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  • 2-Hour Late Opening Schedule

    This Wednesday, October 4th, is a two-hour late opening for PPS middle school students. 


  • Hosford HEAT

    Hosford HEAT is returning this Fall
    Hosford HEAT is a collaboration of the Hosford PTSA & Hosford MS offering fun and engaging classes and clubs before and after school. Sample offerings include Drama, Speech & Debate, Coding, D & D club, Chess club and Ultimate Frisbee. Classes vary from term to term based on student interest, community involvement and instructor availability. Most classes run once per week for an 8-10 week session after school at Hosford.

    To see classes and sign up go to https://www.hosfordptsa.org/heat

    Questions or class ideas? Reach me at hosfordptsa@gmail.com

    *HEAT is for everyone! Scholarships & reduced rates available.
  • My.PPS

    PPS has a new dashboard for all student learning apps at My.PPS

    MYPPS LoginPage

  • Canvas for Parents


  • Securly

     securly home  Sign up for Securly!
    As a parent or guardian, you can use Securly to stay on top of your child’s online activity in real-time from anywhere, with the SecurlyHome App. Securly will also send parents/guardians weekly email reports with a snapshot of their student’s internet activity. This report is a wonderful opportunity for parents and guardians to open a dialogue with their students about their digital lives."

    How to Sign Up Video Link

  • School Communcation Tools

    School & Family Communication Tools
    Below is a list of some tools available for families and community members to get information about what’s going on at Hosford.

    Canvas: https://www.pps.net/canvas

    This is the classroom platform for grades 6-12. You will be able to see your students’ assignments and due dates and be able to email their teachers. This platform gives you a real-time look at your child’s progress in their classes whereas ParentVue gives you their grades once all assignments are turned in.

    Synergy ParentVue: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

    This tool can be used to access your student’s grades, attendance, information, and also to communicate with teachers. Students will have access to the same information using Synergy StudentVue.

    School Messenger:

    This tool is used to send email and text messages when there is an urgent notice from Hosford Middle School.

    To sign up, text YES or Y to 68453

    PTSA Listserv:

    This is a Google Group that is managed by PTSA volunteers and serves as a place for Hosford parents to connect. Request to become a member at https://groups.google.com/g/hosfordmiddleschool/; your request will be approved within 24-48 hours.

    School Pay: https://pps.schoolpay.com/

    A secure online web tool that allows PPS families to pay for items such as registration fees, athletic fees, event tickets, uniforms, library fees, and make donations without having to make a special trip to the school or send a check with their students.

    SchoolCafé: https://www.schoolcafe.com/

    A safe, secure online payment system that can be used to manage PPS student meal accounts. Families can make one-time payments or set up autopay, set up low balance alerts and submit/track a free or reduced meal application.

    Safe Oregon: https://www.safeoregon.com/

    SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to safety threats.

  • Husky Spirit Wear

    Show your Hosford pride with Husky Spirit Wear!


  • 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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District News

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  • Update on the Fourth Day of Mediation

    Today, we spent our time with the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) discussing financial matters. As an Oregonian story last week made clear, we are far apart on finances – and that distance seems to be rooted, in part, in misunderstandings that we wanted to clarify.

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  • PPS "bucked the trend"

    At a time when, unfortunately, many districts are experiencing significant dips – at a time when national trends are going backwards – we’re proud to share with you that we have made notable gains. Across all grades, we outperformed other Oregon districts by more than 10% in both English Language Arts and Math. And in all grades, our students also improved from last year in both Math and English Language Arts.

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  • Update on the Third Day of Mediation

    PPS Flyer with students in background

    Today was disappointing – for us but, most importantly, for our students and families. The Portland Association of Teachers offered no counter proposals – and yet declared impasse.

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  • Update on the Second Day of Mediation

    PPS Flyer with students in background

    Today, we offered compromises that would both reward our educators and further our students’ success. We were able to raise our compensation offer substantially. We are not there yet, but we are committed to the hard work of finding common ground.

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