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  • Principal Message 5/13/22

    May 13, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Resources for Families

      • LGBTQIA2S+ Support GUIDE: The SAY Wellness Health Education team at Portland Public Schools is excited to announce the development and release of a new parent and caregivers support guide. This resource was created especially for parents and caregivers of LGBTQIA2S+ youth. It contains helpful information, journaling prompts, local and national resources, and many other gems designed to help parents better understand and support their LGBTQIA2S+ young person. This support guide was reviewed and contributed to by K-12 students at 8 different GSA's around our district. We hope it can be a helpful resource for many families in Portland and beyond! 
    • Hello PPS Students! We would like to invite you to the 2022 Student Summit!

    This is an opportunity to learn more about the District, and your role in it! Learn about important District policies like the Climate Change Response Policy, and participate in the Student Town Hall with district staff to make PPS a better place. We will be holding the Summit at OMSI on Monday, May 23rd from 10-2:30 pm. Transportation to the venue will be provided. Please RSVP with us using this form so that you can get summit updates and reminders. You can find the permission slips in this folder. We hope to see you there! Potential topics may include Title IX, RESJ & CCRP, Civic Engagement, Mascot Changes, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Yian Saechao at yisaechao@pps.net.



    End of School Year Chromebook Notices

    During the school year, your student has had access to a personally assigned Chromebook for use during the school day and at home.  When we inventory these devices it is very important that your student has their Chromebook AND charger with them at school. Inventory and collection (for 8th graders) will happen May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 in Math classes. 

     

    For 6th and 7th graders, a form will be coming home allowing you to give permission for your student to keep the device over the summer. If you would like your student to keep their Chromebook during the summer months, you will be providing a signature indicating you understand the rights and responsibilities of using a PPS-provided Chromebook.  

     

    For 8th graders, devices will be collected, cleaned, and ready to assign to our new 6th graders in the fall.  They must be returned with the charger.  If a student needs a loaner device for the summer, there will be a place on the form to indicate this.  Freshmen will receive a new device at their new school in the fall.

     

    If you have any questions, please email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net



    Promotion will be here soon! If you have not done so, please sign the field trip form for Oaks Park and have your student bring it back to Mr. Mohler.

     

    Promotion Activities Schedule

    Tuesday, June 7th: 8th grade field trip to Oaks Park

    Thursday, June 9th

    9:10 am-  Students arrive at regularly scheduled school time

    10:00 -11:45 am– Promotion practice

    12:00 pm- 2:00 pm– BBQ @ Peninsula Park

    2:15 pm-  Early release to prepare for promotion

    5:45 pm– Promotion Ceremony @ (starts at 6:00 pm)

    June 10th:  Last Day of School -8th graders are not required to attend

     

    20 Day Rule:

    In order to ensure that students are safe and successful on all promotion events, we are applying a 20 day rule. This is to help students stay accountable for their actions and have a successful end to their 8th grade year!

     

    Students could lose a promotion activity (BBQ, Field Trip)  if they are unable to meet these expectations: 

    1. Be on time to class. 
      • 4 or more tardies = 1 lost activity
    2. Be in class learning. 
      • Students who skip class or leave without permission.
    3. Use safe language and bodies. 
      • Bullying , harassment or fighting 
    4. Respect of school property
      • Graffiti or vandalism 

     

    We will meet with the families of any students who are unable to meet these expectations to determine how students can safely and respectfully participate.  

     

    Promotion Tickets:

    Every student will receive 4 tickets to promotion. Due to space constraints, we are requiring tickets to attend promotion. If your family needs more tickets, contact Kate Caleal at kacaleal@pps.net.

     

    Volunteers Needed!

    Help us celebrate your student!  We need parents to bring grills to the BBQ, help cook food at the BBQ, bring food for the BBQ and chaperone the promotion dance.   If you are interested, please contact Anna Marquez at anna@ogsupporters.org.

     

    Photographs for Promotion Slideshow:

    We are looking for baby photographs and group shots of our 8th graders from over the years for one of our promotion slide shows. If you have some photos you would like to be in the slideshow, email them to Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net BY May 20th. Not all photographs will be used if there are a lot submitted.

     

     

     

     

    Friday Schedule Change:

    To support a smooth ending of the year, we will be shifting the schedule on Friday to facilitate choice activities in the afternoon. 

     

    New Friday Schedule:

    9:10 - 10:38 5th period

    10:42 - 12:10 6th period

    12:10 - 12:40 Lunch

    12:44 - 2:13 7th period

    2:17 - 3:00 Flex

    3:04 - 3:45 Advisory/Choice activities

    • This will start Friday, May 20th
    • This will be our schedule for May 20th, May 27th, June 10th
    • June 3rd we will have a shorten schedule with a dance at the end of the day
    • During Wednesday advisory, students will sign up for their choice activities
    • Students can change which activity they want to go to each week

     

    Youth Mental Health Forum

    Multnomah County Commissioner Meieran is hosting a Youth Mental Health Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. This will be an opportunity for youth to gather and share their experiences, needs, and challenges with regard to mental health. As this will likely inform many of Commissioner Meieran's priorities related to youth mental health, it's key that we have voices from all of Multnomah County represented. Event registration is now open for youth attendees and youth volunteers

     

    Below are direct links to the event page, social media graphics, and registration pages and attached are communications resources in both English and Spanish that include pre-packaged Facebook posts, Instagram stories/posts, etc. 

     

    In terms of structure, much of the event will be in large group and table-top discussions, but will also include affinity spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ youth, a resource fair, as well as mental health professionals on site to support youth who may be triggered during the event. 

     

    All event information can be found here: multco.us/ymhf

    • Note: Event registration on website can be found here
    • Note: Downloadable social media graphics on website can be found here

    Summer SUN School

    Formulario de Registro Español: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=862f2ba227464c95a1c559c800b860f7

    English Registration Form:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5985bb0f58e244a8b72a36edc24f64de

     

    PPS Staff/Community Masking Recommendation

    On Wednesday, May 11, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends. 

     

    In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events. 

     

    Remember: the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to stay-up-to-date on your vaccinations and get boosted, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when you are sick, even if it is not COVID.

     

    County officials have not set case or hospitalization thresholds for when they would consider mandating masks, nor have they set a threshold for lifting the recommendation. Multnomah County officials also suggested people who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 consider avoiding crowded indoor settings for the next few weeks.

     

    Repeated

     

    Adopting Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: Ockley Green Needs Your Opinion!

    Ockley Green is one of the pilot schools participating in the PPS Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program adoption process.  SEL is the process through which young people and adults acquire skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.  

     

    You can participate in the selection process through our survey.  This survey asks that you watch a short video about each of the curriculums under consideration: Fly Five and Beyond Differences.  Thank you for taking the time to help us choose the best curriculum for Ockley Green! Please reach out to Pam Joyner (pjoyner@pps.net ) or Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net) with questions or comments.

     

    Astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez Coming to PPS!

    We want to let you know of an exciting opportunity coming to PPS families and hope that you can help us share the opportunity with PPS students and families that you support. On May 20th and 21st at Jefferson High School, PPS will be hosting speaking events featuring Dr. Jose Hernandez, a NASA astronaut, STEM education advocate, engineer, and author. These events will be open to PPS students and families of all ages. Please note: The event on the evening of May 20th will be held in English with interpretation available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, and Russian. The event on the morning of May 21st will be held in Spanish. This event is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and is sure to INSPIRE! We hope that you will be able to help us invite families from your school community to the appropriate event by identifying families and students whom you believe will benefit greatly from this opportunity. These may be STEM learners, English learners, migrant students, affinity group students, and/or others for whom a message of hope and perseverance will surely resonate! Space is limited and we hope you have some specific students and families in mind! Registration for families opens on Friday, May 6th and will remain open until the event is full. We encourage you and the families you invite to act quickly as these events are sure to fill up! You’ll find the event logistics below:

    Friday, May 20th (English with interpretation)

    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: see links below

    Saturday, May 21st (Spanish)

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: See links below

     

    Open Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy//Inscripción Abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano

    Enrollment is still open for Summer Acceleration Academy.  Forms in English and Spanish are linked here: PDF forms.  Summer Acceleration Academy will be focused on teaching grade level standards and creating an enjoyable summer learning experience. La inscripción sigue abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano. Los formularios en inglés y español están vinculados aquí: PDF forms . La Academia de Aceleración de Verano se centrará en enseñar estándares de nivel de grado y crear una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano agradable.

     

    Attention 7th grade families:

    Introducing our WEB Leadership Program: Ockley Green Dragon Leaders.  The WEB Program is new to Ockley Green this year. As you look at the slides we presented to students, please keep in mind  all of the photos of activities and programming are from other schools, where there are mostly white students. As we recruit students this year it is crucial our leaders represent our school's racially diverse student body. As our incoming 6th graders transition to middle school they  need to see themselves reflected in their mentors. We  look forward to next year's Dragon leader material showing many of our black  and brown students in leadership roles. Here is the link to the slides we shared with 7th graders with all the upcoming dates. 



    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 8th Promotional Celebrations**\Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

     

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers



    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227



    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 





  • 5th Grade Family Night

    5th Grade Family Night - May 11th 6-8PM

  • Roosevelt MS Girls Basketball Tryouts

  • OG Full/A/B Calendar

    OG Full/A/B Calendar

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    OG Back to School Letter 

     

    OG Back to School Letter -Spanish

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  • Principal Message 5/13/22

    May 13, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Resources for Families

      • LGBTQIA2S+ Support GUIDE: The SAY Wellness Health Education team at Portland Public Schools is excited to announce the development and release of a new parent and caregivers support guide. This resource was created especially for parents and caregivers of LGBTQIA2S+ youth. It contains helpful information, journaling prompts, local and national resources, and many other gems designed to help parents better understand and support their LGBTQIA2S+ young person. This support guide was reviewed and contributed to by K-12 students at 8 different GSA's around our district. We hope it can be a helpful resource for many families in Portland and beyond! 
    • Hello PPS Students! We would like to invite you to the 2022 Student Summit!

    This is an opportunity to learn more about the District, and your role in it! Learn about important District policies like the Climate Change Response Policy, and participate in the Student Town Hall with district staff to make PPS a better place. We will be holding the Summit at OMSI on Monday, May 23rd from 10-2:30 pm. Transportation to the venue will be provided. Please RSVP with us using this form so that you can get summit updates and reminders. You can find the permission slips in this folder. We hope to see you there! Potential topics may include Title IX, RESJ & CCRP, Civic Engagement, Mascot Changes, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Yian Saechao at yisaechao@pps.net.



    End of School Year Chromebook Notices

    During the school year, your student has had access to a personally assigned Chromebook for use during the school day and at home.  When we inventory these devices it is very important that your student has their Chromebook AND charger with them at school. Inventory and collection (for 8th graders) will happen May 31, June 1, 2, and 3 in Math classes. 

     

    For 6th and 7th graders, a form will be coming home allowing you to give permission for your student to keep the device over the summer. If you would like your student to keep their Chromebook during the summer months, you will be providing a signature indicating you understand the rights and responsibilities of using a PPS-provided Chromebook.  

     

    For 8th graders, devices will be collected, cleaned, and ready to assign to our new 6th graders in the fall.  They must be returned with the charger.  If a student needs a loaner device for the summer, there will be a place on the form to indicate this.  Freshmen will receive a new device at their new school in the fall.

     

    If you have any questions, please email Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net



    Promotion will be here soon! If you have not done so, please sign the field trip form for Oaks Park and have your student bring it back to Mr. Mohler.

     

    Promotion Activities Schedule

    Tuesday, June 7th: 8th grade field trip to Oaks Park

    Thursday, June 9th

    9:10 am-  Students arrive at regularly scheduled school time

    10:00 -11:45 am– Promotion practice

    12:00 pm- 2:00 pm– BBQ @ Peninsula Park

    2:15 pm-  Early release to prepare for promotion

    5:45 pm– Promotion Ceremony @ (starts at 6:00 pm)

    June 10th:  Last Day of School -8th graders are not required to attend

     

    20 Day Rule:

    In order to ensure that students are safe and successful on all promotion events, we are applying a 20 day rule. This is to help students stay accountable for their actions and have a successful end to their 8th grade year!

     

    Students could lose a promotion activity (BBQ, Field Trip)  if they are unable to meet these expectations: 

    1. Be on time to class. 
      • 4 or more tardies = 1 lost activity
    2. Be in class learning. 
      • Students who skip class or leave without permission.
    3. Use safe language and bodies. 
      • Bullying , harassment or fighting 
    4. Respect of school property
      • Graffiti or vandalism 

     

    We will meet with the families of any students who are unable to meet these expectations to determine how students can safely and respectfully participate.  

     

    Promotion Tickets:

    Every student will receive 4 tickets to promotion. Due to space constraints, we are requiring tickets to attend promotion. If your family needs more tickets, contact Kate Caleal at kacaleal@pps.net.

     

    Volunteers Needed!

    Help us celebrate your student!  We need parents to bring grills to the BBQ, help cook food at the BBQ, bring food for the BBQ and chaperone the promotion dance.   If you are interested, please contact Anna Marquez at anna@ogsupporters.org.

     

    Photographs for Promotion Slideshow:

    We are looking for baby photographs and group shots of our 8th graders from over the years for one of our promotion slide shows. If you have some photos you would like to be in the slideshow, email them to Amanda Graham at agraham@pps.net BY May 20th. Not all photographs will be used if there are a lot submitted.

     

     

     

     

    Friday Schedule Change:

    To support a smooth ending of the year, we will be shifting the schedule on Friday to facilitate choice activities in the afternoon. 

     

    New Friday Schedule:

    9:10 - 10:38 5th period

    10:42 - 12:10 6th period

    12:10 - 12:40 Lunch

    12:44 - 2:13 7th period

    2:17 - 3:00 Flex

    3:04 - 3:45 Advisory/Choice activities

    • This will start Friday, May 20th
    • This will be our schedule for May 20th, May 27th, June 10th
    • June 3rd we will have a shorten schedule with a dance at the end of the day
    • During Wednesday advisory, students will sign up for their choice activities
    • Students can change which activity they want to go to each week

     

    Youth Mental Health Forum

    Multnomah County Commissioner Meieran is hosting a Youth Mental Health Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. This will be an opportunity for youth to gather and share their experiences, needs, and challenges with regard to mental health. As this will likely inform many of Commissioner Meieran's priorities related to youth mental health, it's key that we have voices from all of Multnomah County represented. Event registration is now open for youth attendees and youth volunteers

     

    Below are direct links to the event page, social media graphics, and registration pages and attached are communications resources in both English and Spanish that include pre-packaged Facebook posts, Instagram stories/posts, etc. 

     

    In terms of structure, much of the event will be in large group and table-top discussions, but will also include affinity spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2+ youth, a resource fair, as well as mental health professionals on site to support youth who may be triggered during the event. 

     

    All event information can be found here: multco.us/ymhf

    • Note: Event registration on website can be found here
    • Note: Downloadable social media graphics on website can be found here

    Summer SUN School

    Formulario de Registro Español: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=862f2ba227464c95a1c559c800b860f7

    English Registration Form:

    https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=5985bb0f58e244a8b72a36edc24f64de

     

    PPS Staff/Community Masking Recommendation

    On Wednesday, May 11, Multnomah County health officials made an announcement about masking, due to the current COVID-19 surge.  The Multnomah County Health Department is asking people to wear masks indoors until new coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations start to fall, and they strongly recommend that people wear masks in schools. The current increase in COVID-19 cases is expected to peak in mid-June, when PPS’s school year ends. 

     

    In alignment with this public health guidance, Portland Public Schools strongly recommends that all staff and all students wear masks at schools, in district office buildings and at other indoor events beginning Monday May 16th to the end of the school year. This recommendation includes masking at important end-of-year events such as prom, school performances, assemblies and indoor graduation events. 

     

    Remember: the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to stay-up-to-date on your vaccinations and get boosted, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when you are sick, even if it is not COVID.

     

    County officials have not set case or hospitalization thresholds for when they would consider mandating masks, nor have they set a threshold for lifting the recommendation. Multnomah County officials also suggested people who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 consider avoiding crowded indoor settings for the next few weeks.

     

    Repeated

     

    Adopting Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: Ockley Green Needs Your Opinion!

    Ockley Green is one of the pilot schools participating in the PPS Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program adoption process.  SEL is the process through which young people and adults acquire skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.  

     

    You can participate in the selection process through our survey.  This survey asks that you watch a short video about each of the curriculums under consideration: Fly Five and Beyond Differences.  Thank you for taking the time to help us choose the best curriculum for Ockley Green! Please reach out to Pam Joyner (pjoyner@pps.net ) or Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net) with questions or comments.

     

    Astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez Coming to PPS!

    We want to let you know of an exciting opportunity coming to PPS families and hope that you can help us share the opportunity with PPS students and families that you support. On May 20th and 21st at Jefferson High School, PPS will be hosting speaking events featuring Dr. Jose Hernandez, a NASA astronaut, STEM education advocate, engineer, and author. These events will be open to PPS students and families of all ages. Please note: The event on the evening of May 20th will be held in English with interpretation available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, and Russian. The event on the morning of May 21st will be held in Spanish. This event is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and is sure to INSPIRE! We hope that you will be able to help us invite families from your school community to the appropriate event by identifying families and students whom you believe will benefit greatly from this opportunity. These may be STEM learners, English learners, migrant students, affinity group students, and/or others for whom a message of hope and perseverance will surely resonate! Space is limited and we hope you have some specific students and families in mind! Registration for families opens on Friday, May 6th and will remain open until the event is full. We encourage you and the families you invite to act quickly as these events are sure to fill up! You’ll find the event logistics below:

    Friday, May 20th (English with interpretation)

    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: see links below

    Saturday, May 21st (Spanish)

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: See links below

     

    Open Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy//Inscripción Abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano

    Enrollment is still open for Summer Acceleration Academy.  Forms in English and Spanish are linked here: PDF forms.  Summer Acceleration Academy will be focused on teaching grade level standards and creating an enjoyable summer learning experience. La inscripción sigue abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano. Los formularios en inglés y español están vinculados aquí: PDF forms . La Academia de Aceleración de Verano se centrará en enseñar estándares de nivel de grado y crear una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano agradable.

     

    Attention 7th grade families:

    Introducing our WEB Leadership Program: Ockley Green Dragon Leaders.  The WEB Program is new to Ockley Green this year. As you look at the slides we presented to students, please keep in mind  all of the photos of activities and programming are from other schools, where there are mostly white students. As we recruit students this year it is crucial our leaders represent our school's racially diverse student body. As our incoming 6th graders transition to middle school they  need to see themselves reflected in their mentors. We  look forward to next year's Dragon leader material showing many of our black  and brown students in leadership roles. Here is the link to the slides we shared with 7th graders with all the upcoming dates. 



    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 8th Promotional Celebrations**\Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

     

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers



    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227



    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 




  • Principal Message 5/6/22

    May 6, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Greetings OG families,

     

    We would like to thank all of those who were able to join us last night for our Community and Culture night as well as the efforts of the students and staff to organize the event and prepare materials.  Our Social Studies team, Chris Riser, Heather Siegfried, Rebecca Halbig, and Paige Phillipson lead staff efforts to make this event a success and were supported by numerous other staff members office, support, Arts staff, SUN and SEI.  We hope to be able to make this event a tradition at Ockley Green.  

     

    Additionally we’d like to recognize that many community members have reached out to share their thoughts about some potential upcoming changes to some of our offerings in our Arts and Electives departments.  While we continue to offer a robust array of electives, our move to yearlong PE/Health to meet state education guidelines, as well as anticipated declines in enrollment reducing our staffing allocation, and changes in student forecasting interests have in some ways impacted our potential offerings.  We appreciate the community feedback and the advocacy that’s occurred with regard to efforts to support the assignment of additional staff FTE to Ockley Green.  We will also continue to collect student and parent feedback to provide to the incoming administration team (once the principal selection process has been completed).  

     

    In any changes in programming we first look for opportunities to best address systemic opportunity gaps that have negatively impacted the offerings provided to our BIPOC students and we work to ensure our programming is centered on serving their needs.  We also seek to provide a diverse array of student-feedback-informed options for elective programming.  

     

    While we are not able to offer all things for all students we are happy to report that we’ve been able to continue to preserve many of our elective offerings in dance, music, and art despite cuts in FTE and the move to yearlong PE/Health.  As we progress through the spring hiring process and in our team’s anticipated work with the new admin team we will continue in our efforts to monitor and adjust for multiple scenarios, including shifts in student interest and also staffing FTE so that our incoming admin team have access to the most updated information regarding possible adjustments to expand our academic and elective offerings - again centering these efforts on our mission to improve student outcomes, particularly for our historically underserved students.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

     

    Adopting Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum: Ockley Green Needs Your Opinion!

    Ockley Green is one of the pilot schools participating in the PPS Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program adoption process.  SEL is the process through which young people and adults acquire skills to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible caring decisions.  SEL can help address various forms of inequity and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.  

     

    You can participate in the selection process through our survey.  This survey asks that you watch a short video about each of the curriculums under consideration: Fly Five and Beyond Differences.  Thank you for taking the time to help us choose the best curriculum for Ockley Green! Please reach out to Pam Joyner (pjoyner@pps.net ) or Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net) with questions or comments.

     

    Astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez Coming to PPS!

