First Day of School is August 27, 2018
Registration takes place in the Small Gym at Jefferson High School, 5210 N. Kerby Ave. Portland, OR 97217
What is Registration? This is the time before school starts for all students to turn in required school paperwork, get a picture taken for the yearbook and a school ID card which is also the student’s Tri-Met bus pass, get a locker, and most importantly, pick up a class schedule.
Jefferson High School will be under construction this summer. Work at the school includes the removal of asbestos containing floor tile and sheet vinyl flooring throughout the building and the replacement with new, asbestos free, flooring materials. This work is part of the voter approved May 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond.
What you need to know:
We recognize that this construction may cause some access issues to staff and students. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but, please know that Jefferson High School will be receiving much needed work.
Asbestos flooring removal is considered some of the least hazardous type of asbestos abatement work. However, all regulatory required safety protocols will be followed and strictly enforced by an on-site supervisor and a third-party environmental consultant. All asbestos removal work will be performed inside negative pressure enclosures with daily air monitoring in and around the immediate work areas. This work will be performed in a manner that will not allow staff or students in any direct vicinity of the work by use of construction barriers and warning signs.
During summer break, when many of our schools are closed,
parents can still register their students for the coming year by visiting the
Enrollment and Transfer Center at the PPS central office.
Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and his staff have completed the 2018-19 budget for Portland Public Schools. The $655 million budget reflects the Superintendent’s priorities, including increasing investment in core instruction, staffing schools equitably, advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion, and enhancing student safety and wellbeing. The PPS Board of Education is expected to formally adopt the budget at its June 26 meeting.
The school year was over, but more than 500 K-5 teachers were hard at work preparing for the 2018-19 academic year at the PPS Summer Institute at Roosevelt High School. The two-day training gave teachers the opportunity to dig into the new language arts curriculum, and hear from teachers who are already using it. The teachers also learned how the curriculum aligns with state standards and the district’s newly adopted scope and sequence — an academic term for what will be taught and in what order.