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  • Duniway is Closed for the Summer

    Duniway is Closed for the Summer 

    The main office will reopen and staff will begin responding to emails and answering phone calls on August 15th. 

    Portland Public Schools

    Visit pps.net or pps.net/duniway to find information about:

    • Registration 503-916-3205
    • District calendar
    • Summer activities

    Summer Acceleration Academy

    • For questions about Summer Acceleration Academy, please visit pps.net/summer2022, email summeracceleration@pps.net, or call Marysville at 503-916-6363

    Start Dates

    • August 30: First full day of school for grades 1-5
        • 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • September 6th: First full day of school for kindergarten

    Prior to the first day of school, kindergarten students will have a chance to come in for one full-day “warm up” on either Thursday, September 1 or Friday, September 2.

    • September 1: Students with the last names A-L will attend 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • September 2: Students with the last names M-Z will attend 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Kindergarten

    Incoming Kindergarten Families,

    Save the dates!

    Summer Family Connect Event (July 23rd and August 20th)

    On two Saturdays, July 23rd and August 20th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm we’ll be hosting a gathering for families with kindergarten students to connect with each other and meet PTA members. We hope you’ll meet us at the Duniway playground for these fun events!

    First Day of School (September 6th)

    The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be on Tuesday, September 6th. A typical day starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. You can go to the PPS calendar to find additional dates for the school year.

    Family Conversations (Tuesday August 30 and Wednesday August 31)

    Teachers will be reaching out in late August to schedule individual family conversations by video chat, phone, or in person. Discussion questions  may include the following:

    • What are your hopes and dreams for your child this year?

    • What do you most want me to know and understand about your child?

    • What questions can I answer that will help your family feel ready for Kindergarten?

    Ramp Up Days (Thursday September 1 and Friday September 2)

    Prior to the first day of school, your student will have a chance to come in for one full-day “warm up” on either Thursday September 1 or Friday September 2.

    • September 1: Students with the last names A-L will attend 8:45am to 3pm

    • September 2: Students with the last names M-Z will attend 8:45am to 3pm

    Office Hours

    The Duniway office will be closed from June 17th through August 12th. Our secretary will be available starting Monday, August 15th from 9am until 2:30pm to answer questions by phone 503-916-6343 or email (stomalley@pps.net). You can also contact her to schedule an appointment to meet in-person if needed.

    We look forward to seeing you at the family connect event!

  • Sick? Appointment? Vacation?

    PLEASE USE THE CHILD WATCH NUMBER/EMAIL TO REPORT ABSENSES: ILLNESS, APPOINTMENTS AND VACATIONS

    Emailing the teacher is a great idea but the office has to know too.

    The Duniway Childwatch number and/or email is the way to go because you can call or email any time before 9:15 am (the morning of the tardy or absence). Either way you report the absence, please leave the child's name, teacher, and reason for the absence (illness including symptoms, vacation, appointment, mental health day, etc).

    Call: 503-916-3625 OR email: duniwayattend@pps.net (be sure to cc your student's teacher)

    Any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home.  We need to have a reason for the absence (appointment, illness etc).  If you are going on vacation, please be sure to let the office know as well as the classroom teacher.

  • Is your child sick?

    We are incredibly fortunate to have Adrienne Mahoney as our Student Health Assistant (SHA).  Adrienne works M - F, from 10 AM - 3:00 PM.  Please remember that students must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.  While we recognize this can cause serious challenges with work and schedules, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    If your child is going to be absent for any reason, please call our attendance line, 24 hours/day, at 503-916-3625 OR email duniwayattend@pps.net. Leave the student's name, teacher, and reason for the absence (illness, vacation, mental health day, etc) The messages are checked by 9:30 AM every morning. 

     

    Individuals working, attending, and volunteering in PPS will be required to self-screen daily for symptoms of illness before entering district property or using district transportation. We ask that families use this checklist at home with your students before sending them to school. Individuals with any of the following excludable symptoms must stay home:

    • Fever (temperature of 100.4°F or higher)
    • A persistent cough that is not yet diagnosed or cleared by a healthcare provider or any acute cough illness or a cough that interferes with participation in usual school activities. 
    • Unexplained difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Vomiting, at least one episode that is unexplained 
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose 
    • Diarrhea, sudden onset, inability to control bowels or three or more watery or loose stools in a 24 hour period
  • Thank you Lynn

    Thank you for the years of taking care of the Duniway community. Congratulations on your retirement!

    From Lynn: 

    Thanks for the Memories…..

    I am completely overcome by the overwhelming show of love and support.  My heart is full to overflowing and I feel so complete and incredibly blessed.  I have loved this community, these kids, families, and the staff so much and have grown up and old with you all!!  A gift I never knew was in my future.  How very fortunate and blessed I am and I cannot thank you all enough for sharing your lives with me and being such a crucial part of my life.  Love and SISU, Lynn

    Lynn

  • Welcome to Duniway!

    Below you will find a list of links to some of the important information you need at the beginning of the year as well as tips on how to remain informed with all that is going on at Duniway throughout the year!
    Direct Links to Helpful Resources

    Staying Connected
    With more than 400 students, 250 families, and 45 staff members, there is a lot going on at Duniway. To keep track of it all and stay connected, we suggest you:

      • You can find all weekly communication here.
      • Sign up for Konstella for the latest and greatest volunteer opportunities and community communication.
      • Bookmark and make regular visits to Duniway’s website.
      • Attend our monthly PTA meetings, generally the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the school library.
  • Duniway's Core Values

    Thank you Teacher Kelly for the creative ability to showcase our core values. Enjoy!
  • PPS Username & Password

    Username and Password instructions to get into PPS Chomebooks as well as Digital Learning.

    Students usernames follow the pattern of first initial, last name, last four digits of their student ID, "@student.pps.net." For example Jay Raddison who's ID number is 123456 would have a username of jraddison3456@student.pps.net. Use your child’s birthdate such as March 8, the password would be 0308.

    Should you need help with your students username and password:

      1. Contact your student's teacher and/or school.

      2. Find your student's school contact for usernames support here.

    Students who have already reset their password but have forgotten their password, may find the Password Manager helpful.

  • PPS/ Duniway Communication Trouble?

    Are you not getting communication? 

Principal's
Message

  • Oct. 5, 2021

    Dear Duniway Families,

    We have been in school for over a month.  The students and staff are finally settling into a routine.  A sense of normal seems to be returning to our school.  The students have been doing a fantastic job of following the safety protocols.  Everyone is wearing a mask and I think the students are enjoying eating outside.  

    I want to thank all of the parents who have been helping us at lunch.  It has helped tremendously.  If you would like to volunteer sign up on Konstella.  Make sure you have your background check and you are vaccinated.

    Remember to check the weekly newsletter for events and happenings at school.  As always, if you have questions or concerns feel free to email me at gbivens@pps.net.

     

    Gene 

     

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