Count everyone in your house on the census to invest in the future of infants, young children, and any student living with you.
During the statewide school closure, every school district in Oregon is seeking ways to reach students remotely and keep social and emotional health at the forefront. While we are home, we can also participate in the U.S. Census to advocate for students.
Data collected in the census will inform the future distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like after school activities, head start, special education, school meals, and other resources needed in a pandemic. It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities.
Every household will be asked to complete a short, protected questionnaire that asks for basic information about the people in their home, and will not ask for citizenship or social security number. Children, however, are often missed in the census, as the opportunity happens once every 10 years.
There are three ways you can complete the census:
1) Complete your mailed census, 2) call 844-330-2020, or 3) 2020census.gov online
We are collectively adapting to the changing dynamic of our crisis, and you may read our latest updates at pps.net/coronavirus. Thank you for staying home to flatten the curve, completing your census, and supporting PPS communities alongside our educators.