TTSD Community Newsletter

February 5, 2021

Return to School Weekly Update From Dr. Sue

Dear TTSD Community,

We are all pleased to see the health metrics in the greater metro area continuing to decline. My sincere thanks to our community for their dedication to practicing the safety protocols that will assist in our plans to reopen schools. My updates to you for this week center on our continued progress in bringing our students back into our buildings for in-person instruction.

Our elementary team has created a reentry timeline that principals will be communicating out to families. You can find that information here. Highlights include when elementary families will hear about any changes to their child’s teacher, updated information regarding no school and conference days, as well as a targeted date for PreK-1 grades returning to in-person hybrid instruction.

We continue to expand our Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) offerings for identified students. Next week we will begin small cohorts at the middle and high school levels and plan to serve identified elementary students beginning the week of February 16. Read full message HERE

Information Regarding Elementary Return to In-Person

We are pleased to provide the following information and timeline for our elementary families with students planning to return to hybrid in-person classes:

Monday, March 1: If a change in teacher assignment is needed, we will communicate to families by the end of the workday.

Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March, 12th: No school and no conferences
  • Elementary teachers and staff will be receiving important safety training and getting their classrooms ready for safe and socially-distant hybrid instruction.
  • If your student is assigned a new teacher, there will be a virtual meet and greet before students are back in the building. More details will be shared when we have that information.

March 22-26: Spring Break

Monday, March 29: We will welcome back our Pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade hybrid students to begin learning in the building. All students changing classes at grades 2-5 also transition on this day.

Monday, April 5: We will welcome back 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade hybrid students to begin learning in the building.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to your school principal or office.

For more information, please visit the Elementary Reopening presentation and our safety video created to help our students see what returning to school will look like.

February Important Dates

Elementary Return to Learning Enrollment for Hybrid or 100% Online

Registration closes February 8

School Board Meeting - Streamed live on Youtube

Monday, February 8

6:30 PM

No School for Presidents Day

Monday, February 15

No School for Teacher Training Day

Wednesday, February 24

TTSD Community Work Group Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Sign up to participate

February 24

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join the TTSD Community Budget Workgroup

Individuals interested in representing students, schools, and community by learning more about the fiscal operations of your school district and participating in the review, design, and recommendation of the District budget please email Traci Rose or call Lisa Burton 503-431-4098

Budget Workgroup Meetings are scheduled for the following dates from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

February 24

March 17

March 10

April 7

April 14

Invitation to Participate on the Bias Incidents and Hate Speech Oversight Committee

In June 2020, the Tigard-Tualatin School District Board of Directors passed a Resolution condemning racism and committing to being an anti-racist school district. During the implementation of this resolution, a Bias Incidents and Hate Speech policy was created prohibiting hate speech and directing the necessary Solutions and Healing actions.

A policy creating a permanent oversight committee was also created to monitor the development and implementation of the District’s Education, Accountability, Solutions, and Healing (EASH) Plans. The Bias Incidents and Hate Speech Oversight Committee shall have at least seven community members appointed by the Board. The District is initially looking for candidates to fill vacancies for 1 and 2-year terms. Committee members may reapply to serve additional terms.

The Committee is designed to include individuals representing teachers, parents/caregivers, administrators, and students and representing all three building levels: elementary, middle, and high school and no fewer than half of the Committee shall be individuals who identify as members of historically marginalized and underserved communities. More details and application.

Elementary Report Card Grading

On February 10th, Quarter 2 report cards will be made available electronically through ParentVUE. For instructions to access, please use the link provided here… ParentVUE Access

The Quarter 2 report card, based on the Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) experience that teachers and students are engaged in, reflects a focus and priority on reporting progress toward meeting specific standards in Reading and Math. Full Message HERE

Neighborhood Health Center Drive Up Dental and Immunization Event


Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2020: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2020: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tualatin High School North Parking Lot

22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

Get your child caught up on their immunizations and receive a dental screening with fluoride! Most insurances accepted. No insurance? No problem. No one turned away. Walk-ins welcome.

PLEASE BRING: • your vaccine records • your insurance card • any letters from your school regarding exclusion day

The Tualatin School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is open Monday – Friday for immunization appointments.

BinaxNOW COVID-19 testing available for symptomatic students ages 12+ Call the SBHC

to schedule an appointment. 503.941.3180

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

“Education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers.” TTSD offers a variety of opportunities for students to explore CTE options during secondary school. TTSD’s work with the Tigard and Tualatin Chambers of Commerce Work Ready partnership promotes career exploration, and skill development by offering experience opportunities in the community.

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week

This week TTSD celebrates our amazing school counselors, who help students every day achieve school success and plan for the future. Thank you for helping TTSD students build on their strengths and for working in partnership with parents and staff. Take a moment to email or write a note to your school counselor and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Return to Learning Frequently Asked Questions

As we receive questions regarding the reopening schools planning, we will continue to add these questions and answers to the Reopening Schools FAQ. The link can be found on the website.

Frequently asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Here are a couple of links to websites with important information and updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

School Schedules and Information

Schedules and information is available on the Safe Learning web page