Weekly Bulletin

November 16 - 20

Schedule by Day

Monday, November 16

~ Quarter 2 begins this morning!

~Family Affinity Connection Series ~ Families of Indigenous Students from 6 - 7:30 pm. Link: https://zoom.us/j/99137122680?pwd=OXlIZWwzUUI1NUhQRklGT0w1Q3hvQT09

*College Visit @ 9:30am - Oregon Institute of Technology

*College Visit @ 3:30pm - Bushnell University


Tuesday, November 17

~Family Affinity Connection Series ~ Families from Pacific Islander from 6 - 7:30 pm. Link: https://zoom.us/j/99780060975?pwd=QzVOaUp3ditnd2dLaExaaGVIOEIxQT09


~Family Affinity Connection Series ~Families of Asian Students from 6 - 7:30 pm. Link: https://zoom.us/j/97236105418?pwd=YkV1Z0FxOUk3UnNYVHo2bVRyVkpXQT09


Wednesday, November 18

~Teacher workday - No Advisory

~Family Affinity Connection Series ~Spanish Speaking Families from 6 - 7:30 pm. Link: https://zoom.us/j/94792466568?pwd=WTVRYklZc1ZEcVRxSFVCcWdQU1lQQT09


Thursday, November 19

~Family Affinity Connection Series ~Families of Black Students from 6 - 7:30 pm. Link: https://zoom.us/j/97070286879?pwd=aDNSWjE2c0l4SXhDc25vUlRvcDVpdz09


Friday, November 20

*College Visit

Saturday, November 21

There will be a Drive-thru food drive at Washington Square Mall on Saturday, from Noon – 2pm across from Red Robin to support Packed with Pride


**Go to College Visits in Naviance to register today!

Link for the meeting can be found in College Visits in Naviance (prior registration may be required).

Quarter 2 will begin on Monday, November 16th.

Some of you will continue on with the second half of what are normally year-long classes, and some of you will get new “semester-long” classes for next quarter.


All students will get 4 new “tiles” on their Canvas accounts with links to Google Meets and other classroom information beginning Monday.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~

~ Coming soon…Starting Monday, November 16th students will be able to host their own Google Meets! Watch Tigard Today and look for an email on Monday with more information!

~Quarter 1 Grade Reports - Please note that Quarter 1 grade reports will not be mailed home. You can view the report card in ParentVue. If you need assistance with logging into ParentVue, e-mail lbiglow@ttsd.k12.or.us. Report cards will be available in ParentVue on November 23rd.


Students will not be issued Fs this semester; rather, students who have not demonstrated a conceptual understanding of the content to earn at least a D will be given a NG (No Grade). Our intent is to not negatively impact a student’s transcript while we are in the middle of a global pandemic. Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.


~ Orders from Royal T and Leadership - If you ordered merchandise from Royal T it is now available for pick up in the main office. If you ordered a 1Streak t-shirt from leadership it is now available for pick up in the main office. Main office hours - Monday - Friday, 8AM - 3:30PM

Need help with Technology ~ Here's how to submit a Tech Ticket

Tech Ticket Submittal Steps

Your Ticket is now submitted and joins a queue for someone from the tech team to look into and get back to you.

  • When a tech representative responds to your ticket you will receive an email. Going forward all you need to do is respond to these emails to continue the tech service.

  • Once the ticket has been completed you will receive an email that states the ticket has been closed.

  • Even though the ticket has been closed you can still respond by email to talk to the tech representative that assisted you.

  • If your problem still persists or you have a new issue please submit a new tech ticket as closed tech tickets do not stay in the que to be worked on.

Attendance ~

~Please call the attendance hotline, 503-431-5431 in advance of your student's absence. Please have your student's ID number ready. If you forgot to call in an absence you have 48 hours from the return of your student to class to call in and excuse the absence.

Curious about your student's attendance? You can check it in ParentVUE

THS Attendance Website button below:

An Important Message From Our PSO

Hello, Parents of THS Students.


Hello, Parents of THS Students.


This is a long overdue “WELCOME”. As an introduction to those parents of ninth graders and all other new students, you are automatically considered a member of the Tigard High School Parent Support Organization (PSO). You may attend the monthly meetings which generally are on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm. Just so you know, the PSO has not had any monthly meetings in this school year thus far so you haven’t missed any monthly meetings. Please consider joining our upcoming meetings, join our board and/or join one of our committees. The PSO provides support to teachers in the form of fulfillment of teacher requests for supplies, subscriptions, equipment, etc. It provides three $500 scholarship to high school seniors. We have hosted staff appreciation events, provided gift cards for Student Appreciation Week. Our fundraising activities also help support the THS Athletic Boosters, THS Band Boosters and a variety of THS departments, clubs and groups.


Last spring, the PSO held meetings over Zoom. One of those meetings was to elect and confirm the new board members but there were no candidates to fill the vacancies. The board approved extending the length of time of the existing board members until the fall (this fall). The PSO is composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and the school Principal, Brian Bailey.


Over the summer, the PSO President resigned and the PSO Vice-President automatically became the PSO President. Our PSO Secretary resigned before school started. The first order of business is to hold elections to fill the vacant positions AND replace the President and Treasurer. The PSO President is dealing with immediate family medical issues and many other responsibilities. The PSO By-laws state that an elected board member should not remain more than two consecutive years, unless no candidates step forward for that office, and the current elected Treasurer has been on the board three years.


Our second order of business will be looking for volunteers to coordinate the PSO volunteers, manage the PSO social media, coordinate and implement staff appreciation activities, and much, much more……


Considering the COVID environment, the new board members and others will decide how much the PSO will be able to do regarding fund raising and other activities.


Please consider joining us virtually via Google Meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 4:00 pm by clicking on this link meet.google.com/bqh-vhkj-wqv


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cheryl Payne at thspsotreasurer@gmail.com.


Thank you for your time and stay safe.

From our Career Center ~ Virtual Student Workshops

November 18 - 11 - 11:30 a.m.

FAFSA Workshop

Learn how to fill out FAFSA, what materials you will need, tips and tutorials if you get stuck

https://meet.google.com/ydq-jakw-ceo

Join via Google Meet link found on Naviance Senior Home Page

Virtual Counseling office now available on our THS website

Check out our virtual counseling office! Find contact information for your counselor and explore the different "rooms" of resources. Make sure to click around for surprise links and information!

Picture of counselors: Ms. Alderman Cop-Gre, Ms. Bonilla A-Coo, Ms. Gatlin Gri-Lec, Ms. Branshaw Led-Paq, Mr. Ashley Par-SM and Ms Johnson SN-Z. Words Tigard Counseling Office, Translation services & Student Resources

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND RESCUE

Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing? The school counselor can provide consultation, student check-in's, or referral to outside services. Contact the school office to be connected to the Counselor or Family Partnership Advocate


¿Su hijo o su familia tienen problemas de salud o bienestar mental? Su consejero escolar está disponible para consultas y conectarse con estudiantes. Comuníquese con la oficina para comunicarse con el consejero/a escolar.

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Tigard-Tualatin School District is an Equal Opportunity School District. If you need interpretation of this document, please call 503-431-5371


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