    We want to let you know of an exciting opportunity coming to PPS families and hope that you can help us share the opportunity with PPS students and families that you support. On May 20th and 21st at Jefferson High School, PPS will be hosting speaking events featuring Dr. Jose Hernandez, a NASA astronaut, STEM education advocate, engineer, and author. These events will be open to PPS students and families of all ages. Please note: The event on the evening of May 20th will be held in English with interpretation available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, and Russian. The event on the morning of May 21st will be held in Spanish. This event is FREE to attend, open to all ages, and is sure to INSPIRE! We hope that you will be able to help us invite families from your school community to the appropriate event by identifying families and students whom you believe will benefit greatly from this opportunity. These may be STEM learners, English learners, migrant students, affinity group students, and/or others for whom a message of hope and perseverance will surely resonate! Space is limited and we hope you have some specific students and families in mind! Registration for families opens on Friday, May 6th and will remain open until the event is full. We encourage you and the families you invite to act quickly as these events are sure to fill up! You’ll find the event logistics below:

    Friday, May 20th (English with interpretation)

    Time: 6:00-8:00pm

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: see links below

    Saturday, May 21st (Spanish)

    Time: 9:00-11:00am

    Location: Jefferson High School Auditorium

    Address: 5210 N. Kirby Ave., Portland, OR 97217 (map)

    Registration: See links below

     

    Registration Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBHvutO1a1Tbn1DlXH1tb82SSiZ0Z_o11soxt4JIWnLAk9pg/viewform 



    Open Enrollment for Summer Acceleration Academy//Inscripción Abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano

    Enrollment is still open for Summer Acceleration Academy.  Forms in English and Spanish are linked here: PDF forms.  Summer Acceleration Academy will be focused on teaching grade level standards and creating an enjoyable summer learning experience. La inscripción sigue abierta para la Academia de Aceleración de Verano. Los formularios en inglés y español están vinculados aquí: PDF forms . La Academia de Aceleración de Verano se centrará en enseñar estándares de nivel de grado y crear una experiencia de aprendizaje de verano agradable.

     

    Attention 7th grade families:

    Introducing our WEB Leadership Program: Ockley Green Dragon Leaders.  The WEB Program is new to Ockley Green this year. As you look at the slides we presented to students, please keep in mind  all of the photos of activities and programming are from other schools, where there are mostly white students. As we recruit students this year it is crucial our leaders represent our school's racially diverse student body. As our incoming 6th graders transition to middle school they  need to see themselves reflected in their mentors. We  look forward to next year's Dragon leader material showing many of our black  and brown students in leadership roles. Here is the link to the slides we shared with 7th graders with all the upcoming dates. 

     



    Repeated



    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 8th Promotional Celebrations**\Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park:

    OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

     

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers



    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 



  • Principal Message 4/29/22

    April 29, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    OGMS Families, 

    We had a busy week that started with our OSAS (Oregon State Assessment System) science testing for 8th graders on Tuesday, April 26th.  Our students and social sciences teachers are working hard in preparing for our upcoming Culture and Community Night on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30- 8:00 p.m. Be sure to RSVP so we have enough food for all.  Our 6th grade students will be going on a field trip to the Oregon Jewish Museum on May 3rd or May 4th.  It is  important that all 6th graders attend as it is part of our language arts curriculum.  If your student needs another permission slip, please reach out to their 6th grade language arts teacher. We will continue with our state testing the week of May 9th as we will be taking the OSAS reading test in grades 6 - 8.  Please share with new families that on May 11th from 6 - 7 p.m. we will be hosting a Incoming 6th grade Family Night.  We will be sharing our schedule, taking a tour of the building, seeing live performances from our dance, band and drama as well as learning about our RESJ partners. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

    “Fake & Fatal: What Parents & Teens Need to Know”

    Presented by Oregon’s Vibrant Future Coalition

    Wednesday, May 4 at 7-8:30pm PST

     

    FB link: https://www.facebook.com/641640045902887/posts/5375996065800571/?d=n

    Register and get the zoom link: tinyurl.com/fake-fatal

     

    **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Teacher Appreciations and 8th Promotional Celebrations**

    Lots happening as we head into these final weeks of school. Here are the minutes from the April OG Supporters meeting: http://shorturl.at/hDPX8   There's lots of great news, updates, and happenings included in the minutes!

     

    Upcoming events and volunteer/support needs: 

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK! 

    Here's what's needed: 

     

    5/2 Monday: breakfast food donating/purchasing/delivery, set up and clean up

    5/4 Wednesday: Pizza/Salad pick up and delivery, lunch food donating/purchasing/delivery, set up and clean up

    5/6 Friday: Dessert donations, end of week clean up

     

    Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-teacher1

     

    May 5th Culture and Community Night! 

    We need volunteers for the following:  Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-culture

    May 11th last meeting -will be LIVE in person at OGMS in the library 7-8pm to follow 5th grade welcome night. Hope to capture incoming 6th grade families/caregivers to get them involved at OG, we will also need to discuss transitioning leadership tasks/responsibilities for next year. Still looking for a treasurer! Just need some minimal accounting know how (are you good with adding and subtracting?) Very minimal time commitment! Sue Dearborn can train you :)

     

    June 9th Noon-2pm is 8th grade BBQ at Peninsula Park: OG Supporters will be planning/hosting this very popular end of year BBQ for students. We need help, especially from 7th and 6th grade families/caregivers. This BBQ is a much loved tradition. We will need food donations, volunteers for day of to assist with cooking (including grills), serving and managing chaos (aka herding cats). This is always a fun way to send our students off after promotion practice before the big event that night! If you are interested in helping with planning, or want to volunteer now for a specific need please reach out to me at president@ogsupporters.org  More specific volunteer/supply/food needs will be communicated in the near future.

    Warmly,

    Kari Powers

    Repeated

    A Message about Ockley Green Culture & Community Night from the OG Social Studies Team

    Dear Ockley Green Families, 

    Please join us for Ockley Green Culture & Community Night, Thursday, May 5, 5:30-8:00 PM. Your students are hard at work preparing displays, videos, and performances to share with the Ockley Green Community what is important or interesting to them about Culture & Community. We will also have community organizations present to share information and opportunities relevant to the OG Community.

    We will also be serving dinner from multiple vendors and cultures. So, we need accurate numbers for attendance. 

    Please fill out the following RSVP Form by Sunday 4/24 to let us know if you and your family can attend or not: https://tinyurl.com/OGCCRSVP22

    Looking forward to learning and celebrating with you all,

    The OG Social Studies Team

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

  • Principal Message 4/22/22



    April 22, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Resources for Families

    A Message about Ockley Green Culture & Community Night from the OG Social Studies Team

    Dear Ockley Green Families, 

    Please join us for Ockley Green Culture & Community Night, Thursday, May 5, 5:30-8:00 PM. Your students are hard at work preparing displays, videos, and performances to share with the Ockley Green Community what is important or interesting to them about Culture & Community. We will also have community organizations present to share information and opportunities relevant to the OG Community.

    We will also be serving dinner from multiple vendors and cultures. So, we need accurate numbers for attendance. 

    Please fill out the following RSVP Form by Sunday 4/24 to let us know if you and your family can attend or not: https://tinyurl.com/OGCCRSVP22

    Looking forward to learning and celebrating with you all,

    The OG Social Studies Team

    Safety Drill Update

    Unfortunately we were not able to complete our Earthquake and Fire Drills last week due to weather.  We anticipate completing them Monday 4/25 if situations permit. 

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK (2XL-5XL on request)! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to 5X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!

     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Counseling Corner: Roosevelt High School Freshman Preview

     Hosting an in-person family and student event May 18th from 6:30-7:30 on campus. Flyer in the front office at Ockley and will be sent home with students. 



    Summer Opportunities for Rising 9th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade

     

    Website with information: https://www.pps.net/Page/13685

    Application: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17d2Zj4l1Y6opBoLtTAT5dvv1FoY_RgWQ3cRnJWIlI4M/viewform?edit_requested=true

     

    Reach out to you child’s school counselor with any questions. 

    Jillian Stone, jstone@pps.net

    Galen Dickstein, gdickstein@pps.net

     

    AIRWAY SCIENCE FREE MEAL PROGRAM

    When:

    Every Friday from 3:30pm-6pm

    Who: Parents and guardians can pick up food boxes with five meals, fruit, veggies, and activities for all children up to 18 years old in their household.

    Where:

    3710 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

     

     

    Repeated

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 
  • Principal Message 4/15/22

    April 15, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    After a snow day on Monday, we came back on Tuesday and had a great week at Ockley Green.  We are entering a busy spring of testing, activities, and field trips.  We are excited to celebrate our students and families at our Culture and Community on May 5th.  A Save the Date is below, posted on our website and an invite was sent through messenger.  We are excited to see our families and celebrate with food, fun and showcasing student work.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families

     

    April Safety Drills

    This month we complete our Earthquake and Fire Drills.  We’ve planned these for Monday, Apr 18, 2022.  During the drill building access and office phone lines may be briefly interrupted.  We complete these drills in accordance with district guidelines to help keep students safe in the event of an actual emergency. 

     

    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Mayday Sunday (May 1st, 2022) at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Vandalism and graffiti update

    This week we’ve again noted a small handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school. Staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols and documented them in accordance with district protocols. We will be reviewing and augmenting our supervision and educational efforts.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!




    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School (Times and Program TBA)

     

    Vaccine Exemption Day is April 20, 2022

    This year you have more time to get your child’s vaccines up to date. On April 20, children who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend in-person school or child care.

    If your child is missing vaccines, don’t wait. You should make a vaccine appointment now, as there may be a long wait.

    Shots are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.

    Many kids have fallen behind on required vaccines due the Covid-19 pandemic. Well-child visits may have been postponed or canceled. Medical staffing shortages have also limited pediatric vaccine appointments. 

    We hope giving families more time to catch up on vaccines will help children to stay in school.

     

    Where to Get Your Child Vaccinated

    You can get your child’s shots at their regular health care provider. If your child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or if you can’t get an appointment, you can get them vaccinated at one of our Catch-up clinics:

     

    Jefferson High School Multco Health Clinic | Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 8:45am-4:45pm. Please call (503)988-3360 on Tuesdays 7:45am-3:45pm to schedule appointments for FREE vaccines and medical assistance.

    Gateway (Inside WIC Clinic) | April 6, 2-6:30

    NE Health Center (WIC Clinic) | April 9, 12-4:15pm

    McDaniel High School | April 13, 3:45-6:30pm

    David Douglas High School | April 16, 9am-2pm

    Drop in. Call 503-988-8939 for more information. Bring ID and an insurance card, if you have one. You don't need to be a WIC participant. Covid vaccines are also available for 5+. 

     

    Student Health Centers:

    All children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of 9 locations

    We’re located at local high schools, but you don’t need to attend school there to get care

    We accept all types of insurance and serve the uninsured

    No appointment necessary

    Primary Care Clinics

     

    Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured

    Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment

    Get a Letter?

    If you receive a letter from school or the Health Department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated.

     

    Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to stay home from school or child care.




    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Repeated

     

    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.

