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Update Regarding Limited In-Person Opportunities

Dear PPS Families and Staff,

We are now several weeks into Comprehensive Distance Learning, and simultaneously working on the next phases of a gradual re-opening of schools. PPS remains focused on published health metrics from the county and state and our medical experts. We also continue to observe Oregon Department of Education guidelines as we contemplate introducing limited in-person opportunities. While we are anxious to have all of our students back on campus, we will proceed in a measured and prudent manner that prioritizes the health and safety of our students and employees. As we shared last week, we will continue in distance learning through January 28, 2021. Our ability to fully open classrooms is dependent on health metrics in Multnomah County specifically, which in turn are dependent on our community following good practices, including the wearing of face coverings. We are likely months away from re-opening our school buildings in a broad manner, even for a hybrid/cohort model of learning. In the meantime, there are opportunities to bring smaller groups of students and programs onto our school sites. Over the last few weeks, we have engaged our school leaders and consulted our re-opening blueprints to determine what limited in-person activities we can begin to offer in these early stages. For example, the Student Health Center is now open at Roosevelt High School, and we plan to open our Wellness Center at Benson Polytechnic High School within the next few weeks. We have also opened Special Education Assessment Centers at Pioneer School and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, in addition to kindergarten assessments for literacy. We continue to offer a comprehensive menu of Student and Family Supports during comprehensive distance learning, which include available academic supports, student supports, belonging and connection services, family supports and resources, and culturally specific supports. In addition, we have opened 11 school sites to child care providers. Teachers can access schools if they prefer to teach online from their own classrooms and of course, we continue to serve meals at 38 school sites, three days a week. Another opportunity that we will make available soon is limited training for high school athletics. Beginning Tuesday, October 20, student-athletes at PPS high schools will be able to engage in limited, outdoor fitness training sessions with coaches present. These sessions will be outdoor-only, as students will not have access to indoor facilities. Students will be required to remain in weekly cohorts not exceeding 25 athletes in any group, will practice appropriate distancing requirements and will wear masks at all times. High school families should expect to receive additional information on Friday. In addition to the limited training opportunities for high school athletes, we have assembled three limited in-person workgroups to discuss additional small group instructional opportunities for students. As we have more information, we will continue to update you. These are all small steps, but important ones, and we are very excited to begin to see students on our campuses once more. As always, we will continue to roll out in-person opportunities only when we believe we can safely do so. Student and staff health and well-being remains our highest priority. We are grateful for students’ patience and flexibility, and yours, as we all navigate these challenging and ever changing times together. Thank you.

2020 PIL Open Teams

Thank you all so much for joining us at the PIL Open. We hope you enjoyed it! Congrats to the Team and Individual winners- (If you have not collected your prize please contact Heather Jenkins at 971-645-1415. 

Team Champs and Prizes: 


1st Place- Team Eastbay/ $100 to Eastbay 

2nd Place- Team Mesher/ 4some to Rose City W/ Carts 

3rd Place- Team Directors Mortgage- (Levrets)/ 4some to Heron Lakes 


1st Place- Team UnitedPDX/ $100 to Eastbay 

2nd Place- Team BSN/ 4some to Glendoveer with carts 

3rd Place- Team The Standard(Mark Hesse’s group)/ 4some to Heron Lakes


Hole 4- Closest Pin (Hole in 1)- Jack Rubin- $25 GC to The Reserve and PIL SWAG 

Hole 7- Closest Pin- Matt Nozack- $25 GC to The Reserve 

Hole 9- Straight Drive- Reggie Guyton.- $25 GC to The Reserve 

Hole 11 Closet Pin 50/50 (Cash hole $10.00) Brooks Newsome- $150 

Hole 17 Closet Pin 50/50 (Cash Hole $10.00) Dave Toledo- $150 

Hole 18 Long Drive- Men- Kevin Craig- $25 GC to The Reserve 

Hole 18 Long Drive- Women- Lauren Beltramo- $25 GC to The Reserve

Golden Ticket Winners: 

❖ 2 nights at 7th Mountain Resort in Bend Oregon- 2 Bedroom Condo based upon availability- 4some golf @ Widgi Creek Bend Oregon, 4some golf at Pronghorn and $75 GC to Pronghorn- Chris Kerrigan 

❖ Blazers Package- 2 Courtside Tickets and Blazer Swag- Mike Nierengarten

❖ RCI Lodging- 1 Week anywhere in the world- subject to availability- Amer Najm

❖ Eagle Crest 2 night stay with 4some of golf, 4some golf at Aspen Lakes with carts, and 4some golf at Brasada Ranch- Andrew Nillson 

❖ Buoy 10 NW Salmon Fishing day trip for 4, and 4some golf @ Gearhart Golf Links- Tony Hopson JR 

❖ 2 Nights’ accommodation at Salishan with 2 rounds of golf and a case of Hedges wine Cuvee PIL- Jeff Yocum 

❖ 3- 3somes: Tualatin Country Club, Riverside, and Columbia Edgewater- Mike Gitts 

Raffle Ticket Winners: 

❖ 4some at Wildwood: Ryan Lunden 

❖ Yeti Cooler including balls, cigars, wine, SWAG, travelers mug and more: Jan Downey

❖ 3 some at Columbia Edgewater Country Club- 2 drawings: Scott Ackerman and Paul Walter 

❖ 4some at PIL Hall of Fame Mel Krause Tournament in September: Scott Ackerman

❖ Piluso of Wine: Eli Schmitz 

❖ Signed NFL Rams Football: Jeff Spnagler 

❖ PIL Nike Bomber Jacket: Chuck Betchol 

❖ 4some at Stone Creek: David Wade 

❖ Case of balls and Umbrella- from Broadmoor- Darren Lee 

❖ Titos raffle basket- Beverages and SWAG: Kevin Gunderson 

❖ 5 Course French dinner with wine pairing for 2: Main courses either Coque van or Beef Bourguignon Antipasto platter, Cheese Fondue, Dessert- macaron and, Bordeaux Champagne- 2 drawings- Chris Jewell and Joe Echeverri 

❖ Case of wine: Jeff Spangler 

❖ $50 GC to Amalfi's Italian Restaurant- 2 drawings: Bill Hedges and Darren Kirk

❖ $100 GC to Mingo Restaurant- Bill Hedges 

❖ One night at Embassy Suites (Portland Airport Location) Includes breakfast and a hosted social in the evening.- Ryan Keene 

❖ Golf bag- 3 drawings- Darren Kirk, Greg Ross and Dale French 

❖ Fire on the Mountain- $25GC, 3 bottles of wine sauce and t-shirt- Mark Reuland

❖ Signed Timbers Jersey and 2 water bottles: Kris Saavedra 

❖ Signed Timbers Jersey with letter of authenticity and SWAG- Mark Reuland



Freshman, Khtrelle Preston of Jefferson, took 3rd place this past Saturday at the OSAA 6A State Wrestling Championships in the 113 weight class. 


Junior, Sophie Keefer of Lincoln, took 3rd place this past Saturday at the OSAA 6A State Wrestling Championships in the girls 125 weight class. 


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