Parent/Teacher Conferences are fast approaching and will happen on 11/22/21 and 11/23/21. We’re so excited to meet with you and to talk about your students. Please don't forget to sign up for these virtual conferences. Use this link to sign up for a conference time. As we did last year, all meetings will be virtual. Calendly will set up a unique Google Meets link that will be added to our calendars. The meets are scheduled for 5 minutes. The turnaround time is short. Your students are welcome to join the meeting but it is not a requirement.
Fall Break is upon us. Please take the time to rest and celebrate your student who has made it through the first quarter of school. Robert Gray Middle School is thriving during this time of transition and we are so grateful for the amazing community that makes this a reality.
A reminder that Chromebooks are robust devices that allow your student access the full internet when not on a PPS network. Students have been using these devices to text message one another, watch Netflix and play games. While healthy and fun technology use is wonderful, it is our responsibility to remind you of the capabilities of these devices. We also ask that you remind your student that these are expensive district-issued devices that they must treat with care and respect.
This week is my last week as interim Assistant Principal at Robert Gray and today will be my last day at Robert Gray Middle School. I have accepted a job as the Interim Principal at Arleta School (K-5) in SE Portland. I have absolutely loved working in this role this fall and serving this community for the last four years has been the best years of my career in education. SW Portland has been my home and this move is definitely bittersweet. Thank you all for letting me serve your students.
Mr. Waters returns Monday, November 22nd, 2021. He is primed and ready to rock! We are so very excited to have him back.
As always, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly for any reason: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 953-0852
Our school newsletters come out weekly on Fridays or the last day of the week. Look for another update Friday, 12/3/2021.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Interim Assistant Principal
Dear PPS Families and Students,
The start of this school year has been among the most challenging in our collective experience. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have stretched every person and every aspect of our lives. School districts nationally, including ours, are experiencing staffing shortages that have had a significant impact on our educators, students and school communities. We also know that after more than 18 months of learning virtually, our students learn best in-person.
With the holidays upon us, we’re getting into the coldest time of the year, when snow becomes a greater possibility. It’s a good time for a reminder on how we keep you informed on school closures when inclement weather brings life in Portland to a halt. Here are the ways we get that information to you:
The Grant High School girls soccer team made history Saturday, winning the first state championship in program history. In a back-and-forth game in the Class 6A final at Hillsboro Stadium, senior Elle Frazier scored 5 minutes, 19 seconds into overtime to give the Generals a 4-3 win over Beaverton.
As we get deeper into the 2021-22 school year, we continue to take and promote measures to keep our students, families and staff safe from COVID-19. Here is a roundup of those resources.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Enrollment & Program Balancing Guiding Coalition Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Charter Schools and Alternative Programs Committee Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Board Facilities and Operations Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting