• Following guidance from health officials and Gov. Kate Brown, Portland Public Schools will start the 2020-21 school year online until at least January 28. This page will offer regular updates on our Comprehensive Distance Learning program and other supports for students and families during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Interpretation Information for Tonight’s Covid-19 PPS Virtual Panel Discussion

  • Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali

    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    As we shared last week, we are hosting a virtual panel discussion, Schools, COVID and Shared Understandings, tonight (December 14) from 6 to 8 p.m. on the PPS YouTube channel. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available during the event. To access interpretation services in your language, please see the information below. If you are unable to watch the event tonight, the discussion will be available to view on the PPS YouTube channel playlist starting tomorrow.

    Call-in number: 669-900-9128
    Meeting ID: 850 3462 8848

    Call-in number: 253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 896 8492 1785

    Chinese (Cantonese):
    Call-in number: 253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 846 1965 6624

    Chinese (Mandarin):
    Call-in number: 253-215-8782
    Meeting ID: 875 7785 1573

    Call-in number: 346-248-7799
    Meeting ID: 862 6610 7476

    Call-in number: 312-626-6799
    Meeting ID: 854 0193 2438


Join Us For a Covid-19 PPS Virtual Panel Discussion on December 14

  • Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali

    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    You are invited to visit the PPS YouTube channel Monday evening for Schools, COVID and Shared Understandings, a two-hour virtual panel discussion where the Board of Education and our larger community will hear from public health experts and district leadership on the district’s planning and decision-making for school re-entry. The discussion will address questions including why we are in Comprehensive Distance Learning now and what it will take to get students back into classrooms. Our public health experts will also have the latest information about COVID vaccines.

    Schools, COVID and Shared Understandings
    Virtual Panel Discussion
    Monday, December 14
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    PPS YouTube channel

    We hope you can tune in.

Previous 2020-21 Messages

  • November 13 Update: Classes Will Continue Through Inclement Weather During Distance Learning

  • October 30 Update: Oregon Revises COVID-19 Criteria for Opening Schools

  • October 23 Update: Information About Middle and High School Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • October 22: Updates to Meal Service as Weather Changes, Distance Learning Continues

  • October 15 Update: Limited In-Person Opportunities Becoming Available

  • October 7 Update: PPS Distance Learning to Continue Through January 28

  • September 25 Update: Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

  • September 22 Update: Breakfast and Lunch Are Free for All Students

  • September 21 Update: Information about Middle Grades Virtual Schedules

  • September 10 Update: Menu of Student and Family Supports

  • September 9 Update on Child Care

  • September 2 Update: What Students and Families Need to Know about Attendance

  • August 28 Update for Families

  • August 26 Message to Families: Sample Instructional Schedules

  • August 21 Message to Families on "Soft Start"

  • August 14 Message to Families

  • August 7 Message to Families

  • July 28 Superintendent's Message Announcing Online Classes Until Nov. 5

  • July 20 Update To Families

  • July 11 Message To Families and Staff

  • July 1 Message To Families

Resources for Families

  • Click on the image below to see our webpage of resources for families for the start of the 2020-21 school year as students learn from home.

    Click to see Resources for Families page

Coronavirus Resources

  • Click image below to see our webpage with the latest updates, along with resources for meals, child care, mental health/safety and more:

    Coronavirus banner


    School Meals

    Click image below to see pickup sites and delivery of school meals:

    Click to read

Instructional Delivery

Operational Blueprint for Reopening