Astro December Update #2

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

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,


This week students will be voting on a t-shirt design for our school-wide shirts. These shirts are special because they must be earned by students, they are not for purchase. Each student is setting a goal that they will achieve before the end of the year. Once they have reached their goal, they will receive their shirt. Please check-in with your student to find out what their goal is. Together we can support your student to achieve their goal. I am looking forward to celebrating the success of all students!


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


In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Our Astro Stars Website

Have you had the chance to check out our new community ASTRO website? If not, check it out here: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/our-astro-stars/home! This website is a fun space designed to help connect us all during comprehensive distance learning. Students can send a photo or video to share a new scientific discovery, short film, creative writing, art project, Covid- friendly adventures, book or game reviews, cooking/baking recipe, funny jokes, Lego creations, musical talents, pets, athletic talent, or something else that comes to mind. Submissions to the website must be sent to Teri Dunlop at dunlopt@hsd.k12.or.us. Note: the website is only accessible through an HSD student account. Winter break is a great time to create something to share and don’t forget to check back frequently for new submissions! We can’t wait to see what you have to share!


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

Dec. 9 Supply Pick-up

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Jan. 21 PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm meet.google.com/mou-wrdc-sdx

Jan. 28 End of Semester 1

Construction Update

Construction is underway on our new gym and other projects. You can check out the progress on the gym construction site by clicking on the link to the webcam.


Webcam Link

Information about COVID Testing and Flu Shots

Please see the flyers that are attached about free COVID testing and flu shots.

Virtual Learning Support for Parents

Please see flyers below for upcoming parent group opportunities through Western Psych and Counseling Services. Western Psych has prepared Risk Assessments sheets for the parents to use. Their goal is to help parents determine whether a student may need more support.


Help Your Kids Engage in Virtual Learning - English

Help Your Kids Engage in Virtual Learning - Spanish

Elementary Risk Assessment

Threat Assessment

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 Yearbook.


We are doing a yearbook this year.


We are hoping to be able to get a portrait of each student and staff member for the traditional yearbook pages. We have also created a google form for submitting other pictures to the yearbook. Thanks!

Traditional Portrait Submission: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g5KhnKuAVyHvLOtzbHBarnMSqJacffRsxZoBU0R070E/edit?usp=sharing

Other Yearbook Photos: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Dsl6Vje1tegFwrkDUyIyNUn0BoHQG_QBBqLiG-JiurY/edit?usp=sharing


Ladd Acres PTA website


Newsletter - English

Newsletter - Spanish


Easy ways to support Ladd Acres

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!

Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning

Being Successful While Working from Home


  • Stick to a routine.
  • Set realistic expectations of what you can accomplish
  • Have a to-do list


See more tips and resources on the Wellness Newsletter that is attached.

Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!


School Counseling Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/ladd-acres-school-counseling/home


Student Success Coach Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/sscresources/home

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.

Resources

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.