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  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Updates - May 28, 2020

    Please visit the following link to see a message from the Principal: 
  • Student Pickup of locker items/ Senior Cord pickup!

    Greetings,


    We know this year is not ending how we thought it would at the beginning. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to provide care and services to our students. We want you to know that we are returning items stored in lockers in the safest, most efficient way we can. We ask all individuals to practice social distancing and wear face masks when you come.


    Before you come to the building, please search for these items in your home and bring them:


    • Any textbooks, novels belonging to Portland Public Schools or Madison

    • Scientific calculators

    • Athletic apparel or equipment

    • Musical Instruments

    • Chromebooks, ****only if you are a senior who has completed their courses****

    • Digital resources (cameras, other tech belong to PPS/MHS)


    Seniors: Come pick up honor cords.


    Times & Dates:


    Thursday, May 28th between 11am-1pm

    Monday, June 1st between 11am-1pm


    Madison staff will be safely opening student lockers, bagging, and labeling those items found in lockers. Please rest assured that gloves and face coverings were used when these items were packed. 


    When you arrive, please enter the parking lot on the East end of the building (main entrance).


    You can drive up if you have a vehicle or walk up for those that come by other means. We will be stationed at the band room hallway entrance by the flagpole.


    • Please bring your student ID or be prepared to open your StudentVue.


    It is at this time that you will drop off any textbooks or other items that belong to PPS (from the list above). Only seniors need to return their PPS issued Chromebook. Other students may keep those until further notice. 


    We can only return items found in lockers to individual Madison students or family members present. We cannot have other Madison students or families collect items for other people.


    Thank you,


    Madison High Administration

  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Updates - May 26, 2020

    Madison families, 
    Please see the latest newsletter from Principal Skyles. There is new information regarding this week's shortened schedule, collecting items left in lockers, and a diploma celebration for seniors.
     
  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Updates - May 7, 2020

    Madison Community, here is the latest message from Principal Skyles, including information about the new school schedule regarding the furlough.  
     
  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Updates - April 26, 2020

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    Senators,

    Please click on the following link to see a new message from Principal Skyles. There is a great deal of information here, including updates on distance learning, community resources, and more. Stay safe! 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ZhglIIhc-YkWZLBlLuJklhOlfG-NKe2/view?usp=sharing 
  • Madison Senior Family Update - April 21, 2020

    Hello, Senator Seniors and Families,
     
    We are working with PPS to send out information about the status of your student for graduation. They are mailing letters home with information about whether your student has completed the Oregon diploma graduation requirements or still needs to finish courses.
     
    After you receive the letters, counselors will be able to answer individual questions about your student.
     
    We appreciate your patience,
    Adam, Keylah, and Travis
    Madison Admin team
  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Senior Family Update- April 11, 20

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    Madison Senior Families,

     

    We realize that senior year is already stressful and that has been complicated by the Covid19 challenge. Our goal is to assist our senior students and families as we work through the new graduation guidelines provided by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education. Our goal is to not penalize any senior for this crisis.

    Right now, here is what we know from the announcement yesterday.

    • Any seniors that had passing grades (A, B,C, or D) as of March 13, 2020 - our last day in the building, will be awarded a Pass (P) for those classes.
    • Essential Skills - Reading, Writing, Math are no longer graduation requirements for the Class of 2020
    • Personalized Learning Requirements - My Plan Essay, Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs), and the Resume are no longer graduation requirements for the Class of 2020.
    • Any seniors who still need to complete classes to meet the 24 credit graduation requirement will be contacted by their teachers and counselors - most students had a plan in place prior to Covid19
    • PPS HAS NOT canceled any graduation ceremonies as of today - we will send out information as soon as we hear an update.
    • Josten’s is aware of what is taking place and we will be working with them for deliveries after we hear more from PPS.
    • Any seniors enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit courses will still be able to complete their courses for credit.
    • AP Exams have been scheduled online for all students, more information will be sent to any families with a student enrolled in an AP course.

    Madison is in the process of reviewing each senior’s course progress to determine credits earned for the spring term, and then we will update your students' status towards graduation. On or before April 30, 2020, you will receive follow-up communication from Madison. This communication will include: 

    • Your senior’s graduation status that reflects credits earned for the period of school closure. 
    • Information and the next steps to stay engaged with learning and to access other supports for your well-being and transition to career and college.
    • Contact information along with answers to frequently asked questions. 

