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  • Madison Family Update - March 29, 2020

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    March 29, 2020
     
    Hello Senators,
     
    Today we wanted to provide what new information we do have as of March 29th. 
     
    Our top priority is to support students and families in our community who need Food Support and Mental Health Support. If you have a concern or are hearing of concerns please send an email to askyles@pps.net 
    If it is an emergency please contact 911. 
     
    PPS also has set up a Google Form in multiple languages where families and students can send in questions. The form can be found https://www.pps.net/Page/15080  on the right-hand side of the site under Questions & Concerns?
    Please note that the updated information below is in red.
     
    1. Seniors and Graduation: We are still waiting for an announcement from Oregon Department of Education (ODE).  ODE will be making an announcement that will provide clarity for families and schools. Once this announcement is made we will have a clearer picture of how PPS and Madison will proceed. Questions regarding credit recovery for current seniors and all students are being worked on, but nothing is finalized yet.    
     
    2. School After Spring Break:  PPS sent a communication to families Click here for PPS Message. 
    Below is a quick breakdown of Phase II 
     
    Phase II:  Development of professional development, curriculum materials, and an action plan. MHS staff will be receiving training, support, & time to collaborate with individuals in their department and who also teach the same subjects. The goal is to support all staff in having a basic comfort level in facilitating home-based distance learning during the closure of our schools.
     
    By April 6th: The goal is for Madison staff to be able to provide home-based learning for students. The details of this plan are still being worked out and will be provided this week.
     
    Please know that the plan will be flexible and supportive in addressing the reality that in this unprecedented situation we have families in very different circumstances and that everyone of our situations could change. We need to ensure that families are being supported in basic needs, food, mental and physical health concerns first then we can focus on school. This new system will not penalize students and families who are unable to engage in the system for any reason.This new system will also support students and families if they need to disengage for any reason by providing easy reentry.     
     
    We are still problem solving how students receiving Special Education and/or English Language Learner services will be supported and will share an update by the end of the week.     
     
    PPS will continue to offer digital learning resources in core content areas and enrichment activities for pre-K through 12th grade as well as paper copies at food hubs over the closure. 
     
    Technology Distribution: If you completed the online form or turned in a paper copy of the form at a food Hub requesting a device and/or internet access PPS’s Technology department will contact you directly and via phone or email and let you know you pickup date, time, and location.There will be a drive through or walk up option. There will be a second wave of tech distribution. Once we have more information we will share.       
     
    3. Teacher Communications and Enrichment activities: We are working this week to finalize a schedule that will provide structure around staff communication with students while still offering flexibility for students and families. More information will be coming this week.   
     
    4.  Food Resources:  PPS Food Hubs will be open Monday 30th - 11 am - 1 pm Madison (at the Marshall Campus) will continue to serve as a food hub Monday-Friday. There is a drive through lane. 
    Scott and Rigler are schools providing the same services in NE Portland.
     
    Please check: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080 for the most updated information regarding Food Resources. The Oregon Food Bank will also be using Madison (Marshall Campus) as a distribution site. 
     
    5. School year being extended: There is no concrete information regarding the school year being extended at this time. Once I receive information directly from the Oregon Department of Education and  PPS District Office I will pass that along.  
     
    6. Prom: We have a new date reserved for Saturday, May 23rd. 
     
    7. School Events, Spring Sports and Activities:
    OSAA has created a OSAA COVID-19 Info site. Click here for more information. 
     All school events have been suspended until after April 28th. We will begin to work with staff in April to look at what events can be rescheduled and possible dates. We will also send out a list of events that unfortunately will not be rescheduled as we get closer to April 28th.   
     
    8. AP Exams: The College Board is finalizing the AP exam plan. Madison AP teachers have been tracking this and will be meeting as a team virtually to plan together how we will support our AP students. The details are still being worked out. Once there is a final decision Madison will work to ensure we are supporting our students. If you have a student who is in an AP class they should be using the online recourse to continue to prepare. If they have questions they should contact their teacher directly. Here is a link to The College Board website: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/
     
    9. Dual Credit: We are in communication with representatives at the colleges our   students are receiving dual credit opportunities from and will have more information this week.  
     
