Ron Russell Middle School
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Our School

September 15th, 2020

Shine Wherever!

Dear Ron Russell Families, 

Things are changing fast. In fact, the beginning of synchronous sessions have been postponed to Monday, September 21.  The ever changing schedule can be frustrating, but the adjustments will always be on prioritizing student safety.  Please continue to review communication from our school and district.  The latest information can always be found at our website.

Wednesday, September 16

  • DDSD food distribution sites open
  • No synchronous class sessions
  • No Chromebook distribution
  • 7pm Virtual Back to School Night:  7th and 8th Grade students and families are invited to attend our virtual Back to School Night.  We will have an informational presentation followed by a question and answer session. 

Thursday, September 17

  • Chromebook Distribution continues, 9-11am and 1-4pm
  • No Synchronous sessions

Friday, September 18

  • Chromebook Distribution continues, 9-11am and 1-4pm
  • No Synchronous sessions

Monday, September 21

  • Synchronous sessions begin, Follow CDL Schedule 
    • Students with last name A-L will begin in Advisory at 8:30am
    • All students will report to Period 1 by 9:00am

Tuesday, September 22

  • First B day synchronous sessions
    • Students with last name M-Z will begin in Advisory at 8:30am
    • All students will report to Period 5 by 9:00am

Wednesday, September 23

  • Student Supplies distribution 3-6pm, Students with Last Name A-L: We will have supplies from specific classes as well as general school supplies at the front of the school 

Thursday, September 24

  • Student Supplies distribution 3-6pm, Students with Last Name M-Z: We will have supplies from specific classes as well as general school supplies at the front of the school

Friday, September 25

  • First day of Applied Learning:  All students meet in Advisory at 8:30am

Counselor Corner:  We look forward to connecting with you and your student(s). Even though school looks a lot different right now, we will continue to provide support which may include: 

  • Coordinating Social Emotional Learning.  This is a big priority for our school at this time. We will be using the Character Strong program (same as the other two middle schools and David Douglas High School). There will be weekly lessons in our advisory classes in addition to a family connection in the Family Newsletter
  • Weekly contact with students via google classroom/check-ins 
  • Connecting families with resources (this could be rent/utilities assistance, school supplies, clothing, outside counseling, etc.)
  • Meeting with students one-on-one or in small groups if needed or requested 
  • Case managing 504 plans 
  • Scheduling classes/new student enrollment

Since we are working in a virtual world, our contact with families and students will be mostly virtual as well.  Staying connected is so important, especially in our virtual world, so please reach out to us as questions or concerns arise throughout the year.

Ms. Ludlow (students with last names A-L) at caitlin_ludlow@ddsd40.org 

Ms. Bolser (students with last names M-Z) at jennbolser@ddsd40.org

Student Login Information:  Students will need to use their school email to access information.  Their username is their Student ID# (ex. 745612) and their password is the date of birth (ex. 08232008)  This will also log them into their chromebook. If you have questions or issues with your Chromebook please review the new Family/Student Tech Support Site .  This provides tech information in multiple languages.

Student Library Access: All DDSD students have an account at the Multnomah County Library.  Here is the slide show how to access those resources.  

Go Timberwolves!

Michael Contreras

Principal

Office Contacts

Summer Hours are Monday – Thursday, generally 8:00am-3:00pm. Call first to check.

503-256-6519

3955 SE 112th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97266

Fax: 503-761-7246

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Principals
Michael Contreras

Vice Principals
Larry Tew – larry_tew@ddsd40.org
Jennifer Buscher

School Improvement Coordinator
Angie Ortiz-McNeese – angie_ortiz-mcneese@ddsd40.org

Counselors
Jenn Bolser – jenn_bolser@ddsd40.org

Caitlin Ludlow – caitlin_ludlow@ddsd40.org

Head Secretary
Jenny Foteff – jenny_foteff@ddsd40.org

Counseling Secretary
Chelli Berry – chelli_berry@ddsd40.org

Attendance Secretary
Melanie Webster – melanie_webster@ddsd40.org