    We know that graduation is a time for both students and families to celebrate a major milestoneAt this time our scheduled face-to-face graduation for June 10th will still take place. Please know that if it does not we will work hard with our senior families to schedule a celebration when possible. Please encourage your seniors to stay active and engaged in their current courses.

    Madison Strong!

    Adam Skyles, Keylah Boyer, and Travis Johnson

    Madison Admin Team

  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Update - April 11, 2020

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    Hello Senators, 

    We wanted to provide you with updated information as of today.

     If it is an emergency please contact 911. 

    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

    We are all saddened by the decision to close in-person learning for the remainder of the year but understand that the decision is being made with the health and safety of our students, staff, and community is important. We know this decision has also raised many questions and we will try and provide updates and answers as they become available.     

    Please note that the updated topics are in red.

    • Seniors and Graduation: Click Here
    • Freshman - Juniors: We are waiting for guidance from the Oregon Department of Education, this could come at any time. After we have this guidance, PPS will send out communication and we will follow that with an MHS email explaining the details with a Question and Answer section.
    • Reminders about Distance Learning:  Click Here 
    • Food Resources:  PPS Food Hubs will be open Monday-Friday and will continue to serve as a food hub into June. Madison has a drive-thru lane. In NE Portland, Scott and Rigler are schools providing the same services. For more information, please check Click Here for the most updated information regarding   Food Resources.  If you need additional support regarding food please email  Principal Skyles - askyles@pps.net
    • Extended School Year: We have been informed at this time that we will not be extending the school year.  At this point, it is still scheduled to end on June 10th.
    • Prom: As of today, Prom has been canceled. We know this will be difficult for our seniors. 
    • School Events, Spring Sports and Activities: All school events & Spring Sports have been canceled. Families will receive refunds for sports fees. We are currently working on the logistics of this. More information will be provided soon. Click Here for info from the OSAA: http://www.osaa.org/coronavirus
    • AP Exams: PPS students will be provided the opportunity to take their AP exams. AP teachers at Madison are working with their students, please have your student contact their AP teacher for more information. 
    • Dual Credit: Most classes are able to move forward with offering Dual Credit. Teachers will be communicating directly with families regarding the new system. If you have specific questions please contact the teacher or Dr. Boyer - kboyer1@pps.net.   
    • Building Access for Students: We are not able to provide access to the building for students. We recognize students will need to get personal items and turn in books and other school items. When it is SAFE we will provide a system to address the collection and return of items.   
    • Graduation: PPS has not canceled any graduation ceremonies as of today. 
    • Remind App: PPS has started using the Remind app to communicate with students. Remind allows staff to text, make calls, send reminders, share video and photos, and allows PPS to track all interactions. It does not take the place of Google Classroom. If you have any questions or concerns about using Remind, please reach out to Principal Skyles - askyles@pps.net. Here is more detailed information from PPS - Click Here
    • Information about Supporting Your Students Emotions During Covid19:  Click Here
    • Yearbooks: We are still planning on providing Yearbooks.   
    • Construction on the new building is progressing and we are on track.  

    Adam Skyles

    Principal 

    Madison High School

    askyles@pps.net

  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Update - April 8, 2020

    April 8, 2020 Update from Governor Kate Brown

    The Governor has closed schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. At this point, we will still deliver distance learning. 

    The Governor has also provided guidance through the Oregon Department of Education regarding senior requirements to graduate. 

    Your Admin team will be providing an update on how this will impact Madison Seniors soon.  

    8 de abril de 2020 Actualización de la Gobernadora Kate Brown

    La Gobernadora ha cerrado las escuelas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Nuestro plan es seguir ofreciendo educación a distancia.

    La Gobernadora también ha brindado orientación a través del Departamento de Educación de Oregón con respecto a los requisitos para graduarse.

    Su equipo de administración proporcionará una actualización sobre cómo esto afectará a los estudiantes del grado 12 de Madison pronto.

    Ngày 08 tháng 4 năm 2020 Cập Nhật từ thống đốc Kate Brown

     

    Thống đốc đã đóng cửa các trường học cho phần còn lại của năm học 2019-20. Tại điểm này, chúng tôi vẫn sẽ cung cấp học tập từ xa.

