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Community Forum on Safety Response
As a result of the two recent incidents, one at Scappoose High School and the other at Warren Elementary, we felt that the community needed the opportunity to debrief both events, as well as review our Standard Response Protocol for safety issues.  Therefore, we have scheduled a forum Monday, March 2, to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  
We welcome comments and questions that improve the quality of our schools' safety responses to threats.  Comments made during this forum must be free of abusive language, personal attacks and not directed towards any department which, due to its low staffing, would amount to an attack by in affect naming district persons. Likewise, we ask that you please not name any students.
Open Enrollment
The Scappoose School District Board of Directors voted to approve open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.  Applications will be accepted beginning March 1 and no later than April 1, ONLY.  Below is the breakdown of available slots by grade level.  Should there more applications than available slots, a lottery will be held for those particular grade levels.  All applicants will be notified in writing by May 1, 2015 as to whether they are accepted or not.


  • Kindergarten - 25 slots
  • First (1st) Grade - 25 slots
  • Second (2nd) Grade - 25 slots
  • Third (3rd) Grade - 25 slots
  • Fourth (4th) Grade - 50 slots
  • Fifth (5th) Grade - 50 slots
  • Sixth (6th) Grade - 50 slots
  • Seventh (7th) Grade - 50 slots
  • Eighth (8th) Grade - 50 slots
  • Ninth (9th) Grade - 20 slots
  • Tenth (10th) Grade - 20 slots
  • Eleventh (11th) Grade - 20 slots
  • Twelfth (12th) Grade - 15 slots 


Applications are available at the School District Office or downloadable here.  Please see Board Policy JECB for full details. 



Change in District and School phone numbers effective - January 1, 2015
Due to ongoing issues and interruptions with our current phone system, the Scappoose School District will be moving to a new system with new phone numbers effective January 1, 2015.  We realize this is going to take  adjustments and reminders.  Therefore, we will be sending out notices throughout the next month via email and newsletters, notifying parents and community partners of the upcoming changes. 
The new numbers are as follows:
  • District Office:  971-200-8000
  • Scappoose High School:  971-200-8005
  • Otto Petersen Elementary School:  971-200-8003
  • Grant Watts Elementary School:  971-200-8002

These numbers are already in service, so the transition can begin immediately.  The old numbers will no longer be available after January 1, 2015. 

PLEASE make note of these new numbers. 

Scappoose Middle School and Warren Elementary School will retain their current numbers.

 The Warren Elementary School website is currently out of commission.
Please continue to check back.


 In case of inclement weather: 
 Should inclement weather strike, the Scappoose School District will make every effort to notify parents as soon as possible of school delays or closures.
 Please make sure your child's school has your updated contact information.
 Notification will be made through Blackboard connect via phone, email and/or text message, Flash Alert (system that notifies the local news media), and posting to the District web page.
In the Pacific Northwest, predicting the weather isn't an exact science.  Therefore, the Scappoose School District will always err on the side of caution.  Our students' safety will alway remain our primary concern.
REVISED - Bus Routes
REVISED 2-9-15
2014-15 School Year Calendar

33589 SE High School Way
Scappoose, OR 97056 

Phone: (971) 200-8000
Fax: (503) 543-7011


Scappoose School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, or sex in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Student Services or the Superintendent at 970-200-8000. Persons having questions about or requests for special needs and accommodation should contact the Director of Student Services at 971-200-8000.  Persons having concerns or complaints about Title IX should contact the Title IX Coordinator, Superintendent, Stephen Jupe at 971-200-8000.