HEAT classes are for everyone! Hosford families who qualify for free/reduced school meals receive a 75% price reduction for HEAT offerings. Email email@example.com
*No one will be turned away for lack of funds - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship opportunities. The Hosford community supports all students' interest in participating in HEAT activities.
REGISTER ONLINE >>> https://app.
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.
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
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:
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:
● 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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM IB Information Night (Zoom)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting