Pioneer Special School Program

Specially Designed Instruction to
Meet Students' Individual Needs.

2600 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6504Fx (503) 916-2713

2704 SE 71st AvePortland, OR 97206Ph (503) 916-6506Fx (503) 916-2713

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  • School News & Announcements

    Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

    Many students come to us after a long series of problems at home, at school, and in the community. In other settings they have been seen as either failures or victims. At Pioneer Special Schools we are adopting a skills-based approach that replaces the blaming and punishment/reward systems that children and their families have so often dealt with in the past. Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) is a way of teaching and parenting that makes use of every child’s wish to be understood and enlists him/her as a partner in developing skills for effective learning and living. It all begins with one premise:

    Kids do well if they can.


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  • Refugee Adjustment Day

    Refugees can get advice on how to apply for a green card, Saturday Nov. 18, 9am-3pm, at Catholic Charities, 2740 SW Powell. Volunteers are also needed to help support this event in a variety of ways. Attorneys and interpreters will be needed, but all who wish to lend a helping hand are welcome.
  • Invitation to help develop K-5 ELA standards resources

    Dear teachers,

    We are in the process of developing K-5 ELA standards resources. The next step in the process is aimed at ensuring a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students by creating standards maps for the prioritized Reading: Informational, Reading: Literature, and Writing standards and completing a crosswalk of where the prioritized standards are emphasized within the current adopted curricular tools.

    Listed under "read more" is the work and dates to be completed. After reading through the opportunities for involvement, please complete the following survey to express what you are interested in participating in. If you need a substitute, one will be provided by ICA.

    Please complete ASAP, even if you can only attend 1 day. 

  • New Chromebook Login Screen

    Reminder: On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the login screen for all Chromebooks across the district is changing. All student and staff login credentials will remain the same. Check out this poster to see the new look. Everyone can login by clicking on the left-side link, even though the login screen says “Sign in with a different account”. ONLY K-3 students using a Clever Badge can login by clicking “Next” on the right side. This change will allow K-3 students with Clever Badges to have an easier Chromebook login experience. More information about using Clever Badges will be coming soon to all K-3 staff. Questions? Read the New Chromebook Login & Clever FAQ at  
  • PPS Board moves ahead with opening two middle schools

    Portland Public Schools will move forward with plans to open two middle schools in 2018-19.

    The PPS Board of Education on Tuesday passed Resolution 5534, by a 7-0 vote, directing Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools, with students in grades 6-8. The board also directed that eight schools be converted into elementary schools with students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

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