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  • Forecasting 2020/2021

  • Home Based Distance Learning

    Please visit our Ockley Green Google Site for all Home Based Distance Learning information for Ockley Green. 
  • School Closure

    School Closures Extended Through the End of the School Year

    April 8, 2020

    Dear PPS Family,

    In response to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis in our state, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school campus doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We all miss seeing our students in school buildings, but the health and safety of our students, educators, staff and the broader community, remains the highest priority. 

    We are glad to finally have this guidance from Governor Brown and ODE. Given this decision to close school campuses for the remainder of the year, and the guidance related to distance learning and revised graduation requirements, our focus will continue to be on the roll-out of PPS-HD, our home-based distance learning efforts to continue serving students.  

    All students, especially high school seniors, should stay tuned for further details and next steps related to course credits and grades. Please know that our guiding principle is to support students in meeting academic milestones. I want to acknowledge that our high school seniors, in particular, are missing traditions and milestone events right now. We will continue to support every one of you toward graduation and your post-secondary transition, and hope to find creative ways to acknowledge and celebrate your many years of hard work. 

    School districts have just received Graduation Pathways 2020 from the Oregon Department of Education; it outlines the specific guidance we will be observing for our high school seniors. To be clear, with the exception of seniors who have all of the required credits for graduation, student engagement and learning for the 2019-2020 school year has not ended. The remainder of the school year will continue to transition from in-person classroom instruction to instruction and support for students through PPS-HD, our home-based distance learning program that we launched this week. Led by our dedicated educators, we will continue to connect regularly with students and to provide continuous learning opportunities for them.

    Going forward, we will be centrally focused on the social emotional health of our students and in providing them access to essential services. We will continue to serve meals Monday-Friday every week, and if your student needs a laptop computer, they can pick one up this week or next; you can find laptop distribution dates, times and locations by clicking here. Information about all of our supports and resources can be found at pps.net/coronavirus.  

    I know all of us would prefer to be back in our classrooms...eventually, that day will return. Until then, I am grateful for your patience, flexibility and understanding. You are all playing an important role in getting through this challenge. Please stay home and stay safe, and be sure to let us know how we - teacher, school or central office leader - can best support you. 


    Guadalupe Guerrero
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    OG Dragon Newspaper March Edition  
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    OG Dragon Newsletter December Edition  
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    OG Dragon Newsletter September Edition 
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    Title 1 Parent Meeting


  • Good morning Ockley families and students,
    I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I miss you all very much and I want you to know that Ockley staff have been working extremely hard this week to plan for distance learning to start next week. I will be reaching out later this week with more information once the district communicates more about the exact plan, and in the meantime, I wanted to share one update with you right away. The device survey has opened back up today! If you need to borrow a district laptop or device during the closure to support student learning while schools are closed, please click on the link hereThere are several language options available at the beginning of the survey. 
    I also wanted to share that Advisory teachers have been reaching out to families and students and checking in on them this week. Advisory teachers can also help complete the device survey if you need help. Please reach out to your student's Advisory teacher or me if you have any other questions. As I shared above, I will be communicating more information later in the week as I receive it from the district. Thank you and I appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time!
    Kristina Howard


    Happy Friday Ockley Green Families and Community,


    I hope everyone had a great week. In addition to important dates, I wanted to provide some information about Student Led Conferences on 11/25/19 and 11/26/19. By now, you should have already heard from your student's first period Advisory teacher by either email, postcard in the mail, phone, or text to schedule your student's conferences.  Advisory teachers will be reaching out again next week and the week after to continue scheduling conferences. Student Led Conferences will take place from 9 AM - 8 PM except 12 PM - 12:30 PM for teacher lunch and 5 PM - 6 PM for teacher dinner. Please bring your student with you to conferences so that they can share their hard work and presentation with you. If you would like to meet with teachers other than advisory teachers, please reach out to the individual teacher to schedule conferences. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's first period teacher. The Ockley Green Newspaper is located here.  https://www.smore.com/7k920-ockley-green-newspaper


    Upcoming dates:

    • 11/11/19 - No School- Holiday
    • 11/12 Shared Revenue Day with Pizzicato Pizza at their NE Fremont location ( 4217 NE Fremont St) all day. 20% of all sales that day go to Ockley Green! You can also pre-order pizzas from the PTA and pick them up at the school on the day of 11/12, if you don't want to go to the restaurant. The pizzas are par-baked, which means you finish baking them at home, so they're nice and hot. They can be picked up between 4:30-6pm on 11/12. Orders for par-baked pizzas need to be placed by Thursday, 11/7. You can pick up order forms at the office, or download them with the link below. Payment can be made at this paypal link: http://tinyurl.com/OGPTA
    • Wreath Fundraiser: Order forms are available in the it at this link: https://ogmsptawreathfundraiser.ecwid.com/ Orders due by 11/12
    • High School visits for Ockley kids during the school day:
      • JEFFERSON:Tuesday, Nov. 19th 9-11:30 a.m. for all 8th graders.
      • ROOSEVELT: (A-J) Tuesday, Nov. 12th 12:30-1:30 p.m. (K-Z) Monday, Nov. 18th 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    • 2019-20 Eighth Grade Information Nights:
      • Benson Polytechnic High School:
        • Tuesday, Oct. 22nd 6-8 p.m.
        • Tech Show, April 16 & 17, 2020 6-9 p.m.
      • Cleveland High School:
        • “Bridging the Gap” Thursday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m.
      • “Discover Franklin” High School
        • Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 6-8:30 p.m.
      • Grant High School
        • Thursday, Nov. 14th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
      • Jefferson HS-Middle College for Advanced Studies
        • Tuesday, Nov. 19th 6-8 p.m.
      • Lincoln High School
        • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
      • Madison High School
        • Tuesday, Nov. 5th 6:15 – 8 p.m.
      • Metropolitan Learning Center
        • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
        • Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
      • Roosevelt High School
        • Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 6-8pm
      • Wilson High School
        • Wednesday, Nov. 6th 6-9 p.m.
    • Upcoming Ockley events:
      • 11/22/19 - Student Vs. Staff Olympics
      • 11/25-11/26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
      • 11/27-11/29- Thanksgiving Break
      • 12/18/19 - SITE Council Meeting 5 PM - 6 PM 
      • 12/20/19 - 2nd Dragon Auction of the Year
      • 12/23/19- 1/3/20 - Winter Break





    Kristina Howard (she/her)


    Ockley Green Middle School

    (503) 916-5660

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