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

Community Events

May 8

Family Affinity Connection Series
1st of three sessions

4:00-6:30 PM


May 10
TTSD Regular Board Meeting

Streamed live on the TTSD Youtube Channel
6:30 PM


May 17
2nd session: Family Affinity Connection Series

4:00-5:30 PM


May 19

TTSD Budget Committee Meeting

6:30 PM - Live streamed on TTSD Youtube Channel


May 22

3rd Session: Family Affinity Connection Series

4:00-6:30 PM

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!

Sincerely-

The TTSD School Board

Financial Oversight Committee Open Position

The Tigard-Tualatin School District currently has one vacancy on the District’s Financial Oversight Committee for a community-at-large member. Completed applications are due by May 7th. Click here for APPLICATION

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

Tualatin Together will continue to expand its support to families with additional funds received from Washington Counties Community Health Improvement Plan Engagement Grant and Pubic Health -Addiction Services Grant. Read the full press release.

Can You Tell a Counterfeit Pill?

Tualatin Together Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, May 12
12:00 to 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Learn with experts from Washington County Addiction Services

Sign up Here

TTSD Library Resources

Contact your school library to find out how to pick up your library items.

The month of May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Please join us in celebrating TTSD Asian/Pacific American families and the beautiful culture and traditions they bring to our community. In solidarity with our Asian/Pacific American community, we stand up against hate and encourage all to increase their knowledge and understanding of the pain experienced in these communities from recent acts of violence.


May 12 is National School Nurses Day

#schoolnurses have a critical role in ensuring that schools effectively address issues related to the health and well-being of children, including impacts of Covid-19 on youth. We champion the whole student. #SND2021 @schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org

Move4May City of Tigard Challenge

Check out the Move4May challenges during the month of May. Fun activities to win prizes.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Chuukese Flyer

Vietnamese Flyer

COVID-19 testing available for students and siblings

Neighborhood Health Center is now able to test symptomatic children ages 2 and older. Contact the health center to make an appointment or for questions at 503-941-3180.


  • 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

All Oregonians ages 16 and older are currently eligible for the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment or walk-in during open hours. Link to schedule an appointment.


  • 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

Portland, 97232

Oregon Convention Center All 4 Oregon Website for more details and information.

Borland Free Clinic Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

Borland Free Clinic

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.


Home Base Screening Symptom Guidelines

As we return to school buildings take a moment to become familiar with the Home Based Daily Symptom Screening Protocol. The Exclusion Guidelines provide additional information for determining when ill staff or students can return to school.

Sports and Activities Updates

OSAA K-12 School Sports Guidance

March 29 Memo to Schools

OSAA Updated FAQ


Please watch for updated information from your schools on upcoming sports and activities.

Enroll for Kindergarten 2021-2022 NOW

If your student will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 please go to the Kindergarten Enrollment page to find your school and complete the online enrollment process. Contact your school if you have questions or need assistance.

Special Fundraiser for Packed with Pride

Twality Middle School student artist, Ryan Lomber, is using her talents to spread kindness and compassion. Ryan is supporting the Packed with Pride program by selling her inspiring and motivational posters. If you are interested in supporting Ryan's work and Packed with Pride, submit an order through this form In This Classroom... Poster Order

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 cwest@ttsd.k12.or.us for more information.

Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing?

Your school counselors can help.

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.

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 ttsdschools.org website.