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

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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School News & Announcements

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Capitol Hill TAG Plan - approved 2013-15

A Message from the Principal


Dear Capitol Hill Parents and Friends,


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are excited to get school started and are looking forward to another successful year.


Staff Changes

In addition to staff changes announced last spring, over the summer I hired our new PE teacher, Mitch Gustin. Mitch will be teaching PE at Capitol Hill for 2 ½ days a week and comes to us from the Beaverton School District. We welcome Mr. Gustin to Capitol Hill.


The first day of school for 1st – 5th graders is Tuesday September 9. School begins at 8:00 AM with doors opening at 7:50 AM. Kindergarten begins on Friday September 5th. Classroom assignment letters will be mailed to student’s homes over Labor Day weekend. School office hours are 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.


We hope you had a wonderful summer and looking forward to seeing you in September!


Pam Wilson, Principal

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. - 11:25 a.m. K,1,5 Lunch / 2,3,4 Recess
11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 2,3,4 Lunch / K,1,5 Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Capitol Hill Calendar

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Friday Flyer



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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