Astro November Update #3

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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

As we celebrate, Thanksgiving this week, I want to take the opportunity to say how grateful I am to be a part of this community. I wish you a healthy and happy holiday.

There is no school on Thursday and Friday. Our schedule will remain the same from Monday through Wednesday. There will not be a newsletter next week because of the shortened week.

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

In partnership,

Jennifer Robbins

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

Nov. 11-24 Scholastic Book Fair Online

Nov. 19 PTA Meeting via Google Meet at 7:00 pm

Nov. 26-27 No School - Thanksgiving and Non-Contract Day

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Winter Break

Ladd Acres PTA

If you haven't had 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

Homelessness Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please see the attached flyers for resources.

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

Learning right now has its own unique set of challenges (to say the least). Your child may be exhibiting extra challenges focusing, experiencing strong emotions, or may even be reluctant to participate in learning. Things may go from being totally awesome to full on tears in a matter of seconds. You may even be experiencing something similar yourself. Now that school is at home, it can be hard to separate the role of parent from the role of supportive at-home teacher. This is all normal and it is all hard! To help support you and your students during comprehensive distance learning, we've created a website full of resources, tips, and ideas to help, especially for the times when staying positive can feel impossible. Just like in our brick and mortar classrooms, students can access a calm corner to help them self-regulate, look through options to develop their own self-care or coping skills kit for managing large emotions, and explore our tips for family collaboration to make distance learning successful. 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.