Greetings Ockley Green Families,
Please be advised that students will be receiving their initial second semester schedules on 1/23/19. Most students will see very few changes and most changes that do occur will be shifts to elective classes. These changes are most often created by our master scheduling software as it works to honor students’ preferences with regard to the variety of diverse elective opportunities our school offers. In some instances, students’ schedules might also change to meet requirements for their enrollment in health and/or movement classes. Some scheduling adjustments have additionally been made based on new opportunities for reading support classes. Similarly, our math offerings have also been improved in order to lower class sizes and provide greater opportunities for math support.
As has been done previously, schedule change request forms will be available shortly after the start of the semester. Due to limitations with our district’s Synergy scheduling software we are unable to process schedule change request forms until after the semester starts. An announcement will be be made in students’ advisory classes as soon as the forms are able to be provided. Schedule change request forms will be placed outside of the Student Support Team office (room 228). These forms will be processed as quickly as possible by our school counseling staff (Jillian Stone and Brian Meyer). We will work to honor all change requests as best as possible.
For those using StudentVue or ParentVue, please be advised that due to certain technical limitations with our district’s Synergy scheduling software, students viewing their second semester schedules through those portals may see some duplicate courses, unexpected additional periods, or similar errors. Our PPS IT team has been made aware of these issues and we are working with them to resolve them. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Ockley Green Admin Team
Dear PPS Families,
On Friday, Sept. 20, we expect a large number of PPS students to join other young people around the world to participate in a Global Climate Strike. Students are planning to walk out of class and march to Portland City Hall around 10:30 a.m., and then march to a Climate Justice Festival at OMSI in Southeast Portland around noon for a climate education festival, with events scheduled to end around 5 p.m.
September is Suicide Prevention Month nationally, and the issue has particular relevance in Oregon. In statewide statistics gathered by the Oregon Health Authority, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Oregon residents ages 15-24. Amy Ruona, the Mental Health/Wellness Supports and Systems Senior Manager for Portland Public Schools, and Mila Rodriguez-Adair, Licensed School Social Worker, offered some insights and resources:
5:00 AM - 7:00 PM Site Council
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Culture Commitee Mtg
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM SUN School Fall Term Begins
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Family Leadership Team Mtg
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PTA Meeting