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FLMS Middle School Calendar

ParentVue Log in and set up information

Bus Information

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Food Resources

Nutrition Services

School Supply List

Our Counseling page has a list of available community resources


Health Assistant Update:
As we move into the cold and flu season, here are a few reminders about our health protocols. 

  •  If your student feels sick, please stay home.  
    • A five-day period of isolation for those infected with COVID-19 is no longer recommended.
    • Students should stay home until fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving, avoid contact with individuals at increased risk for severe disease, and consider masking for 10 days. 
    • See attached symptom-based exclusion chart. 
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, it is not required to report the test result to the school.
    • COVID-19 is no longer a reportable disease.
  • The use of masks will remain optional for students, staff, volunteers and visitors.

COVID Tests:
We received some donated Covid Tests. If you would like some, please call the office, and we will send some home with your student.


Cell Phones:

We kindly ask that our caregivers to NOT contact your student(s) on their cell phone during the school day. It is extremely disruptive and will likely result in the phone being taken away and locked up until the end of the day. If there is an emergency, please call the office (503-256-6511), and we will get the message to your student right away.

Gum:

A friendly reminder, any food or drink, including candy, must only be consumed in the cafeteria and classrooms (by teacher permission). Only water is allowed outside the cafeteria. Floyd Light is a completely gum free zone.


  • Breakfast/Lunch is free for all students at Floyd Light.
  • Backpacks are required.
    • Students will take their supplies from class to class in a backpack (we do not use lockers).

ParentVue: We encourage you to sign up for ParentVue (assignments, grades, and attendance are available). You can call the office (503-256-6511) to sign up. You will also be able to sign up during Back to School Night. You can access ParentVue by email or app.


Floyd Light Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Student drop off/pick up: At Floyd Light, please drop off/pick up in the MIDDLE LANE only (coming west/down). This is completely for safety reasons. Please do not use the BUS LANE. Another idea (one that I would use), is using the Community Center parking lot to drop off/pick up. This is much easier to leave without traffic congestion. 

Please review the attached photo for more information. 

Thank you!
Mr. Pease

This is a picture of the map of FLMS parking lot with directions for Parents for dropping off and picking up

Digital Media:

As students learn how to balance real life and digital life, it’s important for us to teach our kids how to use technology in a safe and responsible way. This digital world, which can bring young people incredible resources and learning opportunities, also opens up the very real parenting challenges of managing non-stop screen time, preventing cyberbullying, finding age-appropriate content, and more

Common Sense Media is an organization that provides essential resources for families to manage the impact of challenges like this. We’ve asked their editors to compile a list of their most popular articles and tip sheets to guide parents as they raise responsible and thoughtful digital citizens.


Grades: Please use your smart phone or your student’s Chromebook to check your child’s grades using ParentVue (or StudentVue). If you need the ParentVue information, please contact the Floyd Light office at 503-256-6511. You can also email me or call the office if you would like a current copy of grades and missing assignments.


Cell Phone Use at FLMS:


Title I Caregiver Involvement Policy

Title I Caregiver Involvement Policy

2023-2024

Floyd Light Middle School

As part of the Title I school requirement, each school district must publish, share and maintain its parent/caregiver involvement policies with caregivers of students that participate in local Title I programs.

A strong partnership between the school and home is essential if a quality educational program is to be provided to all students. The administration and faculty of Floyd Light Middle School believe that through home, school and community involvement, we can create a positive environment conducive for caregivers to be actively involved in their child’s education. The Building Site Council annually reviews the Title I policies. 

Notification:

Every child’s parents/caregivers will be notified at conferences that based on need and availability, their child is eligible for reading intervention at Floyd Light Middle School.  

  • Reading intervention is essential to provide every child with the opportunity for a student to achieve grade level standards..
  • Contact information for the Title I Reading teachers will be provided, who can address any questions or concerns.  

Criteria:

Inform the parents about student selection, student progress, and the overall program.

  • Explain the assessment procedure and each child’s performance and goals at fall conferences.
  • Share information about the child’s progress during regularly scheduled conferences.  Additional time may be scheduled as needed.

Home/School Connection:

Work with parents to promote learning in school and at home.

  • Falcon Family Club
  • Site Council
  • After school academic supports and enrichment activities (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods – SUN)
  • Annual Title I Caregiver Meeting 
  • Multicultural Celebrations (highlighted in our front foyer and on our bulletin boards)
  • Family Involvement events such as Dia de los Muertos & Multicultural Nights
  • Student of the Month recognition to build strong parent, student, school partnerships
  • Caregiver/Teacher/Student Conferences in the fall and spring
  • SUN Family Supports
    • Food Pantry 2nd & 4th Monday 4-5:30pm (starting in October)
    • Family Leadership Team – Parent led group
    • Energy and Rental Assistance
    • Hygiene Closet with personal care items and clothing
  • Falcon Library and Title I Book Giveaways 
  • Informational handouts and school supplies to support students and families

Or by contacting Andrea Dole Church, Title I Coordinator, at andrea_dolechurch@ddsd40.org or by calling 503-256-6511.

Concerns/Questions:

If a caregiver has a concern or question regarding Title 1 Involvement Policies, they may take the following steps:

  • Contact Andrea Dole Church using the above contact information.
  • If the problem is not resolved, the parent shares the concern with the building principal.
  • If the concern is not resolved, the parent shares the concern/question with the District Title I Coordinator, Elise Hall 503-252-2900

COVID-19 Minor Testing Consent Form

Consent form for students 15 and older

Consent form for parents and guardians of students under 15


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!


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