About Ocean Ave School

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Ocean Avenue Elementary School is the newest school in Portland opening to 440 students in 2011.  It has 23 classrooms, including two district-wide, self-contained special education programs.
 
What makes our school special?  Ocean Ave School is a supportive and collaborative community where students and learning are at the center of our focus.   We are able to use our staff strategically to meet the needs of all of our students.  Ocean Avenue School uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to create procedures and routines for all students.  Our PBIS school-wide rules are: We are Responsible, We are Respectful, and We are Safe.  Our school has state of the art technology in each classroom with document cameras, smart boards, and LCD projectors.  
 
What kinds of parent support and resources does our school provide?  We have a very active PTO.  Our parents are engaged and very supportive of all of our students.  Ocean Avenue School has regular newsletters, our website, and teacher updates to keep a strong home school connection.  Each grade level holds a curriculum night for parents, in addition to our open house evening.  Parents provide a variety of after school enrichment activities for our students.  
 
How are we preparing our students for educational success?  Ocean Avenue School believes in setting high standards for all students and providing multiple supports for students to reach these standards.  We have a strong literacy team focused on supporting all students to read on grade level.  We have several teams who monitor each student, their academic achievement, and support plans.