Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel St. | Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (503) 916-6370 | Fax: (503) 916-2684

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.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Whitman Families:

I am honored to be joining your community as the new principal at Whitman School starting July 1st. While visiting the last two weeks of school, I noticed what a caring and welcoming environment Whitman is, and the pride every student, parent and teacher takes on being part of the school. Whitman’s focus has always been to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of their students, and I am looking forward to working with our staff and you to provide the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.

My door is always open, please feel free to stop by to say hi, or give me a call  to share any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet! I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back on Thursday, August 27th. 


Ruth Tucker




Estimadas familias de Whitman:

Me siento honrada de pasar a formar parte de su comunidad como nueva directora de Whitman empezando el 1 de Julio. Al visitar la escuela las dos ultimas semanas escolares, pude sentir el ambiente de bienvenida y amabilidad que hay en Whitman, así como el orgullo que cada estudiante, familia, y miembro de la facultad siente de ser parte de nuestra escuela.  El enfoque de Whitman siempre ha sido apoyar el desarrollo académico, social y emocional de nuestros estudiantes, y tengo muchas ganas de empezar a trabajar con nuestra facultad y con ustedes para ofrecer una educación de la más alta calidad en un ambiente educativo acogedor y de apoyo.

Mi puerta siempre está abierta, les invito a que se pasen por mi oficina a decirme hola, o también me pueden llamar para compartir cualquier preocupación, sugerencia o idea que nos pueda ayudar a hacer de éste el mejor año escolar. Espero que estén disfrutando de sus vacaciones, les espero a todos de regreso a la escuela el jueves 27 de agosto.


Ruth Tucker




10                  School Office Opens

24-26             Teacher Planning Day (No School/Office Open)

27                  First Day of School – Grades 1-5

28-31             Kindergarten Conferences



1                   First Day of School - Kindergarten

7                   Labor Day (No School/Office Closed)

8                   Parent Teacher Group Meeting – 6 p.m. (Library)

16                  Late Opening – First Bell rings at 10:40 a.m.

24                  Open House – 6 p.m. (Café)

28                  SUN Registration Begins

School News and Announcements

August 27th

First Day of School

 1st - 5th Graders!

Whitman Community Care Day

Sat, August 22nd 9 a.m - 12 p.m.

Volunteer to beautify our school!

Students welcome with Adult Chaperone.  Projects may include pruning, weeding & more.  

Please bring garden tools if you have them. 

Volunteer at the school: 7326 SE Flavel Street

Call with questions: 503-916-6370

Daily Schedule

8:35 a.m. Supervised Drop-off
8:40 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:50 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. K-5 Lunch / Recess Rotation
3:00 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

Whitman Calendar

PPS News

PPS launches "Mobile First" with text messaging

September 01, 2015
This is an image of a poster encouraging PPS families and staff to opt in to receive text messages from PPS and schools. Portland Public Schools on Sept. 1 launched a multi-year “Mobile First” initiative to shift family, student and staff communications to mobile devices in an effort to better serve families. 


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. 


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