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explore, engage, excel ........................................................................................ 1        DROPPING OFF/PICKING UP STUDENTS .................................................. 7
MISSION STATEMENT ................................................................................. 1                    LOST & FOUND ............................................................................................ 7
STAFF 2010 – 2011 .......................................................................................... 2           STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY ............................................................... 7
STUDENT/PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES .................................................... 3                                   PPS LICE POLICY .......................................................................................... 8
ADMINISTRATORS ....................................................................................... 3                 TELEPHONE ................................................................................................. 8
SCHOOL COUNSELOR ................................................................................. 3                     VALUABLES .................................................................................................. 8
STUDENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ...................................................... 3                                   VISITORS ....................................................................................................... 8
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST ............................................................................ 3                       SELLWOOD GUIDELINES ............................................................................ 9
SPEECH PATHOLOGIST ............................................................................... 3                     HALLWAYS – “WALK & TALK” .................................................................... 9
P.E.A.K. .......................................................................................................... 3    HALLWAYS – “QUIET & QUICK” ................................................................. 9
PARENT ORGANIZATIONS ......................................................................... 3                         LOCKERS - “SECURE IT” .............................................................................. 9
PTA ................................................................................................................ 3   HOODS, HATS, ELECTRONICS, DRINKS & GARBAGE ............................... 9
FOUNDATION .............................................................................................. 4              INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING AT SCHOOL ................................................. 9
SITE COUNCIL .............................................................................................. 4            LANGUAGE AT SCHOOL - “TALK NICE/TALK NICELY” ........................... 9
ATTENDANCE .............................................................................................. 4              September 2011 .......................................................................................... 10
TARDIES ....................................................................................................... 4        October 2011............................................................................................... 11
BACKPACKS .................................................................................................. 4           November 2011 ........................................................................................... 12
BELL SCHEDULE .......................................................................................... 4               December 2011 ........................................................................................... 13
SCHOOL DANCE POLICY............................................................................. 4                       January 2012............................................................................................... 14
BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS ...................................................... 5                                 February 2012 ............................................................................................. 15
BOOK POLICY .............................................................................................. 5             March 2012 ................................................................................................. 16
CLOTHES CLOSET ........................................................................................ 5                April 2012 .................................................................................................... 17
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAMS ....................................................... 5                                   May 2012 ..................................................................................................... 18
BACK-TO-SCHOOL REMINDERS FROM NUTRITION SERVICES ............... 5                                                       June 2012 .................................................................................................... 19
                                                                                                                         July 2012 ..................................................................................................... 20
BUSES ............................................................................................................ 6
                                                                                                                         August 2012 ................................................................................................ 21
CELL PHONES .............................................................................................. 6
classroom visits and conferences ......................................................................... 6
COMMUNICATIONS ..................................................................................... 6
LOCKERS ...................................................................................................... 6
DRESS CODE ................................................................................................ 7
MESSAGES .................................................................................................... 7
FIELD TRIPS ................................................................................................. 7
SELLWOOD’S ENERGY/WASTE REDUCTION POLICY .............................. 7
LAB FEES ...................................................................................................... 7
EXPLORE, ENGAGE, EXCEL
Dear Sellwood Families,

An exciting new school year is before us! I’m thrilled to be starting as the       MISSION STATEMENT
new principal of Sellwood Middle School and am looking forward to
getting to know Sellwood’s outstanding teachers, supportive families and           I AM Sellwood
exceptional students. I’m confident this year will bring many                      I discover and develop my unique strengths and abilities.
opportunities for memorable experiences and learning for students and              I Will Explore
families.                                                                          I continue to develop what I know and extend my range and depth.
                                                                                   I Will Engage
Our mission will continue to be supporting all students in achieving their         I choose to be a team member in my classes, school, instruction and
very highest educational and personal potential, to inspire in them an             community. I apply what I learn to the person I am becoming. I
enduring love for learning and to prepare them to contribute as citizens           participate in the changing world.
of a diverse, international community. I’m counting on our staff, families         I Will Excel
and community members to sustain and continue to develop a school                  I succeed as a learner, growing, changing, pushing to be the best I can
which provides our students with the best education possible.                      become.
                                                                                   I AM Sellwood
Middle School is a unique time in a student’s life. It is filled with              I am respectful. I am true to myself.
challenges and joys that create the young adults we need in the future.
Those of us who choose to be educational leaders for this age student
must understand them, listen to them, are committed to them and love
them. Please feel free to stop by the office with questions, concerns and
to share positive knowledge you have about your child. We are here to
make this time special and memorable for every Sellwood family.

This Calendar/Handbook will be a useful tool for you. It contains
important information that will be helpful throughout the year. Please
note that there will be other forms of communication sent home.
Updates can always be found on our website:
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/sellwood/

I’m looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling school year for all of us.
We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Charlene Russell, Principal
Rebecca Torres, Assistant Principal


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STAFF 2011 – 2012
ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                     Fred Harsman ......................................................... 8th grade Math Teacher
Charlene Russell ................................................................................. Principal       Dan Arrayan ............................................................................................. Band
Rebecca Torres ......................................................................... Asst Principal            Mike Baker................................................................................ Industrial Arts
                                                                                                                   Mark McKelvie .............................................................................. Visual Arts
OFFICE STAFF                                                                                                       TBA ....................................................................................................... Spanish
                                                                                                                   Michael O’Neill............................................................................................ PE
Ann Pinzelik ......................................................................Principal Secretary             Heidi Perry*........................................................................................Marimba
TBA ....................................................................................... School Secretary       * Teachers who teach a range of grade levels/two subjects
TEACHERS                                                                                                           SUPPORT TEAM
Darcy Kriska......................................................... 6th grade LA/SS Teacher                      Charley Gendron ........................................ Student Management Specialist
Chrissy Macso ...................................................... 6th grade LA/SS Teacher                       Brian Sedey ............................................................................ Media Specialist
Charley Gendron ................................................. 6th grade LA/SS Teacher                          Rosemary Price ................................................. PEAK School Coordinator
Martin Olsen ....................................................... 6th grade Science Teacher                     Bev O’Brien ............................................................................................. Nurse
Heidi Perry* ............................................................. 6th grade Math Teacher                  Lisa Hyde ......................................................................................... Counselor
TBA .................................................................. 6th/7th grade Math Teacher
Nancy Abbott....................................................... 7th grade LA/SS Teacher                        SPECIAL EDUCATION
Dan Adkisson....................................................... 7th grade LA/SS Teacher
Richard Sossel* .................................................... 7th grade LA/SS Teacher                       Jill McMahon .......................................................... Resource Room Teacher
Jan Manley .......................................................... 7th grade Science Teacher                    Matthew Maris ....................................................... Resource Room Teacher
Ric Oleksak .......................................................... 8th grade Science Teacher                   TBA ..................................................................................... Speech/Language
Deanna Reisman* ................................................... 7th grade Math Teacher                         Charles Harrison ............................................................ School Psychologist
Jim Keiter .............................................................. 8th grade LA/SS Teacher                  Carl Larsen .................................................................. Educational Assistant
Caroline McCulloch ............................................ 8th grade LA/SS Teacher                            Matthew Beeman ................................................ Self-Contained Classroom
Lisa Souther .......................................................... 8th grade LA/SS Teacher
Jan Manley ........................................................... 7th grade Science Teacher




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STUDENT/PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES                                                     SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

ADMINISTRATORS                                                                      Our school psychologist is the coordinator of the special education
                                                                                    program. Responsibilities include testing for special education, IEP
The administrators work closely with students, parents, and staff to                coordination, counseling, and crisis intervention.
promote student academic achievement and encourage appropriate
behavior. They are always glad to meet with parents when there are                  SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
questions or problems*. Because they maintain a busy schedule, it is best
to make an appointment in advance by calling the school office. This will           Our speech pathologist will work with students and be available for
ensure adequate time to fully discuss any issues                                    parent consultations/questions and IEPs.

*A provision of the teacher contract states that when there is a question           P.E.A.K.
or problem in a specific class, an administrator must refer the parent back
to the teacher to discuss the issue. The contract further provides that the         PEAK (Panther Enrichment & Academic Knowledge - the “Old SUN”)
principal or assistant principal may attend this initial meeting if requested       is in partnership with the Sellwood Middle School PTA, families and,
by either the parent or the teacher. If an administrator does not attend            Portland Public Schools. Your program fees will provide revenue to pay
the initial meeting(s) and the problem is not solved, it is then appropriate        the PEAK Staff to provide the support and opportunities necessary for
to request an appointment with an administrator to discuss the issue                young people to succeed both developmentally and academically. The
further.                                                                            PEAK Program seeks to build students’ social/emotional, physical,
                                                                                    intellectual, and creative competencies. All Sellwood students are
SCHOOL COUNSELOR                                                                    encouraged to be involved in the extended day program. These classes
                                                                                    and clubs at Sellwood are dependent on student interest and
The responsibilities of the school counselor include facilitating individual        participation. New classes are requested and introduced each trimester
and group student counseling, serving as a resource for parents, and                when funds and instructors are available. Classes will run ten to eleven
providing information about agencies which serve outside the school.                weeks beginning in September and ending in May. There are AM and PM
                                                                                    extended day classes. There are scholarships available for students
STUDENT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST                                                       receiving free and reduced lunch. Parents are welcome to participate in
                                                                                    adult classes or volunteer to help teach after-school classes. If you have
The goal of the student management specialist position is to help                   any questions or comments, please contact Rose Mary Price-503-916-
students maintain appropriate behavior that will allow them and other               5656.
students to be successful at our school. This includes meeting
individually with students to form positive working relationships, creating         PARENT ORGANIZATIONS
contracts to promote more positive behavior and academic
organizational skills, and working closely with parents, staff and                  PTA
administration to coordinate specific support for students as needed.
                                                                                    The Sellwood PTA is a parent organization at our school, working to
                                                                                    support classroom programs, increase family involvement and coordinate
                                                                                    student and family activities. The funds raised support student activities
                                                                                    and supplies, field trips, and supplemental materials for classrooms. The
                                                                                    PTA also sponsors several community-building events during the school

