School Reopening Resources

Click here for PDF Version of PPS Reopening Plan

(NOTE: PDF was published on 8.14.20. The most up-to-date information is featured within this website.)

Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles for reopening in preparation for the 2020/2021 school year 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:

Reopening Video

Please take a few moments to watch this brief video summarizing key health and safety protocols.

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Click to see the District Scenarios and learn about the Learning Experience, Student Support, Sample Schedules, etc. REWORD

All PPS schools will adhere to enhanced health and safety protocols, including physical distancing, face coverings, hygiene and more.

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

The district has developed three scenarios (Green, Yellow, Red) that use a color-coded system designed to inform important decisions and details around school reopening.

A family orientation will be hosted in advance of school reopening (and available digitally on-demand) to help families become familiarized around new safety measures and other key reopening details.

If you have any questions that are not addressed or need additional clarity, please contact ppshelpline@portlandschools.org.

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.