The first day of school for the 2017/18 School Year is Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for 1st - 5th Grade students. Kindergartners will start on Tuesday September 5th.
Notice of School Hours Change for Next Year 2017-18
PPS will be changing school start and end times at a number of schools, including Woodstock. As of the start of school in fall 2017, we will start at 8:00 and release at 2:15 p.m. This minor adjustment is part of a district-wide alignment of schedules. Please take note of this change.
I would like to remind you of some important events and updates for the the fall.
Project Community Care - This year, Community Care Day is scheduled for August 26 from 9:00 to 11:45 AM. This will be a great opportunity to help spruce up the school by spreading bark dust, pulling weeds, and doing some general landscaping. Our Sustainability Committee will also be embarking on the first steps to create a Learning Garden for our school. Please come and join us for this event to help our school and reconnect with other Woodstock Families.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social - The Annual PTA/Shu Ren Incoming Kindergarten Family Ice Cream Social will follow the Community Care Day starting at noon. This event is for families of incoming kindergarten students and will take place in the Woodstock City Park, adjacent to the school grounds. Please help spread the word if you know any incoming kindergarten families!
First Day of School (and new school hours) - The first day of school for 1st-5th grade students is August 30. As noted below, the new school hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM...be prepared!
First Day of School for Kindergarteners - Kindergarten students will have an individual appointment on August 30, 31, or September 1. Their first day of school is September 5.
I hope you have a great summer and we are already excited for your return in the fall.
Seth Johnson, Principal
PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero answered questions from moderator J.T. Flowers, a Rhodes Scholar and former Lincoln High School student, on what he’s learned in his four months on the job, how he plans to tackle longstanding issues, and his vision for what the district can become. Guerrero opened the presentation with a speech covering his trajectory from English Language Learner at schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley to obtaining two Harvard degrees and leading Oregon’s largest school district.
Portland Public Schools has added four members to Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s leadership team.
Dear Families and Staff,
My heart goes out to all of those touched by the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday. I want our community to know that the foundation of what we do every day at Portland Public Schools is to provide a safe learning environment for our students. PPS continuously strives to prepare our students and staff on how to respond efficiently and effectively to emergency situations.
Dear PPS Community,
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the shootings today at a high school in Broward County, Florida. Our thoughts and grief go out to the victims and their families and to the students and families whose lives have been so tragically impacted.
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Harriet Tubman community meeting
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Two Hour Late Opening
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