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9.6.21

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Freshmen Orientation on Tuesday September 7th

Freshmen have an orientation day on Tuesday, September 7th. Busses will run their regular routes. Students will start the day with a virtual assembly in their advisory classrooms. They will get to meet all their teachers, have lunch, open their lockers and get a tour of the school. After these activities, there will be a series of events like a field day where these freshmen will get to put their imprint on the school. There will also be offerings like chess and video games. The day should be a lot of fun and a great way for freshmen to start the year.

Lunches and COVID precautions

This year all students at CHS can receive free breakfast and free lunches. This is true for all students at public schools throughout the state of Oregon.


We are taking extra precautions to keep students safe at lunch time. We have purchased a very large number of folding tables so that students can eat outside and spread out in the hallways. We have ordered additional picnic tables for our two courtyards and for outside the cafeteria. We are working on covers for when we have rainy weather. We are also opening up some additional spaces to eat in. With these added precautions our students should be able to eat safely at school.

First Day for Grades 10 - 12

Wednesday, September 8th will be the first day for grades 10 - 12. This is a late start Wednesday. School starts at 9:10 am. We are looking forward to seeing our returning students and getting to know our new students.
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Donation of Backpacks and School Supplies

We have received a generous donation of backpacks filled with school supplies from Adidas, Eric Harris-Private bank Investor, Multnomah County, and Citywide. If a student needs a backpack or school supplies they will be referred by their counselor and then they can shop in the front office for the items that they need. We deeply appreciate the generous donation of these backpacks and school supplies. This will make the start of the year better for many of our students and families.

Cell phones and students

In the classroom, our norm is to have cell phones turned off or silenced and put away. Students are permitted to use cell phones between classes, on busses, and at lunch. There are instances where it is permissible to use a cell phone in class. Teachers will sometimes play a game of Kahoot and if the classroom doesn't have Chromebooks they will use cell phones, a math teacher might have students download a powerful free graphing calculator to use, or a teacher might permit students to use cell phones during independent work time. In all of these instances, the teacher will clearly indicate that it is permissible to use cell phones at this time.

MFS SUN at Centennial High

Damein and the SUN team are excited to be back in the building! We will be offering SUN after school programming in October. More information to follow. Connect with Damien if you have questions.


MFS Free Food Pantry

Food Pantry Fridays at Parklane Elementary School, 15811 SE Main St. Portland, 97233

Starting Friday, September 24th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.


Everyone is welcome! No paperwork or restrictions! Rain or Shine, COVID precautions in place.


Food varies each week, but you can expect 3-6 fresh items, shelf stable milk, rice, canned and dried beans, pasta, canned fruit and vegetables, oil or margarine.


Hispanic Heritage Month

We will be recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. This recognition began in 1968 to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx culture and history. The dates were chosen because many countries in Central and South America declared their independence from the colonial powers during this date range. The original designation of the week (now a month) was from a bill introduced by Congressman George E. Brown.