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year. We invite you to attend our 3rd Tuesday evening meetings. Dates           TARDIES
are on the calendar.
                                                                                Students are expected to be on time to school and to all classes during
We need a broad base of volunteers to help with the student activities          the day. Parents will be called when students are tardy to school. Students
(dances, etc) and events (Bar-B-Que, Garden Show, etc) during the year.         with unexcused tardies will receive 20 minutes of detention at lunchtime
Please fill out the directory form and subscribe to our website for new         prior to eating. Being on time to class is very important to the student
information. Please send back the PTA membership envelope with your             and to the rest of the classroom students and teacher. Teachers are asked
PTA dues. Through your membership, we can support Sellwood Middle               to work with students to help them avoid class tardies. Students who are
School with more than money, but with your time, heart and soul!                chronically tardy will receive referrals.
FOUNDATION                                                                      BACKPACKS
A Sellwood Educational Foundation is being formed by Sellwood                   Due to crowded classrooms, backpacks must be kept in lockers during
parents, in conjunction with Sellwood staff and administration. The             the day. Large, stuffed backpacks and rolling bags do not fit in lockers. It
Foundation's sole responsibility will be to raise funds to enhance              would be a good idea to keep size in mind if you are buying a new
Sellwood's staffing levels, for the educational enrichment of Sellwood          backpack this year. NO backpacks (small, medium, large) may be carried
students. The Foundation plans to organize a few activities each year to        to classes or to recess.
raise money from private sources, including Sellwood families, friends,
and alumni, as well as neighborhood businesses. Contributions to the
Foundation are tax-deductible.                                                  BELL SCHEDULE
                                                                                              Sellwood 2010-2011 Regular Bell Schedule
SITE COUNCIL                                                                                 PERIOD                 TIME             MINUTES
                                                                                             Homeroom             9:15-9:20             5
Sellwood’s principal, four teachers and four parents shepherd the                                1                9:24-10:17            53
                                                                                                 2               10:21-11:14            53
school’s School Improvement Plan from start to finish. This plan also                            3               11:18-12:11            53
keeps our focus on academic achievement for the year. Other duties for                      1ST LUNCH            12:11:12:32            21
Site Council are writing and administrating grants, developing plans to                     2ND LUNCH            12:32-12:53            21
enhance the professional growth of the school staff and keep the vision                          4                12:58-1:51            53
of Sellwood alive.                                                                               5                1:55-2:48             53
                                                                                                 6                2:52-3:45             53
ATTENDANCE
                                                                                Bell schedule will be adapted for assemblies, late openings and events.
Regular attendance promotes school achievement. Students should arrive
at school on time and ready to learn. However, if your child is sick,
he/she needs to be at home. Please call the office at 503-916-5656 to let
                                                                                SCHOOL DANCE POLICY
us know that your child will not be attending school that day and send a
                                                                                Celebrations & school dances are set up at the end of each trimester to
written excuse when he/she returns. Contact your child’s teachers for
                                                                                celebrate the accomplishments of the students who worked hard to
homework if there is a prolonged absence. Know that attendance not
                                                                                complete the requirements for their class work. There are some reasons
only affects your child’s education but also affects Sellwood’s score on
                                                                                a child may not attend one of our celebrations, and we wanted you to be
the state report card.
                                                                                aware of this choice:
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After October 1, 2010, the following situations will result in a student not         BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAMS
being able to attend the December 2010 Celebration dance:
                                                                                     Breakfast – There is no longer a free breakfast program for all students.
       One or more suspensions
                                                                                     Students on free status will receive breakfast free. Breakfast includes an
       Three or more referrals                                                      entree, 1% lowfat milk, 100% fruit juice, and fresh or canned fruit. The
                                                                                     cost is:
After January 2, 2011, the same criteria will apply towards the March
2011 Celebration Dance. After April 11, the same criteria will apply                 Breakfast ......................................... $1.00
towards the end-of-the year celebrations (6th & 7th grades to Oaks Park;             Reduced Breakfast .......................... $ .40
8th grade to Seaside).                                                               Adult ................................................ $1.75
BICYCLES, SCOOTERS, SKATEBOARDS                                                      Students on free status will receive Lunch for free. Lunch includes one
                                                                                     entrée plus fruit, a grain choice, and 1% milk. The cost is:
Students may choose to ride bicycles/scooters/skateboards to school.
Bikes can be parked in the rack on the south side of the building. Bikes             Regular lunch ................................. $2.55
should be locked to the racks provided to avoid theft. According to                  Reduced ........................................... $ .40
Oregon law, all bike riders under age 16 must wear helmets. (It is                   Adult ................................................ $3.85
suggested that all scooter/skateboard riders wear helmets also.) Students            Milk ................................................... $ .50
may not ride bikes/scooters/skateboards on the sidewalks or on school
grounds during the school day.                                                       We are on a computerized ticket program. All students are given an
                                                                                     account number (which needs to be memorized.) Student may bring cash
BOOK POLICY                                                                          to deposit to their account. All ticket purchases should be done before
                                                                                     school in the cafeteria. Each time you go through the lunch line, the
Students will check out their textbooks, novels and library books and will           amount of your lunch will be deducted from your account and the
be expected to return them at the appropriate time in good condition.                computer will show the remaining balance.
Teachers and librarians will check each trimester to be sure students have
their textbooks/books in their possession and that novels and library                BACK-TO-SCHOOL REMINDERS FROM
books are cleared by the librarian. The names of students with missing               NUTRITION SERVICES
books will be reported to the office. Bills will be sent immediately for the
lost books. Students with lost books will not be able to attend school               Families are reminded to send lunch money to pre-pay for meals or send
dances until books are located or replaced. Grades and promotion                     a lunch from home unless students qualify for free meals. Students are
certificates will also be withheld.                                                  permitted to carry-over prior year eligibility through October 12, 2010,
                                                                                     but families must re-apply each school year to continue to receive free or
CLOTHES CLOSET                                                                       reduced price meals and fee reductions for other programs. All remaining
                                                                                     account balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts at the
The Portland council PTA sponsors a Clothing Center. Parents wishing                 end of the year are automatically held for students within the district.
to visit the center for their child can pick up a referral form in the               Families are encouraged to use MyLunchMoney.com for convenient
Sellwood Office. If your child loses an article of clothing, it will be in the       online meal payments.
Lost & Found. Each trimester, lost clothing is donated to the Clothes
Closet.

