Marysville Message

Friday August 27, 2021

Welcome Back to School Fall 2021

Dear families,

We are so excited that we will be seeing you again in just a few days! The teachers have been hard at work this week preparing the classrooms and training to provide a safe and strong academic experience.

I apologize for the long newsletter, but I want to make sure that you have all the information.

First Day of School

Grades 2-5: Wednesday, September 1st

Grade 1: Friday, September 3rd

    • First grade “ramp up”: September 1 or 2
    • Students with last names beginning A-L are scheduled to attend their “ramp up” day on Wednesday, September 1, from 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Students with last names beginning M-Z are scheduled to attend their “ramp up” day on Thursday, September 2, from 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten: Wednesday, September 8th

    • Kindergarten “ramp up”: September 3 or 7
    • Students with last names beginning A-L are scheduled to attend their “ramp up” day on Friday, September 3, from 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Students with last names beginning M-Z are scheduled to attend their “ramp up” day on Tuesday, September 7, from 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

School Schedule

8:35 a.m. Students may arrive at school

8:40 a.m. Doors open and breakfast pickup

8:50 a.m. Doors close and tardy bell rings

11:50 a.m. Lunch for grades 3-5

12:30 p.m. Lunch for grades K-2

3:00 p.m. Student Dismissal

Arrival and Dismissal Locations

See the map below for morning arrival and afternoon dismissal locations.

If you arrive after the tardy bell at 8:50 a.m., please walk to the main entrance on SE Raymond, ring the bell, and sign-in.

My.PPS will replace CLEVER portal in August 2021
PPS will be moving from Clever to using My.PPS ( as a district-wide portal. Some of the apps may be gone for awhile during the update. Students will be issued a new Quickcard (QR code) at the start of school. You will receive more information about logging in from your teacher after school starts.

Student Chromebooks (1st -5th grade)

Please bring the chromebook and cord that were used for distance learning back to school on the first day. The devices will be cleaned and updated. They may be needed for use in the classrooms.

Preview of the Back-to-School Packet (you will receive paper copies on the first day of school)

This packet contains important information and some items that need to be completed and returned to your student’s teacher.

Complete and return these forms to your child’s teacher:

Update your student’s information online through ParentVue: You can also find your student's teacher on ParentVue!

  • Yearly Verification Reminder: each year parents/guardians are asked to review and update the information on file for their students. This information can be reviewed, edited and submitted online via PPS ParentVUE. Contact Melinda in the school office at 503-916-6363 or if you need help activating your account.

Use the Daily Illness Self-Screening Checklist each day to check for symptoms of illness:

Additional documents:

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Marysville Community Care Day

Saturday, Aug. 28th, 9-11am

7733 Southeast Raymond Street

Portland, OR

Please join us to help prepare the school to welcome students back.

  • Wear a mask and bring gardening gloves if you have them
  • Snacks and water will be provided
  • Bathrooms in the building will be available
  • We will be spreading bark dust in the front of the school
  • Weeding and removing blackberry vines along the driveway

Answers to Frequently asked Questions

Meal protocols:

  • Students eat in designated outdoor spot - on foam pads

  • Recess First

  • Lunch Supervision Staff pick up students from recess classroom lines

  • Students with home lunch go directly to eating spot

  • Students picking up lunch are led into cafeteria one grade at a time, then go to eating spot

  • Classroom teachers meet students outside at spot

  • Pads are cleaned between lunches

  • Inclement weather plan below

Safety Procedures :


  • staff and students are REQUIRED to wear a face mask at all times whether INSIDE or OUTSIDE during school hours.

  • Students are NOT required to wear a face mask when:

    • Eating or drinking and maintaining a minimum of 3 feet of distance.

    • Playing a musical instrument and maintaining a minimum of 3 feet of distance.

Daily Symptom Screening

  • Schools should provide all parents and staff with the PPS daily illness self screening checklist. The translated version in PPS five language can be found on the PPS website.

  • Staff, student, or student families should call the school to report any illness or COVID-19 events.

Designated staff will follow the appropriate protocols for the Symptom Tracker Tool and/or COVID-19 Case Protocol for tracking and appropriate exclusion guidance from school nurse, nurse consultant, or building administrator.


