TTSD 2021-2022 BACK TO SCHOOL FALL GUIDANCE
As of August 10, 2021
BACK TO SCHOOL TIMELINE
- September 8: First day for grades 1-6 and 9
- September 9: First day for grades 7-8 and 10-12 and Virtual Academy Grades 6-12
- September 13: Virtual Academy Grades 1-5
- September 14: First day for Pre-K and Kindergarten
New Bell Schedule
Elementary Schools: 8:00 AM to 2:20 PM
Middle Schools: 8:30 AM to 3:10 PM
High Schools: 8:55 AM to 3:45 PM
Full details on the changes to the Bell Schedule found here
Please join us for TTSD School Board meetings this year. You can find more information about the School Board and the meeting calendar here.
TTSD GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN DECISION MAKING:
TTSD believes that in-person instruction is the most effective model to support student social/emotional health and development and academic success.
TTSD believes in providing conditions for in-person instruction that support students’ ability to consistently engage in full day, five day a week instruction without interruption due to exposure and/or illness.
TTSD believes that as parents have the right to determine the best educational placement for their child(ren), it is the district’s responsibility to continue to provide instructional options in addition to in-person instruction.
TTSD is committed to the use of equity, staff and student safety, and community public health lenses in the implementation of the district plan.
OUR INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS/OPTIONS:
- Full access to rigorous academic instruction in math, language arts, science, social studies, and electives such as music, PE, art
- Full access to specialized services - Special education, English Language Development instruction, counseling/family support services
- Full day, five day a week schedule
- Transportation and meal service
- Childcare Partnerships
TTSD K-12 Online Academy (Link here)
- Full access to rigorous academic instruction in math, language arts, science, social studies, and electives such as music, PE, art.
- Full access to specialized services - Special education, English Language Development instruction, counseling/family support services.
- Meal Support through regional district food delivery sights.
- Full day, five days a week schedule aligned to “brick and mortar” schedules.
- One semester enrollment option available.
- Childcare Partnerships.
DISTRICT HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE
TTSD has a Public Health Team that reviews all guidance and current health data. This team advises and makes recommendations to the superintendent and School Board relative to the health, care, and safety of our students and staff. Representatives on the Public Health Team include:
- Student Services
- Special Education
- Health Services- Nurses
- Mental Health and Counseling
- Facilities and Operations
- Human Resources
- Representatives from the teachers and classified associations
- Family & Parent Outreach Team
District partners that contribute to the review of state and federal guidance include Washington County Public Health and School-Based Health Center representatives.
ODE/OHA READY SCHOOLS SAFE LEARNERS RESILIENCY FRAMEWORK
The ODE/OHA Resiliency Framework for the 2021-2022 school year was updated on August 3, 2021. Please click on the following link for the full report: Resiliency Framework This Resiliency Framework replaces the Ready Schools, Safe Learners (RSSL) version 7.5.2 dated May 28, 2021, and provides important health and safety guidance for schools navigating COVID-19.
Updates to the Framework include State Order OAR 333-019-1015 requiring masks indoors during the instructional day in all district buildings for K-12 students, staff, volunteers, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. The rule was adopted on August 2, 2021, and goes into effect immediately.
Summary of the Rule:
An individual is not required to wear a mask under section (3) of this rule if the individual is:
- Actively eating or drinking.
- Playing a musical instrument that requires using the mouth.
- Engaged in a sport during physical education class such as swimming, other water sports, or a sport where wearing a mask could be a strangulation hazard such as gymnastics or wrestling.
- Alone in a private office enclosed by walls on all sides with a door that is closed.
- Is under the age of two (2).
Per federal regulation, masks are required on all district transportation.
This includes all buses and district shuttles during morning and afternoon routes, activity buses, and all athletic transportation.
The full State Order can be found by clicking here: STATE ORDER OAR 333-019-1015
VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS
As of this communication, our schools will be creating plans to safely welcome volunteers, parents, and guests back into our buildings. Protocols will include:
Guests signing in and out at the office
Guests wearing masks at all times
Following all safety protocols while in the building
Please watch for more details from your individual schools regarding procedures for parent meetings, volunteer opportunities, etc. happening inside schools.
ATHLETICS & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
OHA, ODE, AND OSAA are allowing school districts to make local decisions regarding extracurricular, non-instructional activities to include athletics.
At this time, student-athletes, coaches, and spectators will not be required to wear masks for outdoor practices or competitions outside of normal school hours.
TTSD athletics leadership is developing guidelines for indoor activities that will allow for no masks during practice and competition for all student sports/activities. These guidelines will include COVID-19 screening procedures, as well as mask guidance for indoor competition spectators, to ensure students are healthy and able to compete.
Please watch for additional information in the coming weeks.