September 16th, 2022
Dear Marysville Families
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Marysville Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 20th.
- At 5:30 - 6:00 pm in the school we will be offering Mini-Meetings for ESL(English as a Second Language), Special Education and TAG (Talented and Gifted)
- You are welcome to attend those meetings if your students are in those programs or you are interested in finding out more about them.
- From 6:00 - 6:30 pm there will be an Ice Cream Social on the Playground
- From 6:30 - 7:30 families are welcome to Visit Classrooms.
- There will be three sessions of the Title 1 Principal Presentation in the Cafeteria.
- 6:30-6:40 Cathy/Serene State of the School Presentation - in Cafeteria (Need announcement)to let families
7:00-7:10 Cathy/ Serene State of the School Presentation - in Cafeteria
- 7:15 - 7:25 Cathy/ Serene State of the School Presentation - in Cafeteria
- You are welcome to attend one of the sessions if you would like.
Thursday was the start of Latinx Heritage Month. At school we will be learning about Latinx people, cultures, issues, contributions, and histories.
PPS Communicable Disease Response Protocol
In collaboration with the Multnomah Health Department, PPS has a new procedure for tracking and communicating incidents of illness.
Daily I will review the Marysville Communicable Disease Sheet (CDS) for reported symptoms.
Review and track health-related absences for unusual levels of absenteeism and report to MESD CD Team.
Enforce exclusion of staff and students as indicated by the MESD CD team, MCHD and/or OHA/ODE Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools.
When there is an unusual level of absenteeism related to illness (20% or more) or MESD/MCHD has determined an Outbreak has occurred, I will send health notices to the school community about the need to practice mitigation measures, as they see fit.
PK-12 OHSU SCREENING PROGRAM UPDATE
PPS is partnering with OHSU again this year to offer free weekly COVID-19 testing for students. Participation in this program is completely optional, but encouraged, and is offered regardless of vaccination status. Participating students will drop off spit samples in pre-labeled tubes at school on their designated day each week, whether they have symptoms or not. Schools will begin collecting spit samples starting September 27th-29th.
Registration: Beginning today Parents/Guardians can start enrolling their students through OHSU’s NEW Online Portal. If you are unable to enroll for any reason, please call OHSU support at (503) 418-8500.
Test Tubes: New, pre-labeled test tubes with a scannable barcode will be mailed directly to your mailing address and should arrive within a week of enrollment. Test kits from last year cannot be used, so please throw them away.
Spit Samples: Spit tests can be collected either the night before or the morning of their school’s testing day. Please drop off your student’s spit sample on Thursday at Marysville School.
Test Results: When the test results are available, you will receive an email telling you to log into the online portal www.labfinder.com/ohsu to view the results.
Additional drop-off locations: If you miss your weekly testing day, OHSU has added 3 drop-off sites around the Portland metro area.
Doernbecher Child Development Rehabilitation Center - 707 S Gaines Street, Portland, OR 97239
Primary Care Clinic at Gabriel Park - 4411 S Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219
Richmond Family Health Center - 3930 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
What stays the same?
There is no cost to families to participate.
OHSU uses highly accurate molecular testing, known as PCR.
Students will continue to bring their spit samples to school on the designated testing day.
OHSU nurses will call parents of all students who test positive or whose tests are inconclusive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.