Abernethy Elementary School

The little school
under the elms.

2421 SE OrangePortland, OR 97214Ph (503) 916-6190Fx (503) 916-2600

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  • Ventilation and Air Quality in Our Schools

    Recently, we have received several questions from staff, families, and a media outlet, asking us to detail our efforts at maintaining optimal air quality in our schools. We understand the concern and the need for reassurance from our students and employees – that as a school system, we are taking prudent measures to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

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  • Center for Black Student Excellence

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    On September 20, 2022, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously approved a historic agreement that centers Black students, and embarks on the development of a community plan for their future by making the voter-approved Center for Black Student Excellence (CBSE) a reality.

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  • Announcing COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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    We are pleased to announce that we will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority. The clinic will be open to all, and offer first, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. Additionally, this clinic will include access to the new bivalent vaccine (12+). The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older.

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  • PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee

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    We are currently seeking membership applications for the district’s inaugural PPS Racial Equity and Social Justice Community Advisory Committee (RESJ CAC). This committee will advise both the Superintendent and School Board about about the racial equity and education impacts of policy decisions and work collaboratively to increase understanding and progress towards the PPS Racial Educational Equity Policy and the PPS RESJ Plan and Framework, PPS reImagined, and the PPS Strategic Plan.

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Abernethy News

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  • Student Verification - Due Oct 28th


    We only have 78 student verifications so far this year. This is a yearly process that verifies your home address and contact information, including emergency contacts. Please log into ParentVue to complete your child’s yearly verification as soon as possible. You may click here to be taken to the webpage.


  • TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing

    Hi everyone! Here is all the info you need regarding TAG (Talented and Gifted) testing this year! Please know that the dates listed below are subject to change. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

    - Erica Arthurs, TAG coordinator, earthurs@pps.net

    • All students who were nominated last year will be tested in October. (The first round of testing)

      • Students in grades 3-5 will be tested in the classroom this Fall using MAP tests in math and reading. MAP tests (Measure of Academic Progress) are computerized adaptive tests and scores will be used to qualify students.

      • Proctors will administer tests to all K- 2 students who are not in a school using MAP testing.

      • The TAG department will send home notices to parents/guardians regarding scores and identification, hopefully, by December.   

      • Proctors who will be administering the NNAT will be reaching out to facilitators to set up dates and times. This test is conducted in the student’s classroom and classroom teachers remain in the room with the proctor. This test will take the students approximately 30 minutes and is all done on chromebooks. 
    • All NEW nomination forms (digital-see link to form below) will be due to schools by Friday, December 3rd. 

    Tag nomination form-Spanish
  • Text YES to 68453

    Reminder, to receive text messages from the school you need to text "Yes" to 68453. By doing this you will receive all of the text messages we send out – usually concerning late busses.

Principal's Message

  • Abernethy Family and Friends, 

    You will find all the latest news, important dates to remember, and links to important sites in the weekly newsletter, which is sent out on the first day of the week. We will keep a link to the most recent edition on this page.

    Abernethy Newsletter September 6, 2022

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