CSS Community Updates
November 5th, 2021
It is nice to have a break in the rain on the planning day, and I hope you all have an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fall weather. We enjoyed our spirit day this Monday and seeing so many of our students dressed in their “cozy” clothes at school.
This Monday November 8th, teachers will be sharing their conference sign up link with families. Please keep an eye out for communication from your student’s teacher on Monday.
The Southeast Guiding Coalition met on Thursday evening to continue reviewing draft proposals to address enrollment and program challenges across SE schools. In response to coalition concerns and suggestions, a third draft proposal will be developed to consider other ways to improve equity of access and opportunity at schools that serve both dual language immersion and standard neighborhood programs. They are postponing the scheduled community engagement sessions next week in order to develop this third scenario. As soon as they release the new community engagement sessions, I will share that information with you.
District leadership is asking for your feedback on the phase 2 planning process. Please use the survey link below to provide feedback on the Phase 2 process.
Have a restful weekend.
Dr. Kristy Mize
Principal Coffee Chat
Friday, Nov. 19th, 9-9:30am
9004 Southeast Taylor Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
CSS Holiday Gift Card Drive
Donate Gift Cards
Purchase gift cards in amounts no larger than $25
But multiple donations are welcome! Cards in amounts of $25 or less will allow CSS staff to distribute donations more evenly. Your generous gift will be delivered to families in the CSS community before Fall Break in time for multiple holidays and seasonal sales.
Deliver gift cards to CSS
Drop them in the office or the mail slot in the front door of school.
Mail them to 1231 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR 97216
Email them to yourself & forward to email@example.com
*Make sure they will arrive by Nov 19th
**Remember to label each card with the amount!
Fred Meyer - can purchase online and have mailed to CSS
Target - can buy online, email to yourself, & forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local shops and businesses that sell gifts, clothing, and/or groceries
Request Gift Cards
Fill out the
in Chinese here,
in Spanish here,
or in English here.
Takes 3-5 mins.
CSS Virtual Info Night - MidLevel
CSS MidLevel 6th Grade Class of 2022/23 Survey (current 5th graders)
If you have a current 5th grade student, please fill out this survey here: https://forms.gle/emD6VY681ZhbidXK9
Oregon Battle of the Books 3rd Grade thru 8th Grade (OBOB)
What is Oregon Battle of the Books?
The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a voluntary statewide program promoting reading motivation and comprehension, sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries. The goals are to encourage reading for enjoyment, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote cooperative learning. 16 books are selected by the committee. Students should form teams of 4 and read between 4 and 16 books. In February teams will compete in a trivia style competition.
Who is eligible to participate?
All 3rd-8th graders.
Who forms the teams?
Students should form their own teams of four (4). Team members should be in the same grade but not necessarily in the same class.
How does my child participate?
Fill out and return the registration form that is attached to this letter. Please ensure that all team members names are listed and that a parent/guardian has signed the permission slip.
Return permission slip by Nov 19, 2021
Battles in FEB 2022
Want to Volunteer? It takes parent support to complete all the battles! No experience necessary! Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us in the library!
Laura Axon, Media Specialist email@example.com
CSS Spirit Wear Store Back Open!
Order Due Date: November 19th, 2021
The Spirit Wear Store is currently OPEN. Order now until November 19th, 2021. Deliveries will be made to your student's homeroom teacher in December before Winter Break.
Inclement Arrival Reminder
Fall weather is upon us and this is a good time to review the inclement weather procedures. Please look for the orange flags on the playground and sign in front of the school to signal inclement arrival. Please use the link below to review your inclement arrival location.
Mid-level Schedule Information for Quarter 2
- Mid-level Quarter 2 electives start on Monday, November 8. Finalized student schedules are now available in ParentVue. Andrew Dauch, assistant principal, will be on the south playground before school on Monday, November 8 with hardcopies of schedules for students.
Important Information for Students Taking Spanish
- Spanish will now occur during Period 2. We are dealing with a technical issue with the PPS Synergy system in making this change. Currently, Spanish mistakenly appears on student schedules as occurring during both Periods 1 & 2, but this is an error. Spanish will occur for all students only during Period 2. Thank you for your patience as we work to correct this error.
Please contact assistant principal, Andrew Dauch, firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any questions you have about mid-level scheduling
CSS AMAZON WISHLIST
If you do not receive results from the screening testing, you should verify that your primary email and phone number are up to date via PVUE. OHSU is only emailing the primary email provided to the school.
If that doesn't work, please call OHSU: 833-376-1027
Families can also visit: https://www.ohsu.edu/health/k-12-covid-19-screening-program.
Creative Science School Weekly Screening Schedule
We have begun to receive OHSU labels. We have also been notified that due to the volume of schools/students signing up for the screening OHSU is behind on creating labels. Thank you for your patience. Please note: Not all students who signed up have received labels yet from OHSU. When these are delivered they will go home on Fridays.
Please keep these labels at home to attach to your student's sample. There are detailed directions linked here and attached to your labels. You will not get a test kit until you get labels.
If you get a test kit on Monday. Perform the spit test on Tuesday morning and then bring the sample to school that morning.
On Tuesday mornings, a district representative will be in the front of the school with a sign and a cooler for families to collect the samples during drop-off from 8:30-9am.
Test kits go home on Mondays.
Please do the spit test on Tuesday morning and bring it to school for drop off on Tuesdays between 8:30 am and 9 am. We cannot take test kits after this time.
Keep your labels and please label your own student’s tube. Thank you.
OHSU expects to provide families with results within 48 hours of the specimen being dropped off at the school. You will receive a secure email with your child's results. Please be sure the primary email addresses are updated and you have the correct email address noted that you wish results to go to.
If it is a positive result, you will need to call the CSS nurse’s office and inform them immediately and follow the guidance provided to you. You will be asked to keep your child home from school. 503-916-6431 ext. 73339
TAG Nomination Process for the 2021-2022 School Year
- If you are interested in nominating your child for TAG for this year, please email Andrew Dauch, assistant principal, and he will email you an electronic TAG nomination form. The due date for TAG family nomination forms has been extended to January 7, 2022. Andrew's email address is email@example.com
- If you nominated your child during the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to renominate them. This year's electronic nomination form must be completed to have your child identified. Please email Andrew Dauch, Assistant principal firstname.lastname@example.org and he will email you an electronic TAG nomination form. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.