Hosford News

  • Hosford HEAT

    Hosford HEAT Fall classes are here!

    This fall we are offering remote HEAT classes in Cooking, Yoga, Speech & Debate, Math Club, Creative Writing, NeoGeography, and Makers Club.
     
    Classes begin the week of October 5th.
     
     
    There are HEAT scholarships available through the Hosford PTSA, and any student who qualifies for free/reduced school meals can receive a 75% discount with the coupon code: reduced
     
  • A Message from the Principal

    Dear Hosford Families,

    Thank you all for working with your students to transition into our Virtual Schedule. We know there have been many logistical and technical challenges over the last two weeks and we are committed to improving, learning and growing for our students. 

    Over the last 24 hours, it became clear that we had not spent as much time on explaining our virtual schedule as we needed to in order to make this transition smooth for our school community. One point of confusion in the virtual schedules (linked below) was the blue section. To clarify with everyone, during all blue class times, students should be working on assignments or projects for the identified class. For example, all students will be working on Period 1 assignments during Period 1 on Wednesday and Friday. In addition, starting Friday, we are asking all classes to host a 5-10 minute “Welcome and Instructions” at the start of each class period to provide some direction for students during each blue class period before breaking into groups or working on assignments. After the welcome, teachers may structure small groups during this time, and if so, those will be tightly structured and communicated with students and families. Office hours are also an option, as are individual feedback sessions. These will all be hosted on the same classroom link your student accesses for each class period. 

    As a reminder, on the days that students have an assigned class period, they will also be assigned Asynchronous content for students to complete in the afternoon of that same day for each class. For example, if your 7th grade student has Periods 1, 2 and 3 on Monday morning synchronously, they will also have to have asynchronous assignments posted to work on during Monday afternoon for periods 1, 2 and 3. 

    I believe more information on the pedagogy and research that shaped the middle school schedule will be coming from PPS soon. This schedule has been implemented across district middle schools and is a district level decision. Our teachers are working hard for Hosford students and families and we appreciate your patience and perseverance as we make adjustments. 

    Learning Schedules:

    6th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    7th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    8th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    Additionally, please save the date for our Virtual Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM. More information will be coming soon, including agendas and links for each grade level. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    Warmly,

    Caitlin Klenz

    Hosford Middle School Principal

     

    Amy Slaughter

    Hosford Middle School Assistant Principal

  • Very Important Link for School this Fall

    Hello Hosford Families!

    Way to make it through the first two weeks of Distance Learning. Now that Soft Start is over, we have put together a new landing resource page for the regular school schedule. These resources can be found at:

    tinyurl.com/hmsvirtual

  • Virtual Learning Schedules 2020-21

    Dear Hosford Community,

    Thank you all for being so understanding during this complex and stressful time. Please reach out if you need resources or support. Hosford’s got you.

    Warmly,

    Caitlin Klenz

    Hosford Middle School Principal


    6th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    7th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

    8th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule

     

  • Family Survey

    Please take a moment to fill out the family survey here.

  • Attendance Line

    To report your student's absence please email attendance-hosford@pps.net