Astro November Update #2

Dream big. Reach for the stars. Together we achieve success!

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child's teacher during conferences. There are so many challenges during this time and staying connected helps us get through them together. One image that I think of when it comes to the success of students is a 3 legged stool. One leg is the student, one is the school and one is the family. We are all necessary to support the educational success of our students.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

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Information About Returning to In-Person Learning

For more information about Comprehensive Distance Learning, Washington County metrics and the HSD Board decision, please visit our 202-21 School Year website.

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Upcoming Dates

Nov. 11-24 Scholastic Book Fair Online

Nov. 19 PTA Meeting via Google Meet at 7:00 pm

Nov. 26-27 No School - Thanksgiving and Non-Contract Day

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Would having a holiday meal help your family?

What-holiday meal to be cooked and/or heated at your home

When-delivered 11/23 or 11/24

How-contact Mrs.Owens

Via email-

Via text-971-220-6846

(please indicate student name, parent contact with phone number and number in family)

There are a limited number of meals. Please contact Mrs. Owens as soon as possible.

Homelessness Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please see the attached flyers for resources.

The Parenting Warmline Reach Out Oregon

Parents supporting parents

As caregivers, we have experienced navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community ready to talk, parent to parent.



Discussion Forum

Live Chat

Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support


Answered by BIPOC Counselors

M-F from 8:30AM- 5:00PM

Information about Vaccines

HSD Nurses care. Vaccines help. You’ll miss less school if you get them.

Did you know? Vaccines are more important than ever this year!

On-line Verification

The district would like all parents to go in and do online verification to make changes to their student’s information, or just to verify that no changes are needed. Here is a link to information on what to do. If there are any questions give the office a call at 503-844-1300. The verification window closes at the end of November. Thank you.

Use Sora to Find Books to Read

Sora, the Student Reading App is available K-12!

  • We currently have over 700 ebook titles, and 94 audiobook titles for grades K - 12, in English and Spanish

  • Sora can be accessed through desktop computers or smart devices

  • A public library card can be added to Sora to expand your options

  • Sora is available for any person with an HSD account, including staff.

  • Users log in with their HSD username and password.

Sora Resources:

Instructions in Spanish - Instructions in English - Video tutorials - Request a title!

Parent Resources

321 Insight for Parents

Parents can now access some of the key 321 Insight videos for free. These videos are on a range of topics that you may find helpful.

Parent access to 321 Insight Key Videos

Go To:

Click Log In

Username: hillsboro

Password: parent

Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning

Learning right now has its own unique set of challenges (to say the least). Your child may be exhibiting extra challenges focusing, experiencing strong emotions, or may even be reluctant to participate in learning. Things may go from being totally awesome to full on tears in a matter of seconds. You may even be experiencing something similar yourself. Now that school is at home, it can be hard to separate the role of parent from the role of supportive at-home teacher. This is all normal and it is all hard! To help support you and your students during comprehensive distance learning, we've created a website full of resources, tips, and ideas to help, especially for the times when staying positive can feel impossible. Just like in our brick and mortar classrooms, students can access a calm corner to help them self-regulate, look through options to develop their own self-care or coping skills kit for managing large emotions, and explore our tips for family collaboration to make distance learning successful. Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!

School Counseling Website:

Student Success Coach Website:

Ladd Acres PTA News

Read-a-thon Results

As a school we read 51,617 minutes!!! That is almost 36 days non-stop!

Our top reader was Brinkley Kasper in Mrs. Cameron’s 6th grade class. Brinkley read 2,775 minutes. Congratulations Brinkley!

This year we raised …drumroll please….$11,024.17. Great work Astros!

The Top Fundraising class was Ms. Estep’s class with $2,545.

The Top Reading class was Mrs. Cameron’s with 9,557 minutes

72 of you brought in $25 or more! That’s a lot of Ladd Acres water bottles!

53 Ladd students brought in $50 or more! They received raffle tickets and were able to put those tickets in the raffle drawings of their choice.

Ladd Acres PTA website


Easy ways to support Ladd Acres

School Meals

School meals will be delivered by our school buses. Please use MyBus Student Route Look up to find your assigned stop and delivery time. You will use your student's school id number as the login and their birthdate (in MM/DD/YY format) as the password.

Hillsboro School District Website for the 20-21 School Year

This link will take you to the page on the HSD website that has the up to date information about this school year.

20-21 School Year


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.

The safety and well being of our students is our number one priority and we are here to help, as well as our community partners. We know that the global pandemic has been challenging in many ways, including mental health of those in our community. Therefore we want to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month"), which has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. Many national organizations such as NAMI, Mental Health America, and other affiliates spotlight Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigma associated with mental health. The Hillsboro School District also wants to spotlight and thank our local resources and organizations that continue to be available for support during COVID-19. Please go to for more information or for immediate access please call the agencies listed. (Admin: See above Support Sticker to post with this message). Our school staff are available Monday-Thursday for any assistance or questions that you or your student may have and we appreciate your partnership during these unprecedented times.