TTSD Community Newsletter

January 29, 2021

Return to School Weekly Update From Dr. Sue

TTSD Community,

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

State of the District Presentation

District & Reopening Updates, Budget Overview, Bond Update, SIA Update, Student Voice and CARES Child Care

Elementary Principal Reopening Presentation Slides and Videos

Principals presented reopening planning information to their school communities this week. You can find the presentation videos on the TTSD Youtube channel and the presentation slides HERE. Also, Please take a moment to review the Returning to School Guide for Families below.

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.
Important Updates Regarding ACT Testing

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:

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

Based on the guidelines from the Governor, the Tigard-Tualatin Aquatic District (TTAD) is planning to reopen pools for community use in February. The guidelines restrict pool use to 6 people in the pool at a time for 45-minute lap sessions. Please check the TTAD website for updates and instructions for pool use.
Key Practices for Reducing the Spread in Schools

Key practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19

Frequently asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Here are a couple of links to websites with important information and updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 ( 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

English Family Video

Fomentar una mentalidad en desarrollo

January 11-15: Developing a Good Work Ethic

English Family Video

Etica Laboral

January 19-22: Active Listening

English Family Video

Enseñar a sus hijos a escuchar activamente

January 25-29 Dealing with Disagreements: Conflict Resolution

English Family Video( Solving Conflicts)

Spanish Video (Resolución de conflictos)

February NO School and No Meal Service Days

Just a reminder that the District Calendar was revised in December

  • 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


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 there a teacher who has gone above and beyond to teach your student this year? Nominate them for Oregon Teacher of the Year to show your appreciation. January 31, 2021 is the deadline to nominate your favorite teacher. Oregon's Teacher of the Year Web Page.

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.

School Contact Information

School Schedules and Information

Schedules and information is available on the Safe Learning web page