Hosford Middle School


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  • School House Supplies 2021-2022

    schoolhouse supply flyer

  • Hosford Heat

    Hosford HEAT is BACK! 
    After a big pause, we have a handful of HEAT classes to move forward with a very abbreviated spring HEAT session. There will be just a few popular classes running for 5 weeks, beginning the week of April 26 and running through May. Some classes will be offered as one-off classes so you can take just 1! 
    Full schedule, class descriptions and registration will be posted to the HEAT website at https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2301/classes.aspx by end-of-day Monday, April 19.
    Hosford Engaged & Active Teens (HEAT) is a partnership of Hosford Middle School and the Hosford PTSA to offer fun and engaging before & after school activities to Hosford students. The class line-up changes from term to term based on student interest and instructor availability.

    HEAT classes are for everyone! Hosford families who qualify for free/reduced school meals receive a 75% price reduction for HEAT offerings. Email hosfordheat@gmail.com for the coupon code.

    *No one will be turned away for lack of funds - please contact me at hosfordheat@gmail.com for scholarship opportunities. The Hosford community supports all students' interest in participating in HEAT activities.

    REGISTER ONLINE >>> https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2301/classes.aspx

    We are always seeking new HEAT instructors- If you, or someone you know, has skills or knowledge to share plus an enthusiasm for working with middle school students, get in touch! Our line up of classes is ever evolving based on student interest and community involvement.

  • Hybrid School Begins April 19

    Preparing to Come to School:

    • Before your student comes to school each day, make sure to use this tool to  Self screen for symptoms or COVID contact. If they have symptoms of contact DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL and contact us for contact tracing purposes. 

    • What to bring: a mask, a learning device (such as a Chromebook) and a water bottle.

    • Do not bring food. Cell phones, if necessary, must be away for the day if brought to school.

    • If you need a PPS Chromebook, you can you can check out a Chromebook at the BESC between 9-1PM, Monday-Friday.

    • Click HERE for updated Bus Routes


    When Students Arrive:

    • Students will find their Advisory teacher on the field behind Hosford

    • MAP HERE

    • Students line up 6 feet apart

    • Students will be visually screened for symptoms

    • Students will follow their teacher into school and students will sanitize hands when entering school

    • Your student’s teacher will give them a map, a schedule and help them find their classes

    • Students must wear masks during their time on campus, over their mouth and nose



    Student Schedules: Please See Student Schedules by grade level and cohort below:

    6th Grade CLD

    6th Grade Hybrid Cohort A

    6th Grade Hybrid Cohort B

    7th Grade CLD

    7th Grade Hybrid Cohort A

    7th Grade Hybrid Cohort B

    8th Grade CLD

    8th Grade Hybrid Cohort A

    8th Grade Hybrid Cohort B

  • Hybrid Bus Schedules

  • Annual Asbestos Notification

    For a downloadable PDF of PPS's 2021 Annual Asbestos Notification, please click here 

    From Portland Public School's Office of Risk Management:

    Date: January 21, 2021
    To: All Portland Public School Principals
    From: Risk Management Department, Environmental Health & Safety Section
    Subject: 2021 Annual Asbestos Notification

    Each year, as a requirement of the federally mandated Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the District must notify the community of the existence and location of the Asbestos Management Plan (AMP). This letter accomplishes that requirement. A description of the location, quantity, and condition of all asbestos-containing material (ACM) and presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM) is in the AMP located in the main office and in the District database.

    Among others, asbestos is often present in the following building materials:
    ● Gaskets
    ● Ceiling tile
    ● Cement board
    ● Thermal system installation (TSI)
    ● Vinyl asbestos floor tile
    ● Spray-on textured ceiling
    ● Spray-on fireproofing
    ● Sound attenuation material
    ● Wall and ceiling material plaster
    ● Magnesite cementitious flooring

    Employees shall not disturb or damage these materials in any way unless expressly authorized. Any damaged ACM should be reported to Risk Management Department, Environmental Health and Safety Section immediately. In addition, it is required that the information in this letter be shared with the parents and faculty of the school by including it as agenda item for faculty, PTA, and safety committee meetings or other appropriate means.

    The Risk Management Department, Environmental Health & Safety Section is currently conducting a six month periodic surveillance of ACM. A copy of the results of that surveillance will be included in the AMP. In addition, a 3-year re-inspection was completed by EPA-certified inspectors in 2018. The next 3-year re-inspection is scheduled to take place this year in 2021. Thank you for your attention to this important regulatory compliance matter. If you have any questions or want additional information regarding the District’s asbestos management program, please feel free to contact the Risk Management Department, Environmental Health & Safety Section.

