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Chrombook turn in:

  • 8th graders are asked to turn in their Chromebooks to be cleaned and returned before the start of school next year.
  • 8th graders can turn them in during the 8th Grade Celebration on Thursday, 6/17 from 2:00 – 3:30.
  • Or, they can turn them in on Friday, 6/18 from 10:00 – Noon.
  • If a student is in 9th Grade Counts, they are to keep their Chromebook.

This summer Floyd Light Middle School is offering a 16-day FREE IN-PERSON summer learning enrichment for students. The purpose is to continue academic learning through fun hands-on (Project-Based) activities along with building a positive ‘re-connection’ with In-School Learning.

COVID safety guidelines will be followed.

Click here to sign up for the summer learning program. Make sure to register your student for NEXT YEAR’S grade level.

If you have any questions or need help with signing up, contact any of the following office staff:

Program Highlights

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 12th through August 5th
  • Academic (Project Based Learning) 9:30 AM to 12:20 PM 
  • Optional afternoon enrichment activities (Playworks & SUN Program) 12:20 PM-2:00 PM
  • Class size: 15-18 students
  • No Classes on Fridays
  • Lunch and Transportation are provided

Week of June 14th Schedule:

o Monday, June 14 Group A In Person. Group B and C in Google Meet from home (normal schedule).
o Tuesday, June 15 Group B In Person. Group A and C in Google Meet from home (normal schedule).
o Wednesday, June 16 Group A In Person. Group B and C in Google Meet from home (normal schedule). o Thursday, June 17 All Groups in Distant Learning (no In Person) in special schedule (B day):

Period 5: 10:00 to 10:25
Period 6: 10:30 to 10:55
Period 7: 11:00 to 11:25
Period 8: 11:30 to 11:55
8th Grade Drive Through Celebration 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (details to follow)

o Friday, June 18 Teacher Work Day. No school. Building open.


FREE Pfizer Covid Vaccinations available for ages 12 and up:

  • Covid 19 Vaccine: The Oregon Health Authority is now providing Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccination for individuals age 12 and older. The Oregon Convention Center is now open for FREE vaccinations: you can walk in without an appointment or you can schedule an appointment through the Student-based Health Center on the David Douglas High School campus.

Or to schedule your own appointment, see operating hours and get additional information at: https://all4oregon.org/

Students ages 12-14 must be accompanied by either a parent, a guardian, or someone designated by the parent. If accompanied by an adult other than a parent, a student must have a parent-signed consent form.

In addition, you can also schedule and receive free vaccines at most Walgreens, Safeway or Fred Meyer.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to get vaccinated. The only way to fully end our pandemic restrictions is for at least 70 percent of all eligible people to get fully vaccinated.


  • Cheer and Tam HS Tryouts: These are for current 8th graders. Please see the attached flyer. I highly encourage any 8th grader who would be interested.
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Month: During month May 2021, please join in honoring and celebrating. Our collective actions to learn and grow helps our DD community thrive. Currently, our district K-12 data indicates that 1424 (15.1%) of David Douglas students identify as Asian. An additional 240 (2.5%) students identify as Pacific Islanders. This data information is reported based on the self-identification of a student during our initial registration process.

Our staff can expect an AAPI Heritage Month slide deck every week this May. The primary goal of our weekly
slide deck resources is to deepen our own collective understanding. By broadening and deepening our
knowledge base, our team will be better prepared to support our students, families, and community.

  • CTE Summer Camp at David Douglas High School: Just some quick highlights of camp this year:
    • Dates: Monday, June 21 – Thursday, June 24: 9am – 2pm
    • Camp will be capped at 40 students (total) and include a waiting list
    • Participating programs include: Culinary, Metals, Construction and MakerSpace
    • Lunch and snacks are provided
    • Transportation from middle schools is provided
    • Covid protocols will be in place: masks, social distancing and students will be in same pod of 10 each day If you’d like hard copies of all applications – including translated – please see below.

Attention Parents:

Please take a look at the “Students” tab for new information about 8th graders wanting to pursue Athletics, Cheer or TAMS at David Douglas High School. Along with May & Junes Menus.


News from the Library:

Got Books? There are many books still out from the unexpected COVID closure last March. If your student still has library books, you can drop them off at any school in our district.

