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  • In reaction to the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting life throughout the United States and rest of the world, Portland Public Schools has been closed since March 16. On March 17, the closure of all public schools in Oregon, originally scheduled to end April 1, was extended by Gov. Kate Brown through April 28, with classes planned to re-open Wednesday, April 29. On this page are resources for families for the time away, as well as updates we have sent, via email, to our families.


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  • PPS: Planning for Home-based Learning

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    After much urgent collaboration and planning, today leadership from Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers shared with all of our PPS educators the outline for how teachers will begin working online next week. This outline represents our upcoming efforts to most effectively phase in supports for our students and teachers during the extended closure of our schools. We appreciate your patience while we, like other school districts, adapt our instructional delivery model virtually overnight. Next week we will share with you a detailed, multi-week plan for home-based learning for your students. Please stay tuned for that.

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: March 18

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    We want to continue to provide you with the latest updates and information. Work continues around the clock to provide academic and social emotional supports as well as meals to students during the statewide school closure, which per Governor Brown’s Executive Order, will extend through April 28.  

  • Need to borrow a computer for your PPS student? Fill out this form!

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    Families of PPS,

    As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials. 

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: Governor Orders Schools Closed Through April 28

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,
    This afternoon Gov. Kate Brown, as part of an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in our state, announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure. This includes the announcement that: 
    All Oregon and all PPS schools will be closed through April 28. Per this executive order, students would return to schools on Wednesday, April 29.
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  • Help The Fund for Portland Public Schools respond to the needs of students, families, and school communities during this unprecedented school closure. Click on the image below to learn more and donate:

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Extended Learning Resources

  • To help students and their families stay engaged academically during this time off, we have a “Virtual Learning Opportunities” portal (click on image to go to page):

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