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  • April 13: Reminders and Updates from the PPS Transportation Department

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    Dear PPS Families, 

    As we prepare to have our middle and high school students back in buildings, the PPS Transportation Department would like to share some reminders and updates to help get your student to school safely and on time if they are riding a bus to participate in hybrid in-person learning.

    Bus route and bus stop information for students in grades 6-12 will be available on the PPS Transportation website on or before April 14.

    To limit the potential for COVID exposure and minimize the number of students on PPS buses, we ask parents/guardians, when possible, to transport or have their student(s) walk to and from school. To further reduce congestion at schools, we are asking parents of older students to drop off their student a couple blocks away and let the student walk safely to school from there. 

    Additionally, please review this Daily Self Screening Checklist for symptoms, reporting and stay home requirements before allowing your student on the bus.

    Traveling To and From School on Buses for Hybrid In-Person Instruction:

    • When traveling on a bus, students will be required to wear a mask unless a student’s disability does not enable them to do so. 
    • Food and beverage consumption are not allowed while on the bus.
    • Select windows in the front and rear will be open to promote optimal airflow and ventilation. Buses are also equipped with HEPA air filtration systems to remove particles in the air.
    • Students will load the bus by filling rear rows first. They will unload from the front rows to the rear to maintain physical distancing. 
    • Students will be asked to sit one student per seat. To maximize space, siblings may be asked to sit together.
    • Buses will be cleaned after each route and again at the end of the school day. 
    • If your student is in high school and rides Trimet, their Hop Pass is currently active and will remain so until the end of the school year.


    PPS has taken safety precautions for our students in the form of the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s): Bus/School Entry Screening, Clean and Disinfect Vehicles, Bus Loading/Unloading

    For more information, please visit the PPS Transportation website. You can also contact us directly via email at transportation@pps.net or by phone at 503-916-6901. We have also created a short video that will showcase your student’s daily expected experience that you can view here

    Thank you. 

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Previous Reopening Updates

  • March 31 Update for Grades 2-5: Hybrid Instruction Begins on Monday! Important Information and Updates

  • March 31 Reminder: Masks Are Required During In-Person Hybrid Learning

  • March 30 Update for PK-1 Families: Health and Safety Reminder — Consent Form

  • March 29: Hybrid Instructions Begins This Week! Important Information and Updates

  • March 28: Reminders and Updates from the PPS Transportation Department

  • PPS Meals Update: How to Access Meals Starting Week of March 29

  • Reminder about March 29-April 2 Schedule for PK-5 Families

  • March 19 Update: A Few Reminders and Notes as We Begin Spring Break

  • March 18 -- Board of Education Approves Plan: Hybrid In-Person Instruction Will Begin in April

  • March 18: Meal Service Update for Spring Break and Beyond

  • Reminder about March 19 for PK-1 Families

  • March 17: Updates, Facts and Details from Our Tentative Agreement to Reopen Schools

  • March 15 Message from Superintendent Guerrero: PPS and PAT Reach Tentative Agreement to Begin Hybrid In-person Instruction

  • March 5 Update: Gov. Brown Announces Return to In Person Learning, Later Tours Sitton Elementary

  • February 26 Update: We Are Planning for Hybrid Instruction in 4th Quarter

  • February 19 Update: K-5 Hybrid Option Survey Deadline Extended to February 25

  • February 10 Update: Re-Opening, Hybrid Learning Plans for Grades K-5

  • January 26 Update: Vaccinations, Expanding In-Person Opportunities and Plans for Hybrid Instruction

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  • Reopening dates for in-person learning:

    ■ Grades PK-1: Thursday, April 1

    ■ Grades 2-5: Monday, April 5

    ■ Middle, high school: Week of April 19

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