Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

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Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

Community Care Day

Hello MLC families,

Please join us at the annual Community Care Day event at MLC.  We will meet on Saturday morning August 22nd from 9am to noon. 

Look forward to seeing you here.

1-3: Fall Conferences

Happy Summer Everyone!

We hope you're enjoying the tail end of this long break and starting to look forward to coming back to school! As many of you know we like to start out the school year learning as much as possible about our students, and we've begun recent years with conferences on the first days of school. These conferences push us literally months ahead in establishing relationships with students and families and have proven invaluable.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to have these beginning of the year conferences again this year! Rather than have first, second and third grade students attend school on Thursday August 27 and Friday the 28th, we will have our parent conferences. These conferences will allow us to begin the school year with a full picture of what we need to know about your child. KCLC will be available for childcare if need be, as these conferences are just for adults.

This means that your child's first day of school will be Monday August 31st.
Please follow the links listed below to sign up for your conference and email your child’s teacher should you have any trouble. Thanks so much for being at MLC with us!

John, Cami, and Anna




Conference Sign Up Website

John Walrod



Cami Touloukian



Anna Sapienza




High School: Fall Conferences

Dear Parents and Students,

The High School is opening the 2015-16 school year with parent/student/teacher conferences. On Thursday August 27th and Friday August 28th from 8:30am-3:45pm. Parents and students are invited to come to MLC to meet with their metro teacher. We plan to check in about the upcoming school year, the student’s transcript and schedule, address any questions you may have, and brainstorm future supports for your student. The regular class schedule will begin on Monday, August 31st.

Please sign up for one 15 minute time slot with your student’s metro teacher. After you have "filled in the bubble" for the time slot you prefer, click the "save" button in the bottom right hand corner.

Parents and students are also welcome to see the MLC’s College and Career Center (Room 205) and meet with Regina, Career Coordinator. If you wish, please sign-up for an available 15 minute time slot to discuss Service Learning and/or other topics related to College and Career Readiness.

The High School Team

Marta Berg’s Metro http://doodle.com/btiqem6sd592by7s
Sharon Forrest’s Metro (Formerly William Olsen’s metro) http://doodle.com/mr2kyxzk7wec9swt
Karen Khalsa’s Metro http://doodle.com/wdzteeinuhr9ykf5
Kim Livesay’s Metro(Formerly Steve Lambert’s) http://doodle.com/w7vtqz55iwq9tzir
Tom Schnebeck’s Metro http://doodle.com/egc7a494psceshaa
Chris Snyderbrown’s Metro http://doodle.com/55dfkmgiwsrxvmgg
Regina Cheng Sun - http://doodle.com/uw2a5g9s2caa7r7c


 Greetings, MLC parents:

MLC has a dedicated phone line for you to use every time you report your student’s absence. That attendance line number is 503-916-3656. We ask that you always use that phone line for absence reporting. Please notify us of every day or partial day that your student is absent, and give the reason (the state of Oregon requires a reason in our absence reporting).

The PPS district also has a separate “Auto Dialer” phone system that will call you if your student is absent and we have not been able to report the absence before the district daily deadline. If you receive a call by the Auto Dialer, it is possible to leave a response. However, we ask you not to leave your response on that system. Instead, always call our MLC attendance line (503-916-3656) and leave your absence reporting with us. MLC is one of several PPS schools that use our own dedicated line for all attendance reporting. We monitor our line each morning for messages. Make your call by 9:30 a.m.; calls made later than 9:30 may still generate Auto Dialer calls to you, as the MLC registrar must record absences by an early deadline.

Thanks to all of you for your efforts in absence reporting!  



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Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.

PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 


Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


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