PPS Board of Education Approves Plan:
Hybrid In-Person Instruction Will Begin in April
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
We are very pleased to share with you that this evening, the Board of Education approved the agreement between Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) that clears the way for hybrid in-person instruction to begin at PPS schools starting April 1 and 2 with PreK through first grades. Grades 2-5 will begin April 5; grades 6-12 will begin hybrid instruction the week of April 19.
The Board’s vote came after approval of the agreement by PAT members.
A large majority of our families have indicated that they are ready for in-person instruction, and we have spent many months planning the safe return of students and staff to our schools and classrooms. We are excited to begin hybrid instruction soon!
We will continue to share details with you in the coming days.
Updates for Reopening
Dear Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade Families,
We just wanted to send you a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, March 19 is an asynchronous learning day. Teachers will not be available for live, online lessons as they will be participating in training to prepare them to deliver hybrid instruction. Teachers will provide direction and asynchronous content to students for the day.
After spring break, asynchronous learning will continue March 29-31 as teachers continue to prepare for the start of hybrid instruction on April 1. Teachers will again be providing direction and asynchronous content to students for those three days.
Dear PPS Families,
We want to make you aware of some important updates and upcoming changes to our meal service. Because of spring break, meal service will be paused next week (March 22-26). Please be sure to stop by one of our current meal distribution sites on Friday, March 19, between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. to pick up seven days’ worth of meals to cover spring break.
With the upcoming transition to hybrid learning, the last day for home meal delivery will be Friday, March 19. The PPS Nutrition Services department is incredibly thankful for their partnership with the PPS Student Transportation department over the last nine months to make this offering possible for our students and families.
Meal service will resume with new locations and service times the week of March 29. We will share more information about the new locations and services times soon. Whether your child participates in the hybrid learning model or continues with distance learning, school meals will remain free for all students in all schools, regardless of eligibility. No student ID, names or other information is needed to receive meals.
For detailed information about our meal service, please visit the PPS Nutrition Services website. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-916-3399 with any questions.
We wish you a safe and restful spring break.
Reopening dates for in-person learning (subject to approval of Portland Association of Teachers members, PPS Board of Education)
■ Grades PK-1: Thursday, April 1
■ Grades 2-5: Monday, April 5
■ Middle, high school: Week of April 19