Staff News and Announcements

  • HR High Five Podcast
    May 27, 2024 -
    Episode 15 of HR’s High Five Podcast series has a theme of “commitment” and features staff members Carol Hatfield, Diane Woodward, and Berta Lule talking about their various roles and long careers of service within HSD. Listen here.


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  • Educator Appreciation Night with the Hillsboro Hops
    May 20, 2024 -
    The Hillsboro Hops are hosting their annual Educator Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 29, at their game vs. the Eugene Emeralds. A block of tickets in section 16 is available so people can sit together; individual ticket cost is $18.


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  • PERS Satisfaction Survey
    May 20, 2024 -
    Each year, PERS surveys its members to gain feedback that helps provide quality service and retirement education to public service employees across Oregon. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by Friday, May 31.


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  • PERS Seminars
    May 13, 2024 -
    Please join us for one of two free PERS/403(b) retirement planning seminars: Tuesday, May 14, on Zoom, or Thursday, May 16, at the District Office. Each seminar will begin at 6 p.m.

    The workshops are open to all employees and their partners, whether they are planning to retire in the near future or are simply looking to get some questions answered. Topics will include explaining the PERS system, its changes over time, and what they will mean to you. Different payout options will also be discussed to help you start thinking about what may be best for you and your family. Other topics will include taxes, health insurance, long-term care, and how PERS fits into other retirement tools to create a cohesive financial strategy for retirement. 


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  • Section 125 Plan Enrollment
    May 13, 2024 - Section 125 plan enrollment for the 2024-25 school year opens on Monday, May 13. Schedule an individual appointment or stop by the District Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, May 13, or Tuesday, May 14, to speak with an American Fidelity representative and review your coverage including FSA, HSA, Dependent Care, Disability, and other optional benefit plans ahead of the fall rush.


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  • Educator Appreciation Night with the Hillsboro Hops
    May 13, 2024 -
    The Hillsboro Hops are hosting their annual Educator Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 29, at their game vs. the Eugene Emeralds. A block of tickets in section 16 is available so people can sit together; individual ticket cost is $18.


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  • Educator Appreciation Night with the Hillsboro Hops
    May 6, 2024 -
    The Hillsboro Hops are hosting their annual Educator Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 29, at their game vs. the Eugene Emeralds. A block of tickets in section 16 is available so people can sit together; individual ticket cost is $18.


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    April 29, 2024 -
    Episode 14 of HR’s High Five Podcast series has a theme of “spring cleaning” and features staff members Shelley Grimsrud, Ray Lara, and Darrell Fields talking about the great work being done to take care of our school facilities and environments. Listen here.


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  • Earn Your Special Education Generalist Endorsement 
    April 29, 2024 - Special Education Endorsement cohorts for July 2024 are now forming! Lewis & Clark offers this endorsement at a special discounted rate to licensed elementary and secondary teachers. Learn more in upcoming information sessions on May 1 and June 5.


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  • Stay Informed with Community Updates
    April 8, 2024 - When you know what’s happening in the community, you’re empowered to share that information and adjust your work planning accordingly if there is a big event on the horizon. That’s why the three partners at the City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro School District, and Washington County would like to encourage you to sign up for regular email updates and stay informed about the many ways in which we are serving those who live, work, and play here. It takes less than 60 seconds:

    We are privileged to work together to increase community awareness of our programs, services, and celebrations.


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    April 1, 2024 - Episode 13 of HR’s High Five Podcast series features staff members Olga Acuña, Erik Nebel, and Robyn Anderson Morehouse talking about the great work being done by our bilingual/multilingual staff in HSD. Listen here.


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    March 11, 2024 -
    Episode 12 of HR’s High Five Podcast series features staff members Gabby Villamagua, Fatima Aceves Rodriguez, Jenny Taguchi, and Amy Decoster talking about the power of relationships. Listen here


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  • Licensed Staff Voluntary Transfer Reminder
    February 26, 2024 - Licensed staff wishing to request a voluntary transfer to another school or assignment within the district for the 2024-25 school year must complete this Google Form by Friday, Mar. 1.


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    February 5, 2024 -
    Episode 11 of HR’s High Five Podcast series features staff members Lisa Erickson, Jessica Servin, Brenda Chavez-Tapia, and Brandon Hernandez Roman talking about hope in the workplace and how it impacts the work they do. Listen


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  • Classified Staff Voluntary Transfer Requests
    January 29, 2024 - Classified staff wishing to be considered for lateral transfer within their current position to another school or worksite within the district for the 2024-25 school year must complete this form to indicate their interest by Thursday, Feb. 1.


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  • Licensed Staff Voluntary Transfers
    January 22, 2024 - Licensed staff wishing to request a voluntary transfer to another school or assignment within the district for the 2024-25 school year must complete this Google Form by Friday, Mar. 1. To learn more about the transfer process, please plan to attend the Transfer 101 Q&A session on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Google Meet.