     

    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     










    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

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    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 













  • Principal Message 4/8/22

    April 8, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    Spring has sprung in Portland.  It was a great week to get students outside for academic and social emotional learning activities.  We will begin quarter 4 on Monday, April 11th.  We have several events planned for the Spring.  8th grade families please mark Thursday, June 9th as 8th grade Promotion at Roosevelt High School Gym at 6 p.m.  Earlier on that day 8th grade students will have promotion practice and then a BBQ at Peninsula Park.  6th graders will be going to the Oregon Jewish Museum on May 3rd and 4th and Outdoor School on May 23rd and May 24th; more information coming soon.  OSAS (Oregon Statewide Assessment System) will begin at Ockley on April 25th.  We will be testing science April 25th - 19th, ELA May 9th - 13th, and Math 16th - 20th; make-ups will be completed May 23rd - 27th. 

     

    Next Tuesday, Stackhouse Coffee is hosting OG Coffee by offering 10% of sales to OG Supporters from 7:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Be sure to stop by and mention you are supporting Ockley Green!

     

    Also, if you haven’t ordered your plants yet you still have until Wednesday April 13th to do so.  The funds raised will support the 8th grade Field Trip that is being planned for June 7th.  https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families



    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale - MORE ADULT SIZES IN STOCK! 

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free! We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today!



    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    8th Grade Promotion: Thursday 9 June 2022 at Roosevelt High School

     

    STAMP Testing Dates

    STAMP testing for DLI students began on Thursday, 7 April and will continue through next week until Thursday, 14 April. Testing will be held in the auditorium on the following timetable:

     

    Monday 4-11:  period 2 and 3 from 10:06am until 11:46am

    Tuesday 4-12:  periods 2 and 3 from 10:42am until 2:13pm

    Thursday 4-14:  periods 2 and 3 from 10:42am until 2:13pm



    Vaccine Exemption Day is April 20, 2022

    This year you have more time to get your child’s vaccines up to date. On April 20, children who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend in-person school or child care.

    If your child is missing vaccines, don’t wait. You should make a vaccine appointment now, as there may be a long wait.

    Shots are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.

    Many kids have fallen behind on required vaccines due the Covid-19 pandemic. Well-child visits may have been postponed or canceled. Medical staffing shortages have also limited pediatric vaccine appointments. 

    We hope giving families more time to catch up on vaccines will help children to stay in school.

     

    Where to Get Your Child Vaccinated

    You can get your child’s shots at their regular health care provider. If your child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or if you can’t get an appointment, you can get them vaccinated at one of our Catch-up clinics:

     

    Gateway (Inside WIC Clinic) | April 6, 2-6:30

    NE Health Center (WIC Clinic) | April 9, 12-4:15pm

    McDaniel High School | April 13, 3:45-6:30pm

    David Douglas High School | April 16, 9am-2pm

    Drop in. Call 503-988-8939 for more information. Bring ID and an insurance card, if you have one. You don't need to be a WIC participant. Covid vaccines are also available for 5+. 

     

    Student Health Centers:

    All children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of 9 locations

    We’re located at local high schools, but you don’t need to attend school there to get care

    We accept all types of insurance and serve the uninsured

    No appointment necessary

    Primary Care Clinics

     

    Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured

    Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment

    Get a Letter?

    If you receive a letter from school or the Health Department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated.

     

    Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to stay home from school or child care.

     

    Repeated

     

    Recent events of vandalism and graffiti

    This week we’ve noted a handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school, these have included offensive writing and drawing inside and outside the school. These incidents were documented and staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols. The administration invoked our reporting and response protocols and, with the support of the central office, we will continue to address this issue through dedicated supervision and monitoring of school grounds, increasing our efforts at education regarding the harm such incidents can cause, and working to provide support to those harmed by these incidents.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)





    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     










    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

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    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 












  • Principal Message 4/1/22

    April 1, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    Spring weather has finally made its way to Portland.  Our teachers are taking advantage of having academic and SEL activities outside when appropriate.  We are also continuing to have lunch and recess outside as weather permits. Next week is the end of quarter 3 as a reminder there is no school for students on Friday, April 8th.  This past Thursday, we had our Black Excellence Student Led Grade Level Assemblies and they were phenomenal.  A special thanks to Ms. Siegfried, Coach Lawson and the Ockley Team along with our courageous and talented Ockley students for a job well done. Also, a shout-out to Mr. Damon and Mr. L and the Ockley students who performed at the Blazers Game on March 30th.  Don’t forget that the OG Plant Sale is happening now through April 13th; more information below. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Resources for Families



    Recent events of vandalism and graffiti

    This week we’ve noted a handful of instances in which hate speech or symbols were written or drawn at our school, these have included offensive writing and drawing inside and outside the school. These incidents were documented and staff worked quickly to remove the offending messages and symbols. The administration invoked our reporting and response protocols and, with the support of the central office, we will continue to address this issue through dedicated supervision and monitoring of school grounds, increasing our efforts at education regarding the harm such incidents can cause, and working to provide support to those harmed by these incidents.  If you or your student have any information, you can report it to Dr. Tania McKey tmckey@pps.net, a trusted staff member or anonymously to SafeOregon. If your student does not feel safe and you would like them to speak to a caring adult, please contact: 

    Student safety and inclusion is the District’s core value. Hate is not tolerated nor accepted in our community. These incidents are an affront to our core values of Racial Equity and Social Justice, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. We value and respect everyone in our school community and understand that our diversity makes us stronger. Everyone is welcome at Ockley Green and everyone belongs. Every student deserves a positive educational experience where they feel safe, secure and a sense of belonging

     

    Repeated

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Free School Vaccine Clinics -  https://multco.us/vaccineclinics 




    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 




    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

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    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 











  • Principal Message 3/18/22

    March 18, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We had a great week at OG.  Our Dragon Raffle was held on Wednesday after we had our March fire drill.  As a reminder, we are on Spring Break Monday, March 21 - 25. Also, the third quarter ends on April 7th so it is a great time to review your students' grades.  

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/dolores-huerta 

     

    PPS Summer Arts Academy

    Summer Arts Academy runs from Jul 25 - Aug 5 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. This program is FREE of cost. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, and Technical Theatre major classes with additional minor classes (open to any Major student), culminating in a final showcase on the last day of the academy.  Past examples of minor classes have included hip hop, stop motion animation, stage combat, and bucket drumming.

    Students & families can apply by Friday, April 22 one of two ways: 

    1. Complete THIS GOOGLE FORM
    2. Fill and submit a printed application to your school. Students can retrieve printed application forms in the front office to take home with them and need to return the completed forms back to the front office.

     

    Attention 8th grade families!

    Leap into 9th Grade

    June 27-July 15, 2022, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm

    Prepares students to excel in high school and get a head start in working with their teachers and peers. Students will receive a daily bus pass and earn a 0.5 high school elective credit upon successful completion of the program.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The program will be available to all students, but prioritized for incoming 9th grade students identified as Academic Priority, or students who would benefit from additional supports. Space is limited due to staffing.



    Tutoring with Ms. Kate

    If a student needs extra help, they are welcome to come in early to Ms. Kate's classroom (213) before the beginning of school each day. Any grade and subject area help is available. If you plan to come, please text Ms. Kate and let her know so she can let the student in the building. (248.891.9903)

     

    Free School Vaccine Clinics -  https://multco.us/vaccineclinics 




    Ockley Green Plant Sale

    We're excited to offer vegetables and flowers from New Leaf Greenhouse—

    You can place orders through Wednesday April 13th at 5 PM. Pick up from the school (Ainsworth side) on Friday May 6th 12:00-5:00. Feel free to reach out to arrange a different pickup time or to inquire about a local North Portland delivery. 

    Proceeds from the sale will support our Ockley Green Middle School 8th grade graduation and end of the year activities. Email muriahg@hotmail.com with any questions. 

    Many thanks for supporting our school community! https://ockleygreensupportersplantsale.company.site/ 

     

    Repeated

     

    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in an intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Student support team and counselors are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15

     

    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 










  • Principal's Message 3/11/22

    March 11, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

     

    Another great week at OG.  The sunshine was a welcomed addition to our week.  We have Spirit Week next week. More information is listed below.  We will complete our March required fire drill on Wednesday during 5th period.  Starting Monday, March 14th, the wearing of masks becomes optional for students and staff.  More information about PPS’s standard operating procedures can be found at https://www.pps.net/backtoschool2021 As a reminder, PPS will be on Spring Break from March 14th - 18th.  

     

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Spirit Week is Next Week!

    Monday, March 14th is Comfy Clothing Day (wear sweatpants, hoodies, or other comfortable clothing)

    Tuesday, March 15th is Sports Team Day (wear something representing your favorite sports team)

    Wednesday, March 16th is Dress Up Day (wear your best outfit and look sharp)

    Thursday, March 17th is Lucky Day (wear ALL Green)

    Friday, March 18th is College Day and Ockley Green Spirit Day (wear college themed clothing or Ockley Green shirts and hoodies)

    Our monthly Dragon Raffle will happen on Wednesday during advisory.

    Some students from our dance and music classes will be performing in grade level assemblies on Friday.

     

    The Two Rivers Student Poetry Contest is Back!



    Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's performance at the 2021 inauguration, Two Rivers Bookstore is looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2021.

    All forms of poetry accepted - Grades 3 thru 12

    For more information visit:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest

     

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Inspirados por la actuación de la Poeta Nacional Juvenil Laureada Amanda Gorman en la inauguración de 2021, Two Rivers Bookstore buscando poesía que contenga temas de unión de la comunidad a través de las experiencias y desafíos particulares el año de 2021.

    Se aceptan todas las formas de poesía - Grados 3 à 12

    Para mas información, visite:
    https://www.tworiversbooks.com/event/2022-two-rivers-poetry-contest



    Finally, we’d like to express our gratitude to the folks who have already volunteered as judges for this competition. We would like to find a couple more, just in case something happens and one of those three people aren’t able to review the poems. Anyone interested should contact jen@tworiversbooks.com for more information.

     

    Repeated

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66





    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

     

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15






    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 









  • Principal Message 3/4/22

    March 4, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

     

    We had another busy week at Ockley Green Middle School.  Please be sure to read the information about the optional masking beginning Monday, March 14th.  Until the 14th, we expect all staff and students to wear masks indoors; however, they are optional for outdoor lunch and recess. In addition, as we move into the last few months of school there are a few reminders about students who eat breakfast and those who attend SUN School; please take note of those updates below.  We are also still looking for volunteers to help with recess and other tasks around the building.  Please join us in honoring our Classified and Non-Represented Employees during Classified, Non-Represented Employee, and School Social Worker Appreciation Week March 7-11, these OG team members all play valuable roles supporting our students and staff and the school’s daily operations. 

