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  • NO SCHOOL 9/23 (Faculty In-Service Day)

  • ***SUN School Fall Registration NOW OPEN

    SUN School 

    Fall registration is now open! Please make sure to fill out an application before signing up for programming. Enrichment classes are Monday - Thursday from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM. Registration is first come, first served!

    Class List: 

    Chess For Success (Monday & Wednesday) 

    DJ’ing (Monday & Wednesday)

    Hair Braiding (Monday & Wednesday)

    Open Gym (Monday & Wednesday)

    Cooking (Thursday) 

    Friends of Baseball (Tuesday & Thursday) 

    Homework Help (Tuesday & Thursday) 

     

     

    SUN Application located here 

    Class Registration located here 

     

     

    Tore James | SUN Site Manager Ockley Green 
    Pronouns: She/Her

    Phone: 971-230-4997
    Email: torej@selfenhancement.org 

    www.selfenhancement.org/ockley

     

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    Yesterday began the celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, which offers an opportunity to honor, recognize, and celebrate Latino contributions to our community, state, and country.  Over the next month, our students will have the opportunity to further understand the unique history and contributions of Latinos in Portland and across our country.  We have activities planned, such as a lunchtime movie & discussion forum, crafts and games. 

     

    We enjoyed connecting with all the families and students that were able to join our Back to School Night on Thursday night this last week.  This event was a good reminder of how wonderful it is to not only welcome our students back into the building this year, but to also have our families in the building.   If you were not able to make it, then here are the slides shared at the beginning of the evening.  If you would like any information specific to one of your child's classes, then please feel free to reach out to their teacher.

     

    I want to thank you for your patience with our large classes this year.  I am happy to share with you that we have secured additional staffing and are in the process of interviewing for an additional teacher that will provide some relief of our large 7th Grade classes, as well as provide some more Elective offerings in support of bringing some of those class sizes down.  With this, any time a significant Master Schedule change occurs during the school year, it will impact students as we work to further balance classes.  Schedule changes will primarily impact our 7th grade students and I will keep you informed about when you might see some of these changes.

     

    Please see below for some important updates!

    Important Dates

    • September 23rd:  No School for PPS Students due to Inservice

    • October 18th: Picture Day

    • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

    New Attendance Line 

    Email: attendance-ockleygreen@pps.net

    We are excited to offer an additional method for sharing with our Front Office when your child will be absent.  We appreciate you considering making use of this form of communication for absences as it will help our staff get attendance updated and out to our teachers more efficiently.  We hope it will be a more convenient method for you since you can email prior to the beginning of the school year.

    Please include the following in the email:

    • Full Student Name (Last, First)

    • Student ID, if available

    • Date of Absence

    • Reason for Absence

     

    In Partnership,

    --

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    As the school year opened, I shared with you our team’s renewed focus on our Ockley Green Core Values, Caring, Growth and Collaboration.  In the area of Growth, our staff are putting this into action through a focus on Interventions for academic growth and Restorative Practices to support student growth in the skills and processes that help build, maintain and repair relationships.

     

    Our goal is to increase the utilization of Restorative Practices as preventative measures to proactively help our students & staff prevent or respond to conflict in the moment in order to diffuse a potential escalation of the conflict.  It also provides opportunities for students to empower themselves as part of a community committed to building a sense of belonging for all students.

     

     

    We are fortunate to have Rocio Miranda Alarcon, Restorative Justice Coordinator, as a new member of our staff.  She has been building relationships with students, working with students to resolve conflict and co-leading, with our Climate Team, Professional Learning for our staff.  We are encouraging staff to grow their own skills in the area of Restorative Practices by starting to make use of Community Circles, with Agreements, to foster the development of a caring community of learners in the classroom.  

     

    Please see below for some important updates!

    Important Dates

    • September 15th: Back to School Night 

    • September 23rd:  No School for PPS Students due to Inservice

    • October 18th: Picture Day

    • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

    Back to School Night

    We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 15th, 6pm - 7:30pm.  We will also be hosting our ESL Family Meeting and TAG Informational Session prior to Back to School Night, @ 5:30 PM.  During the evening, you will have the opportunity to connect with some of our School Partners, like SEI and SUN, as well as meet our Support Team staff. 

    New Attendance Line  NEW

    Email: attendance-ockleygreen@pps.net

    We are excited to offer an additional method for sharing with our Front Office when your child will be absent.  We appreciate you considering making use of this form of communication for absences as it will help our staff get attendance updated and out to our teachers more efficiently.  We hope it will be a more convenient method for you since you can email prior to the beginning of the school year.

    Please include the following in the email:

    • Full Student Name (Last, First)

    • Student ID, if available

    • Date of Absence

    • Reason for Absence

    Substitutes

    We appreciate those of you that have reached out regarding our staffing.  We are continuing to look for candidates to take the positions full time for the duration of the year and we’ve been very fortunate to secure long term substitutes with backgrounds appropriate to the subject matter and that have ties to the OG community.  I’m pleased to report that we are in the process of hiring our 6th Grade LA teacher and hope to introduce them soon to our 6th Grade students & families.

    Water Bottles

    We have water filling stations at our drinking fountains and encourage students to bring reusable water bottles to school.  Staying hydrated, especially on our hot days, helps students to stay healthy and ready to learn.

     

    In Partnership,

    --

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    It was wonderful to welcome our students back this week.  Throughout the week, students have had the opportunity to build community with their classmates and review expectations across the school, as well as to begin to co-create expectations in the classroom. The halls, classrooms and recess area were filled with excitement as students reconnected with friends and staff.  Our 6th Grade students were well taken care of by their Dragon Leader on their first day at Middle School.  This support continued beyond Tuesday as I witnessed many acts of kindness by our Dragon Leaders throughout the week, from helping students find their class, finding their bus or words of encouragement.  We are fortunate to have the leadership of our Counselors, Ms. Galen and Ms. Jillian, and WEB Teacher Leader, Rebecca Halbig to support this amazing student mentorship program.

    I want to thank all of the folks that came out this last weekend for Community Care Day.  I found inspiration from one of our 7th Grade students, Sammy, who brought his Dad because he wanted him to help make the Basketball courts playable again.  They were the first to start to tackle the courts and soon were joined by a range of people, from returning families & students, new families & students and even the Bakery Assistant from New Seasons.  Sammy even convinced a couple more of his friends to come out and help clean up our campus.  By lunchtime, Sammy and one of his friends were playing one-on-one basketball.  Their joy was evident with their laughter, smiles and celebrations of their made shots!  I truly appreciate the care shown during this annual clean-up event.  Please know our students also appreciate your efforts.

     

    Whether it was our Dragon Leaders, the many volunteers at Community Care or the building of communities in classrooms, our Ockley Green Value of Caring was alive and well this last week! 

     

    Please see below for some important updates!

    Important Dates

    • September 15th: Back to School Night 

    • October 18th: Picture Day

    • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

    Back to School Night

    Back to School Night will be Thursday, September 15th, 6 - 7:30.  Please be on the lookout on our website for more information soon.

    Breakfast Service

    Breakfast is available every morning in the Main Hallway, after students enter the building at 9:03.  Classes start at 9:10, so we ask that students wanting Breakfast pick it up upon entering the building.

    Substitutes

    We appreciate those of you that have reached out regarding our staffing.  We are continuing to look for candidates to take the positions full time for the duration of the year and we’ve been very fortunate to secure long term substitutes with backgrounds appropriate to the subject matter and that have ties to the OG community.

    • Mr. Pasto, our 6th Grade ELA substitute has a background in literature and has worked with OG as a substitute teacher for many years;

    • Ms. Robles, our DLI and World Language substitute, similarly has subbed at OG previously and is bilingual (Spanish); and 

    • Ms. Crafton, our 8th Grade PE/Health substitute, who worked with OG students during our Summer Acceleration Academy and has a background in health and fitness.

    We were very fortunate to have each of them in their respective roles and appreciate their commitments to stay with us and our students while we work with our HR department to find and recruit candidates in these hard-to-fill positions. 

     

    Water Bottles

    We have water filling stations at our drinking fountains and encourage students to bring reusable water bottles to school.  Staying hydrated, especially on our hot days, helps students to stay healthy and ready to learn.

    Counselor Chat

    If a student needs to connect with their Counselor, then they can stop by the Main Office to fill out a Counselor Chat slip and put it in their mailbox.

    COVID Updates

    Please share with your student that face coverings can be worn by anyone wishing to wear them.  We will continue to ask students to be respectful and considerate of others, to continue to be aware of their spacing with others and to let an adult know if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.  Please see this Self-Screening Tool for guidelines for keeping students at home or when to notify the school of symptoms. 

    Cell Phone Update

    Per the OG Schoolwide Expectations:

    • Teachers can use electronic devices for learning activities in the classroom. The teacher will clearly let students know when the phone or other device is expected to be out and what it should be used for and when it may be a distraction for the teacher, the student's classmates, or may be detrimental to the students' full participation and engagement in class activities. If students are not following the expectations, the teacher should consult with the student as to why that is happening and then follow up with the grade level team and or family as needed.

     

    Please support us with conversations with your child about their plan for having phones away during class time.  Teachers will let students know if they can have a phone out to participate in a learning activity.  

     

    If you haven’t done so already, then please take a moment to find and bookmark our school website to become more familiar with programs and information.  We have been busy making updates and have prioritized a thorough review and update of Ockley Green information this school year.

     

    Again, we look forward to entering this coming school year and to the many new experiences we will share with our families and students.

     

    In Partnership,

    --

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    This last week, we welcomed our teachers back for Inservice and Planning time.  During our staff-wide professional learning time, we focused on our Ockley Green Core Values: Caring, Growth and Collaboration and the actions needed to make these values a lived reality for our community. 

    Our value of Caring will be evident through our commitment to increase the Sense of Belonging that our students feel.  This will be a theme throughout the year for our professional learning, our students will continue to have Social-Emotional Learning opportunities and we are committed to elevating Student Voice in our classrooms through shared agreements and student feedback.  Growth brings a focus on reviving our Restorative Practices, both as part of Community Building and Disciplinary Processes.  We will grow our shared vision of Collaboration beyond the partnership with our families & students, to also include how we, as a staff, partner with each other to disrupt the predictability of academic and behavioral outcomes by race, ability, language and gender.  As we welcome students back next week, we look forward to having you as part of this journey of putting Caring, Growth and Collaboration into action.

    In addition to our staff, a group of 32 8th Grade Students were on campus this week to develop their skills as mentors to our 6th Grade Students through our Dragon Leaders WEB Program.  Over their two days together, they worked with our Counselors, Jillian Stone & Galen Dickstein, and WEB Teacher Rebecca Halbig to prepare for their new role as Dragon Leaders.  Students were highly engaged throughout their learning, they built community with each other and are excited to welcome our 6th Grade students next week.

    Please see below for some important updates!

    2022-23 Bell Schedule

    Click here for the updated 2022-23 Bell Schedule.  This is also available on our website under the Quick Links.  For the District School Year Calendar, available in multiple languages, click here.

    School Supplies

    Please check out the General School Supply recommendation for students.  Please note that teachers may have additional supply requests specific to their class that they will share with students in the opening week of school.

    6th Grade Jump Start

    August 30th will be the First Day of School for 6th Grade Students only.  Our 7th & 8th Grade Students will start back on August 31st.  Here are some details about the 6th Grade Jump Start:

    • Upon arrival on campus, 6th grade students will meet in the front of the building (Montana St) connect with their Dragon Leader and enter the school at 9:15;
    • Once students are dropped off, parents are invited to attend Coffee with the Principal in the cafeteria from 9:15-9:35 am.
    • During the first day, students will work with 8th grade Dragon Leaders to build community and sense of belonging at OGMS through a series of assemblies and small group activities. Students will receive printed copies of their schedules, map out their route to classes, and run through a shortened version of their schedule.
    • Students will end the day with a Popsicle social in the recess area.

     

    COVID Updates

    See below for a message from PPS regarding COVID.

    We are excited to have our students back to the new school year! At PPS, we are committed to promoting a safe and healthy learning environment so that high-quality and joyful teaching and learning can happen in schools all year long.

    We’ve learned a lot in the last two years about COVID-19, communicable diseases, and respiratory illnesses. From the beginning of this global pandemic, we’ve been guided by advice from public health experts, made adjustments based on new data and updated science, and applied what we’ve learned to guide our response. As a result, we are in a better place today as a community with more ways to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, including vaccinations, boosters, access to testing, and availability of high-quality masks, and improved ventilation.

    This school year, we plan to use layered health and safety measures and strategies, like testing availability, required COVID-19 vaccination for staff and volunteers, and continuing to communicate public health recommendations to students, staff, and families.

    Please click here for our updated health and safety information:

    Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali

    Please share with your student that face coverings can be worn by anyone wishing to wear them.  We will continue to ask students to be respectful and considerate of others, to continue to be aware of their spacing with others and to let an adult know if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.  Please see this Self-Screening Tool for guidelines for keeping students at home or when to notify the school of symptoms.

    PPS COVID Vaccine Clinic

    PPS is hosting a Back-to-School vaccine clinic in the foyer of the BESC (501 N. Dixon St.), Monday, Aug. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

    The clinic will be open to all, and offer first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older. The clinic is a partnership with Oregon Health Authority.  We ask that you please wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the door.

    What: COVID-19 Vaccine clinic

    When: Monday, Aug. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Where: BESC foyer - 501 N. Dixon St.

    Who: Anyone 6 months or older wanting a first, second or booster dose, including boosters for children ages 5-11. There is no charge for the vaccine.

    Families can also search for vaccine opportunities at getvaccinated.Oregon.gov.

     

    Important Dates

    • August 27th: Community Care Day
    • August 30th: Jump Start for 6th Grade - More details to come on the website
      • 6th Grade Students only
      • 8th Grade Dragon Leaders will support students with an orientation to the building, community building activities and practicing their new 7-Period schedule.
      • Family Meeting with Admin Team
    • August 31st: All students attend
    • September 15th: Back to School Night
    • October 18th: Picture Day
    • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

    Please take a moment to find and bookmark our school website to become more familiar with programs and information.  We have been busy making updates and have prioritized a thorough review and update of Ockley Green information this school year.

     

    Again, we look forward to entering this coming school year and to the many new experiences we will share with our families and students.

     

    In Partnership,

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

  • Principal Weekly Message

    Hello Families & Partners -

    I am honored to welcome you to the 2022-23 school year.  As I start my first year at Ockley Green Middle School, I have found inspiration through the many ways in which staff, families and community partners put our Core Values of Caring, Collaboration & Growth into action.  Over the Summer Break, staff participated in our hiring of new staff and on planning teams to help shape our coming school year.  I have met with our OG Supporters and families to partner on projects, such as the upcoming Community Care Day on August 27th and with completing the final steps in the installation of a new Reader Board, which is close to breaking ground.  Our community partners have been engaging with us to collaboratively plan our integration of support for students.  I am appreciative of our many partnerships and we are fortunate to welcome back: SEI, Latino Network, Coalition of Black Men, SUN School Program, University of Portland, OG Supporters, OG Site Council, as well as the many individuals across our community that support our students in flourishing both academically and social-emotionally.

    Last week our Admin Team attended Leadership Academy, where building leaders from across PPS engage in professional learning.  This year we are focused on the implementation of our Instructional Framework and are guided by the question “How can we improve students’ instructional experiences – especially for students of color – in order to have more equitable teaching and learning opportunities and to drive increased student achievement?”  We are looking forward to working with our staff to reflect on our “Why” for this critical work and to collectively learn more about the “What” & “How” through developing our understanding of the new PPS Instructional Framework and the newly adopted Curricular resources.

    It is exciting to enter this school year in a different space than last Fall.  Our district is committed to providing a robust and supportive learning experience for our students, which includes being fully opened for all day instruction and returning to large group events and school assemblies.  In addition, here at Ockley Green, we stay committed to increasing our students’ Sense of Belonging through building communities of learners within our classrooms, elevating student voice and developing skills through our focus on restorative justice practices.  

    Please see below for some important updates!

    Welcome to our New Assistant Principal

    Please welcome our newest member of the Admin Team, Grace Rodgers.  Grace most recently served as an Instructional Coach at George MS and brings expertise in instructional improvement, academic interventions & data-driven decision making, all firmly rooted in a commitment to equitable outcomes for students.  She will join Dr. Aaron Green-Mitchell as an Assistant Principal.

