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

District-wide two hour late opening, Wednesday, Sept. 17

Wednesday, Sept. 17 is a district-wide two-hour late opening for Portland Public Schools, including high schools, as well as Focus and Priority schools that previously observed a no-school day. Classes begin two hours later than normal. Exceptions are: Jefferson HS; Metropolitan Learning Center and Beverly Clearly K-8, which are observing different teacher training schedules.

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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

Volunteers help students not in school reconnect

September 13, 2014
From left, parent volunteer Jessica Thompson, School Board Director Bobbie Regan and Char Hutson, who oversees middle school community outreach at PPS, prepare to knock on doors of students no in school. More than 50 volunteers joined PPS Reconnection Services staff Saturday, Sept. 13, to knock on the doors of 175 students who are not in school -- and invite those students back. 

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Student achievement remains strong, yet urgency affirmed

September 10, 2014

Portland Public Schools continues to outperform the state in reading, math, science and writing, according to state test results released by the Oregon Department of Education Sept. 10.  

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PPS announces new chief financial officer

September 09, 2014
Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Yousef Awwad is Portland Public Schools' new chief financial officer. [More]

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