TTSD Community Newsletter
May 7, 2021
Good afternoon, TTSD Families,
I start with a special message to all teachers as we observe Teacher Appreciation Week. As I mentioned earlier in the week, our teachers change lives every day. Yet their tireless, never-give-up tenacity and dedication to every single student and their success has never demonstrated the definition of hero more than over these past 14 months. My heartfelt gratitude to every TTSD teacher and teachers everywhere. Their creativity, empathy, and service during a global pandemic and while they navigate the personal impacts of COVID-19 is beyond admirable. I am humbled to work alongside them and to support their work. My thanks to our parent organizations across the district who have been both creative and thoughtful in showing their appreciation and love for our teacher’s this week. Complete Message
Family Affinity Connection Series
1st of three sessions
TTSD Regular Board Meeting
TTSD Budget Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - Live streamed on TTSD Youtube Channel
TTSD MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE CURRICULUM ADOPTION
The science adoption committee is recommending Amplify science curriculum that provides excellent resources and alignment with TTSD’s science philosophy and K-5th TWIG Science curriculum. Read more about this decision, review the curriculum and provide feedback.
Attention Sophomores and Juniors
The Tigard-Tualatin School Board is now accepting applications for Student Representatives to the Board for 2021-2022 school year. Being a Representative is a unique opportunity to learn about the district and education in Oregon while also bringing your student voice to decisions that the Board makes.
- Meetings are generally held on two Monday evenings each month, and there may be opportunities to be involved in other committees.
- See the application and more information about the role of Student Representative in the document attached below or HERE
- Applications are due May 10. Virtual interviews will be held the week of May 17.
Please consider applying!
The TTSD School Board
Financial Oversight Committee Open Position
Online Learning Survey for the 2021-2022 School Year
Your feedback is valuable in this process. Please take a moment to participate in this survey and share your thoughts regarding online learning for your child.
Tualatin Together Receives over $25000 Grant
The month of May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May 12 is National School Nurses Day
COVID-19 testing available for students and siblings
- The School-Based Health Center is available to all TTSD students and siblings.
- COVID testing is Free
Oregon Convention Center has Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
- Sunday-Tuesday 12:00 to 7:00 PM
- Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Friday-Saturday - Closed
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Oregon Convention Center All 4 Oregon Website for more details and information.
Borland Free Clinic Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations
3550 SW Borland Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062
For an appointment call 503-974-8887
"Single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine on Mondays & Thursdays, 3:00 to 7:00 PM to all 18 year of age or older. Walk-ins only and only currently available for vulnerable, medically underserved/uninsured people."
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT HEALTH TEAM
School Celebrations (i.e. end of year parties): We all look forward to the time that we can return to many of these traditional activities but unfortunately now is not the time. Washington County continues to see an increase in COVID cases and remains in the “HIGH RISK” level. TTSD believes that school celebrations are intended to celebrate the ENTIRE class, and their families without risk to anyone’s health and safety. And, ODE requires that we, “ Ensure(s) that any recognition, celebration, or ceremony is accessible to every student and family.”
At this time, schools can plan contactless celebrations similar to last year (i.e. virtual or drive thru). All safety protocols must be in place and no visitors on campus at this time. We will revisit this if the County risk level drops to a moderate level or below.
Test Results: We continue to receive inquiries and varying opinions about the validity of COVID-19 test results. According to the public health department, a positive test result is considered a positive regardless of the test or if a subsequent test is negative.
Please see section 3.3 of the Oregon Health Authority’s Investigative Guidelines:
TTSD will continue to follow Washington County Public Health guidelines.
Quarantine Guidelines for Students: TTSD responds to COVD-19 exposures in our buildings and on our campuses as directed by Washington County Health. At this time, schools will quarantine the cohorts of anyone testing positive or presumptive positive for 14 days from last exposure.
Reminder: Please be sure to screen your child before sending them to school.
Special Fundraiser for Packed with Pride
CARE-ING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Please consider donating.The TTSD Family Resource Center is fundraising for childcare Scholarships for the members of our community that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. More details HERE and attached below.
Contact 503-603-1588 or email Catherine West email@example.com for more information.
Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing?
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.