ACCESS Academy Alternative Program

An Accelerated Program
for Highly Gifted Students

2334 NE 57th AvePortland, OR 97213Ph (503) 916-6482Fx (503) 916-2547

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  • Interested in ACCESS Academy Alternative Program for your child? 

    Find out eligibility requirements and how to apply HERE!

    Application process will remain open until further notice.

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ACCESS Relocation

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  • ACCESS Update

    Dear ACCESS community,

    I wanted to update you on the process to find ACCESS Academy a new location. Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero is currently reviewing my recommendation for co-location sites. As a next step, please know that Superintendent Guerrero is also touring potential school sites and speaking with school leaders as part of the decision-making process.

    Guadalupe and I look forward to announcing a decision soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding as district leadership takes the necessary time to make the best possible decision.

    We look forward to starting the work of unifying our new school communities once a decision has been announced.

    Sincerely,
    Yvonne Curtis
    Deputy Superintendent
    Portland Public Schools

  • Wednesday May 9, 2018: Access Advisory Group Meeting

    This is the agenda

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  • ACCESS Decision Update

     May 4th 2018

    Dear ACCESS Community,

    We had planned to announce a decision today regarding a new location for ACCESS, however Superintendent Guerrero would like more time to consider the recommendation. We hope to have an announcement next week.

    Sincerely,
    PPS Communications

  • Update on ACCESS Decision Process

    Dear ACCESS Academy Community,

    I understand this has been an agonizing process for all of you while we explore options for a new home for ACCESS Academy. This is obviously not our intent and I am sure it is difficult to standby while a completely new leadership team gets up to speed about the evolution of this program and the complex issue we are currently faced with as a result of our middle school reconfiguration. Balancing the work of doing our research in time to meet critical deadlines while keeping you all informed along the way has been a great challenge. Stephanie Cameron, our Senior Director of Communications and Public Engagement, and I continue to work on improving our communications. Please know, we are committed to keeping you informed and we continue to welcome and value your feedback.

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  • Wednesday May 2, 2018: Access Advisory Group

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  • Friday April 27, 2018: Access Advisory Group

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  • ACCESS Community Update

    Dear ACCESS Academy families,

    My apologies for the length of time between our communications. We are actively working to find a home for ACCESS Academy and we have been doing a deep dive to get a better understanding of available resources and critical needs for this important program. We have an entirely new leadership team at the district and we bring a fresh perspective on how we approach this process. I recognize, and have learned from the many emails from ACCESS Academy community members, that in the past, this has not been done in a thoughtful, engaging or transparent manner. We are striving to do things differently.

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  • Wednesday April 18, ACCESS Advisory Group

    The more link below will launch a PDF of the notes from this meeting.
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  • ACCESS Advisory Group meeting: Wednesday, April 11 2018

    The more link below will launch a PDF of the notes from this meeting.
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  • Friday April 6, 2018: Access Advisory Group

    The more link below will launch a PDF of the notes from this meeting.
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  • Friday, April 6: Notes from Principal’s Coffee

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  • Monday April 2, 2018: Access Advisory Group

    Here is the agenda
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  • ACCESS Academy Advisory Group Charter

    The more link below will open a PDF of the ACCESS Academy Advisory Group Charter.
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  • Update on our process for identifying a new location for ACCESS Academy

    The following message from Dr. Yvonne Curtis, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction and School Communities, was sent to ACCESS families April 9, 2018:

    Dear ACCESS Academy community,

    I would like to provide a brief update on our process for identifying a location for ACCESS Academy for next school year. We have assembled an Advisory Group to help inform our research and decision making. As many of you learned at the Principal’s coffee last Friday, this group is comprised of ACCESS Academy parents, teachers and district leaders involved in securing a home for ACCESS Academy.

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School
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  • ACCESS Spring Choir Concert, 5/29

    The last ever ACCESS Spring Choir Concert is coming up very soon! Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 29, at 7 pm in the ACCESS Auditorium. We will be performing a selection of ACCESS Choir greatest hits from the last 12 years. Students and alumni wishing to sing do not need to RSVP--just show up at 6:45. 
  • Renaissance Fair, 5/24

    The 7th Graders are planning the Annual ACCESS Renaissance Fair.  This is a fundraiser for the 7th grade class to use for an 8th grade trip.  

    When:  Thursday, May 24th, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm
    Where:  Rose City Park throughout the school
    What:  Shakespeare play, Fencing, Dinner, Astronomy, Art and Architecture from the Renaissance
    Who:  Please bring your family, and join for a fun night of community!
    Why:  Learning Celebration and a fundraiser

    We hope you can make it!

  • Dine Out for ACCESS Wednesday 5/23 at ¿Por Qué No?

    This year's last Dine Out is coming up next Wednesday May 23.  Let's join together and make it the best one yet!

    ACCESS will get 15% of the net sales generated all day (11am-10pm) up to a $500 donation (which we've never reached, so let's do it this year!).  Bring your friends and family! All sales count!

