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    As our community deals with fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, we want to make Portland Public Schools families aware of a state benefit to help pay for food. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, or P-EBT, is available to help families offset the cost of meals that would have been consumed at school. It is administered by the Oregon Department of Human Services.

    The P-EBT benefit is available to families with a student who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals and any student enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school. For those families:

    • Households who qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Association Program (SNAP), which offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families, will have benefits automatically deposited to their existing EBT accounts. There is no additional paperwork to submit to receive P-EBT benefits.  
    • Households who currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals or attend a CEP school will receive an Oregon Trail Card in the mail along with instructions on how to activate or refuse benefits. There is no additional paperwork to submit to receive P-EBT benefits.

    For families not currently eligible and seeking benefits:

    • Households financially impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for SNAP. See the program’s website to learn more.
    • Families who have experienced income loss may now be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Apply online at

    For assistance with submitting a meal application, please contact the PPS Meal Benefits Office: or 503-916-3402.

    For Pandemic-EBT questions, please contact the Oregon Department of Human Services.

    Whitney Ellersick, Senior Director, Nutrition Services

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SafeOregon Tip Line

  • Keeping with our commitment to student safety, PPS joined school districts across the state a couple of years ago in using the SafeOregon Tip Line.
    We want to remind you about this important resource.

    SafeOregon was funded by the Oregon Legislature as part of a statewide effort to improve school safety. It provides a secure means for anyone to anonymously report suspicious or imminently unsafe situations that may occur either in person or online.


    Examples of suspicious or imminently unsafe situations include: threats of violence/access to weapons, fights, substance use, bullying/harassment, discrimination, intimidation, suicidality, self-harm, bias/hate crimes, and hate speech that is intended to insult, offend, or intimidate based on the attributes of an individual or a group (including disability, gender, gender identity, race/ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation).


    Anyone, from students to parents to community members, can access the system in a variety of ways:

    • The “Report unsafe behavior” button found on every PPS school’s website
    • The SafeOregon website 
    • A live call/text (844-472-3367)
    • An email to
    • The mobile app that can be downloaded from your Smart Phone via iTunes or Google Play


    Trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond.


    Please be sure to share this information with your friends and family. Remind your students: If you see or hear something, say something – immediately.


    Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

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