    10 Mental Health Support: 

              Click Her

    11. Tips For Social Distancing, and talking to students about COVID-19: 

              Multiple Languages: Click Here

              Click Here

    12. If you need to borrow a computer or need assistance with internet access:Click Here
     
    13. Volunteer and Donation options: (we will add to this list as more options become available)

          The Fund for Portland Public Schools

          Oregon Food Ban

     14. Child Care Resources:

        Click Here

     
    15. U.S Congressman Earl Blumenauer COVID-19 Resource Page: 
     
    Please take the time to look through the entire site created by PPS for more information on current supports and the most updated information on PPS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.pps.net/coronavirus
    (Multiple Languages) 
     
    Google created a COVID-19 information site: https://www.google.com/covid19/
     
    If you have specific questions and or need support please let me know.  
     
    Adam Skyles
    Principal 
    Madison High School
     
     
     
  • Madison Family Update - March 25, 2020

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    Hello Senators, 

    We expect to have more detailed information regarding several of the topics going into the weekend. Today we wanted to provide what new information we do have as of today. Many of our staff have been meeting virtually to start collaborating on how we can support our students post Spring Break. 

    Our top priority is to support students and families in our community who need Food Support and Mental Health Support. If you have a concern or are hearing of concerns please send an email to askyles@pps.net

    If it is an emergency please contact 911. 

    PPS also has set up a Google Form in multiple languages where families and students can send in questions. The form can be found https://www.pps.net/Page/15080  on the right-hand side of the site under Questions & Concerns?

     Please note that the updated information below is in red.

    1. Seniors and Graduation: We are still waiting for an announcement from ODE regarding graduation.  The Oregon Department of Education will be making an announcement in the next several days that will provide clarity for families and schools. Once this announcement is made we will have a clearer picture of how PPS and Madison will proceed. Questions regarding credit recovery for current seniors and all students are being worked on, but nothing is finalized yet.  
    1. School After Spring Break: We should have more info before we head into the weekend. I know this is a major question and concern for many. The district is still in the planning process. Questions around: access to the internet, access to technology, how students receiving Special Education and/or English Language Learner services will be supported, AP testing, Dual Credit students, will be addressed in the District-wide plan that is being developed.  
    1. Teacher Communications and Enrichment activities: Some communications from staff could be a check-in to just say hello, a reminder of assignments that have been given pre March 23, 2020, enrichment activities, and/or study reminders for the current curriculum that was being covered. Students can email their teachers directly. Please note that the assignments are not being graded at this point in time and there are no extra credit options. 
    1. Food Resources: Please Check: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080 for the most updated information regarding Food Resources. Madison (at the Marshall Campus) will continue to serve as a food hub. We will be closed for Spring Break but will reopen March 30th and stay open Monday-Friday from 11am - 1pm  until April 28th. More information can be found at pps.net regarding other Food Hubs in the district. Scott and Rigler are schools providing the same services in NE Portland. The Oregon Food Bank will also be using Madison (Marshall Campus) as a distribution site. We will send out future dates and times.   
    1. School year being extended: There is no concrete information regarding the school year being extended at this time. Once I receive information directly from the Oregon Department of Education and  PPS District Office I will pass that along.  
    1. Prom: We have a new date reserved for Saturday, May 23rd. 
    1. School Events, Spring Sports and Activities: The OSAA is still in the planning process. All school events have been suspended until after April 28th. I do not have specifics regarding any event at this time. We will begin to work with staff in April to look at what events can be rescheduled and possible dates. We will also send out a list of events that unfortunately will not be rescheduled.  
    1. AP Exams: The College Board is finalizing the AP exam plan. Madison AP teachers have been tracking this and will be meeting as a team virtually to plan together how we will support our AP students. The details are still being worked out. Once there is a final decision Madison will work to ensure we are supporting our students. If you have a student who is in an AP class they should be using the online recourse to continue to prepare. If they have questions they should contact their teacher directly. Here is a link to The College Board website: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/
    1. Mental Health Support: 

              Click Here

    1. Tips For Social Distancing, and talking to students about COVID-19: 

              Multiple Languages: Click Here

              Click Here

    1. If you need to borrow a computer or need assistance with internet access:Click Here
    1. Volunteer and Donation options: (we will add to this list as more options become available)

          The Fund for Portland Public Schools

          Oregon Food Bank

    1. Child Care Resources:

        Click Here

    Please take the time to look through the entire site created by PPS for more information on current supports and the most updated information on PPS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.pps.net/coronavirus (Multiple Languages) 

    Google created a COVID-19 information site: https://www.google.com/covid19/

     

    If you have specific questions and or need support please let me know.  