     

    Thống đốc cũng đã cung cấp hướng dẫn thông qua bộ giáo dục Oregon về các yêu cầu cao cấp để tốt nghiệp cho những em lớp 12.

     

    Đội ngũ quản trị của chúng tôi sẽ sớm cung cấp một bản Cập Nhật mà sẽ ảnh hưởng đến những em lớp 12.

  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Update - April 4, 2020

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    Dear Madison Families,

    I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. It’s been three weeks since Governor Brown issued the Executive Order to close all schools. “Distance Learning for All” guidance is Oregon’s response to the COVID-19 challenge as we collectively work to ensure the health and safety of Oregonians. Madison staff worked hard this week to prepare for the official start of Distance Learning on Monday, April 6th. They also did their best to identify students who did not have access to technology or the Internet. If your student still needs technology assistance, please have them reach out to their counselor (see FAQ below). 

    I realize there will be adjustments as we shift from face-to-face to Distance Learning. We are prepared to guide both students and families through this process. Each Madison teacher will have a “Google Classroom” that enables students to log in to a secure learning environment. As parents and guardians, you can also see what is taking place in the Google classroom by asking your student to add you to their link or show you directly.

     Distance Learning at Madison:

    By offering a daily schedule that is flexible, our hope is to provide students with structured learning, but also provide flexibility for all students and families. This schedule provides opportunities to have a daily routine, engage with course work and continue social connections through academic conversation.

    Our schedule is a guide to provide structure and also the flexibility to accommodate the unique situation of our extended school closure. 

    Our students and families are able to adjust this schedule as they need to fit their current situation. We will continue to assess how we can best meet the needs of our students and families.    

    Content will be posted by 9 am prior to each class period. Each student is encouraged to participate in all classes at least once a week. This could be an invitation for a Google Hangout for a live online lesson, a project or writing prompt that students will work on during the class period, or a video that students access and respond to during the class period.  It could also be material and work that is posted for students to learn and complete,  with the understanding that the teacher will be available during ELT Time (Extended Learning Time, also called FLEX) for questions. 

    MHS staff priorities for our first week: 

    Outreach and communication to students. 

    Helping students and families become familiar with the new system.

    Problem-solving system issues that will arise and make adjustments. 

    MHS Student Priorities for our first week: 

    Let MHS staff know if there are any basic needs (Safety, Food, Physical, or Mental health) you need support with. 

    Connect with all teachers. If possible, drop into their ELT session. 

    Log in to the Google Classroom for each of your classes and ask your teacher questions.   

    Take a Deep Breath and know that Madison will be here to support you.

    MHS Parent/Guardian  Priorities for our first week: 

    Let MHS staff know if there are any basic needs (Safety, Food, Physical, or Mental health) you need support with.

    Remind your student show you their Google Classroom for all classes. 

    Ask your students on Thursday night if they have contacted all of their teachers.  

    We recognize that you will have many questions. We have attempted to address some below. The reality is that over the next few weeks we will all be learning together. In this unprecedented situation, we are shifting from a brick and mortar school to Distance Learning during a Global Pandemic. The learning curve is going to be steep and mistakes will happen. What I can assure you is that we have an amazing staff and they are ready to support our students and families. Our staff has been working hard this week to develop this new Distance Learning system but we do expect there to be obstacles that will require adjustments. We will all work through this together! 

     

    Adam Skyles 

    Principal 

    Madison High School

     
  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Update - March 29, 2020

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    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. 
     
    For PPS resources (in all PPS supported languages) including food distribution, child care,  medical and mental health resources, technology requests, and more, please see this link to the PPS Coronavirus Resources page.
     
    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
  • Message from Principal Skyles: 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 BreakWe 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 ResourcesPlease 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. PromWe 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 websitehttps://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

  • Message from Principal Skyles: Madison Family Update - March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 - Madison Update

     

    Hello Senators,

     

     

    We want to be sure that you remain up to date on all of the most current information. As I find out more I will provide you with additional details. Please note that the topics below that are bold have been updated or are new topics added to the list from the previous update.   

     

    1. Seniors and 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.    

     

    2. School After Spring Break: 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.  

     

    3. 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. 

