Highland Park Middle School
Welcome to the 20-21 school year!
Welcome Back Scholars!
I want to welcome you all back to School for 2020-2021. This isn't the start of the year that we were hoping for, however we are committed to making this year a great educational experience for our students. This is truly an uncharted path ahead that will require a lot of communication and I ask that all families update their information in Parentvue. As BSD and the staff of HPMS continue to finalize plans, updates will be sent out as soon as they are available.
Our dedicated staff at HPMS are very excited for this year of learning together. Through summer, many of our teachers have been involved in professional development to help make remote learning strong. During the weeks of August 31 - September 11, we will be collaborating as a full staff around the important topics of remote learning, and equity education. We are committed to doing everything we can to make the learning at HPMS meet the expectations of our families.
Below you will find several links to help you prepare for the start of the year. A key activity you should do with your student right now is have them log into their Canvas account. Students will be expected to log into Canvas daily in order to stay up in all of their classes.
We look forward to kicking off the school year together on September 14th! Until then, make sure students are reading, exercising, and accessing Dreambox every day.
School Updates & News
Week of September 7 - Chromebook distribution to students new to BSD. All returning students will get new Chromebooks through September and October.
Tuesday September 8 - 10:00 - 12:00 - 6th grade welcome parade at HPMS
Wednesday September 9 - 10:00-12:00 - 7th grade welcome parade at HPMS
Thursday September 10 - 10:00-12:00 - 8th grade welcome parade at HPMS
September 14 - First day of school - All students sign into Canvas. Schedule for the week will be upcoming.
We are currently working with Dorian Pictures to schedule Student Picture day.
Grade level welcome parades!
Families, we ask that you attend during the window of time above. You will drive through the lot to the cheering HP staff. If you are able to put a sign on your car with your student's name and grade that would help us personalize our cheering.
All families and students need to remain in cars during the event for safety.
We look forward to seeing you!
Students need to log into Canvas using their student ID. Forgot your User Name/Login ID? No worries- it is the same as your ParentVUE User Name/ID. But, if you need further assistance please contact us. Email Chris Ward for assistance, or call us at HP (503)356-2620. email@example.com
Chromebooks & School Supplies
All students will receive a new Chromebook this year. Student new to BSD will get their during the week of September 7th. All returning students will get theirs through September and early October. If you are a returning BSD student and do not have a working Chromebook, let us know right away by emailing Chris Ward. Email Chris Ward, or call us at HP (503)356-2620. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Chromebooks, Internet safety, and Chromebook insurance through BSD please visit BSD Chromebook Information.
New Ways of Learning at HPMS
- New Expectations: Students will be expected to try their best and be engaged in their learning every day. Grades will be back to normal and teachers will be giving work which will count for the letter grades. All students will be asked to demonstrate their learning in many different ways. Teachers are using many different ways online to have students show what they have learned.
- Daily Attendance: Students will be expected to attend classes online each day and follow a daily schedule to include both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (on your own) tasks.
We are finalizing the details for starting Meal Service when school starts the week of September 14th. We will share more details soon! In the mean time, come see us curbside Monday-Thursday at our Summer Meal Program sites: www.beaverton.k12.or.us/summer-meals
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