Friday January 15th
Limited In Person Instruction
As you may have heard, Portland Public Schools released details of a tentative plan for limited in-person learning.
This is not a return to school or a replacement to comprehensive distance learning.
It will be a focused intervention for specific, invited students who have not been engaged or who have received failing grades.
It will be in addition to (not in place of) the current distance learning.
Participation in the in-person instruction will be completely voluntary and limited to small groups of students, less than 10 and for short periods of time between 2-4 pm, up to two hours per day.
It will start very small and address the varied student needs at different schools.
It will begin in waves, with a few schools targeting a start during the week of January 25th.
Marysville is not one of the first schools, but will be working towards some small-group in-person student sessions in February.
There are many operational matters to be worked out, like transportation, material sanitation and staffing.
This information was shared at the 1/12/21 PPS School Board meeting. (It is towards the end of the meeting, around hour 3!)
This is what we know at this time. Of course things may change in response to conditions and the state recommendations coming out next week. As soon as we have confirmed plans we will communicate them to you.
Distributions will resume on January Wednesday 20th 3:00 - 4:30 pm
* Library Book Bags
* Equity Anchor Texts
* Grade 6 - ODS Backpacks
* Grades 6-8 - VILS devices
* School supplies available upon request
Please remember to request any remaining student belongings from last Spring before the end of the month
The intro letter includes a link to pps.net/securly, which includes a frequently asked questions list and a brief description of the service. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As mentioned above, the letter is going out to families that have email addresses listed in Synergy. This is an important point, because that email address is families' only way to log in to their Securly accounts. In other words, if you haven't shared an email address with Marysville, you won't be able to access Securly. If you are unsure if you have provided an email, you can check on parentvue or send email@example.com your email and we will input it.
January 20 is the pilot go-live date.
Parents will receive an email from Securly (in top 5 languages) to sign up and learn more about the program
Check junk folder if you haven’t received it yet
To opt in, sign in
To get the Securly app
Download the app from your app store. Tap the Login button and choose the “Get instant access” option after entering the email registered with your school.
Check your email for an email titled “Your Securly login link”. Click on it to open the app.
You’re now logged in and ready to go!
- If you have issing or incorrect parent emails in Synergy, you won't receive Securly
- If you block Youtube- for school hours this would block educational content used by teachers
- If you turn off internet during class times, students will not be able to log on for class meetings
Multnomah County Library Resources
lots of online events to check out.
more coming for school-aged kids soon, like a weekly Tween Club that will have a Graphic Novel Book Group, Minecraft Challenges, D&D and Science! Visit library resources for more information.
Libraries have services including curbside service, so if folks want to check stuff out, they can! And we have lots of ebooks.