Thank you for your interest in Ortiz Middle School, and welcome to our website. Whether you are a member of our school community or exploring the Ortiz Middle School website for the first time, we hope you find it informative, enjoyable, and easy to navigate. We hope our website conveys the essence of the wonderful learning environment fostered by our dedicated teachers and talented students. Together they make Ortiz the unique place we believe it to be.
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FEBRUARY 26TH DEADLINE - OPPORTUNITY FOR SIX MONTHS OF FREE INTERNET FOR ALL FAMILIES
Thanks to the CARES Act, Harris County Project 10 Million, and a partnership with Comcast, we are thrilled to offer you a six-month sponsorship for Internet Essentials. This sponsorship will give you and your family access to internet at home at no cost to you through the remainder of the school year, with the opportunity to continue receiving service for a low monthly fee once the sponsorship ends.
Gracias a la Ley CARES, el proyecto Project 10 Million del Condado de Harris y una asociación con Comcast, estamos encantados de ofrecerle un patrocinio de seis meses para Internet Essentials. Este patrocinio le dará a usted y su familia acceso a Internet en casa sin costo para usted durante el resto del año escolar, con la oportunidad de continuar recibiendo el servicio por una tarifa mensual baja una vez que finalice el patrocinio.
HOUSTON FOOD BANK SCHOOL MARKET AT ORTIZ THIS WEEK TO HELP SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
In collaboration with the Houston Food Bank School Market, Ortiz MS will be distributing fresh produce and pantry items this Thursday, February 25th and Saturday, February 27th for all community members (while supplies last). Click English or Spanish for more information and to register for the event. Please contact Ms. Tavera, our Wraparound Services Coordinator, at 713-845-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or have questions.
STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS FOR 2021-22 NOW AVAILABLE!
It's never too early to plan ahead! We are currently taking course requests from all 6th and 7th graders for the 2021-22 school year. Students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of performing and visual arts, as well as technology, physical education, and language acquisition. To make your selections, follow these steps:
Selections can be made until February 2021. Students can make changes until then by resubmitting the form in step #2 above. Reach out to your grade level administrator if you have questions or need assistance.
HISD @H.O.M.E TV
We are continuing to air HISD @ H.O.M.E. TV lessons through partnerships with Univision/Unimas67 and KHOU/KTBU 55.
Along with our current distance learning platform, HISD @ H.O.M.E. TV continues to provide instructional videos from 9-11:30 A.M., 1-3:30 P.M., and 5-7:30 P.M., Monday-Friday. Segments in English and Spanish are broadcast on HISD-TV – Comcast Ch. 18 and Ch. 99 U-verse, as well as online via HoustonISD.org/LiveTV.
Current and previous lessons can also be accessed online at blogs.HoustonISD.org/HISDTV/ and YouTube.com/theHISD. The HISD @ H.O.M.E. TV schedule can be accessed online at HoustonISD.org/HomeTV.
WE'RE TRYING TO REACH YOU!
Teachers and staff have attempted to reach all Ortiz students to ensure our families are safe and that students have the technology needed to access our distant learning classes. If you have not yet been contacted, please update your contact information HERE so that we can correct any misinformation we may have in our records. You can also call the Ortiz main phone number at 713-845-5650 and leave us a voice message.
PARENT CODES FOR NEW HISD CONNECT
HISD Connect by PowerSchool includes student contact, enrollment, and demographic information, as well as grades and online resources.
Parents will be given a unique code, or access ID, for each of their students and will be able to use those codes to set up an account to access their students' profiles through the new parent portal.
Parents have three options to obtain their code: