School & Family Communication Tools
Below is a list of some tools available for families and community members to get information about what’s going on at Hosford.
This is the classroom platform for grades 6-12. You will be able to see your students’ assignments and due dates and be able to email their teachers. This platform gives you a real-time look at your child’s progress in their classes whereas ParentVue gives you their grades once all assignments are turned in.
Synergy ParentVue: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/
This tool can be used to access your student’s grades, attendance, information, and also to communicate with teachers. Students will have access to the same information using Synergy StudentVue.
This tool is used to send email and text messages when there is an urgent notice from Hosford Middle School.
To sign up, text YES or Y to 68453
This is a Google Group that is managed by PTSA volunteers and serves as a place for Hosford parents to connect. Request to become a member at https://groups.google.com/g/hosfordmiddleschool/; your request will be approved within 24-48 hours.
School Pay: https://pps.schoolpay.com/
A secure online web tool that allows PPS families to pay for items such as registration fees, athletic fees, event tickets, uniforms, library fees, and make donations without having to make a special trip to the school or send a check with their students.
A safe, secure online payment system that can be used to manage PPS student meal accounts. Families can make one-time payments or set up autopay, set up low balance alerts and submit/track a free or reduced meal application.
Safe Oregon: https://www.safeoregon.com/
SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to safety threats.
Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.
Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.
Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award.
Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.
We need our community and PAT’s bargaining team to recognize that we are not unwilling to accept their proposal: we are unable. Even the proposal we have made will require at least $45 million in structural budget cuts over the next three years.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM School Board - Audit Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Student Success Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Board - Facilities and Operations Committee meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting