Dear Ida B. Wells Students and Families,
I will remember today for a long time. After not seeing students in our building for more than a year, today we had the great privilege of welcoming many of our students back to our classrooms. Although everyone's faces were covered by masks, I could see lots of smiling eyes. I am hopeful that today marks the beginning of a new chapter. I look forward to seeing the rest of our Hybrid students later this week and hope that at some point in the near future, we will be able to safely welcome all of our students back to Ida B. Wells HS.
Filip Hristic, Ida B. Wells HS Principal
More announcements for the week:
Learning About Our Namesake
Please join us on Thursday, May 6th from 6-7pm for a Community Conversation wiht Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Great-Grandson, Dan Duster. The event is co-sponsored by Ida B. Wells High School Community Equity Council (CEC) and Wells Cluster PTA's. For more information and to Register: Learning about our Namesake Registration
For general information regarding Hybrid Learning, including the new schedule, please visit the Hybrid Learning page on our website: Hybrid Learning at IBW
Covid Testing Consent Forms
The COVID test consent form (in both English and Spanish)are here: Covid Testing Consent Form_English Covid Testing Consent Form_Spanish
We will need this form on file for any student who is showing symptoms and needs a test. We cannot test students without prior written consent. Please print a copy of this form and have your student turn in the completed from as they enter the buidlng on their first day of Hybrid Learning.
Our Attendance Secretary is on leave until mid-May. Kathy Lommen is filling in as our attendance secretary during Sara's absence. If you need to report your student's absence, please email email@example.com or call the main office at 503-916-5280.
Attendance will be changing beginning today with the start of Hybrid Learning, to learn more about those changes, visit the Hybrid Learning page: https://www.pps.net/Domain/6586
Meal access is critical for many families within our district and PPS is working to ensure that meal access continues for all students, whether or not they return to school for hybrid in-person instruction or if they remain in distance learning. All school meals will continue to be free for all students in all schools, and no student ID or names are needed to receive meals.
Once a student returns to hybrid in-person instruction, meals will be served at their school at the end of their in-person session.
If a student is staying in distance learning -- or if their hybrid in-person learning has not begun -- they should visit 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days to pick up meals.
For the remainder of the year, grab-and-go meals will be available between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days for all children in the community (PPS students and children not enrolled at PPS) ages 1-18. Ida B. Wells High School, Jackson Middle School and Robert Gray Middle School are all Meal Distribution Schools.
Our PPS transportation department has worked with Trimet on their plan to ensure we have enough available seats for students at the adjusted bell times for this year. They were able to confirm that they have analyzed the affected routes and added service to lines 1,44,51 and 71. They will be monitoring all the rest closely with a plan for overflow on school routes.
If you already registered your car but haven't picked up your pass, it will be delivered to you in your classroom. If you still need to register your vehicle, you can do so on this form https://docs.google.com/
Entering the building for Hybrid Learning
Each grade has been assisgned an entrance for entering the building:
9th grade: Front Doors, Vermont St.
10th Grade: Side Doors, Wilson Pool side
11th Grade: Stair Doors, Gym Entrance
12th Grade: ADA Ramp, Gym Entrance
For further clarification, view this attached map: Campus Map with Hybrid Learning Entrances
For any 9th graders unable to join the school tours last week or any other student new to Ida B. Wells HS, here is a link to a School Map to familiarize yourself with the inside of the building.
Juniors - Senior English Reforecasting
We have had to make some unanticipated adjustments to our Senior English course offerings, and we need you to complete the following form, essentially “re-forecasting” for your Senior English course. We will be offering three course options:
* AP English Literature
* Contemporary Texts and Media (Dual Credit Opportunity)
* Creative Writing (Dual Credit Opportunity)
Please rank your choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd) on the following form Senior English Reforecasting Form by Wednesday, April 21.
SAT for Juniors, April 27
Students that registered to take the SAT at IBW and their parent(s)/guardian(s) were emailed (students to their student PPS email) with the date of their exam, testing room and assigned entrance. A reminder email will be sent by 4/21 as well. If you don't receive the email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Review this pdf_sat-school-day-student-
A series of lunch and learn sessions will be offered for Juniors by Ida B. Wells counselors and staff to share information and get your questions answered. Join us for these workshops - see the flyer for dates and link to sessions: Lunch and Learn Series
This Week: Wednesday, April 21, 12:10-12:40pm; Topic - Understaning The College Application Process
Letters of Recommendation
Exploring Careers - Is College Right For Me?
