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

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

Captil Hill TAG Plan - approved 2013-15

March_2014_flyer_SEPTAP.pdf - Special Education PTA flyer link


A Message from the Principal

Dear Capitol Hill School Parents and Families,

It is with a great deal of gratitude and relief that we can tell you the following: The school district and teachers' union have reached a conceptual agreement and will reconvene later today to complete a tentative agreement that would suspend the strike planned for Thursday, Feb. 20. (This is also posted on the PPS website www.pps.net .)

School Schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 18regular school day. At Capitol Hill, ExAcademy will be in session. However, all Community Uses of PPS Buildings remain cancelled for Feb. 18, meaning there will be no CLC classes today after school.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 - NO LATE START School will still dismiss 2 1/2 hours early. Capitol Hill School will start at 8:00 AM and dismiss at 11:45 AM after lunch. Busses will be here at that time to load. There will be NO EXACADEMY or CLC since there is an early dismissal.

Thursday & Friday, Feb. 20 & 21 - School will be in session at regular hours. ExAcademy and CLC will be open!

This has been a very trying time for our community as contract negotiations extended into months and the possibility of a teacher’s strike became more real this past week. Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support. Continue to stay tuned for updates and check the pps.net website for further information.


Pam Wilson, Principal

Capitol Hill School



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

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 


Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.


Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014

Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.


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