• Student Services Roles and Responsibilities

    Counseling Support-Professional development training and support to PPS school counselors (K-12). Contact: Nicole Kappes-Levine, 503-916-3036

    Child Abuse Reporting- Procedures and Protocol. Contact: Brenda Martinek, 503-916-5460 

    Crisis Response/Flight Team- Available to assist schools in responding to a traumatic event, such as the death of a student, staff member or parent when the tragedy is so great that resource people in the school are unable to respond adequately. Contact: District Lead, 503-916-6611 (24/7)

    Drug and Alcohol Evaluations- Coordination and access to community-based providers. Contact: Amy Ruona-Banister, 503-916-3349

    Health Services- Coordination and access to school health services. Contact: Student Support, Health & Wellness, 503-916-5460 

    Insight Class- Prevention/early intervention alcohol or other drug program for students grades 6 –12. Contact: Sally Lawson, 503-916-5460 or Amy Ruona-Banister, 503-916-3349

    LGBTQ Resources and GSA Support- Assist schools in identifying and accessing resources to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students and families and gay straight alliance clubs. Contact: Nicole Kappes-Levine, 503-916-3036

    Mental Health Services- coordination/consultation/evaluation/planning for K-12 students with social, emotional and behavioral issues impacting school success and/or school safety. Includes suicide and threat of violence protocols. Contact Amy Ruona-Banister, 503-916-3349

    Motivating Success through Partnership (MSP)- Assistance for students grades K – 12 with behaviors related to physical safety and mental well-being. Contact: Penny Bartemus, 503-799-3855

    Section 504- District-wide coordination of Section 504 supports to students with disabilities under Section 504. 
    Contact: James Loveland, 503-916-5460 ex. 71041


    Student Success Center (SSC)- A 3-week intensive behavioral skill intervention program for students grades 6 – 12. 
    Contact: SSC staff 503-916-5566