February 12, 2021
Greetings, Tubman Family
Brrrrrr. We are experiencing winter wonderland! For those of you who like the snow, I hope you are enjoying the aligned activities that come along with it. Everyone, please be safe and careful if traveling in this weather.
Parents, last week I sent a bulletin and included in the newsletter information about MAP testing. Yesterday evening at the PTSA's, MAP testing was a topic, and I wanted to ensure that you all were aware that I presented the opportunity to opt-out your scholar if you do not want them to be administered MAP testing.
Tubman will start our MAPS (Measure of Academic Progress) testing for Math and English Language Arts beginning next Friday (2/19). On Friday (2/26), the math portion will be administered. All families have the option to opt their students out of these assessments, as participation in MAPs was made voluntary by PPS.
If you would like to opt your student out of the MAPs assessments, you can:
- Email our school’s test coordinator, Emily Boldman (email@example.com), and say you want your student(s) to opt-out
- Fill out this Google Form to opt your student, or students, out of the assessments
AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEERS PROGRAM
Tubman family, I am proud to announce that HTMS was accepted into the Amazon Future Engineer program in partnership with Project STEM! I am thrilled for our scholars and school as we expand our computer science program. Thank you to Mr. Rymer, our illustrious Computer Science teacher, for accepting this challenge to lead this endeavor. Mr. Rymer is a passionate educator and a huge proponent of computer science. He is always thinking of ways to provide opportunities for our scholars.
Assistant Principal, Ms. MD, brought this offer to our attention, and she completed the process and application along with Mr. Rymer. Ms. MD is also steadfast in the opportunities we are striving for our scholars at HTMS. This opportunity is providing scholars further exposure to computer science engineering.
Parents, some of you expressed that your paper copy of the report card had some erroneous final grades. When the issue was brought to our district's IT department, it was shared that there wasn't a district-wide issue. So, it seems there might have been a glitch in-house.
If you had a discrepancy, please go to "ParentVue." It then gives you the option to select "report card" and view the current grades (make sure you are looking at Q2.). You can select "Click here to view report card," and it will open up a printable PDF file of the latest report card.
Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need an electronic copy sent to you if you are unable to access it in ParentVue.
Since Monday, February 15th, is a holiday and the district is closed, there will be no meal services. Additional meals will be included in surrounding service days to ensure families still receive 7 days' worth of meals.
OES DREAMING JUSTICE FREE EVENT
Students, parents, and staff are invited to Oregon Episcopal School’s next Dreaming Justice event! On February 18, 4:30-5:30 PT, Renée Watson will be joining us for an author visit. Watson will read from her work and talk about growing up in Portland and how that influenced her writing. She will also answer questions from the audience. Please RSVP here. This event is free and open to the public, so spread the word!
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.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY STUDENT HEALTH CENTER IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
Please click on the informational flyer.
HISTORICAL BLACK COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY (HBCU) TOURS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY
It's always the right to talk with your scholar about their future and the available pathways to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. If your scholar desires to attend a college or university, The College Place has organized a virtual college tour of HBCU's for your scholar.
We invite you to learn about some of the many HBCU's and discover reasons why one could be right for you. Historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, are schools that were founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to a college education. More specifically, the Higher Education Act of 1965 defines an HBCU as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.” There are more than 100 HBCUs in the United States, including public and private institutions and law and medical schools.
In celebration of Black History Month, The College Place is hosting an HBCU Virtual College Tour Series! Throughout the month of February, we will feature virtual tours of over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 PST. All tour sessions will take place on Zoom at https://ecmc.zoom.us/j/96027749366.
IMMUNIZATION EXCLUSION DAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
The state-mandated exclusion day for immunization compliance is Wednesday, February 17, 2021. There were no amendments to the state law provision relating to the exclusion process as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Letters were mailed by Multnomah County from MESD to parents starting this week (2/3/21) for those students who are currently not up to date with immunizations.
Those students who will be participating in Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) will need to be up to date with their immunizations.
For those students that remain in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), the school district has determined that they can continue with offsite instruction though they may not yet be up to date with vaccines. However, these students will need to be current with their immunizations prior to returning to being onsite.
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!
SATURDAY ACADEMY APPRENTICESHIPS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Science and engineering program opportunity for scholars. Please click on the link, below.
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEEN COMMUNITY ED PROGRAMS
Please click on this link for information.
DONATING TO THOSE IN NEED
Tubman Family, during these times, some of our families are facing struggles and hardships. Families may need help with food, coats, and basic necessities during the upcoming season. If you would like to help those in need, below is an online giving link for those who may want to donate funds to support those in our community. https://pps.schoolpay.com/link/HTMScommunity
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.
Please contact Ms. Holmes, email@example.com, for any technical need.
If you have a registration or general question, please contact our office staff via email: Ms. Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Maharry, email@example.com, and Ms. Smith-Myles, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, the office is still closed until further notice.
Lastly, please click on the buttons below.
Please take care, and be safe, warm, and have a great weekend!
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!
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
February/March Monthly Calendar Dates
15 President’s Day - Schools Closed
17 Immunization Exclusion Day
19 MAP TESTING (MATH) 9:30-10:30 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM if needed
26 MAP TESTING (MATH) 9:30-10:30 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM if needed
26 LIPI Cohort 1; 2 - 4 PM
26 Scholars' Assembly - 11 AM Closing Celebration for Black History Month
26 Quarter 3 Mid-Term
2 National Read Across America Day
5 LIPI, 2 - 4 PM
10 Harriet Tubman Day
11 Virtual Coffee w/Principal Mair 10 AM
11 PTSA Meeting Meeting ID: 971 470 0368; 6 PM
12 LIPI 2 - 4 PM
19 LIPI Cohort 2; 2 - 4 PM
22-26 Spring Break, Schools Closed
29 School resumes