• Dec 5: All Buses on Snow Routes for Morning Commute

    Due to road conditions, PPS buses are on snow routes this morning. All PPS schools and buildings are open. 

    For more information on snow routes, please click here. Please proceed with an abundance of caution.

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Pioneer Special School Program

Specially Designed Instruction to
Meet Students' Individual Needs.

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    Bright Spots and Celebrations

    We have begun holding award assemblies for the Middle/High School

    side at Pioneer.

    We hope to hold award assemblies on the Elementary school side in

    the near future.


    Last Friday, our students received awards for a myriad of items.

    We want to celebrate those recipients in our section below.

    Congratulations to all of our participants for their hard work and

    their growth during this school year.


    Award Recipients:

    Colin McCue received an award for being respectful to his

    peers and teachers.

    Cael Wallack received an award for being responsible.

    Kaynione Russell received an award for demonstrating

    expected behaviors

    Kendrick Anderson was Mr. Wellington's Student of the



    Congratulations to all of the students listed above and

    we look forward to listing many, many more.

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    At Pioneer, from 9/15 - 10/15 we have celebrated Hispanic Heritage month. The students on the Youngson side created a wonderful mural

    to honor the Hispanic peoples' history.

    Beginning November 1st, we will be celebrating Native American Heritage month.

    We look forward to sharing with you what the equity team creates to celebrate

    the history of Native Americans.


    Costumer Questions: Answered

    Any family that is interested in their child wearing a costume on

    Monday 10/31 is welcome to do so. However, there are some

    guidelines that we would like to put in place.

    Please ensure that the selected costume:

    • Adheres to the school dress guidelines and is school appropriate
    • Has no blood or gore
    • Is not scary
    • Does not include props, any props brought to school will be

                                      stored for students until the end of the day.

    Thank you all so much!

    Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Teachers will be reaching out to you to schedule a time for you to

    attend parent/teacher conferences. If interested, please feel free

    to reach out to the main office at 503-916-6506.

    New Curriculum

    We have received new curriculum from the district for all grade levels.

    For elementary school students we have received a Wits and Wisdom

    curriculum for English Language Arts and the iReady curriculum for math.


    For Middle School Students we will be utilizing Midschool Math for

    math and HMH Intro to Literature for English Language Arts.


    For High School Students we will be utilizing HMH Intro to Literature

    for English Language Arts and McGraw Hill: Illustrative Mathematics

    for math instruction.


    For all grade levels and all subjects we have also been given the

    TeachTown curriculum to utilize for students with severe to profound

    disabilities, as well as targeted interventions.

    We are ecstatic to have these new curricula at the ready.

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  • Budget Info Sessions

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    Hello PPS Communities, 

    Are you interested in learning more about the PPS budget? The Budget Info Session is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the budget, the district’s strategic plan and targeted investments, to ask questions and provide feedback!

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  • A Note from the Superintendent: In Gratitude

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    In Gratitude

    November 17, 2022

    Dear PPS families and students,

    Every week, I am filled with joy and gratitude when I visit our school communities. We have a community that continues to demonstrate a commitment to the success of our children and youth. We have adults who care deeply for our students, and who work hard to ensure each child thrives.

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  • Honoring Our Veterans

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    Dear PPS Community,

    I want to recognize, on this Veterans Day, all those individuals who have served our country, especially those members of our families and local community who have previously worn a uniform. I want to take this moment to also thank the many veterans who continue their public service by choosing to work in the Portland Public Schools.

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  • Keeping your Students Healthy During Winter

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    Dear PPS Families,

    There has been a surge in pediatric respiratory illnesses other than COVID-19 such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus/enterovirus, and influenza around the country this fall. Health departments in other states have seen children presenting with multiple respiratory illnesses. According to the Oregon Health Authority, rates of respiratory disease are currently relatively low in our state, but that could change based on the arrival of winter weather, and any increase in rates has the potential to overwhelm our hospital system.

    PPS takes these steps to ensure healthy school environments so that in-person learning can continue. In accordance with CDC guidance, we are also urging families to take steps to protect themselves and minimize the spread of communicable diseases in our schools. 

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