Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Strong Community,
Strong Results

5800 SE Ash St | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-5646 | Fax: (503) 916-2659

Mt Tabor News and Information

Mt. Tabor News

The Mt. Tabor Principal’s Newsletter is sent out using School Messenger. PPS has moved to a single communication tool called School Messenger, and will no longer use Celly, Flash Alerts, and Synrevoice. Now principals can send email, SMS text messages, and autodialers from School Messenger. You can get more information here: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/about-us/mobilefirst.htm

The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm.

The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553).

All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.  

Save the Date!


Mt. Tabor Middle School Foundation Fundraiser

“What the Heck, Write a Check” Spring Faire

6:30 pm, FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 2016

WHEN: Friday, May 13th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny Street (across from Laurelhurst Park)
WHY: Support our Great School!

Thank you for supporting the annual Mt. Tabor Middle School Fundraising Party!

Together with our community partners, our generous families and friends, and faithful volunteers, we are able to raise funds that:

Cover the cost of an additional math teacher.

Provide before-school supervision and after-school homework help.

Pay for substitutes to support field trips.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Credit Card ticket sales are available online at
​ https://mtms.schoolauction.net/auction2016
Questions? Contact Laura Smoyer smoyermyers@gmail.com or 503-232-3158 

Homework Help!

Don’t struggle alone with homework!  Call a librarian.  Multnomah County library has live homework help in English, Spanish and Vietnamese from 2-10 pm every day!  They will proof read a paper or help you tackle a tough math problem.  You can also live chat with a librarian 24/7 who will direct you to resources for research, etc. Go to https://multcolib.org/  and click on Homework-center.  

School Hours

School starts at 9:05 am and breakfast is served at 8:50 am.  Please do not drop off your students earlier than 9:05 am unless your student is registered for Before School Supervision. School ends at 3:45 pm and students have to leave school grounds by 4:00 pm. We do not have staff supervision before or after school hours for students. We are not responsible for your student(s) if he/she arrives outside of school hours. Please encourage your student not to walk to school too early.

We notice that there are many students wandering in front of the building, on the sidewalks or going to QFC. With the wet and cold weather coming, please make sure that your students are picked up on time. We appreciate your cooperation.

What is the dress code?

We are in the process of revising the Dress Code Guidelines. You can refer to 2014-2015 Student Handbook for Dress Code Guidelines.

Mt Tabor Calendar

WEB Program Link

What is WEB?

We have been super lucky to have had an awesome group of WEB Leaders for the 2015-16 school year, and are sad to see them leave in a few months.  Thanks for embarking on an amazing journey of fun, empowerment, and school-changing attitude.  Right now we are looking for just as awesome 7th graders to be next year's 8th grade Leaders.  Click on the link above to learn more!

SUN Community School

Click here to see details of the latest SUN news

Karen Aker
Site Manager
Mt. Tabor SUN Community School
Portland Parks & Recreation
5800 SE Ash ST
Portland OR  97213
503-916-2915  Office
503-916-2659  Fax


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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