• Coronavirus update: In-person classes canceled for rest of 2019 school year

    On April 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered that all in-person classes are canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
    PPS will continue to teach with our home-based distance learning program, PPS-HD. More information and updates

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  • Building Community & Distance Learning: Message to Families

    April 6, 2020

    Dear Peninsula Community,

    I hope you are all healthy and finding ways to stay connected during this time of social isolation.  This week, teachers will begin their official outreach to students and families. Our goal for the week is to make a connection with every home and encourage families to engage with the online learning options offered centrally by the district or those designed by Peninsula staff.  Please help support your student as much as you feel comfortable with these activities and know that they are NOT required. 

    In order to engage with online activities, you will need a device and internet.  If you don’t have access to both of those, don’t hesitate to reply to this communication or contact your homeroom teacher.   Finally, I will be scheduling a weekly Principal’s Coffee to share information and take questions. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form to let me know your time preferences.  

    In service to students,
    Debbie 

    Debbie Armendariz
    Peninsula School Principal
    darmenda@pps.net

    Helpful Resources

     If you, or someone you know, has a mental health crisis, please call the a) Multnomah County Crisis Line at (503) 988-4888, available 24/7, b) the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)-273-TALK

    Click here to request a chromebook.

    Additional Resources:

  • Response to COVID 19: Message to Families


    Dear families,
    I hope that you are healthy and well.  In this update, I’d like to point you to some resources.  Please read carefully and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via email at darmenda@pps.net.

    The PPS website dedicated to COVID-19 response will be the best source for timely information.  There, you will find updates on the following and more:

    It is likely that Cesar Chavez School  (5103 N Willis Blvd)   is the closest food distribution center for Peninsula families.  

    Meal Service - Tuesday 3/17  through Friday 3/20 & Monday 3/30 & Tuesday 3/31

    ·       Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for students. 

    ·       Each student will receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.

    ·       Students can also pick up for a family i.e., 3 siblings in the household receive
            3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. 

    ·       Students will not be questioned, the idea is to keep our students fed. 

    ·       Students must come each day and cannot pick up a week’s worth of meals,
             per USDA regulations.

    ·       Meal distribution will be grab and go

    ·       Only PPS Nutrition Services staff will be distributing food

    ·       Each of the 14 sites will have the following staff: Lead Administrators (2),
            District Leadership staffers (2), Mental Wellness Provider, Curriculum Assistant,
            and Campus Security Agents.  

    Curriculum & Enrichment Tables

    ·       Each site will have a curriculum table staffed by PPS Office of Teaching and Learning staff with work that students K-12 can do over the break

    ·        The work will not be graded

    Health Services

    ·       Health services are available for all K-12th students in Multnomah County over Spring Break at the Parkrose Student Health Center.
            See this Spring Break Flyer (English/ Spanish) for more information.

     Volunteering at sites

    ·       The district is closely following the directives from State and City leadership and therefore have imposed certain protocols/procedures to reduce exposure to students, families and staff. Many of you have asked if you can volunteer, and I want to thank you for your willingness to assist. However, PPS is asking that employees/volunteers not assist and instead are encouraging employees/volunteers to stay home to reduce exposure.  Parties interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Oregon Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

      PPS Fund

    ·       Help our Portland Public Schools respond to the needs of students, families, and school communities during this unprecedented school closure. While public dollars are currently covering the cost of maintaining basic nutrition services at a number of school sites, we know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt more broadly across our school communities. Please consider making a donation. 


    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email at darmenda@pps.net

    In service to children,

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

  • Specialist News

    Specials Teachers:
    Amy Close, Art
    Patrick Nearing, Music
    Matt Challender, PE
    Jenny Gapp, Library
  • New Visitor Check-in system for 2019-20 School Year

    New Visitor Check-in system for 2019-20 School Year

     

    Portland Public Schools is implementing a new procedure for visitor/volunteer sign-in/out at all PPS schools, utilizing new software and equipment, called Raptor. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. If you are going beyond the front office, please be prepared to present a government-issued ID. The front office will scan the ID and issue a name badge. Volunteers should visit www.pps.net/volunteer to view a Mandatory Volunteer Training and to access the online volunteer application. 

     
  • SchoolPay

    School Pay logo
     
     
     
    SchoolPay is an online program that allows parents, guardians and other community members to use their credit or debit card to pay for school related items. It costs nothing to use and 100% of the money goes to the school for use in only the specified way.
     
