We know there have been a lot of questions about graduation, and I FINALLY have some updates. I'm so sorry that this information has taken so long to put together. We really wanted to make sure our seniors had the opportunity for a graduation ceremony after the most disrupted year of schooling in many many years.
Here's some good news - We are currently planning an outdoor ceremony to allow families to come together with the senior class and celebrate this amazing accomplishment. We will be hosting high school graduation ceremonies at Providence Park this year, allowing us to gather outside, maintain social distancing, and have a true graduation ceremony. We are still finalizing many of the details, and will be following all state and local guidelines in terms of capacity, seating, and social distancing.
Here's the constant reminder of our reality - As COVID keeps reminding us, things may change between now and graduation. We want to remind all families to wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance so our communities stay as healthy as possible. If health metrics change because of increases in COVID cases, we may have to go back to the graduation model we used last year (drive thru to get diplomas at the school). I am hopeful that we will be able to have a ceremony outside at Providence Park!
Here's the bad news - we still don't have a date for graduation. It will be between Sunday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 9th. We know there is an AP exam on June 9th in the morning, so we are trying to stay away from that date. I'm hoping to know the date and time in the next week.
Here are a few things to know:
Each Wednesday in May we will have a few hours for seniors to drive through the turn-around and get different things for their senior year. Our leadership class is working on themes for the different days, and we will make sure seniors are walking away with something to remember this unforgettable year. Thanks to our Leadership students, the Roosevelt Supporter Club, and our counselors for making this all happen! Here are the dates and times for the different activities - mark your calendar! Here is a flier with more information in English and Spanish.
We were hoping to have a senior awards night with families, outside on the field. We still cannot have gatherings that large, so we are going to be putting some of our senior awards into the graduation ceremony. More to come on that!
As you are thinking about what is best for your family 4th quarter (continuing with our morning distance learning only, or adding two afternoons a week of in-person hybrid support), here is a link to a video that explains more about what hybrid support will look like, as well as slides in English and slides in Spanish.
Please make sure to fill out the survey that was emailed to your family, for each Roosevelt student. If you cannot find the survey (it came from email@example.com), feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email a fresh link to you.
We will have family meetings next week, to answer more questions if you have any:
Friday, April 2nd @noon
Saturday, April 3rd @11:00am
Thursday, April 8th @4:30
Meetings will happen in English and Spanish.
Good morning Riders,
PPS sent you a link to the High School Learning Choice Form yesterday. Use the survey in the email to let us know if your student will be returning to Hybrid support or continuing in CDL (comprehensive distance learning).
If you don't see the district email, please follow these steps:
If you didn't receive it, please send an email to email@example.com.
Enjoy your spring break. We will be back to answer any questions you have on March 29th.
Mensaje de la Directora
¡Esta semana es una semana muy ocupada! El SAT es mañana, los deportes de primavera están en marcha y nuestros maestros pasan de miércoles a viernes preparándose para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes de regreso a la escuela en persona.
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Note: The following was presented May 11 by the Community Budget Review Committee. We are thankful for the hard work and commitment shared by these volunteers.
Background and Purpose of the Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC)
The Community Budget Review Committee (CBRC) reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the Portland Public School Board of Education (Board) regarding the Superintendent's Proposed Budget and any other budgetary issues the CBRC or the Board identify. The CBRC also monitors and advises the Board on the allocation and expenditure of Local Option Levy funds, which will be completed under separate cover.
Dear PPS Community,
Portland Public Schools is in the process of developing and finalizing our 2021-22 budget for approval by the Board of Education, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for the 2021-22 Budget Focus Groups. Both opportunities are available to PPS students.
Dear PPS High School Families,
This is a reminder that COVID-19 vaccinations are available again this Wednesday, May 12 at the Oregon Convention Center for students 16 and older and their family members.
As Teacher and School Administrator Appreciation Week comes to a close here at Portland Public Schools, I want to share an additional personal note of gratitude to all our hard-working and dedicated professional educators and school leaders. While your commitment to our students is always evident, this past year with all of its challenges was truly unlike any other in our careers. The impact of this pandemic, economic crisis, and racial uprising, has required incredible flexibility, adaptation, and perseverance on your part.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting