FLMS PARENTS

One Chip Challenge

Hello Floyd Light Community, 

The One Chip Challenge has been seen in our school. We are seeing multiple students going to the health room with stomach pain or painful burning mouths. More information can be found on the website. Floyd Light will confiscate the chips if they are found on campus. As a reminder, students are not allowed to share food/drinks on campus. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Pease or Ms. Nguyen.

Thank you for your support. 


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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

Chromebooks: Right now, we are making sure all students have access to Chromebooks while they are in school. Replacement Chromebooks and power cords are on the way, so each student can have their own Chromebook. This may take three to four weeks. In the meantime, if you have a school Chromebook or school power cord, please send it to Floyd Light’s front office with your student. Thank you!

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.

Parent Club: We are currently reinstating our Floyd Light Parent Club. Please contact Mr. Pease if you are able to support the students and staff at Floyd Light. We will meet monthly. More information to come.


High School Athletic Event Reminders

Hello Floyd Light Families,

A reminder for high school athletic events:
Middle school and elementary grade students must be accompanied (and supervised) by their parent(s)/guardian(s) to gain entry to all home athletic events. If students show up to or are dropped off at any games they will not be allowed to enter the event and parents will be called to pick them up. Students should also always have their student ID with them (will be given during picture day).

There are no backpacks, skateboards, bikes, or outside food and drinks admitted as well with any students.

We appreciate your support in accompanying your student(s) at high school athletic events!

Thank you, 
Mr. Pease


For the Library

Library Expectations for students

Keep food, drinks and gum outside the library. 

Enter & leave the library with voice volume 0 and hands to self.

Speak in a voice volume 0 or 1

Follow directions the first time 

Take care of our books the best you can 

Be respectful of your words and actions towards yourself and others. 

Phones off and away.

Library Hours 

The library is open to students (8:45 am – 2:00)

Library visits (class time) are ~ 30 minutes long. If you need more time or want to collaborate ahead of your class visit, shoot me an email and I will do my best to make it happen. 

Students and Books

-starts 3 week of school (SORA is available!!)

  • Students can check out 3 books for up to 21 days.
  • Overdue books count as 1 of the 3 books students can check out. 
  • An “overdue” book becomes a fine after 90 days.
  • Fines are paid to Angie and Angie alone.

When can students check out books? 

Class visits – usually with ELA and/or ELD class

Teacher approved class time – need a pass from their teacher  (please review section below)

Recess – see Mrs. Rabin before school or in between advisory and period 1 / 5 for pass. 

When can students return books?

Before school, on the way to advisory or period 1 / 5. 

between class periods

Teacher approved class time – need a pass from their teacher (please review section below)

Student resources available

Destiny Discover

SORA!


Instructional Assistant Position:

If you are interested in an I/A job here at Floyd Light, please see a great opportunity at the following site. It is above minimum wage and includes full benefits (medical, dental, vision). It does say that it is closed, but it is open for the next month. Thank you!: https://daviddouglas.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=9047


Our Fall sports registrations are open!

We will have Football and Volleyball for grades 3-8.

  • There are no fees for the season.

  • Football grades 5-8 need a physical on file with the district to participate, in addition to being registered.

  • 7th and 8th grade volleyball is a tryout sport and grades 6-8 need a physical on file with the district in addition to being registered.

  • We do need volunteers to coach for both sports. Please encourage parents to sign up.

    Suzie will follow up with an email with more information like start dates and times as we get closer to the season. Thanks for supporting our kids!!!

    Here is the link to the Community Sports page and they can choose their preferred sport from there.


Parent Links:

FLMS Middle School Calendar

ParentVue Log in and set up information

Bus Information

David Douglas School District

Food Resources

Nutrition Services

School Supply List

Our Counseling page has a list of available community resources


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.


Opting Out of Oregon Summative Assessments

House Bill 2655 allows parents to opt-out of Smarted Balanced in English Language Arts and/or Math for any reason using a state developed Opt-Out Form. This rule for opt-out of state testing must be completed annually.

OAR 581-022-1910 allows parents/guardians to request that the district excuse their student from OAKS Science, ELPA21, Kindergarten Assessment, and Extended Assessments based on either a disability or a religious belief.

ELA/Math Opt-Out Official Form:

English | SpanishVietnamese | Chinese | Russian | Somali

OAKS Science/ELPA21 Opt-Opt Official Form:

English | Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Russian | Somali

Annual Notification Parent Letter :

English | Spanish | Vietnamese  | ChineseRussian | Somali

30-Day ELA/Math Opt-Out Notice (grades 3-8 & 11)

English | Spanish |  Vietnamese | Chinese | Russian | Somali


Cell Phone Use at FLMS:


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.


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.