TTSD Community Newsletter

September 24, 2021

Happy Friday, TTSD Families.


I begin with gratitude for our parents, guardians, and staff. The commitment to our students and the spirit of partnership to minimize disruption to in-person learning is evident.


We have enjoyed another productive week in our classrooms. Our students are adapting well to the new routines and most of the kinks from the first days of school are being worked out. COVID-19 continues to have an impact on our buildings but our staff and families are working together to keep our students safe and learning.


With fall officially here, we look forward to experiencing the excitement around traditional school events that bring us together as a community. As we navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in our communities, we continue to review and adjust our practices as guided by the direction of Washington County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority. Our priority is to keep students and staff safe and in the classroom which means, at this time, we will be making some adjustments to upcoming events and activities:

  • For high schools, homecoming activities are being modified and homecoming dances are on hold. Some events are being considered to move to the spring. Please watch for further updates from your schools.

  • Volunteers in our schools: We have extended the start date for volunteers inside our schools to October 18, 2021. Please check with your principals regarding volunteer activities planned for outside our buildings.

  • Please be watching for more information from your school(s) regarding Back to School nights and parent/guardian conferences.


We thank you for your understanding and flexibility. We look forward to celebrating and dancing in person in the future in true TTSD fashion. For now, thank you for your partnership as we work together to keep your student(s) in school in person.


In the coming weeks, we will share more details on how parents can fully engage as we head into fall conferences. We will also be sharing new reports that will inform you on how your student, your school, and all of TTSD are doing relative to achievement.


I wish you a beautiful fall weekend.


Warmly,


Dr. Sue

Families with 5th Graders: Enter to be Oregon’s Kid Governor

Oregon’s Kid Governor® program (ORKG) is a statewide civics program for 5th graders supported through Oregon Secretary of State’s office. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, every school and home school in Oregon is eligible to enter one 5th grader to run in a statewide election that other 5th graders will vote in. Classrooms can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office or do both! Oregon’s Kid Governor nominees work with their classmates to create a campaign video about why they want to be Kid Governor, their leadership skills, a community issue they want to address, and a 3-point plan that will help 5th graders across Oregon make a difference in their communities.

Now entering its fifth year, ORKG continues to be an outstanding opportunity for developing leadership skills as students are immersed in a meaningful civics experience. There is no cost, and the program provides a full classroom curriculum and information for parents whose students choose to run. Students gain valuable knowledge of our state government, how to take action through civic participation, and how people of all ages can choose to participate in our democratic society.


Click here to register!

TTSD COVID-19 Dash Board

Please see TTSD’s new COVID-19 Dashboard. This information will be updated weekly, on Fridays, in our commitment to keep our community informed.

You can find the Dashboard here.

Tigard Mayor Jason Snider wants to know… If you were

Tigard students, Mayor Snider and the Oregon Mayors Association invite you to enter the 2021 “If I Were Mayor, I Would… contest. Share your creative ideas about what you would do as Tigard’s mayor. Awards will be given out and students will be recognized at the May 25, 2021 Tigard City Council meeting.


Find more details by visiting the following link: If I Were Mayor...

National American Hispanic Heritage Month

Please join us in celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15! Across the country, Hispanic communities are celebrating the rich contributions and history in the United States. Learn more about the art, films, music, dance, and culture of Hispanic families and communities on the Library of Congress website.

Important COVID-19, Screening, Quarantine and Returning to School Information

As numbers in our buildings continue to grow we ask families to review the following protocols and information to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and buildings:


Sign up for a Tigard or Tualatin Library Card

September is library card sign-up month. Starting September 7, new cardholders will receive a free tote bag and vinyl sticker while supplies last.

High School Homecoming Activities

For high schools, homecoming activities are being modified and homecoming dances are on hold. Some events are being considered to move to the spring. Please watch for further updates from your schools.

Volunteer Update

Volunteers in our schools: We have extended the start date for volunteers inside our schools to October 18, 2021. Please check with your principals regarding volunteer activities planned for outside our buildings.

Masks Required For All Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Masks are required for all coaches, spectators, and staff during indoor and outdoor athletic activities in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. As a community, we want to take every step possible to stay safe and make sure our student-athletes are able to continue to participate and enjoy their experiences. We want to make sure that our entire community does its part to stem the spread of COVID-19 so our doors remain open and our classrooms remain full of students. For more information, please see the attached athletic guidance from the OSAA. OSAA Guidance


For more information on masks, please visit: CDC Guide to Masks


For questions regarding the Oregon statewide mask requirements visit: OHA Masks FAQ

Mask Guidance and Accommodations

As a reminder, please refer to the Oregon Department of Education’s K-12 Face Covering Rule regarding masking at school. You can find that information via this link.

Transportation Updates


  • Correction as of Sept 27, 2021, All Deer Creek bus routes will pick up students 5 to 8 minutes earlier than scheduled times in the morning.
  • Please check the Middle School and High School bus schedules on the website as we continue to make updates as needed.
  • Elementary families, please check your email and newsletters for bus updates.

FREE Meals for All Students

Happening this Saturday - Sign up to attend


Homecoming Clothing Giveaway with Dressed to Dream, Saturday, September 25, 2021. For Tigard and Tualatin High School Students. Sign up to reserve a time to find your homecoming attire. https://signup.com/go/UCiUFMN

Closes September 30 - Student Verification

Please take a moment to log in to your ParentVue account to review and update your student and family information. It is vital that your family and student information is up to date in case of an emergency and to receive important district and school updates. You can enter your student's vaccination status in the verification process.


Log into your ParentVue mobile app or log in HERE


Forgot Your Password?

  • Go to TTSD ParentVue Page
  • Click on I am a Parent
  • Click on Forgot Password
  • Enter your ParentVue Username or Email that the school has on record for you
  • An email will be sent with steps to reset the password

Don't have a ParentVue Account?


Verification is open from August 9 to September 30

Washington County Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Johnson & Johnson for Oregonians 18 and older

Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing?

Your school counselors can help.

They are available for consultation, student check-in's, or referral to outside services. Contact your school office to be connected to the school Counselor or Family Partnership Advocate.