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Classified and Non- Represented Staff:

    Para Educators

    Front Office Staff

    Security Services

    Student Engagement Coaches

    Custodial

    Nutrition Services

    Library Assistant

    Social Worker 

     

    Morning Breakfast Routine Notice

    Breakfast is available on campus for all students every day beginning at 8:45am, and is served until 9:03am when the opening bell of the day sounds. Student’s have until 9:10am to enjoy their breakfast, and are expected in class, fed and seated for learning once the 9:10am bell has rung for the beginning of the first class of the day. Breakfast will not be available after 9:10am. Please ensure that your student understands this timetable so that we have all students safe, accounted for, and learning.

     

    OPTIONAL MASKING

    Beginning on Monday, March 14, PPS will transition to optional masking for all staff and students across every PPS building. This is aligned with the new public health guidance released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Multnomah County Public Health.

    Here is why we are making this decision:

    • This week, ODE/OHA and Multnomah County public health both released updated guidance that mirrors and complements the CDC’s new guidance and COVID-19 Community Levels tool. This tool helps us–PPS and each one of us as individuals–take preventative steps based on the latest local COVID-19 data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in our community. 
    • Currently, Multnomah County is classified as having a “low COVID-19 community level.” Based on this — and with no new variant on the horizon — Multnomah County will not be implementing a local mask mandate at this time. 
    • The latest data by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) indicates that less than 14 percent of Oregonians are currently susceptible to COVID-19. The rates of vaccinations and boosters in Multnomah County are high. In addition, the number of individuals who were infected with the Omicron variant is widely believed to provide a level of community protection against COVID-19 for at least the next three months.

    In addition to transitioning to optional masking, we will continue the pause of general contact tracing and quarantining in schools. At this time, public health affirms contact tracing and quarantine to be ineffective at slowing the spread of a virus that moves as quickly as an omicron.

    Based on the lessons of the last two years, and to prepare for future and possible COVID-19 surges or variants, we will continue to:

    • Stress handwashing;
    • Use MERV 13 HVAC filters and will replace filters in each of our portable air purifiers;
    • Closely monitor illness among staff and students and require that all persons stay home when sick with COVID-19 symptoms;
    • Provide the OHSU weekly screening testing program and school-based rapid resting for individuals who might become symptomatic while at school;
    • Inform families and staff if an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site during their contagious period.



    SUNSchool Attendance Policy

    Students who are enrolled in our SUNSchool after-school program are required to remain in the building and proceed directly to the cafeteria once the final class of the day has ended. There is no re-entry for students once the school day has ended. Thank y’all for working to keep our campus secure and our students safe and accounted for!

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Repeated




    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

     

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

     



    The Portland Trailblazers host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!






     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

    -------------------------------https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6-----------------------------

      

    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15






    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 








  • Principal Message 2/25/22

    February 25, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We wrapped up the week with a great series of performances by Mic Crenshaw for students at each grade level.  Students also enjoyed the opportunity to continue door decoration efforts in advisory.  We look forward to continuing to expand lunch clubs for students and to our community clean up day on 2/26/22.  Volunteers will be gathering at OG starting at 9am, please see below for additional details.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green



    Masking update

    Starting Tuesday March 1 masks will be optional for students and staff outside of the school.  

     

    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School; A message from our Parent Volunteer Coordinator

     

    Hi OG Community,

     

    As a parent volunteer "volunteer" coordinator, I'm reaching out to see if you might be able to support our community in a few simple ways. We created a volunteer survey based on the needs of teachers and staff at Ockley and would love it if you could fill it out and share more about what you might be able to help out with within the school day, if possible. The needs range anywhere from a 20 minute Safety Patrol block to small group work or helping out in the hall or at lunch. Your presence makes a difference for students. I started doing safety patrol once a week and it's clear that having a friendly adult presence is a nice way for students to start their day and makes people feel safer on busy Ainsworth as well. 

    The survey can be found here: Volunteering at Ockley Green.

     

    Warmly,

    Anna Marquez

     

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our school communities keep our Dragons flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Student Pick-up Reminder

    Parents and Guardians, please be advised that students are unable to be sent home early during lunch times. If you need to pick-up your student from Ockley Green before the end of the school day, please make sure that it is any time before or after the times listed below to ensure that we can quickly find your student(s) and send them out promptly to you.

     

    Monday Lunch: 11:46am-12:16pm; Tuesday-Friday Lunch: 12:10pm-12:40pm 

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing and Drama

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers. The Ockley Green Drama class is in need of large pieces of cardboard and/or plywood, for set building. Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Ockley Green Clean-Up Day - Saturday, February 26th, 2022

    Please mark your calendars for our Ockley Green clean up day on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have donuts provided by Delicious Donuts PDX!, coffee and water provided by the OG Supporters available at 9:00 a.m., and we will work until finished or 1:00 p.m. Please bring lawn and gardening tools as well as gloves and appropriate clothes for working outside.  We need help with picking up trash, spreading mulch, trimming, working in the garden, assembling benches and other items that present themselves. Use the link below to sign up and participate! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-ogschool

     

     

     

     



    Today is the deadline to score some amazing discounts for the Portland Trailblazers as they host Ockley Green on March, 30 2022. Come out and show support for our Drum and Dance student-Dragons during the pre-game show, and stay to watch the Blazers in action on the court! Go to rosequarter.com/groupnights to get your tickets today!





    Repeated

     

     

    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.



    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

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    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15






    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 







  • Principal Message 2/18/22

    February 18, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We had a busy week at OGMS. We have finished the Winter MAP for Reading and Math.  We also completed our forecasting of elective courses for the 22-23 school year.  Our fire drill on Wednesday also was completed.  We are excited to share that we will be welcoming Mic Crenshaw *(https://www.miccrenshaw.com/home ) will be performing for our OG students on Friday, February 25th 6th grade at 12:45 - 1:25, 7th grade 1:30 - 2:10, and 8th grade 2:20 - 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Also, don’t forget that our Community Clean-Up Day is Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.  There is no school on Monday, February 21st (Presidents Day).  More information is below.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green




    Volunteering at Ockley Green Middle School

    Together we make our community stronger! Please use the form linked below to express interest in volunteering during the school day and events outside of school hours. Our communities keep our Dragon community flying! https://www.pps.net/domain/66

     

    Mathematics Team Engagement Evening

    PPS' Mathematics Team is hosting their second family/stakeholder/educator/student engagement evening, virtually, on Thursday, February 17th. The event will run from 6-7:45PM via this Zoom: https://pps-net.zoom.us/j/81915603833. No need to be a mathematician to attend, we are screening materials for not just math specific content, but also, very importantly, cultural relevance, English language learning and special education supports, formatting, and ease of use, etc. Families and educators are invited to attend.

     

    Indian Education (Title VI) Program Eligibility Form

    By February 25: Return Form 506 for Indian Education (Title VI) program to Jefferson Indian Ed or email to indianeducation@pps.net with subject line “506 form”. Here is the fillable form families can complete to see if their student is eligible.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    Repeated



    Ockley Green Dine-in Fundraiser with Panda Express

    Join us for another Restaurant night FUNdraiser for OG Supporters. You need to show the below flier when ordering in person, or use the fundraiser code 331684 when ordering online.  We get 20% of all orders that identify Ockley Green! All funds raised will be used to support the clothing closet at OGMS.






    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 






    Ockley Green Clean-Up Day - Saturday, February 26th, 2022

    Please mark your calendars for our Ockley Green clean up day on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have donuts provided by Delicious Donuts PDX!, coffee and water provided by the OG Supporters available at 9:00 a.m., and we will work until finished or 1:00 p.m.  Please bring lawn and gardening tools as well as gloves and appropriate clothes for working outside.  We need help with picking up trash, spreading mulch, trimming, working in the garden, assembling benches and other items that present themselves. Use the link below to sign up and participate! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-ogschool

     

     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!



    Counselor Recognition

     

    National School Counseling Week 2022 is the week of February 7-11. This week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the impact that school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success, develop social-emotional skills, and plan for postsecondary.

    Please join the Student Success and Health department and OG admin in celebrating National School Counseling Week by taking a moment to acknowledge our school counselors: Ms. Stone and Ms. Galen.

     

    Candy Grams: Lets celebrate friendship and love in our school community! Students can buy Candygrams for 25 cents during lunch next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Write a note to someone, pay 25 cents and the student support team will deliver your Candy Grams on Valentines day. 

     

    DISCOVERING THE SCIENTIST WITHIN - Virtual Middle School Women in STEM Workshop; Oregon State University

    At Discovering the Scientist Within, you will participate in fun hands-on workshops and meet with women scientists and engineers – all from home! You will also connect online with other students who love math and science and who are thinking about their futures. Through a generous grant from the MidValley STEM-CTE Hub, we are excited to ship all activity supplies directly to participants! Through these exploration activities, you will: • Experience the fun of math, science and engineering; • Learn about math and science-based careers; • Obtain first-hand information about the lives of women in science and various paths leading to careers in the STEM fields. Fields include Ocean Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and more! THis is a FREE workshop! Pre-registration is required and closes on 18 February, 2022. Parent/Guardian supervision required during at-home activities. To register, visit: http://beav.es/ZCq For any questions, please call (541)737-9424.

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers.  Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Important district updates regarding COVID 19 safety precautions and school procedures

    PPS and MESD supported school districts are no longer conducting contact tracing in general educational environments (including lunch and school-provided transportation). Exceptions include the following situations indoors during which masking is inconsistent: 

    Certain athletic events where masking is not possible or inconsistent, e.g. wrestling, basketball, swimming.Pre-K, Head Start, and child care.  Special education classrooms where masking is not possible or inconsistent.

    With Omicron’s shorter incubation period, by the time someone realizes they may be sick, gets tested, and that test is reported, it is often too late for contract-tracing to interrupt disease transmission. Thus, contact tracing is no longer relevant in an environment where cases are surging so high and when spending time in any indoor public space is essentially considered an exposure for anyone who is not up-to-date on their vaccines. The sheer speed of Omicron means people are exposed, infected and contagious before contact tracers can even identify an outbreak, much less get word to exposed individuals (MCHD article).

    Isolation and Quarantine timelines have changed. 

    PPS is aligning with MESD and Multnomah County and will utilize the “5 & 5” that Dr. Ann Loeffler shared last week. 

    COVID positive individuals are instructed to isolate at home for five (5) days after symptom onset or test specimen collected, if asymptomatic. Following this isolation period, individuals may return to school or work but need to diligently mask on day six (6) for an additional five (5) days, provided they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and other symptoms are improving. 

    Reporting Changes: 

    The nurse or building administrator can provide to COVID-positive students and families communicable disease guidance provided by MESD by phone, text or email. The All-School/Community Notification is paused as of 1/18/2022 until further notice.

    Test to Stay:

      • Under current guidance, PPS will not administer Test to Stay at this time.
    Since universal masking is assumed to be in place in the general educational environment and we are no longer contact tracing in those situations, no students would be identified as qualifying for Test to Stay, and thus Test to Stay does not apply under the new guidance.



