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  • 1x8 Fall Electives Sign Up Form

    The link below is the form that gives you information about and a place to sign up for teaching a 1x8 elective including:
    Signing up to teach an elective
    Start and End Dates 
    Synchronous Class Times for 1x3, 4x6, and 7x8
    Asynchronous Class Opportunities
    Nuts and Bolts info
    If you are teaching an elective, it would be incredibly helpful to know your plan by Wednesday.  Keep in mind when planning that a main goal of electives is to provide students a chance to socialize and be together in smaller group settings.  Hands on learning endeavors is also a goal but during DL, time to be together is definitely the priority.  Any supplies students need we'll get to them before their first class (week of October 19th).  
    You are planning for a 4 week long electives class. You will teach this same class twice in succession.  First rotation: Week of Oct. 19-Nov. 13. Second rotation: Week of Nov. 16-Dec. 18     
  • Student Login PPS Information

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    Students and Families!
     
    Welcome to the first day of Soft Start.  Below is some helpful information about login if your child has forgotten their password over the summer. 
    If students need a password reset, the link below goes to a form the parent fills out. 
    Looking forward to a great year!


  • PPS Parent Technology Resources for DL

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    PPS Tech Help and Other Supports for Students and Families
    August 26, 2020
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    Dear PPS Families,

    At Portland Public Schools, we are continuing to work to ensure students and families have the support they need to start the 2020-21 school year online. We want to share a number of resources available to you:

    PPS Fall 2020 Resource Page
    We continue to update our Fall 2020 webpage, pps.net/Fall2020. This week we added a section that lays out the web platforms and tools that students will need as we begin the school year with online learning until at least November 5. The section includes guides and videos for our main platforms and apps: Seesaw, Canvas, Remind, Google Meet and Clever. The resources for families are presented in the six PPS-supported languages.

    PPS Technology Help Desk
    The PPS Technology Help Desk operates from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on school days to provide support to parents, guardians, students and families about navigating school online. We will answer your questions and share information and helpful tips about our distance learning technology platforms, apps, internet connection and other important resources for your student. 

    PPS Multilingual Family Line
    The PPS Multilingual Family Line is a service for parents or guardians (in all PPS-supported languages) to communicate with schools regarding meals, tech help for online classes, special instruction, talking to your teacher, COVID resources and information, etc. Please call these numbers:

    • Español: 503-916-3582
    • 中文:503-916-3585
    • Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584
    • Soomaali: 503-916-3586
    • Русский: 503-916-3583

    We hope you take advantage of the resources above if you have any questions about the learning technology your student will soon be using. We are here to help!

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  • Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Families,

    We want to update you on our progress on the Enrollment and Program Balancing project we have undertaken. As we have previously announced, our initial work is focused on schools in Southeast Portland in advance of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School.

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  • Important Update Regarding MAP Assessments

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    Dear PPS Families,
    Whether in more typical circumstances or during our current Comprehensive Distance Learning mode, it’s important for our educators to have the best possible understanding of their students’ learning needs (this is one of the reasons we began the school year with our soft start, which prioritized student-teacher connections). One of the tools PPS uses to help teachers with that understanding is the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. 
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  • Clarifying Expectations for Middle School Instruction

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    Dear PPS Middle School Families,

    We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.

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  • MAP Assessments for PPS Students: September 28-October 23

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    Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,

    As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes. 

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