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Strong Community,
Strong Results

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

Important Information

As our students are entering summer vacation mode, we are busy preparing for the upcoming school year and wanted to take a moment to update you on some things. 

  • Summer Office Hours: The Mt. Tabor Main Office re-opens on August 15 and secretaries will be available from 8:30am – 4:30pm (11:30am-12:30 closed for lunch). Regular Office hours will resume on August 22.
  • Community Care Day: Friday, August 19 from 9:00am to 12:00pm - you can bring your tools, roll up your sleeves, and help us in enhancing and beautifying our building and grounds. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Tools and supplies will be provided; individuals may also bring their own.
  • Student Schedules: Our plan is to mail student schedules out the week of August 22
  • School Supplies: All 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students will bring their school supplies on Tuesday, August 30. You can find a list of school supplies here: 2016-2017 Supply List
  • First Day of School: All 6th graders will begin on Monday, August 29 -- only 6th graders will attend on this day. The 6th grade WEB orientation and transition program is designed to both welcome and support sixth graders in their first year of middle school.
    • The First Day of school for 7th and 8th graders is Tuesday, August 30.
    • First Period begins at 9:15am, but students are allowed in the building at 8:50am for breakfast and school dismisses at 3:45pm.
  • Picture Day: Wednesday, September 7 – Look for information in the Back-to-School Packet
  • PTA Meeting: The first PTA meeting of this school year is Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Library
  • Back to School Night: Monday, September 19 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mt Tabor News and Information

June 29, 2016

Dear Mt. Tabor Families, Teachers and Staff,

It is with great pleasure that I announce Anh Nguyen-Johnson as the new interim Principal for Mt. Tabor Middle School. Read about her experience as an educator and leader.

Robi Osborn will be taking on another assignment with Portland Public Schools.

Please join me in congratulating interim Principal Nguyen-Johnson. She will start her new position July 1.

Oscar Gilson
Senior Director
Franklin Schools

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.net/Page/1065

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.  

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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