    FAQs

    Who is PPS bound to notify and what should be communicated?

    1. Communication to COVID-positive Individuals:  
      1. Building administrators/school nurses should communicate the return-to-school date and additional guidance noted in the SCIF Submission worksheet to the COVID-positive student/family

     

    1. All Staff/ School/ Community Notification: This notification is paused as of Tuesday, 1/18/2022 until further notice.

     

    1. Notification to Exposed Individuals: For situations involving unmasked, high-risk, onsite exposures to a positive COVID-19 case, Contact Tracing will identify close contacts. The MESD CD Team will provide Notification Letters including public health and quarantine guidance to the building administrator to send to close contacts who were exposed in those settings. 

     

    1. PPS will no longer notify close contacts who were not part of an onsite, high-risk, unmasked cohort that included an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Are schools enforcing quarantine? 

    PPS recommends all individuals follow the public health guidance for quarantine. At this time schools will no longer need to submit a SCIF for close contacts. Due to the fast and widespread incidence of the Omicron variant, schools are focusing their resources on enforcing isolation timelines of those who test positive and individuals who are or become ill.

    Can a positive student/staff return Day 6 of their isolation if they have no symptoms? 

    Yes, a student who has isolated for 5 days (beginning at Day 0 when they experienced symptoms/tested positive) can return to school on Day 6 if they have completed their 5 day isolation period, have gone 24 hours fever free without medication, and their other symptoms are improving. They are required to diligently mask for Days 6-10, and only may remove their mask while actively eating and physically distanced 6 feet or more. 


    Please note: If the original positive student develops symptoms, the 5-day timeline resets as follows. Day 0 becomes the day the individual develops symptoms. They should isolate for 5 days starting at that point and may return on the adjusted Day 6 if they aren't fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms are improving.



    Can a symptomatic student return to school once they have completed Day 5 of their isolation period?

    Symptomatic students should remain at home until the point at which they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and their symptoms improve. If symptoms worsen, ill students should remain at home in isolation for the full 10 days. 

    What is the protocol for a staff or student living with a COVID-positive household member?

    A staff member or student who is up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and is asymptomatic is not required to quarantine and can return to work or school. A staff member or student who is unvaccinated or not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations must quarantine for up to 10 days since their 5-day quarantine starts on Day 5 of the positive household member’s isolation period. The student/staff may return on Day 11 as long as they remain asymptomatic and masking is in place.  All household members regardless of vaccination status should seek testing, wear a mask for 10 days and stay home if symptoms do develop. 

    Can students and staff test out of quarantine?

    At this time they cannot test out of quarantine due to a shortened quarantine change. 



    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

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    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

    Чтобы воспользоваться этой БЕСПЛАТНОЙ услугой, заполните электронный бланк разрешения по этой ссылке:

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

     

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    OG Night at the Trailblazers

    Be sure to get your tickets for Ockley Green Middle School Night!  The flyer is linked

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebooks Reminder

    Students are asked to bring their fully charged Chromebook to school daily.  These devices are important for many in class activities as well as for use during some of our DragonTime/Flex classes.  Loaner devices are limited so students bringing their own fully charged Chromebook helps ensure that they can fully participate. 



    Supporting Social Distancing

    While we continue to make efforts to support social distancing at school families are also asked to remind students of the importance of social distancing when possible including after school, during transitions, and during lunch/in the lunchline.  We appreciate our students' efforts around masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing/sanitizing as we all work together to make this school year as safe as possible for students, families, and staff. 





  • Principal Message 2/11/22

    February 11, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    This week we continued to welcome education majors from the University of Portland who have joined us to support small group and individual learning.  We also enjoyed the continued nice weather with many students taking advantage of the sunshine and choosing to eat and enjoy recess outside.  As the weather continues to improve we anticipate moving back to a single lunch schedule as soon as 2/16/22.  We'll share additional information with students this week in advisory about that plan.  In the event of severely inclement weather we may revert back to a two lunch plan if necessary however we hope to be able to generally operate on the one lunch plan for most of the remainder of the year - the one lunch plan provides for a less disrupted experience for many classes.  We have also planned our February fire drill for the upcoming week.  Safety drills are an important part of our work to practice in case of emergency.

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    Ockley Green Dine-in Fundraiser with Panda Express

    Join us for another Restaurant night FUNdraiser for OG Supporters. You need to show the below flier when ordering in person, or use the fundraiser code 331684 when ordering online.  We get 20% of all orders that identify Ockley Green! All funds raised will be used to support the clothing closet at OGMS.






    Note from the school counselors: 

    Forecasting 6th and 7th graders:

    On Wednesday February 16th we will be forecasting out current 6th and 7th grade students during our flex period. What this means is that students will get a chance to learn about elective classes that are available for next school year. Students will fill out a survey letting us know what their top choices are. We encourage you to talk to your students about this and reach out to your school counselor with any questions. We also encourage kids to stick with dance or band if they are enjoying it this year. 

     

    High School Forecasting for current 8th grade students: All information and live links here and also sent out directly through Remind from Ms. Galen

     

    Mrs. Stone, jstone@pps.net, works with students with last names A-K

    Ms. Galen, gdickstein@pps.net, works with students with last names L-Z

     

    Return to Single Lunch Schedule

    With the nicer weather and added coverage provided by our exterior tents we're planning to return to a single lunch schedule starting on 2/16/22 (rather than continuing our current two lunch schedule).  Students will all be able to eat in the cafeteria or the rear of the school.  Slides will be shared with students in advisory on 2/16/22 with additional details regarding logistics in terms of when to proceed through the lunch line etc. so that we can avoid unnecessary crowding.  In the event of days with severe inclement weather we may revert to our two lunch schedule but we hope that by going to a single lunch program we can lessen the interruptions to classes caused by the two lunch plan. 



    Repeated



    Ockley Green Clean-Up Day - Saturday, February 26th, 2022

    Please mark your calendars for our Ockley Green clean up day on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have donuts provided by Delicious Donuts PDX!, coffee and water provided by the OG Supporters available at 9:00 a.m., and we will work until finished or 1:00 p.m.  Please bring lawn and gardening tools as well as gloves and appropriate clothes for working outside.  We need help with picking up trash, spreading mulch, trimming, working in the garden, assembling benches and other items that present themselves. Use the link below to sign up and participate! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-ogschool

     

     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!



    Counselor Recognition

     

    National School Counseling Week 2022 is the week of February 7-11. This week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the impact that school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success, develop social-emotional skills, and plan for postsecondary.

    Please join the Student Success and Health department and OG admin in celebrating National School Counseling Week by taking a moment to acknowledge our school counselors: Ms. Stone and Ms. Galen.

     

    Candy Grams: Lets celebrate friendship and love in our school community! Students can buy Candygrams for 25 cents during lunch next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Write a note to someone, pay 25 cents and the student support team will deliver your Candy Grams on Valentines day. 

     

    DISCOVERING THE SCIENTIST WITHIN - Virtual Middle School Women in STEM Workshop; Oregon State University

    At Discovering the Scientist Within, you will participate in fun hands-on workshops and meet with women scientists and engineers – all from home! You will also connect online with other students who love math and science and who are thinking about their futures. Through a generous grant from the MidValley STEM-CTE Hub, we are excited to ship all activity supplies directly to participants! Through these exploration activities, you will: • Experience the fun of math, science and engineering; • Learn about math and science-based careers; • Obtain first-hand information about the lives of women in science and various paths leading to careers in the STEM fields. Fields include Ocean Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and more! THis is a FREE workshop! Pre-registration is required and closes on 18 February, 2022. Parent/Guardian supervision required during at-home activities. To register, visit: http://beav.es/ZCq For any questions, please call (541)737-9424.

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration

    Click to register here: 2022-2023 Registration

    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers.  Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Important district updates regarding COVID 19 safety precautions and school procedures

    PPS and MESD supported school districts are no longer conducting contact tracing in general educational environments (including lunch and school-provided transportation). Exceptions include the following situations indoors during which masking is inconsistent: 

    Certain athletic events where masking is not possible or inconsistent, e.g. wrestling, basketball, swimming.Pre-K, Head Start, and child care.  Special education classrooms where masking is not possible or inconsistent.

    With Omicron’s shorter incubation period, by the time someone realizes they may be sick, gets tested, and that test is reported, it is often too late for contract-tracing to interrupt disease transmission. Thus, contact tracing is no longer relevant in an environment where cases are surging so high and when spending time in any indoor public space is essentially considered an exposure for anyone who is not up-to-date on their vaccines. The sheer speed of Omicron means people are exposed, infected and contagious before contact tracers can even identify an outbreak, much less get word to exposed individuals (MCHD article).

    Isolation and Quarantine timelines have changed. 

    PPS is aligning with MESD and Multnomah County and will utilize the “5 & 5” that Dr. Ann Loeffler shared last week. 

    COVID positive individuals are instructed to isolate at home for five (5) days after symptom onset or test specimen collected, if asymptomatic. Following this isolation period, individuals may return to school or work but need to diligently mask on day six (6) for an additional five (5) days, provided they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and other symptoms are improving. 

    Reporting Changes: 

    The nurse or building administrator can provide to COVID-positive students and families communicable disease guidance provided by MESD by phone, text or email. The All-School/Community Notification is paused as of 1/18/2022 until further notice.

    Test to Stay:

      • Under current guidance, PPS will not administer Test to Stay at this time.
    Since universal masking is assumed to be in place in the general educational environment and we are no longer contact tracing in those situations, no students would be identified as qualifying for Test to Stay, and thus Test to Stay does not apply under the new guidance.



    FAQs

    Who is PPS bound to notify and what should be communicated?

    1. Communication to COVID-positive Individuals:  
      1. Building administrators/school nurses should communicate the return-to-school date and additional guidance noted in the SCIF Submission worksheet to the COVID-positive student/family

     

    1. All Staff/ School/ Community Notification: This notification is paused as of Tuesday, 1/18/2022 until further notice.

     

    1. Notification to Exposed Individuals: For situations involving unmasked, high-risk, onsite exposures to a positive COVID-19 case, Contact Tracing will identify close contacts. The MESD CD Team will provide Notification Letters including public health and quarantine guidance to the building administrator to send to close contacts who were exposed in those settings. 

     

    1. PPS will no longer notify close contacts who were not part of an onsite, high-risk, unmasked cohort that included an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Are schools enforcing quarantine? 

    PPS recommends all individuals follow the public health guidance for quarantine. At this time schools will no longer need to submit a SCIF for close contacts. Due to the fast and widespread incidence of the Omicron variant, schools are focusing their resources on enforcing isolation timelines of those who test positive and individuals who are or become ill.

    Can a positive student/staff return Day 6 of their isolation if they have no symptoms? 

    Yes, a student who has isolated for 5 days (beginning at Day 0 when they experienced symptoms/tested positive) can return to school on Day 6 if they have completed their 5 day isolation period, have gone 24 hours fever free without medication, and their other symptoms are improving. They are required to diligently mask for Days 6-10, and only may remove their mask while actively eating and physically distanced 6 feet or more. 


