Dear PPS Families,
This week’s Southeast Guiding Coalition meeting is happening on Thursday, December 3, at 6 p.m. For those who would like to watch or listen to the meeting, please use the links and call-in information below to access interpreters. If you would like interpretation at future Southeast Guiding Coalition meetings, please email Gail Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interpretation requests must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Friday the week before the meeting is scheduled to occur.
Dear PPS Families,
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services such as vaccines and well child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on the Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) progress. As we’ve shared, the initial work focuses on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School. The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings aimed at creating a common understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring.
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
REMINDER ABOUT MENU OF STUDENT AND FAMILY SUPPORTS
As we continue through Comprehensive Distance Learning, we want to remind you of a few resources for families. The PPS Family Resources webpage (https://www.pps.net/familyresources) contains a variety of resources, including the Menu of Student and Family Supports available in the six supported languages at PPS.
The menu helps families and students find the services that are currently available to them and is listed by school. The menu includes details about the following services and supports:
§ Academic Supports
§ Belonging and Connection Services
§ Family Supports and Resources
§ Culturally Specific Supports
We will continually update and improve this menu over the course of the school year by adding additional supports and making it more accessible and user friendly.
We welcome any feedback that you have about the menu of supports or other ways that we can better support our families during this challenging time.
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!
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