Marysville Message


Dear Marysville Families

Happy Friday,

I can't believe that we are already into December. The weather certainly doesn't seem wintery yet, but we have been thankful for all of our outdoor recesses.

We have many fun things planned at school for the next two weeks before winter break begins.

Picture Retake Day - Monday December 6th

Students can have their picture taken for the following three reasons:

  • If the student/family didn't like the first picture - bring back the original on Monday
  • If the student was absent on the first picture day
  • If the student is new to Marysville

There are order forms in the office. Please let your teacher know if you would like your student to participate in picture retake day.

Spirit Week 12/13-17

  • Monday 12/13 - Mismatch Day
  • Tuesday 12/14 - Dress up (Formal) or Dress Down (Casual) Day
  • Wednesday 12/15 - Rainbow Day
  • Thursday 12/16 - Creative Hair or Favorite Hat Day
  • Friday 12/17 - Pajama Day

Also on Friday 12/17 Marysville will have a Stuffed Animal Parade and Hot Chocolate Story Time at the end of the day for all students.

We are looking forward to a joy filled next two weeks of learning together.

PPS District Announcements

State Testing Opt Out

PPS families,

As required by the Oregon Department of Education, we are providing you the 30 Day Notice and Opt Out Form for statewide testing. The notice is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Somali on the PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability website.

Statewide testing is part of our balanced assessment system that offers all students, especially historically underserved students, opportunities to demonstrate their progress. Information provided by student assessments is critical in helping us determine district and school priorities for improving student learning.

If you have questions, please contact your school office.

Thank you,

PPS Research, Assessment, and Accountability Department

Test To Stay Program coming in January

Dear PPS Families,

With low in-school transmission of COVID-19, Portland Public Schools has been exploring how to increase students’ classroom time during this pandemic. We are pleased to announce that we are finalizing the use of a “Test to Stay” model for our schools.

In a Test to Stay program, students who are exposed to COVID-19 at school can continue to come to school and will receive onsite testing on specified days during the subsequent two weeks. Students who remain asymptomatic and have negative test results will not need to quarantine at all.

We believe vaccination remains the most effective method to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19 and urge all who are eligible to be vaccinated or receive a booster. Test to Stay is intended for unvaccinated, asymptomatic individuals in a school setting where universal masking is fully in place.

The Test to Stay model is supported by the Oregon Department of Education. We are finalizing plans to start the program in January as we work in conjunction with our local public health authority. We will provide additional training and support to our building leaders and increase communication about timelines and testing to families.

You can help expedite the process by signing the consent form for the BinaxNOW test, which we have been offering for symptomatic students and staff in our schools since spring and will use in Test to Stay. You can get the consent form from your school, or download it at the links below, then sign it and return it to the school.

Consent form for students 15 and older:

​Consent form for parents and guardians of students under 15:

Proposal C for Southeast Boundaries

The district shared a third proposal with the community this week.

Scenario Summary:

  • Creative Science School is moved to Bridger and primarily enrolled through the neighborhood
  • Half of the Spanish DLI program at Bridger moves to Atkinson and half moves to Lent
  • Clark becomes the neighborhood elementary school for Harrison Park
  • Lent will go to Harrison Park for Middle School instead of Kellogg
  • Atkinson, Arleta, Creston and Marysville will continue to go to Kellogg
  • Proposed Marysville boundary is Powell Blvd to the north, 82nd Ave to the east, Woodstock Blvd to the south and 72nd Ave (south of Foster), 70th Ave. (north of Foster) to the west.

The district will be holding virtual community sessions all next week to review and discuss the three proposals. Please join if you are able.

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