Message about Third Quarter Report Cards/Progress Reports
We just wanted to remind families that as part of the terms with Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) to turn a planning day into an instructional day to make up for school closures this winter, the district agreed that third quarter report cards/progress reports will only be mandatory for students that meet the following criteria:
· Students who otherwise need a grade (i.e. eligibility for athletics or college applications)
· Students in quarter classes
· Students in danger of failing or whose behavior or achievement shows a significant decline
· Special education students
Please know that at any time you can communicate directly with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress and understand how your child is performing in school.
Also know that end of year report cards/progress reports will be delivered to all families upon completion of the school year in accordance with the regular schedule.
If you have any questions about the original announcement, please go to: http://www.pps.net/quarter3
OG’s Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy
All cellphones/devices (ex. headphones) are the responsibility of the student, not the school. Students are expected to put these devices away upon entering the school. Prior to 3:45 pm, students are not to have devices out in school. No devices are to be used during class, in the hallways or during lunch or recess. If you need to contact family members, please do so from the office phone.
Non-approved usage will result in:
3.16.2017 Principal's Message
Ockley Green Families,
The below communication was delivered to our students. Please discuss with your student the importance of arriving to class on time and being prepared to learn. I appreciate your support in this matter and your on-going partnership with us to make OGMS a school we are all proud of. Thank you.
I want to thank many of you for following through with our hallway and classroom transition expectations, which requires all students to arrive to class on time and ready to learn. This is an important part of having a successful middle school and one that we must continue to improve on. At this time, too many students are not getting to class on time. My expectations and your teachers expectations are that you:
Arrive on time to class
Arrive with all needed supplies
Participate in a way that allows all to participate
Take responsibility for your learning
To encourage and support you with following through on these expectations, we will be conducting hall sweeps beginning on Thursday, March 23rd. Students who are tardy to class will be escorted to a specific location and consequence with writing a letter home and administration making a call home. I fully believe you are more than capable of following through on these expectations and know it will make our school better for it.
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.
I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Restorative Practices for Families
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Plant pick up on Ainsworth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Incoming 6th Grade Families Open House
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Principal's Coffee
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Parent Group Meeting