Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-8

5601 N. Yale St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6244 | Fax: (503) 916-2605

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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Important Dates To Remember


2nd  School begins for Grades 1 - 8

3rd - 5th  Kindergarten Assessments (no school for Kinders)

8th   School begins for Kindergarteners

17th  Late Opening School begins at 10 am

18th  Back to School Night 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

24th  Fall School Pictures

24th  Astor PTSO General Meeting 6:30-8:00 p.m. Library

Fall School Pictures

Fall Picture Day is Coming!

September 24th

Dorian Studios will be taking our school pictures this year. Order forms will be sent home on Monday, September 15th. 

Please click the link below to see your picture options.

Fall Picture Day Flyer

 If your child is absent on Picture Day, retakes will be taken on Thursday, November 13th.

Success in Kindergarten

The Kindergarteners are well on their way to finishing their first full week of school. This is a time of transition for our youngest students and their parents. See the link below to our district Kindergarten website, which has important important information about the PPS Kindergarten programs. You may also download the ABC's of Kindergarten, a helpful document which offers tips on how to make your child's Kindergarten experience a positive one. 

PPS Kindergarten 

ABC's of Kindergarten

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

We are soon to begin the 2014-15 school year and I am looking forward to welcoming our new families and reconnecting with our returning students. We are excited to offer some new programs and teachers look forward to sharing that with you.

We are hosting our 8th graders at the 8th Grade Roundup on Tuesday, August 19th to welcome them back and provide some information about leadership opportunities at Astor as the "senior" students on campus. On Saturday, August 23rd our Community Care Day gives members of our staff and families a chance to connect and beautify our school. We welcome your participation. New families will have a chance to meet each other at our New Families Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 28th. This event is hosted by our fantastic PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) and we hope you would like to join this group.

Keep watching this website for dates, news, etc. and we hope you have a fun, happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! 


Karl Newsome

Daily Schedule

7:45 a.m. Breakfast Begins
7:50 a.m. First Bell 
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. 3-5 Lunch/Recess
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. K-2 Lunch/Recess
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 6-8 Lunch/Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

Astor Calendar

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PPS News

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 


Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  


PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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