Astro May Update #2

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

There are many events occurring around the district this month and next. I have included a summary of them.

Graduation Events will both in-person and drive through. Please see this link for a tentative schedule.

Spring Edition of District Newsletter. HSD’s bi-annual newsletter, A Look Inside

Hillsboro Schools, will be mailed to every household in our attendance area the week

of May 10. Keep an eye out for it in your mailbox! A Spanish version will be mailed

directly to the households of students who have indicated Spanish is their home

language by the end of the month. Click here to see the electronic version.

2021 Crystal Apple Awards Event. The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host their 16th Annual Crystal Apple Awards event on Thursday, June 17. As of right now, the event is listed as “virtual,” but they are looking into the possibility of holding an in-person event at the Venetian in downtown Hillsboro. We will share more information as it is available. Congratulations to our 27 nominees!

COVID Symptoms - please review so that we can all stay safe and healthy. This document is also attached to the newsletter.

The Ballad of Aurelie the Bold. Bag&Baggage Productions presents The Ballad of Aurelie the Bold: A Grimm Brothers Story of Iron & Gold—a virtual show for young audiences available on-demand May 22-Jun. 13. More information at

SHARC Fest. The Shute Park Aquatic Center’s (SHARC) annual Family Try-athlon takes place on Sunday, June 27. Cost is $8 per individual with a $32 family max. Box lunch provided for participants. Register at

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

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

Ladd Acres College and Career Fair

Ladd Acres College and Career Fair is going virtual this year. Please read the letter that is linked below to find out more. We are looking for members of our community to share about their careers.

Virtual Career & College Fair 2021 - English

Feria Virtual de Carreras y Universidades 2021 - Spanish


Yearbooks have arrived! There is a limited number available. Yearbooks can be ordered here:

Lunch Menu

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Supply Pick-up for CDL Students

Your teacher will let you know if you have items to pick up.

Upcoming Dates

May 19th

June 2nd

Upcoming Dates

May Observances
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Teacher Appreciation Week, National Nurse Week

May 11 Board work session, 5:15pm

May 15 Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Liberty HS, 10am-noon

May 19 HSD Virtual Retirement Celebration, 4-6:30pm

May 20 SPED Parent Partnership meeting, 5:30-6:30pm

May 25 Board work session, 5:15pm, and regular session, 7pm

May 26 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Luncheon, 1-2pm, Witch Hazel covered play area (tentative)

May 31 No school, all students, Memorial Day

Jun 9 CHS drive-through graduation at Hare Field, 4:30-8pm

Jun 10 CHS graduation at Hillsboro Stadium, 7pm; MEC/Miller Big Picture graduation, Hare Field, 7-8:30pm

Meals for CDL Students

Please complete this form before Friday to pick up meals the following week.

Kindergarten Registration

Dear Families,

It is the time of year when we begin to identify children who qualify to attend kindergarten in September 2021 In order to attend public school kindergarten in the state of Oregon, children must turn five years on or before September 1st.

On March 1st our on-line registration process opens for the 2020-21 kindergarten enrollments. If you have a child who is eligible for kindergarten in September 2021, to register you will need access to a desktop, laptop or tablet and an email account. Please follow the directions below.

Go to

Click on For Families menu

Click on Enrollment process.

Select Online Registration to create an account and begin enrollment.

If you need help with on-line registration, you can come by the school anytime.

There are two exceptions to on line registration.

If your child has been in Early Intervention

If your child has attended a HSD preschool.

If either of these apply please stop by the office to pick up a registration packet any time after March 1st.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call the office at 503-844-1300.

If you know of a family who may have a child who should start kindergarten in September 2021, please pass this information along. Please return the bottom portion to let us know about any possible students that will be attending Ladd Acres.

Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to meeting the graduating class of 2034!

Also, 1st grade – 6th grade families that will be new to Ladd Acres they can also register. Call 503-844-1300 to get that started.

Ladd Acres Library

Books can be checked out from the Ladd Acres library. See the attached fliers for more information or watch the videos to find out how to check out books.

Construction Update

Construction is underway on our new gym and other projects. You can check out the progress on the gym construction site by clicking on the link to the webcam.

Webcam Link

Our Astro Stars Website

Have you had the chance to check out our new community ASTRO website? If not, check it out here:! This website is a fun space designed to help connect us all during comprehensive distance learning. Students can send a photo or video to share a new scientific discovery, short film, creative writing, art project, Covid- friendly adventures, book or game reviews, cooking/baking recipe, funny jokes, Lego creations, musical talents, pets, athletic talent, or something else that comes to mind. Submissions to the website must be sent to Teri Dunlop at

Note: the website is only accessible through an HSD student account. Winter break is a great time to create something to share and don’t forget to check back frequently for new submissions! We can’t wait to see what you have to share!

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.