Astro October Update #1

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Signs of fall are around us, with cool, crisp mornings and leaves are just beginning to change color. October marks the time when students have settled into the routines of learning and are now diving into the work. We hope that your family is also settling into the routine of school and we want to extend our gratitude for your support of learning each day. Your continued partnership means so much!

If you are looking for our past newsletters, there are on our Ladd Acres website. Here's a link to them. Past newsletters

We do not have school on Thursday and Friday this week. The Wednesday schedule will remain the same as it is every week.

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

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Back to School Curriculum Night - 10/14/20


5:30 - 5:45 Principal Message

5:45-6:45 Classroom Presentations

6:45-7:00 ESL Presentations

Google Meet links will be included in next week's newsletter.

Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning

Learning right now has its own unique set of challenges (to say the least). Your child may be exhibiting extra challenges focusing, experiencing strong emotions or may even be reluctant to participate in learning. Things may go from being totally awesome to full on tears in a matter of seconds. You may even be experiencing something similar yourself. Now that school is at home, it can be hard to separate the role of parent from the role of supportive at home teacher. This is all normal and it is all hard! To help support you and your students during comprehensive distance learning, we've created a website full of resources, tips, and ideas to help, especially for the times when staying positive can feel impossible. Just like in our brick and mortar classrooms, students can access a calm corner to help them self-regulate, look through options to develop their own self-care or coping skills kit for managing large emotions and explore our tips for family collaboration to make distance learning successful. Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!

School Counseling Website:

Student Success Coach Website:

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.

Staying Active

Staying active by walking and rolling is a great tool for keeping yourself and your family physically and mentally healthy. This fall, consider building healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day by taking a walk or roll before the school day begins or in between classes. Remember to wear your mask and watch your distance - stay 6 feet from others.

The Hillsboro Safe Routes to School Program encourages parents, guardians, and caregivers to review walking and biking safety tips with their students before heading outside together. Find resources at

We hope you have fun and safe trips in our community this year!

Mantenerse activo caminando y rodando es una gran herramienta para mantenerse a usted y a su familia física y mentalmente saludables. Este otoño, considere incorporar hábitos saludables (¡y divertidos!) en el día escolar remoto al caminar o rodar antes de que comience el día escolar o entre clases. Recuerde usar su máscara y observe su distancia – manténgase a 6 pies de los demás.

El Programa de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela de Hillsboro anima a los padres, guardianes y cuidadores a revisar los consejos de seguridad para caminar y andar en bicicleta con sus estudiantes antes de salir juntos. Encuentra recursos en

¡Esperamos que tenga viajes divertidos y seguros en nuestra comunidad este año!

Operation School Bell

Please see the links about the program, Operation School Program.

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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.

Upcoming Dates

Oct.8 No school - Staff Development

Oct 9 No school - Non-contract day

Oct 14 Back to School Curriculum Night

Oct 15 is our next PTA meeting @ 2:15pm (virtually)

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

Ladd Acres PTA

Ladd Acres PTA website


Easy ways to support Ladd Acres


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.

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.