Astro September Update #1

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are getting closer to starting our year together. Teachers will continue their welcome calls. These calls are a chance to meet each other and to help with anything you need to get this school year started. We are all mourning the loss of our beginning of the school year traditions, but this year will give us a chance to learn more skills and try new things. We will be brave together and not worry about being perfect. Please continue to reach out if there is anything we can do to support you and your student.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Chromebooks and Hotspots

If you need a Chromebook or Hotspot to access comprehensive distance learning, please make sure to contact the office so we can check it out to you. If you filled out the need on Parentvue, or already contacted someone you do not need to call.

Welcome Conference Sign-up

If you have not scheduled a time for your students welcome conference, please call the office at 503-844-1300.

Preparing for School

Here's a short checklist of things you can do to prepare.

  • Make a plan for school time. Designate a place for school work.
  • Gather school supplies.
  • Make a list of questions you and your student have about school so you can ask your student's teacher when they call.

If you need help with school supplies or technology, contact the school office at 503-844-1300.

Class Materials and Chromebook Pick-up - Everyone will have something to pick up.

We will be distributing suppliess that your student needs for distance learning. This includes a workbook for language arts. If you have students in multiple grade levels just pick one of the two days to pick up all of their materials. When you pull up to the front of the school, please display in your car window a sign that has the grade levels of your students. If you have already reserved a Chromebook please include reserved Chromebook on the sign.

Pick-up time is from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

K - 3 on September 10th

4 - 6 on September 11th

Comprehensive Distance Learning Timeline

Comprehensive Distance Learning is how we are starting the school year. This version of school will continue to at least November 5, 2020. By mid October, a decision will be made about what school will look like after that date. This decision will be communicated to everyone at that time. If we return to the school building, you will still have the option to continue school through distance learning. For the latest information and resources about Comprehensive Distance Learning visit

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.

Children may qualify for reduced or free meals if your household income level within a certain range. This range was recently expanded to allow more children to access meals. Please see the linked forms for more information and to apply if you qualify.

Free and Reduced Meals Application - English

Free and Reduced Meals Application - Spanish

Upcoming Dates

Sept . 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 Meet your teacher calls/Google Meet chats.

Sept. 14 Comprehensive Distance Learning starts

Oct.8 No school - Staff Development

Oct 9 No school - Non-contract day

Nov. 6. No School- Conference Prep

Nov 11 No School - Veterans Day

Nov 13 No school - Conferences

Nov. 11 - 24 Scholastic Book Fair online

Nov. 26-27 No school - Thanksgiving and Non-contract day.

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

School Supplies

These supplies are for students to use at home during Comprehensive Distance Learning. The list is also on our school website.

School Supplies List

Easy Ways to Support Ladd Acres

Kindergarten Registration

Registration is online this year unless you attended a district preschool program.


Resources for Families

This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.

Support Information

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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.