From the Superintendent:
Welcome to Scappoose,
If you are new to our District, we are so glad you have chosen us to be your education provider; if you are returning we truly appreciate the trust you have put in us.
Our Mission Statement is very easy to remember and, although short, clearly messages our focus to the world: “We Prepare Our Students for the Future”.
This statement is direct and lacks ambivalence; we anticipate that all students will learn, and what they learn will prepare them for their future so that they will have a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to build upon. Our goal is that Scappoose Alumni will have real autonomy over their choices for their future.
This year Scappoose School District will be implementing Response To Intervention for K-8. This model builds a system of supports around every student, at whatever level of achievement, through scheduling, staffing, frequent assessment, and applicable educational materials. RTI has been very successful in many other districts, where student achievement at all levels has shown promising growth.
We will also be reinforcing our focus on Common Core State Standards and learning with further support of student skills in problem solving, analysis and research. Writing will be a District focus again this year. As teacher support, we will be piloting a new teacher coach position. Again, Scappoose High School students will continue to be able to choose from a broad range of college dual credit, Advanced Placement and applied skills classes. This year we have the addition of Drama and Theater to our elective selection.
We are very proud of our District, our Staff and our Students. Our achievements are diverse and we are always seeking to improve on past successes. We are obviously pleased with last year's successes, but we are most proud at being selected for the OSAA 4A Schools State Sportsmanship Award. It epitomizes a fundamental value of our District.
Welcome to Scappoose School District
"We prepare our students for the future"
SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - The Scappoose High School girls' soccer team beat Brookings 5-0 for its second OSAA Class 4A state championship in three years on Saturday at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Girl's Soccer won 4A State Championship
November 23 & 24 – Conferences
November 25 - 27 – Thanksgiving
State Football Championship
Varsity Football versus Cascade
November 28, 2015, 12:00 p.m.Adults $10 and Students $5
Message to all Stakeholders and Patrons of
Scappoose School District
We have now completed four full weeks of school. This week we also passed the student 'drop' day, which means that our student school population numbers should now be stable. As data has been collected over this period, we have been reviewing and developing a plan to improve busing, provide elementary schools more time for after-school activities, decrease traffic congestion, and improve travel time for students traveling by bus. We also needed to balance the increased instructional hours to continue to provide improved student learning and comply with state requirements. With many variables and linked pieces the solutions aren’t always easy and pieces must synchronize to work properly.
After review of bus data, input from ODOT, discussion with parents, consultation with faculty, and coordination with Sauvie Island Academy we will be amending the release time for K-6 students by 10 minutes.
This change should improve bus ride time and reduce congestion at Hwy 30 intersection by shifting demand. Teachers will have an increase in the amount of non-contact student time, and bus loading at Petersen and Grant Watts should be reduced to approximately 10 minutes.
On Monday, November 2, 2015, we plan to start new K-6 class times as follows:
1 Hour Late Start on Mondays!
Elementary Schools start at 9:15
Middle School starts at 9:20
High School starts at 9:10
December 14 - Board of Directors' Meeting @ 6:30; Executive Session ORS 190.662(d) at 5:00 p.m. (This meeting is not open to the public)
In Our District:
Nov. 23-24 - District
Nov. 25 -District
Nov. 26-27 - District
Dec. 4-11 Warren
Dec. 7-12 - SHS
Dec. 12 - SHS
Winter Ball Dance
|Drop off||Start Time||End Time||Pick Up|
|Elementary||7:55 - 8:05||8:15||3:00||3:20|
|SMS||8:00 - 8:10||8:20||3:10||3:20|
|SHS||7:50 - 8:10||8:10||3:10||3:20|
Bus Routes - Please contact First Student at 503-543-5042 for questions concerning any possible route changes.
Student State Assessment - Opt Out information
Attached is a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding state assessments and the ability to opt out. Please note that all requests must be received by the Superintendent no later than two (2) weeks prior to the testing date. New legislation goes into effect January 1, 2016. A new form will be available at that time.
Opt out form - SBAC
Opt out form - OAKS Science, ELPA21, Kindergarten and Extended assessments
Change in District and School phone numbers effective -January 1, 2015Due 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:
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.
33589 SE High School Way
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, Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against an individual because he/she has opposed any discrimination act or practice or because that person has filed a charge, testified, assisted or participated in an investigation, proceeding or hearing. Superintendent, Stephen Jupe at 971-200-8000.
Discrimination complaint form