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No School Days: Friday, January 27, February 17 & 20th. There will be no school for students.


SUN Student Registration Packet Winter 2023


STATE TESTING:

Oregon is a member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21), a group of states committed to supporting educators, school administrators, and communities as they adopt and implement the new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and college- and career-ready standards.

The ELPA measures and reports on students’ English language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension. Delivered online, ELPA is designed to be interactive and includes questions that reflect real-world scenarios. Its main purpose is to qualify students for appropriate language services and help guide schools to best support student needs.

On February 6th we will start ELPA testing. The following is a state mandated posting, please review at your convenience:


Hello,
The Multnomah County Library has free WiFi Hotspots for students who need them.My name is Alonso Melendez and I work at the Multnomah County Library. I’m writing to you today to share the library’s free Tech Lending Program: WiFi hotspots are available now, without fees or bills, even if lost, stolen or broken. 
Reserve a student WiFi hotspot
The hotspots provide an unlimited internet plan that is unthrottled and can provide internet connectivity for several devices simultaneously. Students will be able to do their homework, and stream music or video without worrying that they will run out of data.We currently have approximately 400 hotspots designated for students ready to borrow. With a Multnomah County Library card, eligible students can borrow a hotspot for the rest of the school year, due back on June 30, 2023. Students must be low income, attending school in Multnomah County Residents, and have a library account in good standing, i.e. no bills over $50, or library exclusions.

You can request hotspots from the Tech Lending Program for students using this referral form, or you can provide students or their family/guardians my contact information: 
Alonso Melendez 
(503) 351-6219
alonsom@multcolib.org 
and I will respond quickly to connect the student and their family with a hotspot.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Sports:

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling Registration:
* Season starts Jan. 17th and ends March 10th
* Registration deadline is Jan. 30th.
* All participants must a physical on file in order to participate.

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Track & Field Registration:
* Registration will begin in January.
* The season goes from April-May

2023 Falls Sports Registrations will be open in May!
* Fall Sports include
        * 3rd through 6th grade VOLLEYBALL
        * 7th * 8th grade VOLLEYBALL
        * 3rd & 4th grade FLAG FOOTBALL
        * 5th & 6th ROOKIE TACKLE FOOTBALL
        * 7th & 8th grade TACKLE FOOTBALL

Click here to go to the Community Sports Website
* Registrations are located when you click on the sport tab on the right side of the page.

Click here to the  Student Health Center
* A great resource to get your sports physicals.
* All 6th, 7th & 8th graders need a physical that is dated within the last two years.
* All contact sports such as wrestling and tackle football need a physical dated within the last two years no matter the age.  (For example a 3rd grader wrestling needs a physical, but a 3rd grader playing basketball does not need a physical)

Contacts:
Community Sports Director/Asst Athletic Director Staci Heath (staci_heath@ddsd40.org)
3rd-6th Boys Basketball Coordinator: Tyler Maes (tyler_maes@ddsd40.org)
3rd-6th Girls Basketball Coordinator: Kristinya Birch (kristinya_birch@ddsd40.org)
7th & 8th grade Boys & Girls Basketball Coordinator: Tanner Adrian (tanner_adrian@ddsd40.org)
6th, 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling Coordinator: Tim Bailey (tim_bailey@ddsd40.org)
3rd-8th Grade MAT Wrestling: Tim Anderson (tim.nuskin@gmail.com)


Please note these School Rules and Review them with your Student:

  • Gum is not allowed at Floyd Light. SOME reasons 
    • We have tried to allow gum in the past but ended up having messes in water fountains, on floors, and on desks.
  • Cell Phones need to be turned off and put away from 8:20 to 3:00. In an emergency, students are allowed to come to the office to use their phone. SOME reasons
    • Distraction in classes
    • Often used to encourage violence so can be filmed
    • Often used to text other students during class time, so they are distracted
  • Selling Items are not Allowed. SOME reasons
    • Huge distraction
    • Causes students to not go directly to class
  • ‘One Chip Challenge’ is not allowed. SOME reasons
    • Students get sick
    • Students get sick and miss their education

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. 


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. 


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

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.


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)

Students and Books (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


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.