     

    3. 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 11-1 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.   

     

    4. 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.  

     

    5. Prom: We are working with the venue to secure a date in late May. We are finalizing the contract and will send a new date once we have a signed contract.   

     

    6. 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.  

     

    7. AP Exams: The College Board, who administers the exams nationality, has been sending out communications to teachers about possible testing solutions. I can say that as of right now March 20, 2020, the exams will happen. AP students will have an opportunity to test - please note that Madison students were already scheduled to take their exams off site this year. 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. Mental Health Support: 

             https://www.pps.net/Page/2271

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

    https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf

     

    11. If you need to borrow a computer or need assistance with internet access:

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

    12. Volunteer and Donation options: (we will add to this list as more options become available:

          https://fundforpps.org/cv19relief

          https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/


    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

     

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

     

    Adam Skyles

    Principal 

    Madison High School

    askyles@pps.net

  • Madison Family Updates - Translations: March 19, 2020

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  • Message from Principal Skyles, 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:
     
  • Additional resources: message from Principal Skyles

    March 13, 2020
     
    Madison Students and Families,
     
    After careful consideration as a district leadership team, consultation with external partners and state agencies, and in addition to the latest guidance from Gov. Brown, Portland Public Schools will be closed, beginning Monday, March 16, with a plan for students to come back 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 are cancelled. Athletic events, including games and practices, are cancelled from Friday March 13 and will start again on April 1. We will confirm return dates for students and staff on Wednesday, March 25.

    Starting Monday, March 16, and until we reopen schools on April 1, school buildings will be closed to students. Education staff and school administrators are also expected to be out of PPS buildings until March 30.

    For updates, please be sure to check back here on the Madison website: https://www.pps.net/madison and Portland Public Schools website: https://www.pps.net/Page/15080

    If you have questions, please email Mr. Skyles (askyles@pps.net) or fill out the MHS Question Form:

    MHS Question Form 2019-20

     
    ~Adam Skyles, Principal
     
    Family Resources:
     
    If you need Multnomah County assistance or resources, please go to https://www.211info.org/ or call 2-1-1.

    Mental Health Resources:

    During this time it is also important that we protect our mental health as well as help our students do so. Here is a great article to read about how to protect your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:

    https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

     

    https://multco.us/mhas/mental-health-crisis-intervention

    Multnomah County Call Center/Crisis Line: (503) 988-4888

    Urgent Walk-In Clinic: 4212 SE Division (503) 963-2575  (Like Zoom Care for Mental Health)

    Kaiser Crisis Line: (503) 331-6425

     

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

    English: 1 (800) 273-8255

    Spanish: 1 (800) 628-9454

     

    https://oregonyouthline.org/

    Text: Teen2Teen to 839863 to instantly text with another person

     

    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

    Text START to 678678 or TrevorLifeLine 1(866) 488-7386

     

     Comcast Free Internet Access for 2 months: https://www.internetessentials.com/

     
    Free Food Portland:  BROCHURE or Google Calendar version  
  • 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.
  • Welcome 2019-2020 School Year

    Dear Madison Community,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Madison High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with a rich tradition of education and diversity! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 19 years. During my tenure at Madison High School I have served in various roles that will make this transition smooth; as a social studies teacher, football coach, athletic director, dean, and most recently as Vice Principal.

    This year I am excited to introduce two new Vice Principals to the Admin team, Dr. Keylah Boyer and Travis Johnson. Both are experienced educators and administrators in Portland Public Schools. We have been meeting to ensure the best possible year in our new space at the Marshall Campus. 

    Along with Keylah, Travis, staff and teachers I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by Madison by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader and work with you to ensure your student’s success.

    The 2019-20 school year will be exciting as we continue to work hard to build and strengthen our programming to provide students with opportunities for both depth and breadth of offerings. Please make sure to visit the website at https://www.pps.net/madison to see updates, check out our course guide, and get the latest information about what is going on at Madison.

    There are a few important event dates and times I would like to share with you before school starts. REMEMBER TO COME TO REGISTRATION AT THE MARSHALL CAMPUS IN THE CAFETERIA (see schedule below). This is the best opportunity to make sure that you are ready to go on the first day of school so don’t miss it!

    August 15: Registration: Sophomores and Seniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.

    August 16: Registration:  Juniors, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch.

    AT REGISTRATION, YOU MUST:

    Return your STUDENT VERIFICATION FORM (enclosed) to receive your course schedule. Make any corrections and be sure it is SIGNED BY A PARENT.

    Take your photo for your FREE TriMet Bus Pass/Student ID (this is the ONLY TIME to get your bus pass before the start of school).

    YOU CAN ALSO:

    • Fill out an application for Free and Reduced Lunch benefits
    • Make any required payments for a yearbook, athletics participation, and your all-sports pass (cash, check, debit/credit)
    • Donate toward materials fees based on your course selections
    • Use your class schedule to pick up textbooks and get your locker assignment
    • Order a photo package with the enclosed Lifetouch form
    • Find information about athletics, SUN School, and other programs at Madison!

    Students that are using Trimet to get to the Marshall campus:  Trimet has announced a new electronic fare card (Hop Pass) for TriMet’s transit system. This year, all Portland Public High School TriMet passes will be printed on cards compatible with Trimet’s electronic contact system “Hop”. This new card system means that all high school student ID’s will be printed at registration on an electronic card and the student will tap the card reader upon boarding every bus and entering any MAX platform. Students will no longer be able to just show their ID card to board transit, they will have to tap their student ID prior to every boarding. The tap validates their student pass for their ride.                                                    

    August 21: FRESHMEN ONLY:  Please join us at the 9th Grade Welcome Night.

    This program is for 9th graders and their families only. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, staff, and other families. You will learn more about Madison to get the very important first year of high school off to a great start.

    3-5pm: Lifetouch Picture, Student ID and Registration

    5-6pm: Light Snacks and ParentVUE/StudentVUE Schedules in the Cafeteria

    6-6:30pm: Welcome assembly in the Auditorium

    6:30-7:30pm: Students complete a Scavenger Hunt and Parents attend workshops 

    August 28: The first day of school for all students

    FRESHMEN:  Orientation starting in the auditorium from 8:30-10:25 am, instructional day begins at 10:30 am.

    SOPHOMORES - SENIORS: Our instructional day for all students begins at 10:30 am.

    INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL FEES/CONTRIBUTIONS:

    All athletes participating in sports must pay athletics participation fees ($200 per sport/$400 annual maximum or $35 per sport/ $70 annual maximum for free and reduced lunch students). This can be done at registration. You may also pre-purchase your yearbook ($35), or pay for an all-seasons sports pass ($25 for all home games). These are not tax-deductible fees.

    Additionally, students are asked for voluntary contributions of up to $25 toward general classroom supplies. Based on your class selections, you are also asked to contribute toward subjects that need additional support. These include art, science, engineering, computer science, and music. These contributions are needed to purchase the necessary resources for these courses. All contributions are tax-deductible (tax ID# 93-6000830) and we ask that you donate what you can. We can take payments by cash, check to Madison High School, or debit/credit card.

    ATHLETICS:

    Fall teams (soccer, volleyball, football, cross country) meet during the summer. Please see our Madison webpage at https://www.pps.net/madison for important registration information, forms, and summer workout times under the athletics tab. If your student wishes to participate in fall sports, tryouts begin August 19th. You must have a current sports physical to try out. The Athletics office reopens on Aug. 8. Email AD Tyler Kelleher at tkelleher@pps.net OR athletics secretary Kerry Graves at kgraves@pps.net if you have questions.


    Don’t forget!

    Please note that the bell schedule has slightly changed from the previous year.  All high schools will be on the same rotating A/B block schedule, with 4 class periods per day.  You’ll be able to pick up a calendar and bell schedule at registration and it will be posted on our website. You’ll notice that we have Extended Learning Time (ELT) for students the last hour of the day twice a week. This is an important time for students to receive support from teachers and complete homework. This is not considered an early release –all students are expected to be in school until 3:30pm every day. We anticipate having four two-hour early releases for professional development throughout the year. I will send reminders during the school year.  

    Please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PPSMadisonHighSchool/.  I look forward to having our current students return and would like to extend a special welcome to any new students joining the Madison community.  See you all on August 15th and 16th and Freshmen on the 21st!  

    Sincerely,

    Adam Skyles

    Madison High School