Tubman Tribune

April 2, 2021

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Greetings, Tubman Family

The month of April is Stress Awareness Month. It is timely as we have been in a whirlwind of planning for Hybrid-Learning since returning from spring break. I hope you all and your scholars were able to find some "unwind" time during spring break. It is important especially of what we are facing daily. Below are some tips to cope with stress courtesy of the CDC:


The CDC provides some basic ideas to help you cope with stress…


  • Take care of yourself – eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, give yourself a break if you feel stressed.
  • Discuss your problems with a parent, friend, or another trusted source.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol.
  • Recognize when you need more help – know when to talk to a psychologist, social worker, or counselor if things continue.


If your scholar is experiencing stress, please have them contact our counselors, Ms. Katie Loewen and Ms. Amy Drew.


Next week Thursday, April 8th is the end of the 3rd quarter. Friday, April 9th is a no school day for the scholars. The week after, Wednesday, April 14th thru Friday, April 16th will be asynchronous days for all scholars. Those days will be dedicated to teacher pre-planning for hybrid learning.


Monday, April 19th is the first day of hybrid learning. Thank you for completing your surveys. Next week Tuesday, there will be a Hybrid Informational Night, and a message was sent two days ago about this event. Here is the flyer. I hope to see you all there.

Reminder, March's scholar's HTMS newspaper, The Tubman Times is still available for your reading pleasure. Please click on the link below in this newsletter.

Sunday, April 4th is National School Librarian Day. Let's celebrate our illustrious librarian, Ms. Boldman. She works tirelessly maintaining our library and book check-outs for our scholars. Thank you, Ms. Boldman!

I am wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

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HYBRID LEARNING

Here is a link to the information.

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MAPs SCORE REPORT

The district’s Testing department has shared the following information with us:


“Testing Help will send student score reports to families. We hope to have them mailed by the end of March.”


Please begin looking for these score reports in the mail during the first few weeks of April. Score reports will only be sent for scholars who participated in the MAPs assessments. If your scholar participated and a score report is not received by mid-April, please reach out to your scholar’s ELA and/or Math teacher for their score report.

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INTERESTED IN JOINING A SPORTS TEAM

There are opportunities for your scholar to join a sports team within one of the high school clusters. Please read this file for information.

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CALDERA ARTS

Here is an opportunity to join Caldera Arts, and it is virtual. Please click on the flyer.

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COGNIZART SPARK CAMP -- MARCH 20TH & APRIL 24TH

Another opportunity for your scholar. Here is the flyer with details.


COGNIZART KIDS CAMP 2021 -- JULY 5TH - 9TH & JULY 12TH - 16TH

Informational Flyer

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CONFIDENTIAL FAMILY APPLICATION FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS FOR 2021-22

Eligible families can submit a new meal application to see if their student(s) qualify for free and reduced-price meals for the 2021-22 school year on or after July 1, 2021. Please do not have new/incoming kindergarten families for the 2021-22 school year apply for meal benefits to determine eligibility; our team is not allowed to process these applications. The updated federal income guidelines will be announced and listed on the meal application form in July. Families do not need to submit a meal application if their student attends an approved 2021-22 Community Eligibility Provision school or receives a 2021-22 PPS Direct Certification Approval letter that will be sent out to those who qualify in August 2021.


For meal benefits-related questions, please email mealbenefits@pps.net or call 503.916.3402.

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MATH GUIDING COALITION

The PPS Mathematics Department is forming a Mathematics Guiding Coalition to continue developing a mathematics instructional framework for PPS. To find out more about the Coalition, the dates the meetings will occur, and to express interest in participating, click here.

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PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Informational Flier

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FREE, BILINGUAL, 90-MINUTE WEBINAR FOR STUDENTS IN 6TH – 12TH GRADE AND THEIR FAMILIES Mensaje en español

Greetings,

You’re invited to attend the virtual Road to College, hosted by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund! This is a FREE, bilingual, 90-minute webinar for students in 6th – 12th grade and their families, where you will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education!

HSF’s Road to College is tailored to address the needs of middle and high school students and their parents. People of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Presentations will be delivered by subject-matter experts, in both English and Spanish, on the following topics:


  • Preparing for and applying to college
  • Researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Understanding the real cost of a college education
  • Maximizing the college experience
  • Preparing for a career after college


Below are the dates and registration links for each of the two HSF Road to College webinars:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Central/ 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time


Registration will close once capacity has been reached. Secure your spot by registering today! We hope to see you there!

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PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEEN COMMUNITY ED PROGRAMS

Please click on this link for information.

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SATURDAY ACADEMY ONLINE STEAM ONLINE CLASSES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

This is an opportunity for our scholars. If interested, please click on this link for further information.

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OTHER NEWS


SO YOU WANT TO BE A CANVAS PARENT OBSERVER

Parents, if you would like to be an observer of your scholar's courses, this step-by-step direction will allow you to see your scholar's courses. Mr. Longo provided a demonstration at yesterday's training. If you have multiple scholars, you can add them to the same account that you have created.


OFFICE STAFF

If you have a registration or general question, please contact our office staff via email: Ms. Brown, jbrown12@pps.net, Ms. Maharry, hmaharry@pps.net, and Ms. Smith-Myles, csmithmyles@pps.net. Please note, the office is still closed until further notice.


Lastly, please click on the buttons below.


Please take care, and have a great weekend!



In-Service,

Proud Principal

Louis Mair

INFORMATION

The Tubman Times--March Edition

Student Monthly Newsletter -- "For Kids by Kids"

6th-Grade Cheat Sheet

Information on Teachers' Logins/Hours

7th-Grade Cheat Sheet

Information on Teachers' Logins/Hours

8th-Grade Cheat Sheet

Information on Teachers' Logins/Hours

Electives' Cheat Sheet

Information on Teachers' Logins/Hours

HTMS MEDIA CENTER

Please utilize our media center services to access books for our scholars to read.

Instructional Virtual Schedule

8th-period time change on Tuesday and Thursdays

Answers to Virtual Schedule Questions

District Answers to FAQ about Virtual Schedule

Maurice Lucas Foundation

Scholar's Opportunity

Self Enhancement Inc

Scholar's Opportunity

Chess for Success

Scholar's Opportunity

STUDENT ATTENDANCE PROTOCOL

PPS ATTENDANCE PROTOCOL

Comprehensive Distance Learning Platforms and Tools

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

HTMS WEBSITE

Use as another resource

Assistant Principals and Counselors assigned Grade Levels

Mrs. Krauel - 6th and 7th Grades/English Language Development/504s/Science/Schedules


Mrs. Marquardt-Dustin - 8th Grade/Electives/Special Education/Social Studies


Ms. Loewen - 6th Grade and 7th Grade (Letters A-L)


Ms. Drew - 8th Grade and 7th Grade (M-Z)


Principal Mair - Language Arts/Mathematics

March Monthly Calendar Dates

MARCH

19 LIPI Cohort 2; 2 - 4 PM

22-26 Spring Break, Schools Closed

29 School resumes