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RETURN TO IN-PERSON SURVEY
Hello Floyd Light Families,
Per the Governor’s recent order, we will be reopening our school to in-person instruction the week of April 19th. Our students will have the option of remaining in Comprehensive Distance Learning or participating in an In-Person Hybrid Model in which they come into our school two days per week.
More information about those options can be read in the survey form linked below. Please open the link, read the information, and choose your preferred option. This survey will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.
Doug 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
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: Emotional Well-being in A Pandemic
What: Special event to learn together and share ideas to support our children’s educational success.
How: Monthly learning opportunities via Zoom
- 40 minutes of conversation with “Circle Mama,” Denise Holliday, and fun tools to build and sustain meaningful family connections
- 5 minutes wrap up and supply giveaway
- National Educators for Restorative Practices (NEDRP) Connection Toolkit
When: Thursday, April 1st, 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.
Los invitamos a nuestra próxima reunión virtual de Grupos de Padres, Café Familiar: Juntos y Fuertes.
Tema de Enfoque: Información sobre el modelo híbridoy estrategias para apoyar el aprendizaje en casa.
Por qué: Queremos crear un espacio seguro para platicar con confianza y aprender del uno al otro y de esta manera obtener herramientas para que nuestros niños tengan éxito.
Cómo: Reunión Virtual a través de Google Meets
Cuándo: Miércoles, 31 de Marzo de 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Dónde: Para unirse por video, haga clic en este enlace
Para unirse por teléfono, marque: +1 302-466-5671 y escriba el número de PIN: 312085201”#”⇐(es importante marcar en el teclado el signo de número después del número de PIN)
Si tiene más preguntas, comuníquese con Aide Juarez Valerio (503) 261-8249
Food Resources – Free breakfast, lunch and dinner distributed every weekday to every child 18 and under; and free food pantries for families at 8 locations.
Technology Support – See tutorials on operating your devices, or get assistance from our help desk if you are experiencing issues.
Child Care – Resources to assist you in finding available child care in our area.
Learning Resources – See a collection of supplemental learning resources to give your student additional opportunities.
And More, including housing, financial and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, Multnomah County provides its own resource page for supporting your student learner during Comprehensive Distance Learning.
News 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 the bus stop where you go for meal pick up. You can also bring them to any David Douglas school during meal pick up.
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, April 7 8:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, April 14 8:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, April 21 8:30-10:30 am
Wednesday mornings don’t work for you? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
News From Multnomah County Library:
Hello! I’m Jackie Partch, lead worker of the Multnomah County Library School Corps, a team of librarians from the Multnomah County Library who work in collaboration with Multnomah County K-12 schools, both public and private.
We’ve recently adapted our services to support distance learning. Our librarians are able to
- Create lists of ebooks or websites
- Visit classes online to demonstrate how to download ebooks and audiobooks from Multnomah County Library, including books for kids and teens that are always available. (We can also show these at school staff meetings.)
- Present our program about censorship and the freedom to read, Feasting on Forbidden Fruit, online for grades 5-12 (Banned Books week is Sept. 27-Oct. 3)
- Demonstrate how to search the library’s databases for students
Don’t miss these other resources:
- Our quarterly newsletter, which shares information about events like author visits and book giveaways. Sign up now.
- Novel-Ties videos: short video booktalks on captivating novels for grades 4-8
- Videos on how to use Overdrive and Libby to download ebooks and audiobooks from the library.
How to use “Overdrive” https://youtu.be/2REIXwDUajQ
How to use “Libby” on your phone: https://youtu.be/YJ0nkv3UySA
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.
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.
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.
FLMS BELL SCHEDULE
Middle School Title I Compliance Components and Supports
|Title I Compliance Component||Supports|
|Notification of Title I School||Updated 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 Meeting||A 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 Compact||Adapt 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 Activities||Title 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.|