PPS is interested in learning about your family’s child care needs starting this Fall. We are exploring ways to provide learning support and child care when children are being taught online. Please take a moment to complete a brief online survey. Please complete this survey by Sunday, August 9 at 9 p.m.
Following weeks of public engagement, Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted 7-0 on Tuesday to refer a proposed 2020 School Bond Renewal to voters. If approved by voters, the 2020 School Bond Renewal would maintain the current tax rate and continue investments in Portland schools, including funding for critical educational, health and safety, and school modernization priorities.
As the 2019-20 school year wound down and turned into summer, Portland Public Schools continues to keep its meal distribution running to help feed our families. For families who are unable to get to the 14 school meal sites, Amazon stepped up.
At the July 14 Board of Education meeting, Portland Public Schools released a plan that lays out a procedure for renaming its buildings and other spaces. The move to reexamine district names comes in response to the continuing unrest across the country, including in Portland, in reaction to the systematic racism brought into public focus this summer.
2019-2020 Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
2019-2020 Elementary Classroom Teachers
Kindergarten: Mrs. Porter
1st Grade: Mrs. Sammons
2nd Grade: Ms. Arias
3rd Grade: Teacher Tom
4th/5th Grade: Mrs. Griffith / Mrs. Melton / Mrs. Nagel
Please contact the school office if you have any questions
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
August 15, 2019
Dear Skyline K-8 Parents and Guardians,
I hope this letter finds your family enjoying the beautiful sunshine. Joe and Vicky have been working hard to get our building ready for the upcoming 2019/20 school year.
One of my biggest jobs during the summer is to hire excellent staff for Skyline K-8. We have five new colleagues joining the Skyline K-8 team. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty: Debbi Gubbins / Principal Secretary, Allie Penix / School Counselor, Isa Recht / Spanish K-8, James Stevens / School Psychologist, Rhonda Bahmanyar / Speech Pathologist and we are still in the process of hiring our MS Humanities teacher. We are super fortunate that James, Allie and Rhonda all worked together last year at another school here in PPS.
Portland Public Schools Vision
Over the past school year, stakeholders from across Portland participated in a visioning process. The process included insights and feedback from students, families, educators, district staff, as well as civic, business, community, and philanthropic leaders. The PPS vision is comprised of four main areas: a Graduate Portrait; a set of Educator Essentials; a set of Educational System Shifts; and a set of Core Values.
What is important for us at Skyline is our ongoing commitment to provide all students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to achieve the characteristics of a PPS graduate (outlined in the Graduate Portrait). It is our goal that all of our students will become
The Skyline staff began this work together, along with our colleagues across the district at this week’s PPS Campus Instructional Institute. A huge shout out to our Skyline K-8 Team of Bianca Arias, Kristina Porter, Isa Recht, Melissa Dunn, and Julie Melton for taking time away from their summer vacation to share learning, have great conversations, and collaborate to create a solid Professional Development for our staff that truly has students at the core and takes into account the experience/perspectives in our classrooms.
We are looking forward to a great year with you and your child(ren), and all of us on staff are working hard to ensure each student grows as a learner and can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. In order to better support your child’s needs, we will be sharing with you much of the work we do in the building this year and hope that you can continue the conversations and learning at home. If you have a Twitter account, please follow me @BGAGUIRRE1 as I try and post weekly about the learning and events happening here at Skyline.
I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. I thank you for your support and look forward to a great year!
Skyline K-8 Principal