KairosPDX is monitoring the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of government agencies and our Portland Public School district. Please see below for our community updates which include community resources. We are asking all staff, students & families to please use the email firstname.lastname@example.org for any communications related to Coronavirus COVID-19.
KairosPDX Humboldt building is closed to the public. Only KairosPDX staff are permitted to be inside.
All Staff must complete:
Health Questionnaire (prior to your entrance in the building at your scheduled time)
Building Entry Log (upon entering the building)
Building Exit Log (at time of exiting the building)
Community Resource – COVID-19
In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students.
The Fund for Portland Public Schools + Comcast Internet Essentials
In a partnership between PPS and Comcast, they are offering 6 months of free internet access to PPS students for distance learning. Follow this link: https://fundforpps.org/internet and fill out the online form to request wifi access. You will need your student’s PPS ID and KairosPDX’s school ID to complete this form. Please email email@example.com if you do not know this information.
Free internet for students from Charter Spectrum
Households with students K–12 or university students can sign up for a new Charter Spectrum internet account to get the first two months of internet with speeds up to 100 Mbps for free. Installation fees will be waived for those who qualify for the offer. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program
Internet discounts for low income households. Requirements: At least one member of household must receive assistance from either the National School Lunch Program, Community Eligibility Provision or Supplemental Security Income. https://bit.ly/3l3PllH
Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots are also currently open and free to use.
Low-income internet from Cox
Cox is helping get families in need connected to the internet through our Connect2Compete program for $9.95/month. During this time of uncertainty and required in-home learning, Cox is helping get families in need connected to the internet through our Connect2Compete program. Through June 30th, 2021, Cox will waive late payment fees and work with Connect2Compete customers experiencing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to create a payment plan.
Outdoor Air Quality and Stay Indoors Guidelines
With wildfires burning throughout our metro area and state, there is a substantial amount of smoke in the air today. Current and forecasted outdoor air quality in Portland is rated as “unhealthy,” and therefore guidance is to limit outside activities for adults and children.
Per the Oregon Health Authority’s guidance regarding outdoor activity during the spread of wildfire smoke, we are recommending that our community stays indoor as much as possible.
Community Members Affected by Recent Fire Evacuation Orders
Many staff and families live in areas that have been evacuated or are at risk of being evacuated due to wildfires, and many in our community have family and friends impacted. If you need to evacuate, of course please take whatever actions you need to protect the welfare of you and your family during this time. Please keep the school informed regarding your safety and any necessary absences.
Information and Resources
Stay up to date, be prepared, and know before you go
Understanding evacuation levels
Level 3 – GO (red) – Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent. Do not delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
KairosPDX Community Health Update – COVID-19 August, 2020
Greetings KairosPDX Families,
As you know, Portland Public Schools will begin the school year with Comprehensive Distance Learning until at least November 5 (see pps.net/fall2020 for details). The Nutrition Services department will continue to offer onsite meal distribution. We want to update you on our plans to provide meals for students during this time.
PPS meal service:
For families not near a meal pickup location or who need assistance accessing meals, PPS will be offering an additional service: home delivery of school meals. Nutrition Services will partner with PPS Transportation to deliver breakfasts and lunches directly to homes. If you would like to request home delivery of meals, please fill out this online form. Please note that deliveries may vary based on the number of requests, and each drop-off may include several days’ worth of meals. We have confirmed with PPS that KairosPDX families are eligible for home delivery.
Pickup and delivery of school meals will be free to those eligible for free or reduced lunch, or any student enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (see the Nutrition Services’ Free and Reduced-Price Meals webpage for eligibility information).
For families not eligible for free or reduced meals, each breakfast will cost $1.50, and each lunch will cost $2.90. Families must reapply every school year for free or reduced priced meals, and may apply at any time during the school year (see below for more info on how to apply)
We will have more information on this, along with an updated list of CEP schools for 2020-21, in the coming days. If you have questions specific for PPS please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org