Title 6 NA/AN Education Program

March 2021

Greetings!

We are quickly approaching springtime, and I am enjoying the signs of new growth. This past year has been challenging. I know many of you have suffered loss and change that would make others wilt, but you rise and keep going. I am proud of every one of our students for sticking to the course and doing their best to be engaged.


In this newsletter, you will find opportunities to look forward to and hopefully participate in the activities. Please know I am a phone call, text, hoime visit or an email away.


Warmly,

Daria Martin-Bigham

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Wednesday 3/17 - Virtual Parent Meeting

Meeting Information:

Our next Native American/Alaska Native PAC meeting takes place on Wed. March 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Google Meets. or

Dial-in: (US) +1 252-486-1067

PIN: 121 682 874#

All families of students identifying as Native American/Alaska Native are welcome to attend these monthly virtual meetings to learn more about what’s happening in the District and to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas for how best to support students in their education.


At this month’s PAC meeting, we will have Student Services Directors Sarah Crane and Wendy Ramos present the Student Services program. At the end of the presentation, staff will be available for questions. See you on Wednesday!

Return-to-School Timeline Highlights

The district webpage has weekly schedules broken down by grade level and shows some of the most pertinent details. Click the link to go directly to the HSD website.
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Tutoring Resources

If you need tutoring services, Check out the following:

Public Library Homework Help:

https://www.wccls.org/research/homeworkhelp#anchor130


If you need help connecting to district resources, please contact me at martidar@hsd.k12.or.us


Attention Native High School students there is a Hillsboro High teacher who is currently holding evening academic sessions between 6-7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ms. Jager can assist with English Language Arts, Social Studies, Health, Math, and ELL classes. Contact Ms. Jager at jagerc@hsd.k12.or.us


Century High School Study Lounge - Wednesdays 10-2

meet.google.com/iuf-myau-vqx

https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/century


Liberty High School Homework Club - Wednesdays 10-12 & 1:30 -5

Check your grade level classroom for a link!


Glencoe High School Building Wide tutoring -Wednesdays 8:30- 3:30 PM

Tutoring is available in most subjects here. Please access this google link and find a tutor to get some one-on-one support!

https://meet.google.com/xuf-ojyv-chd



Currently, I am looking for more tutors at the different school campuses. Please let me know the needs of your students.

Spring Break - NO School March 22 through March 26

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Free 2-week Virtual Summer Immersion Program


Apply to Girls Who Code’s free 2-week Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable experience! Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 19th.

Why should you join Girls Who Code this summer?

· Learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript coding skills to make an impact on what matters to you. Not a coder yet? No problem!

· Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and make lifelong friendships!

· Meet women in tech from top corporations like Disney, AT&T, Twitter & more.

· You can join for free! Plus, Girls Who Code will provide need-based tech support for those who qualify.


Join a webinar
, check out this flyer and the FAQ page for more information.

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Youth Era - Virtual Event

The nonprofit organization Youth Era is hosting two upcoming weeklong online youth mental health events called Uplift: one from Mar. 22 to 26, and one from Apr. 5 to 9.

The events are designed to teach young people how to spot distress in their peers and what to do about it afterward. They will also help participants find ways to exercise self-care.

The cost is $475, but participants can request partial or full scholarships. If you are interested in sponsoring a participant, contact Youth Era at uplift@youthera.org or email Daria Martin-Bigham at Martidar@hsd.k12.or.us.
Full Scholarships available! Apply for the program here. DUE by Wednesday 3/17

Learn more in this KGW article and on Youth Era’s website

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Washington County COVID Testing Sites

If you are looking for places to get Covid testing, check out the Washington County Health & Human Services webpage. You will find a guide and map of the COVID testing sites in our county. Click on the link below.


https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/testing-sites.cfm