June 10, 2019
Dear George Middle School Staff and Community,
As you know, your Principal Mr. Robertson will be leaving his position at George to accept a new position as Chief Executive Officer with All Hands Raised. We will miss all the good that he has brought to the George community, but we also wish the best to him in his new venture. This means that George will have a new principal starting school year 2019/20.
We would like to invite you to attend a meeting to give input on the characteristics you want to see in your next principal. We will also invite you to apply to be on the interview team that will interview finalists and help select the next principal.
The staff input meeting with be Tuesday, June 11, during the regularly scheduled staff meeting time.
The meeting for parents and community will take place in the library on Tuesday, June 11. 6:00-7:15pm. Light refreshments will be served, and a Spanish interpreter will be available.
We look forward to meeting with you and hearing your ideas. Thank you.
Scott Whitbeck Karl LoganArea Assistant Superintendent Area Senior Director
George Middle School Student Health Center Closing at End of School Year Services continue to be available at nearby Roosevelt High School
George Middle School Student Health Center Closing at End of School Year
Services continue to be available at nearby Roosevelt High School
What is happening?
The George Student Health Center is closing at the end of this school year. The last day of service will be June 7, 2019. The Student Health Center team will work with clients to transition them to a new center.
Why is it happening?
Due to lower use of the George health center and increased cost of operations, Multnomah County is consolidating Student Health Center locations to serve the greatest number of youth.
Where can students get health services?
Students can access health services at any of the nine Multnomah County Student Health Centers. The nearest location to you is at Roosevelt High School, just one mile away. The Roosevelt Health Center is open 5 days a week and serves any K-12 aged youth who lives or goes to school in Multnomah County.
Roosevelt Student Health Center is located at 6941 N Central St; 503-988-3909.
August 2, 2018
On behalf of the staff at George Middle School, we are excited and happy to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
Academics continue to be a top priority at GMS and our focus this year will be based on working together to increase student achievement. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We need to make sure that our students arrive for the new school year with the belief that education is important and requires hard work. A strong partnership with you will make a tremendous difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and we want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
Below are upcoming opportunities to learn more about the school and to prepare for child(s) success:
School Supplies - Families are encouraged to purchase school supplies from the school for $5, which include the following: binder, dividers, pencils, planner, erasers, pens, paper, pencil pouch, and composition book.
Cell Phone Policy–Attached is a copy of our school cell phone policy so that you and your child can review it together. If you have any questions about the cell phone policy, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with other members of our administrative staff. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the PPS Parent Handbook which can be accessed at https://www.pps.net/schools/george.
It is our desire to keep you informed of all that is taking place at school. Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you regularly and will appear on our school web page https://www.pps.net/schools/george. If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.
Lavert Robertson, M.Ed.
The new mascot and nickname for Franklin High School will be Lightning. The process to determine a new identity for the school was finalized Tuesday, when the Portland Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s recommendation.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
This summer promises to be the biggest of the PPS bond program so far. School modernization and improvement projects will touch almost every school over the coming months with security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos remediation, new fire alarms, ADA improvements and a seismic retrofit in the works.