• Welcome Back Cleveland Families and Students

    Dear Cleveland Families,

    I am grateful to be reaching out to you today with the news that PPS and the Portland Association of Teachers have reached a tentative agreement. With this, we are pleased to welcome our students and PAT staff back to school. We’ve missed seeing everyone. The vibrancy of our school is centered on students working with their teachers, counselors and other support staff to learn and grow. It was heartwarming to see the friend groups around campus eating lunch.

    Below you will find information that will be helpful for you as you map out the rest of the school year.

    Changes to school calendar: The District and the Union have agreed to make up our 11 lost instructional days as follows:

    • Dec 18-22 (previously week 1 of the winter break)
    • January 26 (previously a professional development day for staff)
    • February 19 (President’s Day holiday)
    • April 8 (previously a professional development day for staff)
    • May 30 is a full school day for seniors
    • June 12-14 (the dates set aside for inclement weather)

    Quarter grading and conferences: Quarter 1 report cards will be available no later than Friday, December 8th. There will be 4 evenings of conferences each three hours in length to be held during the first semester. Information about the rescheduled conference dates will be provided soon.

    Rescheduled events: The fall play, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, will be rescheduled for later this week. Please be on the lookout for the updated showtimes.

    6-12: Athletics and Extracurriculars: All athletics and extracurricular activities will resume as normal. High school and PIL Youth Sports schedules can be found here

    We want to express our gratitude for your patience, understanding, and support during this challenging time. We are all eager to return to a focused and productive educational environment that ensures the best outcomes for our students.

    Thank you for being an essential part of our school community. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to reach out to me at jwadkins@pps.net.


    Jo Ann Wadkins