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COVID Vaccines available for Families

Dear all,

The city and county are working very hard to make the vaccine available to as many people as possible, and we still need to get the word out about our clinics. There may be community members who think that they can’t access the vaccine because they don’t have an ID or health insurance. This is not the case. The following clinics prioritize BIPOC community members and don’t require ID.

The drive-thru clinics are located at the closed Kmart Parking Lot at 4500 NE 122nd Ave. No ID is required.

Interested folx can get an appointment at the following sign-up links:

5/14 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/nvxcdjsvkjsbkcas

5/15 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hfdoashfudashfkjdashfkj

5/21 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dhsbhfjdasbhjbhfj

5/22 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/nckakshfiallkshj

5/28 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ghdkjsaghkljas

Vacunas COVID disponibles para las Familias

La ciudad y el condado están trabajando arduamente para que la vacuna esté disponible para la mayor cantidad de personas posible. Las vacunas son gratis. No se les pedirá a las familias ningún tipo de identificación, seguro médico o comprobante de estatus migratorio. 
Las clínicas del drive-thru están ubicadas en el estacionamiento de Kmart en 4500 NE 122nd Ave. No se requiere identificación.
Las personas interesadas pueden obtener una cita en los siguientes lugares de registro:

5/14 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/nvxcdjsvkjsbkcas

5/15 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hfdoashfudashfkjdashfkj

5/21 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dhsbhfjdasbhjbhfj

5/22 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/nckakshfiallkshj

5/28 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ghdkjsaghkljas


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

Hybrid Calendar

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.

Family Cafe: Together Strong

Happy Monday Everyone!

We would like to invite you and your family to join us for our Family Cafe: Together Strong, a virtual meeting place where we can collaborate and learn from one another with the goal of making a difference in our David Douglas community.

  • Topic: Resource Fair with Our Community Partners 
  • What:  Special event to learn together and share ideas to support our children’s educational success.
  • How:  Monthly learning opportunities via Zoom
    • 5 minutes of welcome and introductions
    • 40 minutes of sharing from our community partners–
      • Multnomah County Student Health Centers
      • Multnomah County Library Services
      • Metropolitan Family Services
      • Zenger Farm
      • And many more!
  • When:  Thursday, May 6, 6:00-6:45 pm
  • Where:  In order to join by video, click here.

We look forward to this opportunity to meet you and your family as well as to learn alongside you. If you have any questions, please contact Corrine Williams at (503) 256-6500 extension 1730 or Aide Valerio-Juarez at 503-261-8249. Leave a message with your full name and phone number.


Your DDSD Family Cafe Team–Aide Valerio-Juarez, Amy Boothby, Corrine Williams, Elise Hall

Helpful Questions and Answers:

  • What to expect when you return (students): Bring backpack, computer, charger, school supplies, water, snack. Following safety protocols. FUN!
  • What to expect for parents: Bring backpack, computer, charger, school supplies, water, snack. Following safety protocols. FUN!
  • Foot traffic: All halls are two way, six feet apart. Teachers will direct where students will go.
  • Bathroom information: Two at a time during the middle of class time (unless an emergency, then an adult escort). Not during passing or the first/last 10 minutes of class. (see map below)
  • Mask Guidelines: Masks at all times in the building. Maintain 6 feet as much as possible. Wash hands when you get the chance. Use Sanitation stations when necessary. (see policies below)
  • Safety Information: See above. (and Matrix below)
  • Meal/snack/water information: Snack/water time to be discussed by teachers. All students will get a snack/water time outside. Masks must be worn inside.
  • What to bring to school for the day: Bring backpack, computer, charger, school supplies, water, snack. Following safety protocols. FUN!
  • Bus Information: In StudentVUE and ParentVUE, this is at the bottom of the page on the Student Info tab.   This information is a reflection of what is in Synergy on the Student screen, Other Info tab, in the Transportation section. Here is the Transportation number: 503-265-6526. (see below)

Return to school Entrances:

Student Restroom use during in person learning:

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



Return to School Matrix:

See the attached document that will help you decide whether to send your student to school on a day-to-day basis when we return to school. It is simply a guide to keep everyone safe. More guidance to come. FYI: please be prepared to pick your student up rapidly if there is a sickness. Thank you!

Cantonese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPfqzvj5xRY English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjxnCC1kohc Russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUfSDwNHOyo
Somali https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xhsYAo-1J4  Spanish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNXSsQWg1c&t=3s Vietnamese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqEMI5W8Ljg


FLMS Hybrid Calendar updated 4/30/21

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

From the Library:

The Floyd Light Virtual Library is OPEN!

Visit the FLMS Virtual Library to put books on hold to pick up! You will find all the information you need on how to check out books from the Library as well as other resources to help you through distance learning. You can also drop any David Douglas School District Library book for any of our schools at any David Douglas school during operational hours.

To access your Library account, simply log in with your student email then username (6digit ID) and password (8 digit DOB).

Free online digital and audio Library through SORA:



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!

Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) performed at our 2019 DD Native Cultural Night at Fir Ridge. Karen is a forever teacher, served as an Indian Education Program Coordinator and currently shares and hosts Native Story Hour once a month via Multnomah County Library the 3rd Wednesday of the month May 19 – June 16 – mark your calendars!
Target Audience: Everyone! most of the time, the virtual audience is PK to grade 3 students and families however, Karen is receiving a lot of positive feedback from adults too 🙂

Dear Floyd Light Families,

One of our current students, Hassanatu (Sofie) Turay, has not been seen for over two weeks.  Last night, on the evening news, KATU ran a short story with the following phone number. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Portland Police Department at 503-823-0400. 

Please note, our school counselors are available for student support. If your student would like to speak with their counselor, please have them reach out via email or phone and they will schedule a time to meet (see below). 

We are looking forward to Sofie’s safe return to her family.

Thank you,

Mr. Pease, Principal, Floyd Light Middle School 

Samantha Charles (A-L) Samantha_Charles@ddsd40.org (503) 592-0786

Sean Betker(M-Z) Sean_Betker@ddsd40.org  (503)401-3178

  • 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.


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.

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

Meal Pick up:

Food Resources

Nutrition Services

Community Resources:

Our Counseling page has a list of available resources

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.