Scappoose School District
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

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November 23 & 24 – Conferences

November 25 - 27 – Thanksgiving

State Football Championship

Varsity Football versus Cascade

Hillsboro Stadium

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:

 K - 6 SCHOOLSTART OF CLASSES -No Change- END OF CLASSES -10 Minutes Early- 
 Grant Watts Elementary8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 
Warren Elementary 8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 
 Otto Petersen Elementary8:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 

1 Hour Late Start on Mondays!

Elementary Schools start at 9:15

Middle School starts at 9:20

High School starts at 9:10

Upcoming Events:

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
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Nov. 26-27 - District
Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 4-11 Warren
Book Fair

Dec. 7-12 - SHS
Winter Week 

Dec. 12 - SHS
Winter Ball Dance