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School News & Announcements

A Word From Principal Callin

First day of school is Thursday, Aug. 27


The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, Aug. 27 for students in first through 12th grade. For kindergarteners, the first day is Tuesday, Sept.


1. The PPS school year calendar is determined with direction from the school board. A calendar committee, composed of program administrators, principals, teachers, staff and parents, recommends a calendar to the school board. The school board then discusses and votes on the calendar. The 2014-15 and the 2015-16 calendars were set in spring 2014.


School begins Thursday, Aug. 27 for 1st-12th grades because:

Labor Day falls late this year - Sept. 7 - too late to begin school after the holiday. The school board and the calendar committee prioritized more instructional days at the start – rather than at the end - of the year. The reason was to provide as much instruction before seniors take IB and AP exams (advanced coursework exams for college credit) and prior to annual spring testing for grades 3-8 and 11.


Other considerations included:

1. Two days added: The new contract agreement between PPS and the Portland Association of Teachers (the teachers’ union) added two more instructional days to the school year.

2. Kindergarten assessment: Three days are needed for kindergarten assessments before kindergartners start school. The committee wanted kindergartners to have a solid first week of school prior to the three-day Labor Day weekend.

Taken together, these considerations meant starting school Thursday, Aug. 27 (1st-12th grades). Kindergarten assessments will be held Aug. 27, 28 and 31.


Kindergartners start school Sept. 1. View the 2015-16 calendar at www.pps.net click on “Calendar.”  Questions can be directed to pubinfo@pps.net


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PPS News

PPS hits a high note with new instruments

April 24, 2015

This fall, band teachers will put 750 new musical instruments into the hands of budding musicians, thanks to a $925,000 investment PPS is making in the district band program, eroded over years of budget cuts. 


Gifted students shine as TAG revs up

April 24, 2015
Agustin Montes-Tacuba says he loves being challenged at ACCESS.

ACCESS Academy’s Agustin Montes-Tacuba is so gifted, the fifth-grader just received a statewide award for his academics and leadership, yet five years ago, it seemed like his intellect might go unnoticed. 


Focus on Diversity: three films in May

April 23, 2015

The PPS Focus on Diversity Film & Lecture Series will be screening three great films to wrap up the school year.


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