April 2, 2021
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.
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!
Here is a link to the information.
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.
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.
Here is an opportunity to join Caldera Arts, and it is virtual. Please click on the flyer.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.916.3402.
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.
PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
FREE, BILINGUAL, 90-MINUTE WEBINAR FOR STUDENTS IN 6TH – 12TH GRADE AND THEIR FAMILIES Mensaje en español
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:
Registration will close once capacity has been reached. Secure your spot by registering today! We hope to see you there!
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEEN COMMUNITY ED PROGRAMS
Please click on this link for information.
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.
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.
If you have a registration or general question, please contact our office staff via email: Ms. Brown, email@example.com, Ms. Maharry, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ms. Smith-Myles, email@example.com. 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!
Please utilize our media center services to access books for our scholars to read.
Scroll down to Comprehensive Distance Learning Platforms & Tools and then click on the 6-12 tab
Assistant Principals and Counselors assigned Grade Levels
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
19 LIPI Cohort 2; 2 - 4 PM
22-26 Spring Break, Schools Closed
29 School resumes