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

School News & Announcements

8th-Grade Speeches
Our 8th-grade speeches are starting!  We will have speeches during morning meeting on M, W, F throughout the next several weeks. Anyone is welcome to attend.  We begin at 8:45 in the auditorium.  Here is the schedule.
State Testing Information 
State testing at Sunnyside will begin on April 5th.  Students in grades 3-8 will take the Smarter Balanced Tests in Language Arts and Math.  Fifth and eighth-grade students will take the OAKS science test as well. Opt out forms are in the office.  Please contact Alexa Pearson if you have any questions of concerns. Opt out forms can be given to Kristy in the office.

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Information for Middle School Parents

8th-Grade Promotion DATE CHANGE!
Due to the PPS change of the last day of school, our 8th-grade promotion is now June 8th.  The last dance of the year will be June 9th.





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

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.

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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.
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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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