Dear Scott families,
My name is Keyla Santiago and I am very excited for this new journey of serving the Scott community. The last two years I was serving this same community at Roseway Heights MS and while I will miss your students at the MS level I am very happy that I was placed within the same community and in a school that I hold dear to my heart because my own children attend Scott. As a parent I have seen amazing dedication from staff and from you all as well. I am very student-centered and am looking forward to working side by side to keep lifting up this community.
A little about myself. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Spanish is my first language, though I grew up with an English teacher as a mother and so language learning has been a big part of my life. I had gotten a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages in Puerto Rico wanting to be a translator. But then I realized that that path wasn’t fulfilling for me so when I moved to Oregon in 2009 I decided to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a teacher. I got a Masters of Arts in Teaching here in Oregon and taught first in a middle school Spanish DLI program in Oregon City. Learning more about education here in the U.S. and noticing some disparities in my students’ educational experiences I decided I wanted to do better for them and that’s why I shifted my focus on whole school systems and it is why I am now an Administrator.
I call Oregon home now and see Portland for what it is and what it can be. I love living here and am very grateful to be in a profession that helps the community directly. I have an open door policy and am here for you. Thank you for what you all do already.
Keyla Santiago (she/her) Assistant Principal, Scott ES
Estoy orgulloso y honrado de servir como el Directora de la Escuela Scott. Los estudiantes, las familias y el personal increíbles son los que hacen que servir a Scott sea una alegría. En Scott trabajamos colectivamente todos los días para garantizar que todos los estudiantes alcancen su máximo potencial. Este año nos enfocamos en implementar una instrucción rigurosa basada en estándares, personalizando la instrucción para satisfacer las necesidades de cada estudiante, aprovechando el ciclo impulsado por datos para la mejora continua y creando una cultura alegre para el aprendizaje. A partir de enero de 2019, estaremos diseñando una nueva Misión y Visión para impulsar nuestra escuela a medida que nos convertimos de una escuela K-8 a una escuela K-5 al servicio de la comunidad de Cully. Esperamos continuar colaborando con las familias y la comunidad para garantizar el éxito académico de todos nuestros estudiantes.
I am proud and honored to serve as the Principal of Scott School. Amazing students, families, and staff are what make serving at Scott such a joy. At Scott we work collectively every day to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential. This year we are focused on implementing rigorous, standards-based instruction, personalizing instruction to meet every students’ needs, leveraging the Data Driven Cycle for continuous improvement, and creating a joyful culture for learning. Starting in January of 2019 we will be crafting a new Mission and Vision to drive our school as we convert from a K-8 to a K-5 school serving the Cully Community. We look forward to continuing to partner with families and the community to ensure academic success for all of our students.
Dear PPS Middle School Families,
We apologize for the confusion many students and families are feeling with regard to middle school schedules and expectations for distance learning instruction. We have worked with educators and administrators throughout this week to come to a more clear understanding related to middle school learning experience, and want to make sure you know what to expect as well.
Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,
As we welcome students back to the new school year, an important step for teachers is to understand your student’s most essential learning needs. To collect this valuable information, students will take Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. The MAP assessment is a low stakes test – this means that the results are not used for grading students or for school accountability purposes.
Dear PPS Families,
As the 2020-21 school year gets under way, we are excited to share news about school meals. Through our partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, we will be able to provide school meals for all students at no cost at this time.
Dear PPS Families,
As we shift from the soft start into ongoing virtual learning, families have shared questions about the middle grades schedules. We know you are essential partners in student learning, and we want to ensure you have answers to these commonly asked questions in one place. In case you are interested in state guidance behind the PPS schedules, we have linked information below for your reference.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Back to School Night
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Policy Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Policy Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pie order due
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Board Audit Committee Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
10:00 AM - 3:15 PM Tools to Build Your Future for High School Students
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Intergovernmental Committee Meeting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Scott food pantry drive