     

    Adam Skyles

    Principal 

    Madison High School

    askyles@pps.net

  • Reminder PPS Survey for Student Technology Survey

    Reminder for Madison Students and Families: PPS is working to determine which students do not have access to a technology (Chromebook or Laptop. The survey will close this Friday, if you do not have an email address, please use mhs.pps.net -- this is so the district will know what school your student attends.
     
    Please complete the survey using the link below:
     

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfR9vU1RGTJigjBOlpYQwi4DHLNbZVJ07PdhAsj3c13VeqMxQ/viewform

     
    PPS is working hard to get these plans finalized and out to the community as quickly as they can. 
  • Madison Family Updates - March 19, 2020

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    Please click on the links above for updated information in Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • PPS Language Access Team Member Phone Numbers

    Families call these numbers to connect with a PPS Language Access Team Member in the following languages:

    Phone number


    Language

    (503) 916-3582  

    OR

    (503) 916-3091


    Español | Spanish


    Español | Spanish

    (503) 916-3585


    中文 | Chinese

    (503) 916-3583  


    Русский | Russian

    (503) 916-3586  


    Soomaali | Somali

    (503) 916-3584  

    Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese

  • Madison Update - March 16, 2020

    Dear Senators,


    We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the closure. 

    Madison will send out a daily communication with updates via Email, text, and school website. Please also check the school website and https://www.pps.net/coronavirus for updated information.  

    The Multnomah County Health Center located at Madison High School Marshall Campus will be open this week 3/16-3/20.

    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:

    • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
    • César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
    • George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
    • Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
    • Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
    • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
    • Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
    • Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
    • Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
    • Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
    • Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
    • Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
    • Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
    • Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St

    For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org. Free Food Portland:  BROCHURE

    Curriculum and Enrichments

    We encourage students and their families to stay engaged academically during this time off. We encourage parents to read with their pre-K and elementary school children. Many teachers are also sending workbooks, printed materials, and grade-appropriate readers for their students to use during the break.


    Printed instructional resources for language arts and mathematics will be available to students and families at the schools sites where we will be providing meals to children. These printed resources will be distributed on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage students and families to take advantage of these resources.


    Digital learning applications and websites are valuable resources to use during this time. We are creating a “Virtual Learning Opportunities” portal that will be made available at pps.net/coronavirus. PPS staff will continue to update the portal throughout our closure.


    Click Here for Child Care Information 

    Health Centers
    Multnomah County will keep some Student Health Center locations open during the break. The Multnomah County Health Center Located at Madison High School Marshall Campus will be open this week 3/16-3/20. 


    Health services are available for all K-12 students in Multnomah County over spring break (March 23-27) at:
    Parkrose Student Health Center
    12003 NE Shaver St
    503-988-3392
    Spring Break Flyer (English/ Spanish)

     
    This is an unprecedented time in our community, and we hope that some of the services and supports described above will be helpful to families over the closure. During the closure we encourage everyone to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor. You can find much more information and additional resources by clicking pps.net/coronavirus.

  • Digital Learning Resources & Free Internet Access

    Madison families,
     
    We know that this extended Spring Break was unexpected for everyone. Below please find a link to Digital Learning Resources that the district has identified.
     
     
    Also, if you need Internet access it is being offered for FREE by going to the Comcast, click the link below for more information:
     
     
     
  • Information and Resources Regarding Extended Spring Break (PPS 3/13/20)

    Dear PPS Families,
     
    As we shared Thursday night, Portland Public Schools will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1 (staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30, two days earlier). During this time, all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled.
     
