Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Kelly Elementary School

Every day in every way,
we are getting better and better

9030 SE Cooper | Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 916-6350 | Fax: (503) 916-2644

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8:30 AM- Main Office Opens

8:35 AM- Breakfast Begins for Students

K-2 students enter through the doors near the covered area for both the main building and the Kelly Center.

3-5 students enter through the doors off the back playground.

8:40 AM- Instructional Day Begins

8:55 AM- Students who arrive at school after 8:55 must check in at the main office. 

Dear Kelly Families,

Starting on Tuesday the 8th, we are asking families to say goodbye to your children when they enter the building at 8:35. We understand this is a big change from previous school years at Kelly. Your child’s learning day starts at 8:40am. Our staff is focused on making the most of every moment at school to unlock your child’s potential. Your child will get their breakfast and be greeted at their classroom door by their teachers and educational assistants. Your support and partnership in this new routine is critical to our intentional teaching and our ability to keep your child safe.

If you have an urgent message you need your child’s teacher to receive, the school office will be open at 8:30. If you need to connect with your child’s teacher in the morning you will need to check in and get a badge and can visit the classroom from 8:35-8:40. The instructional day still begins at 8:40 so we will ask that parents leave classrooms at that time so all students can begin their learning day on time.


At 8:40am, a bell will signal the start of our learning day.

Thank you so much for your support as we work to maximize the safety and learning for all students at Kelly!


Amy Whitney

Thank you Kuni Lexus of Portland and School House Supplies. The kids love the backpacks and supplies. 

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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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