TTVA Weekly Newsletter

January 7, 2022

Note from Principal DeWolfe

The elective forecasting sheet was sent to all returning students in their school email. Please make sure that you/your student have the form turned in by Wednesday, January 12th. This will help us complete schedules and have all of your courses ready for the first day of the new semester.

For students returning to their neighborhood school next term they will contact you to complete your forecasting and scheduling.

No School January 12

High school students, please be aware that A/B days will be adjusted in our calendars as the following:


1/11: A day

1/12: No school

1/13: B day

Health Curriculum

The Great Body Shop is our adopted health curriculum. You will be receiving information by mail and email next week notifying you of upcoming comprehensive human sexuality instruction in accordance with the Oregon Health Education Standards. These notifications have details about how you can preview the curriculum and or opt out for your child.

Resources Available for Little Ones Ages 3-5


We are collaborating with our community partners (Head Start, Juntos Aprendemos, IRCO, Early Intervention, and TTSD PreK) to figure out programs families may qualify for and all you have to do is fill out the Free Preschool Interest Form included below, submit it to the email on the form, and we do the rest.


Here is the link for clothing orders for children under 5 yrs. old:

Northwest Children's Outreach Order Form

How to order school picture

Interested in ordering December 9th school pictures? Dorian Studio is happy to help! All you have to do is call them at (800) 826-3535 so they can place a late order for you over the phone. You can order them for up to 6-9 months after our picture day on 12/6.

Did you know there is a substitute shortage?

It's true and it's not just our school district. Districts across the state are having a hard time filling their open substitute positions. If there is no substitute available for a TTVA teacher we will email you that morning. The plan will be to take attendance then have students work independently that day. It is important to check your email each morning in case your teacher is out so you are aware of those next steps. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this issue.

Elementary Vision Screening

K-5 families wishing to have their child have their vision screened should contact their brick and mortar neighborhood school to schedule a time on the specified date. See dates and contact info below.

Parenting Class

Would you like to learn some simple, practical research-based strategies to make your family routines more peaceful? Join us for a free online interactive training. Free individual follow-ups are available.

Find the flyer with more information below.

State testing opt out information

30-Day Notice and Opt-Out Information for the Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS)


In 2010, Oregon adopted enhanced K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math to ensure all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. The state tests challenge students to think critically, going beyond multiple-choice and asking them to explain their answers. These tests provide a snapshot of your student’s progress and help us identify schools that need additional supports to ensure more students meet the higher standards.


If you do NOT want your student to take the English Language Arts or Math assessment test, please complete the opt-out form found on this page. Please submit this form to your student’s school by January 14 (for students in Grade 11) or February 4 (for students in Grades 3-8). This form is only valid for the 2021-22 school year.

Reminders

Important Dates Coming Up

January 12, 2022: No School/Teacher Planning Day

Use Canvas to enter live class sessions

As a best practice you should log into the Canvas card for your class each day in order to get the link for your live class. These links may be updated for a variety of reasons so it is always best to enter a live class through the Canvas card.

Need Technology Help?

You can call the technology help desk: 503-431-4051 or submit a tech ticket: http://ticket.ttsdstudents.org

Main Office Contact List

Absence Line: 503-431-3735 or VirtualAcademy@ttsd.k12.or.us


Sarah Dinger - Head Secretary

Contact info: sdinger@ttsd.k12.or.us 503-431-3730

How she can help: answer questions and general school information


Stephanie Reyes - Secretary (bilingual Spanish)

Contact info: sreyes@ttsd.k12.or.us 503-431-3730

How she can help: answer questions and general school information


Sue Porter - K-8 School Counselor

Contact info: sporter@ttsd.k12.or.us 503-431-3733

How she can help: student/family needs and schedule changes


CJ Dunn - High School Counselor

Contact info: cdunn1@ttsd.k12.or.us 503-431-3759

How he can help: student/family needs, transcript review, post-HS planning, scheduling


Not sure who to contact? Send an email to the main office: VirtualAcademy@ttsd.k12.or.us