Marysville Message

Friday December 11, 2020

Happy Friday.

I hope that you are all safe and healthy as we approach the Winter Break.

We have one more week of instruction next week and then there will be a two week winter break. The building will be closed and there will not be any classes December 21st - January 1st.


During this time meal distribution at Marysville School will look different.

DECEMBER MEAL SERVICES

The Nutrition Services department will be providing extra meals each service day to help keep our students with access to food as we head into the winter break. Each service day through December 16, we will be providing 3 days worth of meals for each child. On Friday, December 18, we will provide each child with a food box that will contain enough food for 7 days, see the photos below to see the size of the box and contents. Most of the food provided will be "shelf stable". It will last for a while.

We will not be serving or delivering meals on Monday, Dec 21 through Friday, January 1. Meal services will resume Monday, January 4.

Please feel free to visit the nutrition website where you can find resources such as a menu to help guide families with what will be served for each day and enrichment activities, or contact nutritionservices@pps.net with any questions and requests for home meal delivery.

As always, feel free to contact me with thoughts or questions.

Warmly,

Cathy Murray

971-413-1090



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SEGC Update

Thank you to all the families that joined us on the evening of Wednesday (10/9) for a Marysville transition meeting. We will have more of them after winter break to keep everyone informed about any changes to our school. Right now it seems very likely that next year our middle school students will be going to Kellogg Middle School. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I know that the amount of information on the website is overwhelming and hard to understand.


Last night (Dec 10), the Southeast Guiding Coalition met to continue to narrow and refine Kellogg options using the Racial Equity and Social Justice lens. Next week will be the final meeting for phase one of this process where the Coalition will work to finalize a recommendation to the School Board. If you would like to watch next week’s meeting, you can view it live on Dec 17 at 6 pm here. You can also always watch later at the same link.

The decision for phase one of this process focuses on the enrollment structure for the opening of Kellogg Middle School and takes place in January so that Kellogg Middle School can open by Fall of 2021.

Next steps:

On January 12, the Board will review, discuss the proposal, and have an opportunity to request more info from Southeast Guiding Coalition. The Board will vote on January 26.

Phase two of this process begins in the spring.

Stay involved:

Families can still offer feedback and find out more information about the SE Guiding Coalition on the enrollment and program balancing page.

Virtual District School Re-entry Panel Discussion

Dear PPS Families and Staff,

You are invited to visit the PPS YouTube channel Monday evening for Schools, COVID and Shared Understandings, a two-hour virtual panel discussion where the Board of Education and our larger community will hear from public health experts and district leadership on the district’s planning and decision-making for school re-entry. The discussion will address questions including why we are in Comprehensive Distance Learning now and what it will take to get students back into classrooms. Our public health experts will also have the latest information about COVID vaccines.


Schools, COVID and Shared Understanding
Virtual Panel Discussion
Monday, December 14
6:00-8:00 p.m.
PPS YouTube channel

*MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TRANSFER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 12/18

Based on feedback from school leaders and counselors, we are extending the deadline for families to middle and high school transfer requests. This includes submission of dual assignment choices for all 8th grade students living in the Jefferson cluster.

We are committed to providing results in mid-January, which will be visible in Synergy for forecasting purposes by early February.

Lottery and dual assignment applications are available at http://www.pps.net/schoolchoice , or contact your school counselor.