Tubman Tribune

August 28, 2020

Dear Tubman Community,

I hope everyone is doing well. As you might have noticed, the name of the newsletter has a modification. The change is from 'Tabloid' to 'Tribune'. I received feedback from the staff, and we agreed upon the new title, Tubman Tribune.

Well, we are nearing the start of the 2020-21 school year for our scholars! The staff is prepping and preparing for the first day of school for our 6th graders, Wednesday, September 2nd, and for our 7th/8th graders on Thursday, September 3rd. Our enthusiastic staff is devising welcoming activities. We want to celebrate and make the students feel welcome for their first day of school! Please be on the lookout for a welcome video from Mrs. Krauel, assistant principal, and myself on Tuesday, September 1st.

From September 2nd - September 11th, we will have a "soft-start" opening for the school year. It is referred to as a soft-start because the students, teachers, and parents will engage in digital tools training, social- emotional learning activities, and acclimating to the processes, procedures, rituals, and routines for their online learning. On Monday, September 14th, we will officially begin the school year of teaching and learning.

Although we will be engaged in distance learning, there will be someone at the school to answer phones to address any questions or concerns about student's schedules or any other pertinent issues. The district has also provided a Technology Help Desk that operates from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm on school days. You can call them at 503-916-3375 or email support@pps.net.

Individual schedules for students are currently being finalized and will be released by Monday evening or Tuesday morning. The administration understands that families and students may want to make requests to change their schedules; however, at this time, we are not able to accommodate teacher or class period-specific changes to students' schedules unless it is a scheduling error.

We are continuing Chromebook and/or Hot Spot distribution by appointment between the hours of 11 am - 1 pm on school days. Please call 503-916-5630 for information.

The Climate Team is hard at work organizing a school supplies/curriculum pick up for our scholars targeted for the week of September 7th. The scholars will also receive an HTMS title t-shirt and a drawstring bag. More information will be forthcoming on the exact date and time.

Back to school night is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th. It will be virtual, and it will begin at 6:00 pm.

Below are essential information items on the soft start schedule, post-soft-start schedule, and district information on the digital tools, meal service, and school year.


Proud Principal

Louis Mair


New Password Portal for PPS Student Accounts

Students should access this document for directions to change their password for digital access. This should be completed before the first day of school.

Comprehensive Distance Learning Platforms and Tools

Scroll down to Comprehensive Distance Learning Platforms & Tools and then click on the 6-12 tab

Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

An invitation link for this event will be sent at a later date.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Cover to Cover: Library Notes

Hello Tubman families! As we wait for our school year to launch, Multnomah County Library has some fantastic resources to support our Tubman readers. If your family is in need of a library card or account, you can quickly apply for one HERE. Multnomah County Library is also offering Holds pick-up at all locations, including the newly moved Albina Library which is now located at 216 NE Knott St; only a few blocks from Tubman! While you are waiting for your library Holds, Multnomah County Library offers a huge selection of "No Wait" eBooks for teens and tweens. You can check them out HERE (tweens) and HERE (teens). Take care! ~Ms. Boldman

Message from Mrs. Murray-Balto to her Scholars

Scholars, Mrs. Murray-Balto wanted to send a personal message to you all:

"Hi Legends! I wanted to update you as to why I won't be teaching health this year. I am going to have a baby this month, holy moly! Your health teacher this year is awesome! I can't wait to see you all after Semester 1 ends, and I'll be working with Ms. Nossaman second semester, and am so excited to see you all then!

Sending lots of love to you all!

Ms. Murray-Balto"