Astro August Update

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are getting excited for the first week of school! The school supply list is attached at the bottom.

When students arrive at school prior to 7:35 am, they can go to the cafeteria if they are having breakfast or to the gym. On the first day of school, families can walk students to the cafeteria or gym and then say goodbye. For security reasons, we cannot have visitors come to the classrooms. We appreciate your understanding and help with this. After the first day, we ask that you let students walk to the cafeteria or gym on their own. There will be staff members there to greet them.

Breakfast/Lunch accounts: unlike the previous two school years, parents/guardians will have to contribute money for their child(ren)’s account. You can find meal prices and menus on the HSD website under the For Families tab. Please see the information included with this letter to apply for free and reduced meals.

Attendance Line: If your child is absent please call 503-844-1303, as soon as possible. If you do not call the attendance line before 8:50 am, you will receive an automated call that your student is absent. You can also sign-up to use the Remind app to text your absence information. See this link for directions.

Bus Route Info: HSD’s transportation department has an online link for parents/guardians to access routing and scheduling information, determine walk zones, and more. Please refer to the myBus insert in this packet for instructions on how to find your student’s bus route. If you have questions, please call the transportation department at 503-844-1123.

ParentVUE: The e-mail addresses and phone numbers in our student information system are what we use to send families important news and updates, information about your child's attendance, and safety and emergency communications. Please check your information by logging into ParentVUE.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Parking Lot Safety

Our parking lot is a busy place, especially at dismissal time. Please make sure to use extreme caution so that everyone stays safe. Please use the picture below to understand how the parking lot flow works. It's important that if you are driving up to drop off or pick up that you remain in your vehicle. For dismissal time, please do not arrive prior to 1:50 pm (1:20 on Wednesday). This will help to relieve the back up of cars onto Cornelius Pass Road. If you are waiting in line and students haven't come out yet, please turn off your cars to minimize harmful car fumes children and staff are breathing. Thank you!
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Student Chromebooks

If your student needs a Chromebook or their Chromebook needs to be repaired, we will take care of this during the first week of school.

Student / Guardian Tech Support Sites

Guardian Information

At Home Recommendations
  • Charging chromebook outside of bedroom
  • Late night use
  • Usage at home
  • Internet safety resources

Back-to-School Immunization Event

Our school-based health center at Century High School is hosting a back-to-school immunization event ( from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30. For a list of immunizations that are required for school attendance (note that COVID-19 is not required) click this link: English:, Spanish: Students must either have all required immunizations or a completed medical or non-medical/religious exemption form: on file prior to mid-February to remain in school.

Mental Health Crisis Line

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Call or text 988 or chat

Upcoming Dates

August 31 - Meet your teacher and drop off supplies, 4:00-5:30pm, Ladd Acres PTA

will be serving ice cream treats.

September 4 - No School, Labor Day

September 5 - First day of school, grades 1st-6th, School hours: 7:45 - 2:05, students should arrive no earlier than 7:15

September 6 - First day of school for Kindergarteners

2023-24 Calendar (PDF)

2023-24 Calendar - Spanish (PDF)

List of Linked Flyers

Too Sick for School

Supply Lists

Immunization Clinic Information

Volunteer Updates

Please read this reminder regarding volunteering and fingerprinting:

  • Volunteers who are currently “Approved” in the system will have their status changed to “Pending” if we do not have their fingerprint verification on file on or before March 28, 2022.
  • There is no out-of-pocket expense for this requirement. If you no longer wish to volunteer, please send an email to and request that your volunteer application be removed. Remember to include your full name.
  • Please begin by following this link to schedule your fingerprint appointment
  • Click “SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT” - Complete all required fields; you will be asked to sign up before you are allowed to continue
  • When requested, you will need to enter the Fieldprint code FPHillsboroSD1JVol (this code is for Hillsboro SD volunteers only)
  • The actual appointment will take approximately 10 minutes; you will schedule at the location of your choice
  • The total fee for fingerprinting will be billed to the Hillsboro School District
  • Fingerprint processing can take up to eight weeks
  • Call the office if you have any questions

If you have had fingerprints processed through the Oregon Department of Education in the past, please contact Kristina Gantt - – and let me know which school district, ESD or substitute entity has your fingerprints or if you have a current teaching license (if your license is expired you will need to follow the process above)

Ladd Acres PTA

Ladd Acres is a GREAT school because of YOU! The Ladd Acres PTA adds so much to the school- supports Ladd Acres Staff, provides school enrichment, sponsors events, and engages the community!

Parent involvement is crucial to our community. You do not need to be a Member to come to PTA Meetings or Events, but we always appreciate your time and energy.

Our first PTA Meeting will be Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm in the Ladd Acres Library- join us and hear about all the great things happening this year at Ladd Acres! Childcare care will be provided.

Join our PTA online at:

Ladd Acres PTA website

Easy ways to support Ladd Acres


Resources for Families

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