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Tigard-Tualatin School District
Community Resource Guide

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Summer 2024

Child Care & Summer Camps

211info Child Care: 211info Child Care provides free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon. To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources, call 211 or 1-866-698-6155. You can also text the keyword “children” or “ninos” to 898211, or email Web: 

Employment-Related Day Care (Tigard Self-Sufficiency): Helps parents pay for daycare who are working, in school, or on TANF. Children must be 13 or below, or 13-17 with special circumstances. Can apply online, over the phone, or in person. Spanish-speaking staff available. ✦ Monday–Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM ✦ 10777 SW Cascade Ave., Tigard, OR 97223 ✦ 800-699-9075 ✦

PDX Parent Summer Camp Directory: List of open summer camps for 2024. ✦

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette: Registration for before & after school programs is now open for the 2024–25 school year—sign up today! ✦ TTSD schools include Alberta Rider, Deer Creek, Metzger, and Templeton Elementary ✦

How to Stay Safe in the Heat

From Washington County Hot Weather Info

Stay cool indoors

  • Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can.

  • Drink plenty of fluids (water is best), even if you don't feel thirsty.

  • Take cool showers or baths.

  • Close your blinds and curtains to keep sunlight out.

  • If the temperature falls at night, open your windows to let the cool air in (if it is safe to do so).

  • Use fans but do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device when it is very hot. Instead, mist yourself with a spray bottle, and then use the fan to get the cooling benefits of evaporation.

  • Do not use your oven or do laundry on very hot days.

  • Eat small, light meals.

If you go outside

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Choose Gatorade or another sports drink if you are sweating a lot.

  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

  • Use sunscreen.

  • Exercise in the early morning when it's cooler.

  • Avoid strenuous activity in the heat of the day.

  • Never leave children or pets in cars. Read more about keeping pets safe in hot weather.

  • Get a baby pool or play in a sprinkler. Visit a local sprayground or fountain.

  • If you choose to swim or recreate in a local river or lake, be sure to wear a personal flotation device (life jacket) and take other safety precautions. More information on Red Cross page.

Cooling Unit Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive a cooling unit from your medical provider if you are covered by one of the following organizations:

  • CareOregon
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Legacy
  • OHSU Health
  • Providence

Visit Health Share Oregon or call 503-416-8090 for more information.

For people covered by Trillium Community Health Plan, call 877-600-5472 or 541-485-2155 or TTY 711.

For additional resources from the Oregon Health Authority, email the OHA Ombuds Program at or call 877-642-0450 (message line only) or TTY 711.

Local Places to Stay Cool

  • Tigard Public Library
    13500 SW Hall Blvd.
    Regular Hours
    10 AM – 8 PM Monday–Thursday
    10 AM – 6 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Tualatin Public Library
    18878 SW Martinazzi Ave.
    Regular Hours
    10 AM – 8 PM Monday–Thursday
    10 AM – 6 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Juanita Pohl Center
    8513 SW Tualatin Rd. inside Community Park
    Only specific days during the summer
    Call ahead 503-691-3061

Several communities have established cooling centers with extended hours. See for complete, updated information.

Water Bottle Filling Stations/Water Fountains

  • Tigard PW Operations Building
    8777 SW Burnham St, Tigard, OR 97223
    8 AM – 5 PM Monday–Thursday in the lobby
    24/7 outside front door (permanently placed)

  • Tigard Public Library
    Regular Hours
    Monday–Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM

  • Tualatin Public Library
    Regular Hours
    Monday–Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM

Local Fountains and Splash Pads