Updated Weekly Bulletin

February 8 - 12

CORRECTION ~ No Advisory Wednesday, February 24 - Teacher Professional Development

Message From the Principal

Dear Tigard Families,


First of all, I hope that all of you are safe and well after the storm from last weekend. While, for the most part, Tigard avoided much of the damage that occurred around our area, we know that many of you were impacted at varying levels and hope that you are on the road to recovery.


Secondly, I cannot believe we are already halfway through the craziest school year ever. I want to commend our students for their perseverance, their continued efforts, and their ability to make the best out of a difficult experience thus far. I also want to say thank you to the parents, guardians, family members, and everybody else that continues to support our students and help them navigate a new and difficult way of doing school. Finally, thank you to the students and families that have reached out to show appreciation to our teachers and staff in recognition of the unbelievable work they have done this year (and every year). It means the world to us when folks take the time out of their day to send their positive thoughts. If there is a staff member you would like to recognize, please click here.


Finally, you may have seen in last week’s District Community Newsletter that we are excited to start thinking about bringing secondary students back in a hybrid model later this spring. There are a lot of questions to answer and hurdles we still need to overcome, but the idea of hopefully being able to see smiling faces in our building gives us a sense of optimism. If you didn’t get a chance to read the Newsletter, it is linked here. Some of the highlights from Dr. Sue’s message are as follows:

  • In March, parents/guardians and students will have the opportunity to confirm or change their choice of either Hybrid Instruction or Comprehensive Distance Learning for the remainder of the year.

  • We are currently focusing on the beginning of fourth quarter, April 19, to begin phasing hybrid students back into the buildings in grades 6-12. More information to be shared in the coming weeks.

  • Please watch for information regarding virtual events we will host to share reopening updates and planning with our Tigard High Community.


In the meantime, we will all keep doing the very best we can to make the most out of this situation. Students: keep logging into classes, stay on top of your assignments, ask your teachers for help or clarification, and just know that we miss you and can’t wait to see you back in our halls and classrooms!


Sincerely,

Mr. Bailey

SCHEDULE BY DAY

Monday, February 22

*College Visit ~ 8:30 am - Westminster University - UT


Tuesday, February 23

Freshmen Kahoot! Competition 4:30 -5:00 pm (Rescheduled ~ See poster below)

Family Affinity Group 5 - 6:30 p.m. (Flyer info below)


Wednesday, February 24

NO School or Advisory ~ Teacher Professional Development Day


Thursday, February 25


Friday, February 26


*Link for Virtual College Visits in Naviance (prior registration may be required).Go to College Visits in Naviance to register today!

THS LINK CREW PRESENTS: FRESHMEN KAHOOT! COMPETITION (Rescheduled) Tune in Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 4:40 -5 pm Are you fast enough to get on teh podium? Awesome Tigard Gear for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Freshmen! Join us virtually @ meet.google.com/irv-sqbk-rpb This event is intended for Freshmen ONLY. Participants much sign in w/their school account.

SENIORS ~ CLASS OF 2021!

Seniors - Your Class of 2021 graduation sign is ready to pick up at THS on Wednesday, March 3rd, 11:30-1:00. Drive thru pick up will be located in the THS parking lot by the football field. Can’t wait to see you!!
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MENTE Workshops for LatinX Students

Just wanted to share a resource you may already know about. The program MENTE is hosting different workshops this month to support students interested in attending college who are undocumented or facing financial challenges. https://www.mentesummit.com/menteseniorinstitute

SHOUT OUTS

Commitment

Haliegh Abercrombie, 10

Andres Diaz Perez 12

Ben Edwards 9

Iviana Gonzalez Coleman 12

Prudence Hicks 10

Dieago Solis 12

Pamela Tellez-Lopez 10


Forgiveness

Leonor Silva Noyola 11


Humility

Dustin Conley 12


Kind

Ryjelly Loeak 12


Patience

Daisy Perez-Trujillo 12


Respect

Hannah Davis 10

London Gambill 10

Jessica Miller 12

Kate Rosenauer 9


Selflessness

Giselle Machorro Avila 12

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NEW WINDOW ~ Health Care through HealthCare.gov

New window open a special enrollment period for Americans to sign up for health care coverage through HealthCare.gov.

That means you have from now until May 15, 2021 to sign up and get covered. To get started, you can visit HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov to view 2021 plans and prices and enroll in the best one for you. You can also call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596, which provides assistance in over 150 languages. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. And don’t forget that you can get help with any step of the process here: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.

The past 12 months have been especially difficult on a lot of Oregonians’ finances, so even if you think you may not be able to afford coverage right now,please take a look at the options available through the exchange during this special open enrollment period. You may even qualify for free coverage through the Oregon Health Plan if your income has dropped significantly this past year, and there are also other forms of financial assistance that could help you access coverage.

SNAP

Have you lost food because of a power outage, fire or other disaster?


Do you buy groceries with SNAP? You may be able to get some of your SNAP dollars added back on your Oregon EBT card.


Check out the Link under RESOURCES.

Clear The Air Town Hall about Vaping, Drugs and Teen Health

Please join us for our ‘Clear The Air’ Town Hall Event on March 3, 2021 from 7:15 to 8:15 pm. All parents, staff and students are invited.

As parents, teachers, and community members we want to keep our kids safe, healthy, and drug-free. This is an opportunity to come together to start an open, honest conversation with your child about vaping, drinking, drug use, and mental health issues.

A special Gift Package full of treats and resources will be mailed to each participating family after the event.


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/95329708706

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13462487799,,95329708706# or +16699006833,,95329708706#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 953 2970 8706

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aLjaxdJu5

Join us for an open discussion panel and group activities to learn about teen vaping, drugs and the risks. All ages welcomed! A Community Conversation brought to you by Tigard Youth! Clear the Air About Vaping, Drugs and Teen Health March 3, 2021 7:15 - 8:15 pm - Virtual https://zoom.us/j/95329708706 A Special Gift Package will be mailed to each participating family after the event. Posters: Tigard High STUDD, Tigard Turns the Tide, Tigard Youth Advisory Council, Tigard High, Tigard Tualatin District, Tigard Police & Washington County,

RESOURCES

STUDENT

HOME & FAMILY

CANVAS HELP

GO TIGERS!!