McDaniel Family Newsletter

May 28, 2021

McDaniel High School (formerly Madison High School)

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A Message from Principal Skyles

Hello, McDaniel families,

On Monday, May 31st there is no school in observance of Memorial Day. We have included the schedule for the rest of the week. Seniors official last day is on June 2nd and Senior Check Out Day will be on June 3rd. There are more details included below.

Remember this summer there will be opportunities for students to make up credits for FREE. If your student did not pass a class last year or this school year, please reach out to their Counselor. We want to help students earn the credits before next school year starts.

Here is a link to find the information to contact each Counselor:

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Principal Skyles

McDaniel Schedule Week of May 31st - June 4th

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McDaniel HS - Leap Into 9th and 10th Grade

Monday - Friday, August 2 - 20, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Leap into 9th and 10th Grade summer program prepares incoming ninth and tenth-grade students to excel in high school by building a foundation for success before starting high school.

McDaniel HS incoming 9th graders and rising 10th graders can apply to attend.

For more details go to the PPS website:

If you would like to apply for your student, please use the link below to complete an application.

Kathryn Moran our McDaniel HS Community Agent is available to answer questions via email at or by calling her at 971-276-2734.

Leap Into 9th Grade Application Links:



Leap into 10th Grade Application Links:



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Class of 2021 - Reminders

We still need to hear from each of our Class of 2021 families! The last day for seniors is June 2nd.

McDaniel HS Graduation Ceremony - June 9th - Providence Park - students arrive by 6:30 pm with their caps and gowns.

** Please note that there WILL NOT be an in-person Graduation Rehearsal. Next week a video from PPS will be sent for more details about our Graduation at Providence Park.

1. June 3rd - Senior Check Out Day

Session 1: 9 am - 12:00 pm or Session 2: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

** Please note that this is when seniors can turn in any remaining checked-out items.

*AP students taking Exams after June 9th may keep their items

2. McDaniel HS Class of 2021 Family Survey

** Complete the McDaniel HS Class of 2021 Family Survey

** This will let us know the 1 email address where the 6 graduation tickets will be sent to your family on June 3rd after your senior is cleared.

3. Review the list of checked-out items. If you have questions about what is listed for your student, please send an email to Dr. Boyer at kboyer1@pps.netand include the first and last name of the student and their PPS ID Number.

**List of checked out items:

If you still do not have your cap and gown or have any other graduation questions, please call or email Cecilia Hornbuckle before June 3rd- 503-916-5220 extension 86407. or Please be sure to include the first and last name of your student.

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Vaccine Updates from PPS as of May 24, 2021

  • May 24 Update: Reminder About COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities for Students Age 12 and Up

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    Dear PPS Families,

    As we have shared with you previously, the Oregon Health Authority recently announced the approval of Pfizer’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccination for individuals age 12 and up. We are continuing to provide students and their families with vaccination support at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC).

    Please visit the PPS Student & Family Vaccination website for information about our supported Wednesday vaccination opportunities and how you can request transportation to and from the OCC. This is the last week to access a first vaccine dose at the OCC. Second doses will be available until they close their doors on June 19.

    Students age 15+ can sign up or walk up to the OCC to receive a vaccine. Students ages 12-14 must be accompanied by either a parent, a guardian, or someone designated by the parent. If accompanied by an adult other than a parent, a student must have a parent-signed consent form. Below is the consent form in all PPS-supported languages:

    And just a reminder, vaccinations at the OCC and other locations are easy to access throughout the week. You can visit to search for vaccination opportunities in your neighborhood or check Multnomah County’s list of vaccination sites.

    Thank you.