News & Events
Principal Young's Sunday Update 9/24/23
The Portland Public Schools’ Multilingual and Multicultural Center will host Beyond Borders: A Conference on Migration and Integration on Sept. 27 at the University of Southern Maine.
The Portland Public Schools is participating in Special Provision II and Community Eligible Provision for the 2023-2024 school year. This alternative is referred to as Provision II and CEP. All students enrolled in all of Portland’s public schools except the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) may participate in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program at no charge. Household applications are not required to receive free meals this school year but forms similar to applications may be distributed by the school and the district to collect household income data for other programs that require this information, such as Federal Title programs.
Portland Public Schools Custodial Supervisor Steve Reed has written a poem to send a welcome back message from custodians for the 2023-2024 school year. “I thought that it might give teachers and other staff some insight into how we feel about them and our students,” Reed said.
Superintendent Ryan Scallon shares the great news that Talbot will be open for staff tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7, to set up their classrooms for all students (pre-k through grade 5) to start school on Friday. All of the classrooms have been cleaned and the latest air-quality tests from not only classrooms but also from the school library show that all those spaces have been cleaned, tested and cleared for occupancy.
Learn more about the mold cleaning and testing project at Talbot Elementary School.
Superintendent Ryan Scallon shares an update on the work to address the mold situation at Talbot Community School. At this time, we will not be able to open school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, as previously scheduled. Out of an abundance of caution, we will now open the school to staff on Thursday, Sept. 7. All students (preK, kindergarten and grades 1 through 5) will begin on Friday, Sept. 8.