• Coronavirus update: Schools will be closed through April 28

    Under an executive order from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Portland Public Schools and other districts in Oregon will be closed through April 28 More information and updates

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  • Watch this space for the latest news & information

    We hope that all of you have had a safe & healthy Spring Break - at least as much as you possibly could given our physical distancing requirements! Continue to check out www.pps.net for the latest district news, as well as your local news providers.
     
    We're working virtually to provide resources & lessons for your students. We will post the latest HTMS news & information here as it evolves, so keep an eye on this page. We will also communicate via School Messenger (text, email & phone contact) to ensure that everyone has the latest information. Thanks! 
  • School Closure Information: Students out 3/16 to 4/28

    • In reaction to the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting life throughout the United States and rest of the world, Portland Public Schools has been closed since March 16. On March 17, the closure of all public schools in Oregon, originally scheduled to end April 1, was extended by Gov. Kate Brown through April 28, with classes planned to re-open Wednesday, April 29. On this page are resources for families for the time away, as well as updates we have sent, via email, to our families.

    • Getting Meals While School Is Out

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      Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:

      • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
      • César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
      • George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
      • Grout Elementary - 3119 SE Holgate Blvd
      • Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
      • Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
      • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
      • Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
      • Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
      • Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
      • Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
      • Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
      • Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
      • Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
      • Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St

      Food Pantries: Another way for families to get food will be at food pantries at PPS campuses. Please see the list of locations, dates and times for the week of March 16-20 (NOTE: The list was updated on March 17)

      For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

    For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.

    For more resources, see the district web page.
     
     
  • Frequently Asked Questions About the Coronavirus

    Coronavirus, or Covid-19, has been a major topic on the news lately. Here's a document featuring frequently asked questions and answers about the Coronavirus.
    Get the latest information on how Portland Public Schools is managing public health here.
  • Wonderful Article on Tubman Dancers!

    Friderike Heuer wrote a wonderful piece about the recent Tubman-Faubion Winter Dance Showcase at da Vinci Arts Middle School on the blog, There's Hope. We are so grateful for this appreciation!  

    See There's Hope - Your Daily Picture to see more beautiful photos and read the post. 
    photo of Tubman dancers on stage  
  • HTMS Music Teacher in the News.

    We want to share the excitement of Ms. Pierce's Music Class being recognized by KATU News as part of the Leaders in Learning Series! 
     
    https://katu.com/features/leaders-in-learning/band-teacher-doesnt-miss-a-beat-at-harriet-tubman-middle-school

     
     
  • Chess for Success

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    Do you play chess? Do you want to learn to play chess?
     
    SUN Community School has the opportunity to partner with Chess For Success this year which is very exciting! We are looking for students to participate in this fun club. 
     
    The club will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  
     
    If you are interested please contact DaRaysha Kennedy

  • Please donate?

    We are in need of antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer. Please consider donating! Items can be dropped off in the main office of Harriet Tubman MS. 
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  • Reminder: Meal distribution at PPS sites starts again March 30

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    Dear PPS Families,

    As we go into the third week of our schools being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to be able to offer meals to our students again, starting Monday, March 30. As we did during the first week of school suspension, we are making sacks of breakfast and lunch available for pickup outside of 15 of our schools. In addition, seven of these sites will now include once-a-week food pantry services for families that need groceries and other items that we previously offered at PPS school SUN sites.

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  • PPS: Planning for Home-based Learning

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    After much urgent collaboration and planning, today leadership from Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers shared with all of our PPS educators the outline for how teachers will begin working online next week. This outline represents our upcoming efforts to most effectively phase in supports for our students and teachers during the extended closure of our schools. We appreciate your patience while we, like other school districts, adapt our instructional delivery model virtually overnight. Next week we will share with you a detailed, multi-week plan for home-based learning for your students. Please stay tuned for that.

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: March 18

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    We want to continue to provide you with the latest updates and information. Work continues around the clock to provide academic and social emotional supports as well as meals to students during the statewide school closure, which per Governor Brown’s Executive Order, will extend through April 28.  

  • Need to borrow a computer for your PPS student? Fill out this form!

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    Families of PPS,

    As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials. 

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Principal's Message

  • March 20, 2020

    Multnomah County Public Health website: https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

    this site has FAQs, tips for disinfecting you home, content about combatting discrimination and stigma associated with COVID, resources for folks newly facing unemployment, and more

    Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control are comparable state and national level resources.

    If you know of families struggling with stable housing, the Charles Jordan and Convention Centers are being opened as shelter for those experiencing homelessness.

    1. Stay home. The best thing each of us can do for ourselves personally, for our families, for our communities is to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines. Yes, this means our kids cannot hang out together during spring break. Yes, this means we need to postpone our kid's birthday parties...or get creative and figure out remote ways to connect and celebrate.
    2. Just because you are not experiencing symptoms does not mean you cannot spread the virus. 
    3. Very few of us need to be using personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, etc.) right now - and if people who don't need it are using it, providers and sick people who do need it will not have it available

    Warmly,  

    Mrs. Natasha Jackson, Principal

    Harriet Tubman Middle School

     

  • Student Supplies

    1. 2 or 3" binder w/pocket dividers
    2. Pencils and pens
    3. Pencil holder
    4. Scientific calculator
    5. Composition books: lined and graphing
    6. Highlighter
    7. Pencil sharpener
    8. A clear water bottle
    9. Box of tissues
    10. Container of disinfectant wipes
    11. Container of hand sanitizer
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