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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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!
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.
Hosford Middle School Principal
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
Attendance Procedures - Coming Soon
MESD information: Exclusion Guidelines
2020-21 Immunization Requirements:
Dear PPS Families,
We are so grateful to our educators and our community who have continued to support our students through these times of transition this year. The presidential election and its fallout, especially the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, have been disturbing and unsettling for all of us, and the feeling of unease continues as next week’s inauguration of Joe Biden nears. We know it can be an especially difficult time for our students and we remain optimistic about the power of democracy and education as they try to make sense of the events and issues.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has issued adapted versions of its annual reports for every school and school district, including Portland Public Schools. The 2019-20 reports do not include data on statewide assessments, class size or attendance. That data is typically included but was not gatherable because classes were conducted online starting in March during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dear PPS Families,
I join all those in public education across the country who denounce the attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday. The violent and ultimately failed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was traumatic to witness for all of us, including our students, but I remain optimistic about their future and our country’s.
Dear PPS Community,
As we begin 2021, we want to update you on the work that has been completed in the enrollment and program balancing process. On December 17, the Southeast Guiding Coalition (SEGC) held the final meeting of Phase 1 work that focused on middle school grades and finalized its recommendations.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting