June 1, 2020, noon — In these crazy times, we are sending you a note to let you know that PFI is still in good shape and going strong. We are keeping a close eye on Oregon’s plans to reopen Multnomah County and schools such as PFI.
When we do re-open, we will follow guidelines from Oregon Health Authority and CDC to keep everyone safe and in a positive learning environment. As soon as Oregon lets us reopen, you will instantly get a note from us.
In the meanwhile, our online classes continue. That’s thanks to you, our technical support staff and our wonderful teachers. PFI Supply remains closed except for online purchases for pickup or mailing.
We will see you soon.
#staystrong #stayhealthy #staycreative ♥️ 💪🧵
May 14, 2020, noon — Following today’s news conference with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our plans regarding the reopening of PFI and PFI Supply. As of this date, Multnomah County, where PFI is located, has not applied to the state of Oregon or OHA for approval to reopen. PFI and PFI Supply remain online only. Any decision to reopen would be made following approval and guidance from Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
April 29, 2020, noon — PFI Online classes start the week of May 4. These classes include Draping, Fashion Illustration, Pattern 2 and Textiles. If you haven’t completed your registration or received your confirmation note, contact the registrar immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org If you need supplies, visit pfisewing.com to shop then receive by pick up or shipping.
March 19, 2020, 10 am — PFI and PFI Supply are closed. The remaining Winter term sessions are either going online or being postponed to Spring term. Current students are being notified directly by e-mail. Start of Spring term is postponed until May 4. Enrollees’ final Winter term projects are due Saturday, May 9 or as arranged by individual instructors. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has closed schools, including private career schools such as PFI and all non-essential retail, such as PFI Supply, until April 28.
March 15, 2020, 5 pm — In line with OHA advice, PFI is making changes to the remaining two weeks of its Winter term classes:
March 13, 2020, 5 pm — For the last two weeks of Winter term, March 16-28:
— Portland Fashion Institute has moved its lecture/computer classes online.
— PFI instructors are organizing classwork to complete instruction for hands-on classes and labs as quickly as possible.
Oregon’s public schools closure ends Tuesday, March 31. PFI Spring term starts April 6 after its Spring Break.
All current students and instructors have been notified. Stay tuned to this site for updates.
March 13, 2020, 11 am –PFI is open. Winter classes are continuing through the end of the term on Saturday, March 28. Spring classes will start Monday, April 6 after Spring Break.
March 13, 2020, 8 am. — Late on Thursday, March 12, Oregon governor Kate Brown ordered the state’s PUBLIC schools to cancel classes through March 31 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. However, Ben Cannon executive director of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, has asked:
March 12, 2020 — In light of Oregon Governor Brown’s Thursday, March 12 announcement about COVID-19, Portland Fashion Institute remains open with some adjustments. Brown said public schools should remain open. But she said all non-essential school-associated gatherings and group activities — such as parent group meetings, field trips and competitions — should be cancelled.
PFI teachers will explore whether students can complete Winter Term class tasks early or they can take class work on line. PFI’s “Celebrate Portland Fashion” 10th anniversary event has been postponed to August 1.
PFI Spring Break is scheduled for March 30-April 4.
Spring term is scheduled to begin Monday, April 6.
March 11, 2020 — As the United States and rest of the world deal with the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, Portland Fashion Institute is closely monitoring the situation and notices from the Oregon governor’s office, Portland Community College and Portland Public Schools.
PFI encourages students and staff to remain home while ill and practice social distancing. It reinforces handwashing, cleans high-touch surfaces between classes and deep cleans each week.
On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education announced guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases in Oregon schools. You can read the guidance in full by clicking here.
Please visit this site for updates. PFI will notify staff, current instructors and current students by e-mail of any changes to classes.