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BUSES                                                                               The Daily Bulletin is an announcement which is read to each homeroom
                                                                                    every morning and is on the website each day for you to read. We do not
The transportation department mails information on school bus                       send home hard copies.
schedules and routes each August to students who are eligible for district
transportation. In addition, there are several Tri-Met bus stops adjacent           Special announcements are sent home as unexpected events occur and
to Sellwood. The schedules and stops for those buses can be obtained                are hosted online. We try to give families factual information as needed
from Tri-Met. Because bus passes can be purchased at various places in              so that everyone is informed of any safety issues or unusual happenings
the community, they are no longer being sold at schools.                            at school. These announcements also serve as a method of rumor
                                                                                    control.
CELL PHONES
                                                                                    Direct communication is best if families have questions or concerns.
While we understand many parents feel that it is important for student to           Feel free to call staff members or use email at any time. If teachers are in
have cell phones for safety reasons, they have become a problem due to              class, the office will take your message and forward it to the teacher as
irresponsible use during the school day. Therefore, students’ cell phones           soon as possible. We are happy to answer questions and provide answers
are to be turned off, out of sight, and kept in lockers during the school           whenever we can.
day to avoid interruptions to classrooms. Students who do not follow
this expectation will have their cell phones confiscated and turned into            Staff members will use e-mail to communicate with parents and will
the office. Cell phones will be returned to students the first time the             publish their email addresses in the fall. They are also on the website.
phone is taken. All other times, the parent will need to pick up the
phone.                                                                              WEBSITE – The website is the best location to check on what is
                                                                                    happening at Sellwood. Staff emails addresses, the calendar, events,
CLASSROOM VISITS AND CONFERENCES                                                    announcements are all there!
                                                                                    http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/sellwood/ Check it out and
You are welcome to visit your child’s classroom and we encourage you to             subscribe!
do so. A personal conference with the teachers is the best way to track
academic progress or resolve concerns. Please schedule visits at least one          LOCKERS
day in advance of a visit. This will enable the teacher to arrange a time for
an uninterrupted conversation.                                                      Lockers are school property. You are expected to take care of your locker
                                                                                    and keep the combination private. You will be assigned a locker partner
COMMUNICATIONS                                                                      in your homeroom class. You may decorate your locker but writing on
                                                                                    them is vandalism. Decals and stickers should not be used as they are
Communicating with families is a high priority for the administration and           hard to remove. You should not let clothing, lunch sacks, or books
teachers at Sellwood Middle School. It is also a bit difficult as middle            accumulate in lockers. Locker doors shut and open easily if not jammed
school students may forget to bring home information from school. The               by clothing or other articles. Do not share locker space with anyone
following are some regular communication channels through which you                 other than your assigned locker partner. The district will not be
can expect to receive information. All of the following can be accessed             responsible for damages or loss of personal students’ belongings.
through our website at:                                                             Portland Public Schools does not have insurance that covers personal
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/sellwood/                                          property that has been damaged or stolen. Lockers are subject to periodic
                                                                                    unscheduled checks.


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DRESS CODE                                                                           experience due to lack of funds. If there is a problem with funds, the
                                                                                     student or parent/guardian should tell the teacher.
Sellwood students have pride in the way they dress. In accordance with
Board Policy, anything that interferes with the educational climate,                 SELLWOOD’S ENERGY/WASTE REDUCTION
unclean or is a threat to the health/safety of the student(s) or to his/her          POLICY
learning process is inappropriate and therefore not allowed. This means
you cannot wear anything that represents membership in a gang, that                  Sellwood is dedicated to teaching every student environmental literacy,
advertises drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or that is offensive to any              and providing experiences at school that demonstrates a commitment to
cultural, ethnic or religions group. If clothing is inappropriate, you will be       waste reduction and resource conservation. Our students will be
asked to change. Appropriate clothing includes:                                      empowered to “Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce” as a civic responsibility.

