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October 1, 2022
Dear West Sylvan Families,
We held our first all-school assembly in over two years on Friday, to come together, share some school spirit, have fun competitions between grade levels, and to celebrate scholars who have been nominated for modeling the MYP Learner Trait by being “Open Minded.” It was a short assembly lasting less than 30 minutes, and it afforded us some whole school time to gather together, have some fun, and celebrate successes.
We greatly appreciate the family members who have been volunteering in our Main Office, our Library, and joining us for school lunches to help with supervision! The additional adults around campus really help with these busier spaces and the busiest times of the school day!
Visit our Counseling Corner here!
Please read the full Family Communication here.
Jill and Ben
2021 - 2022 School Year:
*3/25 Spring Break - no Family Communication sent out
*12/24 + 12/31 Winter Break - no Family Communication sent out
*11/26 Fall Break - no Family Communication sent out
*REQUESTS for changes/corrections to CLASS SCHEDULES*
If there are errors in your Student's schedule,
please send an email to email@example.com
and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate Counselor/Administrator
who will support a conversation in making necessary changes.
*Be sure to include the Student's full legal name and PPS Student ID number.
July 11, 2022
Greetings West Sylvan Middle School Families,
We hope that you all are enjoying summer break! Administratively, we are still doing a great deal of preparation and planning for the 22-23 school year, and we’d like to share a few key pieces of information for families to help with a successful start to next school year.
Enjoy July! Go Wolfpack!
Jill and Ben
Dr. Jill Hunt
School Secretary (Enrollment/Attendance)
Counselor [6th Grade]
Counselor [7th Grade]
Counselor [8th Grade]
Recently, we have received several questions from staff, families, and a media outlet, asking us to detail our efforts at maintaining optimal air quality in our schools. We understand the concern and the need for reassurance from our students and employees – that as a school system, we are taking prudent measures to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.
On September 20, 2022, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously approved a historic agreement that centers Black students, and embarks on the development of a community plan for their future by making the voter-approved Center for Black Student Excellence (CBSE) a reality.
We are pleased to announce that we will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. The clinic will be open to all, and offer first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Additionally, this clinic will include access to the new bivalent vaccine (12+). The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older.
We are currently seeking membership applications for the district’s inaugural PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee (RESJ CAC). This committee will advise both the Superintendent and School Board about about the racial equity and education impacts of policy decisions and work collaboratively to increase understanding and progress towards the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy and the PPS RESJ Plan and Framework, PPS reImagined, and the PPS Strategic Plan.
Uprising 5th Grader Parent Visit Slideshow -
Presentation Slideshow. from May 2022.
Forecasting using Studentvue has now passed. Please use the following information if you still need to communicate your elective choices with us:
General Resource Links:
STEP 1. Resources for review BEFORE completing forecasting:
*(8th Grade students who would like a full year band or dance, as an elective, may opt out of the second half of their world language course but will not be able to receive HS credit for W.L. W.L. will be taken during the first semester and band second semester.
STEP 2: Sharing your elective choices with us:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Regular Meeting
Parent Office Hours
with the TAG Department
Ask questions and receive information
related to TAG identification, services, processes, etc.
We will meet on Zoom
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Our first meeting will be
Wednesday, September 28th
Zoom link for Parent Office Hours
with the TAG Department
We look forward to seeing you!