TTSD Community Newsletter
January 29, 2021
Return to School Weekly Update From Dr. Sue
My thanks to all who joined us throughout the week at our various community meetings as we move forward with plans to safely begin our return to limited in-person instruction and activities. We have shared a lot of important information over the past several days and we will continue to make that information easily available for all to review if you missed anything or to re-watch for better understanding.
At Monday’s School Board meeting, I presented a detailed update on district plans for reopening. You can find both the slides to my presentation as well as watch the recording of the meeting here.
On Wednesday evening, we hosted a community meeting to provide a high-level district update including an important fiscal overview from Chief Financial Officer David Moore as we head into the school budget season. You can find the slides to that presentation along with the recording of the meeting here. We are currently recruiting for community members, staff, parents, and students to join us and contribute to our district budget planning process. If you are interested in serving on the TTSD Community Budget Workgroup, please contact our Director of Community Relations, Traci Rose. Complete Message
District & Reopening Updates, Budget Overview, Bond Update, SIA Update, Student Voice and CARES Child Care
Elementary Principal Reopening Presentation Slides and Videos
Pending new metrics and guidance from the state, the district is investigating the option of offering a districtwide ACT testing opportunity for all Seniors in the fall.
TTSD TAG Informational Meeting
We want to invite you to an informational meeting next Tuesday, February 2nd from 6-7 PM. We will be sharing research and best practices around the unique social-emotional needs of gifted students and how we can address those needs at home and at school. Topics covered will include Bett's Profiles of Giftedness, underachievement, and how to teach social resilience at home.
We hope these community meetings can continue to be a connection and a resource for our TAG families. This meeting will be recorded and will be posted on our TTSD TAG website for future viewing. To join the webinar, please click this link:https://zoom.us/j/94621694326
This meeting is not in regards to any of the COVID-19 guidelines, or the reopening school's information. If you are looking for that info, we redirect you to the TTSD YouTube page, which has all the recorded meetings about reopening schools.
We hope you can join us on Tuesday night!
Tigard-Tualatin Pools to Open Soon
2020 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2020 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets.
For further information and assistance in completing Oregon tax forms, consult a tax professional or contact the Oregon Department of Revenue at 1-800-356-4222. Oregon income tax forms/publications are available at the DOR website (www.oregon.gov/DOR). That process will allow you to claim the additional tax exemption for the 2020 year.
Social Emotional Learning During the Month of January
January 4-8: Fostering a Growth Mindset
January 11-15: Developing a Good Work Ethic
January 19-22: Active Listening
January 25-29 Dealing with Disagreements: Conflict Resolution
February NO School and No Meal Service Days
- February 5 is a grading day and No School.
- February 15 No School for Presidents Day Holiday
- February 24 No School for Teacher Workday
There will be no meal service on the No School days. Two breakfasts and two lunches will be provided on February 4th and February 23
Lines for Life Launches Racial Equity Support Line
"Staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues."
Nominate a Teacher for 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year
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.
Schedules and information is available on the Safe Learning web page