Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Commitment to Excellence

6700 NE Prescott St. | Portland, OR 97218
Phone: (503) 916-6369 | Fax: (503) 916-2671

Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

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

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

From the Principal's Desk


Hello and welcome to Scott School!  I am Principal Thu M. Truong.


Join us on Facebook:  "PPS Scott School"

We have a new PPS sponsored and administrator (Principal and Assistant Principal) maintained Scott Facebook page.  We will use to share news, alerts, and celebrate our community. 

Class Lists Grades 1-5 & Supply Lists Grades K-8

The supply list for K-8 as well as class lists for Grades 1-5 are posted on the front doors of the school.  They have also been emailed to you.  Class schedules for Grades 6-8 will be handed out on the first day of school.  Class lists for Kindergarten will be created after the assessment.

Click here for Supply Lists

The First Day of School is Thursday, August 27

-School begins at 8AM 

-School ends at 2:15PM


Drop students off after 7:45AM.  The school provides supervision starting at 7:45AM.  Before school childcare options are available through YMCA--ask the office for information.

Grades Kindergarten & 1:  Two Educational Assistants greet students at the buses, line them up, and walk them into the front of the school and out to the small covered area where they are to line up (each teacher’s class has an assigned number that is painted on the ground) and wait for the bell. Students who do not ride the bus are walked back to the line-up area by parents. At the 7:55 bell, teachers arrive and walk their lines to get breakfast and on to class.

Grades 2, 3, 4, & 5:  These students walk around the main building using 66th Street to the large covered area in the back. Students line up (each teacher’s class has a spot) and wait. At the 7:55 bell, teachers come and lead them through the breakfast line at the back of the school and on to class.

Grades 6, 7, & 8:  These students walk around the main building using 68th Street to the annex unless their first class is in the main building. They enter through the back annex door where another breakfast line is set up.  At the 7:55 bell, they take breakfasts to their first period class.

 Change to 3rd Grade Spanish Immersion Program

We are moving to a two-teacher instructional model at grade 3 in immersion.  In the two-teacher model, students have two teachers; one teacher teaches in English and the other in Spanish.  Each teacher spends about half the instructional day with each of two classes (students will switch classrooms.)  In third grade, students typically receive 60% of their day in Spanish and 40% of the day in English (60/40).  Next year, our third graders will instead have equal portions of their core content in English and in Spanish (50%/50%.)  We are moving to this model due to the shortage of bilingual teachers.  This model allows us to staff two classrooms with only one bilingual teacher; the other teacher will be fluent in English only.  

The change will allow us to continue our commitment to a 90/10 program model for our students in K-5.  While the two-teacher model can present logistical challenges, there is no research that demonstrates that one model is better than the other.  This is not a permanent program change and we hope to move back to the 90/10 one teacher model for next year. 

In third grade, due to a lack of bilingual teachers, core content will be taught at 50/50 Spanish/English instead of 60/40 for the 2015-16 school year.

We have been working extensively to operationalize the two teacher model in our DLI Spanish program.  Below is the basic framework for classroom schedules.  Each classroom will have four blocks:

    Spanish Literacy Daily (Following the Scott Foresman Calle de la Lectura)
    English Literacy Daily (Paired text to Calle in English, English non-transferables)
    Math Bridges Lesson (alternating language as per year long plan)
    Number Corner/Social Studies/Science (alternating language as per year long plan)

It translates specifically like this:

   70 min Spanish Lit Block
   60 min Math Bridges Lesson in Spanish
   Transition to English only teacher
   70 min English Lit Block
   60 min Number Corner/SS/Science in English

Scott Community Care Day

Scott Community Care Day, an opportunity for volunteers to help clean up and beautify the school grounds for the coming school year, is Saturday August 22nd from 9 AM to noon at Scott. Bring gardening tools, shovels, wheelbarrows, pruners, brooms, gloves.... and spread some bark or tackle the weeds!

Come for part or all of the time! Children are welcome and encouraged to participate! All are welcome! This is a fun community effort. Join us.

Help get the 2015-16 school year off to a great start!


Principal Truong

Scott Community Care Day es la oportunidad para que ayudemos como voluntarios a embellecer nuestra escuela antes de la entrada escolar. Te esperamos el sábado 22 de agosto de 9am a 12pm en Scott. Trae tus herramientas de jardinería, palas, carretillas, escobas, guantes, tierra y abono!

Ven por el día entero o por solo unas horas, ¡Trae a tus hijos! Esto es un esfuerzo de toda la comunidad.

Haz de el regreso a clases 2015-16 sea un gran comienzo!


Principal Truong

Important Dates

8/21: Email/Post on front door--Class Lists and Supply List

8/22:  Community Care Day 9AM-12PM  

8/27:  First Day of School for Grades 1-8

9/1:  First Day of School for Kindergarten

Get text alerts about school closures, delays, emergencies and school events:
 Text YES to 68453

Recibe alertas a través de mensajes de texto sobre casos de emergencia, cierre y retrasos en las escuelas:
Manda un mensaje de texto con la palabra YES al 68453

Nhận thông báo qua tin nhắn văn bản về việc đóng cửa, chậm trễ, trường hợp khẩn cấp của trường và các sự kiện tại trường: Gửi tin nhắn có nội dung YES đến 68453

取有关学校关、推急情况和学校活的短信提示: 送短信YES68453

Получайте СМС-оповещения о закрытии школ, задержке занятий, ЧП и школьных мероприятиях:
Отправьте СМС (текст) YES на номер 68453

Hel qoraal fariin wargelin ah oo kusaabsan xiritaanada, dib u dhacyada, xaaladaha degdega ah iyo dhacdooyinka iskuulka:
Qoraal fariin YES u dir 68453

Register for School

Is your student starting kindergarten this fall? Do you have an older student who will be new to Portland Public Schools this fall?

Summer Registration Services 

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 29-August 6
Enrollment and Transfer Center, 501 N. Dixon, Portland, OR, 503-916-3205

Click here for registration forms

Welcome to Scott

Scott offers a neighborhood English program and Spanish Immersion program in NE Portland with a focus on college readiness. Please check out the new PTA section and staff bios on our Web site. Do you have other ideas for improving the Scott Web site? Let us know.

Learn About Our Spanish Immersion Program

Scott students studing togther

Our Spanish Immersion program is an exciting and challenging program that serves students from all backgrounds. The Scott immersion program creates culturally competent world citizens capable of using, appreciating and developing academic and social language, both in Spanish and English, in a variety of settings. Learn more about our Spanish immersion program.

El estudiante de un programa de inmersión es un ciudadano del mundo culturalmente competente y con la capacidad de usar, apreciar y desarrollar los idiomas español e inglés tanto a nivel académico como social en situaciones variadas.

Preparing every student for college

Scott students, looking forward to college

Our goal is to prepare every student for college or career. Scott students participate in the AVID college-readiness programs, learn from local professionals and college recruiters on-site on “College and Career” days and adopt a PAC 12 college or university for their classroom to remind them daily: you can do this. Learn more about our college-readiness focus.

BUILD College Bound Families recognizes the important role of families to student success and offers intensive leadership development for parents of students who face the greatest barriers to attending and graduating college: people of color, immigrants and refugees, low-income families, and those who have never had a family member attend college. BUILD will give parents—with an emphasis on parents of rising GEAR UP 7th/8th and 10th/11th graders—the tools to work together in advocating for their children, navigating the school system, and increasing educational opportunities.  Participants share their experiences and learn from one another, while putting knowledge into collective action. 
Contact staff at build@interculturalorganizing.org to learn more about the program and to get involved. 


About Friends of Creston:

We offer complete dental care for kids in PPS that are aged Kindergarten through 12th grade.

*Must be uninsured or on the Oregon Health Plan.

*Must qualify for free/reduced lunch.

*Must be currently enrolled in PPS.

Contact us at 503-916-5808 or www.crestondental.org

Scott School Gift Card Scrip

This is an easy way to raise funds for our school. For every card purchased, Scott School earns a portion of the sale amount. There are over one hundred businesses to choose from from grocers to movie theaters to Amazon.com!

Click here to learn more.

PPS News

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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