    Parents and Guardians who are on a student's registration and have an email address on file are already set up with an account, and have access to all of their students in one place. Buy yearbooks, pay for a field trip, donate money to the art program, or put a deposit on an instrument rental are just some of the things that you can pay for using school pay.  Have a family member or neighbor who would like to buy something. Just open the item in School Pay, send them the link and they can check out as a guest. 

    It's quick and easy to get started, just follow the instructions in the following guide. 


     

     

Principal's
Message

  • Building Community & Distance Learning: Message for Families

    April 6, 2020

    Dear Peninsula Community,

    I hope you are all healthy and finding ways to stay connected during this time of social isolation.  This week, teachers will begin their official outreach to students and families. Our goal for the week is to make a connection with every home and encourage families to engage with the online learning options offered centrally by the district or those designed by Peninsula staff.  Please help support your student as much as you feel comfortable with these activities and know that they are NOT required. 

    In order to engage with online activities, you will need a device and internet.  If you don’t have access to both of those, don’t hesitate to reply to this communication or contact your homeroom teacher.   Finally, I will be scheduling a weekly Principal’s Coffee to share information and take questions. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form to let me know your time preferences.  

    In service to students,
    Debbie 

    Debbie Armendariz
    Peninsula School Principal
    darmenda@pps.net

    Helpful Resources

     If you, or someone you know, has a mental health crisis, please call the a) Multnomah County Crisis Line at (503) 988-4888, available 24/7, b) the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800)-273-TALK

    Click here to request a chromebook.

    Additional Resources:


    Response to COVID19: Message to Families 

    Dear families,
    I hope that you are healthy and well.  In this update, I’d like to point you to some resources.  Please read carefully and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out via email at darmenda@pps.net.

    The PPS website dedicated to COVID-19 response will be the best source for timely information.  There, you will find updates on the following and more:

    It is likely that Cesar Chavez School  (5103 N Willis Blvd)   is the closest food distribution center for Peninsula families.  

    Meal Service - Tuesday 3/17  through Friday 3/20 & Monday 3/30 & Tuesday 3/31

    ·       Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for students. 

    ·       Each student will receive 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.

    ·       Students can also pick up for a family i.e., 3 siblings in the household receive 
            3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. 

    ·       Students will not be questioned, the idea is to keep our students fed. 

    ·       Students must come each day and cannot pick up a week’s worth of meals, 
             per USDA regulations.

    ·       Meal distribution will be grab and go

    ·       Only PPS Nutrition Services staff will be distributing food

    ·       Each of the 14 sites will have the following staff: Lead Administrators (2),
            District Leadership staffers (2), Mental Wellness Provider, Curriculum Assistant, 
            and Campus Security Agents.  

    Curriculum & Enrichment Tables

    ·       Each site will have a curriculum table staffed by PPS Office of Teaching and Learning staff with work that students K-12 can do over the break

    ·        The work will not be graded

    Health Services

    ·       Health services are available for all K-12th students in Multnomah County over Spring Break at the Parkrose Student Health Center. 
            See this Spring Break Flyer (English/ Spanish) for more information.

     Volunteering at sites

    ·       The district is closely following the directives from State and City leadership and therefore have imposed certain protocols/procedures to reduce exposure to students, families and staff. Many of you have asked if you can volunteer, and I want to thank you for your willingness to assist. However, PPS is asking that employees/volunteers not assist and instead are encouraging employees/volunteers to stay home to reduce exposure.  Parties interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Oregon Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.

      PPS Fund

    ·       Help our Portland Public Schools respond to the needs of students, families, and school communities during this unprecedented school closure. While public dollars are currently covering the cost of maintaining basic nutrition services at a number of school sites, we know that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt more broadly across our school communities. Please consider making a donation. 

     

    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email at darmenda@pps.net

    In service to children,

    Debbie Armendariz

    Peninsula School Principal

     

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    Field Trips & Website Calendar

    We do not post class field trips on the main Peninsula Calendar. For questions about dates, times, & details of your student's trip, please speak with the homeroom teacher directly.


    Find Your Teacher!

    As a change from last year, in order to protect the privacy of each student we will no longer publicly post student classes. This year, parents and guardians will access this information through the ParentVue portal which can be found below.  If you have not set up ParentVue before, you will need an activation code that you should have received via letter from Portland Public Schools. If you cannot find the code please call or email the Peninsula Front Office and we will happily support you in setting up ParentVue.

     


    ParentVue

    ParentVue is a website that offers secure, private access to school and student inforamtion, including class assignments, attendance, emergency contacts on file, the school calendar, and teacher contact details. Parents and guardians can see information for all of their students who attend Portland Public Schools in one place. At the Middle School and High School levels student's assignments and classes grades are also available in ParentVue. 

