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  • Principal's Newsletter 02-26-2021

    Sellwood Principal’s Newsletter – February 26, 2021

    Greetings Sellwood Community,

    We are excited to announce that we will be holding our first picture day on March 12th between 1PM and 7PM.  You should have received an email yesterday about Picture Day with a link to SignUp Genius, but I will post the details again below. Slots are filling up quickly, so sign up today! The photos will be used in the yearbook, plus students will get their 2020-21 student ID (finally) and families will have the opportunity to purchase a package.   We will be using a drive through model, where families will pull up on 16th Avenue, students will walk up to the entrance next to the gym on the outdoor basketball court, get their picture card and some hand sanitizer, walk to into the gym, get their picture taken, pick up their ID and walk out the gym exit door.  Only the photographer and two or three Sellwood staff will be inside the gym, and students will only spend about two minutes inside.  All will wear masks, social distance, and use sanitizer.  Only the students will remove their masks for a few seconds to have their picture taken.

    If you are unable to make picture day, you may submit your own yearbook picture.  Please submit them through the Pictavo site at Search and find Sellwood OR just use our code: 94743.  The deadline for submitting your own yearbook photo is April 2nd.

    Speaking of the yearbook, please help us out by sending us any candid or fun photos you have, also to the Pictavo site.  We need pictures, as we don’t have the opportunity to take candid photos at school!

    I know that there has been some conflicting information regarding hybrid instruction at middle schools, as well as a lot of speculation.  Unfortunately, I do not have any specific or concrete information to share, except that the survey for middle school parents regarding their interest in hybrid vs. continuing distance learning should be coming to you soon.  You will be receiving information regarding any school opening from PPS Communications, and I don’t want to speak for the district as this is a matter of high importance for students, families, and staff.  Thank you for your patience and I am sorry I can’t say more.

    Have a great weekend,


    Jeandré Carbone

    Sellwood MS Principal

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