    Our hosts, ¿Por Qué No?, have already been generous to ACCESS this year. They donated $100 in gift certificates to the auction, and if you attended the auction potluck you enjoyed their delicious guacamole, salsa and chips. 

    ¿Por Qué No? also strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials. They have traveled from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca to share the flavors and the essence of what they have found.

    Let's thank them by showing them some love--and they'll show us love back.  Mmm, delicious!

    Dine Out for ACCESS
    Wednesday, May 23 (11am-10pm)
    ¿Por Qué No?
    3524 N. Mississippi Ave.
    http://www.porquenotacos.com/
  • Superintendet Guerrero visits ACCESS


    Superintendent
  • Link to Bus Schedules

    Bus schedules are available here.  Please select  “ACCESS at Rose City Park” from the drop down

Principal's
Message

  • May 11, 2018

    Dear ACCESS Community,

    This week also flew by! We have four weeks of school left. The last day of school for 2017-18 remains June 8 - please see the message from the district that was shared with the PPS community earlier this week.

    A huge thank you to the PTA and the families of ACCESS Academy for making the staff feel appreciated during Staff Appreciation Week this week! We were well fed, ready to go with morning beverages, and showered in notes and flowers. We also thank you all for the generous gift cards.

    The latest staffing updates:

    • Hans Weih, paraeducator, will be leaving PPS to explore other opportunities
    • Mandarin Teacher; a new Mandarin teacher will be placed with us for the 2018-19 school year

    Also, we still anxiously await a decision on our location(s) for next school year.

    Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

    Sincerely,

    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

    Upcoming Events:

    • Science Night: Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Late Opening: Wednesday, May 16 - School begins at 10:45am  *Reminder that breakfast is not served on Late Opening since Lunch/Recess begins 40 minutes after arrival
    • PTA Meeting: Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Library
    • Dine Out for ACCESS: Wednesday, May 23 from 11am-10pm at ¿Por Qué No? (3524 N. Mississippi Ave.)
    • ACCESS Choir Concert: Tuesday, May 29 in the Auditorium
    • Principal’s Coffee:  Friday, June 1 from 8:45am-9:45am in the Auditorium
    • Last Middle School Dance: Friday, June 1 - 5th graders are invited to attend
    • Field Day: Tuesday, June 5
    • Jr. Rose Parade Early Release @RCP: Wednesday, June 6 - Students dismissed at 11:15am *No lunch served
    • 8th Grade Oaks Park Field Trip: Thursday, June 7
    • 8th Grade Promotion & 8th Grade picnic: Friday, June 8 *Details to come

    May 4, 2018

    Dear ACCESS Community,

    It is hard to believe that May is already here...the time has been flying by!

    I will continue to share staffing updates as they become finalized. In addition to the ones that were shared last week, here are the latest:

    • Jeremy Johnson will be the Head Varsity Football Coach and Mathematics Teacher at Lincoln HS
    • Yinan Sun, Mandarin Teacher, will return to China as her 2-year contract will end
    • Ana Simantel will return as the Grade 1 / 2 Teacher
    • Michael Todd will be the Learning Center Teacher (.50FTE) replacing Christy LeeWehage

    Also, we still await a decision on our location(s) for next school year. There were two communications sent out this week from the district, and in case you did not receive them, I have linked to them below:

    Sincerely,

    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

    Upcoming Events:

    • Science Night: Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Late Opening: Wednesday, May 16 - School begins at 10:45am  *Reminder that breakfast is not served on Late Opening since Lunch/Recess begins 40 minutes after arrival
    • PTA Meeting: Wednesday, May 16 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Library
    • ACCESS Choir Concert: Tuesday, May 29 in the Auditorium
    • Principal’s Coffee:  Friday, June 1 from 8:45am-9:45am in the Auditorium
    • Last Middle School Dance: Friday, June 1 - 5th graders are invited to attend
    • Field Day: Tuesday, June 5
    • Jr. Rose Parade Early Release @RCP: Wednesday, June 6 - Students dismissed at 11:15am *No lunch served
    • 8th Grade Oaks Park Field Trip: Thursday, June 7
    • 8th Grade Promotion & 8th Grade picnic: Friday, June 8 *Details to come

    Safe Routes to School Bike Fairy Week
    The Bike Fairy will be visiting the Rose City Park Campus on Wednesday, May 9 and leave a small surprise on all the bikes parked on campus.

    Oregon Health Plan
    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is available to more children and teens younger than 19, regardless of immigration status. OHP is free health coverage for Oregonians who meet income and other criteria. It covers many health care services such as check-ups, tooth fillings, glasses and prescriptions. It also covers labs, x-rays and hospital care. It even pays for rides to and from the doctor’s office. Apply to see if you qualify. Help is free. A trusted and OHP-certified community partner nearby can help you apply. You can find one by calling 1-800-699-9075 or 711 (TTY). You can also go online at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Pages/OHPcoversme.aspx

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