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  • Message from Duniway Health Team

  • Sick? Appointment? Vacation?

    PLEASE USE THE CHILD WATCH NUMBER/EMAIL TO REPORT ABSENSES: ILLNESS, APPOINTMENTS AND VACATIONS

    Emailing the teacher is a great idea but the office has to know too.

    The Duniway Childwatch number and/or email is the way to go because you can call or email any time before 9:15 am (the morning of the tardy or absence). Either way you report the absence, please leave the child's name, teacher, and reason for the absence (illness including symptoms, vacation, appointment, mental health day, etc).

    Call: 503-916-3625 OR email: duniwayattend@pps.net (be sure to cc your student's teacher)

    Any time a student is in the system as ‘unexcused’, the District auto-dialer will call your home.  We need to have a reason for the absence (appointment, illness etc).  If you are going on vacation, please be sure to let the office know as well as the classroom teacher.

  • Is your child sick?

    We are incredibly fortunate to have Shannon Schupp, our RN, on Tuesdays!

    Please remember that students must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.  While we recognize this can cause serious challenges with work and schedules, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    If your child is going to be absent for any reason, please call our attendance line, 24 hours/day, at 503-916-3625 OR email duniwayattend@pps.net. Leave the student's name, teacher, and reason for the absence (illness, vacation, mental health day, etc) The messages are checked by 9:30 AM every morning. 

     

    Individuals working, attending, and volunteering in PPS will be required to self-screen daily for symptoms of illness before entering district property or using district transportation. We ask that families use this checklist at home with your students before sending them to school. Individuals with any of the following excludable symptoms must stay home:

    • Fever (temperature of 100.4°F or higher)
    • A persistent cough that is not yet diagnosed or cleared by a healthcare provider or any acute cough illness or a cough that interferes with participation in usual school activities. 
    • Unexplained difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Vomiting, at least one episode that is unexplained 
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose 
    • Diarrhea, sudden onset, inability to control bowels or three or more watery or loose stools in a 24 hour period
  • Duniway's Core Values

    Thank you Teacher Kelly for the creative ability to showcase our core values. Enjoy!
  • PPS Username & Password

    Username and Password instructions to get into PPS Chomebooks as well as Digital Learning.

    Students usernames follow the pattern of first initial, last name, last four digits of their student ID, "@student.pps.net." For example Jay Raddison who's ID number is 123456 would have a username of jraddison3456@student.pps.net. Use your child’s birthdate such as March 8, the password would be 0308.

    Should you need help with your students username and password:

      1. Contact your student's teacher and/or school.

      2. Find your student's school contact for usernames support here.

    Students who have already reset their password but have forgotten their password, may find the Password Manager helpful.

  • PPS/ Duniway Communication Trouble?

    Are you not getting communication? 

District News

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  • West Sylvan Eighth Grader Wields a Mighty Pen

    Even as a small child, Miranda Yesser possessed a keen understanding of the mercenary nature of the publishing industry. 

    According to her one-page, tongue-in-cheek author bio, which hangs on a clothesline in English teacher Dr. Holly Graham’s colorful classroom, “Yesser began writing books at a young age, then trying to sell them to her family for 5 dollars a copy.”

    It might be time to scoop those copies up. Miranda recently received honorable mention in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her short story, “Youth.”

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  • The Arts Tax in Action: The HeART of Portland is Still Beating

    Students who took their first steps into PPS kindergarten classrooms in 2014 – the year Portland’s first-ever arts education tax went into effect – are now thriving sophomores.

    Evan Sampson is one of those sophomores, and he will have a chance to share his story at this year’s HeART of Portland, a showcase spotlighting the artistic accomplishments of some PPS’s most talented students.

    The two-week celebration of creativity will take place from April 16-28 at the Portland Art Museum. All exhibits and performances are free and open to the public.

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  • Lincoln & Grant Constitution Teams to Compete Nationally

    This weekend, the Lincoln and Grant high school constitution teams will compete in the annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals in Washington, D.C. 

    Now in its fifth decade, the event brings together students from all 50 states for a series of mock congressional hearings on everything from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the separation of powers and the future of democracy. 

    The Lincoln and Grant constitution teams, under the instruction of Patrick Magee-Jenks and Angela DiPasquale respectively, have long histories of taking home trophies on both the state and national level. 

    Good luck to all!

  • Important Calendar Updates

    First, the end of this school year will still be June 14 for K-11 students, and it will be May 31 for seniors.
    Second, next year’s bell schedules will change for many students.
    Beginning next school year, we added 15 instructional minutes for elementary and middle school students and provided all middle school students with a seven-period day. Accommodating these changes while supporting 410 minutes per week of teacher planning time and aligning our transportation systems requires us to adopt common start and stop times.
    Third, next year’s school calendars are available.

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