I have some new information and announcements for you this week. Unfortunately, I do not yet have any solid information about how and when we will be offering some form of in person instruction. The district and state continue to be deeply involved in planning and discussions over ways for this to happen in a safe and effective manner. As soon as I know any actual plans and dates, I will let you know.
I always appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns, so please continue to reach out to me with those. We are all in this together and I want to be as responsive to you as possible.
New Marysville Help Ticket
Kenneth Hamilton has joined the Marysville staff as a school based technology assistant to provide device troubleshooting and repair support.
We have created a help ticket form for Marysville students and parents that need support with chromebooks, internet access, passwords, and digital learning tools. Please fill out the linked form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. For any other issues not listed in the form Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503)916-3375 for assistance.
This form will also be posted on the Marysville website.
Marysville Help Meet
For academic questions please contact your classroom teacher and make an appointment or join their office hours.
Last Call for Student Belongings from last year
If you have not yet picked up belongings that were left at the school last year, and you would still like them:
Please ask for them when you come to the school during distribution times - Monday, Wednesday or Fridays 3:00 pm to 4:30pm.
If we do not hear from you or items are not picked up by January 28th, 2021 they will be discarded.
Books and t-shirts for Marysville students
- T-shirts - sizes available from Youth: small to x-large and Adult: small to x-large
- Just let the staff know the size you need when you come to the school during distribution times.
- Equity Anchor Texts - Marysville Equity lessons will transition from Identity lessons to reading equity books and having classroom activities related to the books beginning in February.
- Each student will receive a personal copy of the book that will be used in their classroom
Anchor Text Book List:
K-2: Where are You From by Yamile Saied Méndez, Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez Neal, The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
3rd: The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
4th: Front Desk by Kelly Yang
5th: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
6th: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
7th: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
8th: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Virtual 6th Grade Outdoor School
The new online curriculum is paired with the Outdoor School, Anywhere! science kits for your 6th grade students.
These Science Kit backpacks will be available for pick up at Marysville beginning Monday January 11th during the regular material distribution times Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3:00 - 4:30 pm.
Parent/guardian letters will be included in the science kit backpack.
All of this is funded through Measure 99 funds and is provided free for your students.
Verizon Chromebook Distribution for Middle School Students
VILS Chromebooks have now arrived for 7th and 8th graders! All 7th and 8th-grade students that have not yet received a VILS Samsung Chromebook with a stylus and 30 gig data plan will be able to pick up their device in the coming weeks. Please make sure to bring in your old PPS device, charging cord and hot spots in exchange for the new VILS Chromebook.
What: Drive Thru / Walk Thru Pick Up for VILS Chromebook
Where: Marysville K-8 in the back playground area loop (here is a map)
When: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3pm-4:30pm, the week of January 11th and 18th.
How: Enter the playground loop on 77th and stop at the pick up sign for the exchange. Someone will be there to collect old devices and present you with the new VILS device.
In order to pick up your student's VILS Chromebook, please bring the old PPS device, charging cord and hot spot if you have one checked out.
We will be practicing safety protocols during the chromebook exchange.
Families will not need to leave their car when driving through the playground loop
Please wear a face covering during all interactions with staff.
Stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms
Please maintain six feet between yourselves, staff, and other families if walking up to the pick up station
Students will also be able to pick up their Marysville t-shirts, equity books and 6th grade back packs at the same time.
For more information about VILS, please visit the new VILS@PPS site or contact Justin Johnson at email@example.com.
Middle School Parents
Prior to Winter Break you should have received a message from a middle school teacher asking you to participate in a survey for our one-to-one Chromebook program. I wanted to also invite you to the survey and encourage you to please take a moment to participate. The survey is completely anonymous and the data will be very important for us as we measure the implementation of the program and our success with students.
Link to complete the survey.
Thank you so very much,
Hi everyone! Just a reminder about immunizations! They are due by February 16th! The State exclusion day is February 17th, and even if we are in distance learning, the state rules apply and your child will not be able to participate until the immunizations are up to date. We will have info in the school newsletter but here is some information if you don't get the newsletter:
School Based Health Centers: https://www.multnomahesd.org/shs-student-health-centers.html
Pharmacies that offer immunizations: https://www.vaccinefinder.org/find-vaccine
Locations include: Walgreens, Fred Meyers, Safeway, Wal-Mart and Bi-Mart
If you have concerns about getting immunizations, and want to be excluded from a particular series, please follow these links to complete the state requirements for each child
If you have any questions please email me and I will be able to help!
school health assistant
Southeast Guiding Coalition
Recommendations from the coalition will be presented by Deputy Superintendent Claire Hertz to the Board of Education at its January 12 meeting. The recommendations include an attendance boundary and dual immersion program assignment for Kellogg Middle School, which is set to re-open in fall 2021. Among the key points:
- The neighborhood programs at Arleta, Marysville and Lent will convert from their current kindergarten-to-8th grade (K-8) structure to a kindergarten-to-5th grade (K-5) structure. Students in grades 6-8 in those schools will move to Kellogg Middle School starting in the 2021-22 school year. The K-5 programs at these schools will become feeder elementary schools to Kellogg.
- The Spanish dual language immersion (DLI) programs at Lent and Bridger will convert from K-8 to K-5. Students in grades 6-8 in those programs will transfer to the Kellogg DLI program starting in 2021-22. The K-5 programs will feed into Kellogg.
- The Spanish DLI program at Mt. Tabor Middle School will move to Kellogg in 2021-22.
After the Board of Education is presented with these recommendations, the SEGC will meet, if needed, on January 14 to respond to any Board requests. The Board will then vote on whether to approve the recommendations at its January 26 meeting.
A full archive of SEGC meeting notes, presentations, meeting videos and links to give feedback are available on the PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing website. You may also give feedback via the SEGC Community Feedback form.
Portland Public Schools is entering into a partnership with Securly to provide parents with the ability to monitor and restrict their children’s activities while logged in with their District Google account. This service will be available on top of the filters and restrictions PPS already uses to block inappropriate content.
Securly will be available to parents of students at Marysville and Harrison Park schools on a pilot basis starting January 20. These services will be accessible via Android and iPhone/iPad apps or at securly.com/parent-login. Please note that Securly is only available in English, but the content at securly.com can be translated using the Translate tool in the Chrome browser. PPS will follow up with additional instructions when Securly goes live at Marysville and Harrison Park on January 20.
As a fundamental part of our partnership, Securly is bound to strict student data privacy restrictions, including FERPA and COPPA. Our agreement ensures that student data will not be shared, leaked, or sold to advertisers or any other entities.
For additional information please visit pps.net/securly
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The PPS Securly Project Team