We encourage eligible families to apply for free school meals. Important: New Expanded Oregon Income Guidelines create more opportunities for families to qualify for free meals. As an example, a family of 4 with a yearly income of $83,250 or less will qualify for free meals. Apply for Free School Meals online at family.titank12.com Easy to use – you are guided step by step through the application. Quickest way to apply - can be completed in just a few minutes. Secure – your personal information is protected Available 24/7 – all you need is an internet connection. Free meal applications need to be submitted each year, even if you qualified in previous school years. Parents are responsible for any meal charges made prior to a Free application being processed and approved. Paper applications are available at all schools. Nutrition Services webpage
Oregon Trail Families, Oregon Trail School District has partnered with school safety company Gaggle to launch a new SpeakUp for Safety tipline that will allow students to easily and confidentially report threats of violence, bullying, peers in crisis, and other imminent concerns that affect students’ well-being and security. This tipline replaces our previous SafeSchools Report It tipline. The SpeakUp for Safety tipline will be continually monitored by Gaggle safety professionals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Non-life-threatening tips will be quickly routed to designated school or district staff members, and in severe situations, district-appointed contacts will be immediately notified to take action. In the most urgent cases in which a student is in immediate danger and Gaggle is unable to notify a district-appointed contact, Gaggle will alert law enforcement to intervene. The Gaggle SpeakUp for Safety tipline integrates directly with Google Workspace for Education, which students already access on a daily basis. There’s no need for students to download a mobile app or remember a phone number—the SpeakUp for Safety instant replies include a phone number that students can use for text messages or phone calls. The Speak Up for Safety tipline may be accessed by calling or texting 971-529-0292, or by emailing SpeakUp@stu.ortrail.k12.or.us. The contact information is also on our website at oregontrailschools.com .
Power is back on for many people in our community, and PGE’s restoration efforts are continuing with the goal of safely restoring power by 11:00 tonight. The PGE Resource Centers at Welches and Firwood Schools will remain open on Monday for those few families still experiencing the power outage. FIRWOOD FAMILIES: If you typically drop your child off at school, be aware that there may still be a freezer trailer parked in a parent drop-off lane. You will be able to navigate around it. We appreciate your patience. On this national day of remembrance, we want to thank those around us who work diligently and tirelessly to keep us safe and serve our country.
Due to the expected extreme weather event and PGE’s likely power shut-off, all Oregon Trail schools will be closed tomorrow. With hundreds of our students, and a large percentage of our employees across the district expected to lose power, we want to make sure our families have time to plan accordingly. In the event of a prolonged shut-off, PGE will establish a Resource Center at the Welches School campus. The Resource Center will provide bottled water, a charging station for personal electronic devices, and Wi-Fi access. A time frame for re-energizing the power lines is unpredictable and could take anywhere from several hours to a number of days. We will provide an update to families by Sunday afternoon. For more information on the process PGE uses to protect its customers, please follow this link: https://portlandgeneral.com/outages-safety/wildfire-outages
Our priority is the safety and security of our students and staff. We’re all preparing to welcome kids back on September 6, including practicing our Emergency Operations protocols. This Monday, emergency operations teams from every OTSD school participated in a tabletop exercise with Sandy Police and Fire. On Tuesday, new employees attended a district orientation and are participating in a number of training opportunities throughout the week. We’re so proud of these five new employees who are Sandy High graduates! Also on Tuesday, new employees participated in Run, Hide, Fight training with our School Resource Officers. Visit our Student Safety & School Security webpage for more information and resources.
The federal free school meals for all program, implemented to address family needs during the pandemic, ended June 15, 2022 Due to changes in Federal Funding, meals for the 2022-2023 school year will no longer be offered at no cost to all students. Beginning July 1, school meals will return to pre-pandemic prices. Families will be responsible for meal costs unless they are approved for free meals. We encourage our families to apply for free school meals. Important: New Expanded Oregon Income Guidelines create more opportunities for families to qualify for free meals. As an example, a family of 4 with a yearly income of $83,250 or less will qualify for free meals. Apply for Free School Meals online at family.titank12.com Easy to use – you are guided step by step through the application. Quickest way to apply - can be completed in just a few minutes. Secure – your personal information is protected Available 24/7 – all you need is an internet connection. Free meal applications need to be submitted each year, even if you qualified in previous school years. Parents are responsible for any meal charges made prior to a Free application being processed and approved. Paper applications will be available at all schools after August 16, 2022 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Find your student's route and stop times by clicking here: Traversa Ride 360 . You will need to enter an email address and password to establish a user account. Then be prepared to enter your student’s ID and birth date to connect and retrieve information. To avoid inefficient and delayed routes, only students marked "intend to ride bus" on their enrollment/student verification form will be routed to a school bus. Traversa Ride 360 will show your student as "not routed" if: Your home resides within the walking zone for your school, or You did not mark your intent to use bus transportation when completing your student's online registration. If you have not completed the online enrollment/student verification process for your child, we encourage you to complete it as soon as possible. Information provided by you informs us of how your child should be transported home from school on the first day. Visit: oregontrailschools.com/enrollment to complete the enrollment/student verification process. Please note: For students assigned to small specialized buses, the transportation office will call families directly to confirm routes and times. Track the location of your student’s bus Once an account is set up within Traversa Ride 360, parents may track the location of their student’s bus while on route. To do this, log into Traversa Ride 360 and select ‘Bus location.’ A zoomable map will show your student’s bus’s current location within small transmission delays. The GPS locator is only operational during routes. A bus may show stationary for a period of time due to traffic delays or because they are waiting at a school site. Questions about transportation? Call the STA office at 503-668-8855 or email STASandy@ridesta.com . Questions about enrollment? Please reach out to your school secretary.