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  • Latina/o Community COVID-19 Test Event on October 1st and 3rd

    Estimados amigos y socios de la comunidad:

     

    Estamos muy contentos de compartir sobre el próximo evento de prueba COVID-19 de la comunidad latina / latina el 1 y 3 de octubre de 2020. Trabajando en asociación con Legacy Health, Latino Network, El Programa Hispano y Familias en Acción, Oregon Latino Health Coalition ofrecerá pruebas de COVID-19 que serán gratis y seguras para residentes latinos / latinos / a del condado de Multnomah. Todos son bienvenidos independientemente de su edad o estatus migratorio y toda la información se mantendrá confidencial y no se compartirá con los funcionarios de inmigración ni con la policía.

     A continuación, encontrará más información sobre quién puede hacerse la prueba, qué traer y qué esperar en el evento. ¡Gracias por compartir esta oportunidad!


    Quién puede hacerse la prueba:

    • La prueba es gratuita y no necesita seguro

    • Puede hacerse la prueba incluso si no tiene síntomas de COVID-19. Por ejemplo, si cree que ha estado en contacto con alguien que tiene COVID-19 o si recibió una llamada del departamento de salud que le informa que puede haber estado expuesto.

    Que traer:

    • Use una máscara o una cubierta facial si puede

    • Traiga una identificación válida

    • Traiga su mensaje de texto o correo electrónico de confirmación si puede.

    Qué esperar en el evento:

    • Si se inscribió para una cita en línea o por teléfono, el personal le pedirá ver su mensaje de texto o correo electrónico de confirmación, o puede decirles su nombre, fecha de nacimiento y dirección.

    • Se requiere preinscripción. Regístrese en línea en https://COVIDtestschedule.as.me/LatinxEvent o llame a Misty Silva en Latino Network al 503-703-2995 o Anakaren Gutierrez en Oregon Latino Health Coalition al 971-732-2124.

    • La fecha límite de inscripción es el 30 de septiembre de 2020 a las 5 p.m.

    • Llegue al sitio cerca de la hora de su visita programada. El personal lo registrará cuando llegue y le dirá adónde ir. Los sitios de prueba están diseñados para garantizar el distanciamiento social y la limpieza adecuada para mantenerlo a salvo.

    • Un trabajador de la salud insertará suavemente lo que parece un Qtip largo en la nariz y lo hará girar durante unos segundos para obtener una buena muestra. Luego se extraerá y se colocará en un frasco para enviarlo a un laboratorio para su análisis.

    Averiguar el resultado de su prueba:

    • Los resultados tardarán unas 72 horas.

    • Si los resultados son positivos, nuestro equipo lo llamará al número que dio durante el registro. Responda todas las llamadas en los próximos días, incluso si no reconoce el número.

    • Si es negativo, se le enviarán los resultados por correo. También publicaremos un aviso en el sitio web de Oregon Latino Health Coalition cuando todos los resultados estén disponibles y cada persona positiva haya sido contactada.

    • Los resultados de su prueba no se comparten con nadie fuera de su departamento de salud pública. No compartimos su información con otras agencias gubernamentales, empleadores o proveedores de atención médica.


    Dear friends and community partners,

     

    We are excited to share about the upcoming Latinx/Latino/a Community COVID-19 Test event on October 1st and 3rd, 2020. Working in partnership with Legacy Health, Latino Network, El Programa Hispano, and Familias en Accion, Oregon Latino Health Coalition will be providing safe and free on-site drive thru COVID-19 testing for Latinx/o/a Multnomah County residents. All are welcome regardless of age or immigration status and all information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with immigration officials nor the police. 

     

    Below is more information regarding who can get tested, what to bring and what to expect at the event. Thank you for sharing about this opportunity!


    Who can get tested: 

    • Testing is free and you do not need insurance 

    • You can get tested even if you don’t have symptoms of COVID-19. For example if you think you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you got a call from the health department telling you that you may have been exposed.

    What to bring:

    • Wear a mask or face covering if you can

    • Bring a Valid ID

    • Bring your confirmation text or email if you can.

    What to expect at the event

    • If you signed up for an appointment online or by phone, staff will ask to see your confirmation text or email, or you can tell them your name, birthdate, and address.

    • PRE-registration is required. Register online at https://COVIDtestschedule.as.me/LatinxEvent or call Misty Silva at Latino Network at 503-703-2995 or Anakaren Gutierrez at Oregon Latino Health Coalition at 971-732-2124.

    • Registration deadline is on September 30, 2020 by 5pm.

    • Please arrive at the site close to the time of your scheduled visit. Staff will check you in when you arrive and tell you where to go. Testing sites are designed to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning to keep you safe.

    • A health care worker will gently insert what looks like a long Q-tip into your nose and swirl it for a few seconds in order to get a good sample. It will then be removed and put in a vial to be sent to a lab for testing.

    Finding out your test result:

    • Results will take about 72 hours.

    • If you are positive- our team will call you at the number you gave during registration.  Please answer any calls in the next few days, even if you don’t recognize the number.

    • The results of your test are not shared with anyone outside of your public health department. We do not share your information with other government agencies, employers, or health care providers.

    If you are negative, results will be mailed to you. We will also post a notice on the Oregon Latino Health Coalition website when all results are back and every positive person has been contacted. 


    To share via social media platforms / para compartir en las redes sociales: Facebook / Instagram.

