, etc) will be collected and stored for use when needed. Students are to bring their HSD assigned Chromebooks (fully charged) and chargers to school. With a huge thank you to the HSD Technology Bond, we will have new Chromebooks (faster and better!) for our students this fall. We will be checking out new Chromebooks to students and collecting the old ones.

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch are free for everyone this year. Students will be assigned a seat in the cafeteria for meals. Students will sit 3 feet apart for meals.


Parents are welcome to refer their child for services designed for students identified as talented and gifted. Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test of overall reading or math or on a mental abilities test, and have other confirming evidence that they learn at a rapid rate and advanced level, are identified as TAG students. With parent input, individual plans are made to adjust the rate and level of the student’s instruction to meet his or her specific needs.

If you think your child may qualify for TAG services, and want information about the referral and identification process, please contact: Laura Nicholas 5038441300 x 6816

Servicios para Estudiantes Talentosos y Dotados (TAG) Los padres son bienvenidos a recomendar a su hijo/a a los servicios diseñados para estudiantes identificados como TAG. Estudiantes cuales sacan más del 97 porciento en una prueba de logro nacionalmente Regularizada, o en habilidades mentales prueban y tienen otra evidencia confirmando que ellos aprenden a una proporción rápida, se identifica como TAG. Con las sugerencias del padre, se hacen planes individuales para ajustar la proporción y nivelar dela instrucción del estudiantes para satisfacer sus necesidades específicas.

Si usted piensa que su niño puede calificar para los servicios del TAG, y quiere información sobre la referencia y el proceso del resguardo, por favor en contacto a Laura Nicholas 5038441300 x6816

Attached Flyers

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  • Chess Wizards

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.

Ladd Acres PTA website

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Resources for Families

This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.

Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.