Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Sunnyside Environmental School

Fostering responsibility, excitement for learning and respect for all living things.

3421 SE Salmon St. | Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 916-6226 | Fax: (503) 916-2676

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

School News & Announcements

  • February 3-14, 2014 -- Read-A-Thon
  • February 5, 2014 -- Connect to Kindergarten, 6-7pm
  • February 7, 2014 -- No School -- Sunnyside Only
  • February 17, 2014 -- President's Day (No School)
  • February 18, 2014 -- Read-A-Thon Pledges Due
  • February 19, 2014 -- 2-hour Late Start
  • March 6-7, 2014 -- 8th Grade Retreat
  • March 19, 2014 -- 2-hour Late Start
  • March 24-28, 2014 -- Spring Break (No School)
  • April 11, 2013 -- Teacher Planning Day (No School)
  • April 16, 2014 -- 2-hour Late Start
  • April 25, 2013 -- Half-Day Release at 11:45
  • May 21, 2014 -- 2-hour Late Start
  • May 26, 2014 -- Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 11, 2014 -- Last Day of School

Information for Middle School Parents

Middle School Parents - Please view 6th Grade Packet for important information.

A Message from the Principal

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:40 a.m. First Bell
8:45 a.m. Tardy Bell
3:00 p.m. K-5 Dismissal
3:15 p.m. 6-8 Dismissal

The school is open at 8:30 am for breakfast with students going to classrooms at 8:40 am. There is no one to supervise or watch your children before this time unless they are enrolled in daycare. It is not safe to drop them off or send them earlier.

School is out at 3:00 pm for k-5 and 3:15 pm for middle school. We strongly encourage parents to come on to campus and pick up your child by parking and walking to school versus sitting in a car and waiting. This gives you an opportunity to visit with other adults while cutting down on traffic around the school and adding an adult presence to our grounds.

There is no teacher supervision after 3:30 pm. Children are encouraged to join safe afterschool activities including supervised play after school.

At 3:00 pm the school becomes a public park and is not under the care of the school. We encourage and support parent created 4-H clubs and other cooperative efforts to provide safe play for children.

Sunnyside Environmental Calendar

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PPS News

Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 

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Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.

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Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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