TTSD Community Newsletter

February 19, 2021

Dear TTSD Families,

I hope this letter finds you recovered or well on your way to recovering from the impacts of last weekend’s storm. Here at TTSD we continue to assess the damage caused by ice and falling debris but are happy to report the power has been restored to all our buildings and all our systems are now up and running. We heard from many of our families who went without power and were unable to access online instruction this week. As always, please reach out to your teachers or principals if you need assistance. They are ready to support you and provide information on anything that may have been missed.

We want to send a special thanks to our partners at PGE. They were working around the clock to restore power to our community, get heat back in homes, and students back online. Complete Message

February Important Dates

Virtual School Board Meeting

Monday, February 22

6:30 PM

No School for Teacher Training Day

Wednesday, February 24

TTSD Community Work Group Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Sign up to participate

February 24

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Updates to Meal Service

Beginning March 1

To accommodate bus service for Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI), childcare, and in preparation for K-5 return to hybrid instruction, meal bus routes will be reduced to eight routes beginning March 1. The updated meal routes will be available on Friday, February 26.

Elementary and Middle School Spring Conferences Canceled

Please note: Elementary and middle school spring conferences originally scheduled for March 11 and 12 have been canceled.

  • March 11 and 12 will be regular instructional days for middle school.

  • March 11 and 12 will be teacher workdays for elementary schools with no school for students.

Although there will not be formal parent/teacher conferences as scheduled, teachers are always willing and happy to talk with you about the progress of your student. We encourage you to reach out to them directly for feedback, questions, or concerns.

A reminder that the target date for Elementary reopening is March 29th for Prek-1 and April 5th for 2-5th grade. For Secondary, the target reopening date to phase in grades 6-12 is April 19.

Athletics and Activities

Late last week, OSAA released guidance that schools can launch all fall sports for their competition season. As a result, we are excited to begin the fall season on Monday, February 22, 2021. A few reminders:

  1. Athletes must be registered at “Register My Athlete”

  2. A current physical is needed to participate

  3. In order to compete, all athletes must be enrolled in 3 out of 4 classes as well as passing 3 out of 4 classes

  4. Waiver of Liability for COVID 19 must be signed and filed with the athletic department.

Please visit your school's athletic website for more information/forms and tryout schedules or contact your athletic director directly. There will be no fees for fall sports. Per OSAA guidance, no spectators will be allowed at competitions.

We have approved plans for performing arts practices, and are working with our performing arts directors for specific launch dates taking into consideration the teacher vaccination timeline and weather as it impacts outdoor practices. For additional information or questions, please contact your performing arts director directly.

Let the Children March

By: Monica Clark-Robinson "In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate, and danger, these children used their voices to change the world." From HMH Books

Queer Kid Stuff with Tigard Public Library

Sunday, February 28 at 1:00

Tigard Library is going to be hosting Queer Kid Stuff in partnership with Beaverton City Library and Garden Home Community Library,

Sign up here

Other resources and events through the Tigard Public Library

Tualatin High School and City of Tualatin Debris Drop Off

Tualatin High School South parking lot has been added as an additional temporary storm-related tree/yard debris FREE drop off-site.

  • Saturday, February 20th -- 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, February 21st -- 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, February 22nd -- 9:00am-5:00pm

Please check the City of Tualatin website for restrictions and requirements for dropping off before you arrive.

Health Care Opportunity

A special healthcare enrollment period is open for individuals or families who want to shop for affordable coverage and might have missed the 2021 enrollment period. This special enrollment period is a great opportunity to get coverage for you and your family. You can enroll on through May 15.

SAVE the DATE! Clear the Air Community Conversation

March 3, 2021
7:15 - 8:15 PM

Open virtual discussion panel and group activities to learn more about teen vaping, drugs, and the risks. Zoom link

Family Affinity Session

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

5:00 - 6:30 PM

A meeting for TTSD's families of students that receive ELD services

Virtual Zoom meeting link:

SNAP Replacement Benefits Available to Families

Current SNAP recipients who have lost food purchased during the storms and power outages are eligible for replacement benefits. Must request benefits within 10 days of experiencing food loss. Call 1-855-673-2372 and ask for the Benefits Enrollment Center or 211 for information.

School Based Health Centers Provide Safe and Supportive Child and Teen Health Care

We are grateful for our partnership with the Virginia Garcia and Neighborhood Health School-Based Health Centers. We are fortunate to have this resource located on both High School campuses and we celebrate the onsite access to medical providers for our students and the safe and inclusive spaces they provide for all youth and families.

Interested in Serving on the School Board?

Please visit the TTSD How Do I Become a School Board Member page to learn more about the role of school board members. You’ll find answers to many questions and easy links to Washington County Elections information, training opportunities, and more. The next TTSD School Board election will be held on May 18, 2021.

Still Time to Join the TTSD Community Budget Workgroup

Individuals interested in representing students, schools, and community by learning more about the fiscal operations of your school district and participating in the review, design, and recommendation of the District budget please email Traci Rose or call Lisa Burton 503-431-4098

Applications are due February 24

Bias Incidents and Hate Speech Oversight Committee Needs your Voice

The Committee is designed to include individuals representing teachers, parents/caregivers, administrators, and students and representing all three building levels: elementary, middle, and high school, and no fewer than half of the Committee shall be individuals who identify as members of historically marginalized and underserved communities. Applications are due by 4:00 PM February 24. More details and application.

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 website.
School Schedules and Information

Schedules and information is available on the Safe Learning web page