Ron Russell Middle School
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Our School

October 27th, 2020

Shine Wherever!

Dear Ron Russell Families,

November is right around the corner.  The November school calendar is always tricky. Here are some upcoming events as you plan your November:

  • November 1:  Daylight Savings Time Ends, “Fall” back
  • November 5:  African American Parent Night, Information below. 
  • November 11:  No School, Veterans Day
  • November 12-13:  No School, Staff Work Day/Grading
  • November 24-25:  No School, Parent Conference, Details to come
  • November 26-27:  No School, Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Mobile Library: Be sure to take advantage of the RRMS Mobile Library.  Every Wednesday from Noon-1:00pm and 2:30-4:30pm, students can check out library books at the front of the school. You can put a book on hold at or just pick one up curbside.  Questions, email  

African American Parent Affinity Group:  African American parents are invited to participate in our RRMS affinity group on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30pm.  We will be discussing how issues of racial injustice affect our students and ways the school can help.  The link to this meeting will be emailed directly to families.  

Counseling Corner:

  • We are excited to start virtual small groups for students- the topic will be stress management and how to stay positive with everything going on.  If you would like your child to participate please fill out the form below: Small Group Sign Up
  • This week for Social Emotional Learning our students will be talking about what barriers can get in the way of goals and how to deal with them.  They will problem solve with their advisory group about how to break through when it gets hard.  
  • The Family Dare for this week involves a small act of kindness 

David Douglas School District Family Information Sessions:

The David Douglas School District ESL & Equity Team wants to invite our Latinx and African Somali Parents to our first virtual meeting to discuss topics about academics and supporting students and families during Comprehensive Distance Learning. 

African Somali Parents

Wednesday, October 28th at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: Link

To join via phone call, dial +1 347-507-7791‬ and type PIN number: 196 084 872‬#  

If you have further questions, please contact our Somali Liaison, Maryan Abidyo at (503) 256-6500 extension #8224

Middle School Latino/Latinx Parents  

Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


To join via phone call, dial +1 402-744-0347‬ and type PIN number 854 514 958‬#

If you have further questions, please contact our Secondary Spanish Liaison, Patty Diaz at (503) 256-6500 extension #5135


Michael Contreras


Office Contacts

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


3955 SE 112th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97266

Fax: 503-761-7246

Google Map Directions


Michael Contreras

Vice Principals
Larry Tew –
Jennifer Buscher

School Improvement Coordinator
Angie Ortiz-McNeese –

Jenn Bolser –

Caitlin Ludlow –

Head Secretary
Jenny Foteff –

Counseling Secretary
Chelli Berry –

Attendance Secretary
Melanie Webster –