2021-22 School Reopening Resources

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Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles for 2021-22 school opening are centered around the health, safety and well-being of our community. In preparation, please take time to carefully review the contents of this plan before discussing with your child or teen.

PPS' Reopening Plan has been thoughtfully prepared with the following core values in mind:

Click to see the Fall '21 School Opening Plan and see the latest communication from Superintendent Botana.

All PPS schools will adhere to enhanced health and safety protocols, including face coverings, increased cleaning, and pooled testing.

Our goal is to ensure that all staff and families have the tools, resources and supports to feel safe and comfortable returning to school.

All non-vaccinated students participating in winter athletics are required to participate in pooled testing

Video Resources & Guidance

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Language Services: If you need help accessing translated documents, call 207.874.8135 or email multilingualcenter1@portlandschools.org.

Phone Helpline: You can call our Helpline at 874-8159. You can leave a message in English, Acholi, Arabic, French, Khmer, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You can also send an email in your primary language at ppshelpline@portlandschools.org.

Resources & Training: For a comprehensive list of resources and training to help caregivers understand their roles in supporting student success, explore Parent University and Adult Ed.

Our Reopening Planning Team has been working hard to establish an action plan that aligns with our core values and goals of mitigating learning gaps (Equity), fostering wellness and collective efficacy (People), supporting connectedness and social-emotional health (Whole Student), and advancing essential standards (Achievement).

Please keep in mind that conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are ever-changing. This plan will be continually evaluated and updated in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.

Thank you for your trust and flexibility as we continue to navigate this uncharted territory together.

Please share and discuss this information with your family before the start of school. The health and safety of our community is contingent on all of us doing our part.