Astro September Update #3

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Our Back to School Night is next week on September 30th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. This will be a virtual event. Teachers will be sending you a link to join a Google Meet for a classroom presentation. If you are unable to attend or need to access multiple presentations, the Google Slides for the presentation will be shared through Google Classroom as well. In the presentations, they will be sharing details about their schedules, class expectations, safety protocols and there will be time for questions. If you have questions specific to your student, please arrange a different time to meet with the teacher. This is a time for general information about the class.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Lunches and Milk

We are fortunate this year to be able to offer free breakfast and lunch. This is funded through a federal grant for this year. We do track who receives a meal using our card system. The only item that has a charge is milk. The cost of milk is $0.75. Single pints of milk are not covered by the grant. Thank you for your understanding.

Upcoming Dates

Sept 30 Back to School Night, 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Oct 8 No School

2021-22 School Year Calendar

COVID and Quarantine Information for Families

Notification of a Positive COVID Class

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID and they were at school during their infectious period (48 hours prior to symptom onset) a COVID-19 Case Alert letter will be emailed to you. We will also send a notification through Remind letting you know to check your email. The Hillsboro School District Contact Tracing Team and Washington County Public Health officials work closely with school staff to review cohort logs and identify individuals who may have been in close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. If a student or staff member is determined to be a close contact, they will be contacted by the HSD Contact Tracing Team separately with further instructions. The length of the quarantine time period is 10 days from the date of last exposure with the infected person. Day 1 is the day after last exposure. This means they can return to school on the 11th day provided they do not have any symptoms of illness.

It’s important to notify us if your student tests positive for COVID-19 or experiences any of these primary COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4°F or higher

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste or smell

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, and our hearts go out to those who are ill. More information about COVID-19, guidance for schools, and our response plans can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page; the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 page; and HSD’s 2021-22 School Year,and Coronavirus web pages.


If your student is ill or has been exposed, please contact the office to let us know. See the COVID Flow Chart and Too Sick for School documents. We have to work together to keep our students safe and healthy. We appreciate all of the communication that families have provided about what’s going on with their situations at home. This communication helps us all to stay as healthy and safe as possible.

Learning from Home

We're really excited about having students back in school five days a week full-time but unfortunately there are instances when a student cannot attend school. This may be because there has been a Covid exposure in the household or a student has COVID-19 or COVID like symptoms. These are what we call a required absence. We have a specific code for that in our attendance system.

If your student is required to be absent from school they will be able to access online learning through their Google classroom. This online learning does not look like CDL from last year. There will be assignments that are posted in the classroom that can be done at a time that is convenient for the student and your family.

Every student has a Chromebook assigned to them that can go home for them to use to access assignments. If you are in need of resources or help accessing or logging in please see the links below that can answer many of your questions. Additionally if you need more support please contact the office and someone will call back added time that works to walk you through this.

Video Links:

How to for Families:

How to for Students:

How to for Families and Students:

Resource Guides:

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.

Ladd Acres PTA website

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Resources for Families

This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.

Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.