11.29.18 Thursday Note

Inclement Weather Information


In preparations for inclement weather during winter, we want to make you aware of TVA’s policy. We follow most late starts and closings for the Hillsboro School District, but we will announce on the local channel news, our school website, our school’s Facebook page, and send out a Flash Alert. In Case of a two-hour delay, school will begin at 10:00 am.

You can also go to our school website www.tualatinvalleyacademy.org to confirm any delays or school closures. Tune into your local television or radio news stations for information concerning school closures or late starts within the Hillsboro School District.

To sign up to get weather alerts for TVA, sign up at www.flashalert.net and follow the directions.

  1. Go to www.flashalert.net

  2. Click on View Local News

  3. Click on Portland/Vancouver/Salem

  4. Click on Private/Charter School

  5. Scroll down and click on Tualatin Valley Academy

  6. Follow the directions to sign up

Parents Night Out This Saturday, December 1 from 5-9 PM.

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Enjoy a night out for shopping or a date night while we watch your kids. First come first serve until maximum capacity. $10.00 for the first student and $5.00 for siblings. Click here for more information on our school website.

Immunization Records


Please make sure that the front office has an updated immunization record for your child.

School Parking Lot Reminders. (New Information Added)

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Our students’ and parents’ safety if a priority. Please remember the following details as you drive through the school

  • If you need to assist your child out of the car, please park your car first so as to lessen the traffic jam. Drop off should not take more than 30 seconds.

  • Do not block off the intersection between the Junior High/High School building and the elementary building. Please leave room for cars to drive into the elementary parking lot.

  • Drive slowly. There are parents and kids walking through the parking lot. Speed limit is 5 MPH.

  • Continually remind your child to look both ways when walking in the parking lot and to not run after getting out of your car.

  • Refrain from checking your phone while driving through the parking lot or while waiting for the cars to move forward.

  • Thank you for helping us keep our parking lot safe!

Eagles Hoodie Order Form

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Good News! Eagles Hoodie Order Forms are being sent home with your child and you can also pick up forms in the office. Official TVA Eagles Hoodies are now for sale. Just fill out the form and turn it into the office along with $22 to cover expenses. It’s that simple. Since we are not going to carry a lot of inventory, please make sure you place your order no later than FRIDAY, November 30. Thanks!

TVA’s Christmas Program will be Held December 18, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.

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The Tualatin Valley Academy Christmas Program will be held December 18 at 6:30 PM. Please mark your calendars. Everyone is invited.

The Hillsboro Police Department Training


The Hillsboro Police Department uses our facilities to conduct K-9 Training. They come in randomly and usually late at night to do their training. We wanted our TVA families to be aware and to calm any concerns.

BASE Charge Policy

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Just a reminder of our BASE policy:

  • Students who are not picked up within 15 minutes after their dismissal time will be taken to BASE by their teacher and signed in:

    • Dismissal Times:

    • Kinder: 2:50PM (Taken to BASE at 3:05PM)

    • 1st/2nd: 3:00PM (Taken to BASE at 3:15PM)

    • 3rd-6th: 3:15PM (Taken to BASE at 3:30PM)

    • 7th-10th: 3:15PM (Enter BASE at 3:30PM)

  • Once students are signed in, there will be a charge for the entire hour. Any portion of an hour, for the first hour, is billed as an hour. After the first hour, it is billed by the quarter hour.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Mrs. Orozco-Acosta at 503-649-5518 or principal@tvja.org.

Student Handbook


To download the school’s Student Handbook, click on 2018-2019 Student Handbook under Documents. Please take a moment to review the handbook. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the front office. Please note the school’s dress code policy on pages 22 & 23. If you have any questions, please contact the Mrs. Orozco-Acosta.

