Welcome to Portola
Portola is a community committed to building supportive relationships, collaboration, and high academic standards to create life-long learners and responsible members of society. We will continuously evolve to meet the needs of our diverse learners to prepare them for success in the 21st century.
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Transitional & Kindergarten Information
All grade levels begin instruction at 8AM. Thank you for your support in making sure our students arrive on time and ready to learn!
School attendance is vital to our students’ academic success. Arriving at school on time allows the classroom teacher to fully engage students in their learning with minimal interruption. Missing 10% of school (1 or 2 days every few weeks) can also make it harder to:
- Gain early reading and math skills.
- Build relationships
- Develop good attendance habits.
Please work with your child and his/her teacher to develop your child’s strong attendance.
- Set a regular bedtime and morning routine
- Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
- Share ideas with other parents for getting to school on time.
Started more than 20 years ago, the purpose of Peer Mediators is to help our campus be safe, orderly and respected by all. This volunteer program of students provides the opportunity to serve the school and develop leadership skills. Students who wish to become part of this program must be:
- Keep up with their schoolwork
- Have a good attitude towards others
- Set a good example of how to act
Peer Mediators duties consist of helping out before school, at recess, and after school. Additional volunteer jobs also occur throughout the school year. Throughout their time as a Peer Mediator, they also periodically receive leadership training from staff and community members.
Congratulations 2023 Peer Mediators!
On January 24, 2023, the whole school came out to welcome Mr. Michael Lee from Ventura County Rescue Mission. Before loading up our donation with the help of Portola students, Mr. Lee kindly spent time explaining how great the need is for community support of our homeless community members and how our donation will get in to the hands of those who need them most.
Thank you again to all the Portola families and staff who supported our Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project!
The PFFO strives to provide a setting for our parents, faculty and community to come together in a spirit of collaboration to improve the lives of our children through a variety of programs and services.
We invite you to join us and be a part of this exciting environment on our campus!