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Dear Rosa Parks Community,
Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to relax and spend time with loved ones. I am so excited about the new year and feel inspired knowing that we were able to push through one of the most challenging years we’ve ever experienced. This year we hope to be back in person for the duration of the entire year. We understand that safety protocols are a priority, so we will still adhere to the current Covid Protocols mandated by the state, including a symptom space identified within the school building.
As the permanent principal here at Rosa Parks, I am confident that as we prioritize the instructional framework and building capacity in Math and Literacy core, we will see the needle move for our students and school community. We are currently building local partnerships as a way to bolster our efforts in supporting our students and families equitably. I believe in teamwork, transparency, perseverance, and building positive relationships with all stakeholders in order to increase student success outcomes.
We look forward to making sure that each and every one of our students has a fantastic year. This letter will share lots of important information that will help you prepare for the coming school year. Please see below what to expect for starting Tuesday, August 30. School will begin for 1st-5th grade students on Tuesday, August 30th. Kindergarten students will begin on Tuesday, September 6.
Kinder Ramp Up
Kindergarten families will have time to connect with their teachers prior to the first day of school. Students will have a soft start on Friday, September 3rd, and Tuesday, September 7th. Teachers will reach out with more information about expectations for the soft start.
The Rosa Parks staff will return on Wednesday, August 24th. We are planning an exciting year prioritizing building positive relationships, focusing on a deeper level of student attendance and engagement and aligning best practices to our instructional framework for all students.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 503-916-6250. We look forward to an incredible school year!
Rosa Parks Strong,
Ms. Tina Turner Dr. Curtis Wilson
Principal Assistant Principal
Rosa Parks Classroom Supply list
Tools for School will provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for each of our students. Backpacks will be given out on the first day of school.
We are humbly requesting a donation from each family of $5.00 to your child's classroom so teachers can order additional supplies as needed throughout the school year. That means you will not have to worry about replacing supplies at any time during the school year. School supplies will not go home but instead, stay in school to use as needed.
Community Care Day and Popsicle Social
Mark your calendars for Community Care Day, Saturday, August 27th, from 9-12 p.m. Come and help us prepare our school to welcome our students back to school this fall. Afterward, please join us for a popsicle social.
Shirts: Burgundy/Navy/ Gold/ Light Blue Polo
Capri, skort, shorts, Skirts: Khaki/Navy
*Please keep in mind weather changes and encourage your student to dress accordingly.
Back to School Paperwork
Please assist us by returning completed forms to school as soon as possible. It is very important to make sure we have the most current and up-to-date information.
Students Feeling sick
A parent/guardian should screen their student every day and keep the student home if they notice symptoms of illness, including a new cough, unexplained shortness of breath, a fever, chills, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.
Please call the school to let us know when your student is sick, was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or was tested for COVID-19 themself.
All PPS staff ( and partner staff), PreK- 12 students will be required to wear masks when indoors and around people, regardless of vaccination status.
We will follow local public health guidance and requirements regarding COVID-19 isolation and quarantine procedures.
Bell Schedule for 2022-2023
7:40 a.m. - Breakfast
7:53 a.m. - First Bell
8:05 a.m. - Tardy Bell
2:15 p.m. - Dismissal
School Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
School Visitors and Volunteers
This year we are hopeful that we will be able to have higher levels of volunteering than last year, but we are waiting on guidance from ODE and PPS. If you wish to be a school volunteer, please fill out the volunteer information form and background check at https://apps.pps.net/volunteermanagement/ and complete all the required trainings and forms. This will help the process when we can safely have volunteers back in the building.
Per Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff, all in person volunteers will be required to provide proof of vaccination before volunteering in a PPS school or Facility.
Volunteers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or do not wish to share a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination documentation, may only be assigned to non-contact volunteer activities and classified as a "Remote Volunteer."
Confirm with the teacher a day before volunteering in a classroom.
All school visitors and volunteers must enter through the main entrance and sign in using the Raptor System. First time visitors and volunteers will need to bring a scannable government-issued identification card. More information is available on the Visitor/Volunteer Procedures webpage.
If you do want to visit the school, you will need to make an appointment and check-in at the front office. While on-premises you will need to wear a visitor identification badge at all times. You will be stopped by staff if you are not wearing a visitors badge. If you are only dropping off and picking up students, you do not need to wear a badge or check-in with the front office, but you will need to go through the screening process.
*Pets are not allowed in the building at any time.
Student Building Access Before and After School
Students eating breakfast should arrive at the cafeteria entrance at 7:40 a.m.
Students who are not eating breakfast, class time starts promptly at 7:53. Please have your student line up with their classroom under the blacktop.
