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Richmond Elementary School

A nationally recognized model program
for early second language education

2276 SE 41st AvePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6220Fx (503) 916-2665


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  • Dear Richmond Families,


    Welcome back to all of our returning families and welcome to any new families coming to Richmond this year. There have been a few changes with staff and some changes in the main office, and we are really excited about the year ahead! Throughout the summer, PPS has been sending out updates about lead water testing, radon, and lead paint. All of those updates can be found on the Healthy Schools page on the PPS website. The district has also put together a short video regarding details about drinking water. Like all PPS schools, our drinking fountains are turned off and will remain off throughout the year until further notice.  There are water coolers stationed throughout the school in each hallway. While there are papers cups attached to each cooler for student use, I am hoping that we can reduce waste by asking families to send their child(ren) to school with a resuable water bottle.


    We are looking at some additional changes particularly in how teachers, staff, and administration communicate with families. For example, the school recently started a Twitter account to send out special events, assemblies, and daily happenings at our school. Important news items will still be communicated through email. We will continue to have a monthly newsletter (Richmond Shinbun), however, we will not be sending home photocopies with every single student. The newsletter will be available on the Richmond website as well as a limited number of photocopies will be in the office. If you want a paper version of the newsletter sent home with your child, please contact the office. We will be soliciting feedback during parent-teacher conferences about our communication and other ways to strengthen home-school connections.


    I am excited about being the interim principal this year at Richmond. Please know that I am available if you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts about our school community.

    Dave Allen

    Interim Principal


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  • Temporary ESL Welcome Centers Fall 2016

    HOURS: 8:30AM – 4PM
    OPEN: 8/22 – 8/31

    Three locations to serve your student:

    Franklin High School@Marshal
    3905 SE 91st Ave.

    Wilson High School
    1151 SW Vermont St.

    James John Elementary School
    7439 Charleston Ave.

  • Roosevelt opening delayed one day, classes start Tuesday, August 30

    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.

  • Healthy Schools Update: Week of August 22

    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.

  • 2014-15 Oregon English Language Learner Report Released

    The Oregon English Language Learner Report is an annual publication required by ORS 327.016, which reports on financial information for English language learner programs and the objectives and needs of students eligible for and enrolled in an English language learner program. The report provides information on the demographics of students in English language learner programs in each school district. In addition, this report provides a tool that makes data on English language learners accessible to researchers, media, students, and parents.

    Please contact Chelsea Clinton, ODE Office of Research and Analysis, with any questions regarding this report.
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