• Student and Family News, October 4

    Dear Ida B. Wells Students and Families, I’m pleased to let you know that our students can now sign up for free weekly COVID-19, PCR tests. PCR test is considered the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosing Covid-19. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has contracted with OHSU to provide these tests to participating K-12 schools in Oregon. Ida B. Wells High School will be participating in this important program. Parents can Opt their students into this program by completing the attached forms (Opt in form + OHSU Authorization form) and return to the main office at Ida B. Wells HS. In the coming days we will be communicating the process for students who opt in to this program. Forms for this program are linked below. We handed out hard copies to all of our students during third period classes today.Filip Hristić, Ed. D. Principal, Ida B. Wells HS Portland Public Schools OUR SCHOOL October 13 - Special Schedule for ALL students Next Wednesday, October 13 there is a special schedule and required programming for ALL students. The school day will run from 8:30am-1:30pm. PSAT EXAM All 10th graders and those 11th graders who signed up to take the exam will come to school for in-person testing. PSAT EXAM: PRE-ADMINISTRATION Sophomores: If you missed pre-administration on 10/1 in your US History class then the options are below. Juniors: If you're scheduled to take the PSAT, you should have completed pre-administration in Biology periods 1-4 on 10/1. If you missed it, come to the make-up below. If you're in Biology periods 5-8 you will complete pre-administration on 10/7. Makeup pre-administration options: Tuesday 10/5- Thursday 10/7 - During lunch in 139 (it takes at least 30 minutes) - After school at 3:30-4:30 in room 117 TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE - the PPS Virtual College & Career Planning Day All non-testing students will be participating in this event in lieu of attending classes on this day. This includes all 9th and 12th graders and non-testing Juniors. TOOLS TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE - Registration Our 9th graders are registering for sessions in their Physics class, non-testing 11th graders in Biology class, and Seniors in their Senior English class. More information and instructions to register and attend can be found here: TTBYF Slide deck Voice over slide deck Tools to Build Your Future Instruction Sheet Students should attend so that they can earn a Career Related Learning Experience (CRLE) toward their graduation requirements. Seniors can also get help with their resume. Questions can be directed to Jessica Wade, Career Coordinator at jwade1@pps.net 9th Grade Students - Team Building this week! 9th graders will be engaging in a half day team building and ropes course experience this week! Each team of students will be split into an AM (8:30a-11:30a) and PM (12:15-3:15pm) group. Students will be informed by their team teachers about which group they are in. They will be excused from the two class periods they miss for the experience and expected to attend the other two class periods. Team A, Oct 7th (Mohammed, Tresize, Love) Team B, Oct 4th (Griffin, Walker, Nichols) Team C, Oct 5th (Wilkinson, Kilpatrick-White, Wonder) Team D, Oct 6th (Bryant-Capellas, Mathews, Brown) If you have any questions, please reach out to one of your students' team teachers. Back To School Night We hope you enjoyed the Back to School Night Program and found it both informational and convenient for your schedule. We apologize if there was any confusion. There was no set time for this program. It can be viewed at your convenience. The program is attached here again and now also includes the video for our attendance coach, Marcela Benitz Lopez, which unfortunately did not originally get included. Just click the links on the program and you will be able to view videos created by our staff. IBWHS Back to School Night Program COVID-19 Updates PPS COVID DASHBOARD With our ongoing commitment to keeping you informed, we have built an improved and more informative COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard: PPS COVID Dashboard COVID-19 TESTING AT IBWHS- Please return forms to the main office There is no Covid-19 testing at IBWHS unless symptoms appear after a student arrives at school and a COVID-19 Testing Consent Form is on file for the student. A new form needs to be completed for the 2021-2022 school year. Completed forms can be turned into the Main Office. K-12 COVID-19 Screening Program K-12 students can sign up to get free weekly COVID-19, PCR tests through their school during the 2021-2022 school year. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has contracted with OHSU to provide these tests to participating K-12 schools in Oregon. Ida B. Wells High School will be participating in this important program. Parents can Opt their students in to this program by completing the attached forms (Opt in form + OHSU Authorization form) and returning both forms to the main office at In the coming days we will be communicating the process for students who opt in to this program. Opt-In form for 15+ years old: Opt IN 15+ (1).pdf .Opt-In form under 15 years old students: Opt IN younger than 15 (1).pdfOHSU Covid Test Authorization form: EN Auth Form (1 of 2) (1).pdfFAQ Sheet about the program: OHSU-K12-COVID-19-Testing-Program-Introduction-English-091621 (3).pdf Attendance (new updates 10/4) Kathy Lommen is our attendance clerk. She can be reached at klommen@pps.net or 503-916-5294 (Please DO NOT leave messages regarding attendance on the main line, 503-916-5280 as those may not be received in time) Here are a few updated attendance pointers:ABSENCES If a student is out due to illness, please contact Kathy ASAP. She will then send the Parent/Guardian a Symptom Tracking Tool to identify what symptoms the student is exhibiting. Please email Kathy within 3 days to excuse other types of absences ARRIVING LATE 1) If a student is tardy or arriving late to school after an appointment, etc, please go directly to class. DO NOT STOP IN THE OFFICE. Parent/Guardian, please email Kathy to notify her if this late arrival is excused. LEAVING SCHOOL EARLY AND NOT RETURNING FOR THE DAY If an appointment during the day is unavoidable: 1) Parent/Guardian, please call Kathy as far ahead as possible with the details. You should not enter the building to pick up students. 2) We will call students out of their classroom at the time instructed by the parent. Students should not leave their classroom until called out. 3) The student should come to the office and sign out and meet parent/guardian outside or student drivers can leave campus. LEAVING AND RETURNING MID-DAY Please follow the first 3 steps above but when you return, please sign back in at the Main Office. Lost and Found Now that we are entering our 6th week of school, there are many items in our Lost and Found. If you are missing something, you can check our Lost and Found in Room 139 (across from the gym) Pick Up and Drop Off at Ida B. Wells Please do not use the school parking lot or the bus loading area as a pick up and drop off area for students. We use these areas to load and unload our students with special needs from the buses and personal vehicles in the disabled parking area in our parking lot. When cars are in line to drop off in the staff parking lot or the bus loading zone, it makes it difficult for our staff and students with disabilities to get to school. We are getting more bike racks at our school and we want to encourage our students to ride bikes to school, walk or utilize public transportation. If you are dropping off or picking up your student, please do so in the north parking lot using the roundabout by the stadium as a quick drop off or in the neighborhoods around our school. We appreciate your understanding and support. 2020-2021 Yearbook Distribution Current students, if you still need to pick up your yearbook, please see Mr. Higbee in Room 142 before or after school or at lunch. Please bring a receipt of purchase. You can still purchase 2020-2021 yearbooks, $45 cash or check only in Mr. Higbee's room. You can also pick up or purchase a yearbook in the Bookkeepers Office before school or during lunch. Debit or Credit cards can be used in the bookkeepers office. School Breakfast available on the front patio Beginning today, Free Grab and Go Breakfast is available 8:00-8:30am at both main entrances (Vermont entrance and gym entrance). We could use a volunteer(s) who could assist with passing out breakfast from 7:50-8:30am M-F. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net And just a reminder that during the 2021-2022 school year, school breakfast and lunch is free for all students. Trivory App - download today! The Trivory App is our best communication channel to quickly send out important news and reminders to our entire community at once. Download it from your applicable App Store. Be sure to check your Settings under More to receive notifications so you don't miss any important updates. In addition, Trivory is also available in Spanish! ACADEMICS AP Exams - Register Now! Students who are planning to take AP Exams MUST register for AP Classroom and the AP Exams as soon as possible. AP CLASSROOM & AP EXAM Registration & Payment: AP REGISTRATION SLIDESHOW. VIDEO Instructions You can also use the ONE-PAGER Student Checklist if you’d prefer. (Student Checklist copy for personalization) TESTING THIS YEAR: Currently, the College Board is only allowing in-person pen & paper testing this year. There is no online option. Most exams will be at the Portland Expo Center again this year. Tutor.com → FREE online 24/7 individual tutoring & homework help in all AP Classes!Great News! Students taking AP & IB classes now have access to Tutor.com via your Canvas Course for 1:1 tutoring 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It’s super simple to use and many students have already started using this on their own!Short video overview for