• Online-Only Classes Will Continue Until At Least January 28

    Following state guidelines on coronavirus data, PPS will stay with Comprehensive Distance Learning through the second quarter. More information

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  • TAG Nominations

    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 (mwadnizak@pps.net). 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.


    TAG Nomination Form - Chinese

    TAG Nomination Form - Russian

    TAG Nomination Form - Somali

    TAG Nomination Form - Spanish

    TAG Nomination Form - Vietnamese

  • 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
  • Counseling Corner

    Getting Organized

    This whole distance learning model has a lot of moving parts and requires some organizational heavy-lifting! If your student could use some organizational or navigation support, consider having them reach out to their school counselor.
  • 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!

  • PPS Technology Help Desk Extended Hours

    The PPS Technology Help Desk has extended its hours to provide more support to students and families. Hours of operation for phone lines are now Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-9:00 PM.

    • English: 503-916-3375
    • Español: 503-916-3582
    • 中文:503-916-3585
    • Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584
    • Soomaali: 503-916-3586
    • Русский: 503-916-3583
    If you or your student is struggling with any aspect of learning technology, please call the Help Desk. They can answer your questions and share information and helpful tips about anything related to distance learning technology. You can also reach out to the Help Desk by sending an email to support@pps.net.
  • Hosford Virtual Learning Schedule Update

    Thank you all for working with your students to transition into our Virtual Schedule. We know there have been many logistical and technical challenges over the last few weeks and we are committed to improving, learning and growing for our students. 

    Several weeks ago, it became clear that we had not spent as much time on explaining our virtual schedule as we needed to in order to make this transition smooth for our school community. One point of confusion in the virtual schedules (linked below) was the blue section. To clarify with everyone, during all blue class times, students should be working on assignments or projects for the identified class. For example, all students will be working on Period 1 assignments during Period 1 on Wednesday and Friday. In addition, at the start of each blue class period, we are asking all teachers to host a 5-10 minute “Welcome and Instructions” to provide some direction for students before breaking into groups or working on assignments. After the welcome, teachers may structure small groups during this time, and if so, those will be tightly structured and communicated with students and families. Office hours are also an option, as are individual feedback sessions. These will all be hosted on the same classroom link your student accesses for each class period. 
    As a reminder, on the days that students have an assigned class period, they will also be assigned asynchronous content for students to complete in the afternoon of that same day for each class. For example, if your 7th-grade student has Periods 1, 2 and 3 on Monday morning synchronously, they will also have to have asynchronous assignments posted to work on during Monday afternoon for periods 1, 2 and 3.
    Our teachers are working hard for Hosford students and families and we appreciate your patience and perseverance as we make adjustments.
    Virtual Learning Schedules:
    Please know, if you are struggling to find information, visit the top of the Hosford Middle School website and click the link posted at the top of the page: tinyurl.com/hmsvirtual. You can also type this into a web browser to find the information. At this link you will find:
    • Student schedules by grade level
    • How to access Synergy to find your students schedule
    • How to get technology support
    • How to log in and how to reset your student password
    • ALL class links for class meetings

    *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.

  • Very Important Link for School this Fall

    Hello Hosford Families!

    Way to make it through the first two weeks of Distance Learning. Now that Soft Start is over, we have put together a new landing resource page for the regular school schedule. These resources can be found at:


  • 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 

  • School Supply List 2020-2021

    Due to COVID-19, our school supply list for core classes is greatly reduced. If purchasing supplies is a hardship, please let our counselors know (Elise Newhouse, enewhouse1@pps.net ; Sahjo Brown, sbrown3@pps.net) and they will assist to make sure your student has what they need.

    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.

     SUPPLIES FOR ALL CORE CLASSES: (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies)
    • 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

    • Highlighters

    • Planner of your choice


    ART: scissors, glue stick, watercolors, colored pencils and a sharpener, black sharpie (twin tip) , optional: water color paper



    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

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