Dear Forest Park Community,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! It’s been wonderful seeing students’ smiling faces, even if we’re seeing them on screens for now. Until we can return in person, our teachers are putting in countless hours to learn all the tools needed to deliver Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Despite the newness of teaching and learning this way, it is evident students are forming strong, positive relationships with their teachers and are engaging in meaningful learning every day.
The saying, “We are all in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat,” is especially true right now. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate these often choppy waters together. Please know we will partner with you and your children to make CDL as successful as it can be.
We look forward to having you and your children join Forest Park School for the unique 2020-2021 school year adventure. Whether we are at school, in person, or gazing at one another over our screens, we will continue to work tirelessly to support one another.
Cindi Swingen, Principal
Dear Families of PPS Secondary Students,
During Comprehensive Distance Learning, opportunities are built into the schedule for all families to be able to connect with teachers during office hours. As in a traditionally formatted year, we will also be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences (morning to evening) on November 23-24.
Dear PPS Families,
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant decline in children accessing preventative medical services such as vaccines and well child checks. We’re happy to announce that we have re-opened two of PPS’ school-based health centers to provide access to medical services for students while the district continues to hold classes remotely. School-based health centers offer quality, affordable health care by doctors and Family Nurse Practitioners for children and youth with no out of pocket cost.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to update you on the Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) progress. As we’ve shared, the initial work focuses on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School. The Southeast Guiding Coalition has held six meetings aimed at creating a common understanding of the Coalition’s charge and the process for developing proposals and a final recommendation. The process is starting with a focus on grades 6-8 now, and will expand to grades PK-12 next spring.
Distance Learning Schedule temporarily in place.
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