Mission: At Madison, 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.
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We expect to have more detailed information regarding several of the topics going into the weekend. Today we wanted to provide what new information we do have as of today. Many of our staff have been meeting virtually to start collaborating on how we can support our students post Spring Break.
Our top priority is to support students and families in our community who need Food Support and Mental Health Support. If you have a concern or are hearing of concerns please send an email to email@example.com.
If it is an emergency please contact 911.
PPS also has set up a Google Form in multiple languages where families and students can send in questions. The form can be found https://www.pps.net/Page/15080 on the right-hand side of the site under Questions & Concerns?
Please note that the updated information below is in red.
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Please take the time to look through the entire site created by PPS for more information on current supports and the most updated information on PPS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.pps.net/coronavirus (Multiple Languages)
Google created a COVID-19 information site: https://www.google.com/covid19/
If you have specific questions and or need support please let me know.
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Families call these numbers to connect with a PPS Language Access Team Member in the following languages:
We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the closure.
The Multnomah County Health Center located at Madison High School Marshall Campus will be open this week 3/16-3/20.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:
For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org. Free Food Portland: BROCHURE
Curriculum and Enrichments
We encourage students and their families to stay engaged academically during this time off. We encourage parents to read with their pre-K and elementary school children. Many teachers are also sending workbooks, printed materials, and grade-appropriate readers for their students to use during the break.
Printed instructional resources for language arts and mathematics will be available to students and families at the schools sites where we will be providing meals to children. These printed resources will be distributed on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage students and families to take advantage of these resources.
Digital learning applications and websites are valuable resources to use during this time. We are creating a “Virtual Learning Opportunities” portal that will be made available at pps.net/coronavirus. PPS staff will continue to update the portal throughout our closure.
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Multnomah County will keep some Student Health Center locations open during the break. The Multnomah County Health Center Located at Madison High School Marshall Campus will be open this week 3/16-3/20.
Health services are available for all K-12 students in Multnomah County over spring break (March 23-27) at:
Parkrose Student Health Center
12003 NE Shaver St
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This is an unprecedented time in our community, and we hope that some of the services and supports described above will be helpful to families over the closure. During the closure we encourage everyone to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor. You can find much more information and additional resources by clicking pps.net/coronavirus.
Hello, Spring athletics families,
We are following the guidelines set by both the Oregon School Activities Association and PPS regarding athletics practices and games in the coming weeks. The directions from the OSAA are (paraphrased):
During the extended closure, students can access online resources to continue their learning prior to the AP exams scheduled for May. PPS has not received any notification from the College Board regarding an adjusted test schedule at this time.
Meteorologist Rod Hill of KGW recently issued a winter forecast that projected 8 to 10 inches of snow, including possible early snow in November or December. If that turns out to be correct, that would be much earlier snow than last school year, when our first weather-caused disruption to the regular classroom schedule did not come until Feb. 5.
Whatever the accuracy of the forecast, it seems a good time for a refresher for the Portland Public Schools community about how we let you know about school closures and delays caused by weather, or school emergencies or other special events. Here are the ways we get that information to you:
School Messenger: You can get text alerts and auto-dialer calls on your cell phone with important news and updates. Text “Yes” or “Y” to 68453.
Website: Our website, www.pps.net, will have immediate updates. Look for a yellow bar across the top of the home page when there is an urgent situation or weather-related closures.
Twitter: We put out urgent communications on this social media platform. Simply follow our account to get updates.
Facebook: We also put urgent communications on Facebook. “Like” our account to get posts into your timeline.
Phone calls: Auto-dialer calls go to the primary numbers on the student registration form in all supported languages. Remember to update contact information with your school if your phone number changes.
The decisions about weather-caused closures and delays are made after a PPS transportation crew personally inspects roads starting at 2:30 a.m., and consultations with a large group of experts and district leaders. Read more about the process in a PPS Pulse story from March.
New Attendance Information! There’s a new way to report your student’s absence! You can now email the office at You can email or call (503) 916-5220 option 2 -- twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week!
¡Ya hay una nueva forma de reportar las ausencias de los estudiantes! Ahora puede enviar un correo electrónico a la oficina de asistencia en firstname.lastname@example.org . Puede enviar un correo electrónico o llamar al (503) 916-5220 opción 2 -- ¡Veinticuatro horas al día, siete días a la semana!
Dear Madison Community,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Madison High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich tradition of education and diversity! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 19 years. During my tenure at Madison High School I have served in various roles that will make this transition smooth; as a social studies teacher, football coach, athletic director, dean, and most recently as Vice Principal.
Along with Keylah, Travis, staff and teachers I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Madison by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader and work with you to ensure your student’s success.
The 2019-20 school year will be exciting as we continue to work hard to build and strengthen our programming to provide students with opportunities for both depth and breadth of offerings. Please make sure to visit the website at https://www.pps.net/madison to see updates, check out our course guide, and get the latest information about what is going on at Madison.
