This document is the same as the district document located below and previously sent out except with more information specific to Ockley Green. There are Google Meet codes for all teachers at the end of the document. Please make sure to refer to this document daily over the next two weeks.
We will be starting the OG Comprehensive Distance Learning schedule Monday, September 14. During the second week of Soft Start (9/8 - 9/11), teachers will be helping students to understand the Comprehensive Distance Learning schedule. Starting 9/14, it is important to refer to this document daily.
Google Meet How To - This video will help you log into a Google Meet.
Parent/Student Vue and Soft Start Schedule - This video will help you determine your student’s schedule in Parent or Student Vue and how to utilize the Soft Start Schedule
Additional Helpful Links:
Este documento es el mismo que el documento del distrito ubicado debajo y enviado anteriormente, excepto con más información específica de Ockley Green. Hay códigos de Google Meet para todos los profesores al final del documento. Asegúrese de consultar este documento diariamente durante las próximas dos semanas.
Comenzaremos el programa de Aprendizaje a Distancia Integral de OG el lunes 14 de septiembre. Durante la segunda semana de Soft Start (9/8 - 9/11), los maestros ayudarán a los estudiantes a comprender el horario de Aprendizaje Integral a Distancia. A partir del 14 de septiembre, es importante consultar este documento diariamente.
Vídeos de YouTube:
Google Meet How To - Este video le ayudará a iniciar sesión en un Google Meet.
Vue de padres/estudiantes y programa Soft Start - Este video le ayudará a determinar el horario de su estudiante en Vue de padres o estudiantes y cómo utilizar el programa Soft Start
Enlaces útiles adicionales:
Schedules for the First Two Weeks of School
August 21, 2020
Dear PPS Families,
We want to share more information about the first two weeks of the school year and remind you that they will focus on connection, orientation and social-emotional support. You can find schedules for our 2020-21 “soft start,” which starts on Wednesday, September 2, by clicking here.
The purpose of the “soft start” schedules is to provide teachers, parents, families and students with an opportunity to develop relationships, become more familiar with distance learning platforms and tools, and build a positive virtual classroom culture. To give students a chance to develop a daily rhythm, a social-emotional learning activity will be included and attendance will be taken each day.
As we start the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least November 5, you may see terminology that is unfamiliar to you. For clarification about the difference between synchronous and asynchronous instruction, please click here for an explanation and helpful examples.
We expect to have daily schedules for the entire first quarter, by grade level, available to families next week. Please go to pps.net/fall2020 for the latest updates on the opening of the school year and answers to frequently asked questions.
In the meantime, we hope you stay healthy and enjoy the last days of summer break.
School Closures Extended Through the End of the School Year
April 8, 2020
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.
We are glad to finally have this guidance from Governor Brown and ODE. Given this decision to close school campuses for the remainder of the year, and the guidance related to distance learning and revised graduation requirements, our focus will continue to be on the roll-out of PPS-HD, our home-based distance learning efforts to continue serving students.
All students, especially high school seniors, should stay tuned for further details and next steps related to course credits and grades. Please know that our guiding principle is to support students in meeting academic milestones. I want to acknowledge that our high school seniors, in particular, are missing traditions and milestone events right now. We will continue to support every one of you toward graduation and your post-secondary transition, and hope to find creative ways to acknowledge and celebrate your many years of hard work.
School districts have just received Graduation Pathways 2020 from the Oregon Department of Education; it outlines the specific guidance we will be observing for our high school seniors. To be clear, with the exception of seniors who have all of the required credits for graduation, student engagement and learning for the 2019-2020 school year has not ended. The remainder of the school year will continue to transition from in-person classroom instruction to instruction and support for students through PPS-HD, our home-based distance learning program that we launched this week. Led by our dedicated educators, we will continue to connect regularly with students and to provide continuous learning opportunities for them.
Going forward, we will be centrally focused on the social emotional health of our students and in providing them access to essential services. We will continue to serve meals Monday-Friday every week, and if your student needs a laptop computer, they can pick one up this week or next; you can find laptop distribution dates, times and locations by clicking here. Information about all of our supports and resources can be found at pps.net/coronavirus.
I know all of us would prefer to be back in our classrooms...eventually, that day will return. Until then, I am grateful for your patience, flexibility and understanding. You are all playing an important role in getting through this challenge. Please stay home and stay safe, and be sure to let us know how we - teacher, school or central office leader - can best support you.
Happy Friday Ockley Green Families and Community,
I hope everyone had a great week. In addition to important dates, I wanted to provide some information about Student Led Conferences on 11/25/19 and 11/26/19. By now, you should have already heard from your student's first period Advisory teacher by either email, postcard in the mail, phone, or text to schedule your student's conferences. Advisory teachers will be reaching out again next week and the week after to continue scheduling conferences. Student Led Conferences will take place from 9 AM - 8 PM except 12 PM - 12:30 PM for teacher lunch and 5 PM - 6 PM for teacher dinner. Please bring your student with you to conferences so that they can share their hard work and presentation with you. If you would like to meet with teachers other than advisory teachers, please reach out to the individual teacher to schedule conferences. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's first period teacher. The Ockley Green Newspaper is located here. https://www.smore.com/7k920-ockley-green-newspaper
Kristina Howard (she/her)
Ockley Green Middle School
Dear Families of PPS Secondary Students,
During Comprehensive Distance Learning, opportunities are built into the schedule for all families to be able to connect with teachers during office hours. As in a traditionally formatted year, we will also be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences (morning to evening) on November 23-24.
Dear PPS Families,
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services such as vaccines and well child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on the Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) progress. As we’ve shared, the initial work focuses on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School. The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings aimed at creating a common understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting