Important School Information


Summer Office Hours:

Office is Open June 20 – June 27, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Office is Closed June 28 – August 20

Office is Open August 21 – September 1, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

School Year Office Hours resume September 5, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

First Day of School 2023-24

September 5 Teacher Work Day and Back to School event (more details to come!)

September 6 First day of school (gradual entry, more details to come!)

Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for holidays and closure days).


Most district communication and updates for families will occur via email and online platforms. If you are not receiving communications, please contact our office at 503-256-6508 and make sure we have your current contact information.


The calendars for elementary, middle and high school are available on our district website.  These calendars show all of our school breaks, holidays and other days off.


Doors open for students at 8:55 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Instruction begins promptly at 9:10. If your student arrives after 9:15 a.m., they will need to check in through the front office before heading to class.

Every Wednesday is a late start. Doors will open at 9:55 a.m. (and instruction begins at 10:10) If your student rides the bus, please check the bus schedule for Wednesdays through our online system. Be sure to read all steps of the directions before signing in.

Dismissal is at 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


All Ventura Park students are currently eligible for free school meals.

Students can receive breakfast daily at school, and can either bring lunch from home or eat a school lunch. Students who bring their own lunch may purchase milk for $.50.


Families do not need to purchase school supplies. For 2023-24, we are also not charging a supply fee. There is a $15 kindergarten snack fee.