Hallinan Elementary

Hawk Squawk 8/26/21

Principal's Message

Dear Hallinan Families,

My heart is filled with joy! It was so nice to see so many families and students at Hallinan today.

If you participated in Smart Start, we hope you and your student feel welcome and prepared to start the school year. Please click here to take this one-minute survey to give us feedback for planning Smart Start next year.

To ensure the first day of school is successful for your student, please read the action items and frequently asked questions posted below for more information about the school schedule, arrival and dismissal and lunch.

One weekend left, I can't wait..... see you on Monday!!

Melissa Griffiths

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Action Items

  • Your child may bring their school supplies on the first day of school if you were not able to attend Meet and Greet. Find School Supply Lists Here. If you ordered school supplies through the PTO for your student last spring, they will be delivered to their classroom prior to Meet and Greet.
  • Verify your and your student's information Here on ParentVue
  • Pack a beach towel or blanket in your child's backpack for sitting outside while eating lunch.
  • Pack extra masks in your child's backpack.

FAQ's and Answers

When does school begin? School starts for all students on Monday, August 30.

What is the daily schedule?

First Bell - 8:10 am: Students are welcome to enter their classroom.

Tardy Bell - 8:20 am: Students must check in with the office and receive a Tardy slip before going to their classroom.

Dismissal - 2:40 pm: Students taking a bus home or to After Care, will exit the building through the Gym; students being picked up by parents will exit the building through the main doors.

Early Release on Thursdays - 2 pm

What will arrival look like?

Staff will be outside to greet and direct your children and traffic. Car riders will exit their vehicle on the passenger side. Parents must remain in vehicles. Staff will assist students if necessary. Students will wait, with masks on, remaining socially distant from one another until staff releases them to walk to their classrooms when the first bell rings (8:10 am).

How about dismissal?

Teachers will walk students to the appropriate location for dismissal (bus riders, walkers and car riders). For car riders, drivers, please place a placard in the passenger window with student first name, student last name and grade, so that we can move the car line efficiently. Walkers will meet their families undercover.

And, lunch??

Lunch will definitely look different this year. Safety of our students and staff is our #1 priority. The district and myself are also paying very close attention to COVID safety measures, and are following all ODE and OHA requirements. In regards to lunch, we will have inside and outside options. While our weather is nice, we will eat outside, at least 6 feet apart. When the weather becomes less desirable, about half of the class (or less depending on space to sit at least 6 feet apart) will eat in the classroom and the rest of the class will eat in an alternate location such as, the gym, STEM lab, music room, and library. Groups will change frequently so students will have the opportunity to eat with different students. All students will be supervised by staff at lunch. Grab and go lunches (and breakfasts) can be ordered daily. Click here for a link to the menus. Teachers will take counts each morning. It is recommended that students bring a beach towel or small blanket to sit on.

Will students and staff be wearing masks?

Yes, currently all students, staff and anyone who enters the building are required to wear masks. The District will follow state mask requirements. Updated information will be shared in the District Current Newsletter as it becomes available. We recommend students carry additional masks in their backpacks.

Tell me more about the Health and Safety Protocols Hallinan is following.

Click here to reach the LOSD website for more information.

My student requires medication at school. What do I do?

Please read the Parents Guide for Student Medication posted below. Call the office at 503 534 2353 if you need additional information.

Save These Dates

8/30 - First Day of School for all Students

9/8 - Back to School Night

10/8 - Professional Day - No School

10/15 - Photo Day

Bus Routes Now Available

Bus routes for the 2021-22 school year are now available on the district website under Transportation or by clicking here. Please review the routes. If you cannot find a safe bus stop for your student to access transportation, contact Student Transportation of America (contact information is on the district website next to the bus routes).

Bus routes may be updated based on changes in ridership. You will be notified of route changes via email and text messages.


Next week, school staff will be focusing on providing all elementary students with appropriate and up-to-date technology. Devices are used by students in school throughout the year; our one-to-one technology initiative is part of our curriculum and instruction tool kit. Kindergarten through second-grade will have an iPad. Third, fourth, and fifth-graders will have a Chromebook. Note: In the transition and support next week, some students may be without their device for a few days.

Some things to remember regarding technology throughout the school year:

  • Please be sure your students bring their devices to school every day, charged, and ready to go!
  • If your student forgets their device, a loaner will only be provided for essential activities.
  • Regarding damage: if the device gets damaged at home, please submit a tech ticket. If it gets damaged at school, one of our staff members will do that.

Free Meals for All Students

This school year the Lake Oswego School District will be offering breakfast and lunch meals (one breakfast and one lunch per student per day) at no charge to all students. Both breakfast and lunch meals will be served in Grab-n-go style and ordered in the morning. Lunch will be delivered to classrooms at lunchtime. Breakfast will be delivered at the end of the day for students to take home and eat in the morning at home, prior to arriving at school. Click here for a link to the menus.

For information about Food Services, please click here to visit our web page.

Student Illness

If your child will be absent, please email your student's teacher and copy the office at halattendance@loswego.k12.or.us. Please list the date your child will be absent and any illness symptoms. See the guide below for information on when to keep your child home from school.
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