Marysville Message

Friday September 3rd, 2021

Dear Marysville Families,

Happy Friday! We wish you all a wonderful long weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday September 8th.

We had great first week back.

Thank you to everyone for following all of the safety protocols so carefully and completely.

We do have a couple of requests for families to help ensure we all stay safe and healthy.

  • Please remember to complete a symptom screening check everyday before coming to school.
  • Wear a mask at all school entries.
  • If you have any symptoms please don't come up to school even to pick up or drop off your child.
  • If someone in the household has tested positive please don't send your child to school and let us know.

Lost and Found

  • If your child is missing something, please let your teacher know. We are still collecting lost or left behind items in the office and can bring it down to the classroom if they are identified.
  • To help with keeping track of the items, please put your child's name on everything, coats, sweaters etc. bags, water bottles, lunch boxes, materials. Thank you.

COVID Testing Information

I apologize that there has not been clear information yet about the COVID testing plan. We do not have specific details yet about the weekly testing option for non symptomatic students.

This program is being led by the state and local health partners.

What I do know is what was shared to the community last week.

  • At some point in the future individual COVID screening tests will be available weekly to families that complete a consent form.
  • A local health partner will be collecting and processing the tests. Then the results will be communicated to families.
  • As soon as I know when and where this is happening, I will let you know.

At this time, we do have rapid tests available at school for symptomatic students. A rapid test can be administered to a symptomatic student at school as long as we have a signed consent form. The consent form is linked below and can be returned to the school at any time.

SEGC Upcoming Community Dialogue Sessions

Dear PPS Community Member,

Portland Public Schools has launched a multi-year process to balance student enrollment and programs across the district. As part of this effort, a PPS Southeast Guiding Coalition (SEGC) has been tasked with developing a plan for adjusting school boundaries, feeder patterns, and/or program placements at Lane Middle School and Harrison Park K-8 School. The District is committed to utilizing an authentic, inclusive, and transparent process to garner ideas from diverse communities and develop a representative, inspiring vision for the future. To this end, the District seeks to engage stakeholders from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds in meaningful conversations about how PPS schools can best serve Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students. These conversations will inform the development of potential enrollment balancing scenarios that align with the District's racial equity / social justice (RESJ) goals and honor the experiences of BIPOC families.

Additional details, including session dates and time, are listed in the attached flyer. All dialogue sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. If you are a current or incoming BIPOC student, parent, or teacher at Lane, Harrison Park, or a neighboring school, please complete a registration form for an upcoming dialogue session by selecting the appropriate link below. We look forward to talking with you soon!

English Language Form:

Spanish Language Form:

Somali Language Form:

Russian Language Form:

Chinese Language Form:

Vietnamese Language Form:

Clarification About Volunteers

At this time the district is not processing new volunteers until we can get the system updated with the vaccine requirement. Existing/current volunteers are allowed to provide support as long as they provide proof of vaccination. We hope to have the volunteer application up by early next week and will send out a communication when it is ready.

Visitors are allowed in the building as long as they are not interacting with students or in the building for more than 15 minutes. We are limiting visitors to appointment only. Please contact your teacher or the office if you need to visit the school.

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