    Please note: If the original positive student develops symptoms, the 5-day timeline resets as follows. Day 0 becomes the day the individual develops symptoms. They should isolate for 5 days starting at that point and may return on the adjusted Day 6 if they aren't fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms are improving.



    Can a symptomatic student return to school once they have completed Day 5 of their isolation period?

    Symptomatic students should remain at home until the point at which they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and their symptoms improve. If symptoms worsen, ill students should remain at home in isolation for the full 10 days. 

    What is the protocol for a staff or student living with a COVID-positive household member?

    A staff member or student who is up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and is asymptomatic is not required to quarantine and can return to work or school. A staff member or student who is unvaccinated or not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations must quarantine for up to 10 days since their 5-day quarantine starts on Day 5 of the positive household member’s isolation period. The student/staff may return on Day 11 as long as they remain asymptomatic and masking is in place.  All household members regardless of vaccination status should seek testing, wear a mask for 10 days and stay home if symptoms do develop. 

    Can students and staff test out of quarantine?

    At this time they cannot test out of quarantine due to a shortened quarantine change. 



    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the day.  Due to the recent need to transition to Temporary Distance Learning and the need to re-orient students to in-person lessons as well as our new lunch logistics we’ve slated our fruit and vegetable snack program to begin on 2/1/22.  Students will receive their fruit or vegetable snack at the end of the day and may eat it upon departing the school.

     

    New School Health Assistant - Sophia Gardner

    As many of you may have heard our School Health Assistant (SHA) Ibrahim recently moved on to a new assignment.  Our new SHA is Sophia Gardner, she has been working closely alongside nurse Tyler and has also been in communication with Ibrahim during her transition into the role.  Her email address is sgardner@mesd.k12.or.us in case families or students would like to reach out to her to welcome her or if there are any questions about the services our SHA provides. 

     

    OGMS Cell Phone Contract

    We started our cell phone reset this week and have seen a sharp decrease in the use of phones in disruptive ways. We will continue next week with the rest and the cell phone contract below.

    This contract outlines the conditions of a student’s use of a cell phone while at Ockley Green Middle School. Cell phones can be used as a tool for learning or they can act as a distraction. Our goal is for students to learn how to appropriately use a cell phone. These guidelines and consequences will support all students to use cell phones to build positive relationships and succeed academically. Students must follow these guidelines in order to have continued access to a cell phone at Ockley Green Middle School. 

     

    1. I can use my cell phone before school starts, at lunch and recess, and after the school day is over. 
    2. My phone is off and away during class time and in the hallways.
    3. I can leave my phone with my teacher for the class period to help me focus on my school work. 
    4. If my family needs to talk to me or I need to talk to them, at lunch or recess I can call or text them. Any other time I can ask my teacher to use the classroom phone, call from the front office or get permission to contact my family through my cell phone. My family can call the front office at any time to talk to me. 
    5. Starting February 1st, there will no longer be warnings for having my cell phone out without permission. I will have to immediately leave it with an adult or turn it in to the front office for pick up at the end of the day. 
    6. If I refuse to leave my phone with an adult or the front office, my family will be contacted and I will need to check my phone into the front office for a day.
    7. The second time I have to turn in my phone, someone from my family will have to come pick it up from the front office. 
    8. The third time I have to turn in my phone, my family will be contacted and for a week I will have to check in my phone to the front office at the beginning of the day or leave my phone at home.
    9. After the third time, my family and I will have a meeting with an administrator to create a plan around access to my phone at school. I could lose the right to have my phone at school at all. 
    10. When a guest teacher is teaching, I will follow classroom expectations and not have my cell phone out for any reason.  
    11. My teacher will explain when and how I can use my cell phone in their class. When I use my cell phone with my teacher’s permission, I must put it away before I leave the classroom.

     

    Your counselors and student support team are here to help!  For check-ins, mental health support, or just to chat email, call, or text.  We are available during school hours to connect:

     

    If you need immediate assistance in a crisis please see phone #’s below:

    • Multnomah County Crisis Line - Mental Health Crisis Line for youth and adults 503-988-4888 
    • Crisis Line - Text resource to connect with a mental health counselor by text
      • Text “HOME” to 741-741
    • Youthline ALL youth in crisis
    • Trevor Project - LGBTQ+ Crisis Resource

     

    Free at-home-COVID-19 Test Kits

    Get your Covid test kits through the federal government. They are free and include 4 per rapid tests per household. All you need is to enter your zip code and mailing address for delivery in late January.

     https://www.covidtests.gov/

     

    Dental Sealants

    Greetings Parents/Guardians,

    Multnomah County’s School and Community Oral Health Program is offering Free sealants and dental screening. A dental screening is a quick look inside your child’s mouth to check the overall health of their teeth, and sealants will be placed if needed.

    This service is available for students in 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

    What questions do you have? Please call us at 503-988-3905.

    To use this FREE service please fill out the electronic permission slip at this link:

     

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    Saludos Patres/Tutores,

    El programa de salud oral escolar y comunitaria del condado de Multnomah ofrece selladores y exámenes dentales gratuitos. Una revisión dental es un vistazo rápido dentro de la boca de su hijo/a para revisar la salud general de los dientes y se les aplicará los selladores. 

     

    Este servicio está disponible para estudiantes de segundo, tercero, sexto, séptimo y octavo grado.

    ¿Necesitas ayuda? ¿Tiene preguntas? Llámenos al 503-988-3905

     

    Para usar este servicio gratis, complete este permiso electrónico:

     

    https://forms.gle/WBUTM9brbacGVAhj6

     

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    Приветствую родителей / опекунов,

     

    Бесплатные зубные защитные покрытия и стоматологический осмотр предлагаются в ближайшем к вам центре. Стоматологический осмотр - это быстрый осмотр рта вашего ребенка, чтобы проверить общее состояние зубов, и при необходимости нанести зубные защитные покрытия.

    Нужна помощь? Есть вопросы? Позвоните нам по

    503-988-3905

     

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    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebook Care

    Many of the student Chromebooks are having issues that require repair.  Families are not charged for repairs, but please discuss proper care of Chromebooks with your students. They should not be slammed shut or treated roughly, but they are expected to come to school each day fully charged.  

     

    OG Night at the Trailblazers

    Be sure to get your tickets for Ockley Green Middle School Night!  The flyer is linked

     

    2021-22 30-Day Notice for Statewide Tests and Opt-out Form

    Parent request for opting out of Oregon Summative Assessments (ELA and Math).  The forms are linked here

     

    Lunch Clubs 

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    • OG Student Council
    • Trotter, Soto, Avy H.
    • Rm. 113
    • Max:  16
    • Board Games, DnD, Magic the    Gathering
    • Host:  Halbig
    • Rm. 207
    • Max: 16
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Table-top Games, DnD
    • Host:  Usselman
    • Rm. 225
    • Anime & Manga Club
    • Host:  Ms. Kray
    • Art Room - 101
    • Book Club & Battle of the Books
    • Host:  Graham
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  30
    • Girl BOSS & Girl Power Zine Club
    • Host:  Mendiola
    • Rm. 215
    • GSA
    • Hosts:  Elizabeth, Trotter, Galen
    • Rm: Library
    • Drawing, Rubik’s Cube and Quiet Lunch Space
    • Host:  Curtis
    • Rm. 214
    • Drawing & Coloring Club
    • Host:  Sheridan
    • Rm. 103
    • Max:  8
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
    • Rubik's Cube Club
    • Host:  Broderick
    • Rm:  Library
    • Max:  15
    • Batman & Xmen Club
    • Host:  Decker
    • Rm. 202
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Viewing/Fan Club  - “Gravity Falls,” “Duck Tales” or. . .??
    • Host:  Ms. Trotter
    • Rm. 218
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Gamer’s Club
    • Host:  Mr. Lawson
    • SUN portable
    • Max:  10
    • Latinx Club
    • Hosts:  Krakow & Jessica Cisneros-Flores
    • Rm. 142
    • Max:  12
    • Ukulele Club
    • Host:  Mr. L. 
    • Rm:  102/104
    • Max:  20
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       
    • Sports Club
    • Hosts:  Mr. Damon, Ms. Kate & Mr. Signorelli
    • Rm:  Gym
    • Max:  30
       




    How Can I Access Pediatric Vaccination Information? 

    Families can check with their child’s pediatrician; or

    • Log into Multnomah County Health Department’s vaccine locator website and:
      • Enter their address or zip code under “Location.”
      • Click “Search”
      • Click “Filter Your Results”
      • Click “Pfizer age 5-11” under Vaccine Type.
      • Click “Apply Filters” under Date Range.
      • View the list of Pediatric Vaccine Clinics under Provider Information.
      • Contact the Pediatric Vaccine Clinic provider for appointment information.

     

    OGMS Yearbook 2021-2022

    Order your yearbook today! The order deadline is 3/18/22.  The yearbook ID code: 13579022.  The link is ybpay.com.  School Name:  Ockley Green School   Cost is $15



    ParentVUE Sign-up Information

    ParentVUE is a tool provided by our Synergy Student Information System.  Most families should’ve received activation letters previously.  More information about ParentVUE open the document that is linked 



    Food Delivery Apps/Services During the School Day

    We ask that students not use food delivery apps or services during the school day.  Students using such apps and or services (or contacting restaurants for delivery) is disruptive to classes and the overall school climate.  It also presents logistical issues for office staff and those supervising lunch.  Families may drop off items for their students for lunch and free hot lunch is available for all students.  Any food delivered by delivery app or from restaurants will be held in the office until the school day ends and then will be available to students at that time. 

     

    Community Resources 

    • Emergency Rental Assistance:  The impacts of Covid-19 continue to impact many families financially.  If you are at risk of eviction or behind on rent, programs may be available to help.  Please contact School Social Worker Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) to see if you qualify.  
    • Asistencia de Emergencia Para el Alquiler: Los impactos de Covid-19 continúan afectando financieramente a muchas familias. Si tiene un alquiler atrasado, es posible que haya programas disponibles para ayudarlo. Comuníquese con la trabajadora social de la escuela Avy Harris (rharris@pps.net; 503-729-0634) 

     

    Chromebooks Reminder

    Students are asked to bring their fully charged Chromebook to school daily.  These devices are important for many in class activities as well as for use during some of our DragonTime/Flex classes.  Loaner devices are limited so students bringing their own fully charged Chromebook helps ensure that they can fully participate. 



    Supporting Social Distancing

    While we continue to make efforts to support social distancing at school families are also asked to remind students of the importance of social distancing when possible including after school, during transitions, and during lunch/in the lunchline.  We appreciate our students' efforts around masks, social distancing, and regular hand washing/sanitizing as we all work together to make this school year as safe as possible for students, families, and staff. 




