May 17th - May May 21st, 2021
Preview: Holiday Schedule, 8th Grade Promotion, COVID Vaccine Information, Middle School Redesign Opportunity...
We hope the weekend has been kind to you. This school year has flown by and we are so grateful to get to educate our students. As we begin entering our last phase of the end of the school year, we want to encourage students to keep the momentum going. If your student is attending Hybrid in person instruction, please continue to encourage them to consistently attend CDL sessions. As a reminder, CDL is when instruction is delivered. If you or your family is having difficultly with attending classes or completing school work, please connect with your student's teacher(s) and/or school counselor; we are happy to support.
Lastly, Dr. V will be out for a few days this week and will return on Friday. If you have an immediate need please connect with our Assistant Principal, Robbie Davis @firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you are welcome to send Dr. V an email at email@example.com and she will respond when she is back in the office.
Thank you kindly,
BMS Administration Team
Memorial Day Weekly Schedule
8th Grade Promotion
Save these dates:
Wednesday, June 9th, Virtual Promotion
Friday, June 11th, Reverse Parade
More info to follow.
8th Grade Team
Information about COVID vaccines for students (ages 12 and older)
If you are interested in receiving more information or a COVID vaccine appointment, please review and complete this interest form.
Student and Care Takes Focus Group for Middle School Redesign
Do you want to have an impact on the middle school redesign process?
Join the Middle School Redesign Focus Group!
Portland Public Schools is redesigning the middle grades experience for our students. We don’t know what the redesign will look like because we haven’t heard from our students or caretakers on their hopes, dreams, and needs for middle school. It is important that we hear and learn from as many people as possible to help inform the redesign process.
Student Focus Group
If your student wants to participate in a focus group, please click on the link found below. The student focus groups will take place next week on Wednesday, May 19th.
If your student isn’t comfortable attending a focus group, a survey will be shared within the coming week.
Caretaker Focus Group
There will be two opportunities for caretakers to provide feedback on PPS’s middle school redesign. May 25th from 6:30-7:30 pm and May 26th at @10:00 am. Participating in this focus group will be an excellent opportunity to rethink our middle grades experience for your students.
We deeply value your feedback and look forward to learning from your experience.
I look forward to partnering with you.
Meisha Plotzke, Director of Middle School Innovation & Redesign
STUDENT ID# = MULTNOMAH CO. LIBRARY CARD # -- COMING SOON!
PPS and MCL are partnering on Library Connect! -- a project whereby students will be able to use their student ID# to access Multnomah County Library -- without having to sign up for a library card or remember a 14-digit county library card number. Final connections happening next week -- check out more here.