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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jefferson High School to close Jan. 12, temporarily transition to distance learning - 01/11/22

JAN. 11, 2022 (PORTLAND, ORE.) - Portland Public Schools (PPS) announced today that it will close Jefferson High School campus tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 12, while temporarily transitioning to distance learning starting Thurs., Jan. 13 through at least Wed., Jan. 19 due to a significant increase in the number of COVID-related absences for both students and staff.

District leaders have been meeting regularly with local health officials to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and have been closely tracking data to determine COVID-19’s impact on staff coverage in Jefferson High School. 

Additional Information for Jefferson High School:

  • Breakfast and lunch will be offered daily for pickup while students are in temporary distance learning. Families can pick up meals every day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson cafeteria. 
  • This year, students have been issued a PPS Chromebook as part of our 1:1 Chromebook Take Home Initiative. The PPS technical support desk will be available to families and students via t@pps.net">support@pps.net or 503-916-3375.

Families who have questions, comments or concerns should reach out to PPS via Let’s Talk


About Portland Public Schools

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is Oregon’s largest PK-12 Jefferson district, preparing students to “lead change, and improve the world.” With more than 47,000 students in 81 schools, PPS strives to ensure academic excellence and personal success for every student, especially our Black, Native American, students of color and/or with disabilities. Central to this goal is affirming and operationalizing our deeply held community value of racial equity, social justice and inclusion. Learn more at pps.net.

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