    2022-23 Bell Schedule

    Due to district-related requirements, we will be returning to a standard 7-Period schedule.  Click here for the updated 2022-23 Bell Schedule.  Please note that we will continue to provide Advisory & FLEX time this school year, which is aligned to our focus on both creating a Sense of Belonging and our continued focus on providing target academic interventions for our students.  Later this year, I am committed to engaging our staff, students and families regarding the potential return to a modified block-schedule for the following school year.  

    For the District School Year Calendar, available in multiple languages, click here.

    School Supplies

    Please check out the General School Supply recommendation for students.  Please note that teachers may have additional supply requests specific to their class that they will share with students in the opening week of school.

    Community Care Day

    If you missed the announcement in the last email, Community Care Day is August 27th, 9:00am -12:00pm.  Hopefully, you have seen the call for volunteers sent out from our OG Supporters.  For more information, check out the OG Supporters website.  I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to provide some care to our school grounds and a couple of classrooms.  I hope to see you there!

    Stay Involved through ParentVue

    ParentVUE is a secure website and mobile app which offers parents and guardians real time access to:

    • School Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Grades, Class Schedule, Course History, Grade Book, and School Information.

    User ID and password remain the same each year. If you have not set up your account or have any questions, contact Ian Palu, ipalu@pps.net . 
     

    Online Yearly Verification **ACTION NEEDED**

    Each year parents and/or guardians are asked to review and update the information on file for their students. This information can be reviewed, edited and submitted online via PPS ParentVUE.

    Benefits of verifying online via ParentVUE:

    • Complete yearly verification of your student's information

    • You can update your communication and language preferences

    • Ensures the school has the most up to date information

    • Saves paper and time

    Go to ParentVUE and verify your student's information today! 

    Questions? Contact Ian Palu, ipalu@pps.net.

     

     Free & Reduced Lunch

    Please disregard the information directing you to the Free & Reduced lunch application. Continuing for the 2022-23 school year, Ockley Green students will ALL continue to receive free breakfast and lunch.  See more on the PPS website.

     

    Important Dates

    • August 27th: Community Care Day

    • August 30th: Jump Start for 6th Grade - More details to come on the website

      • 6th Grade Students only

      • 8th Grade Dragon Leaders will support students with an orientation to the building, community building activities and practicing their new 7-Period schedule.

      • Family Meeting with Admin Team

    • August 31st: All students attend

    • September 15th: Back to School Night 

    • October 18th: Picture Day

    • November 21st & 22nd: Conferences

    Please take a moment to find and bookmark our school website to become more familiar with programs and information.  We have been busy making updates and have prioritized a thorough review and update of Ockley Green information this school year.

     

    Again, we look forward to entering this coming school year and to the many new experiences we will share with our families and students.

     

    In Partnership,

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

  • Ockley Green Summer Updates

    Hello Ockley Green Families & Partners,

    I hope that you and your family have found time this summer to come together and engage in activities that bring everyone some joy. It is hard to believe that August is here and that the opening of school is around the corner. Our work at Ockley Green during July has been focused on connecting with community partners, learning about & reflecting on current practices at Ockley Green, hiring for multiple positions - including a 3rd Counselor and our new Restorative Justice Student Success Advocate and meeting with staff to plan for the coming year. As a leader who believes strongly in collaboration & multiple perspectives, I have been thrilled with the many staff, community partners and parents that have joined in with this work.  I know that the school year will bring additional opportunities for ongoing collaboration in making the 2022-23 school year a success.

    Coming the week of August 15th, expect to see details for the Opening of the school year. For now, I want to share a few updates with you.

    • Please welcome our newest member of the Admin Team, Grace Rodgers. Grace most recently served as an Instructional Coach at George MS and brings expertise in instructional improvement, academic interventions & data-driven decision making, all firmly rooted in a commitment to equitable outcomes for students. She joins our other Assistant Principal, Dr. Aaron Green-Mitchell, to complete our Admin Team.

    • Community Care Day is August 27th, 9:00-12:00. Hopefully, you have seen the call for volunteers sent out from our OG Supporters. For more information, check out the OG Supporters website. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to provide some care to our school grounds and a couple of classrooms. I hope to see you there!

    • We will have a 6th Grade Jump-Start on the 1st day of school, August 30th. This will include a morning Principal Chat for Parents/Guardians. Our 7th and 8th Grade students, along with 6th Grade students, will join us on August 31st. More details will come soon!

    This summer our Front Office and Staff Lunchroom received a refresh with paint, carpet and some new furniture. We are all quite appreciative of Dr. McKey putting that much needed refresh into motion. In addition, our Custodial staff, led by Cat Dixon, have been busy with a deep clean of the building and Amy Ransom & Elizabeth Held, from the Sunshine Team, have already started to prepare the staff lounge area for the coming school year. Our Front Office staff, Ian Palu & Mirian Bermudez, returned to the building today! It was wonderful to feel their energy as they moved back into their space and collectively began preparations for the return of more staff over the next few weeks.

    I hope you continue to enjoy the summer and look forward to welcoming students & families back soon!

    --

    Julie Rierson

    Pronouns: she/her

    Principal

    Ockley Green Middle School

    971-754-5349 (c)

     

  • Coming Soon!

    Stay tuned to this space for the New School Year message from Principal Rierson.

  • Principal Message 5/27/22

    May 27, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Greetings OG families,

    We are nearing the end of the 21-22 school year.  Our 6th grade students enjoyed Outdoor School and the weather held up for most of it.  Our drama class performed “The Outsiders” to their peers and parents.  Great job students and Ms. Sawyer! We have also finished our OSAS testing.  We are looking forward to the last nine days of school. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    The Student Support Team here at Ockley Green are devastated and heartbroken by the recent tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX and in Buffalo, NY, as we know each of you are as well.  Please know that we are available to help you and your students process these events and the complex emotions students may be experiencing as a result.  Please encourage your students to reach out to their school counselor or trusted adult if needed, and feel free to contact us with additional concerns.  

    We also take safety seriously and are in constant communication with students, staff, and families about any safety concerns.  Please report any safety concerns either to school staff, or using the anonymous SafeOregon tip line. 

    • Jillian Stone, counselor, Last names A-K:  jstone@pps.net
    • Galen Dickstein, counselor, Last names L-Z:  971.231.4976; gdickstein@pps.net
    • Avy Harris, social worker: 503-729-0634; rharris@pps.net

     

    Resources for Families

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/05/26/1101306073/what-to-say-to-kids-about-school-shootings-to-ease-their-stress

     

    Photos from our production of "The Outsiders" 5/24/22

     

    Chromebooks for Promotion Tickets

    Dear 8th grade students and families, 

    Promotion tickets will be distributed when students return their chromebook and charger during math class the week of May 31-June 3rd. If a student lost their chromebook, they will discuss this with Mrs. Graham during the chromebook inventory. If families will not be using all of the six tickets, please return the extras to Mr. Ian in the front office. If your family needs extra tickets, students can request them via email to Mr. Ian (ipalu@pps.net) or Ms. Kate. (kacaleal@pps.net).  We are looking forward to seeing you all there! 

     

    Summer Reading Volunteers and Promoters Call

    It's not too late to apply to be a Summer Reading Volunteer! Summer Reading Volunteers help to register kids for the game, hand out prizes and talk about books. They may also help with library projects, record keeping, and more. Volunteer shifts begin on June 16 and end on August 31. You can earn volunteer hours for school, gain skills to add to your resume, and get a bus pass for the summer! Apply here or pick up a paper application in the Ockley Library.  Even though it says the registration dates have passed, you can still apply!

    *Albina, Kenton, and North Portland are all looking for volunteers. 

     

    Do you want to volunteer with the Multnomah County Library this summer from the comfort of your own home? Apply to be a Summer Reading Promoter! As a Promoter, you can complete weekly activities online and in your community of family, neighbors, and friends. Activities include doing chalk art, creating Summer Reading posters, sharing information about Summer Reading through social media, and more!  Use your creativity and your language skills to earn volunteer hours for school and work experience. Apply here

     

    Summer Tech Lending Programs via Multnomah County Public Libraries

    Looking to get free internet access at home? PPS is not issuing hot spots, but the public library has them available for all families and students.

     

    Apply for Hotspot and Chromebook lending at the Multnomah County Library! Fill out this short application to get connected with the Library's Tech Lending Team. You can check out a Chromebook (laptop) and/or hotspot (internet access) for up to 6 months, and will not be charged for late, lost, or damaged items.  

