Astro September Update #2

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! To say this is going to be a unique experience would be an understatement. Every school year is special but this one has a lot of extra-special challenges and opportunities. Our priority remains to make this the best possible year for our students.

Here are a few resources that will be helpful. This information is on our school website as well.

Ladd Acres Staff Directory

Includes Google Voice numbers and email addresses

Meal Delivery Information

This website has directions and the link for finding information about meal deliveries. Meals are free for all students.

Tech Support

Phone number and email address for support.

HSD Form to Request Resources

Link to a form to request help with resources.

Resource Guide

This document has links and information about the resources in our area.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Comprehensive Distance Learning Tips

Everyone has been doing an amazing job with Comprehensive Distance Learning. Here are a couple of tips.

For your privacy please,

  • Be aware of what or who is visible in the background while your student is online
  • All of the whole class lessons are being recorded so that students who are absent can access them.
  • Headphones are really helpful for blocking out extra noise.

Chromebooks and Hotspots

If you need a Chromebook or Hotspot to access comprehensive distance learning, please make sure to contact the office so we can check it out to you.

National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th - October 15th

Here are some resources to explore Hispanic Heritage.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Books on SORA app

Students will need to login to access these books. The books are free to read.

Operation School Bell

Please see the links about the program, Operation School Program.

English letter

Spanish letter

Comprehensive Distance Learning Timeline

Comprehensive Distance Learning is how we are starting the school year. This version of school will continue to at least November 5, 2020. By mid October, a decision will be made about what school will look like after that date. This decision will be communicated to everyone at that time. If we return to the school building, you will still have the option to continue school through distance learning. For the latest information and resources about Comprehensive Distance Learning visit

School Meals

School meals will be delivered by our school buses. Please use MyBus Student Route Look up to find your assigned stop and delivery time. You will use your student's school id number as the login and their birthdate (in MM/DD/YY format) as the password.

Children may qualify for reduced or free meals if your household income level within a certain range. This range was recently expanded to allow more children to access meals. Please see the linked forms for more information and to apply if you qualify.

Free and Reduced Meals Application - English

Free and Reduced Meals Application - Spanish

Upcoming Dates

Oct.8 No school - Staff Development

Oct 9 No school - Non-contract day

Oct 14 Back to School Curriculum Night

Oct 15 is our next PTA meeting @ 2:15pm (virtually)

Nov. 6. No School- Conference Prep

Nov 11 No School - Veterans Day

Nov 13 No school - Conferences

Nov. 11 - 24 Scholastic Book Fair online

Nov. 26-27 No school - Thanksgiving and Non-contract day.

Hillsboro School District Website for the 20-21 School Year

This link will take you to the page on the HSD website that has the up to date information about this school year.

20-21 School Year

Ladd Acres PTA

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.

Support Information

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The safety and well being of our students is our number one priority and we are here to help, as well as our community partners. We know that the global pandemic has been challenging in many ways, including mental health of those in our community. Therefore we want to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month"), which has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. Many national organizations such as NAMI, Mental Health America, and other affiliates spotlight Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigma associated with mental health. The Hillsboro School District also wants to spotlight and thank our local resources and organizations that continue to be available for support during COVID-19. Please go to for more information or for immediate access please call the agencies listed. (Admin: See above Support Sticker to post with this message). Our school staff are available Monday-Thursday for any assistance or questions that you or your student may have and we appreciate your partnership during these unprecedented times.