From the Eagles Nest

5.28.21

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Save the Date

Friday, May 28

  • ALL Library Books Due

Monday, May 31

  • Memorial Day Holiday NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, June 15
  • 5th Grade Drive Through Celebration 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 16
  • Last Day of School
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From Principal Nihill

Dear Mary Woodward Families,


Questions continue to come up regarding school in the fall. Our district has communicated that we are planning to return to full, in-person instruction in the fall. The 2021-2022 calendar was built around a regular school schedule.


TTSD is also offering a Virtual Academy option for next year. Here is some more information regarding the virtual school program.


Was Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) a good fit for your student? The TTSD Virtual Academy may be a good option.


Enroll now through ParentVue May 25 to June 6


Virtual Academy Information Night

June 2 @ 5:00 PM


Check your email for more details and information

Questions can be submitted to: virtualacademy@ttsd.k12.or.us


Please don't hesitate to call our office if you have any questions regarding the end of this school year or the 2021-22 school year.


Sincerely,


Jerry Nihill

Principal

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iPads and Summer

5th grade students are the only grade that will be turning in iPads for the summer. All other grades, K-4 will keep their iPad over the summer.


5th grade students will turn in their iPads at the 5th Grade Drive-Through Celebration Tuesday, May 15.


If your child in grades K-4 will not be attending Mary Woodward in the fall, please turn in the iPad no later than Friday, June 18.

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New Internet Filter Lightspeed

TTSD will be implementing a new internet filter in the coming weeks. This new filter will provide teachers and students with more advanced internet filtering options. Students on their iPads will see a new app ("LightSpeed Agent") when installed on their iPads. We are choosing this time of the year (after some successful testing) to ensure students have the best internet filter before we break for summer. If you have any questions or trouble, please call the IT Help Desk at 503-431-4051.

2021-22 TTSD Calendar

The 2021-22 TTSD Calendar is now posted on the TTSD website.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nJ3iZIxvhDo10MGpJOY1mKR8PgcQAuUP/view

A copy of the calendar is also attached to this email.


Please note that the first day of school for grades 1-5 is September 8. Kindergarten classes begin Sept. 14.


The office will be closed over the summer, and will reopen Monday, August 16.

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Turtle Rescue

Early Thursday morning, a neighbor and parent alerted us that there was a turtle outside on the playground field near their fence line. The turtle had wandered too far from the wetlands and was on the field. Many of the students were concerned about the turtle and seeing a police car at school, and we are relieved to say there was a happy ending. Tigard Police came out and helped safely guide the turtle back to the stream and wetland area near the school. They were gentle and kind, and concerned about the turtle's welfare at all times. Thank you to the Tigard Police officers who performed this amazing rescue!

Free Pre-Kindergarten in TTSD

TTSD’s free Pre-Kindergarten programs are expanding! Enrollment is open to all four-year-olds within the district. Starting fall 2021, Pre-K classes will be available at:


  • Templeton Elementary, in TTSD's new Early Learning Center;
  • Byrom Elementary, located in the Tiny Timberwolves classroom at Tualatin High School;

  • Durham Elementary, located in the Little Tigers classroom at Tigard High School;

  • Tualatin Elementary, located inside Tualatin Elementary;

  • Metzger Elementary Preschool Promise classroom for three- and four-year-olds. This is a Two-Way Spanish-English Immersion Prek located in Metzger Elementary.


To find out more and start the process, please complete our one-page Free Preschool Program Interest Form. You may:


  • email your completed form to preschoolinfo@ttsd.k12.or.us

  • text a photo of the form to 971-330-5930

  • deliver to your neighborhood Tigard-Tualatin elementary school, or

  • mail the form to the Early Learning Coordinator TTSD 6960 SW Sandburg Street Tigard, OR 97223


Please see Early Learning page on the TTSD website. On the site please find recordings from recent Virtual PreK Open Houses, one in English and one in Spanish. In the videos we offer a glimpse of our programming and info on our coordinated enrollment to all free, public PreK in the Tigard-Tualatin community.

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Social Emotional Learning

Here are the Family videos for next week:


Thinking about our choices can help us have a positive impact on the people around us. What is a choice that you can make to help others?

Choices

Opciones


Handout for families to use at home:

Choices/Elecciones

Enroll for Kindergarten 2021-22

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. Please spread the word with your friends and neighbors.

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Home Base COVID-19 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.

COVID-19 testing available for students and siblings

Neighborhood Health Center at Tualatin High School 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

Drive -Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

There will be a Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Neighborhood Health Center at Tualatin High School. This is open to all people ages 12 and older. Call to schedule an appointment 503.848.5847. Informational flyer attached to this email.

Staying Connected with TTSD

This link show a chart on all the different ways to stay connected to what is going on in TTSD.

https://www.ttsdschools.org/domain/3523
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