Astro September Update #2

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

It was wonderful to connect with families both at the Ice Cream Social and through our Welcome Conferences.

Here are answers to the frequently asked questions

  • Guidelines for knowing if your child is too sick for school are attached to this newsletter.
  • Students can bring water bottles to school. They can be filled at the bottle filling station or at the sink in the classroom.
  • If a student needs to quarantine, they will access school work through Google Classroom using their district issued Chromebook.
  • Breakfasts and lunches are free for all students and will be served in our cafeteria.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone inside the school building. Masks need to be worn outside when students are within 3 feet of each other.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Students will have assigned tables that are 3 feet apart. Once they are done eating they will put their masks on.
  • Students and staff will not be eating in the classrooms. If a class has snack time, it will be done outside.
  • In the classrooms, students will be spaced at least 3 feet apart as much as possible.
  • We will not have volunteers on campus until at least October 18th. More information to come.

More information about our return to school is available on our district website.

Hillsboro School District Back to School Information

  • Supply lists
  • School meals
  • Transportation information

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Parking Lot Safety

Our parking lot is a busy place, especially at dismissal time. Please make sure to use extreme caution so that everyone stays safe. Please use the picture below to understand how the parking lot flow works. It's important that if you are driving up to drop off or pick up that you remain in your vehicle. For dismissal time, please do not arrive prior to 1:50 pm (1:20 on Wednesday). This will help to relieve the back up of cars onto Cornelius Pass Road. If you are waiting in line and students haven't come out yet, please turn off your cars to minimize harmful car fumes children and staff are breathing. Thank you!
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Upcoming Dates

Sept 16 PTA Meeting, 7:00pm, check the website for the link

Sept 30 Back to School Night, Details to be determined

Oct 8 No School

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Black Village Survey

The Black Village Family Advisory Committee (BVFAC) advocates for the needs of students, and families of students, who identify in whole or in part as Black/African-American/African attending Hillsboro School District schools. We can be reached at #ITTAKES A VILLAGE

We would love to hear from our community and get your feedback as to what your needs are and what you would like to see moving forward. Please take some time to let us know.

Black Village Survey.

Ladd Acres Family Resources

How can we help you? We have resources and will do our best to help meet the needs of our students and families. Please fill in the form below for any resources you may need.

Arrival Procedure

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.

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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.

Pictures from our First Days of School

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

Easy ways to support Ladd Acres


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.