  • Hosford Immunization Statistics


  • Digital Toolkit from PPS

    As previously announced, this year Seesaw will be the learning platform for grades PK-5 and Canvas will be the learning platform for grades 6-12. Google Meet and Zoom will be used as the live video meeting tool. Educators are expected to use these platforms for synchronous and asynchronous learning activities with students daily. Visit the PPS Digital Toolkit 2020/21 web page to learn more about all the applications that are available to students, teachers and staff. 

    PPS is continuing its partnership with Remind to support connection needs. Please know that the Remind sign-up email is not phishing and it's free to use the web version or mobile app. Resources for families are available on the Remind App for Students and Families page. Hosford will continue to send school wide messages via email and text, and teachers will primarily use Remind and email to contact families.

    As families are learning about technology, we want you to balance your learning with patience and grace for yourself and educators. We are all doing our best to learn and grow during a pandemic. Visit https://www.pps.net/familyresources to access a full set of orientation videos and other resources, translated into PPS district-supported languages. Here are some links if you are interested in digging in.

    PPS Password Portal

    Create your password manager account where you can change your password, and get access to all PPS learning programs with one sign-on. 

    Think of Canvas as your student's virtual school. This is where they will "go" to all of their classes--where they will find lessons and assignments, where they will complete and turn in assignments, and where they will access links to class meetings.
    How to get a pairing code for parent access to Canvas
    Nearpod is similar to Google Slides or PowerPoint, but is far more interactive. Teachers can engage students with interactive activities, collaborative discussions, and formative assessments.
    FlipGrid is a video-based discussion forum.
  • Important Meal Benefits Updates

    While meals are served at no cost to children ages 1-18 at several Portland Public School sites through December, there are several benefits for eligible families to submit a meal application this school year.

    • To ensure eligible students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals continue to receive meals at no cost for the entire school year (past December)
    • Families approved for free and reduced-price meals may be eligible to receive future potential government assistance such as Pandemic EBT benefits
    • Families may be eligible for other benefits such as school related fee reduction or waivers, low cost internet and health coverage

     Families have the following options to submit a meal application:

     Families do not need to submit a meal application if any of the following apply:

    • A meal application has been submitted and approved for the 2020-21 school year
    • The household received a 2020-21 Direct Certification Approval letter
    • All students in the household attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (list located online at https://www.pps.net/Page/2088) where students eat meals at no cost
    • The household does not meet the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines

     For meal benefits related questions, please call 503-916-3402 or email mealbenefits@pps.net.

  • Hosford's New Community Listserv

    What is the listserv? It's a message board that allows families to connect to the community regarding school, PTSA and extracurricular events throughout the year.

    Why did we move to Google? Last year, Yahoo stopped supporting their "Groups" feature. Yahoo Groups still exists but in a limited capacity, and it has disabled some key features such as photo attachments and archived messages. Google Groups provides us with a more robust message board.

    How do I sign up? Request to become a member at https://groups.google.com/g/hosfordmiddleschool/. Your request will be approved within 24-48 hours and you'll receive an email with a link to information about how to read and post messages.

    When is this happening? Our Google Group is live now! The Yahoo Group closed for good on Friday, September 18.

    **Please note: If you are a returning family and have been a member of the Yahoo Group Listserv, you must submit a new request to join the Google Group. Follow the link above to become a member!

  • Attendance 2020-21

    Attendance will be taken each day and you will be contacted by HMS if your student misses three consecutive days of a class.

    To report your student's absence please email attendance-hosford@pps.net

  • PPS Free & Reduced-Price Meal Program

    Meal Flyer

    Please click here for more information about the Free & Reduced-Price Meal Program 

District News

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  • Read the CBRC’s Budget Review Shared at the May 11 Board of Education Meeting

    Note: The following was presented May 11 by the Community Budget Review Committee. We are thankful for the hard work and commitment shared by these volunteers.

    Background and Purpose of the Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)

    The Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Portland Public School Board of Education (Board) regarding the Superintendent's Proposed Budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the Board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the Board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds, which will be completed under separate cover.

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  • 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups on May 18 and May 20

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Portland Public Schools is in the process of developing and finalizing our 2021-22 budget for approval by the Board of Education, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for the 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups. Both opportunities are available to PPS students. 

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  • Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Students 16+

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    Dear PPS High School Families,

    This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members. 

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  • A Note from the Superintendent: Appreciating our Teachers and School Administrators

    Dear Colleagues, 

    As Teacher and School Administrator Appreciation Week comes to a close here at Portland Public Schools, I want to share an additional personal note of gratitude to all our hard-working and dedicated professional educators and school leaders. While your commitment to our students is always evident, this past year with all of its challenges was truly unlike any other in our careers. The impact of this pandemic, economic crisis, and racial uprising, has required incredible flexibility, adaptation, and perseverance on your part. 

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