Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Roseway Heights School

Our Kids, Our Community,
Our Pride!

School Grade Levels:  K-8
7334 NE Siskiyou St | Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 916-5600 | Fax: (503) 916-2599

School News & Announcements

Take a look at the Roseway Heights Facebook page:


Here is the parent input form for student teacher placement for 2016-17.  Please complete and send to Sarah Lewins, either by dropping off at the office or by email:  


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.  

Our School Climate plan is currently in draft form until finalized by the staff at the end of this year.  Click here to view that draft.

Upcoming Events in June:

RWH Field day and Jr. Rose Parade, June 8.  Field day 9:30-11 and Jr. Rose Parade that afternoon.  Click here for the parade permission slip so we know which students will be headed to the parade that afternoon.  

Last day for students grades K-8 is June 9.  Our 8th graders will have Promotion practice the morning of June 9 and then will be released for the remainder of the day.

8th grade Promotion, June 9, 6 pm RWH large gym

Message from the Principal

Photo of Principal

May 26, 2016

Dear Roseway Heights Families,

I’m pleased to announce that Jeremy Cohen will be the new principal for the RWH K-8 school next year.  Jeremy is coming here after being the Assistant Principal at Beach School for the last 2 years.  He will be sending out a personal greeting to the community and will be looking for ways to get to know our students, staff and families as he makes his transition from Beach to Roseway Heights.

I am writing this letter with help from our Principal for a Day Liesel Gillard.  Liesel has been a student here since Kindergarten.  Her current teacher who she is on a one day leave from is Mr. Herman. Liesel is very athletic and impressed the crowd at the K-4 Talent Show with her skill on the Aerial Silks.  Not surprising, PE is one of her favorite subjects. Her favorite thing about Roseway Heights is the teachers!  I look forward to having her help me out and support our students today.

The ProCamps Danimals Field Day was a big success on Tuesday.  The kids had lots of fun, got some great exercise and were excited about the activities, and especially the t shirts and the Danimals smoothies.  We had some great volunteers, including the Head Football Coach from Madison HS and several of his players.   Just as impressive is the $5,000 donation to our PE department. That will be used to fund replacement equipment.  Tammy and Danielle are pondering what specific things are on their wish list that this could be put towards. 

There are lots of activities scheduled in the remaining two weeks of this school year.  We will be having our traditional RWH field day which will be just about as impressive as last Tuesday’s and instead of having Joey Harrington working with our kids we will have our own amazing Tammy West leading them through a vast number of fun events.  This field day is the morning of Wednesday, June 8.  That afternoon is the Jr. Rose Parade.  Attached to this newsletter is the permission slip we would like you to use if you intend to have your child(ren) attend the parade.  We are also sending permission slips home with students.  We need to know who is going both for planning how many hot lunches will be needed that day, as well as simply safety of knowing which kids will be leaving and with whom.  Please get this information back to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, May 31st.

Please check the lost and found if you have the time to come by school.  Also, please check at home for library and textbooks that need to be returned.  If there is a balance on your child’s meal card that will carry over to next year.

I want to thank the entire community for the wonderful five years I have had as principal for RWH.  It is hard to leave such an amazing group of students, staff and families. I wish you all the best for a fun and relaxing summer and am confident the school will continue to thrive and be successful with your new principal.

With great affection,


Sarah Lewins                   Liesel Gillard

Principal                      Principal for a Day



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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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