On April 8, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered that all in-person classes are canceled for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
PPS will continue to teach with our home-based distance learning program, PPS-HD. More information and updates
Dear PPS Family,
In response to the continuing COVID-19 health crisis in our state, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school campus doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. We all miss seeing our students in school buildings, but the health and safety of our students, educators, staff and the broader community, remains the highest priority.
The District is offering a second round of Chromebook device pickup. Even if you did not already fill out a device
loan survey, you may still pick up a device. We will begin distribution to high school students on Wednesday, April 8 and then to all students on Thursday, April 9. Please visit www.pps.net/devices for more times and locations.
Dear PPS Parents and Guardians,
We know this is a time of transition as we move from school buildings to home-based distance learning for the duration of this closure. In order to continue to work in similar ways with our students as we did in our buildings, principals, teachers and counselors will need to be able to communicate with you and your students while maintaining safety and privacy for all. Because of this situation, we are partnering with Remind to provide a simple platform for all of us to engage together.
The disruption to daily life during the coronavirus crisis has hit all corners of society. For students, it has meant not being able to attend school. Staff in the PPS Student Success and Health department have gathered tips to help you help your student cope:
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
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA/ Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting (virtual)
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM IB Assembly
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM PBIS/ Climate Committee
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PTA Family STEAM Night