Chief Joseph Elementary

A strong, diverse and respectful community
where we make learning creative and fun

2409 N. Saratoga St.Portland, OR 97217Ph (503) 916-6255Fx (503) 916-2618

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  • Chief Joseph School Supply List

     Chief Joseph Supply List
    Thank you in advance for supporting our programs. We understand that supplying all the items on the list may cause hardship for some families. If that is the case, we will find alternative funding sources for the materials. Please call the front office, 503-916-6255 or email the counselor Lynn Spiers, if you need assistance. 
    Please click here for the 2019-2020 School Supply List for all grades at Chief Joseph - 
  • Starting Kindergarten at Chief Joseph School in September?

    Please bring your registration into the main office as soon as possible! If it is after, Tuesday, June 25, please take registration to PPS District Office, BESC, 501 N Dixon Street, Portland, OR 97227503-916-3330

    Here are all the items we need:

    At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide the following documentation:

    • Immunization Records
      Oregon law requires all students enrolling for school to show evidence that they have received immunization against the following diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Varicella (chickenpox), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, and Hib (Haemophilus influenzaetype B) for children under 5 years of age, or that they have an approved exemption.  Please download and complete the Oregon Certificate of Immunization and bring it with your enrollment forms. 

      Information on the Vaccine Requirements by grade level can be found on the Multnomah Education Service District Immunization website.

    • Vision and Dental Screening
      Oregon law requires every child who is seven (7) years of age or younger to have dental and vision screenings before entering school for the first time, so you will need to complete this form before the start of school.
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    • Proof of Age
      Proof of age for the student includes a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, other similar document. Your child is eligible for kindergarten if he/she is five year's old on or before September 1 of the enrolling school year.

    • Proof of Residency
      Two original documents as proof of residency are required for registration. These documents must be dated within the last 30 days and reflect the home address of the parent/guardian and student.
      • Financial Documents (bank statement, credit card bill, pay stub)
      • Utility Bills (phone, electric, natural gas, water)
      • Government Documents (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, WIC, Oregon Health Plan). We do not accept driver’s license as proof of residency.
      • Insurance (home, rental, health or car)
      • Real Estate Documents (mortgage, rental, lease agreement)
      • Note: A driver's license is not an acceptable proof of residency
      If you cannot provide two proofs of residency or you are not the legal parent/guardian of the student, please contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.

    • Contact Information
      Bring contact information from your student's previous school, if applicable.

    • Registration Form
      In addition to the above requirements, complete the new student registration form.

    Complete the Registration Process 
    Bring the requested documentation and completed registration form to your neighborhood or approved transfer school to complete the registration process. For privacy purposes, do not send documents by fax, email, or postal services. Bring documents with you at the time of registration. You may use this checklist for reference: 
    Kindergarten Registration Checklist (PDF)
    Kindergarten Registration Checklist (Doc)

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  • Dyslexia: Strategies & Experiences for your Toolbox

    The University of Portland School of Education and Decoding Dyslexia Oregon present "Dyslexia: Strategies & Experiences for your Toolbox" on Oct. 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Portland's Bauccio Commons. The team of presenters will provide practical content that educators and administrators can take back to their classrooms and schools to better support their students and families. Click here to learn more and register for the event. 
  • Announcing new Director of Early Learners, Emily Glasgow

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am pleased to announce that Emily Glasgow will become the new Director of Early Learners. In this vital position, Emily will lead the district’s transformational work on behalf of our youngest students, from birth through third grade.

  • Announcing new principal at Marysville, Catherine Murray

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    Dear Marysville Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Catherine Murray, a familiar face to most of you, will become the new principal at Marysville K-8 School. Catherine has worked at Marysville since 2006 in several roles, and we believe she will be a great fit as principal.

  • Announcing new principal at Buckman, Teresa Chan Seidel


    Dear Buckman Community,

    I am pleased to announce that Teresa Chan Seidel will be the new principal at Buckman Elementary School. Teresa is a highly decorated educator who in 2013-14 won the prestigious Milken Educator Award.


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