Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.
Dear PPS Middle School Families,
We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.
Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,
As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes.
Abernethy Student Friendly Schedules
Kindergarten Student Friendly Schedule HERE
1st Grade Student Friendly Schedule HERE
1st/2nd Grade Student Friendly Schedule HERE
2nd Grade Student Friendly Schedule HERE
3rd Grade Student Friendly Schedule HERE
4th Grade Student Friendly Schedule HERE
Back to School Night
Thank you to all our families and Michelle DePass, Director Zone 2 Portland Public Schools Board of Education, for joining us at Abernethy’s Back to School night on Sept 23rd. It was a huge success. For those who were not able to make it please take a look at the Principal Slides below to view what was discussed.
Teachers will be sending class supply lists to families and will discuss supplies during Back to School Night on Sept 23rd.
Attached is the Complete list of School Supplies recommended by the district for 2020-2021
Hello Abernethy Kinder Families
Thank you for attending our Community Meeting last night! We are looking forward to getting to know each and every one of your little ones.
Please see the attached letter for more details about getting started with Kinder this year.
Welcome Abernethy Eagles to the 2020-2021 school year!
We are so excited to get back together again and see all of you online for our Soft Start September 2-11, 2020. We know many of you have questions about distance learning from the recent emails from the PPS Communications Department. Please come to the community meeting where we hope we can answer them.
We want to share updates about the opening of the school year. As always, you can find the latest information and resources by visiting this webpage (pps.net/fall2020). I would really encourage all families to visit this page and review the FAQ for additional information that is available currently.
On 8/20/2020 principals were given specific expectations for the creation of daily school schedules. The school schedule is to be submitted and shared by 9/2/2020. I will be collaborating with my Instructional Leadership Team next week to create daily schedules by grade level so we can get them to our school community as soon as possible.
A few highlights to note are that we will begin school at our regular start time of 8:45 and the end of our learning day is 3:00 pm. Students will have both online and offline learning experiences during that time which will include time with our Specialists in Music and PE. Students will have a scheduled break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch as well. Grade level teams will plan together to ensure required minutes for offline and online learning are consistent across each grade level. I will be sharing our daily schedules prior to our community meeting on 9/1 at 6:30 pm and will have a Q & A time. Please see today's Messenger email for information about the Community Meeting.
Thanks for your support and patience.
Looking forward to partnering with you for a great year.
Dr. Christie M. Petersen
Preparing Every Student Well for Their Next Learning Experience!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Policy Committee Meeting
7:00 PM PTA Board Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
3:15 PM Site Council
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
10:00 AM - 3:15 PM Tools to Build Your Future for High School Students
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
6:30 PM Community Meeting