Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th Ave | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6303 | Fax: (503) 916-2616

School News & Announcements

A Message From the Principal

Greetings Parents and Guardians,


It’s good to be back to a full week of school, but due to our Snow Days, please note on your calendars that the lost instructional days will be added back in at the end of the year. Our new end date for the 2015 - 2016 school year is now June 9th. If we lose additional days due to weather, they will be added on as well.


I also want to bring to your attention that if you choose to opt out your student from State Testing, you need to fill out a form by February 1st, before the Testing Window opens. You can find the form on line or on the brochure wall across from the office.


Speaking of assessment, we are mid-way through the school year, so teachers are conducting their mid-year literacy/math assessments to check student progress. The grading period ends January 22nd and teachers have a planning day on the 25th (no school for students). Report cards will go out on February 1st.


This week you should have received an email from the district detailing some proposed changes for our school boundaries. You can access the website at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/9522.htm


When you go to the website, scroll down and find the new information on the right in the grey box. Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.


Finally, thank you all for your support in alleviating our traffic congestion. Remember the school opens at 7:35. Students are welcome to use the cafeteria and we have Open Library on Mondays/Wednesdays and Open Gym on Tuesday/Thursdays. Open Gym will now be for 2nd - 5th. The school day is 8:00 - 2:15. Thank you for having your student here daily and on-time.



Joy Williams

Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. K & 5 Lunch / Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 1 & 2 Lunch / Recess
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 3 & 4 Lunch / Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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