Need Books? Every student in our district has access to free ebooks and audiobooks all summer long on our e-reading platform. Using any web browser, go to https://soraapp.com/library/ddsdor. After selecting David Douglas School District or entering code ddsdor at the bottom, students can sign in using their student email, then username is their 6-digit student ID and  password is their  8-digit date of birth (mmddyyyy). All materials can be renewed or will return automatically after 2 weeks. You can also download the free Sora app on any mobile device!

SORA

NEW E-BOOKS!!


SUMMER SUN SCHOOL

New and continuing Floyd Light students are invited to join us for 4 weeks of fun at SUN Extended-Day Programming. Spring SUN is about safely socializing with other Floyd Light students after school and joining in extracurricular activities, in person! Students may register to attend programming activities based on their interests and hybrid school schedule. Please see more information below.


The link to purchase online is: https://commpe.pictavo.com/ If you have any questions, please contact ame_williams@ddsd40.org or gina_schuermeyer@ddsd40.org

Dropping off and Picking up your Students:

  • Car Drop off/Pick up: For safety reasons, please observe these expectations. Thank you!
    o ONLY drop off/pick up your student in the middle lane. You are always welcome to use the Community Center parking lot.
    o NEVER use the Bus Lane to drop off or pick up.

Parent Links:

DDSD Master Calendar

ParentVue Log in and set up information:

Family Technology Support

If you do not have access to ParentVue or StudentVue, please contact Floyd Light’s Main Office Angela Espinoza, angela_espinoza@ddsd40.org  or 503-256-6511.

David Douglas School District

Food Resources

Nutrition Services

Our Counseling page has a list of available community resources

IT SUPPORT:

Families can request support from our Family Help Desk (Phone: 503.261.8391 e-Mail: family_help_desk@ddsd40.org) but in all actuality there is very little that the DDSD team can do to support weak/slow/spotty Wi-Fi in the home.  Our recommendation is to call your internet provider and ask for assistance.


  • Attendance Calls: Automatic Attendance Calls have started. You can always check your student’s attendance through ParentVue and are welcome to call the office for more information (503-256-6511). We always know that there are many good reasons for not being able to connect. If possible, please have your student keep up on the work in Google Classroom.

  • Contact Information: If your address or phone number has changed, please contact the office, so we can change the info in our system.

  • Food Pantry: Floyd Light’s Food Pantry is every Monday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Please drive through our Bus Lane and a box/bag will be available.

ParentVue vs Google Classroom:

PLEASE use ParentVue when reviewing your student’s assignment completion, grades, and attendance. Google Classroom is GREAT for delivering instruction but is NOT accurate for student progress. If you do not have access to ParentVue, please contact our office at 503-256-6511, and they will get you connected.


Immunizations and flu shots at Student Health Centers:

Three Multnomah County Student Health Centers are open and providing immunizations (and flu shots). These shots are especially important this fall. Because of COVID-19 we want to prevent as many other illnesses as possible. If your student is missing immunizations, now is the time to catch up. Exclusion day is coming soon! Even during distance learning your student may be excluded if they are not caught up on immunizations.

Any Multnomah County K-12 youth can receive these services at any of our three open centers, and there are no out of pocket costs. We take all types of insurance and will serve you if you’re uninsured. Visit our website for more information.

Call for an appointment

David Douglas 503-988-3554 1034 SE 130th Ave.

Parkrose 503-988-3392 12003 NE Shaver St.

Roosevelt 503-988-3909 6941 N Central St.


Have a question about your student’s grade:

  1.  Contact teacher, via phone, email (firstname_lastname@ddsd40.org) or parentvue. If you don’t have access to parentvue, please contact our school secretary: Angela Espinoza, angela_espinoza@ddsd40.org  or 503-256-6511. 
  2. Schedule a meeting with teacher
  3. Attend conferences

Please keep in mind teachers work hours are from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Teachers will not be available during class time.  All Teachers have Office Hours from 8:00am-8:30am and 3:00pm-3:30 Monday – Thursday and 8:00am to 8:30am on Fridays.


