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Bruce Bourget

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 503-844-1350
FAX: 503-844-1359

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Indian Hills Elementary School
21260 SW Rock Road
Aloha, OR 97003

Safety Alert
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Preliminary Lead Testing Results for Indian Hills Elementary School


To the students, staff and parents of Indian Hills Elementary School,

Over the summer, we conducted water testing at all District facilities and have been awaiting the results, which are coming in one-by-one. We just received initial results from Indian Hills Elementary School, where 62 possible sources of drinking water were tested. Testing included the collection of two water samples at each source. Initial results are that the first sample at 13 of the water sources indicate an elevated level of lead (see locations below). This means that the water sources will be removed from service (either the water will be shut off to these outlets or they will be bagged and have signage that indicates they are out of service) while the second samples are tested. If the second samples show lead concentrations below the EPA’s action level of 20 parts per billion (ppb), those water sources will be determined safe and will be returned to service once the fixtures have been replaced. If they show lead concentrations above 20ppb, the fixtures will be removed and the water sources capped until such time as Facilities can trace the piping to identify and remove the source of the lead. Once that has been completed, the fixtures will be replaced and additional testing will be conducted. Only when further testing reveals that the water sources have lead levels below 20ppb will those water sources be returned to service.

Please visit the Environmental Testing page on the District website for additional information. We will communicate again when we have the results from the second samples at these water sources. Meanwhile, bottled water will be supplied to the classrooms impacted by the temporary loss of drinking fountains.

Water sources with initial results showing elevated lead levels:

  • Gym Storage Area
  • Boy’s Restroom Near Gym, Left Side Sink
  • Room 20, Sink Faucet
  • Room 7, Drinking Fountain – Bottled Water Will be Provided
  • Room 6, Drinking Fountain – Bottled Water Will be Provided
  • Room 6, Sink Faucet
  • Room 5, Drinking Fountain – Bottled Water Will be Provided
  • Room 5, Sink Faucet
  • Room 4, Drinking Fountain – Bottled Water Will be Provided
  • Room 3, Drinking Fountain – Bottled Water Will be Provided
  • Room 3, Sink Faucet
  • Girl’s Restroom Near Room 3, Left Side Sink
  • Janitor’s Room Near Rooms 2 & 3, Sink Faucet
Greetings Indian Hills Families

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Phone number: 503-844-1350
  • Bus routes - New this year, the District Transportation Department is offering an online application for parents to access routing and scheduling information, determine walk zones, and more. Please refer to the myBus insert in this packet for instructions on how to access the system. You will not be receiving bus route or walker status notification by mail this year. If you have questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 503-844-1123.
  • School starts at 8:15 AM and ends at 2:35 PM.  On Wednesdays school begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:05 p.m. Student supervision begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. On Wednesdays, student supervision ends at 2:15 p.m.
Regular Schedule
Academic Seminar
Inclement Weather
2-Hour Late Start
Start Time 8:15 a.m. Start Time 8:15 a.m. Start Time 10:15 a.m.
End Time 2:35 p.m. End Time 2:05 p.m. End Time 2:35 p.m.

Standard Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Regular Schedule Academic Seminar Regular Schedule