Greetings, Alliance High School @ Meek Community!
I'm thrilled to be back at Alliance High School as the permanent principal this year! Of course I wish we were able to be together as a school in person supporting all of you, but whatever our “reality” is for this school year, I know our Meek team will step up and support our students and our community in the best ways possible.
Welcome to Our New Staff Members:
Alison Lanigan is joining us from daVinci Arts Middle School as our half-time career education teacher. She will work closely with our Meek staff on project-based learning activities and designing career supports for our students.
We welcome back Alex Mayo, who is returning to us from his educational assistant position to a .5 Math Instructional Specialist. He will collaborate with our Math team to continue to support our students in creative and innovative ways to achieve math proficiency.
Halla Williams is returning to us as a .5 social worker supporting students at Meek. Halla completed her internship with Amy White, our current and returning social worker last year.
We are still in the process of filling our half time Student Attendance Coach.
We begin this school year unlike any other where we will educate our students through a fully online model that we are all quickly trying to learn. In the next few weeks, we will be reaching out to you to determine how best to meet your students’ educational and social emotional needs.
Please update your information in Parentvue and/or Studentvue so you can keep current on your student’s progress in school. If you are having issues, please email our secretary Christina Rilatt at email@example.com if your email or phone number need to be updated in our Synergy system.
Important Dates for the Next Few Weeks
Wednesday, October 21 - Tools to Build Your Furture - PPS Virtural Career Fair 10:00 AM - 3:20 PM
Friday, November 6 - No school (Teacher Plan Day)
November 23-24 - Parent, Studnet, Teacher Conferences - No School for Students
November 25-27 - Holiday Break - No School
You can find the latest information and resources by visiting pps.net/fall2020 .
Important, time-sensitive information will be shared through a number of channels, including both email and text messaging. If you have not already opted to receive texts from PPS Communications, you can do so by texting “Yes” or “Y” to 68453. Please note that PPS Communications uses text messaging on a limited basis.
Computer distribution will now happen through the school. If you have a device that is not
working, or need to pick one up, please email Ms. Green, student success advocate at
firstname.lastname@example.org so she can coordinate a pick-up plan. Also please email Ms. Green if you need internet access.
PPS Meal Distribution
Meal distribution has resumed at 36 sites across the district on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. A list of sites and additional information can be found at: https://www.pps.net/fall2020meals
TriMet Hop Card Passes
Hop passes will be available to enrolled students. If have not yet recieved your HOP card pass, or you need a replacement card, please contact Christina in the main school office at email@example.com for assistance.
PPS Facilities are Closed - PPS campuses are closed per state public health directives- this includes playgrounds and athletic fields.
This will be a school year like no other for sure. It is an opportunity for all of us to grow and learn as citizens, professionals and students. I look forward to the journey with you. Please let me know how I can support you and your student. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are making history in this time… our new normal!!
"Ms. Bonnie" Hobson
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
We are now several weeks into Comprehensive Distance Learning, and simultaneously working on the next phases of a gradual re-opening of schools. PPS remains focused on published health metrics from the county and state and our medical experts. We also continue to observe Oregon Department of Education guidelines as we contemplate introducing limited in-person opportunities. While we are anxious to have all of our students back on campus, we will proceed in a measured and prudent manner that prioritizes the health and safety of our students and employees.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
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.