All Facilities Operations staff should continue routine hand washing with soap and water to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Staff should continue to use FDA approved cleaning products found here and follow all product instructions on label. Staff are required to wear face coverings. The following cleaning and disinfecting tasks will be conducted after school hours by Custodians and are listed by room type.


  • Clean and disinfect sinks and drinking fountains

  • Refill and disinfect sanitizing dispensers

  • Disinfect and wipe down all frequently touched surfaces (Door knobs, light switches, drinking fountains)

  • Spot mop (Full mop weekly at a minimum)

  • Clean and disinfect desk tops (will need assistance from classroom staff throughout the day as required)

  • Classroom staff and students will use individual school supplies

  • Bathrooms are cleaned periodically throughout the day. Limited to 3 students in bathroom at a time, using every other stall.

Class Sizes

  • Range between 15-24 students

Communication of Positive COVID Case

  • Individual exclusion notification: The MESD Nurse Consultant will provide an official exclusion debrief by email to the principal for individuals with a confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 diagnosis or anyone who was determined to be in close contact with a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case while onsite
  • Exposed individuals exclusion notification: The MESD Nurse Consultant will provide an official exclusion letter to the principal to communicate with potentially exposed individuals to ensure exclusion guidance and return to work or school dates are provided.
  • All staff, school-community and broader audience notification: The MESD nurse consultant will provide a formal notification letter to the principal to send to all school staff with the same message to the broader school community regarding a confirmed COVID-19 Case while onsite during their contagious period

On-site COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing

  • This procedure allows the on-site testing of students and/or employees that have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. These tests should not be used for students or staff that are asymptomatic. Symptomatic students and staff cannot be brought back onsite for testing.

  • Tests can only be used to test students with consent already on file, or staff who verbally agree to the test.
  • COVID-19 Testing Consent Form must be collected prior to administering the tests either electronically or have a hard copy on file.


All PPS students eat FREE. This school year, all students in all schools have access to free breakfast and free lunch each school day. This was made possible by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program waiver for the 2021-22 school year.

Families in non-CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) schools may still complete meal applications for free/reduced price meals in order to be eligible for other benefits such as fee waivers/reductions in other programs. Click here for a current list of CEP schools.

We are very excited to announce that the 2021-22 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grants were awarded to the following schools:

  • Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, Faubion, George, Harrison Park, James John, Kelly, Lane, Lee, Lent, Martin Luther King Jr., Marysville, Pioneer Programs, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Roseway Heights, Scott, Sitton, Vestal, Whitman, Woodlawn, Woodmere

Rental Assistance for families

Dear PPS Families,

We want to share with you some important dates and resources available to you:

If you or someone you know needs assistance to pay their rent, mortgage or utility bills, please call 2-1-1 or visit There are many programs available and 2-1-1 can provide information and referrals. You may also contact your school counselor or social worker if you need more information or resources.

Additional resources for renters:

Oregon’s Eviction Moratorium ended on June 30, 2021. We want to share with you some important dates and resources available to your family.

Important dates:

  • Renters are required to pay current month’s rent (July 2021 to current month)

  • Renters have until February 28, 2022 to pay overdue rent (April 2020 - June 2021)

  • Provide proof of application for rental assistance to your landlord to avoid eviction for 90 days while you wait for the rental assistance (Multnomah County).

Resources available to families:

  1. If you are behind on rent you may qualify for rental assistance. Call 2-1-1 or visit:

  2. To apply directly for rental assistance online visit: (Application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian)

  3. If you receive an eviction notice, call the Eviction Defense Project at 888-585-9638 to understand your rights and receive free legal assistance.

As always, you can contact your school for questions or assistance. We are here to support our students and their families during these challenging times.

Thank you.


Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits are additional funds that can be used to support family food purchases. P-EBT benefits were approved for Oregon in May for the 2020-21 school year. P-EBT benefits issuance began at the end of July and will continue to be distributed into August and September for all families enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school or with individual family eligibility for free or reduced price meals in the 2020-21 school year. Families inquiring about student eligibility, or have other P-EBT questions, can use the following Oregon 211 Info services:

Whitney Ellersick, Sr. Director Nutrition Services,