studentsCanvas - Parent Access Canvas is the platform teachers use to post assignments. Here are the directions students need to follow to allow their parents to observe their classes. Parent Access to Canvas StudentVue/ParentVue StudentVue/ParentVue is the platform where you can view schedules and grades. If you are having trouble accessing StudentVue or ParentVue, please contact Kathy Lommen at klommen@pps.net COUNSELING College and Career Center IDA B WELLS CAREER HAPPENINGS The first issue of Ida B Wells Career Happenings featuring fall mentoring and internship opportunities, volunteer positions, jobs and more is now available. See https://www.pps.net/Page/16186 or contact Ms Wade for more information. From our Social Worker, Brittni Locke ASSISTANCE WITH RENT OR UTILITIES If you are seeking help with rent or utilities, NW Natural, Pacific Power and PGE are all still offering their one-time assistance programs. The amounts vary ($300 from NW Natural or Pacific Power, up to $500 matching grant from PGE). Please see attached flyers PGE Assistance Pacific Power Assistance for more information or call your electric company directly. If you accessed this support in the spring, you would not be eligible again, but can call 2-1-1 to be referred to a regular energy assistance program. CHRYSALIS Our school has received funding to run a program called Chrysalis this year! Chrysalis is a therapeutic school-based prevention program run by Trillium Family Services to support teenage, female-identifying trauma survivors. The group will be facilitated by a Trillium therapist alongside myself. It is currently run at Roosevelt, Cleveland, and Grant. It will be run weekly through the end of the year. Students do not have to disclose their trauma history. Trauma is defined as students who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional abuse, or neglect. Additionally, students who have parents that have struggled with substance abuse (past or present), students of parents who have been or are currently incarcerated and students who have ever been in foster care. Here is a link to the website. Do you know a student who might benefit? Please send me their name! I am compiling a list of students to reach out to by the end of the month. Have questions? Email me! BLocke@pps.net FAMILIES & COMMUNITY One of the greatest attributes of Ida B. Wells HS is our parent involvement. For descriptions about each of our 3 parent organizations - Boosters Club, Foundation and PTA and their role at Ida B. Wells and how you can get involved, please click here: Ida B. Wells HS Parent Organizations Refreshments for Teachers on Oct. 13th To sign up to bring in refreshments: https://signup.com/go/gSVFuKX Booster Club NEXT BOOSTER CLUB MEETING - MONDAY, OCT. 11 Join Boosters for our next meeting on Monday October 11th at 6:30pm. We will start talking about the upcoming Tree Sale and reviewing grant requests from Athletics & Men's Lacrosse. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81683180228 IBW GEAR All the latest IBW gear is ONLY available to order online www.schoolpay.com/link/IBWgear(unless it is being sold at a home athletic event) The Boosters Club will notify you of pick up instructions. IBW SNACK SHACK Our concessions shack has the opportunity to open for the Lincoln football games held in the IBW stadium - we need your support! Find newly available shifts posted here: https://signup.com/go/ycboLia Working concessions shifts are a great way to volunteer working around your schedule. Foundation The mission of the IBW Foundation is to enhance the classroom experience by increasing options for rich and rigorous learning opportunities. IBW Foundation funding allows IBW administrators to hire additional teachers and expand educational offerings. As part of our Fall Fundraising Campaign, we are asking families to donate what they are able to help fund additional teachers and classes at IBW. By clicking on the link below families can elect to make a one-time, or monthly recurring donation. Please give generously! IBW Foundation Donations: Donate to IBW Foundation Questions? Email Brad Nelson, IBW Foundation Chair, bknelson@cascadeautoglass.com.FOUNDATION HOUSE PARTIES Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the Foundation house parties scheduled for Saturday, October 16 have been postponed until further notice. PTA Meeting-Q and A with Principal Hristic, Oct. 7th The previously scheduled Q and A with Principal Hristic is this Thursday, October 7, 7:00-8:00pm. The link for the meeting is: Zoom Link Password: PTA You can enter questions for the meeting with Principal Hristic here: Questions for Principal HATHLETICS Athletics Weekly, Mike Nolan, Athletic Director Each week, Athletic Director, Mike Nolan writes up a summary of the past week and looks forward to the next as well as announcing Athletes of the Week, a Coaches Corner plus other announcements. To read this week's Athletic Weekly, click HERE Athletic Schedule, Week of October 4 For a complete listing of this week's athletic