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  • Hillsboro Schools Foundation Innovative Education Grants
    January 15, 2024 -
    The Hillsboro Schools Foundation (HSF) will be awarding grants of up to $7,500 to fund innovative educational projects during the 2024-25 school year. HSF supports projects that put the tools of exploration, imagination, and self-expression directly into students’ hands, providing them with opportunities they would not otherwise have under normal school funding. 

    Teachers, administrators, other staff, or even students or parent groups can apply by submitting a one-page abstract that briefly describes the project idea. There is no limit to the number of abstracts a school may submit. Abstracts will be reviewed by a grant committee, and semi-finalists will be invited to complete a full application. 

    Think you have a great idea? Talk it over with your colleagues, complete the abstract, have someone double-check your work, run it by your principal or administrator, and hit submit by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22. Contact HSF Executive Director Aron Carleson with questions: 503-726-2159 or aronc@wcchamber.org.


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  • OSU Master’s in School Counseling
    January 8, 2024 -
    Oregon State University offers a flexible, part-time, hybrid format program for people interested in earning their Master’s degree in School Counseling. Learn more and apply by Thursday, Feb. 15. 

    OSU is also interested in offering professional development (PDE) courses and would appreciate your feedback to ensure they are designing courses that meet your needs.


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    January 1, 2024 - Episode 10 of HR’s High Five Podcast series features staff members Daphne Fisk, Ruben Garcia Puga, and Jenny Cary talking about their experiences supporting students and staff with resources for mental health and overall wellness. Listen here.


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  • 2022-23 Health Reimbursement Account Claims
    December 4, 2023 -  If you were enrolled in Moda Plan 5, Kaiser 2B, or were a licensed or classified employee enrolled in Kaiser 3 for the 2022-23 plan year, you may have money waiting for you! These are the health plans that include a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) benefit, meaning you can get reimbursed for certain deductibles and copays - but you must submit all claims by Dec. 31, 2023. 

    Please plan to stop by one of the upcoming drop-in Q&A sessions to speak with someone who can help you understand this benefit:

    • Tuesday, Nov. 14 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobson St. Transportation Center

    • Tuesday, Nov. 14 - noon to 5:30 p.m. at the District Administration Center

    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Walnut St. Transportation Center

    • Wednesday, Dec. 6 - noon to 5:30 p.m. at the District Administration Center

    • Thursday, Dec. 7 - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Virtual session on Zoom

    Learn more in this flyer.


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  • #Giving Tuesday
    November 27, 2023 - Now in its eleventh year, GivingTuesday is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity amid the traditional post-Thanksgiving frenzy of consumer deals and sales. 

    Many nonprofit organizations have lined up matching funds for donations that come in on Tuesday, Nov. 28, so it’s an ideal time to support the causes that are important to you. Local organizations like the Hillsboro Schools Foundation, Centro Cultural, Adelante Mujeres, Bienestar, the Oregon Food Bank, Community Action Organization, Latino Network, Boys & Girls Club, Assistance League, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Hillsboro Elks, Hillsboro Optimists, and many others work tirelessly to support HSD students and families, as well as others in need in our community. Please consider a donation to one or more of them this Tuesday and beyond.

    Are you giving your time rather than your money? Don’t forget to submit those hours if your employer has a program for contributing to the nonprofit organizations where you volunteer. Intel employees are reminded to log their 2023 volunteer hours into Benevity by Friday, Dec. 15 to double the impact. Thank you!

    If you are an HSD staff member, you can also set up recurring donations through payroll deduction for the Hillsboro Schools Foundation and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Simply complete the forms linked above and return to the Payroll department. 


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  • HR High Five Podcast
    November 27, 2023 -
    Episode 9 of HR’s High Five Podcast series features staff members David Nieslanik, Megan Nace, and Juliet Hong talking about ways they like to show and receive appreciation. Listen here.


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  • Inclement Weather Reporting Memos
    November 27, 2023 - All staff are encouraged to review the inclement weather reporting memo for their classification type (licensed, classified, admin and super/tech) before bad weather hits so they know what is expected of them during weather-related delays and closures. Memos can be found on the Staff Links page of our website. 


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  • Lifetouch Photos
    October 30, 2023 -
    Staff who are based out of the Administration Center, or staff at other locations who may have missed their picture day, are invited to stop by the AC from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 to get their photo taken. These images will be used for the staff directory on our district and school websites, so please dress professionally.


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  • Staff Flu Shot Clinics
    October 23, 2023 -
    HSD will once again be partnering with Get a Flu Shot to hold a series of Flu Shot Clinics for staff members and their covered dependents ages 9 and older:

    • Friday, Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Administration Center

    • Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Glencoe High School library

    • Monday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Walnut St. Transportation Center

    • Monday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Liberty High School staff lounge (room 121)

    • Thursday, Oct. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the South Meadows Middle School library

    • Friday, Oct. 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Century High School commons

    • Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobson St. Transportation Center

    Kaiser members are welcome! Please remember to bring your insurance card.

    Forms and other important information


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