Introducing Home-Based Distance Learning
PPS-HD is a distance learning plan to support students’ academic and social-emotional needs as the district buildings remain closed due to COVID-19 precautions. It aligns with guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and provides for blended learning strategies and access to educational materials through multiple modes, such as virtual classroom and paper learning guides.
The PPS-HD plan includes curriculum by grade level and subject matter that is designed to maintain instruction and academic engagement for students using computers, laptops, tablets, iPads or smartphones. As we transition to distance learning, PPS-HD will be centered on care, community, and continuity of learning.
What's needed: Students need two things:
- An internet-compatible device
- Access to the internet
Students who need either should fill out the form in the right column of this page under "Need a Computer."
We know you have plenty of questions, and we've addressed many, from how to get technical assistance, to how many hours a day each student should expect; from if counselors will be reachable, to how English Language Learners will be receive instruction. We have tried to answer the most common questions. Please see our Q&A by clicking on the image at right.
Introducing Remind, a simple platform for all of us to engage together
Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,
We know this is a time of transition as we move from school buildings to home-based distance learning for the duration of this closure. In order to continue to work in similar ways with our students as we did in our buildings, principals, teachers and counselors will need to be able to communicate with you and your students while maintaining safety and privacy for all. Because of this situation, we are partnering with Remind to provide a simple platform for all of us to engage together.
Remind does not replace Google Classroom or SeeSaw. Those are the PPS-approved platforms where students will receive their course work and/or have classroom video conferencing. Remind is a great tool to support one-to-one interactions. It will take the place of things students, teachers, counselors and administrators used to do in person like assigning school work, having office hours, asking questions, getting assignment support, talking to a counselor about an issue or concern, etc. Remind allows you to text, make calls, send reminders, share video and photos, and allows PPS to track all interactions.
As part of this rollout, official accounts will be created for all the educators, parents, guardians and students at Portland Public Schools. In the next few days, you'll receive an email or text message from Remind. Just follow the steps in the message to set up your account. Here is a video demo to see how Remind works.
If you have any questions or concerns about using Remind, please reach out to your principal directly. We are excited to have the opportunity to engage with your family during this time!
- Daily Expectations for pre-kindergarten to 5th grade (based on Oregon Department of Education recommendations)
- Expectativas diarias para los estudiantes de pre-Kínder a 5° grado (basadas en las recomendaciones del Departamento de Educación de Oregon)
- Các Kỳ Vọng Hàng Ngày cho lớp mẫu giáo đến lớp 5 (dựa trên đề nghị của Bộ Giáo Dục Oregon)
- Ежедневные ожидания по выполнению заданий для учеников с дошкольного учреждения по 5-й класс (на основе рекомендаций Департамента образования штата Орегон)
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