    We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the extended break:
     
    Meals
    Breakfast and lunch will be provided to children in the community ages 1-18. Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31. Meals will be available for pickup outside the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations:
    Boise-Eliot/Humboldt Elementary - 620 N Fremont Ave
    César Chávez Elementary - 5103 N Willis Blvd
    George Middle School - 10000 N Burr Ave
    Harrison Park School - 2225 SE 87th Ave
    Lent School - 5105 SE 97th Ave
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary - 4906 NE 6th Ave
    Rigler Elementary - 5401 NE Prescott St
    Rosa Parks Elementary - 8960 N Woolsey Ave
    Scott Elementary - 6700 NE Prescott St
    Sitton Elementary - 9930 N Smith St
    Woodmere Elementary - 7900 SE Duke St
    Markham Elementary - 10531 SW Capitol Hwy
    Madison at Marshall - 3905 SE 91st Ave
    Franklin High School - 5405 SE Woodward St
    For more information about access to food for families, please call 211 or visit oregonfoodfinder.org.
     
    Curriculum and Enrichments
    We encourage students and their families to stay engaged academically during this time off. Schools have opened their libraries for students to check out books before leaving school today. We encourage parents to read with their pre-K and elementary school children. Many teachers are also sending workbooks, printed materials, and grade-appropriate readers for their students to use during the break.
     
    Printed instructional resources for language arts and mathematics will be available to students and families at the schools sites where we will be providing meals to children. These printed resources will be distributed on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We encourage students and families to take advantage of these resources.
    Digital learning applications and websites are valuable resources to use during this time. We are creating a “Virtual Learning Opportunities” portal that will be made available at pps.net/coronavirus. PPS staff will continue to update the portal throughout our closure.
     
    Child Care
    Our licensed child care providers (YMCA, Champions, Camp Fire, etc.) will not be able to offer child care during canceled school days or during spring vacation in our buildings. If your children are registered for a spring break child care program, your provider will be contacting you with further information.
    SUN Service System
    Our SUN Service System Partners will not be able to offer programming during canceled school days or during spring break in our buildings. We are in communication with our partners and will provide additional information as we have it.
     
    Health Centers
    Multnomah County will keep some Student Health Center locations open during the break. You can find more information by visiting this WEBSITE.
    Health services are available for all K-12 students in Multnomah County over spring break (March 23-27) at:
    Parkrose Student Health Center
    12003 NE Shaver St
    503-988-3392
     
    This is an unprecedented time in our community, and we hope that some of the services and supports described above will be helpful to families over the unexpectedly long break. During the break, we encourage everyone to follow recommended practices by avoiding large gatherings, washing hands frequently and covering mouths when coughing or sneezing. Those experiencing symptoms of a cold or flu should stay at home until symptom-free for 72 hours. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor. You can find much more information and additional resources by clicking pps.net/coronavirus.
     
    We wish everyone a safe and healthy extended break.
  • Athletics Update: 3/25/20

    Hello, Spring athletics families,
    We are following the guidelines set by both the Oregon School Activities Association and PPS regarding athletics practices and games in the coming weeks. The directions from the OSAA are (paraphrased):

    • OSAA SUSPENDS PRACTICES AND CONTESTS THROUGH APRIL 28.
    • Athletes and teams must heed the Governor’s “Stay Home. Save Lives.” Executive Order which remains in effect until terminated by the Governor.
    • The closure of schools and school properties through April 28 includes a prohibition on students/community members using school properties, athletic fields, and playgrounds.
    • We realize it is tempting for our high school athletes to have informal workouts together at parks, etc., but we discourage groups of students from getting together in alignment with local, state, and federal social distancing guidelines.
    • COVID-19 continues to live for days on some surfaces, including playground/athletic equipment and public seating areas. 

    Thank you,

    Madison Athletics

    updated 3/25/20 
  • AP exam resources:

    UPDATE: 3/13/20 

    During the extended closure, students can access online resources to continue their learning prior to the AP exams scheduled for May. PPS has not received any notification from the College Board regarding an adjusted test schedule at this time.

    Link to online AP exam resources