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families going to Roosevelt!  The Step Up Program presented in science today and will come again tomorrow. Step Up is an awesome support program for incoming 9th graders at Roosevelt. Please check out more information here. The application is on the flyer.  Please reach out if you have questions.

     

    Attention 7th grade families! We are actively inviting 7th graders to apply to be 8th grade Dragon Leaders for next school year. Here is a link to the application for students who are interested. Look over it and apply by the end of Monday May 30. 

     

    Ockley Green Music End-of-Year Performances and Rose Parade!

    Join our OG musicians at their final performance on Wednesday, June 1st @ 6:00pm in the Roosevelt High School auditorium. Come hear our bucket drummers and band students celebrate their work in music class this year!

     

    Also, join our Marching Band and Dance Team at the Jr. Rose Parade on Wednesday, June 8th from 1:00-3:00pm on Sandy Blvd. You can visit their website at www.rosefestival.org for the parade route and more details. Field trip permission slips are due next week for students who are marching in the parade. Hope to see you there!

    Jefferson Youth Football Families

    Registration for the 2022 Jefferson Youth Football Season is now open! I would like to introduce the Head Football Coach & President of the Jefferson Youth Football Program Anthony Stoudamire. Coach Stoud as well as his staff have been preparing for the upcoming football season. We are looking to do a lot of good things with the youth and the high school program this year. We are offering Tackle Football all boys & girls in from 3rd through 8th grade this year. To register for the program, click the link below https://jeffersonyouthfootball.sportngin.com/register/form/541343125 Please visit our Jefferson Youth website for more information and upcoming events. Jefferson Youth Football - TVYFL Important Dates:

    May 31, 2022- Youth Parents Meeting @ 6:00pm, Jefferson High School in the Blazer Room

    July 23, 20222 – Young Bulls Camp @ Clackamas High School. Register below

    Young Bulls Camp Registration (jotform.cm)

    Aug 8, 2022- First official day of youth practice.

    Please contact Mrs. Ray if you have any questions. Rayleen Clark Anderson, Registar @ JYFootball22@gmail.com We are excited for this upcoming season and the opportunity to work with you and your child/ren. Registration is a first come, first serve basis, make sure you get signed up and spread the word.

     

     

    Repeated

     

    Library Materials and Textbooks Return Deadline

    Please return all library materials and textbooks.

    It's that time when we need to collect all materials back to the library.  Please help your student look through bookshelves, under beds, behind couches, and in backpacks to locate any library materials.  We know it's been a strange two years, and you may have items from previous schools in your house. That's okay! We will take any and all of them back and get them to their correct locations.  Students should have all materials returned by June 3rd.

     

    If students still have old Chromebooks, chargers, or hot spots at home from distance learning, we would like those back too.   Questions? email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future. The link to register as a volunteer is : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-8thgrade1

     

    End of School Year Chromebook Notices

    During the school year, your student has had access to a personally assigned Chromebook for use during the school day and at home.  When we inventory these devices it is very important that your student has their Chromebook AND charger with them at school. Inventory and collection (for 8th graders) will happen May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 in Math classes. For 6th and 7th graders, a form will be coming home allowing you to give permission for your student to keep the device over the summer. If you would like your student to keep their Chromebook during the summer months, you will be providing a signature indicating you understand the rights and responsibilities of using a PPS-provided Chromebook.  

    For 8th graders, devices will be collected, cleaned, and ready to assign to our new 6th graders in the fall.  They must be returned with the charger.  If a student needs a loaner device for the summer, there will be a place on the form to indicate this.  Freshmen will receive a new device at their new school in the fall.

    If you have any questions, please email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net

     

     

     

    Promotion Activities Schedule

    Promotion will be here soon! If you have not done so, please sign the field trip form for Oaks Park and have your student bring it back to Mr. Mohler.

    Tuesday, June 7th: 8th grade field trip to Oaks Park

    Thursday, June 9th

    9:10 am-  Students arrive at regularly scheduled school time

    10:00 -11:45 am– Promotion practice

    12:00 pm- 2:00 pm– BBQ @ Peninsula Park

    2:15 pm-  Early release to prepare for promotion

    5:45 pm– Promotion Ceremony @ (starts at 6:00 pm)

    June 10th:  Last Day of School -8th graders are not required to attend

     

    20 Day Rule:

    In order to ensure that students are safe and successful on all promotion events, we are applying a 20 day rule. This is to help students stay accountable for their actions and have a successful end to their 8th grade year!

     

    Students could lose a promotion activity (BBQ, Field Trip)  if they are unable to meet these expectations: 

    1. Be on time to class. 
      • 4 or more tardies = 1 lost activity
    2. Be in class learning. 
      • Students who skip class or leave without permission.
    3. Use safe language and bodies. 
      • Bullying , harassment or fighting 
    4. Respect of school property
      • Graffiti or vandalism 

     

    We will meet with the families of any students who are unable to meet these expectations to determine how students can safely and respectfully participate.  

     

     

     

     

    Promotion Tickets:

    Every student will receive 6 tiickets to promotion. Due to space constraints, we are requiring tickets to attend promotion. If your family needs more tickets, contact Kate Caleal at kacaleal@pps.net.

     

    Volunteers Needed!

    Help us celebrate your student!  We need parents to bring grills to the BBQ, help cook food at the BBQ, bring food for the BBQ and chaperone the promotion dance.   If you are interested, please contact Anna Marquez at anna@ogsupporters.org.

     

    Friday Schedule Change:

    To support a smooth ending of the year, we will be shifting the schedule on Friday to facilitate choice activities in the afternoon. 

     

    New Friday Schedule:

    9:10 - 10:38 5th period

    10:42 - 12:10 6th period

    12:10 - 12:40 Lunch

    12:44 - 2:13 7th period

    2:17 - 3:00 Flex

    3:04 - 3:45 Advisory/Choice activities

    • This will start Friday, May 20th
    • This will be our schedule for May 20th, May 27th, June 10th
    • June 3rd we will have a shorten schedule with a dance at the end of the day
    • During Wednesday advisory, students will sign up for their choice activities
    • Students can change which activity they want to go to each week

     

    Summer SUN School

    Formulario de Registro Español: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=862f2ba227464c95a1c559c800b860f7

    English Registration Form:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5985bb0f58e244a8b72a36edc24f64de

     

    PPS Staff/Community Masking Recommendation

    On Wednesday, May 11, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends. 

     

    In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events. 

     

    Remember: the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to stay-up-to-date on your vaccinations and get boosted, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when you are sick, even if it is not COVID.

     

    County officials have not set case or hospitalization thresholds for when they would consider mandating masks, nor have they set a threshold for lifting the recommendation. Multnomah County officials also suggested people who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 consider avoiding crowded indoor settings for the next few weeks.




    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 





  • Principal Message 5/20/22

    May 20, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Greetings OG families,

    We are moving into our final weeks of the 21-22 school year.  6th graders will be attending Outdoor School on Monday and Tuesday 5/23 & 5/24; students will leave OGMS at 9:30 a.m. and we arrive back at OG between 6:00-6:30 p.m.  We will finish up our OSAS test make-ups; our goal is to get 90% of our students tested.  8th grade promotion is set for Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt High School Gym.  Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are being sent home with 8th graders the week of May 31st.  Each 8th grade student will receive 6 tickets.  Due to space constraints, all family and friends will need a ticket.  

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

    Library Materials and Textbooks Return Deadline

    Please return all library materials and textbooks.

    It's that time when we need to collect all materials back to the library.  Please help your student look through bookshelves, under beds, behind couches, and in backpacks to locate any library materials.  We know it's been a strange two years, and you may have items from previous schools in your house. That's okay! We will take any and all of them back and get them to their correct locations.  Students should have all materials returned by June 3rd.

     

    If students still have old Chromebooks, chargers, or hot spots at home from distance learning, we would like those back too.   Questions? email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net

     

    End-of-Year Great Performances from Dragonland!

    OG Music students will perform their end-of-year performance on Wednesday, June 1st @ 6:00pm in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium. Come hear our bucket drummers and band students show off their work in music classes this year!

     

    Repeated

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future. The link to register as a volunteer is : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-8thgrade1

     

    End of School Year Chromebook Notices

    During the school year, your student has had access to a personally assigned Chromebook for use during the school day and at home.  When we inventory these devices it is very important that your student has their Chromebook AND charger with them at school. Inventory and collection (for 8th graders) will happen May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 in Math classes. For 6th and 7th graders, a form will be coming home allowing you to give permission for your student to keep the device over the summer. If you would like your student to keep their Chromebook during the summer months, you will be providing a signature indicating you understand the rights and responsibilities of using a PPS-provided Chromebook.  