Student Photos:

Until we can get back to school and get student photos, we want to get your student’s photo! Having our student’s photos really helps our educators make every more connections. to have our teachers know your student. Here is the procedure:

  • Use your Smart Phone to take a photo to look more-or-less like a “school picture” (i.e., headshot). Photos should be emailed to: studentphoto@ddsd40.org
  • Please be sure to include enough student information so we can be sure to identify them correctly. Good things to include with the email would be:
    • Name
    • Birthdate
    • Student ID
    • School

MCL Help with logging into your account:

Do you need help with your Library Connect number and password? Drop in to our Library Connect Office Hours on Zoom! Multnomah County Library staff will be available to reset passwords and answer questions about Library Connect. Students, be ready with your student ID number and we can help with the rest!

Wednesday mornings don’t work for you? Contact us at libraryconnect@multco.us to see how else we can help. You can call us at 503-988-5123, or chat us between 9am and 5pm to get help with passwords, or anything else. https://multcolib.org/contact


Homework Help:

The Multnomah Public Library has free live homework help after school, just sign in and get help. Also available in Spanish. 

Did you know that all libraries offer free wireless printing? You can send items to the library’s printers from almost any device or location with an internet connection, and we’ll hold your prints for up to 5 hours. No appointment needed. No page limits. multcolib.org/mobile-printing

Khan Academy is a FREE website that you can use to get help on a variety of subjects from first grade through HS!

FLMS Mask Policy

Dear Floyd Light Family,

We are looking forward to having students back in our school very soon!  The health and safety of our families, students and staff remain our highest priority.  


David Douglas School District has been working closely with our Local Public Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to ensure all schools meet the required health and safety guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Additionally, our school is working to best prepare for the unique needs of our student population.  This includes students who may experience a disability or have increased health needs that require individual protocols for safety.  

Face coverings are required to be worn in all school settings by staff and students.  However, some students who have certain health conditions or a disability may not be able to wear a mask throughout their day. 

Every child experiencing disability must be provided a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Children who experience a disability are afforded additional protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Some students cannot wear a face covering or face shield due to medical or other needs related to their disability.
  • These students must be provided appropriate accommodations to allow them to participate in their education to the fullest extent.

If you see a student who is not wearing a face covering at school, please know that we are working to maintain physical distancing and implement universal precautions for safety as outlined by our Local Public Health Authority.   We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure safety for everyone.  If you have additional questions, please contact me.  

Mr. Pease, Principal

Floyd Light Middle School

doug_pease@ddsd40.org

503-256-6511


Poster: Reading Matters; a student who reads is more likely to score higher on standardized tests.

Middle School Title I Compliance Components and Supports:

Title I Compliance ComponentSupports
Notification of Title I schoolUpdated Title I Middle School District letter shared with all families by the district through SchoolMessenger and posted on the District website-Occurred Jan. 7th. For your reference, the letter can be found in the Title I Compliance 2020-2021 Compliance Documents google folder.
Annual Title I MeetingA general video that meets the guidelines for the annual meeting has been created and translated into the top 5 languages. This should be posted to the school website and communication shared with families to fill out the survey and view the PowerPoint video. This survey will track attendance by tracking the survey views. See MS video in English as a point of reference. https://youtu.be/b7t6BJZ4Gxc Directions: Post this link to share the Title I Annual meeting information video and survey. The survey will track your school’s attendance. Title I Information Videos
Parent Involvement Policy and Parent/Teacher/Student CompactAdapt documents to reflect CDL contextBring to staff to provide input, with both a teacher lens and the lens of parent feedback that was received during conferencesCould use YouthTruth Survey data as part of the updateBring the revised documents to SITE council to gain final revisions and approvalTranslate and disseminate in multiple ways and provide stakeholders with means to reach out with questions and feedback afterward.Dissemination could include posting to the school website, email to parents, robocall about accessing the documents, etc.
Family Engagement ActivitiesTitle I Family Engagement Budget has been communicated. Funds can be used for incentives for attendance, engagement, etc. The cost of incentives must be “reasonable” and can not be more than $20 per student. Gift Cards cannot be purchased. Materials to support student learning at home including whiteboards, headsets, etc can be purchased with Title I Family Engagement funds. Please contact Elise Hall if you have any questions. Complete 2020-21 Parent Involvement Calendar for activities and plan.