    For further questions on event coordination/logistics, please connect with OLHC event coordinator, Janet Quiroz (cc: janet@orlhc.org) / si hay preguntas, por favor de conectarse con Janet Quiroz (cc: janet@orlhc.org).
  • Introductions: Electives and Counseling team

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    Dear SES Families:
    I want to thank you all for a wonderful first full week of distance learning. The fires, smoke and evacuations added additional trauma to students and to adults; as always our first priority as a school is to center the emotional needs and well-being of your student. Hopefully by now you and your child(ren) have a relationship with your teacher, you are able to get online and navigate technology, and you are (albeit slowly) beginning to get back into the groove of online school. In the coming weeks, as kids build their digital stamina, you can expect a gradual increase of offerings for your child's holistic, educational experiences. Next week we begin with our electives, as well as some of our counseling small groups and push in lessons. Please see the brief introductions below from our counseling and elective teams below. 
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  • Schedule Announcements and Optional Q&A Sessions

    Good morning SES families,

    By now, each family should have heard from their teacher in regard to the basic structure of the soft start, 9/2--9/11. Most of you should have heard from your child's core teacher already and scheduled a time for a family distanced home visit or digital meeting. With 530+ families across 9 grade levels, the soft start schedules across our school vary dramatically based on student age; because of this we asked our teachers to contact you last Friday and this week instead of sending a large communication from the office. From now on, you can expect a family newsletter every Friday that will contain important information, and we are also building a parent/guardian resource page on our website. The PPS website contains a lot of additional information about meal distribution, resources for technology assistance, and other COVID related, district-wide supports and announcements. 

    Some elements of the final schedule at each grade are still in flux for two reasons: 1) as a staff we chose to build our final, distance learning schedules responsively, in a way that includes your input as a family. While doing this takes a little more time, we chose to invest this time because it is critical to have your input and to better understand individual family needs. Your child's final, synchronous group times (time on screen with the teacher) will come to you by 9/11/20, after your teacher has time to gather information from your family and create a classroom schedule that is as responsive as possible, 2) some details are still being worked out at the district level. This includes negotiation processes for contract amendments for certain work groups and other workload details for various employees. I do know that some families are hoping for concrete, full distance learning schedule information as soon as possible. While it may feel like you are getting information "slowly" right now, I assure you that this is an intentional investment in your family, one that allows us to create detailed, individual weekly schedules for students that honor your input. Thank you for your patience. This is a difficult and unprecedented time for our school, our state and our nation. Our main goal is to center your child and the needs of your family. We are using the soft start to gather input as quickly as we possibly can. 

     

    Today I am able to share the general "architecture" of the full distance learning week for every student, K-8, beginning 9/14:

    --The student day begins at 9:30 am, Monday--Friday. Your child will always start in a class meeting with their homeroom teacher, and this will always be at 9:30.

    --The student day ends at 3:15 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays are district wide meetings and professional development for all staff beginning at 1:30 pm. Your student may have asynchronous/independent work on Wednesdays from 1:30--3:15, but they will not be assigned to any learning with a teacher on screen after 1:30 pm on Wednesdays. 

    --For every student, the full digital day will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning with a lunch period midday. Synchronous means that the student is on screen with a teacher, asynchronous means that students will be working on assignments independently, not on screen with a teacher or peers. Some synchronous learning will be in whole class format, but most of it will be done in smaller learning groups. Your teacher will share your child's specific, synchronous learning schedule and their assigned small groups with you by Friday, September 11. Again, the reason this will come to you at the end of the soft start is so we can get your input and best tailor your child's individual schedule to your family needs. 

    --We know that many families have childcare needs and are working within your own, small communities and extended families to share childcare with others in a COVID safe way. The master schedule accounts for this; regardless of whether children are assigned to the same core teacher, the majority of the grade level schedule mirrors that of the other classrooms in your child's grade over the course of the week. This allows for students to be in digital school, side by side, usually working in the same subject area across all classrooms at that grade level. This was an important accommodation to work into our master, weekly schedule based on input from many families at Sunnyside. Another way to say this: even if your child is not in the same homeroom as another student in their grade level, the schedules will be similar and students will be able to work side by side on similar subjects during the week. 

    --The teacher day at SES is from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. Your teacher will provide you with their specific, weekly times available for family calls, meetings and connection as we move to full distance learning on 9/14. 

     

    Lastly, next week our administrative team is offering optional, drop in sessions for parents/guardians. These sessions do not have a formal agenda--these are times where you can drop in with questions, concerns or anything that is coming up for you or your child. Again, these sessions are optional and we will be using Google meet as our digital platform. We are offering 2 sessions per grade band in the hopes that we can accommodate working families and the vast array of family schedule constraints. For digital privacy reasons, I am not putting the codes into this email as it will also be displayed on our school website later today. You can expect the codes for these meetings to come via email through your child's homeroom teacher by the end of this week. The schedule is as follows:

    Tuesday, 9/8, optional drop in for 1st/2nd grade families: 

    session 1- 12:30--1:30 pm, session 2- 6:30-7:30 pm

    Wednesday, 9/9, optional drop in for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade families:

    session 1- 12:30--1:30 pm, session 2- 6:30-7:30 pm

    Thursday, 9/10, optional drop in for 6th-8th grade families: 

    session 1- 12:30-1:30 pm, session 2- 6:30-7:30 pm

    Friday, 9/11, optional drop in for KG families:

    session 1- 12:30-1:30 pm, session 2- *5:30 pm (earlier than the other grade levels to accommodate the weekend)

    ***digital codes for all meetings will come via email, through your child's homeroom teacher.

     

    Thank you for your patience and support and I look forward to seeing you and your children. Today was our 6th grade orientation--it filled me with joy to see our students again, even if only from the neck up. 

    Warmly,
    Amy Kleiner, Principal
    Alix Pickett, Assistant Principal

  • IT Help Line

    The PPS district has the following IT Help Lines available to families as we begin the process of digital learning.
    English: 503-916-3375 E
    spañol: 503-916-3582
    中文:503-916-3585
    Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584
    Soomaali: 503-916-3586
    Русский: 503-916-3583