    For 8th graders, devices will be collected, cleaned, and ready to assign to our new 6th graders in the fall.  They must be returned with the charger.  If a student needs a loaner device for the summer, there will be a place on the form to indicate this.  Freshmen will receive a new device at their new school in the fall.

     

    If you have any questions, please email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net

     

    Promotion Activities Schedule

    Promotion will be here soon! If you have not done so, please sign the field trip form for Oaks Park and have your student bring it back to Mr. Mohler.

    Tuesday, June 7th: 8th grade field trip to Oaks Park

    Thursday, June 9th

    9:10 am-  Students arrive at regularly scheduled school time

    10:00 -11:45 am– Promotion practice

    12:00 pm- 2:00 pm– BBQ @ Peninsula Park

    2:15 pm-  Early release to prepare for promotion

    5:45 pm– Promotion Ceremony @ (starts at 6:00 pm)

    June 10th:  Last Day of School -8th graders are not required to attend

     

    20 Day Rule:

    In order to ensure that students are safe and successful on all promotion events, we are applying a 20 day rule. This is to help students stay accountable for their actions and have a successful end to their 8th grade year!

     

    Students could lose a promotion activity (BBQ, Field Trip)  if they are unable to meet these expectations: 

    1. Be on time to class. 
      • 4 or more tardies = 1 lost activity
    2. Be in class learning. 
      • Students who skip class or leave without permission.
    3. Use safe language and bodies. 
      • Bullying , harassment or fighting 
    4. Respect of school property
      • Graffiti or vandalism 

     

    We will meet with the families of any students who are unable to meet these expectations to determine how students can safely and respectfully participate.  

     

    Promotion Tickets:

    Every student will receive 6 tiickets to promotion. Due to space constraints, we are requiring tickets to attend promotion. If your family needs more tickets, contact Kate Caleal at kacaleal@pps.net.

     

    Volunteers Needed!

    Help us celebrate your student!  We need parents to bring grills to the BBQ, help cook food at the BBQ, bring food for the BBQ and chaperone the promotion dance.   If you are interested, please contact Anna Marquez at anna@ogsupporters.org.

     

    Photographs for Promotion Slideshow:

    We are looking for baby photographs and group shots of our 8th graders from over the years for one of our promotion slide shows. If you have some photos you would like to be in the slideshow, email them to Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net BY May 20th. Not all photographs will be used if there are a lot submitted.

     

    Registration: https://form.jotform.com/t4tportland/gardenparty

     

    Friday Schedule Change:

    To support a smooth ending of the year, we will be shifting the schedule on Friday to facilitate choice activities in the afternoon. 

     

    New Friday Schedule:

    9:10 - 10:38 5th period

    10:42 - 12:10 6th period

    12:10 - 12:40 Lunch

    12:44 - 2:13 7th period

    2:17 - 3:00 Flex

    3:04 - 3:45 Advisory/Choice activities

    • This will start Friday, May 20th
    • This will be our schedule for May 20th, May 27th, June 10th
    • June 3rd we will have a shorten schedule with a dance at the end of the day
    • During Wednesday advisory, students will sign up for their choice activities
    • Students can change which activity they want to go to each week

     

    Youth Mental Health Forum

    Multnomah County Commissioner Meieran is hosting a Youth Mental Health Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. This will be an opportunity for youth to gather and share their experiences, needs, and challenges with regard to mental health. As this will likely inform many of Commissioner Meieran's priorities related to youth mental health, it's key that we have voices from all of Multnomah County represented. Event registration is now open for youth attendees and youth volunteers

     

    Below are direct links to the event page, social media graphics, and registration pages and attached are communications resources in both English and Spanish that include pre-packaged Facebook posts, Instagram stories/posts, etc. 

     

    In terms of structure, much of the event will be in large group and table-top discussions, but will also include affinity spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ youth, a resource fair, as well as mental health professionals on site to support youth who may be triggered during the event. 

     

    All event information can be found here: multco.us/ymhf

    • Note: Event registration on website can be found here
    • Note: Downloadable social media graphics on website can be found here

    Summer SUN School

    Formulario de Registro Español: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=862f2ba227464c95a1c559c800b860f7

    English Registration Form:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5985bb0f58e244a8b72a36edc24f64de

     

    PPS Staff/Community Masking Recommendation

    On Wednesday, May 11, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends. 

     

    In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events. 

     

    Remember: the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to stay-up-to-date on your vaccinations and get boosted, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when you are sick, even if it is not COVID.

     

    County officials have not set case or hospitalization thresholds for when they would consider mandating masks, nor have they set a threshold for lifting the recommendation. Multnomah County officials also suggested people who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 consider avoiding crowded indoor settings for the next few weeks.




    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 




  • Principal Message 5/13/22

    May 13, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Resources for Families

      • LGBTQIA2S+ Support GUIDE: The SAY Wellness Health Education team at Portland Public Schools is excited to announce the development and release of a new parent and caregivers support guide. This resource was created especially for parents and caregivers of LGBTQIA2S+ youth. It contains helpful information, journaling prompts, local and national resources, and many other gems designed to help parents better understand and support their LGBTQIA2S+ young person. This support guide was reviewed and contributed to by K-12 students at 8 different GSA's around our district. We hope it can be a helpful resource for many families in Portland and beyond! 
    • Hello PPS Students! We would like to invite you to the 2022 Student Summit!

    This is an opportunity to learn more about the District, and your role in it! Learn about important District policies like the Climate Change Response Policy, and participate in the Student Town Hall with district staff to make PPS a better place. We will be holding the Summit at OMSI on Monday, May 23rd from 10-2:30 pm. Transportation to the venue will be provided. Please RSVP with us using this form so that you can get summit updates and reminders. You can find the permission slips in this folder. We hope to see you there! Potential topics may include Title IX, RESJ & CCRP, Civic Engagement, Mascot Changes, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Yian Saechao at yisaechao@pps.net.



    End of School Year Chromebook Notices

    During the school year, your student has had access to a personally assigned Chromebook for use during the school day and at home.  When we inventory these devices it is very important that your student has their Chromebook AND charger with them at school. Inventory and collection (for 8th graders) will happen May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 in Math classes. 

     

    For 6th and 7th graders, a form will be coming home allowing you to give permission for your student to keep the device over the summer. If you would like your student to keep their Chromebook during the summer months, you will be providing a signature indicating you understand the rights and responsibilities of using a PPS-provided Chromebook.  

     

    For 8th graders, devices will be collected, cleaned, and ready to assign to our new 6th graders in the fall.  They must be returned with the charger.  If a student needs a loaner device for the summer, there will be a place on the form to indicate this.  Freshmen will receive a new device at their new school in the fall.

     

    If you have any questions, please email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net



    Promotion will be here soon! If you have not done so, please sign the field trip form for Oaks Park and have your student bring it back to Mr. Mohler.

     

    Promotion Activities Schedule

    Tuesday, June 7th: 8th grade field trip to Oaks Park

    Thursday, June 9th

    9:10 am-  Students arrive at regularly scheduled school time

    10:00 -11:45 am– Promotion practice

    12:00 pm- 2:00 pm– BBQ @ Peninsula Park

    2:15 pm-  Early release to prepare for promotion

    5:45 pm– Promotion Ceremony @ (starts at 6:00 pm)

    June 10th:  Last Day of School -8th graders are not required to attend

     

    20 Day Rule:

    In order to ensure that students are safe and successful on all promotion events, we are applying a 20 day rule. This is to help students stay accountable for their actions and have a successful end to their 8th grade year!

     

    Students could lose a promotion activity (BBQ, Field Trip)  if they are unable to meet these expectations: 

    1. Be on time to class. 
      • 4 or more tardies = 1 lost activity
    2. Be in class learning. 
      • Students who skip class or leave without permission.
    3. Use safe language and bodies. 
      • Bullying , harassment or fighting 
    4. Respect of school property
      • Graffiti or vandalism 

     

    We will meet with the families of any students who are unable to meet these expectations to determine how students can safely and respectfully participate.  

     

    Promotion Tickets:

    Every student will receive 4 tickets to promotion. Due to space constraints, we are requiring tickets to attend promotion. If your family needs more tickets, contact Kate Caleal at kacaleal@pps.net.

     

    Volunteers Needed!

    Help us celebrate your student!  We need parents to bring grills to the BBQ, help cook food at the BBQ, bring food for the BBQ and chaperone the promotion dance.   If you are interested, please contact Anna Marquez at anna@ogsupporters.org.

     

    Photographs for Promotion Slideshow:

    We are looking for baby photographs and group shots of our 8th graders from over the years for one of our promotion slide shows. If you have some photos you would like to be in the slideshow, email them to Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net BY May 20th. Not all photographs will be used if there are a lot submitted.

     

     

     

     

    Friday Schedule Change:

    To support a smooth ending of the year, we will be shifting the schedule on Friday to facilitate choice activities in the afternoon. 

     

    New Friday Schedule:

    9:10 - 10:38 5th period

    10:42 - 12:10 6th period

    12:10 - 12:40 Lunch

    12:44 - 2:13 7th period

    2:17 - 3:00 Flex

    3:04 - 3:45 Advisory/Choice activities

    • This will start Friday, May 20th
    • This will be our schedule for May 20th, May 27th, June 10th
    • June 3rd we will have a shorten schedule with a dance at the end of the day
    • During Wednesday advisory, students will sign up for their choice activities
    • Students can change which activity they want to go to each week

     

    Youth Mental Health Forum

    Multnomah County Commissioner Meieran is hosting a Youth Mental Health Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. This will be an opportunity for youth to gather and share their experiences, needs, and challenges with regard to mental health. As this will likely inform many of Commissioner Meieran's priorities related to youth mental health, it's key that we have voices from all of Multnomah County represented. Event registration is now open for youth attendees and youth volunteers

     

    Below are direct links to the event page, social media graphics, and registration pages and attached are communications resources in both English and Spanish that include pre-packaged Facebook posts, Instagram stories/posts, etc. 

     

    In terms of structure, much of the event will be in large group and table-top discussions, but will also include affinity spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ youth, a resource fair, as well as mental health professionals on site to support youth who may be triggered during the event. 

     

    All event information can be found here: multco.us/ymhf

    • Note: Event registration on website can be found here
    • Note: Downloadable social media graphics on website can be found here

    Summer SUN School

    Formulario de Registro Español: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=862f2ba227464c95a1c559c800b860f7

    English Registration Form:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5985bb0f58e244a8b72a36edc24f64de

     

    PPS Staff/Community Masking Recommendation

    On Wednesday, May 11, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends. 

     

    In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events. 

     

    Remember: the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to stay-up-to-date on your vaccinations and get boosted, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when you are sick, even if it is not COVID.

     

    County officials have not set case or hospitalization thresholds for when they would consider mandating masks, nor have they set a threshold for lifting the recommendation. Multnomah County officials also suggested people who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 consider avoiding crowded indoor settings for the next few weeks.

     

    Repeated

     

    Adopting Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: Ockley Green Needs Your Opinion!

    Ockley Green is one of the pilot schools participating in the PPS Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program adoption process.  SEL is the process through which young people and adults acquire skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.  

     

    You can participate in the selection process through our survey.  This survey asks that you watch a short video about each of the curriculums under consideration: Fly Five and Beyond Differences.  Thank you for taking the time to help us choose the best curriculum for Ockley Green! Please reach out to Pam Joyner (pjoyner@pps.net ) or Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net) with questions or comments.

     

    Astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez Coming to PPS!

    We want to let you know of an exciting opportunity coming to PPS families and hope that you can help us share the opportunity with PPS students and families that you support. On May 20th and 21st at Jefferson High School, PPS will be hosting speaking events featuring Dr. Jose Hernandez, a NASA astronaut, STEM education advocate, engineer, and author. These events will be open to PPS students and families of all ages. Please note: The event on the evening of May 20th will be held in English with interpretation available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, and Russian. The event on the morning of May 21st will be held in Spanish. This event is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and is sure to INSPIRE! We hope that you will be able to help us invite families from your school community to the appropriate event by identifying families and students whom you believe will benefit greatly from this opportunity. These may be STEM learners, English learners, migrant students, affinity group students, and/or others for whom a message of hope and perseverance will surely resonate! Space is limited and we hope you have some specific students and families in mind! Registration for families opens on Friday, May 6th and will remain open until the event is full. We encourage you and the families you invite to act quickly as these events are sure to fill up! You’ll find the event logistics below:

    Friday, May 20th (English with interpretation)

    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: see links below

    Saturday, May 21st (Spanish)

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: See links below

     

    Open Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy//Inscripción Abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano

    Enrollment is still open for Summer Acceleration Academy.  Forms in English and Spanish are linked here: PDF forms.  Summer Acceleration Academy will be focused on teaching grade level standards and creating an enjoyable summer learning experience. La inscripción sigue abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano. Los formularios en inglés y español están vinculados aquí: PDF forms . La Academia de Aceleración de Verano se centrará en enseñar estándares de nivel de grado y crear una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano agradable.

     

    Attention 7th grade families:

    Introducing our WEB Leadership Program: Ockley Green Dragon Leaders.  The WEB Program is new to Ockley Green this year. As you look at the slides we presented to students, please keep in mind  all of the photos of activities and programming are from other schools, where there are mostly white students. As we recruit students this year it is crucial our leaders represent our school's racially diverse student body. As our incoming 6th graders transition to middle school they  need to see themselves reflected in their mentors. We  look forward to next year's Dragon leader material showing many of our black  and brown students in leadership roles. Here is the link to the slides we shared with 7th graders with all the upcoming dates. 



    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 8th Promotional Celebrations**\Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

     

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers



    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227



    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 




  • Principal Message 5/6/22

    May 6, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Greetings OG families,

     

    We would like to thank all of those who were able to join us last night for our Community and Culture night as well as the efforts of the students and staff to organize the event and prepare materials.  Our Social Studies team, Chris Riser, Heather Siegfried, Rebecca Halbig, and Paige Phillipson lead staff efforts to make this event a success and were supported by numerous other staff members office, support, Arts staff, SUN and SEI.  We hope to be able to make this event a tradition at Ockley Green.  

     

    Additionally we’d like to recognize that many community members have reached out to share their thoughts about some potential upcoming changes to some of our offerings in our Arts and Electives departments.  While we continue to offer a robust array of electives, our move to yearlong PE/Health to meet state education guidelines, as well as anticipated declines in enrollment reducing our staffing allocation, and changes in student forecasting interests have in some ways impacted our potential offerings.  We appreciate the community feedback and the advocacy that’s occurred with regard to efforts to support the assignment of additional staff FTE to Ockley Green.  We will also continue to collect student and parent feedback to provide to the incoming administration team (once the principal selection process has been completed).  

     

    In any changes in programming we first look for opportunities to best address systemic opportunity gaps that have negatively impacted the offerings provided to our BIPOC students and we work to ensure our programming is centered on serving their needs.  We also seek to provide a diverse array of student-feedback-informed options for elective programming.  

     

    While we are not able to offer all things for all students we are happy to report that we’ve been able to continue to preserve many of our elective offerings in dance, music, and art despite cuts in FTE and the move to yearlong PE/Health.  As we progress through the spring hiring process and in our team’s anticipated work with the new admin team we will continue in our efforts to monitor and adjust for multiple scenarios, including shifts in student interest and also staffing FTE so that our incoming admin team have access to the most updated information regarding possible adjustments to expand our academic and elective offerings - again centering these efforts on our mission to improve student outcomes, particularly for our historically underserved students.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

     

    Adopting Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: Ockley Green Needs Your Opinion!

    Ockley Green is one of the pilot schools participating in the PPS Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program adoption process.  SEL is the process through which young people and adults acquire skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.  

     

    You can participate in the selection process through our survey.  This survey asks that you watch a short video about each of the curriculums under consideration: Fly Five and Beyond Differences.  Thank you for taking the time to help us choose the best curriculum for Ockley Green! Please reach out to Pam Joyner (pjoyner@pps.net ) or Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net) with questions or comments.

     

    Astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez Coming to PPS!