    1. Hemmed or cuffed walking shorts, skirts or culottes, if they are at           LAB FEES
       least mid-thigh in length
    2. Tops/shirts that do not expose bare skin or expose underwear.                 Some classes may charge a fee, to be paid promptly. Questions can be
       This includes spaghetti straps.                                               directed at the Principal’s secretary. Assistance is always available for families
    3. Shoes or footwear will be worn at all times (no slippers)                     with financial need.
    4. Wear NO gang related attire or sagging of pants
    5. Coats, hats sunglasses, purses, backpacks need to be stored in                DROPPING OFF/PICKING UP STUDENTS
       lockers during school time.
    6. No pajamas                                                                    The best place to drop off/pick up your child is in the parking lot. Please
    7. Piercings only in ears.                                                       do not drop off/pick up students in front of the school on SE 15th until
                                                                                     the buses are gone.
MESSAGES
                                                                                     LOST & FOUND
Please try to communicate with your child before/after school. Relaying
messages to students is not an easy job due to limited time. In case of              The Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria. Each trimester, unclaimed items are donated
emergencies, efforts will be made to deliver messages. Please note the               to the PTA Clothes Closet at Marshall High School. Phone: 503-293-0783.
ending times of the school day. Messages cannot be delivered near the
end of the day or after school. Please do not call your child on their cell          STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
phone during the daytime.
                                                                                     Sellwood’s school nurse is on campus two days a week and on call the
FIELD TRIPS                                                                          rest of the time. Her office is located on the 2nd floor. Please come to
                                                                                     the office and we will locate the nurse for you. Her number is 503-916-
Students may be requested to help pay for some of the optional field                 5656 X70646. The school nurse coordinates vision, hearing, and scoliosis
trips that are taken during the school year. Written permission slips are            testing during the year. The schedules for these tests will be published on
sent home prior to the field trip. Students are to return the permission             our website as they occur.
slip with parent/guardian signature before the day of the field trip. No
student will be allowed to go on a field trip without written
parent/guardian permission. Oral permission given by a parent/guardian
on the telephone is not sufficient. No student will be denied a field trip
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Accident and Illness – Only first aid care is given at school. In case of a       TELEPHONE
serious accident or illness, we will try our best to:
                                                                                  Students should make arrangements for lunch money, parent permission,
   1. Contact parent (s) or legal guardian(s)                                     and transportation before coming to school. Telephone use is limited.
   2. Contact the given emergency number(s)
   3. Have the child taken to the hospital if required                            VALUABLES
It is extremely important that we have valid telephone numbers for                The school cannot be responsible for valuables that students bring to
parents and any emergency contacts. Please let us know as soon as                 school. CD players, ipods, mp3 players, electronic games, cell phones, etc
possible if there are any changes in your home, work, or emergency                may not be used during school hours. Students who bring such items to
numbers.                                                                          school must keep them in their lockers during the day.
Medication Policy – School personnel are not able to give you child ANY           VISITORS
type of medication unless there are written instructions from a doctor
which include the name of the student, name of the drug, dosage, time to          When visiting or picking up students during school hours, parents are
be given, method of administration, and how long the medication should            required to check in at the office. Visitors at Sellwood are special so
be given. These instructions may be included on a prescription label or in        please ask office staff for a visitor badge. Due to supervision and liability,
separate written directions from the physician. We must also have written         students are not permitted to bring school-aged friends or relative to visit
parental permission on file in the school office. All prescription                school.
mediation must be in a prescription bottle and clearly labeled. The
medication just be kept in the office and will be dispensed by school             Sellwood student activities are for currently enrolled Sellwood students
personnel. Students are not to have medications in their possession at            only. Students are expected to remain for the duration of the activity.
school.                                                                           Students are not allowed to leave and return.

PPS LICE POLICY
      Students found with nits remain at school.
      Students with live lice are sent home at the time discovered.
      Students with lice and/or nits receive treatment information.
      Whole school and/or classroom screenings are discouraged in all
       schools.

The PPS lice policy reflects recommendations from national experts such
as Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP). Current research describes that classroom or school-
wide screening and parent notifications about known cases of lice are not
good use of resources--academic and staff time. Neither activities
diminish the incidence of lice and can give parents a false sense of
security if they are not receiving notification.

