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  • HMS Tardy Policy

    HMS Tardy Policy

    Attendance is a learning priority at Hosford Middle School. We know if students are in school and in class, they will learn and work hard to prepare themselves for high school and beyond. We understand that situations arise, but chronic tardiness makes learning difficult for students. Teachers are prepared to start class on time and we expect students to be ready to learn on time.

    Weekly reports are run to track student attendance and tardies. 

    If a student has:

    • 5 or more tardies per week = letter home either by email or text.
    • More than 2 weeks of 5 or more tardies = Lunch Detention to plan for how to avoid being tardy.
    • Chronic tardiness/No changes = loss of hall pass privileges/family meeting
  • PPS Free & Reduced-Price Meal Program

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

  • 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

  • Canvas for Parents

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  • 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!

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  • My.PPS

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

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  • The Arts Tax in Action: The HeART of Portland is Still Beating

    Students who took their first steps into PPS kindergarten classrooms in 2014 – the year Portland’s first-ever arts education tax went into effect – are now thriving sophomores.

    Evan Sampson is one of those sophomores, and he will have a chance to share his story at this year’s HeART of Portland, a showcase spotlighting the artistic accomplishments of some PPS’s most talented students.

    The two-week celebration of creativity will take place from April 16-28 at the Portland Art Museum. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

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  • Lincoln & Grant Constitution Teams to Compete Nationally

    This weekend, the Lincoln and Grant high school constitution teams will compete in the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

    Now in its fifth decade, the event brings together students from all 50 states for a series of mock congressional hearings on everything from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the separation of powers and the future of democracy. 

    The Lincoln and Grant constitution teams, under the instruction of Patrick Magee-Jenks and Angela DiPasquale respectively, have long histories of taking home trophies on both the state and national level. 

    Good luck to all!

  • Important Calendar Updates

    First, the end of this school year will still be June 14 for K-11 students, and it will be May 31 for seniors.
    Second, next year’s bell schedules will change for many students.
    Beginning next school year, we added 15 instructional minutes for elementary and middle school students and provided all middle school students with a seven-period day. Accommodating these changes while supporting 410 minutes per week of teacher planning time and aligning our transportation systems requires us to adopt common start and stop times.
    Third, next year’s school calendars are available.

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  • A Recipe for Fun: Harvest of the Month at Hosford

    When students from Cleveland High School’s Advanced Commercial Foods and Baking class visited Hosford Middle School last month to try out a new recipe they called Baked Pears Goat Cheese Sunflower Seed Delight, the results of an informal sticker poll were very much on the positive side: 26 kids liked it and 30 loved it. Twenty-two were on the fence.

    Sixth grader Isaac Huynh was in the latter category. “I’ve had goat cheese before, but this goat cheese tastes different,” he said. “I think the whole thing might have been better with whipped cream.”

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