    We want to let you know of an exciting opportunity coming to PPS families and hope that you can help us share the opportunity with PPS students and families that you support. On May 20th and 21st at Jefferson High School, PPS will be hosting speaking events featuring Dr. Jose Hernandez, a NASA astronaut, STEM education advocate, engineer, and author. These events will be open to PPS students and families of all ages. Please note: The event on the evening of May 20th will be held in English with interpretation available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, and Russian. The event on the morning of May 21st will be held in Spanish. This event is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and is sure to INSPIRE! We hope that you will be able to help us invite families from your school community to the appropriate event by identifying families and students whom you believe will benefit greatly from this opportunity. These may be STEM learners, English learners, migrant students, affinity group students, and/or others for whom a message of hope and perseverance will surely resonate! Space is limited and we hope you have some specific students and families in mind! Registration for families opens on Friday, May 6th and will remain open until the event is full. We encourage you and the families you invite to act quickly as these events are sure to fill up! You’ll find the event logistics below:

    Friday, May 20th (English with interpretation)

    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: see links below

    Saturday, May 21st (Spanish)

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: See links below

     

    Registration Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBHvutO1a1Tbn1DlXH1tb82SSiZ0Z_o11soxt4JIWnLAk9pg/viewform 



    Open Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy//Inscripción Abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano

    Enrollment is still open for Summer Acceleration Academy.  Forms in English and Spanish are linked here: PDF forms.  Summer Acceleration Academy will be focused on teaching grade level standards and creating an enjoyable summer learning experience. La inscripción sigue abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano. Los formularios en inglés y español están vinculados aquí: PDF forms . La Academia de Aceleración de Verano se centrará en enseñar estándares de nivel de grado y crear una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano agradable.

     

    Attention 7th grade families:

    Introducing our WEB Leadership Program: Ockley Green Dragon Leaders.  The WEB Program is new to Ockley Green this year. As you look at the slides we presented to students, please keep in mind  all of the photos of activities and programming are from other schools, where there are mostly white students. As we recruit students this year it is crucial our leaders represent our school's racially diverse student body. As our incoming 6th graders transition to middle school they  need to see themselves reflected in their mentors. We  look forward to next year's Dragon leader material showing many of our black  and brown students in leadership roles. Here is the link to the slides we shared with 7th graders with all the upcoming dates. 

     



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    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 8th Promotional Celebrations**\Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

     

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers



    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 



  • Principal Message 4/29/22

    April 29, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    OGMS Families, 

    We had a busy week that started with our OSAS (Oregon State Assessment System) science testing for 8th graders on Tuesday, April 26th.  Our students and social sciences teachers are working hard in preparing for our upcoming Culture and Community Night on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Be sure to RSVP so we have enough food for all.  Our 6th grade students will be going on a field trip to the Oregon Jewish Museum on May 3rd or May 4th.  It is  important that all 6th graders attend as it is part of our language arts curriculum.  If your student needs another permission slip, please reach out to their 6th grade language arts teacher. We will continue with our state testing the week of May 9th as we will be taking the OSAS reading test in grades 6 - 8.  Please share with new families that on May 11th from 6 - 7 p.m. we will be hosting a Incoming 6th grade Family Night.  We will be sharing our schedule, taking a tour of the building, seeing live performances from our dance, band and drama as well as learning about our RESJ partners. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

    “Fake & Fatal: What Parents & Teens Need to Know”

    Presented by Oregon’s Vibrant Future Coalition

    Wednesday, May 4 at 7-8:30pm PST

     

    FB link: https://www.facebook.com/641640045902887/posts/5375996065800571/?d=n

    Register and get the zoom link: tinyurl.com/fake-fatal

     

    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Teacher Appreciations and 8th Promotional Celebrations**

    Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK! 

    Here's what's needed: 

     

    5/2 Monday: breakfast food donating/purchasing/delivery, set up and clean up

    5/4 Wednesday: Pizza/Salad pick up and delivery, lunch food donating/purchasing/delivery, set up and clean up

    5/6 Friday: Dessert donations, end of week clean up

     

    Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-teacher1

     

    May 5th Culture and Community Night! 

    We need volunteers for the following:  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-culture

    May 11th last meeting -will be LIVE in person at OGMS in the library 7-8pm to follow 5th grade welcome night. Hope to capture incoming 6th grade families/caregivers to get them involved at OG, we will also need to discuss transitioning leadership tasks/responsibilities for next year. Still looking for a treasurer! Just need some minimal accounting know how (are you good with adding and subtracting?) Very minimal time commitment! Sue Dearborn can train you :)

     

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park: OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers

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    A Message about Ockley Green Culture & Community Night from the OG Social Studies Team

    Dear Ockley Green Families, 

    Please join us for Ockley Green Culture & Community Night, Thursday, May 5, 5:30-8:00 PM. Your students are hard at work preparing displays, videos, and performances to share with the Ockley Green Community what is important or interesting to them about Culture & Community. We will also have community organizations present to share information and opportunities relevant to the OG Community.

    We will also be serving dinner from multiple vendors and cultures. So, we need accurate numbers for attendance. 

    Please fill out the following RSVP Form by Sunday 4/24 to let us know if you and your family can attend or not: https://tinyurl.com/OGCCRSVP22

    Looking forward to learning and celebrating with you all,

    The OG Social Studies Team

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

  • Principal Message 4/22/22



    April 22, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Resources for Families

    A Message about Ockley Green Culture & Community Night from the OG Social Studies Team

    Dear Ockley Green Families, 

    Please join us for Ockley Green Culture & Community Night, Thursday, May 5, 5:30-8:00 PM. Your students are hard at work preparing displays, videos, and performances to share with the Ockley Green Community what is important or interesting to them about Culture & Community. We will also have community organizations present to share information and opportunities relevant to the OG Community.

    We will also be serving dinner from multiple vendors and cultures. So, we need accurate numbers for attendance. 

    Please fill out the following RSVP Form by Sunday 4/24 to let us know if you and your family can attend or not: https://tinyurl.com/OGCCRSVP22

    Looking forward to learning and celebrating with you all,

    The OG Social Studies Team

    Safety Drill Update

    Unfortunately we were not able to complete our Earthquake and Fire Drills last week due to weather.  We anticipate completing them Monday 4/25 if situations permit. 

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Repeated

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 
  • Principal Message 4/15/22

    April 15, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    After a snow day on Monday, we came back on Tuesday and had a great week at Ockley Green.  We are entering a busy spring of testing, activities, and field trips.  We are excited to celebrate our students and families at our Culture and Community on May 5th.  A Save the Date is below, posted on our website and an invite was sent through messenger.  We are excited to see our families and celebrate with food, fun and showcasing student work.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

    April Safety Drills

    This month we complete our Earthquake and Fire Drills.  We’ve planned these for Monday, Apr 18, 2022.  During the drill building access and office phone lines may be briefly interrupted.  We complete these drills in accordance with district guidelines to help keep students safe in the event of an actual emergency. 

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!




    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Vaccine Exemption Day is April 20, 2022

    This year you have more time to get your child’s vaccines up to date. On April 20, children who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend in-person school or child care.

    If your child is missing vaccines, don’t wait. You should make a vaccine appointment now, as there may be a long wait.

    Shots are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.

    Many kids have fallen behind on required vaccines due the Covid-19 pandemic. Well-child visits may have been postponed or canceled. Medical staffing shortages have also limited pediatric vaccine appointments. 

    We hope giving families more time to catch up on vaccines will help children to stay in school.

     

    Where to Get Your Child Vaccinated

    You can get your child’s shots at their regular health care provider. If your child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or if you can’t get an appointment, you can get them vaccinated at one of our Catch-up clinics:

     

    Jefferson High School Multco Health Clinic | Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8:45am-4:45pm. Please call (503)988-3360 on Tuesdays 7:45am-3:45pm to schedule appointments for FREE vaccines and medical assistance.

    Gateway (Inside WIC Clinic) | April 6, 2-6:30

    NE Health Center (WIC Clinic) | April 9, 12-4:15pm

    McDaniel High School | April 13, 3:45-6:30pm

    David Douglas High School | April 16, 9am-2pm

    Drop in. Call 503-988-8939 for more information. Bring ID and an insurance card, if you have one. You don't need to be a WIC participant. Covid vaccines are also available for 5+. 

     

    Student Health Centers:

    All children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of 9 locations

    We’re located at local high schools, but you don’t need to attend school there to get care

    We accept all types of insurance and serve the uninsured

    No appointment necessary

    Primary Care Clinics

     

    Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured

    Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment

    Get a Letter?

    If you receive a letter from school or the Health Department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated.

     

    Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to stay home from school or child care.




    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Repeated

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     










    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 













  • Principal Message 4/8/22

    April 8, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    Spring has sprung in Portland.  It was a great week to get students outside for academic and social emotional learning activities.  We will begin quarter 4 on Monday, April 11th.  We have several events planned for the Spring.  8th grade families please mark Thursday, June 9th as 8th grade Promotion at Roosevelt High School Gym at 6 p.m.  Earlier on that day 8th grade students will have promotion practice and then a BBQ at Peninsula Park.  6th graders will be going to the Oregon Jewish Museum on May 3rd and 4th and Outdoor School on May 23rd and May 24th; more information coming soon.  OSAS (Oregon Statewide Assessment System) will begin at Ockley on April 25th.  We will be testing science April 25th - 19th, ELA May 9th - 13th, and Math 16th - 20th; make-ups will be completed May 23rd - 27th. 

     

    Next Tuesday, Stackhouse Coffee is hosting OG Coffee by offering 10% of sales to OG Supporters from 7:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Be sure to stop by and mention you are supporting Ockley Green!

     

    Also, if you haven’t ordered your plants yet you still have until Wednesday April 13th to do so.  The funds raised will support the 8th grade Field Trip that is being planned for June 7th.  https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families



    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!



    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School

     

    STAMP Testing Dates

    STAMP testing for DLI students began on Thursday, 7 April and will continue through next week until Thursday, 14 April. Testing will be held in the auditorium on the following timetable:

     

    Monday 4-11:  period 2 and 3 from 10:06am until 11:46am

    Tuesday 4-12:  periods 2 and 3 from 10:42am until 2:13pm

    Thursday 4-14:  periods 2 and 3 from 10:42am until 2:13pm



    Vaccine Exemption Day is April 20, 2022

    This year you have more time to get your child’s vaccines up to date. On April 20, children who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend in-person school or child care.

    If your child is missing vaccines, don’t wait. You should make a vaccine appointment now, as there may be a long wait.

    Shots are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.

    Many kids have fallen behind on required vaccines due the Covid-19 pandemic. Well-child visits may have been postponed or canceled. Medical staffing shortages have also limited pediatric vaccine appointments. 

    We hope giving families more time to catch up on vaccines will help children to stay in school.

     

    Where to Get Your Child Vaccinated

    You can get your child’s shots at their regular health care provider. If your child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or if you can’t get an appointment, you can get them vaccinated at one of our Catch-up clinics:

     

    Gateway (Inside WIC Clinic) | April 6, 2-6:30

    NE Health Center (WIC Clinic) | April 9, 12-4:15pm

    McDaniel High School | April 13, 3:45-6:30pm

    David Douglas High School | April 16, 9am-2pm

    Drop in. Call 503-988-8939 for more information. Bring ID and an insurance card, if you have one. You don't need to be a WIC participant. Covid vaccines are also available for 5+. 

     

    Student Health Centers:

    All children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of 9 locations

    We’re located at local high schools, but you don’t need to attend school there to get care

    We accept all types of insurance and serve the uninsured

    No appointment necessary

    Primary Care Clinics

     

    Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured

    Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment

    Get a Letter?

    If you receive a letter from school or the Health Department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated.

     

    Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to stay home from school or child care.

     

    Repeated

     

    Recent events of vandalism and graffiti

    This week we’ve noted a handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school, these have included offensive writing and drawing inside and outside the school. These incidents were documented and staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols. The administration invoked our reporting and response protocols and, with the support of the central office, we will continue to address this issue through dedicated supervision and monitoring of school grounds, increasing our efforts at education regarding the harm such incidents can cause, and working to provide support to those harmed by these incidents.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)





    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     










    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 












  • Principal Message 4/1/22

    April 1, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    Spring weather has finally made its way to Portland.  Our teachers are taking advantage of having academic and SEL activities outside when appropriate.  We are also continuing to have lunch and recess outside as weather permits. Next week is the end of quarter 3 as a reminder there is no school for students on Friday, April 8th.  This past Thursday, we had our Black Excellence Student Led Grade Level Assemblies and they were phenomenal.  A special thanks to Ms. Siegfried, Coach Lawson and the Ockley Team along with our courageous and talented Ockley students for a job well done. Also, a shout-out to Mr. Damon and Mr. L and the Ockley students who performed at the Blazers Game on March 30th.  Don’t forget that the OG Plant Sale is happening now through April 13th; more information below. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families



    Recent events of vandalism and graffiti

    This week we’ve noted a handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school, these have included offensive writing and drawing inside and outside the school. These incidents were documented and staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols. The administration invoked our reporting and response protocols and, with the support of the central office, we will continue to address this issue through dedicated supervision and monitoring of school grounds, increasing our efforts at education regarding the harm such incidents can cause, and working to provide support to those harmed by these incidents.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Repeated

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Free School Vaccine Clinics -  https://multco.us/vaccineclinics 




    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 




    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 











  • Principal Message 3/18/22

    March 18, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We had a great week at OG.  Our Dragon Raffle was held on Wednesday after we had our March fire drill.  As a reminder, we are on Spring Break Monday, March 21 - 25. Also, the third quarter ends on April 7th so it is a great time to review your students' grades.  

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/dolores-huerta 

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Free School Vaccine Clinics -  https://multco.us/vaccineclinics 




    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Repeated

     

    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15

     

    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 










  • Principal's Message 3/11/22

    March 11, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

     

    Another great week at OG.  The sunshine was a welcomed addition to our week.  We have Spirit Week next week. More information is listed below.  We will complete our March required fire drill on Wednesday during 5th period.  Starting Monday, March 14th, the wearing of masks becomes optional for students and staff.  More information about PPS’s standard operating procedures can be found at https://www.pps.net/backtoschool2021 As a reminder, PPS will be on Spring Break from March 14th - 18th.  

     

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Spirit Week is Next Week!

    Monday, March 14th is Comfy Clothing Day (wear sweatpants, hoodies, or other comfortable clothing)

    Tuesday, March 15th is Sports Team Day (wear something representing your favorite sports team)

    Wednesday, March 16th is Dress Up Day (wear your best outfit and look sharp)

    Thursday, March 17th is Lucky Day (wear ALL Green)

    Friday, March 18th is College Day and Ockley Green Spirit Day (wear college themed clothing or Ockley Green shirts and hoodies)

    Our monthly Dragon Raffle will happen on Wednesday during advisory.

    Some students from our dance and music classes will be performing in grade level assemblies on Friday.

     

    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Repeated

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66





    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

     

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15






    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 









  • Principal Message 3/4/22

    March 4, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

     

    We had another busy week at Ockley Green Middle School.  Please be sure to read the information about the optional masking beginning Monday, March 14th.  Until the 14th, we expect all staff and students to wear masks indoors; however, they are optional for outdoor lunch and recess. In addition, as we move into the last few months of school there are a few reminders about students who eat breakfast and those who attend SUN School; please take note of those updates below.  We are also still looking for volunteers to help with recess and other tasks around the building.  Please join us in honoring our Classified and Non-Represented Employees during Classified, Non-Represented Employee, and School Social Worker Appreciation Week March 7-11, these OG team members all play valuable roles supporting our students and staff and the school’s daily operations. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Classified and Non- Represented Staff:

    Para Educators

    Front Office Staff

    Security Services

    Student Engagement Coaches

    Custodial

    Nutrition Services

    Library Assistant

    Social Worker 

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Repeated




    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

     

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15






    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 








  • Principal Message 2/25/22

    February 25, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We wrapped up the week with a great series of performances by Mic Crenshaw for students at each grade level.  Students also enjoyed the opportunity to continue door decoration efforts in advisory.  We look forward to continuing to expand lunch clubs for students and to our community clean up day on 2/26/22.  Volunteers will be gathering at OG starting at 9am, please see below for additional details.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green



    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Ockley Green Clean-Up Day - Saturday, February 26th, 2022

    Please mark your calendars for our Ockley Green clean up day on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have donuts provided by Delicious Donuts PDX!, coffee and water provided by the OG Supporters available at 9:00 a.m., and we will work until finished or 1:00 p.m. Please bring lawn and gardening tools as well as gloves and appropriate clothes for working outside.  We need help with picking up trash, spreading mulch, trimming, working in the garden, assembling benches and other items that present themselves. Use the link below to sign up and participate! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-ogschool

     

     

     

     



    Today is the deadline to score some amazing discounts for the Portland Trailblazers as they host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!





    Repeated

     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource