• Coronavirus update: Schools will be closed through April 28

    Under an executive order from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Portland Public Schools and other districts in Oregon will be closed through April 28 More information and updates

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Snow Day Procedures

  • Dear Families,

         As we head into the heart of winter, it is likely that we will be faced with the possibility of snow during the work week.  In anticipation of a snow event that occurs during school hours we would like to support families in navigating the communication, transportation and release of students in a more streamlined and safe manner.   PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES.

    1. Look for Texts and Email announcements:
      • Please make sure that you have a current phone number and/or email registered with the main office so that any alerts or information we send will be recieved in a timely manner, minimizing the need to call the school.
    2. Decide how your child will get home. 
      • Use the bus links below to find SNOW ROUTE STOPS and look for texts that will have departure times of busses as they leave school. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR WHICH BUS STOPS TO TAKE.
        • OR
      • Use the STUDENT PICK-UP Link and PROCEDURES Link to let us know what child, or other students, you may be picking up, if you choose to drive.
        • OR
      • Come to school and we will help connect you and your child.
    3. Call the school for major assistance. (Please do not call the main office to get your child from class)
      • If the information that you need is not available through our messaging systems, or online, please feel free to call the school for support.  Please be aware that our office only has two land lines to take incoming calls, which in the event of emergencies, make it hard to get through.  Please be patient as we do our best to support students to find their way home safely.

    Pick-Up & Parking Procedures

    Student to Pick-Up Online Form - Form 'opens' after announcement of early release. (for office use)

    1. Please complete as many sections of this form as you need before driving to the school. Completing this now will allow us to get your children ahead of time while you drive here, or call other families whose children you are picking up.
    2. If you are picking up students from other families, they will need to have permission verified, either by phone or within our student information system.  PARENTS CAN ADD/UPDATE CONSENT FOR RELEASE THROUGH THE EMERGENCY FORM BELOW!
    3. PLEASE BRING A VALID PHOTO ID WITH YOU IN ORDER FOR US TO RELEASE YOUR CHILD. THANK YOU!

    West Sylvan Bus Snow Route Stops

     

    Want to expedite the release of your child, from school, more efficiently?

    Please complete the following form and we will add permissions for family friend’s to pick up your child, in their Emergency Release records. This will minimize the number of calls we need to make to release students for emergencies. 

     Update Your Emergency Contacts Here!   Form available now!!!

     

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  • PPS: Planning for Home-based Learning

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    After much urgent collaboration and planning, today leadership from Portland Public Schools and the Portland Association of Teachers shared with all of our PPS educators the outline for how teachers will begin working online next week. This outline represents our upcoming efforts to most effectively phase in supports for our students and teachers during the extended closure of our schools. We appreciate your patience while we, like other school districts, adapt our instructional delivery model virtually overnight. Next week we will share with you a detailed, multi-week plan for home-based learning for your students. Please stay tuned for that.

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: March 18

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,

    We want to continue to provide you with the latest updates and information. Work continues around the clock to provide academic and social emotional supports as well as meals to students during the statewide school closure, which per Governor Brown’s Executive Order, will extend through April 28.  

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    Families of PPS,

    As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, we are looking at a number of ways to deliver the best possible experiences for students during the extended break, and we want to make sure all of our students can remain connected to their peers, teachers, and schools and have regular access to learning opportunities and curriculum materials. 

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  • PPS Coronavirus Update: Governor Orders Schools Closed Through April 28

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    Dear PPS Families and Staff,
    This afternoon Gov. Kate Brown, as part of an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in our state, announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure. This includes the announcement that: 
    All Oregon and all PPS schools will be closed through April 28. Per this executive order, students would return to schools on Wednesday, April 29.
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