OPENING DAY -- Proud Principal Mair

The day is here! Welcome, sixth-grade scholars, to Harriet Tubman Middle School! You all are entering another chapter in your life that will be a milestone. Your middle school experience will have some differences from elementary school. You are going to encounter people from other elementary schools, and this will be a time to form new friendships. Also, you will have a schedule that includes seven classes for virtual learning. You will have a different teacher for each course. This will require you to be organized as you will have additional responsibilities for each teacher. We, the staff at HTMS, are here to assist you so that you feel comfortable with your learning and social experience.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, is the sixth graders' first day of school. Thursday, September 3rd, is the 7th/8th graders' first day of school. All students from all grade levels will be present for school on Thursday, September 3rd.

For our scholars, the Climate Team, teachers, and staff have developed engaging opening day activities. Tomorrow, the sixth-grade scholars will log in at 9:30 am. Students will log in to a google meet code that is assigned to them. Please read the document carefully to log in to the correct class. It is included in the first linked document below. Students will STAY in that same google meet for all Blocks of time. All of the pertinent information is below in the first linked document, and it is embedded in the slide show. The slide show details the soft-start schedule the students will follow from September 2nd - September 11th.

Please click on the link for the schedule for tomorrow. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SumPTEmCMvqDDRBGAjOwcDborWciM2NSNILOVTRZy38/edit?usp=sharing

All students have a google account that has been created for them as middle school students. Here is a video link that shows how to join a meeting with the meeting code.


Here is a graphic of the features of Google Meets: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dKJ7CGl2uc791s9fW8FqH_zyIADh-my_DI3mSgh5NRs/present?slide=id.p

Please click on the following link for the soft-start schedule:


If you or your student is struggling with any of the aspects of learning technology, we hope you will call the PPS Technology Help Desk, which is open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on school days. They will answer your questions and share information and helpful tips about anything related to distance learning technology. The Technology Help Desk is available in all PPS-supported languages. Email support@pps.net or call:

English: 503-916-3375

Español: 503-916-3582


Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584

Soomaali: 503-916-3586

Русский: 503-916-3583

We are excited to welcome our sixth-grade scholars tomorrow. Scholars, please go to your bed earlier than your usual summer norm. We need you to be fully rested so that you can engage in teaching and learning from our fabulous teachers.

As always, you can call the school for information on Chromebooks and Hotspots availability. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Thank you.

Proud Principal Mair

Harriet Tubman Middle School


Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 9:30am

This is an online event.