To help students and families better understand the new schedule a short video is posted on the West Sylvan school-wide google classroom. Only your students can access this google classroom, please have them login using this code 23gkx6b
Quick Guide: Gmail for Students, Grades 4-12
PPS students are expected to conduct themselves in the following manner:
Follow all district policies and student codes of conduct Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. ·
While participating in online classes through google hangouts, students should dress in a way that is appropriate for collaborative, classroom interactions. We ask that you review these expectations on page 14 of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. The responsibility for the dress and attire of a student rests primarily with the student and his or her parents or guardians.
Refrain from posting bullying or threatening comments about or related to anyone, illegal material, or material that violates district policies related to discrimination and harassment. ·
Students and parents should report online misconduct to the appropriate grade level administrator:
6th grade - Ms. Kinnersley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7th grade - Mr. Keller (email@example.com)
Report inappropriate behavior on social media to a trusted adult immediately. · Adhere to all applicable intellectual property and copyright laws when posting social media content. ·
If you are worried about a classmate based on something you see in social media, please reach out to an administrator or counselor (as with in-school learning all reports are confidential):
Ms. Hagen (6th grade L-Z & 7th grade): firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should not “friend”, “follow”, and “connect”, etc. with staff or employee personal social media presence. Instead, students should interact only through the professional online presence of staff. ·
The taking, disseminating, transferring, or sharing of illegal images or photographs (such as obscene or pornographic images), whether by electronic transfer or other method (such as texting, sexting, and emailing) may constitute a crime under state and/or federal law.
It is important to teach, and periodically remind students to be aware of the information they reveal about themselves in these online environments, and empower them to set boundaries around what they share and with whom they share it. Thank you for helping us ensure that online learning experience that we are about to embark in engages students, allows them to maintain a connection to the school community and provides a safe learning environment for all.
West Sylvan Middle School 2020-21
Forecasting Information and Directions
You will need to use your PPS student account to take the survey!!!
CURRENT 6TH AND 7TH GRADE FORECASTING WILL BE EXTEDEND. Please complete soon so that we have your information for building your schedules, with your preferences in mind. Thank you!
UPDATE: INCOMING 6TH GRADERS WILL START FORECASTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 .
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROCESS WILL BE COMING FROM WEST SYLVAN AND/OR YOUR CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Step 1. Review the following linked resources before taking your forecasting survey.
Elective Descriptions, by grade level, for next year
6th Grade Elective Video Tour (youtube)
(This is last year's video, which showcases most, if not all, of this coming year's electives.)
Step 2. Decide, with your parents, which courses you would like to take.
Step 3. Take the forecasting survey for the grade you will be in next year.
6th Grade Forecasting Survey (Now Open - Please check your child's PPS email for your confirmation email. If you cannot find it, it may have been sent to a junk folder. Please know we are still recieving the information, either way. Thank you!)
If you are not able to access the survey or need support, with any part of this process, please email Mr. Keller at email@example.com.
Dear PPS Community,
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education is hosting its annual budget town hall virtually, so that community members can be heard, even in the midst of social distancing made necessary by COVID-19.
A public meeting of the Board of Education, acting in its capacity as the Budget Committee of Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon, will take place during the regular School Board meeting on the 11th day of June at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive any additional public comment related to the Superintendent’s budget message and Proposed Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, which was presented on May 26.