MARCH 5, 2021

Dear HRMS Families,

This newsletter has information about our return to in-person learning, how to register your kids for bus transportation, sports, and the Principal’s Chat.

Return to In-Person Learning!

We are on-track for bringing our secondary students back to school. Please see below for important start dates;

Limited In Person Instruction Ends on March 19

Student Orientation Week is March 29-April 2

Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) continues with morning grade level orientations. Orientation will take place for approximately 2 hours on each of the below dates. Students will return home to continue their online learning.

6th Grade- Morning Orientation on 3/29, 3/30, and 3/31

7th Grade- Morning Orientation on 4/1

8th Grade- Morning Orientation on 4/2

All Students Return to In Person Learning/CDL Ends on April 5

HRMS Family Information Night

We will host an information night on Wednesday, March 17 to share information about our schedule and safety procedures. Our presentation in English will run from 6:30-7:00 PM and our Spanish presentation will be held from 7:00-7:30 PM. This event will be an interactive Google Meet.

Secondary Student Bus Transportation Form

Families are REQUIRED to sign their students up for bussing due to safety and social distancing requirements. This Request Form for Secondary Transport/Additional Food also allows families to request additional meals. Many, many of our students (and maybe some of us adults?) have significantly decreased physical activity during the pandemic. Many of our students live within 2 miles of HRMS. I strongly encourage you to consider having your student walk or bike to school.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

HRMS Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held between March 10 through March 18. Conferences will be the same format as our fall conferences. We are using the Calendly program to schedule conferences this year. We are also calling some of our families to help with this process.

Conferences will be scheduled for 15 minutes. Teachers will offer 8 hours (for full time teachers) of conferences between 3/10 and 10/18 in a mixture of afternoon and evening sessions to accommodate family schedules. All of our teachers have scheduled, daily family office hours between 11:30-12:00 if you are unable to attend conferences this fall. I will send out another email on Monday on how to schedule conferences for your child.

Sports Update from HRCSD Athletic Director Trent Kroll

Many already know that this coming week, following the OHA & governor's guidelines for k-12 sports, HRVHS will begin competitions in football, girls volleyball, boys/girls soccer and boys/girls cross country. The week after that middle schools will begin competitions in 7/8 football, 7/8 girls volleyball & 6/7/8 cross country. All protocols from the OHA, HRCHD, OSAA & the HRCSD are in place. The HRVHS competition schedules can be found at: Middle School schedules will be available soon.


We plan to have spectator options once the Hood River County goes into the GREEN Level.

We plan to have live streaming options and the KIHR Radio will broadcast many games.

Stay tuned for more info.


Trent Kroll

HRCSD Director of Athletics

Principal’s Chat Video

Principal's Chat - Week 22

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or words of praise for the people or programs of Hood River Middle School. Thank you for your support and have a great weekend.


Excellence. Every student. Every day.

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

Brent Emmons- Principal

Big picture