Help Your Child Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early
It is Head Start’s goal to ensure a safe, positive learning environment for all children. Positive classroom climate contributes to positive behavior. Head Start’s discipline philosophy approach consists of five basic components:
In support of this philosophy and to ensure a safe and positive classroom environment, teachers will design and implement Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), Tier 1 strategies that set clear limits, model appropriate behavior, redirect inappropriate behavior, and work with families to solve unique problems.
All discipline procedures will adhere to Head Start guidelines and Portland Public Schools policies. Teachers will teach expectations and routines that support students in ways to Be Safe, Be Friendly, and Be Ready to Learn. These expectations and routines will be retaught throughout the year.
Parents will be informed of classroom expectations and routines. They will be engaged as partners in developing additional supports as needed.
The new mascot and nickname for Franklin High School will be Lightning. The process to determine a new identity for the school was finalized Tuesday, when the Portland Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s recommendation.
Dear PPS Community,
We have come to the end of what has been an ambitious and groundbreaking school year at the Portland Public Schools. I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to our amazing students, their supportive families, our dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff and dynamic school and district leaders who made it all work.
This summer promises to be the biggest of the PPS bond program so far. School modernization and improvement projects will touch almost every school over the coming months with security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos remediation, new fire alarms, ADA improvements and a seismic retrofit in the works.
Welcome to PPS Head Start!
We are excited to bring Head Start and parent resources for families with children ages 3 year to 5 years.
Our schools combine the best of preschool and Head Start programming, early learning know-how and parenting guidance to get families and children off to the best possible start in school.
Please feel free to call the PPS Head Start to learn more. We look forward to meeting and working with you and your child!
Eileen Isham and Robert Cantwell
PPS Head Start