Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

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  • Free school meals: Get your application in by October 11

    All students who were receiving free or reduced-price meal benefits at the end of last year must complete a NEW meal application for the 2017-18 school year. Students who have not submitted a new application will be required to pay full price starting Thursday, October 12th.

    Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online at www.pps.net/nutrition.

    If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application. All students at CEP schools do not pay for school meals. The CEP schools are: Alliance @ Meek, Boise Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, George MS, Harrison Park, King, Lent, Pioneer @ Youngson, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton and Woodmere.

  • PPS Board names Guadalupe Guerrero as next superintendent

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    The Portland School Board on Friday unanimously voted to hire Guadalupe Guerrero to lead Portland Public Schools as its next superintendent.

    Guerrero, now a deputy superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District, has dedicated himself to ensuring that all students – especially those traditionally underserved – have access to a well-rounded education that sparks learning and success in school.

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  • PPS Pulse, August 15, 2017

    Welcome to our weekly newsletter PPS Pulse. The current issue has great information on how PPS is preparing for back to school, introductions to our new board members and exciting news about our next superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
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  • Meet your new PPS Board members

    Three new members joined the PPS Board after the May 16 election, bringing a wealth of experience, activism and passion to the job. Julia Brim-Edwards, Scott Bailey and Rita Moore were inaugurated last month and will serve the PPS community for at least the next four years. Brim-Edwards was elected chair. Moore was elected co-vice chair along with Julie Esparza Brown.

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  • SEI Summer Music Festival Aug. 19

    Join the PPS outreach team at the 2017 SEI Summer Music Festival on Aug. 19 from 1pm-2pm. This year's theme is "The Homecoming." It will include entertainment, food, and a chance for the community to enjoy a wonderful time with one another! You won't want to miss this day of fun! 

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  • Sunday Parkways Aug. 20

    Next Sunday the PPS outreach team will have a booth along the Sunday Parkways route in the outer northeast Portland. Bring your wheels and roll on through the booth for district information, swag and other giveaways.
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  • Calling all neighbors: It's Community Care day on Aug. 26!

    This year’s Community Care day will be Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon. Help prepare schools to welcome your students back to class this fall. Join Portland Public Schools staff and community volunteers in enhancing and beautifying our buildings and grounds. Please bring a pair of gloves and tools you think you may need. Hope to see you there.
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  • Interns Say Hey!

    PPS SummerWorks interns are learning a variety of skills this summer throughout the district. Last week a group of college aged- interns learned about networking---another important job skill. Partners in Diversity organized the Say Hey! for Interns event for young professionals of color. The next Say Hey! networking event is scheduled for August 10 at Marylhurst University Commons, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, OR 97036. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
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  • Working to ensure a smooth start to the new school year

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    Dear PPS families and staff,

    Allow me to introduce myself – I am the new interim superintendent for PPS as of July 1, and I look forward to working with you and your students as we prepare for a new school year. I am excited about the direction the district is heading. We have a wealth of talented teachers, principals and support staff, we have new buildings coming on line and a renewed sense of optimism about our future.

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