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SELLWOOD GUIDELINES                                                                 Beverages – ONLY clear water bottles can be brought into
                                                                                     school. LUNCH time beverages – ONLY milk, juice, lemonade,
HALLWAYS – “WALK & TALK”                                                             vitamin water or water – in original containers can be brought to
                                                                                     lunch. NO sports drinks with high level of caffeine are allowed.
      Walk to the right at all times.
      Keep moving.                                                            INAPPROPRIATE TOUCHING AT SCHOOL
      No double parking. (Avoid congregating in doorways, middle or
       side of hallways)                                                            Only respectful touching – NO inappropriate displays of
      Go directly from point A to point B.                                          intimacy (holding hands, arms around, hugs, kissing, etc.) When
                                                                                     in doubt, it isn’t ok.
      Be alert and courteous.
                                                                                    No kicking, pushing, play fighting, etc.
      Be on time.
                                                                               LANGUAGE AT SCHOOL - “TALK NICE/TALK NICELY”
HALLWAYS – “QUIET & QUICK”
                                                                                    Only respectful words – NO abusive/profane language. Do not
      Voices are at a talking level
                                                                                     use names that ridicule or humiliate another person on account
      Have a pass if in the hallway other than passing times                        of age, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex
                                                                                     or sexual orientation. This pertains to name calling used in “fun”,
LOCKERS - “SECURE IT”                                                                normal course of talking, seriousness or anger.
      Make sure lockers lock.
      Keep your combination to yourself.
      Keep valuables at home.
      Only one person or your assigned locker partner may use your
       locker.

HOODS, HATS, ELECTRONICS, DRINKS & GARBAGE

“Can’t Be Seen – Can’t Be Heard”

      Turn it off at 9:05. All iPods (and other music players) and cell
       phones must be turned off and put away as soon as you enter the
       building.
      Remove all outerwear (hats, hoods, jackets) by the 9:15 bell.
       Leave these items in your locker. It is okay to wear them outside
       at lunch only.
      Water fountains are for drinking only.
      Use hallway trash cans for garbage that cannot be recycled;
       recycle all paper in classrooms.

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                                                                                            SEPTEMBER 2011


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                    Labor Day Holiday   Start of School Year
                    No School




        11                    12                  13                    14    15    16       17




        18                    19                  20                    21    22    23       24
                                                               Late Opening




        25                    26                  27                    28    29    30




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                          2011
                                                                         10
                                                                                                     OCTOBER 2011


             October
       Sun                 Mon                 Tue                 Wed    Thu             Fri        Sat
                                                                                                      1




         2                   3                   4                   5     6               7         8




         9                  10                  11                  12    13               14        15
                                       Mid Term Progress                        State Inservice
                                       Reports                                  No School




        16                  17                  18                  19    20               21        22
                                                           Late Opening




        23                  24                  25                  26    27               28        29




        30                  31




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                  2011
                                                                     11
                                                                                                                               NOVEMBER 2011


        November
       Sun                  Mon                Tue               Wed                    Thu                    Fri             Sat
                                                1                 2                      3                      4               5




         6                    7                  8                 9                     10                     11             12
                                                         Grading Period Ends   Teacher Planning Day   Veterans’ Day
                                                                               No School              No School




        13                   14                 15                16                     17                     18             19




        20                   21                 22                23                     24                     25             26
                    Conferences        Conferences       Conferences           Thanksgiving Holiday   Schools and Offices
                    (AM/PM/Possible    (AM/PM/Possible   (AM)                  No School              Closed
                    evening)           evening)




        27                   28                 29                30




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                                            2011
                                                                   12
                                                                                                                           DECEMBER 2011


        December
       Sun                  Mon                  Tue                Wed                  Thu                 Fri           Sat
                                                                                          1                   2             3




         4                    5                   6                   7                   8                   9            10
                                        Mid Term Progress
                                        Reports




        11                    12                  13                  14                  15                  16           17
                                                            Late Opening




        18                    19                  20                  21                  22                  23           24
                    Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No
                    School              School              School              School              School




        25                    26                  27                  28                  29                  30           31
                    Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No   Winter Break – No
                    School              School              School              School              School




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                                        2011
                                                                      13
                                                                                  JANUARY 2012


              January
        Sun                  Mon             Tue           Wed    Thu   Fri      Sat
         1                    2               3             4      5     6        7
New Year’s Day      New Year’s Day
                    Observed
                    No School




          8                     9            10             11    12    13       14




         15                    16            17             18    19    20       21
                    Martin Luther King Jr.         Late Opening
                    Day
                    No School




