Marysville Message

3/19/21

Dear Marysville Families

In the midst of our energetic and joyful planning for the return of some students to the school building, I am dismayed and angered by the continued injustices perpetrated against People of Color in this country. Currently in particular by the increase in the targeted acts of violence being directed towards our nation's Asian and Pacific Islander Community Members.


Our hearts are broken for the victims of this week's horrific hate crimes in Georgia. I am heartbroken for the victim's families and friends and for the Asian-American community, and I'm sending all my love to Georgia from the Pacific Northwest.


I express my support for and stand in solidarity with the Asian-American Community in general and Asian-American Community at Marysville and in Portland specifically. Over the last year there has been an increase in violence and harassment against Asian-Americans that is simply unacceptable.


As we grapple with the lasting legacy of racism, we must stand against hate and spread awareness and compassion. We will continue to work towards ensuring that our at Marysville students are ready to lead a more socially just world, as well.


If you or anyone you know needs support, please contact me, Ms. Bertram (sbertram@pps.net), or the counseling/MSW team (Sara Fuller - sfuller1@pps.net and Hang Pham - hapham@pps.net) so that we can extend resources and support.


If you are looking for action, I have linked below to a resource working to end this racist violence and terrorism.

Hybrid Model = Continued Distance Learning and In Person Instruction

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Community Discussion last night. I appreciate your time and feedback.

Below is linked the presentation. Please continue to share any questions or suggestions on the Marysville "Wonderings Form"

Hybrid Family Meeting Slide Show Presentation


Your classroom teachers will be sending you information today about your in-person or CDL cohorts on Friday 3/19.


You will receive more information about schedules after Spring Break.


Upcoming Dates:


March 22-26

  • Spring Break - No School



March 29-31

  • K-5 Asynchronous Activities

  • 6-8 Regular Schedule



April 1

  • K-1 AM in person cohort start day

  • K-1 Start of AM CDL with new cohort

  • 2-5 Asynchronous Activities or CDLwith current class

  • 6-8 Regular Schedule



April 2

  • K-1 Start of PM Cohort in-person instruction

  • K-1 Start of PM Cohort of CDL with new cohort

  • 2-5 Asynchronous Activities

  • Regular schedule for grades 6-8



April 5

  • 2-5 Start of in-person instruction

  • 2-5 Start of CDL with new cohort

  • 6-8 Regular schedule


April 9


  • K-8 No School, End of Quarter 3 Teacher Grading Day



April 19


  • 6-8 Start of in-person instruction

  • 6-8 Start of CDL with new cohort


June 11


  • (Current) Last day of School for Students (Quarter 4)


I wish everyone a safe and restful Spring Break. We look forward to seeing some families and students in person soon and to continuing our learning together in both formats.

Warmly, Cathy Murray

Nutrition Services Update


Friday, March 19

  • Box with 7 days worth of meals available at Marysville, 3-4:30 p.m.

  • Last day for home delivery


Monday - Friday, March 22 - 26

  • Meal services paused for spring break


Marysville will no longer have curbside grab and go meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-4:30 pm. That will end after Friday, March 19th. Instead, we will distribute meals at dismissal time for students coming for in-person hybrid instruction on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For Marysville students in CDL and on days when there is no in-person instruction, families can visit one of the following sites for grab and go meals.


Starting Monday, March 29

  • New grab and go curbside service

  • Daily, Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

  • Locations:

Beaumont Middle School

Franklin High School

George Middle School

Gray Middle School

Hosford Middle School

Jackson Middle School

Jefferson High School

Lane Middle School

McDaniel @ Marshall High School

Mt Tabor Middle School

Ockley Green Middle School

Roosevelt High School

Roseway Heights Middle School