Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

Superintendent's Message

Welcome back for the 2015-16 school year

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

August 27, 2015: Students were excited about being back, staff was excited to welcome them, and many community partners jumped in to greet families.

Thank you to the hundreds of PPS families, neighbors, school staff and outstanding community partners who helped get our school grounds ready during Project Community Care. And the hard and quick work of bond-funded construction crews meant students at 27 schools – our highest number of summer projects yet – entered buildings with such upgrades as new roofs, seismic strengthening and improved accessibility.         

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New instruments arrive!
PPS has received nearly 1,300 new band instruments to be distributed throughout PPS schools this fall.

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Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.
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PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 

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Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 

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New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 

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