         22                    23            24             25    26    27       28




         29                    30            31




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                              2012
                                                             14
                                                                                                            FEBRUARY 2012


         February
       Sun                   Mon       Tue           Wed             Thu                   Fri              Sat
                                                      1               2                     3                4
                                                            Grading Period Ends   Teacher Planning Day
                                                                                  No School




         5                     6       7               8              9                    10               11




        12                    13       14             15             16                    17               18
                                             Late Opening




        19                    20       21             22             23                    24               25
                    Presidents’ Day
                    No School




        26                    27       28             29




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                         2012
                                                       15
                                                                                                                                MARCH 2012


             March
       Sun                  Mon                  Tue                Wed                  Thu                 Fri           Sat
                                                                                          1                   2             3




         4                    5                   6                   7                   8                   9            10
                                        Mid Term Progress
                                        Reports




        11                    12                  13                  14                  15                  16           17




        18                    19                  20                  21                  22                  23           24
                                                            Late Opening




        25                    26                  27                  28                  29                  30           31
                    Spring Break – No   Spring Break – No   Spring Break – No   Spring Break – No   Spring Break – No
                    School              School              School              School              School




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                                        2012
                                                                      16
                                                                                                                  APRIL 2012


               April
       Sun                 Mon         Tue           Wed             Thu                   Fri              Sat
        1                   2           3             4               5                     6                7




         8                   9         10             11             12                    13               14
                                                            Grading Period Ends   Teacher Planning Day
                                                                                  No School




        15                  16         17             18             19                    20               21
                                             Late Opening




        22                  23         24             25             26                    27               28




        29                  30




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                         2012
                                                       17
                                                                                                    MAY 2012


                May
       Sun                  Mon                     Tue                 Wed    Thu   Fri      Sat
                                                     1                   2      3     4        5




         6                    7                       8                   9    10    11       12




        13                   14                      15                  16    17    18       19
                                            Mid Term Progress   Late Opening
                                            Report




        20                   21                      22                  23    24    25       26




        27                   28                      29                  30    31
                    Memorial Day Observed
                    No School




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                           2012
                                                                          18
                                                                                                                          JUNE 2012


               June
       Sun                 Mon         Tue           Wed                   Thu                     Fri              Sat
                                                                                                    1                2




         3                   4         5               6                     7                      8               9




        10                  11         12             13                    14                     15               16
                                             Grading Period Ends   Teacher Planning Day   Teacher Planning Day
                                             End of School Year




        17                  18         19             20                    21                     22               23




        24                  25         26             27                    28                     29               30




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                                                                                 2012
                                                       19
                                                                        JULY 2012


                July
       Sun                 Mon         Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri      Sat
        1                   2           3     4     5     6        7




         8                   9         10    11    12    13       14




        15                  16         17    18    19    20       21




        22                  23         24    25    26    27       28




        29                  30         31




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                               2012
                                             20
                                                                    AUGUST 2012


             August
       Sun                 Mon         Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri      Sat
                                              1     2     3        4




         5                   6         7      8     9    10       11




        12                  13         14    15    16    17       18




        19                  20         21    22    23    24       25




        26                  27         28    29    30    31




CALENDAR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
                                                               2012
                                             21
                                                                                Health Screenings
Oregon Law says that vision and hearing screenings shall be done to help find children’s health problems. The nurse oversees these screenings. The usual screening schedule is:
            Dental: Grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, and 7
            Hearing: Grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1
            Vision: Grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, and 7
If you do not want your child included in these screenings you must submit a written request to the school each school year. Screening results for dental, hearing and vision are all sent
home to parents.
Portland Public Schools Nondiscrimination Statement: Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their
roles in society. All individuals and groups shall be treated with fairness in all activities, programs and operations, without regard to age, color, creed,
disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. — Board of Education Policy 1.80.020-P

                                  District Title VI and Title IX Contact: Carolyn M. Leonard, Compliance (503-916-3183)
                                   District 504 Contact: Suzy Harris, Integrated Student Support (503-916-2000 x74214)
                                      American Disabilities Act Contact: Jeff Fish, HR Legal Counsel (503-916-3246)

				
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