Dear Portland Public Schools Families and Staff,
Welcome to the first day of the 2016-17 school year!
It is wonderful to see our community come together to help get ready for our students every year. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in Project Community Care day on Saturday.
Dear Roosevelt High School Families and Community,
We have been hard at work all summer preparing for the new school year. The facilities look beautiful and are ready for our students. We want to provide our teachers with an additional day to make final touches to their classrooms. We are delaying the start of school by one day; students will start school Tuesday, August 30th.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
We hope that you have had a wonderful summer and that everyone is excited about starting the new school year next week.
Saturday, August 27 from 9:00am-noon is Portland Public Schools’ Annual Project Community Care Day. Join PPS staff and community volunteers to help prepare schools to welcome students back to class next week. More information is available here.
Over my time as superintendent, I am proud to have worked alongside you and with seventeen different board members to make Portland Public Schools the best we can during a period of extreme financial volatility.
By prioritizing, and often times making difficult decisions about budgets, staffing and programs, we not only helped create stability for our students but we paved paths to unprecedented progress in building a district that truly serves every one of our students:
I want to apologize to our students, staff, families and community
for the events of the last week relating to the water quality in our
Addressing this immediate issue has been our priority. Here is a recap of the actions we have taken to secure safe water for the remainder of the school year for all of our students and staff: