Astro December Update #1

Dream big. Reach for the stars. Together we achieve success!

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Monday was pajama day! As a school, we reached our goal of every class clearing their coin boards. Students earn coins for their class by following the expectations of their class. We are finding unique ways to do some of the same celebrations we would do if we were in our brick and mortar classrooms. This is our first all-school coin party celebration!

Another way we are connecting and sharing with each other is with our new Astro Stars website. This website is a place for students to share their talents, ideas, and interests with each other. Check out Mrs. Anderson's video explaining the website and the link to the website.

Video Explanation

Astros Stars Website

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Supply Pick-up

We have lots of curriculum supplies and tools for learning that will be ready to be picked up on Wednesday, December 9th, 7:45 am - 6:00 pm.

Information About Returning to In-Person Learning

For more information about Comprehensive Distance Learning, Washington County metrics and the HSD Board decision, please visit our 202-21 School Year website.

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Upcoming Dates

Dec. 9 Supply Pick-up

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Jan. 21 PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

Jan. 28 End of Semester 1

Information about COVID Testing and Flu Shots

Please see the flyers that are attached about free COVID testing and flu shots.

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

Newsletter - English

Newsletter - Spanish

Easy ways to support Ladd Acres

The Parenting Warmline Reach Out Oregon

Parents supporting parents

As caregivers, we have experienced navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community ready to talk, parent to parent.



Discussion Forum

Live Chat

Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support


Answered by BIPOC Counselors

M-F from 8:30AM- 5:00PM

Information about Vaccines

HSD Nurses care. Vaccines help. You’ll miss less school if you get them.

Did you know? Vaccines are more important than ever this year!

Use Sora to Find Books to Read

Sora, the Student Reading App is available K-12!

  • We currently have over 700 ebook titles, and 94 audiobook titles for grades K - 12, in English and Spanish

  • Sora can be accessed through desktop computers or smart devices

  • A public library card can be added to Sora to expand your options

  • Sora is available for any person with an HSD account, including staff.

  • Users log in with their HSD username and password.

Sora Resources:

Instructions in Spanish - Instructions in English - Video tutorials - Request a title!

Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning

Being Successful While Working from Home

  • Stick to a routine.
  • Set realistic expectations of what you can accomplish
  • Have a to-do list

See more tips and resources on the Wellness Newsletter that is attached.

Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!

School Counseling Website:

Student Success Coach Website:

School Meals

School meals will be delivered by our school buses. Please use MyBus Student Route Look up to find your assigned stop and delivery time. You will use your student's school id number as the login and their birthdate (in MM/DD/YY format) as the password.


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.