schedule, please visit their website: IBW Athletics/THIS WEEK. Links to team schedules can be found on their team pages on our website. The athletic schedule is also linked to the Trivory App Calendar.. Family ID is now open for Winter sports registration The Winter sports season officially begins Monday, November 15. You must have a registration completed in FamilyID and a valid physical on file before you may participate in Basketball, Wrestling and Swimming. This is especially important for basketball which conducts try-outs. Wrestling and Swimming are both non-cut sports. https://www.familyid.com/organizations/ida-b-wells-high-school SchoolPay is not yet open for to pay the PIL Play to Pay Fee for the Winter season as we are closing out the Fall season. You should also not pay the fee for basketball until teams are annouced. Pre-season opportunities for Winter Sports Now that the OSAA closed period is over for Winter Sports, our Winter coaching staffs are looking forward to connecting with our IBW student-athletes. Here are some pre-season opportunities: MEN'S BASKETBALL Open Gym every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-8:30pm at Jackson Middle School WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Open gym every Tuesday and Thursday 7:15-9:00pm in the IBW Gym WRESTLING Open Mat Hour on Mondays at 6:30pm in the IBW Wrestling Room. IBW Dance and Drill Team - Tryouts 11/5 Competition Dance Tryouts are scheduled for November 5th at 2pm in the IBW gymnasium. Experience is necessary. Please come, ready to show what you can do. We plan to compete this winter and spring for our school. Our Fall Performers are our backbone! They dance at the root of IBW success, no doubt. The dedication that has been presented by these specific individuals is unmatched. They are very excited to present themselves this October 22nd, at our Homecoming half-time show in coordination with Cheer! Please take the time to come out and watch them show their stuff. If anything takes guts, it’s THIS!! Keep up the good work Ida B. Wells Dance Team! Thank you to all for your support. - Coach Kimberley Sign up to help sell concessions for Fall sports! Concession sales are a great way for IBW teams and clubs to raise money, but volunteers are needed to work during the games/activities. The revenue from concessions benefits ALL students of IBW High School. Our Concessions shack also now has the opportunity to open for the Lincoln football games held in the IBW stadium but we need your support! Find newly available shifts posted here: https://signup.com/go/ycboLia Thank you for making a difference and supporting our school! STUDENT ACTIVITIES Club Fair - October 6 and 7 Our annual Club Fair is this Wednesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7. All clubs will be located on the field next to the pool during lunch. We have a total of 30 clubs this year! Come check out the clubs, what they offer, and see which ones you would like to join. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Satoorian. Gender Sexuality Alliance Affinity Space Hi y'all! We just wanted to touch base and gauge interest in being a part of the Gender Sexuality Alliance affinity space at Ida B. Wells-Barnett, as well as see what might work logistically for us to meet. In the meantime, always feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, or if you just need to check in with someone and want a safe space in which to do so! Please take the Google Survey linked below to let us know your interest in being involved with GSA. GSA Interest Survey CONTACT INFO: Ms. Root (jroot@pps.net; Room 130) & Ms. Patton (apatton@pps.net; Room 128) Text the following info to the number 81010 to sign up to receive Remind Texts: @ibwgsa Follow us on Instagram: @idabwells.gsa Outdoor School - seeking High School Leaders Outdoor School is now recruiting high school students to be student leaders for this Fall. All the details can be found in the Career News So how is Outdoor School operating this Fall? Activities will be: - In Portland and on school grounds assigned by region - In-person during the school day (aka No overnight) - Leaders will participate in an in-person Sunday training at MESD and learn how to facilitate activities alongside a teacher - HS student leaders will register and receive all of this information and more via email. Speech & Debate Club Come check out Speech and Debate! We are now welcoming new team members for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Attend one of two possible information sessions this week after school on Tuesday (10/5) or Wednesday (10/6) Scan the QR code on one of the many Speech & Debate posters in the hallways for further details. Contact Mr. Hunter at bhunter1@pps.net if you have questions. Parents, Speech and Debat has a participation pay to play fee of $300 for the year and you can pay on school pay. If there is a hardship, please let our Coach Hunter know as we have a reduced cost. Nobody will be turned away if there is a financial hardship.