November 4, 2020

Dear HRMS Families,

This newsletter has information about Quarter 2, the required annual notice for state testing, this week's Principal Chat, and Tips for Distance Learning.

Quarter 1

We almost did it! Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, 11/5. Friday, 11/6 is a teacher work day (no students) and we begin Quarter 2 on Monday, 11/9. Student report cards will be mailed at the end of next week. Your child’s classes and teachers will remain the same for the second term. Middle School grades are reported four times a year for all subject areas.

Report cards are an excellent time to review the previous term and set goals for the future. Consider asking your students to reflect on what went well and what are some areas to improve for the next term. It is very common for middle school students to have variability in their grades from one term to the next. The system itself is designed for continual growth prior to high school and transcripted grades.

Oregon’s State Tests

• Challenge your child to think critically and apply his or her knowledge to real-world problems

• Go beyond multiple choice and ask your child to explain his or her answers.

• Act as a snapshot of your child’s progress and may be considered along with other pieces of information to determine your child’s academic success.

• Help identify schools and districts that need additional support to ensure more students are meeting higher standards

House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting the official form to the school the student attends.

Please find the 30-Day Notice below. To best support your school in planning, please submit this form to your child’s school by February 1, 2020.

Please talk to your child’s teacher or school principal if you have any questions or want to learn more.

Principal’s Chat

This weeks video introduces our students to a new Learning Specialist Teacher at HRMS, Ms. Kristina Burck, End of Term Advice, and Recognizing Our Kids!

Principal's Chat - Week 7
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Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or words of praise for the people or programs of Hood River Middle School. Have a great day.


Brent M. Emmons, Principal

Hood River Middle School

Excellence. Every student. Every day.

1602 May Street, Hood River, Oregon 97031 • 541.386.2114 Fax 541.387.5070

Brent Emmons- Principal