HSD - Title 6

Native American/ Alaska Native Education Program

Welcome Spring!

As many of our students head back to school. I want to make sure you know how to access the most up-to-date information from the District. Families can easily access district updates on the district webpage. Check out the weekly Hot News Podcast and Return-to-School Planning Updates. If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out for clarification or questions. I am here to help!

Please take the time to give your feedback on the surveys, check out the career exploration opportunities and the summer programs offered for High School Students. If you know of any programs offered, send the information my way, and I will put it on our Facebook page or district website. Enjoy the warm spring days!!

Daria Martin-Bigham

Education Liasion for Title 6 NA/AN Education Program

Wednesday - April 21 -- Virtual NA/AN PAC Meeting @ 6:30 PM

Mark your calendar and plan to be at our next Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting. Heather Ferrin-Meyers from the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, School to Career Director, will spend the first part of our meeting explaining what opportunities our students can participate in this Spring and Summer! She has so many valuable resources so bring a notepad to take notes!

Agenda Items:

- Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School to Career Program

- SPED resources

- Activities coming in May

- Summer Programs

- Graduate Honoring

Meeting Information:

Google Meet joining info


Or dial: +​1​ ​2​5​4​-​8​6​3​-​1​6​8​0 PIN: 7​0​9​ ​4​6​6​ ​4​9​4​#

Family Needs Assessments Survey

To best serve our NA/AN students in our school district. I would appreciate the feedback only you can offer. Please take the time to fill out this Needs Assessment Survey as your voice will give our district guidance and provides helpful information when we apply for the Title 6 federal grant.

Disability Resource Fair

Our Student Services department welcomes everyone in the HSD community to attend a Disability Resource Fair on Thursday, Apr. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Zoom.

Community-based organizations from all over Washington County will share information on the services they provide and how you can access them: Washington County Disability Services, Project Search, Abilities Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, and many more.

CDL Experience and Fall Planning Surveys

Students grades 4-12 and families and staff should have received a survey asking about their experiences with CDL and their preliminary plans for the fall. The response window is short - the survey will close on Apr. 22 - which will give us an opportunity to compile and analyze the data, adjust secondary master schedules as needed, and start planning for the 2021-22 school year. Thank you in advance for your prompt reply!

Survey links:

HSD In-District Transfers

Students wishing to continue a current in-district transfer or request a new in-district transfer for the 2021-22 school year can apply in the month of January by using our online transfer request application at https://hsdtransfer.hsd.k12.or.us/.

Students who are currently on a one-year only transfer, but plan to return to their home school in the 2021-22 school year do not need to take any action, as they will automatically be returned to their home school in the student information system at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Students who wish to request an out-of-district transfer must wait until the Board takes action in March to determine the number of students who can be released for such transfers. Those requests can be made from April through mid-May.

For additional information about student transfers, please see our Boundaries and Transfers webpage or contact Communications Specialists Marleen Zytniowski and Katie Russell-Willis at transfers@hsd.k12.or.us or 503-844-1771.

The School to Career program is the workforce development wing of the Hillsboro Chamber. We facilitate Career Related Learning Experiences for Washington County high school students. The career events connect students with professionals from all walks of life, helping them to explore their big dreams and get local with opportunities right here in our community. Check out the website for more information and upcoming events. https://hillsborochamberor.com/stc/

Info: HeatherF@HillChamber.org

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Washington State University -Health Sciences Spokane

Na-ha-shnee STEAM Health Online Summer Institute, June 28-July 30, 2021

Na-ha-Shnee STEAM Health Summer Institute

This Institute will focus on health sciences and STEAM careers available, as well as research and learning opportunities within these fields. We will provide hands-on learning experiences for four hours each weekday through a cellular-enabled tablet. We will send participants the cellular-enabled tablet, along with experiment kits, materials and other supplies, such as culturally based art projects to do in your home.

Video Link: https://spokane.wsu.edu/about/community-outreach/na-ha-shnee-summer-institute/

You will learn from faculty and professionals across several health occupations and receive cultural instruction from tribal elders. All expenses are paid for and students who participate for the full five weeks will be able to keep their tablet and receive a $200 stipend!

The application deadline is 5 p.m. (PST) on April 30, 2021. Applications sent by mail must be received before this deadline.

Students can apply here:


If you have any questions or need more information, you can reach out to Evanlene Melting Tallow for more details:

Evanlene Melting Tallow


Native American Outreach Health Sciences Coordinator

Native American Health Science

WSU Health Sciences Spokane HERB 202

Email: e.meltingtallow@wsu.edu

509-358-7833/Fax: 509-358-7505

HSD - Title 6 Native American/Alaska Native Education Program