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

Ph Fx

Ph Fx

Chief Joseph
School News

View All
  • 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.
      English | Chinese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Vietnamese

    • 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)

    EspañolTiếng Việt中文РусскийSoomaali

Principal's Message





District News

View All
  • Time Changed for TSCC Public Hearing on 2019-20 PPS Budget

    A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the Budget Committee for Portland Public School District 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The hearing will be held in the Board Auditorium at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC), 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, Oregon, on the 25th day of June at 3 p.m.

  • Free Summer Arts Academy!

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali

    Hello, Parents & Community:

    Portland Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of the 2019 PPS Summer Arts Academy that is beginning next month and will run July 22 to Aug. 2 at Harriet Tubman Middle School. The summer academy targets students in grades 6-9 in the Roosevelt, Jefferson and Madison cohorts. 

  • "Activating Teacher & Student Voice" Professional Development Workshop

    Designed for current and pre-service teachers, this workshop grounds participants in the basics of digital storytelling with a critical lens. It prepares educators to engage their own students in examining social justice themes that are relevant in their respective communities. Click here to view the event flier and register online via this website:
  • Important: Senior Leadership Announcement from Superintendent Guerrero

    Español| Tiếng Việt| 中文| Русский| Soomaali
     Kregg Cuellar and Russell Brown

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am very pleased to announce the appointment of two critical senior leadership positions at Portland Public Schools. First, Dr. Kregg Cuellar, who has effectively served as our Chief of Schools, will be our new Deputy Superintendent for Instruction and School Communities. Secondly, Dr. Russell Brown, who has built a national reputation for his work in Baltimore and Cleveland public schools, will be our new Chief of Systems Performance.

Upcoming Events

View Calendar