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2020-2021 COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 9/22/2020 11:57 AM

CoronavirusPortland Public Schools 2020-2021 COVID-19 Information

This page includes information related to Portland Public Schools' communications, plans, and other documentation related to COVID-19 and the 2020-2021 school year.  Frequently asked questions can be found to the right.  For any specific questions that are not addressed in these documents can be directed to Building or District administration.

Click here to view Portland Public Schools' Preparedness and Response Plan adopted August 10, 2020.

COVID Phases


9/21/2020 - Calendar Changes

Good evening parents,

Tonight our School Board approved changes to the calendar for this school year.   You can access the new Board approved calendar by following this link: 2020-2021 Parent Calendar - Updated 9.21.20  We will also get this calendar posted at the top of our website under the parent tab.

The calendar changes specifically add several Virtual Instruction Days to the calendar.  Virtual Instruction Days are days when students will work virtually from home in Brightspace classes (asynchronous learning).  Teachers will be required to have a “days work” in Brightspace and expectations communicated to students before 8am on these days. We experienced our first virtual day last Wednesday and we have our second virtual day this Wednesday.  Virtual days added to this calendar are on the following dates:

  • Wednesday - September 30
  • Thursday - October 8 (still a half day but just a virtual half day) 
  • Wednesday - October 14
  • Wednesday - October 21
  • Wednesday - October 28
  • Wednesday - November 11
  • Wednesday - November 18
  • Wednesday - December 2
  • Wednesday - December 9
  • Wednesday - December 16
  • Wednesday - January 6
  • Wednesday - January 13

08/20/2020 - Middle School Information

Mrs. Davis's second letter to parents regarding the return to school can be found here, as well as individual letters for each Middle School grade level regarding the first week of school in this folder.

A Middle School Virtual Welcome Letter for virtual students can be accessed here.


08/11/2020 - Communication from Mr. Heath and Virtual Option Registration

Mr. Heath's letter with a link to the Virtual Option registration form.


08/03/2020 - Return to School Communication

This District Parent Letter from Mr. Heath outlines the District's plan entering the school year.

Building Specific Return to School Plans


07/20/2020 - Parent Planning Letter and Survey

This Parent Planning Letter from Mr. Heath outlines the MI Safe Start Plan and includes a survey to gather data on parents' intentions for their children for the upcoming school year.