Astro November Update #1

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

November 10th marks the end of the first quarter of this school year. Wow! We are looking forward to connecting with you during conferences. Your child's teacher will be sending you information about times. This year all conferences will be online. If you are planning on traveling during the week of conferences, please make sure you have the ability to access the internet during your scheduled conference time.

As a reminder school starts at 7:45 am. This means your child needs to be in their classroom ready to learn at 7:45 am. If you are dropping off your child(ren) and they are going to eat breakfast at school, please drop them off between 7:15 and 7:25 am. If they are not going to eat breakfast, please drop them off between 7:20 and 7:35 am. This will allow enough time to get to class on time without rushing. Thank you for your patience as we improve the drop-off procedure. It is flowing much smoother. If you anticipate needing a little extra time to help your student exit the car, wait to pull as far forward as possible. This will help the traffic flow.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Upcoming Dates

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 2 Vaccine Clinic (Spanish flyer) Tobias, 4-7 pm

Nov 6 HPD/HSF Shred Event, AC parking lot, 8am-1pm

Nov 7 Daylight Saving Time ends; Tidy up Downtown Hillsboro event, 9am-noon

Nov 11 No School, Veteran's Day

Nov 12 No School, Teacher Work Day

Nov 15-19 American Education Week

Nov 16 Board work session, 5:15pm; Board regular session, 7pm

Nov 17 Picture Retakes

Nov 20 HSF Fiesta de Tamales

Nov 22-24 No School, Conferences

Nov 25-26 Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30 Turkey Trot, Hare Field, 8am

2021-22 School Year Calendar

Lost and Found

The lost and found collection is growing. If you are missing something let us know. It really helps if you write your student's name in the coats and lunch boxes. We are able to return them if they have a name on them.
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Fliers Attached

Please see the attached fliers

Wellbeing Flyer in multiple language

Too Sick for School

Play Fit Fun - afterschool program

Classes for Families

Promotora Program

Strengthening Families Class

Verify Your Student and Contact Information

The Hillsboro School District asks that all parents review and update student and contact information yearly by logging into your ParentVUE account, opening the Online Registration module and then selecting the 2021-2022 Verification option. Having accurate parent/guardian contact information is critical for communicating school and district news, as well as attendance and emergency notifications.

Detailed instructions and a video for how to update information can be found on the HSD website ( If you don’t have a ParentVUE account or have difficulty completing the process for any reason, please request assistance from the office staff at your student’s school.

HSD is Hiring and ESS (substitutes for all jobs) is hiring

We are hiring for many positions.

Administrative Support

Bus Drivers



Driver Trainers

Education Assistants



Nutrition Staff


and more...

Click on these links for more information

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't yet joined the PTA, there is still time. Membership information can be found on the website.

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.

Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.