  • Principal Message 2/4/2022

    February 4, 2022

    Weekly OGMS Family Communication

     

    Hello OG Families,

    We had a busy week at OG.  We are almost finished with MAP Math testing and moving into MAP Reading testing starting Monday, February 7th.  We have planned our Community Clean-up Day with the help of REcology for Saturday, February 26th.  There is a sign-up sheet below.  Also, we are excited to share that we are working with the University of Portland and have over 20 pre-service teachers in our classrooms.

     

     

    Dr. Tania McKey

    Interim Principal - Ockley Green

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

    “Albina Scavenger Hunt Highlights Portland’s Black History” in The Skanner--



    Ockley Green Clean-Up Day - Saturday, February 26th, 2022

    Please mark your calendars for our Ockley Green clean up day on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have donuts provided by Delicious Donuts PDX!, coffee and water provided by the OG Supporters available at 9:00 a.m., and we will work until finished or 1:00 p.m.  Please bring lawn and gardening tools as well as gloves and appropriate clothes for working outside.  We need help with picking up trash, spreading mulch, trimming, working in the garden, assembling benches and other items that present themselves. Use the link below to sign up and participate! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0545A8A929A6FE3-ogschool

     

     

     

    Dragon Swag Sale 

     

    We are happy to present this year's Swag Sale featuring an exclusive videogame print of our beloved mascot for this school year!

     

    Hooded Sweatshirts are $20, T-Shirts are $10, and the comfort and smiles that come from wearing and representing our school community with pride are free!

     

    We have youth sizes Large to X-Large, and adult sizes Small to X-Large.

     

    Please contact the front office (530)916-5660 to place your orders today. This swag is fire…DRAGON FIRE!!!

    Counselor Recognition

    National School Counseling Week 2022 is the week of February 7-11. This week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the impact that school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success, develop social-emotional skills, and plan for postsecondary.

    Please join the Student Success and Health department and OG admin in celebrating National School Counseling Week by taking a moment to acknowledge our school counselors: Ms. Stone and Ms. Galen.

     

    Candy Grams: Lets celebrate friendship and love in our school community! Students can buy Candygrams for 25 cents during lunch next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Write a note to someone, pay 25 cents and the student support team will deliver your Candy Grams on Valentines day. 

     

    DISCOVERING THE SCIENTIST WITHIN - Virtual Middle School Women in STEM Workshop; Oregon State University

    At Discovering the Scientist Within, you will participate in fun hands-on workshops and meet with women scientists and engineers – all from home! You will also connect online with other students who love math and science and who are thinking about their futures. Through a generous grant from the MidValley STEM-CTE Hub, we are excited to ship all activity supplies directly to participants! Through these exploration activities, you will: • Experience the fun of math, science and engineering; • Learn about math and science-based careers; • Obtain first-hand information about the lives of women in science and various paths leading to careers in the STEM fields. Fields include Ocean Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and more! 

     

    THis is a FREE workshop! Pre-registration is required and closes on 18 February, 2022. Parent/Guardian supervision required during at-home activities. To register, visit: http://beav.es/ZCq For any questions, please call (541)737-9424.

     

    Summer Reading Program; Oregon State University

    Programs for Entering 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension in fiction and nonfiction, learn to read twice as fast, and become a better writer. Students expand their vocabulary and learn the best way to take notes and study for tests. Students learn effective techniques that improve writing skills and build confidence. Your child will complete homework and writing assignments more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.

     

    Comprehension, Writing, Textbook Skills, Vocabulary, and Reading Speed are just some of the tools and techniques your student(s) will develop and hone during the program. For more information, or to register, call 1(800)715-2808. Inquire early as class sizes are limited.

     

    Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Learning in a nurturing environment is important for a child’s development. In our imaginative and lively classes, young children make friends while playing, painting, learning and laughing alongside children with special needs. Peers will learn diversity, tolerance, and to appreciate the differences in every child. Our professional teaching teams include state licensed, early childhood special education teachers. MECP is a program of the David Douglas School District. Interpretation services are available upon request. Cost $32 per month; FREE and reduced tuition for families that qualify. 503-261-5535 / mecp_peer@ddsd40.org 

     

    Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration




    OSU STEM Academy AWSEM Club

    https://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu/awsem-club



    Biased Language and Sexual Harassment Lessons and Protocol

    We has seen a rise in the use of biased language and sexual harassment this school year. To address these issues, each subject area will be engaging students across grade levels in a series of 10 lessons to support students learning pro-social skills and build healthy friendships with each other. The lessons will cover the following topics: power of language, defining sexual harassment and biased language, reporting biased language and sexual harassment, reflecting on data from Ockley Green, school appropriate physical contact and asking permission from someone, metacognition, interupting harassment and biased language, decision making, healthy friendships, and restorative justice. 

     

    Teachers and staff have also been trained in a intervention protocol from Learning for Justice called Speak up. We will be using it school wide to educate students on the impact of biased language and harassment and to intervene when they happen at school.



    Repeated

     

    TAG Nominations

    The TAG nomination window for this year closed on January 7, 2022. Nominations will be accepted again toward the beginning of the 2022-23 school year and will be accepted until Winter Recess.

     

    Donation Call - Wellbeing

    Mrs. Sawyer's Wellbeing/Nutrition Class is seeking donations of gift cards to Fred Meyer and/or New Seasons Market to enrich our student’s experiences. Wellbeing is also interested in any food donations you might have and we are currently in need of electric handheld mixers.  Please reach out to jsawyer@pps.net for more information on how you can help!

     

    Math Game Opportunity

    Hello NBA Math Hoops families! Learn Fresh continues to support learning in all environments. We are pleased to offer the physical NBA Math Hoops board game for distribution at no cost to families in the U.S. Please complete the form to request a copy of the NBA Math Hoops board game for the young learners in your household (best for grades 4-8). Games are available on a limited basis, and families with a demonstrated need for at-home learning resources will receive priority. You will receive an email confirmation when your game request has been processed. While waiting for your NBA Math Hoops board game to process and deliver, download the NBA Math Hoops App and NBA Math Hoops: Skills & Drills App on both iOS and Android. Visit nbamathhoops.org/app to download!

     

    Opportunities

    • Oregon State University STEM Academy AWSEM Club (includes Spanish flyer)

     

    ARTICLES/RESOURCES OF THE WEEK

    Articles:

     

    Important district updates regarding COVID 19 safety precautions and school procedures

    PPS and MESD supported school districts are no longer conducting contact tracing in general educational environments (including lunch and school-provided transportation). Exceptions include the following situations indoors during which masking is inconsistent: 

    Certain athletic events where masking is not possible or inconsistent, e.g. wrestling, basketball, swimming.Pre-K, Head Start, and child care.  Special education classrooms where masking is not possible or inconsistent.

    With Omicron’s shorter incubation period, by the time someone realizes they may be sick, gets tested, and that test is reported, it is often too late for contract-tracing to interrupt disease transmission. Thus, contact tracing is no longer relevant in an environment where cases are surging so high and when spending time in any indoor public space is essentially considered an exposure for anyone who is not up-to-date on their vaccines. The sheer speed of Omicron means people are exposed, infected and contagious before contact tracers can even identify an outbreak, much less get word to exposed individuals (MCHD article).

    Isolation and Quarantine timelines have changed. 

    PPS is aligning with MESD and Multnomah County and will utilize the “5 & 5” that Dr. Ann Loeffler shared last week. 

    COVID positive individuals are instructed to isolate at home for five (5) days after symptom onset or test specimen collected, if asymptomatic. Following this isolation period, individuals may return to school or work but need to diligently mask on day six (6) for an additional five (5) days, provided they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and other symptoms are improving. 

    Reporting Changes: 

    The nurse or building administrator can provide to COVID-positive students and families communicable disease guidance provided by MESD by phone, text or email. The All-School/Community Notification is paused as of 1/18/2022 until further notice.

    Test to Stay:

      • Under current guidance, PPS will not administer Test to Stay at this time.
    Since universal masking is assumed to be in place in the general educational environment and we are no longer contact tracing in those situations, no students would be identified as qualifying for Test to Stay, and thus Test to Stay does not apply under the new guidance.



    FAQs

    Who is PPS bound to notify and what should be communicated?

    1. Communication to COVID-positive Individuals:  
      1. Building administrators/school nurses should communicate the return-to-school date and additional guidance noted in the SCIF Submission worksheet to the COVID-positive student/family

     

    1. All Staff/ School/ Community Notification: This notification is paused as of Tuesday, 1/18/2022 until further notice.

     

    1. Notification to Exposed Individuals: For situations involving unmasked, high-risk, onsite exposures to a positive COVID-19 case, Contact Tracing will identify close contacts. The MESD CD Team will provide Notification Letters including public health and quarantine guidance to the building administrator to send to close contacts who were exposed in those settings. 

     

    1. PPS will no longer notify close contacts who were not part of an onsite, high-risk, unmasked cohort that included an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Are schools enforcing quarantine? 

    PPS recommends all individuals follow the public health guidance for quarantine. At this time schools will no longer need to submit a SCIF for close contacts. Due to the fast and widespread incidence of the Omicron variant, schools are focusing their resources on enforcing isolation timelines of those who test positive and individuals who are or become ill.

    Can a positive student/staff return Day 6 of their isolation if they have no symptoms? 

    Yes, a student who has isolated for 5 days (beginning at Day 0 when they experienced symptoms/tested positive) can return to school on Day 6 if they have completed their 5 day isolation period, have gone 24 hours fever free without medication, and their other symptoms are improving. They are required to diligently mask for Days 6-10, and only may remove their mask while actively eating and physically distanced 6 feet or more. 


    Please note: If the original positive student develops symptoms, the 5-day timeline resets as follows. Day 0 becomes the day the individual develops symptoms. They should isolate for 5 days starting at that point and may return on the adjusted Day 6 if they aren't fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms are improving.



    Can a symptomatic student return to school once they have completed Day 5 of their isolation period?

    Symptomatic students should remain at home until the point at which they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and their symptoms improve. If symptoms worsen, ill students should remain at home in isolation for the full 10 days. 

    What is the protocol for a staff or student living with a COVID-positive household member?

    A staff member or student who is up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations and is asymptomatic is not required to quarantine and can return to work or school. A staff member or student who is unvaccinated or not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations must quarantine for up to 10 days since their 5-day quarantine starts on Day 5 of the positive household member’s isolation period. The student/staff may return on Day 11 as long as they remain asymptomatic and masking is in place.  All household members regardless of vaccination status should seek testing, wear a mask for 10 days and stay home if symptoms do develop. 

    Can students and staff test out of quarantine?

    At this time they cannot test out of quarantine due to a shortened quarantine change. 



    Resources for Families/SUN School Request for Assistance

    Families can use this form to request assistance with rent, utilities, or food - this form is a one-stop shop.  

     

    OG Fruit and Vegetable program

    Ockley Green will be participating in a free fruit and vegetable program for students.  This program