• SES Messenger for April 2, 2021

    4/2/21 School Messenger

    School News (NEW)
    Upcoming Dates (NEW)
    Websites to Know
    Childcare During Hybrid and CDL (NEW)
    Pick-Up/Emergency Contact Updates in ParentVUE (NEW)
    “What's Growing On in the SES Gardens, Steph?!" (NEW)
    Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Services (NEW)
    Securly Filter: Go-Live Plans (NEW)
    Franklin Youth Track Virtual Meeting April 5th at 6:30pm (NEW)
    Fliers from the District (NEW)
    Can My Child Go to School Today? Decision Tree
    SES Teacher Caitlin Quinn’s The Tool School
    Anti-Racist Reading and Resources (NEW)

    School News (NEW)
    Hello SES Community - 

    What a great first day of hybrid!  It was so wonderful seeing kindergarteners and first graders today!  We can’t wait to see our 2nd - 5th graders on Monday.  Thank you, families, for all your support and understanding as we transition into this new school schedule.

    Just some reminders which were included in the email sent earlier this week:
    Drop off/Pick Up times/locations and protocol:  Because we are a small building and want to keep everyone safe and socially distanced, our start times are staggered by 15 minute intervals.  Teachers’ class times are:  9:00 - 11:15, 9:15 - 11:30 or 9:30 - 11:45.  You will see on the attached maps your student’s teacher start time and where to drop-off AND pick-up your student.  There are 2 locations:  either the front of the building on SE Salmon, or on the blacktop at the back of the school.   

    You may arrive within 5 minutes of your student’s start time.  These “staging” areas are for more than one class, but only spaced 15 minutes apart.  We want to keep the areas relatively uncrowded and safe.  In short - please arrive as close to your start time as possible

    Hybrid in-person learning takes place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (no Wednesdays).

    K-5 teachers have sent individual class emails about what to bring and expect.

    Middle School Families - we are preparing for middle school hybrid learning next.  If you have not taken this survey already letting us know your preference, please do so as soon as possible.

    Thank you for everything, Sunnyside Community.

    We are grateful for you!
    Amy and Alix

    Upcoming Dates (NEW)

    Monday, April 5 2nd-5th First Day of New Schedule
    Thursday, April 8 End of 3rd Quarter
    Friday, April 9 NO SCHOOL (report card planning)
    Wednesday, April 21, 6:30-8:00 SES PTSA Board Meeting (open to all)

    Websites to Know
    Can My Child Go to School Today?
    District COVID Resources & Info
    PPS Family Resources Page
    Sunnyside School Page
    SES PTSA website
    SES COVID Fund on Venmo

    Childcare During Hybrid and CDL (NEW)
    For a list of schools hosting child care programs during hybrid instruction, please visit the PPS Child Care website. In addition, 211info offers child care referrals for programs throughout Multnomah County. Families can text, call or search for programs online. PPS is exploring transportation options and will share updates when transportation is confirmed.

    Pick-Up/Emergency Contact Updates in ParentVUE (NEW)
    Parents/Guardians can make updates to their student’s pick-up/emergency contact list by signing into ParentVUE and selecting Yearly Verification. Please note that students can only be released to adults for dismissal, or early pick-up, that are on the emergency contact list. 

    “What's Growing On in the SES Gardens, Steph?!" (NEW)
    * Potato pickup and plant! Yes, any grade can participate and help us get planted!  Follow step by step planting instructions given with a "seed" potato at the open door hours for the SES LIBRARY (M,T,Th,F 8:45-9:45am and Fri 3:30-5:00) More potato fun info on my new website!

    *Steph's new website!

    * Mindfulness Labyrinth Garden Could you use a little mindfulness today? Try stepping slowly,  breathing deeply and maybe taking turns with your student, on the path on 35th by the "Wish Tree"

    Hybrid and Distance Learning Meal Services (NEW)
    All school meals will continue to be free for all students in all schools, and no student ID or names are needed to receive meals.

    • Once students return to hybrid in-person instruction, meals will be served at the end of each in-person session.

    • If a student is staying in distance learning—or if their hybrid in-person learning has not begun—they should visit any of our new meal distribution sites between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days to pick up meals.

    New Open Community Meal Distribution Sites
    For the remainder of the year, grab-and-go meals will be available between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on school days for all children in the community (PPS students and children not enrolled at PPS) ages 1-18.

    The sites for curbside distribution:

    • Beaumont Middle School, 4043 NE Fremont St.

    • Franklin High School, 5405 SE Woodward St.

    • George Middle School, 10000 N Burr Ave.

    • Harriet Tubman Middle School, 2231 N Flint Ave.

    • Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl.

    • Ida B. Wells High School, 1151 SW Vermont St.

    • Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th Ave.

    • Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby Ave.

    • Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave.

    • Leodis V. McDaniel @ Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st Ave.

    • Tabor Middle School, 5800 SE Ash St.

    • Ockley Green Middle School, 6031 N Montana Ave.

    • Robert Gray Middle School, 5505 SW 23rd Ave.

    • Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central St.

    • Roseway Heights Middle School, 7334 NE Siskiyou St.

    Securly Filter: Go-Live Plans (NEW)
    PPS uses Securly to help families set internet filtering rules for students when using school devices and accounts at home. As a parent or guardian, you can use the SecurlyHome app to stay on top of your student’s online activity in real-time from anywhere. Securly will also send weekly email reports with a snapshot of your students’ internet activity. This report is an opportunity for adults to open a dialogue with students about their digital lives. For details, frequently-asked questions, and instructions for getting started, visit PPS’s Securly page.

    Franklin Youth Track Virtual Meeting April 5th at 6:30pm (NEW)
    dstubblefield@pps.net - Dupree Stubblefield
    leonardi1998@gmail.com - Isabel Leonard

    Virtual parent/guardian meeting April 5th at 6:30pm

    To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/gkt-oteq-rmi  Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 256-548-4244 and enter this PIN: 898 560 608#  To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/gkt-oteq-rmi?hs=5

    Each student must have a copy of a current physical BEFORE they will be able to practice

    If uncertain about sizes for shoes and hoodie we recommend sizing up

    Practices will be at FHS track

    First practice is Thursday April 8th 5:30pm-7:00pm

    Regular season practices will  Mondays and Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm (starting April 12th)

    Meets will be held Thursdays, schedule TBD

    Payment options for participation are as follows: 


    $100 COVID Relief Scholarship (Contact Dupree or Isabel to apply)

    $0 if on Free/ Reduced Lunch

    Sliding Scale Scholarship (pay what you can)

    Sign up here: https://www.familyid.com/programs/franklin-youth-sports-registration-spring-2021

    We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great season!! Go Lighting!

    Fliers from the District (NEW)

    Can My Child Go to School Today? Decision Tree
    Use the following decision tree EVERY MORNING to determine whether you should keep your child home.


    SES Teacher Caitlin Quinn’s The Tool School
    In a letter to Amy, SES drama and art teacher Caitlin Quinn shares plans for her new venture, The Tool School.

    Anti-Racist Reading and Resources (NEW)
    Kimberle WIlliams Crenshaw writes about how partisans on all sides overlook the brutal legacies of white supremacy.