August 18, 2016
Dear Kelly Families,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! We are all looking forward to seeing you soon and want to give you updates and information about the new school year. Below you will find your student’s classroom assignment and some important information to keep in mind for a successful school year.
If we missed you at our Back to School BBQ, your student will receive a free backpack with supplies on the first day of school from their classroom teacher. Kuni Lexus of Portland and Schoolhouse Supplies have again partnered with Kelly School to provide these to all of our students. Also, all students will receive free breakfast and lunch again this year!
You will soon see a new look and feel to our Kelly School website, as updates have been made to all of the school websites this summer. The new site will be accessible on mobile devices so you can know what’s happening at Kelly on the go!
Keep a look out for our Back to School Packets that will come home on the first day of school. It is very important to review this information and return any forms as soon as possible. Most importantly, please review the Student Verification Form that will come home. Make all changes and sign this form and return it to the office as soon as possible so we can make sure we have accurate information for your student. We want to be able to contact you quickly if something happens at school, so if you’ve moved or changed your phone number, please let us know.
We are introducing new school-wide expectations for our Kelly community. As Kelly Cougars we care about each other and work together to make the best possible learning community. You will see our new logo and our new mantra throughout the school.
Kelly Cougars CARE! We are …
Always Safe and Respectful
Safety During Arrival and Dismissal:
In keeping with our school-wide expectations we ask that our Cougar families show they CARE during arrival and dismissal.
Get to know each other and your child’s teacher. We are stronger together.
Always Safe and Respectful
Drive the speed limit of 20 mph and avoid making U-turns and double parking.
Do your best to arrive on time.
Look out for students and pedestrians.
8:35 am: The first bell, students enter the school, pick up their breakfast and go to class. Kinder thru Grade 2 gather and line up under the covered area near the playground between the Kelly Center and Kelly School buildings. Students in Grades 3-5 gather behind the gym to line up and enter the building.
8:40 am: Instruction begins. Students who are not in their classroom by this time will be marked tardy by their teachers. Getting your child to school for this time is important. Many of our teachers use this time to build community within their classrooms. During this time they often review the learning from the day before, get kids prepared and excited for the day ahead, and do activities that help them become a better connected community of learners.
9:00 am: Students who arrive at 9:00 am or later need to check in the Main Kelly School office. (The Kelly Center secretary is not responsible for checking in Kelly School students and cannot sign your child in, you must come to the Kelly School Main Office).
3:00 pm: School is dismissed. Students must be picked up at 3:00 pm. Please contact the office if you have an emergency, but otherwise students will need to be picked up promptly as we do not have after school care at Kelly School.
We are committed to making sure that we have access to safe and clean drinking water. Due to the recent information regarding lead, all water fountains have been shut off and water coolers will be placed throughout our Kelly buildings. Students will get Kelly Cougar bottles on the first day of school to use in their classrooms throughout the day. Make sure you remind your child to bring their bottle home to keep it clean.
Again, we are all looking forward to a wonderful school year! Enjoy the last few days of summer break and we will see you soon!
Kelly Elementary School
Home of K-5 Russian Immersion
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.