The TAG nomination window is now open in PPS. If you feel your student might qualify, please fill out this nomination form to begin the process. See below for the form in different languages. Please also contact the Hosford TAG coordinator Mark Wadnizak (email@example.com). Students may be considered for Math, Reading or Intellectual ability. Test scores, work samples and teacher feedback will all be considered for identification. Please feel free to reach out at the email above with any questions.
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/
Create your password manager account where you can change your password, and get access to all PPS learning programs with one sign-on.
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:
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/
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!
*NOTE: Links for teacher virtual classrooms are now on your student’s Canvas. They are no longer posted on the Hosford Middle School homepage or on Padlet.
Hello Hosford Families!
Dear Hosford Community,
Thank you all for being so understanding during this complex and stressful time. Please reach out if you need resources or support. Hosford’s got you.
Hosford Middle School Principal
Dear Hosford Students and Families, Current and Future -
We are excited to welcome you in a few days as we start our new ‘virtual’ school year together. Instead of a physical Back to School packet, this year we have gone digital. There is a lot of important information in this “packet” that will help ease the transition from summer to school. We have embedded links in each section to make navigating the packet as easy as possible. Please be sure to check out each section.
Remember, Rising 6th Grade Students join us for a Virtual Jump Start on Wednesday, September 2; all other students return virtually on Thursday, September 3.
Welcome to the new school year; we’re glad you’re a part of the Hosford family!
Caitlin Klenz, Principal
Attendance Procedures - Coming Soon
MESD information: Exclusion Guidelines
2020-21 Immunization Requirements:
Once you know what elective your child is taking, please find the school supply list for that class below.
** If your student is in the Intensive Skills Classroom, please do not purchase these supplies. You will receive a different supply list at the beginning of the school year.
Video capable device (laptop, chromebook, tablet, etc) - will be provided by PPS if needed
Headphones with a microphone
Notebook and/or lined paper
Pencils & sharpener or pens
Planner of your choice
SUPPLIES FOR ELECTIVES
SPEED & STRENGHT:
MIND & MOVEMENT: Yoga mat or towel as a substitute
ENGINEERING/SHOP: Scissors, ruler, tape, glue, paper clips
SPANISH: Nothing extra
AVID: Nothing extra
LEADERSHIP: Only if IN building - trifold board & marker
Dear Families of PPS Secondary Students,
During Comprehensive Distance Learning, opportunities are built into the schedule for all families to be able to connect with teachers during office hours. As in a traditionally formatted year, we will also be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences (morning to evening) on November 23-24.
Dear PPS Families,
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services such as vaccines and well child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on the Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) progress. As we’ve shared, the initial work focuses on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School. The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings aimed at creating a common understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Adolescent Mental Health Meet
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting