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  • Climate Strike

    Dear West Sylvan Families, 

    On December 6, 2019, we expect a large number of PPS students to participate in a Global Climate Strike. Students are planning to walk out of class between 9:00-10:00 (depending on their proximity to the park) and gather at Shemanski Park at 10:30 and then march to Terry Schrunk Plaza at 12:00 to share concerns with city hall. Please note that Shemanski Park is 4.6 miles away from West Sylvan.

    IMPORTANT: Consistent with Oregon law and district policies, we suggest students make arrangements with their teachers or principals for addressing any missed school assignments (including quizzes, tests). All high school and middle school students who leave school on December 6 for the Climate Strike will be given an excused absence if they pre-arrange the absence with their teacher(s) and notify staff when they leave. Those pre-arrange absence forms should be turned in to the office before 9:15 on Friday morning. We do not plan to have staff follow students who walk out on December 6. 

    Please talk with your student about this event. Once students leave our campus for unsponsored events, Portland Public Schools can no longer guarantee their safety. We ask you to please discuss your family's expectations with your student about their participation, safety, and communication with you if they choose to leave school during the day.

    PPS is not sponsoring this event, but we do recognize students’ constitutional right to freedom of expression. We also recognize that:

    • This student-led event involves learning opportunities that align with the spirit of the PPS Board of Education's approved Climate Justice Resolution #5272. 
    • Our district vision, PPS reImagined, includes a graduate portrait that describes expectations for student growth in their understanding of racial equity and climate justice issues. We believe this action by our students is a clear example of the learning and advocacy we hope for in all our students.
    • The subject matter aligns with both our district policies and core curriculum. 

    We are also encouraging middle and high school educators to use these tools for climate literacy education in their lessons next week to help students think critically about the science and sociology behind this important topic.

    At all grade levels, we will do our best to support our schools, track who leaves school, and monitor the activity of student groups who choose to leave campus for the Climate Strike. Once students leave school grounds, however, we cannot ensure their location or their safety. Please reach out to your principal with any questions or concerns.

    Thank you,

    Portland Public Schools and the West Sylvan Admin Team

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    INSTAGRAM:  @west.sylvan.foundation

    FACEBOOK:   @westsylvanfoundation

    Spirit wear will now be sold at the school store. 

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Forecasting 2019/2020

  • Forecasting 2019/2020

    West Sylvan Middle School

    Incoming 6th Grade Visits 
    Current Bridlemile and Ainsworth 5th grade students will be visiting on
    May 23rd   9:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Current Forest Park and Chapman 5th grade students will be visiting on 
    May 30th  9:45 am - 12:15 pm 
    *If you are out-of-district, or are not currently at a feeder school, you are welcome to join either of our tour dates.  Please let our main office know so that we can support a productive visit.  Thank you! 

    Forecasting for NEW, or Out-of District, students to West Sylvan Middle School


    STEP 1.  Review and Decide upon Electives using the following resources: 

               6th Grade Resources for ALL incoming families

                   6th Grade Electives (PDF)

                   6th Grade Electives Video Descriptions 

                   Example Year-Long Period Schedule


                7th and 8th Grade Resouces for ALL incoming families

                   7th-8th Grade Elective Descriptions (PDF)

                   Example Year-Long Period Schedule


    STEP 2. Use the appropriate survey below to let us know your choices.

               FORECASTING SURVEY'S:  (Choose for the grade your child will be in, during the 2019-20 school year.)

                   6th Grade Survey

                   7th Grade Survey

                   8th Grade Survey


    If you have specific questions about this process, please contact our main office for support (503)-916-5690.  Thank you!



    2019-20 - Feeder School 6th Grade Student Forecasting Directions and Resources

     Step 1. Review and Decide upon Electives using resources listed ABOVE.

    Step 2. Complete and sign Paper Forecasting sheet with an Parent or Guardian. (This information will be shared with students during forecasting visits at elementary sites.)

    Step 3. Return Forecasting sheet to current 5th grade teacher, by date indicated on forecasting sheet.

    Step 4. Complete on-line forecasting survey (IN CLASSROOM with current 5th grade teachers).









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