Questions and Answers
The purpose of this page is to provide answers to key questions related to the proposed Harriet Tubman and Roseway Heights Middle Schools.
Specific Implementation Questions
I would like to know what will happen to the elementary school students attending Roseway Heights. Where will they go?
Students currently enrolled in Roseway Heights grades K-4 will move together to Rose City Park School next year, including students in the Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion program. The Special Education focus classroom serving grades 3-5 at Roseway Heights K-8 School will relocate to Vernon Elementary School, creating a continuum of classroom services at this site. To see proposed future school assignments by address please go to: https://www.pps.net/Page/10776 and click on “New Interactive Map”.
We live in a boundary change area. Can you please explain the sentences that describe how a pupil can continue at their "current" school if their sibling is staying there? In other words, do my children current enrolled in school "A" have the option to stay there?
For most areas children enrolled in a school this year have the right to remain through the highest grade. There are exceptions for students currently enrolled in Beverly Cleary grades K-3. To see proposed future school assignments by address please go to: https://www.pps.net/Page/10776 and click on “New Interactive Map”.
Can you better explain what it means to be Grant/Jefferson dual assigned. Does the student/family get to choose? Is it a lottery? How does that process work?
All students who live in the Harriet Tubman Middle School boundary (students in the Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Martin Luther King Jr, Irvington, and Sabin neighborhoods) have a guaranteed choice of Jefferson Middle College for Advanced Studies or Grant High School. Families/students in Jefferson dual assignment areas choose their high school as 8th graders by completing a Dual Assignment Form. Learn more about the process here: https://www.pps.net/Page/2343
Will Irvington students still have Grant as their high school?
Beginning in 2019, all 8th graders who live in the Irvington and Sabin boundaries will have a guaranteed choice of Jefferson Middle College for Advanced Studies or Grant High School. This choice is available now—and will continue to be in the future—to Boise-Eliot/Humboldt and Martin Luther King Jr neighborhood students.
Can you clarify if siblings are grandfathered into Grant if an older sibling is currently at Grant?
Beginning in 2019, students living in the new Madison boundary change area will be allowed a guaranteed transfer to Grant if they have older siblings who will also be enrolled at Grant.
Hello, we live on NE 47th Ave. Are both sides of the street included in the boundary?
The new boundary line will extend down the center of 47th Avenue. The east side of 47th Avenue between Halsey and Wisteria will be assigned to Rose City Park/Roseway Heights/Madison HS and the west side will be assigned to Beverly Cleary K-8/Grant HS.
Will transportation be provided as the proposed school will not be within walking distance? If so, where do younger students meet for pickup?
Neighborhood transportation would be provided based on current guidelines. If students live inside the new attendance boundary and more than 1 mile from the elementary school or 1.5 miles from the middle school, they would receive transportation. Transportation stops and times will be finalized in August just prior to school start.
What about the SWIFT program (e.g., at Irvington, Sabin, and Roseway Heights)? Are you going to take that away from the middle schoolers?
We have started conversations with our coordinator to incorporate the tools from the SWIFT Education Center as part of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports at these middle schools.
Questions (Updated 10.11.17)
Specific Implementation Questions