Mrs. Wendt’s STEMS Classroom Fundraiser

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Mrs. Wendt’s classroom STEMS fundraiser starts on Friday, October 26. See’s Lollypops will be sold for a dollar each and the See’s Chocolate candy bars for two dollars each. We have Vanilla, Chocolate, Cafe Latte and Butterscotch Lollypops. Stop by the front office to purchase your See’s Candies and help support Mrs. Wendt’s classroom STEMS fundraiser!

Sport Speed Stacks


Speed Stacks will be available to purchase at the front office on Tuesday, October 30. Your participation helps raise funds or equipment for your school.

The sets available for purchase:

Sets $20 - 12 Standard Cups, 1 Carrying Stem and Online Training Videos

StackMats $25 - 1 GX Timer, 1 GX Mat and 1-Gear Bag

Pro Series Sets $25 - 12 Pro Series Cups, 1 Carrying Stgem and Online Training Videos

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TVA families, please make sure that you have updated your emergency contacts with the office. We need at least two emergency contacts on file.

The 8th Grade Class Fundraiser

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Greetings TVA families, I’m excited to announce the 8th Grade Class will be providing a recycling bin in the main lobby to collect any glass, plastic or cans to recycle with deposit. This fundraising event will occur all school year long. All we ask is that you leave your recycling in the bin. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Werner and the 8th Grade Class.

Godfather’s Pizza Fundraiser


Anytime throughout the school year if you go to Godfather’s Pizza across the street from our school they will donate 20% of your purchase to our 8th Grade Class. All you have to do is mention TVA. Thanks for your support!

If your child is sick..

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The school policy is to informs TVA of conditions for which children are to be excluded from school until either recovered or diagnosed and cleared for inclusion by a physician. Unless otherwise indicated, students are excluded from attendance until they have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. Click here to see a letter from the Washington County Health Department. Haz clic aqui para español.

The conditions for exclusion are:
Chicken pox – excluded until at least six days after first vesicles appear or a doctor’s order, or all vesicles are dry (which ever occurs last).
Common cold – excessive coughing and nasal discharge.
Fever of 100 degrees or greater.
Fifth’s Disease – excluded with fever.
Flu - excluded with acute symptoms, fever chills.
Head lice – excluded until free of nits.
Impetigo – excluded until 48 hours of antibiotic therapy, and as long as sores drain.
Measles – return with doctor/health dept. permission. 
Meningitis – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Mumps – excluded until swelling disappears.
New onset of rash with concurrent or preceding fever.
Pink eye – excluded until eyes are clear with no discharge.
Ringworm – excluded until therapy is initiated.
Rubella – return with doctor/health dept. permission.
Scabies – excluded until treated.
Stiff neck or headache with fever
Strep throat – excluded until 48 hours after antibiotic therapy is started.

Volunteer Opportunities


We need volunteers for the following events/tasks:

  • Organize school supplies that were donated to TVA by Walmart - one time project, contact the front office or Mrs. Orozco-Acosta at princial@tvja.org

  • Shredding papers for the front office - on going all year

  • Updating the school marquee in front of the school once a week, contact the front office.

  • The refrigerator in the Elementary building needs to be cleaned out once a month.

Watch this space for additional opportunities for volunteering.


Background Checks

Parents with students in K - 10th grade, just a reminder that in order for you to be able to participate in any school field trips, coaching, and/or volunteer in your child’s classroom, you need to turn in the Oregon Conference Volunteer Information Form ASAP. 

If you have a child in our preschool program, you need to complete the CBR form and mail it to the address on the form. When you receive your approval, please bring a copy to the office. This form is used to run a background check on adults that want to help out at school/go on field trips.

If you need a form, please stop by and pick up a form or call the office and we will be happy to mail you a form.


Prearranged Absence Form

During the school year, if you are planning on going on vacation and your child will be absent from school for more than 1 day, please maker sure you complete a prearranged absence form 1 week before the event. This will give their teacher time to prepare the work your child will be missing during his/her absence.

If you need a form, you can pick one up at the front office or we will be happy to e-mail it to you.

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