    Click on the following link to get started using ParentVue. Each parent or guardian will need an Activation key (that is linked to the email address that is on file).  The school secretary can supply the activation key. Note: if you are calling the school for the activation key, you must call from a phone number on file.

    ParentVue start up information

     

    Each student also has an account to access the student version of this website, called StudentVue.

     


    Suggested Supply List
     
     

    Click here for the 2019-20 Suggested School Supply List for all grades

     

    Drop-off and Pick-up

     

    Morning Drop-Off

    7:45am:  Breakfast doors open (breakfast served)*

    7:55am:  Teachers pick students up from the cafeteria

    8:00am: Tardy Bell (students must be in class at this time)

    8:00am (and later): Students are tardy and must report to the office

    • All students will enter the set of double doors south of the cafeteria doors (to the left if you are looking at the cafeteria doors).  Students will go through the cafeteria line for breakfast.  Even if students are not eating school breakfast, they should enter through these doors and wait for their teacher to pick them up at their class' table. 

    Afternoon Pick-up

    2:15pm:  Dismissal

    • Kindergarten students are picked up on the northwest end of the school outside of their classrooms on the playground. 
    • Grades 1 and 2 are dismissed on the front porch.
    • Grades 3-5 will be dismissed in front of the school from the door on the south side of the cafeteria. Teachers will walk students out and students who walk home can do so. 

     


    School Office Hours 

    Monday - Thursday:     7:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Friday:                          7:30 am - 3:00 pm

     


    Parking and Driving

    The portion of N. Emerald Avenue between Halleck and Kilpatrick will be closed at pick-up and drop-off. We ask that N. Halleck be used as a one way (eastbound) at drop off and pick up.  

    To help reduce traffic and increase health and safety, if possible, please park a block or two away from the school and walk.

    Click the link to view a Peninsula Drop-off and Pick-up Traffic Map

     


    Registration Verifications

    Look for a verification form to be sent home with your student in the first weeks of school. It is very important that this form be looked over, any updates made, signed and returned to the school. This confirms your student's rollover enrollment in our school as well as ensures that we have the most up to date contact and emergency information for each student.  

     


    Visitors and Volunteers

    New Visitor Check-in system for 2019-20 School Year

    Portland Public Schools is implementing a new procedure for visitor/volunteer sign-in/out at all PPS schools, utilizing new software and equipment called Raptor. Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that.
     
    If you are going beyond the front office, please be prepared to present a government-issued ID. The front office will scan the ID and issue a name badge. 
     
     

    Volunteer Background Checks

    Volunteers must visit www.pps.net/volunteer to view a Mandatory Volunteer Training and to access the online volunteer application. The new volunteer training and application will be available starting August 10th, 2019. 

    Remember that it can take 3-4 weeks to process at the beginning of the year, so the sooner the better. You will be notified of its completion via email.

     


    Free and Reduced Lunch

    One Free and reduced lunch application need to be completed per family, per year. The application must be processed and approved prior to students receiving lunch at a reduced cost. If the student is not approved before the first day of school they will have to pay full price until it has been approved (approve is not retroactive). Submitting the application early can help to ensure that you won’t end up with an unexpected lunch balance. 

    Free and Reduced Lunch forms are found at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student is a returning Portland Public Schools student their ID number can be found on their report card or in ParentVue. If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

    *Please note that if you have students at schools where lunch is free for all students, you still need to apply for students attending Peninsula.

     


    School Lunch Accounts

    You can add money to a student's school lunch account at SCHOOLCAFE.COM You will need your student's ID number to complete the paperwork. If the student has already attended Portland Public Schools, their ID number can be found on their report card (or other district communication). If the student is new to Portland Public Schools, you can get an ID number form the school office.

     


    SchoolPay 

    SchoolPay is an easy way for parents to pay for school-related items from home- no more searching for cash and hoping your child turns it in! It is an online program that allows parents, guardians and other community members to use their credit or debit card to pay for school-related items. It costs nothing to use (no service fees) and 100% of the money goes to the school for use in only the specified way.

     
    All parents and guardians with an email address on file already have a SchoolPay account created for them and all of their connected students at a PPS school are under the same account. To get started go to password recovery and reset your password. 
     
    Buy yearbooks, pay for a field trip, donate money to an arts program, or put a deposit on an instrument rental are just some of the things that you can pay for using school pay.  Have a family member or neighbor who would like to make a donation or a purchase? Just open the item in School Pay, send them the link and they can check out as a guest. 

    Click here for a SchoolPay Guide. 

     


     

     

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