The College Essay
Athletics in College
Bailey Passion Scholarship - Pursue Your Passion!
This is not based on academics, athletics, or need and is only for PPS Students! DUE May 1
Do you have a passion you feel has the potential to positively impact the world? Are you considering pursuing your passion in your career? If so, consider applying for the Bailey Passion Scholarship. Visit baileypassionscholarship.org to find out more, and to request an application!
Senior News, Class of 2021
Senior Ads in Yearbook
It's not too late to place a Senior Ad in the Yearbook! For more information about this and all news about the Senior Year and Graduation, visit our page, Senior News, Class of 2021
From our Social Worker, Britni Locke
Beginning April 20th, Peace In Schools is offering free, online, community meditations every Monday from 8:15-8:45AM. To register. fill out the form which can be found at this link.
Black Youth Crisis Recovery Group
Are you a black student who is seeking a safe place to process and unpack trauma and grief that you may be dealing with as a result of current events? If so, please check out this flyer for more information on how you can join this group: Black Youth Crisis Recovery Group
Substance Abuse Information
The Substance Use Supports Team from Student Success & Health is excited to offer a Parent and Family Support Group in Spanish beginning this Wednesday 4/7. The group will be offered virtually from 5:00-6:30. Families are not required to attend all and drop-in's are welcome.
Topics will include:
Benson High School Wellness Center
The Wellness Center located at Benson High School is open to assist with medical issues. They are also now a location conducting COVID testing (not vaccines). For more information, please refer to this flyer: Benson Wellness Center
Parenting Class by LifeStance Health (formerly Western Psychological & Counseling Services)
See the flyer for more information Excessive Technology Parentlng Workshop
FAMILIES & COMMUNITY
The next IBW Foundation Meeting will take place on April 22, 2021 at 7 PM. Please feel free to wear green during the call. We will finalize IBW’s fundraising plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents and staff are welcome to join via zoom at the following link: April IBWHS 7PM Foundation Zoom Call If you plan to participate on the call and would like a copy of the meeting agenda prior, please email Brad Nelson at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Ida B Wells branded merchandise is now available from our Booster Club. This initial product line includes the Lifting As We Climb Student Tee designed by IBW student Elle Unflat, our Type tees in standard cut or women's cut, some great Portland Gear tees and hoodies, plus face masks.
The library and bookroom window are closed to drop-in student visits
ALL Students in CDL and Hybrid can continue to request Chromebooks, textbooks, and library books via Destiny holds, email, or Google Form. They will pick up materials at the front door:
Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30-12:00 and 1:30-3:15, or
Call library or bookroom to request materials while in onsite classes
Email questions and urgent requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will go to both Cassie Lanzas and Hilary Woodard. One of us will answer your question or request.
Materials Request Form- For Students: http://bit.ly/
Office Hours Appointments: http://bit.ly/
Students for Environmental Action - Earth Week Activities
Celebrate Earth Week this week with Students for Environmental Action! We have fun activities planned including a Water Day, Recycling Day, and Gardening Day! The full schedule is below. Sign up at bit.ly/sea-earth-week
Happy Earth Day! In recognition of this annual tradition, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge all of the incredible work that students, staff, and partners are doing across the district to further our commitment to Climate Justice.
The PPS Youth Transition Program, in collaboration with Community Services Network, DePaul Industries, Meadowlark and Easter Seals of Oregon, is pleased to host a Virtual Special Education & Transition Resource Fair on April 27 and 28 from 6-8 p.m. Participants will receive information and valuable resources from a variety of local community agencies that provide support and services for students while in high school and beyond.
Dear PPS Community,
As we continue welcoming our students to hybrid in-person learning, today we want to share a new resource that is available to you. For this project, we ReImagine a Digital Experience – an experience that is easy to navigate, multilingual, user-friendly and welcoming for ALL.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Foundation Meeting
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Board Spring Retreat
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Site Council Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Budget Review Committee meeting