March 5, 2021
Greetings, Tubman Family
SALUTE to our Women! The month of March is Women's Herstory Month. Our scholars will be learning and researching the contributions of women in all aspects of life. We will have two scholar assemblies that will honor women and celebrate the work that our scholars have researched and completed on women's contributions.
This evening, a communique from the district shared a message from Governor Brown, who visited one of our local schools to observe the LIPI process, updating the status of the reopening of schools. At present, I do not have any more information for Harriet Tubman Middle's opening. However, within the coming week(s), there will be discussions of plans on the reopening. The district and I will inform you of our progress of a target reopening date of April 19th.
SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS SURVEY
On Monday, February 8th, Portland Public Schools began the annual Successful Schools Survey to gather data to make informed decisions about school climate and culture. The survey window will run to March 12 for students, staff, and leaders and March 19th for families. Will you please take the time to complete the survey. Please choose our school from the drop-down field.
The survey will cover school fit, school climate, barriers to engagement, and school safety.
MAP TESTING UPDATE
Ms. Boldman will continue MAP administration next week for the scholars that need more time to complete it. Your scholar will receive information on their testing date and time.
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.
MEAL SERVICES DURING SPRING BREAK
On Friday, March 19th, all grab and go, curbside services, and home meal deliveries will include 7 days' worth of meals. Meal services will pause during the week of Spring Break, March 22-26, and resume Monday, March 29th.
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 flier.
PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
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.
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.
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.
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Please take care, and have a great weekend!
TUBMAN LIBRARY UPDATES
Hello Tubman families! Check out this opportunity from Multnomah County Library for all students in grades 6-12!
2021 Teen Summer Reading Art Contest
Are you an artist in grades 6–12? Do you know an artist in grades 6-12? Enter a design for the 2021 Multnomah County Library Teen Summer Reading Art Contest! The theme this year is “Reading Colors Your World.” A panel of library staff and artists will select a winner from the entries.
● The winning design will appear on the cover of all teen gameboards. The winning artist will be awarded a $100 gift card to an art supply store.
● More entries will be selected to produce a “Reading Colors Your World” coloring book that will be given to Summer Reading participants. Kids all over the county will be coloring your designs!
● The library will share the winner and all selected designs on social media.
● Original entries are due by Friday, March 5th
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