On February 23rd, Portland Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously approved Resolution No. 6251 to change the name. Please note that most PPS systems and name references are pending until the Oregon Dept. of Education also officially approves our new name. Here is an excellent KGW8 news report.
Mission: At McDaniel, all students will access an engaging and inclusive education defined by diversity and respect. All students will graduate from high school empowered with critical skills necessary for success in higher education, career, and community engagement.
May 3, 2021
Dear High School Students and Families,
Students 16 and older at Portland school districts, including PPS, are being offered a new opportunity for free-of-charge COVID-19 vaccinations, starting this week at the Oregon Convention Center. If your 16+ student has not yet been vaccinated, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Students will receive the Pfizer vaccine; it is a two-shot series, with the doses given approximately three weeks apart. Dates in the form linked below are to receive the first dose.
PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is also available to family members of high school students. Simply fill out a form for each family member to schedule their vaccination appointment.
Please complete this form to schedule your student’s vaccination. If you will need a ride to and from the Oregon Convention Center, please indicate that in the form and someone will follow up with you to confirm space on one of our bus shuttles.
The form contains additional information and details, so please click through to learn more.
We know that the vaccination process can seem overwhelming and confusing, so we hope this process we are now offering is simple and straightforward for you and your high school student. We are here to help, and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
For more information, click on the slides here: More Information about Covid Vaccine Opportunity
Portland Public Schools
Mondays and Tuesdays--Cohort A (Red): All Cohort A students will be online for their first 2 classes in the mornings and will be in-person at Marshall Campus starting at 1:05pm. All others check in online for all classes.
Wednesdays--All students: Advisory and all classes online for all students.
Thursdays and Fridays--Cohort B (Blue): All Cohort B students will be online for their first 2 classes in the mornings and will be in-person at Marshall Campus starting at 1:05pm. All others check in online for all classes.
In-Person students: please bring a Backpack, fully charged Chromebook, and Charger when you come to class. If you do not have a Backpack or Chromebook we will have one for you to pick up in the front office when you arrive.
There will be staff here to help you in the building!
Oregon Food Bank is here to help you and your family find food assistance. Search for a food pantry or pick-up site near you.
For the Oregon Food Bank, many of their 1,400+ partner pantries and food assistance sites across Oregon and Southwest Washington remain open — with increased cleaning and service updates to help minimize contact among groups of people. We’re updating hours and availability daily, but please call ahead before visiting the agency closest to you.
Here is a link to find family food assistance by zip code and date: Oregon Food Bank Food Finder
Dear McDaniel Families,
At McDaniel High School, our values are Community, Respect, Education, Equity, and Diversity (C.R.E.E.D.). A rise in anti-Asian hate has taken place since the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past year, Asian American Pacific Islanders have suffered over 3,000 racist acts of verbal and physical assault. A recent article/radio segment on NPR (National Public Radio) and other sources say that the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans has continued to rise over the last year.
We know that some of our Asian American Pacific Island students and families may have experienced hate speech and physical assaults in the community.
All students should feel safe at school and in their communities. SafeOregon gives kids, parents, schools, and their communities a way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. If you or your student want to use the Safe Oregon reporting system, you can report concerns anonymously. Click the link: www.safeoregon.com/report-a-ti
As we plan to welcome students back, we will work with our community partners and student organizations to make sure there are supports in place for students.
-Principal Adam Skyles
Note: The following was presented May 11 by the Community Budget Review Committee. We are thankful for the hard work and commitment shared by these volunteers.
Background and Purpose of the Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
The Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Portland Public School Board of Education (Board) regarding the Superintendent's Proposed Budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the Board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the Board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds, which will be completed under separate cover.
Dear PPS Community,
Portland Public Schools is in the process of developing and finalizing our 2021-22 budget for approval by the Board of Education, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for the 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups. Both opportunities are available to PPS students.
Dear PPS High School Families,
This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members.
As Teacher and School Administrator Appreciation Week comes to a close here at Portland Public Schools, I want to share an additional personal note of gratitude to all our hard-working and dedicated professional educators and school leaders. While your commitment to our students is always evident, this past year with all of its challenges was truly unlike any other in our careers. The impact of this pandemic, economic crisis, and racial uprising, has required incredible flexibility, adaptation, and perseverance on your part.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Improvement Bond Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
Students who need to request a transcript for college or scholarship applications, please log in to your MaiaLearning account with your PPS student username/password to make that request. Or, contact your counselor directly.
If you need to request student records, please contact Cecilia Hornbuckle by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can leave a message at (503) 916-5220 ext. 86407.