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.
ORTIZ DANCE ENSEMBLE VIRTUAL AUDITIONS NOW OPEN!
All incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in auditioning for the 2020-21 Ortiz Dance Ensemble are welcome to submit an application packet and audition video. Audition information and access to audition packet is available here. Auditions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9th.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAY GOODBYE TO OUR 8TH GRADE CLASS OF 2020 WITH A PARADE!
Teachers and staff lined up to wave goodbye to our 8th graders and help them transition to high school with a "reverse" parade on Friday, May 22nd from 12:30 - 1:30. Banners and balloons greeted students, parents and family members as they drove through the parking lot in parade formation to say goodbye to middle school. Enjoy the video!
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.
REMOTE LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR STUDENTS
We are using MS Teams to connect with our students and hold daily online meetings. The primary purpose of these meetings is to communicate with students, such as:
Click HERE for directions on accessing MS Teams on your phone or computer.
Click HERE for information about obtaining internet for low or no cost.
Click HERE to access individual teacher links and class schedules.
Click HERE to access list of daily class times.
During the Teams meetings, teachers will specify with students how they will access lesson assignments and turn in their work. Teachers are using a variety of platforms. Some of the platforms include MS Teams, Google Classroom, Remind, padlet, and nearpod. Teachers will guide students in using these platforms during their daily meetings on MS Teams and will ensure students are able to turn in their assignments.
Click HERE to see a list of platforms teachers are using.
HISD @H.O.M.E TV
Launching this week to support distance learning is HISD @ H.O.M.E. TV, which will provide educational programming that includes lessons from teachers and teacher development specialists in several subject areas, including math, science, reading and writing, social studies, and fine arts. Segments will be in English and Spanish and will broadcast on HISD-TV (Comcast Channel 18 and Uverse Channel 99), as well as online via HoustonISD.org/LiveTV. Click HERE for a full schedule of lessons for this week.
To ensure we meet the needs of all our students, please fill out the HISD@H.O.M.E. Survey: