• 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.

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

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

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    Dear PPS Families,

    With the announcement that Portland Public Schools is extending Comprehensive Distance Learning through at least January 28, we want to make you aware of upcoming updates to our meal service as we adjust to the coming colder weather and shorter days.

    We will be pausing services at Clarendon, Sacajawea and Harriet Tubman Middle School due to low participation. The last day of service at these three locations will be Friday, October 30. Families who have been visiting these sites are encouraged to visit one of the other PPS meal sites close by or request home meal delivery. 

    Starting November 2, our grab-and-go curbside serving locations will be open from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Some schools might shift their serving location on campus to help keep employees dry and visible. To see the full list of meal sites, please visit the Nutrition Sites During Distance Learning website

    Finally, we are re-opening access to home meal deliveries, a service for PPS families that are not near a meal site or need assistance accessing meals. To request meal delivery service, please complete the request form. We continue to assess the capacity of both the Nutrition Services and Transportation departments and will keep you apprised of any updates we make to our services.

    If you have any questions about our meal service, please contact us at nutritionservices@pps.net. Thank you!

    PPS Nutrition Services

Previous Fall 2020 Messages

  • 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

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.

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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:

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    School Meals

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

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Instructional Delivery

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