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.
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.
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: