TuHS Weekly Update and More

Week of January 18-22

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Tigard-Tualatin School District is an Equal Opportunity School District. If you need an interpretation of this document, please call our English Language Learner Department at 503-431-4123.

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Student and Family Weekly Bulletin

Student/Parent Weekly Bulletin Jan. 18-22


***Monday, Jan. 18

No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


***Tuesday, Jan. 19

Virtual Homework Club, 4-5 PM meet.google.com/pvy-dzkn-ayu


***Wednesday, Jan. 20

Hosa Club Meeting, 9:30-10 am, https://meet.google.com/fhu-cyhs-jpa


Advisory check-in, 10-10:30 AM, attendance required.


College and Career Drop-In Time, Wednesdays at 11:30-12:30, http://bit.ly/CollegeCareerDropIn



MEChA Club Meeting, noon, https://meet.google.com/mfh-wsof-med



***Thursday, Jan. 21

Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC), 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM, https://meet.google.com/wtk-vizw-iji


Virtual Homework Club, 4-5 PM meet.google.com/pvy-dzkn-ayu



***Friday, Jan. 22


The non-school day this month: January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday).

The non-school days next month: February 5th (Teacher Grading Day), 15th (President's Day), 24th (Teacher PD (Professional Development) Day).


ACT/SAT Prep class online - Jan. 20 - Feb. 17, 2021, 2:45-4:15pm. Get ready to do your best on the ACT and/or SAT with this class taught by LeKisha Moore of Moore 4 More Tutoring. Hear strategies for choosing the right answers; how to make the best use of your test-taking time; and how to determine if you should take the ACT, SAT, or both. Bonus: one-on-one discussion of how your scores match up to the requirements of your preferred colleges. (Note: class focuses on HOW to answer ACT & SAT questions, not the specific answers to those questions. It is also not a review of the school curriculum.) Enrollment limited to 25 students; in case of high demand, a second section may be added. Tuition: $175 (For tuition assistance, email ftts.seed@gmail.com before registering.) To register, visit: www.the-ftts.org/seed


Interested in helping your peers via online tutoring? Join the WeLearn Tutoring Team! We are a team of TuHS students who will be offering free, online academic support to help our peers and younger students during this unprecedented time. Please fill out the following form if you are interested in becoming a WeLearn tutor: https://forms.gle/Zipn5vG25nY4kRFo7 After filling out the above form, you should be contacted shortly about the onboarding process including a required tutor orientation. Thank you for your interest in helping the student community!


The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meets on Thursdays 3:45-4:30 pm via Google meet. New students are always welcome and invited to join us as we identify and advocate for the health-related needs of Tualatin High School students. https://meet.google.com/wtk-vizw-iji


Are you interested in joining Tualatin's GSA? The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is an LGBTQ+ affinity group open to students of all identities. We meet weekly on Mondays from 4-5 PM, our next meeting is Jan. 25th. For more information, please email Ms. Fontaine at jfontaine@ttsd.k12.or.us. Link to join: meet.google.com/ejh-idou-bfp


The Packbackers Fan Gear Pop Up store is open. Hurry, the shop closes on Friday, January 22, 2021! https://bit.ly/3opfHRx

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An important message from the Athletic Department for Senior Athletes

There have been questions about Seniors participating in Athletics after they have graduated.

The OSAA has maintained that as long as students were eligible at the start of Season 4, they will remain eligible after graduating during the course of the season.

The OSAA Executive Board will be reviewing eligibility for Seniors who are eligible to graduate early, however, at this time, students must be enrolled in 3 of 4 classes regardless of whether they need those classes to graduate!

Athletic Outdoor Practices have started- Please contact your athlete's coach directly for a schedule

College and Career Center News


Calling all students interested in the Arts!
On February 6, 2021, from 2:00-4:00 pm the organization, Tualatin Valley Creates has an upcoming free virtual workshop designed to inspire and empower teens interested in careers in the arts. There will be an interactive webinar, "Teens:Choosing a Career in the Creative Industries". Students will learn from professionals about careers in creative industries and discover various pathways in the arts. Register HERE


Explore the Trades!
Have you had an interest in a career in the trades but not sure where your talents lie? Click here to access The Craft Pro Personality Quiz developed by Build Your Future Resources which allows students to answer a collection of questions to help find which type of trade is the best fit.


Looking for Scholarships?

Visit the TuHS College and Career Center website to find a list of scholarships

Complete the OSAC scholarship application

Contact financial aid departments at colleges

Connect with your TuHS College and Career Coordinators

Apply now so you don't miss the due dates!


A few scholarships to consider:

HMC Scholarship - Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Due 1/31 Multiple scholarships for students Latino students in the Portland Metropolitan area. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and will be evaluated on academics, extra-curricular activities, community service, written essays and letters of recommendation.


Portland State University Gaining Awareness & Networking for Academic Success (GANAS)

Due 1/31 The Multi-Cultural Retention Services offers 4 programs to help students freshman year. These are year-long support/mentor programs designed to help new students transition to P.S.U from high school. Students enrolled in this program will become active members of the campus community and will acquire skills and tools that will lead to continuing success beyond the first year at P.S.U.


LAM Research Core Values Scholarship - Due 2/1 This $10,000 scholarship is given to one Tualatin High student each year. The application is open to anyone with a 2.7 GPA and requires one letter of recommendation and an essay about how you represent their core values (achievement, honesty & integrity, innovation & continuous improvement, mutual trust & respect, open communication, ownership & accountability and teamwork). The application opens on January 1st. Check out their flyer to start working on your essay now!

A message from the Neighborhood Health Center at Tualatin High School

BinaxNOW rapid COVID testing is now available for SYMPTOMATIC kids ages 12+ at Tualatin HS SBHC – call to schedule!


Neighborhood Health Center – Tualatin High School, School-Based Health Center

Main office line: 503.941.3180

Fax: 503.563.6969

Direct office line: 503.941.3182

Parent Information

Immunization Exclusion Day is February 17- Take advantage of the Neighborhood Health Center at Tualatin High School and the School Based Health Center at Tigard High to Vaccinate your student


Exclusion Week is a week set aside by the school district for all students with outstanding

immunizations to come to their SBHC and receive them. Exclusion Day is Wednesday,

February 17, 2021. is is the deadline by the State of Oregon for all immunizations to be

completed.


see attached flyer for details

Tualatin Together - Important Survey- We need your help!

This year, we have collectively experienced circumstances without precedent in our lifetimes. As the world continues to face a global pandemic, we know that COVID-19 is not the only deflating agent running rampant through our communities. Continuous change with no resources has led to countless numbers of our youth who are deflated and in need of coping skills.


At Tualatin Together, we believe that inflating our youth with strategies for them to bounce back better and stronger is our priority in helping them achieve their full potential. We need your help to learn more about how our youth access information, are currently coping, and together connect and plan how we will support our youth as they navigate today, tomorrow, and beyond.


Please fill out this 3-5 minute survey and consider attending our 7th Annual Community Champions Event on January 21, 2021, from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom) by registering today. Links to the survey can be found here. For English click HERE. For Spanish click HERE. To learn more or register for this FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, please click HERE or go to www.tualatintogether.org/events.

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Paying for Adulting: Real World Money Skills," online, Thursdays, Feb. 11-March 18, 4:00-5:00pm - Presented by the SEED program of The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools.

Curriculum created by the National Endowment for Financial Education; taught by Dawn Torres-Gale, Tigard High parent and Accredited Financial Counselor.

Most helpful for juniors and seniors nearing "adulting."

Topics include:

*Creating realistic money goals, a spending plan and a budget;
*Borrowing money wisely and the value and pitfalls of credit cards;

*Calculating your earning power, job benefits, taxes;

*Making money work for you and why you should care about the “time value of money";

*Evaluating financial services companies (banks, credit unions) and how each can help you take care of your cash.


Tuition assistance is available; email ftts.seed@gmail.com for details. Cost: $50 for first student from a household; $5 for each additional household member. More details and registration at www.the-ftts.org/seed

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE CALENDAR

Feb. 1st thru 4th - Regular teaching days including Wednesday

Thursday, Feb 4th- Last day of the semester


Friday, Feb 5th- Grading day


Monday, Feb 8th- First day of 2nd semester Wednesday, Feb 10th: Regular Wed. schedule

Main Office Hours - Monday- Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Please call (503-431-5600) when you are in the parking lot and let us know what you are picking up/ dropping off- We will meet you at the main office South side entrance

TTSD students age 12 and older can now receive a COVID-19 rapid test from the SBHC at Tualatin High School

Students must be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to receive a test. Tests will be given on Thursday afternoons with more availability to come in the future. Students can make an appointment to get tested by calling the Tualatin SBHC phone number at 503.941.3180. They will be asked screening questions to ensure they meet criteria for testing.

Pay Club Fees Online

Link: https://or-tigardtualatin.intouchreceipting.com/

Parents, please use your child's account to pay for school fees. In order to ensure proper registration information, please do not create a guest account.

There will be a $2 convenience fee with all online purchases.

Login:
User Name = Synergy student ID number (lunch number)
Password = Student's last name (First letter is uppercase/Case Sensitive)

If you have any issues logging in, please email Jacky Torres (jguerrero-landa@ttsd.k12.or.us) for assistance.

Supporting your child’s mental health during COVID-19

The Neighborhood Health Center's Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Pruett RN, MSN, CPNP, shared a few tips for families on how to support their child’s mental health during these challenging times.


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Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing?

The school counselor can provide consultation, student check-in's, or referral to outside services. Contact the school office to be connected to the Counselor or Family Partnership Advocate


¿Su hijo o su familia tienen problemas de salud o bienestar mental? Su consejero escolar está disponible para consultas y conectarse con estudiantes. Comuníquese con la oficina para comunicarse con el consejero/a escolar.