Welcome to the Portola Highly Gifted Magnet; to our incoming families and to our returning families. This HGM community is not just special, it’s utterly unique. We are the only public middle school in California and one of the only ones nationally, that works to provide an environment where HGM kids can find a home and thrive. Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to meet the needs of our kids, and our parent cohort does the same.
This is the weirdest back-to-school season. I know I myself am NOT buying the usual new backpacks, bulk organic snacks at Costco or shiny sneakers, as none of the normal routines seem to apply these days. It is what it is, and we as parents are all trying to make choices to protect not just the physical well-being of our kids but their mental health as well. If you’re reading this, you’re in good company. We are here for you and we hear you.
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in the upcoming weeks. Please note all the important dates in this newsletter and bear with us, as we work with our extraordinary teachers to transition to a robust distance learning model with related enrichment and extracurricular opportunities. SEPARATED but CONNECTED! Let’s do this!
My very best,
Bonnie Graves, MPA President 2020 / 2021