• Coronavirus update: In-person classes canceled for rest of 2019 school year

    On April 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered that all in-person classes are canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
    PPS will continue to teach with our home-based distance learning program, PPS-HD. More information and updates

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  • George M.S. Principal Hiring Process Committee Nomination Form

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    Dear George Staff and Families,

    I hope that you all are safe and healthy during this extended closure.  

    Much work has continued during the closure. We will begin the next stages of the principal hiring process through our school-based committee interviews. If you are interested in participating in the interview process, please complete the School-Based Principal Hiring Process Committee Nomination Form linked here. The survey will be open through April 9.  

    I appreciate your engagement, patience, and flexibility as we navigate through this process virtually.  

    Sincerely,

    Karl Logan
    Area Senior Director

  • Chromebook Device Pickup - Wednesday April 8 - Friday April 17.

    Device Pickup

    Wednesday April 8 through Friday, April 10
    Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17

    The District is offering a second round of Chromebook device pickup. Please read through the information below regarding your student's grade level.

    PPS is practicing social distancing so we ask that you stay in your vehicle when you come to pick up the device. Our team will come to your vehicle. Or if you are walking or taking transit or rideshare to the school, please honor the six feet apart rule. We will have a walk up line for distribution. The devices have been sanitized and are bagged for your health and safety.  The bags include a Chromebook, charger, and instructions to connect to available wifi. The expectation is the devices will be returned once schools are open again, or once the school year ends, or upon request by Portland Public Schools
     

    All Students - Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 10 and then Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17

    9:00AM to 4:00PM. Parents and guardians can pick up a chromebook for their students who are in grades K-12 beginning Thursday, April 9th at any location listed below. Please bring student ID to verify they are a current PPS student.

    Pickup Locations

    BESC - 501 N Dixon St
    Franklin HS - 5405 SE Woodward St
    Jefferson HS - 5210 N Kerby Ave
    Roosevelt HS - 6941 N Central St

     

    High School Students Only - Wednesday, April 8.

    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. High school students or their parents or their guardians can stop by any of the locations listed below to get a chromebook. Please bring student ID. If you are not able to stop by tomorrow, additional pick up sites will be open for all students beginning Thursday.

    Pickup Locations

    Grant HS - 2245 NE 36th Ave
    Cleveland HS - 3400 SE 26th Ave
    Wilson HS - 1115 SW Vermont St

     
     
     

  • Coronavirus Resources

    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.
    Here is a link with resources for families for the time away, as well as updates PPS has sent,

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    George Communication for 4/8/2020

     

    Hello GMS Students and Families,

    • Device Pickup - Thursday April 9 through Friday April 17
      The District is offering a second round of Chromebook device pickup and a request form does not have to be completed, nor will a loan agreement be required to pick up a device. 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Parents and guardians can pick up a chromebook for their students who are in grades K-12 beginning Thursday, April 9th at any location listed below. Please bring student ID to verify they are a current PPS student.
    • PPS is practicing social distancing so we ask that you stay in your vehicle when you come to pick up the device. Our team will come to your vehicle. Or if you are walking or taking transit or rideshare to the school, please honor the six feet apart rule. We will have a walk up line for distribution. The devices have been sanitized and are bagged for your health and safety. The bags include a Chromebook, charger, and instructions to connect to available wifi. The expectation is the devices will be returned once schools are open again, or once the school year ends, or upon request by Portland Public Schools.

     

    Pickup Locations:

    BESC - 501 N Dixon St
    Franklin HS - 5405 SE Woodward St
    Jefferson HS - 5210 N Kerby Ave
    Roosevelt HS - 6941 N Central St

     

    SNAP Benefits

    This communication is to help improve access for families to food and other benefits during this time. Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits.

    https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/pages/index.aspx

     

    Leap into 9th Grade
    PPS is still planning to have Leap into 9th Grade. Here is the virtual sign in form for those who are interested.



    Reminders:

     

    Student Username and Password Support:

    PPS is developing support systems for students and staff that support a remote working and learning reality. To solve the student passwords situation, both resets and unknown passwords for students, each school is helping out so that we can efficiently serve our students. At George MS we’ve identified Mr. Vargas (fvargas@pps.net) as our primary contact person for this and Mrs. Silas (ssilas@pps.net) who can also help. They will serve as the primary contacts for student username and password inquiries. If they are unable to resolve a username or password issue, they would, in turn, contact the PPS support desk. Below is an outline of the necessary elements with some of the basic information that is helpful with passwords solutions.

    Elements to consider for planning:

    • Students usernames are first initial, last name, last four digits of their student ID.
      • IE: Stacey Willis with an ID of 123456 would be swillis3456@student.pps.net
    • 6th-8th grade default password is Pps###### where “#” is the student’s 6 digit ID number.

