Dear Rosa Parks Students and Families,Thank you all for a great “soft” start to our school year. I have seen many of you meeting withyour teachers and commented on some of the incredible student work in your See-Sawclassrooms. I am very grateful for your engagement and flexibility as we navigate the start ofwhat I am sure will be a school year filled with great opportunities for nurturing a growthmindset.
In order to create some consistency for families and students we have created a studentschedule with consistent times for you to know when your child will be participating in “alltogether” (synchronous) online instruction and when they will participate in “on your own”(asynchronous) online activities. The schedule provided below will begin on Monday,September 14th, 2020. I appreciate all your partnership in this new distance learning model.
Every day Monday - Friday your child’s teacher will begin “all together learning”, live virtualinstruction at 10:00am. This will involve a lesson for the day and small group instruction.Depending on the day students will work on either Math or Language Arts integrated with SocialStudies. This instruction will last until 12:15pm when students will have lunch and a recessbreak. All together instruction will pick back up at 1:00pm and run until 2:00pm. These blocks oftime are colored in green on our student schedule.
Students will also have opportunities to participate in “on your own” learning without the directinstruction of a teacher. These may involve a variety of learning applications focused ondifferent content areas. These blocks of time are colored in purple on our student schedule.
Specials like P.E., Music and some SEL meetings (social emotional learning) will be delivered ina hybrid model meaning that some classes will be all together and some will be recorded andposted in See-Saw for students to access when they are able. These blocks of time are coloredin teal on our student schedule.We have worked very hard and will continue to work hard to ensure we are doing everything wecan to support your child’s learning while we remain in distance learning. Please reach out toyour child’s teacher or the front office if you have questions or we can help in any way. Thankyou all for your flexibility and partnership as we embark on a new and very different school year.
Dr. Kevin Walker
Welcome to our Rosa Parks Elementary School Website! Rosa Parks Elementary K-5 School is nestled in the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. Our administration, teachers, staff, and volunteers work together to achieve our goal, "to place and keep children first in all we do." We have a diverse community with over 20 different countries represented, which is closely knit together into a larger community that works hard to help our students succeed. At Rosa Parks, "failure is not an option!"
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,
With the announcement that Portland Public Schools is extending Comprehensive Distance Learning through at least January 28, we want to make you aware of upcoming updates to our meal service as we adjust to the coming colder weather and shorter days.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
We are now several weeks into Comprehensive Distance Learning, and simultaneously working on the next phases of a gradual re-opening of schools. PPS remains focused on published health metrics from the county and state and our medical experts. We also continue to observe Oregon Department of Education guidelines as we contemplate introducing limited in-person opportunities. While we are anxious to have all of our students back on campus, we will proceed in a measured and prudent manner that prioritizes the health and safety of our students and employees.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Schools Closed (no classes)