Hosford Middle School


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  • Connect to 6th Grade

    Connect to 6th Grade!

    It’s that time of year again! Hosford is so thrilled to be welcoming new students next fall and excited to get the process started. Although we know the transition will look different this year, we are diligently planning for our next group of Huskies!

    Hosford’s Counselors are currently visiting 5th-grade classes at our feeder schools to meet, greet and forecast for next year's classes. Additionally, Hosford will host a series of evening online meetings for parents to learn more about the Hosford Middle School experience. This event is called "Connect to 6th Grade."

    Connect to 6th Grade!

    Hosford is gearing up for our annual event Connect to 6th Grade: an incoming 5th-grade parent night. This year will look a little different. We will use Google Meet and have a separate event for each of our elementary feeder schools: Abernethy, Buckman, Grout and Woodstock.

    • Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM for Buckman
    • Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM for Abernethy
    • Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM for Woodstock
    • Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 PM for Grout

    For Google Meet links, please contact your elementary school.

    If you have a current 5th-grade student who will be in 6th grade in the fall of 2020, please come to our incoming parent event for some great information, to meet school leaders and counselors, and to get an introduction to life in middle school. Please pass this information along to any of your friends and neighbors living in the Hosford attendance area.*

    *Please note that if you do not live in the Hosford attendance area and are not part of our Mandarin Immersion program, Hosford is at full enrollment and not accepting transfer applications.

  • 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.

  • Benson Wellness Center is now OPEN!

    ADDRESS: 546 NE 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
    IN PERSON HOURS:  Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
                                     Wednesday 8:00-12:00 p.m.
    VIRTUAL HOURS:  Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00 p.m.
    AGE of Student's being served:  7-18 y.o.
    Appointments are available for BOTH Mental Health & Physical Wellness
    Appointments for FLU & ALL Other Vaccinations are available
    To SCHEDULE an Appointment: 
    1.  Call OHSU Registrar and Register each person needing an appointment at 503-494-8505
    2.  Leave a Message for Reva at the Benson Health Clinic 503-418-0409 with your call back information
    3.  Reva will call back and schedule an appointment, appointments are readily available
    Also, here is the PPS link regarding The Benson Wellness Center:  https://www.pps.net/Page/5953
  • 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!

  • Virtual Learning Schedules 2020-21

    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.


    Caitlin Klenz

    Hosford Middle School Principal

    6th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    7th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    8th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule


  • 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

  • Hosford Back To School Packet 2020-21

    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

  • PPS Free & Reduced-Price Meal Program

    Meal Flyer

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

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