     

    Contacting Us and Administrator Availability

    Please feel free to email me if you have questions. If helpful for you, we can set up a time to visit by phone or through Google Hangout Meet. Email me at pmcdougal@pps.net if you would like to set up a time.

     

    Assistant Principal Shaunice Silas is available and happy to connect with you too. She can be contacted by email at ssilas@pps.net and is also available to set up a time to visit with you by phone or through Google Hangout Meet.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Peter McDougal, D.Ed.

    Principal, George Middle School


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    Hola estudiantes y familias de GMS,

     

    Recogida del dispositivo: del jueves 9 de abril al viernes 17 de abril

    El Distrito está ofreciendo una segunda ronda de recolección de dispositivos Chromebook y no es necesario completar un formulario de solicitud, ni se requerirá un contrato de préstamo para recoger un dispositivo. 9:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Los padres y tutores pueden recoger un chromebook para sus estudiantes que están en los grados K-12 a partir del jueves 9 de abril en cualquier lugar que se enumera a continuación. Traiga una identificación de estudiante para verificar que sea un estudiante actual de PPS.

     

    PPS está practicando el distanciamiento social, por lo que le pedimos que permanezca en su vehículo cuando venga a recoger el dispositivo. Nuestro equipo vendrá a su vehículo. O si está caminando o tomando transporte público o transporte compartido a la escuela, respete la regla de seis pies de distancia. Tendremos una línea para distribución. Los dispositivos han sido desinfectados y están en bolsas para su salud y seguridad. Las bolsas incluyen un Chromebook, cargador e instrucciones para conectarse a wifi disponible. La expectativa es que los dispositivos serán devueltos una vez que las escuelas estén abiertas nuevamente, o una vez que finalice el año escolar, o cuando lo soliciten las Escuelas Públicas de Portland.

     

    Lugares de recogida:

    BESC - 501 N Dixon St

    Franklin HS - 5405 SE Woodward St

    Jefferson HS - 5210 N Kerby Ave

    Roosevelt HS - 6941 N Central St

     

    Beneficios de SNAP

    Esta comunicación es para ayudar a mejorar el acceso de las familias a alimentos y otros beneficios durante este tiempo. Los hogares afectados financieramente por el Coronavirus (COVID-19) pueden calificar para el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP). SNAP ofrece beneficios de alimentos a individuos y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos. Averigüe si es elegible y cómo solicitar los beneficios de alimentos.

    https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ASSISTANCE/FOOD-BENEFITS/pages/index.aspx

     

    Saltar al noveno grado

    PPS todavía planea tener Leap en noveno grado. Aquí está el formulario de inicio de sesión virtual para aquellos que estén interesados.

     

    Recordatorios:

     

    Soporte de nombre de usuario y contraseña del estudiante:

    PPS está desarrollando sistemas de apoyo para estudiantes y personal que apoyan una realidad remota de trabajo y aprendizaje. Para resolver la situación de las contraseñas de los estudiantes, tanto las contraseñas establecidas como las desconocidas para los estudiantes, cada escuela está ayudando para que podamos atender eficientemente a nuestros estudiantes. En George MS hemos identificado al Sr. Vargas (fvargas@pps.net) como nuestra persona de contacto principal para esto y la Sra. Silas (ssilas@pps.net) que también puede ayudar. Servirán como los contactos principales para las consultas de nombre de usuario y contraseña del estudiante. Si no pueden resolver un problema de nombre de usuario o contraseña, a su vez, se pondrían en contacto con el servicio de asistencia de PPS. A continuación se muestra un resumen de los elementos necesarios con parte de la información básica que es útil con las soluciones de contraseñas.

    Elementos a considerar para la planificación:

    • Los nombres de usuario de los estudiantes son la primera inicial, el apellido, los últimos cuatro dígitos de su ID de estudiante.
    • La contraseña predeterminada de 6º a 8º grado es Pps ###### donde "#" es el número de identificación de 6 dígitos del estudiante.

     

    Contactando con nosotros y disponibilidad del administrador

    No dude en enviarme un correo electrónico si tiene preguntas. Si es útil para usted, podemos establecer un horario para visitarlo por teléfono o mediante Google Hangout Meet. Envíeme un correo electrónico a pmcdougal@pps.net si desea establecer una hora.

     

    La subdirectora Shaunice Silas está disponible y feliz de conectarse con usted también. Puede comunicarse con ella por correo electrónico a ssilas@pps.net y también está disponible para programar un horario para visitarlo por teléfono o a través de Google Hangout Meet.

     

    Sinceramente,

     

    Peter McDougal, D.Ed.

    Director, George Middle School




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