TSD9 Times-For Parents

October Issue

Message to Parents

We are now on our fourth week of Comprehensive Distance Learning. We know it has been challenging for students, parents, and teachers and are extremely proud of the strides that have been made by everyone. Thank you to all of you for your ongoing hard work, patience, and grace as we all work together.

We want to reassure you that we continue to have the goal of bringing more students back into our buildings. We maintain hope that we will be able to gradually implement in-person learning starting some time in the second trimester. Our plans for hybrid learning do hinge on the guidance of ODE as well as the state metric. We must be under 10 cases per 100,000 for three weeks in a row before the state will approve our opening. We have not met the metric for the last three weeks. Online learning will continue to be an option for families however, if they choose to not send their students back. As always, we are here to support you. Please feel free to call your child's school if you have questions.

Jennifer Guarcello

Communications/Grants/Foundation Director

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We Want to Help

We are trying to create many pathways for parents to access support in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL).

  • To receive personalized, building-specific Canvas and CDL help please reach out the names and numbers listed in the flyer below.
  • To get help with Chromebooks and passwords, please reach out to Emily Hanenkrat at hanenkrate@tillamook.k12.or.us or call 503-842-2566 ext.2270.
  • To view building-specific virtual learning tutorials, please click on the link below.

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact your child's school.

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As most of you know, the USDA has extended the waiver to allow free meals for all children ages 1-18 through Dec. 20 or until funding runs out. Tillamook School District will continue to deliver meals to children free of charge during Comprehensive Distance Learning. Meals can also be picked up at Tillamook High School between the hours of 12 and 1pm daily.

Meals will not be delivered or provided on non-school days. Looking ahead, meals will not be delivered on the following dates:

  • Oct. 9th
  • Oct. 21-23
  • Nov. 11
  • Nov. 25
  • Dec. 7
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 4
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Tillamook Kids Show Kindness

A local Tillamook student along with the help of her friends, recently showed a great deal of kindness to Estacada students impacted by Oregon wildfires. Instead of receiving gifts, Lila Bennett requested that her friends help her in putting together a care package for children who recently lost everything. The kids and their families all chipped in to help out other Oregon students in need. Proud of our Tillamook kids!
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Liberty Orientation

On September 10th and 11th, Liberty staff got to briefly see their students again. We held Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) orientation meetings, and 96% of our students and their families attended. These meetings were a chance for students and their parent to make a connection with the teacher, and learn all about the online platforms that will be used during CDL. We saw lots of masks, smiles, and positive statements about being a part of the Liberty School family.

South Prairie Orientation

South Prairie’s Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) Orientation was a huge success! Families masked up and fought the smoky air to make it into our school. Nearly 95% of our students came in to meet their teachers, peek at their classrooms, and have hands-on experience logging into Canvas and Acellus on their new chromebooks. These quick tutorials made it easier for families to have success in their first days of distance learning. Our staff said that those conferences have been their favorite days at work so far. Seeing our Prairie Dogs face to face was good for our hearts!
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East Holds Drive-up Orientation

East had over 90% participation in our drive-up orientation even though it was held under a gray-orange, smoke-filled sky. The opportunity to connect students, families and teachers was powerful and allowed us traction as we started Comprehensive Distance Learning. We all need to share the world we live in, and this gave us a personal moment to share. Go Panthers! Go East!"
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Tillamook Junior High Welcomes You

Tillamook Junior High Staff recently got together to introduce themselves in a creative way. Click on the button below to see who's working hard at the Jr. High.

Tillamook High School's Weekly Blog

THS staff are working hard to provide updates through a weekly blog (We know - technically it's vlog since we are recording it). A little bit of funny, a little bit of serious, and a whole lot of caring are going into these updates. To see the most recent recording click on the link below.

Trask Students Make African Drums

Students at Trask River High School spent the summer making African hand drums. These are often referred to as a Djembe or a Bougarabou; both very fun words to say! Through drum making, students learned how to safely use a miter saw, table saw, planer, and router. As they progressed on this project, they also learned how to use various sanding machines, do low temperature welding, and knot tying/weaving.
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Tillamook School District

The mission of the Tillamook School District is to prepare our students with the academic, artistic, and social skills necessary to become positive contributors to a changing world.