TTSD Community Newsletter

May 17, 2021

Community Events

May 19

Family Affinity Connection Series
Families of Spanish speaking students

Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 PM

May 20

Families of Asian Students
Affintiy Connection Series

6:30 - 730 PM

May 22

3rd Session: Family Affinity Connection Series

4:00-6:30 PM

The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee

A fearless story about the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military. Hazel Ying Lee was born in Portland, Oregon in 1912, and this beautifully illustrated and written book for all ages tells a true story of bravery and dreams. Learn more about Hazel Ying Lee in the Author Julie Leung Interview with OPB All Things Considered Host Tiffany Camhi.

Packed with Pride Information

Volunteer opportunities for this week and Tigard Hygiene Drive

During our Friday pick-up time, we have many families ask for common hygiene products including toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, diapers, tampons and maxipads and laundry detergent. Drop off donations on either Saturday, May 22 or Sunday, May 23 at the NHS Hygiene Drive.

Financial Oversight Committee Open Position

The Tigard-Tualatin School District currently has one vacancy on the District’s Financial Oversight Committee for a community-at-large member. Completed applications are due by May 21. Click here for APPLICATION


The science adoption committee is recommending Amplify science curriculum that provides excellent resources and alignment with TTSD’s science philosophy and K-5th TWIG Science curriculum. Read more about this decision, review the curriculum and provide feedback.

Metzger COVD-19 Vaccine Clinic

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Location: Metzger Elementary School

When: May 26th

Time: 4pm - 8pm

Call: 503.431.4600

Who: Anyone 12 years or older. No ID or insurance needed.

Call the office to schedule an appointment: 503-431-4600

Oregon Convention Center has Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

All Oregonians ages 16 and older are currently eligible for the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment or walk-in during open hours. Link to schedule an appointment.

  • Sunday-Tuesday 12:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Friday-Saturday - Closed

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Portland, 97232

Oregon Convention Center All 4 Oregon Website for more details and information.

Borland Free Clinic Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

Borland Free Clinic

3550 SW Borland Rd

Tualatin, OR 97062

For an appointment call 503-974-8887

"Single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine on Mondays & Thursdays, 3:00 to 7:00 PM to all 18 year of age or older. Walk-ins only and only currently available for vulnerable, medically underserved/uninsured people."

Additional Food Assistance Available

News Release


Oregon will be issuing additional funds to families currently enrolled in the free or reduced meal program. If families are not currently enrolled they can apply online at the ODE website before June 30th or contact their school for a paper application. Families who qualify will receive a P-EBT when the benefits are issued. The Pandemic EBT website has additional information and resources.

Youth Cycling Opportunity

6th through 12th-grade students can participate in the Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League beginning July 1. Interested students can fill out the Tualatin Valley composite MTB Team Interest Form.

Contact TuHS Teacher Kelly Myers if you have questions or


Move4May City of Tigard Challenge

Check out the Move4May challenges during the month of May. Fun activities to win prizes.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Chuukese Flyer

Vietnamese Flyer

TTSD Library Resources

Contact your school library to find out how to pick up your library items.

COVID-19 testing available for students and siblings

Neighborhood Health Center 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


School Celebrations (i.e. end of year parties): We all look forward to the time that we can return to many of these traditional activities but unfortunately now is not the time. Washington County continues to see an increase in COVID cases and remains in the “HIGH RISK” level. TTSD believes that school celebrations are intended to celebrate the ENTIRE class, and their families without risk to anyone’s health and safety. And, ODE requires that we, “ Ensure(s) that any recognition, celebration, or ceremony is accessible to every student and family.”

At this time, schools can plan contactless celebrations similar to last year (i.e. virtual or drive thru). All safety protocols must be in place and no visitors on campus at this time. We will revisit this if the County risk level drops to a moderate level or below.

Test Results: We continue to receive inquiries and varying opinions about the validity of COVID-19 test results. According to the public health department, a positive test result is considered a positive regardless of the test or if a subsequent test is negative.

Please see section 3.3 of the Oregon Health Authority’s Investigative Guidelines:

TTSD will continue to follow Washington County Public Health guidelines.

Quarantine Guidelines for Students: TTSD responds to COVD-19 exposures in our buildings and on our campuses as directed by Washington County Health. At this time, schools will quarantine the cohorts of anyone testing positive or presumptive positive for 14 days from last exposure.

Reminder: Please be sure to screen your child before sending them to school.

Home Base 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.

Sports and Activities Updates

OSAA K-12 School Sports Guidance

March 29 Memo to Schools

OSAA Updated FAQ

Please watch for updated information from your schools on upcoming sports and activities.

Enroll for Kindergarten 2021-2022 NOW

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. Contact your school if you have questions or need assistance.


Please consider donating.

The TTSD Family Resource Center is fundraising for childcare Scholarships for the members of our community that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. More details HERE and attached below.

Contact 503-603-1588 or email Catherine West for more information.

Is your child or family struggling with mental health or wellbeing?

Your school counselors can help.

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.

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.