Upcoming Connect to Kinder Dates

Scott School is hosting a series of 3 Connect to Kinder events in the upcoming months. Come learn about registration, dual language and the early transition program.
Childcare won’t be provided but we will have kid friendly activities and interpretation. We can’t wait to introduce you to our wonderful community here at Scott School!


Community Meeting to Discuss Neighborhood Program

You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the proposed combined Rigler/Scott Neighborhood Program.

When: Thursday, January 11, 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: Rigler Elementary – 5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, Oregon 97218

Additional information about the meeting provided by the district:

Program change proposal for
Rigler and Scott Elementary Schools

Definition of Terms

Neighborhood-based English program: Classrooms where instruction occurs in English.

Neighborhood-based Spanish Dual Language program: Classrooms where instruction occurs in Spanish and English.

What it means for students

The proposal calls for changes in the Rigler and Scott neighborhood-based English programs starting in the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of the proposal is to improve services at both schools. Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs will continue at both schools as currently structured.

If approved, students in the Rigler neighborhood-based English program would attend the Scott neighborhood-based English program. Rigler would then offer a neighborhood-based Spanish DLI program only. Transportation to Scott will be provided for students living one mile or more from the school.

Staff is working with current 4th grade families in Rigler’s Neighborhood-Based English program to determine whether that grade level will remain at Rigler next year, or move to Scott, along with grades K-3.

What about middle school? Current 5th graders in the Rigler neighborhood-based English program will be allowed to enroll at Beaumont for 6th grade.

Students who complete 5th grade in the combined English program at Scott will attend Roseway Heights for middle school.

For detailed information about the proposal read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Next steps

We welcome your involvement in the continuing process. We will provide an update on the revised proposal and plan for final decision at a community meeting Thursday, January 11th at Rigler from 7-8PM.

Questions about the proposal? Contact Michael Bacon, Director, Department of Dual Language: 503-916- 5394, mbacon@pps.net

Presentation by Roseway Heights Planning Principal

Kathleen Ellwood, Planning Principal for the new Roseway Heights Middle School, presented at the PTA meeting on the evening of 12/13/2017. If you were unable to attend or you would like to review her presentation, it is available for download at the link below:

RHMS Overview_Community Presentation

Kathleen discussed her philosophies about the new school and it’s staff, and detailed the Middle School Framework topics of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Decision Making, Health/Wellness/Safety, and School/Family Partnerships. The presentation lasted about an hour and was very informative.

Kathleen stressed that she is always available for community input on the new school. Her contact information is:

Kathleen Ellwood

First Connect to Kinder Meeting

The Scott PTA has formed a Kindergarten Committee to help welcome incoming parents of new kindergartners to our community. The first Connect to Kinder meeting of the 2018 school year will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25th at 6pm in the library. The Kindergarten Committee is planning on being at that meeting and serving as greeters and parent liaisons, and the PTA will have an information table with lost of stuff you need do know, as well as Scott swag for sale!

If you would like to help out as a set-up person, volunteer, or just as a greeter who can share your child’s experiences at Scott with new parents, please contact ScottScholPTA@gmail.com to connect with our Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you!

Did you know you can access the Scott School PTA Calendar by clicking the “Calendar” link above, or clicking here? How cool is that?

Opportunities for Middle School Planning

Este es un mensaje bilingüe. Español abajo.
This is a bilingual message. Spanish below.

This week there are two opportunities to get information and provide input on our new Middle School. Please attend one if you can! The middle school we have fought for for years is finally going to open, and we have the exciting opportunity to help shape its programs, offerings, and culture!

Community Meeting with Vestal, Scott, Lee, and Rose City Park schools.
Tuesday, December 12, 6 – 8 p.m. Roseway Heights, 7334 NE Siskiyou
Dinner, translation, and childcare are provided.

Scott School PTA Meeting
Wednesday, December 13, 6 – 8 p.m. Scott School Library
The new principal for Roseway Heights Middle School will provide a presentation on the new school and answer questions. Please join us for discussion and cookies!
Cookies and tea, Spanish translation, and childcare are provided.

There will be several more opportunities over the next months for parents and children to be involved in the planning process. More information is available at the PPS Middle School page.

Esta semana hay dos oportunidades para obtener información y proporcionar información sobre nuestra nueva escuela secundaria. Por favor asista a uno si puede! La escuela secundaria por la que hemos luchado durante años finalmente se va a abrir, ¡y tenemos la oportunidad emocionante de ayudar a dar opiniones a sus programas, ofertas y cultura!

Reunión comunitaria con las escuelas Vestal, Scott, Lee y Rose City Park. Martes, 12 de diciembre, 6 – 8 p.m. Roseway Heights, 7334 NE Siskiyou Se proporciona cena, traducción y cuidado de niños.

Reunión de Scott School PTA Miércoles, 13 de diciembre, de 6 a 8 p.m. Biblioteca Escuela Scott.

El nuevo director de Roseway Heights Middle School brindará una presentación sobre la nueva escuela y responderá preguntas. ¡Únete a nosotros para discusiones y galletas! Se proporcionan galletas, té, traducción al español y cuidado de niños.

Habrá varias oportunidades más en los próximos meses para que padres e hijos participen en el proceso de planificación. Más información está disponible en la página de la Escuela Secundaria PPS.