Students should not arrive at school earlier than 7:40 a.m as there is no student supervision at that time.
Before & After School Line up
We will continue our current structure with having students line up with their classroom before and after school in a designated area in the back of the school building.
Students and families are expected to cross at the crosswalks. Safety Patrol monitors the crosswalks at McCoy Ct. and Trenton between 7:50 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and again from 2:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Kindergarten Student Pick Up
Parents will need to pick their student up in the back of school by the appropriate classroom. Please make sure that all information is up to date on the K-2 After School Release Form and on the registration form.
Parents' Early Student Pickup and Dismissal Messages
Please use the intercom to let the office staff know you are picking up a student and we will alert the teacher to have your student come down to meet you at the front entrance.
If you need to pick up your student early, please call the office as soon as possible. Please make sure to call the office before 2:00 PM, unless in an emergency, for any after-school dismissal messages, to ensure we have adequate time to get the message to your students before the dismissal bell.
Car Pick Up
We ask that for student safety car pick up and drop off, please park your car and turn off the engine. Please do not drop and pick up students in the middle of the streets. Please also observe the no parking signs and driveways.
When picking up your child in the roundabout please remain in your vehicle and circle around the parking lot to wait for your child, immediately exit the roundabout. If you want to conference with your child’s teacher, please park in the parking lot or on the street.
SUN(Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) After-School Program
Rosa Parks is proud to be partnering with SEI, SUN Schools. SUN’s primary activities are considered to be extended-day academic and enrichment programs that are linked with the school day. Some examples of these after-school classes include homework help, mentoring, STEAM, recreational sports, and fitness. Families are also brought together for fun family evening events throughout the school year. For more information call D’Auvion Smith, Rosa Parks SUN Manager at 971-666-5866 or email d’email@example.com.
Student Cell Phone Use
The policy for cell phone use is: cell phones and devices must be off and put away the entire school day.
This means no cell phones should be out in the hallways, classrooms, lunch, recess or bathrooms at Rosa Parks. If a student violates the policy the following steps will be taken:
1st violation - The phone will be confiscated and turned into the office to be picked up at the end of the day by the student.
2nd violation - The phone will be confiscated and parents will have to pick up the phone in the office.
3rd violation- We will request that the student and parent make alternative arrangements for phone use.
If your student needs to reach you, they need to come to the office to make the call, so the office is aware of any emergency or concern. Please do not engage in phone or text conversations with your child during the school day. Instead, please contact the main office at 503-916-6250.
Field Trips and in Person Assemblies
This year we will be conducting in-person field trips and assemblies. Please be on the lookout for permission slips and other important information. ** If you would like to volunteer or chaperone on field trips please make sure you complete a background check 2 weeks in advance.
Site Council Meetings (Every 4 Thursdays of the month)
The Site Council is a group of administrators, teachers, and parents that meet monthly and identify ways to support the school community. By providing leadership direction and support, we define school priorities and implement ways to improve them. Site Council is about tailoring the specific needs of our students and our community. Tentatively we are looking to meet every 4th Thursday of the month from 3-4 p.m. All meetings will be held in person
Rosa Parks School Pledge
Today I will use my strength to build my character. I will be honest. I will be respectful of myself, my peers, and my teachers. I will be part of the solution working to make lives better.
Today will be a day of excellence!
Hello PPS Communities,
Are you interested in learning more about the PPS budget? The Budget Info Session is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the budget, the district’s strategic plan and targeted investments, to ask questions and provide feedback!
November 17, 2022
Dear PPS families and students,
Every week, I am filled with joy and gratitude when I visit our school communities. We have a community that continues to demonstrate a commitment to the success of our children and youth. We have adults who care deeply for our students, and who work hard to ensure each child thrives.
Dear PPS Community,
I want to recognize, on this Veterans Day, all those individuals who have served our country, especially those members of our families and local community who have previously worn a uniform. I want to take this moment to also thank the many veterans who continue their public service by choosing to work in the Portland Public Schools.
Dear PPS Families,
There has been a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses other than COVID-19 such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus/enterovirus, and influenza around the country this fall. Health departments in other states have seen children presenting with multiple respiratory illnesses. According to the Oregon Health Authority, rates of respiratory disease are currently relatively low in our state, but that could change based on the arrival of winter weather, and any increase in rates has the potential to overwhelm our hospital system.
PPS takes these steps to ensure healthy school environments so that in-person learning can continue. In accordance with CDC guidance, we are also urging families to take steps to protect themselves and minimize the spread of communicable diseases in our schools.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM School Board- Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM School Board- Work Session
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM School Board- Levy Committee
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board- Regular Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM School Board- Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM School Board- Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting