Family Newsletter September 4, 2023
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Dear Kellogg Community,
I could not have imagined a more wonderful beginning to the 2023-2024 school year. It has been a true joy for me to meet so many students this week and to see the positivity and enthusiasm for the new year.
In case you haven’t seen it, check out Kellogg being featured on Fox 12 Oregon! Click here.
Below are some important updates and reminders:
We are so grateful to have so many returning teachers and staff members and to welcome many new teachers and staff members to the Kellogg community this year. We also have a few teachers who will be joining Kellogg in the next few days and weeks as they make their transition to Portland and to the community. We are thankful to have amazing long term substitute teachers currently in 6th Grade Math, 8th Grade Math, 8th Grade Science, and in Special Education until our new teachers arrive.
All students have received their schedules for the school year. We will be closely monitoring student attendance and student enrollment these next two weeks. Please note that we may need to readjust some students’ schedules to ensure class sizes are balanced. If your student is impacted, we will make sure to communicate any schedule changes in a timely manner.
Finally, thank you to all the parents and community members for attending the Meet-and-Greet on Monday, August 28th and making me feel welcomed back at Kellogg! I look forward to meeting all of you throughout the school year.
Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day Weekend! School resumes on Tuesday, September 5th!
Kellogg Middle School
Dear Kellogg Families,
Next week students will be receiving their PPS-issued Chromebook! Students will be signing a Chromebook Agreement Form and checking out chromebooks, cases and chargers with their math class.
When will my student check out their Chromebook?
Wednesday the 6th for 6th graders.
Thursday the 7th for 7th graders.
Friday the 8th for 8th graders.
Will students need to bring their Chromebook to school every day?
Yes. Students are expected to bring their device to school fully charged every school day. This is an expected routine throughout middle school and high school.
How will the technology be used?
Some teachers will be using technology on a daily basis for learning through Canvas, our learning management system. Others may use technology for specific lessons or units. Devices will be used to support the learning goals of specific lessons or units.
Do these Chromebooks have mobile data?
Yes! Kellogg has been fortunate enough to be a part of a 4 year grant through Verizon and Digital Promise. This is our last year of the grant. Every device has mobile data that can be used when wifi is not available.
What is expected of the families?
We encourage you to support your students with building the routine of charging their computer at home and bringing it to school everyday.
We will also be sending home a parent/guardian/student agreement form to be read, signed, and returned in the coming weeks. This agreement describes our technology expectations here at Kellogg. More information to come.
If you have any questions send me an email at email@example.com
Please Review: Pick Up and Drop Off MAP
Go ONE WAY - East on SE Franklin to avoid delaying our school buses
Go ONE WAY - North on SE 69th Ave
Go ONE WAY - West on SE Kelly
Drop off area in front of school is needs to be for pick up and drop off only. Please don't park there for more than 5 minutes.
Hello Kellogg Families!
My name is Isaac Cordes and I am the Restorative Justice Coordinator at Kellogg Middle School. My role with Restorative Justice works to provide support for our students and staff and create a safe environment for all of our community to engage in communication skills and conflict resolution. It was incredible seeing our students engage in conversation and work together to find resolutions to conflicts that occurred last year. Restorative Justice is an intentional approach to relationship building and conflict resolution that centers on accountability and harm repair, and works to find mutual understandings between those involved in a conflict. It does not replace our current discipline procedures, but instead offers alternatives to engage in the processes to repair harm. Like any process, it is not perfect and takes time to build the strong foundations that we can continue to grow off of. We had a great year last year with creating the foundations of our restorative processes, and I look forward to continuing our work into this year!
If you have any questions or would like to connect, please don’t hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Grade Minute Meetings
Hello! I am working with 6th graders this year! The week of Sept. 4th, I will be in all 6th grade English classes introducing Counseling at Kellogg and building community. The next few weeks, I will be pulling students from classes to meet with 1:1 in the hallway. They will be completing this survey. The information they share will help my team know how to best support students this year. Please reach out if you have any questions/concerns as your student transitions into middle school.
Jenny Goslin, 6th Grade School Counselor
Call/Text: 503-410-3017 email@example.com
Bicycles, Skateboards, and Scooters
In order to assist with the protection and safekeeping of student bicycles and skateboards, please follow these guidelines:
1. State law requires that helmets be worn when riding a bike or skateboard.
2. All bicycles should be locked to the bike racks located in the bike corral in front of the school or behind the school near the field.
3. Students may not ride bicycles or skateboards during school hours or on school campus.
4. If a student’s bike is damaged or lost, please report it immediately to the school office and the SCS will coordinate contacting the school police. Knowing the serial number will assist in proper
safekeeping. The school does not assume any responsibility for damage or theft to bicycles on school property.
5. Skateboards and scooters must be stowed in lockers or the main office during the school day and may not be ridden in the hallways.
A wonderful way to keep your student engaged and out of trouble is to get them involved in extracurricular activities, such as youth sports. All information to register students for PIL Youth Sports is located here.
** After-school sports are run entirely through PIL and Kellogg Middle School does not have any information regarding tryouts, practices, schedules, etc.
We need VOLUNTEERS
- In order to volunteer throughout the school year while school is in session and work with teachers and students, please make sure you have completed the process with PPS Security. You can find the information here.
September 7th- Fire Drill
September 21st - Open House
September 26th - School Picture Day