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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  • Link to Bus Schedules

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


  • August 25, 2017


    Dear ACCESS Families,

    It is hard to believe that summer break has come to an end, but the total eclipse was a fantastic way to kick off the new school year! Staff returned today and we are spending three days engaged in professional development and planning for the new school year.  We are all very excited to welcome new and returning ACCESS students and families next week.  


    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

    Welcome to New Staff:

    • Ms. Beth Hufford will teach 1st/2nd grade
    • Mr. Thomas Johnson will teach 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

    Important Information:

    • Bus Schedules: School Bus Routes for 2017-2018 are currently available here:  *Select ACCESS at ROSE CITY PARK from the drop down menu.
    • School Supplies: The student Supply List can be found here:
    • Start and End Times for Students:
      • Grades 1-5 students will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:00pm
      • Grades 6-8 students will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:15pm

    **All buses are scheduled for 8:45am start and 3:15pm end.
    **Students that ride the bus in Grades 1-5 will be supervised by school staff from 3:00pm-3:15pm until the students board the bus at 3:15pm. Students in Grades 1-5 that do not ride the bus will be released to their parent/guardian at 3:00pm.

    School Calendar Items to Note:

    • Community Care Day at RCP: Saturday, August 26 from 9:00am-12:00pm
    • Ice Cream Social: Monday, August 28 from 4:30-6:00pm
      • Come directly to the playground and check in with staff to pick-up a copy of your student’s schedule
      • Bring your student’s school supplies to their homeroom (Grades 1-5) or to their 1st period class (Grades 6-8)

    **If you are not able to attend the Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 28 from 4:30-6:00pm, you can log in to ParentVUE/StudentVUE on Tuesday, August 29 to view your student’s schedule (middle school) or your teacher (elementary). Also, school supplies can be dropped off outside of the classroom (elementary) or in the main hallway (middle school) on Tuesday, August 29 from 8:30am-4:00pm. Supplies can also be brought to school on the first day, which is Wednesday, August 30.

    • First Day of School for Students: Wednesday, August 30
    • Principal’s Coffee: Friday, September 1 from 8:45am-9:45am in the Auditorium
    • No School in Observance of Labor Day: Monday, September 4
    • Back to School Night: Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Late Opening: Wednesday, September 20


    ACCESS Academy 2017-18 Schedule Update

    Dear ACCESS Community,

    I am excited about the new school year and looking forward to meeting you and your students. As you are planning for the year, I need to update you on start and end times. 

    Based on current contract terms, the start and end times are:

    • Grades 1-5 will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:00pm.
    • Grades 6-8 will begin at 8:45am and end at 3:15pm.

    All buses are scheduled for 8:45am start and 3:15pm end.

    Students that ride the bus in Grades 1-5 will be supervised by school staff from 3:00pm-3:15pm until the students board the bus at 3:15pm. Students in Grades 1-5 that do not ride the bus will be released to their parent/guardian at 3:00pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. I anticipate this will be the schedule for the entire year, but should anything change as a result of the contract agreement I will let you know. If you have any questions, please contact me.


    Anh Nguyen-Johnson, Principal

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    There will also be free food and refreshments.

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    You are invited to attend a viewing of The Talk: Race in America, on Thursday, October 19, from 5-7pm in the BESC Board Room at 501 N. Dixon, 97227.

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  • PPS Pulse, October 10, 2017

    This week we celebrate teaching the Native American experience, report on the feedback from the middle school planning process and much more.
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