• Attendance: Parents/guardians can contact the attendance secretary via email: franklinattend@pps.net or at 503-916-3543 to report any absences.
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  • Letter to Families

    November 26, 2023


    Hello Franklin families and students,

    I am grateful to be reaching out to you today with the news that our District and the Portland Association of Teachers have reached a tentative agreement. With this, we are pleased to welcome your students back to school. We’ve missed seeing everyone and know that the kids are also excited to be back in the classroom with their teachers and friends.

    Below you will find information that will be helpful for you as you prepare your student to come back to school.

    -Reopening date/time:
    Classes will resume on Monday, November 27 on a two-hour delay starting at 10:30am, with all programs and services running as normal, including after school programs. Both breakfast and lunch will be served.

    -Changes to school calendar:
    The District and the Union have agreed to make up our 11 lost instructional time on the following days:
    -December 18th-22nd (previously week 1 of the winter break)
    -January 26th (previously a professional development day for staff)
    -February 19th (President’s Day holiday)
    -April 8th (previously a professional development day for staff)
    -June 12th-14th (the dates set aside for inclement weather)

    -Quarter grading and conferences:
    Quarter 1 report cards will be available no later than Friday, December 8th. Information about rescheduled conference dates will be provided soon.

    -Rescheduled events: We will meet early this week to confirm new dates for events that have been rescheduled.

    6-12: Athletics and Extracurriculars:
    All athletics and extracurricular activities will resume as normal. High school and PIL Youth Sports schedules can be found here: https://www.pilathletics.com/

    We want to express our gratitude for your patience, understanding, and support during this challenging time. We are all eager to return to a focused and productive educational environment that ensures the best outcomes for our students.

    Thank you for being an essential part of our school community. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Z @ znaegele@pps.net.


    Dr. Zulema Naegele, Principal

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  • rose festRose Festival Court

    November 17, 2023


    The Rose Festival Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding students chosen from Portland metro-area high schools. The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition.

    Court members receive one-on-one mentorship with top female executives from presenting sponsor Unitus Community Credit Union, a $3,500 scholarship provided by The Randall Group valid for any accredited college, university or trade program, a complete travel wardrobe including shoes and accessories, and a lifetime of enduring friendships with their Rose Festival Court sisters.

    Here is the link to sign-up for the Q&A sessions on November 30th and December 7th.

    Here is the link to the main application due January 5th.

    Here is the link to the recommendation form due January 5th.

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    Last spring, when Portland Public Schools moved to ensure that every middle school in the district had an active advisory program, the focus was on relationship building and giving students and teachers the tools needed to nurture a sense of belonging.

    The goals for the advisory programs were clear. What the district had yet to arrive at was a curriculum that would help everyone achieve those goals.

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  • Harrison Park Embraces Its Inner Panther

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    Harrison Park, which transitioned from a K-8 to a middle school this fall, recently held a school-wide vote for a new mascot. According to Principal Leah Dickey, these first few months as a middle school have been pivotal for students as they navigate the new exciting normal and establish an identity as a school and community. Picking a mascot has been an important part of that journey.

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  • Roseway Heights Principal Honored for Commitment to Equity

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    Principal Phu Dao is many things to the students and staff of Roseway Heights Middle School: mentor, role model, champion, friend. Ask anyone who has learned from and worked with him and they will tell you that he has dedicated his entire career to advocating for students, families, and educators. And now he’s being honored for that dedication.

    Courageous Conversation, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that works with individuals and institutions to address racial disparities through sustained, fruitful dialogue, has named Principal Dao this year’s recipient of the Dr. Charles Hopson Racial Equity Principal Leadership Award. 

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  • The Sky's the Limit for Skyline's C.A.S. Clubs

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    Bird watching, Lego robotics, gardening, mindful art, coding, running and walking, the high-stakes world of self-governance. It’s all in a morning’s work for the students of Skyline K-8, where every Wednesday begins with participation in one of the school’s many C.A.S. clubs.

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