TTSD Community Newsletter
September 16, 2022
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month
Hazelbrook Middle School TWI teachers kicked off Hispanic Heritage month in beautiful skirts and colors.
During these weeks and throughout the year we honor the many families and individuals who bring beautiful culture and positive influence to our community.
Enjoy the music of the Andean and Latin Fusion Band RAYMI
September 17, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Student Rights And Responsibilities Handbook and Technology Use Expectations and Responsibilities
Staff, parent and student official notification for the standards of conduct in our schools. Handbook for review.
Transportation Update: You can view student bus route information
Students eligible for Transportation Service will be assigned a bus route and a bus stop. Parents can view student bus route information through the E-Link Application.
Go to the Versatrans website
Password: (Date of Birth in MMDDYYYY Format)
Nutrition Services Information and Updates
You can set up a student meal account to deposit funds through the Titan Program or drop a check off at the school office.
- Alert emails have been going out to families regarding negative meal account balances. All meals received by a student will be charged to their account.
- TTSD is no longer using the My School Bucks Program. Any funds that were in My School Bucks have been transferred over to your student's account in Titan.
- Your student can qualify for free meals if your family household income falls below the amounts outlined in the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines.
- Example, a family of four with a combined household income of less than $83,250 would qualify for free meals.
Looking for community members to serve on the TTSD Equity Advisory Committee
TTSD’s Equity Advisory committee will inform and advise the School Board and superintendent on the following: The educational equity impact of policy decisions; experiences of underserved student groups; situations that impact underrepresented students; larger district-wide climate; and additional topics related to educational equity impacts our students' experience in the district.
We are looking for family members and caregivers, students, parents, staff members, community members and partners.
Membership must be primarily representative of underserved student groups (As defined by Oregon Department of Education historically underserved students include students in special education, English language learners, students experiencing homelessness, are in foster care, identified as migrant, and/or students that are Black, Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, American Indian / Native Alaskan, and Hispanic.
If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete this form and fill out the survey.
Important City of Tigard Safety Updates
20 Is Plenty: The City is implementing a program to reduce neighborhood speed limits from 25 MPH to 20 MPH to support walkability and improve safety. The program is starting in September 2022. The first locations will be surrounding schools to coincide with school starting this fall. See the webpage for additional details.
School Flasher Upgrades: The City is installing school flashers as a safety improvement for the school speed zones at the below 4 schools. The work will start this week and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.
Charles F. Tigard Elementary School (Walnut Street) – replacement of an existing older system
Alberta Rider Elementary School (132nd Terrace & Batterson Lane) – new location
Mary Woodward Elementary School (Katherine Street) – new location
Templeton Elementary School/Twality Middle School (97th Avenue/98th Avenue) – new location
Safe Routes to School Events: The Walk + Roll to School Challenge is coming up on October 5th as well as 3 bike rodeos scheduled for this Fall!
This summer the National Suicide LifeLine transitioned from its 10-digit number to 988
Families can still call the Washington County Crisis Line (503-291-9111) for local support.
September is Suicide Awareness Month
If you are concerned that someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, it's time to talk with them. We know it can feel scary, which is why we have written a step-by-step guide to having the conversation and getting them help.
Telling someone you are having thoughts about suicide is a brave act, and it can be difficult to do. Sharing your feelings is important, though, because it is the first step toward finding help. Learn How to Tell Someone You Are Thinking About Suicide, and find more resources for staying safe in How to Manage Suicidal Thoughts and How to Create a Suicide Safety Plan.
Parent-Caregiver Learning and Connection Opportunities
Free, Virtual Parent-Caregiver Learning, Support and Connection Series specifically focused on parents and caregivers supporting children with special health, developmental and behavioral needs. Ages Birth - 8. In English or Spanish
Free Virtual Parent-Caregiver Learning, Support and Connection Series of 7- weekly parent-caregiver virtual group sessions and 7-weekly parallel youth groups (children 10-14). Adult groups facilitated in language of preference Spanish or English
Free Virtual Parent-Caregiver Learning, Support and Connection Series of 10-weekly sessions for parents and caregivers of children ages 4-months to 6-years. Facilitated in English
Free Virtual Parent-Caregiver Learning, Support and Connection Series of 12-weekly sessions for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 - 8. Facilitated in English
Virtual Parent-Caregiver Learning, Support and Connection, for caregivers of children 3-14. Series of 5-weekly sessions and book provided. Fee and scholarships available based on family need.
Help Make Internet More Affordable
Help us help you! Take the #FasterInternetOregon #InternetSpeedTest and help Oregon know which communities need funding to make internet access faster, more reliable, and more affordable! FasterInternetOregon.org #BroadbandMapping
Oregon Department of Education (ODE) NOTICE
OHA Vaccine Booster - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has announced the availability of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters in Oregon. These boosters are recommended for anyone ages 12 and older who has completed a primary COVID-19 vaccine series.
Interested in Participating in COVID-19 Research?
"Advancing Knowledge to Improve Health for All"
The Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) Center for Health Research (CHR) has launched a new research study called CASCADIA and we are inviting individuals and their family members to participate. We are looking for school district and community college partners to help promote this study in the Portland metro area. We understand that you are not the appropriate contact but we are hoping that you can provide us with an suitable school contact that might be interested or forward the email directly to them.
You can learn more about the CASCADIA Study on the study website.
Neighborhood Health Center SBHC located on the Tualatin High School Campus
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed 12:00 to 12:30 for Lunch
Don’t have insurance? No problem. All our clinics provide care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, whether it’s your first time at the clinic or you’re a longtime patient.
To make an appointment at another clinic location or to become a patient, call (503) 848-8561.
Safe Oregon Tip Line
"Safe Oregon provides 24/7 services for Oregonians to anonymously or confidentially report student safety concerns (suicidal ideation/thoughts, cyberbullying, child abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.) and will pass this information to school personnel and law enforcement (when necessary).
You can file a confidential report by:
Text or call 844-472-3367
Report on the Safe Oregon Website tip line
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.
6960 SW Sandburg St
Tigard, OR 97223