There are a few important event dates and times I would like to share with you before school starts. REMEMBER TO COME TO REGISTRATION AT THE MARSHALL CAMPUS IN THE CAFETERIA (see schedule below). This is the best opportunity to make sure that you are ready to go on the first day of school so don’t miss it!
August 15: Registration: Sophomores and Seniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.
August 16: Registration: Juniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.
Return your STUDENT VERIFICATION FORM (enclosed) to receive your course schedule. Make any corrections and be sure it is SIGNED BY A PARENT.
Take your photo for your FREE TriMet Bus Pass/Student ID (this is the ONLY TIME to get your bus pass before the start of school).
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Students that are using Trimet to get to the Marshall campus: Trimet has announced a new electronic fare card (Hop Pass) for TriMet’s transit system. This year, all Portland Public High School TriMet passes will be printed on cards compatible with Trimet’s electronic contact system “Hop”. This new card system means that all high school student ID’s will be printed at registration on an electronic card and the student will tap the card reader upon boarding every bus and entering any MAX platform. Students will no longer be able to just show their ID card to board transit, they will have to tap their student ID prior to every boarding. The tap validates their student pass for their ride.
This program is for 9th graders and their families only. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and other families. You will learn more about Madison to get the very important first year of high school off to a great start.
3-5pm: Lifetouch Picture, Student ID and Registration
5-6pm: Light Snacks and ParentVUE/StudentVUE Schedules in the Cafeteria
6-6:30pm: Welcome assembly in the Auditorium
6:30-7:30pm: Students complete a Scavenger Hunt and Parents attend workshops
August 28: The first day of school for all students
FRESHMEN: Orientation starting in the auditorium from 8:30-10:25 am, instructional day begins at 10:30 am.
SOPHOMORES - SENIORS: Our instructional day for all students begins at 10:30 am.
INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL FEES/CONTRIBUTIONS:
All athletes participating in sports must pay athletics participation fees ($200 per sport/$400 annual maximum or $35 per sport/ $70 annual maximum for free and reduced lunch students). This can be done at registration. You may also pre-purchase your yearbook ($35), or pay for an all-seasons sports pass ($25 for all home games). These are not tax-deductible fees.
Additionally, students are asked for voluntary contributions of up to $25 toward general classroom supplies. Based on your class selections, you are also asked to contribute toward subjects that need additional support. These include art, science, engineering, computer science, and music. These contributions are needed to purchase the necessary resources for these courses. All contributions are tax-deductible (tax ID# 93-6000830) and we ask that you donate what you can. We can take payments by cash, check to Madison High School, or debit/credit card.
Fall teams (soccer, volleyball, football, cross country) meet during the summer. Please see our Madison webpage at https://www.pps.net/madison for important registration information, forms, and summer workout times under the athletics tab. If your student wishes to participate in fall sports, tryouts begin August 19th. You must have a current sports physical to try out. The Athletics office reopens on Aug. 8. Email AD Tyler Kelleher at email@example.com OR athletics secretary Kerry Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Please note that the bell schedule has slightly changed from the previous year. All high schools will be on the same rotating A/B block schedule, with 4 class periods per day. You’ll be able to pick up a calendar and bell schedule at registration and it will be posted on our website. You’ll notice that we have Extended Learning Time (ELT) for students the last hour of the day twice a week. This is an important time for students to receive support from teachers and complete homework. This is not considered an early release –all students are expected to be in school until 3:30pm every day. We anticipate having four two-hour early releases for professional development throughout the year. I will send reminders during the school year.
Please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PPSMadisonHighSchool/. I look forward to having our current students return and would like to extend a special welcome to any new students joining the Madison community. See you all on August 15th and 16th and Freshmen on the 21st!
Adam SkylesMadison High School
Dear PPS Families,
As we go into the third week of our schools being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are pleased to be able to offer meals to our students again, starting Monday, March 30. As we did during the first week of school suspension, we are making sacks of breakfast and lunch available for pickup outside of 15 of our schools. In addition, seven of these sites will now include once-a-week food pantry services for families that need groceries and other items that we previously offered at PPS school SUN sites.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
After much urgent collaboration and planning, today leadership from Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers shared with all of our PPS educators the outline for how teachers will begin working online next week. This outline represents our upcoming efforts to most effectively phase in supports for our students and teachers during the extended closure of our schools. We appreciate your patience while we, like other school districts, adapt our instructional delivery model virtually overnight. Next week we will share with you a detailed, multi-week plan for home-based learning for your students. Please stay tuned for that.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
We want to continue to provide you with the latest updates and information. Work continues around the clock to provide academic and social emotional supports as well as meals to students during the statewide school closure, which per Governor Brown’s Executive Order, will extend through April 28.
Families of PPS,
As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials.
6:00 PM District Board Meeting