On April 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered that all in-person classes are canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
PPS will continue to teach with our home-based distance learning program, PPS-HD. More information and updates
Bridger’s Vision is for our community to: continue as lifelong learners, contribute to our global society, make informed life decisions, and advocate for ourselves and others.
District Administration: K-12 climate literacy curriculum created [districtadministration.com]
Oregonian/ Oregon Live Portland Public Schools announces $250,000 boost for its climate curriculum [oregonlive.com]
This year’s leadership of the Bridger Equity Committee would like to invite you to participate in our first community meeting. We are hoping that Bridger community members will attend who are interested in making a commitment to come to monthly meetings and be involved in projects and events regularly this year. The meeting will be in the Bridger Library on October 2nd from 6:00 - 7:30pm Childcare and food will be provided. Spanish translation is available.
Portland Public Schools has made a commitment to racial equity and social justice stating, "We believe in the fundamental right to human dignity and that generating an equitable world requires an educational system that intentionally disrupts - and builds leaders to disrupt - systems of oppression." Community members interested in joining in on this work should come with an understanding that inequities exist and desire to improve the educational system for all children.
We have identified three areas of interest to address this year:
1. Supporting Students Who Are Falling Behind
2. Supporting Immigrants
3. Supporting LGBTQ Children and Families
If you have questions feel free to reach out to Kit Murray (first grade parent) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear PPS Family,
In response to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis in our state, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school campus doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We all miss seeing our students in school buildings, but the health and safety of our students, educators, staff and the broader community, remains the highest priority.
The District is offering a second round of Chromebook device pickup. Even if you did not already fill out a device
loan survey, you may still pick up a device. We will begin distribution to high school students on Wednesday, April 8 and then to all students on Thursday, April 9. Please visit www.pps.net/devices for more times and locations.
Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,
We know this is a time of transition as we move from school buildings to home-based distance learning for the duration of this closure. In order to continue to work in similar ways with our students as we did in our buildings, principals, teachers and counselors will need to be able to communicate with you and your students while maintaining safety and privacy for all. Because of this situation, we are partnering with Remind to provide a simple platform for all of us to engage together.
The disruption to daily life during the coronavirus crisis has hit all corners of society. For students, it has meant not being able to attend school. Staff in the PPS Student Success and Health department have gathered tips to help you help your student cope:
6:00 PM District Board Meeting (virtual)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Field Study
9:45 AM - 1:00 PM 3rd Grade Field Study- Mrs. Rabe
3:25 PM - 4:55 PM SITE Council
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Family Equity Meeting