October 22, 2022

The Owl 10/18/22

Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences

There is NO SCHOOL this Friday, October 21st due to Parent/Guardian and Teacher Conferences. This year, you will have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom. YOUR CHOICE!

If you still need to schedule conference, please reach out to your child’s teachers to see what availability they may have left.


ISP is hosting a flu vaccine clinic, and parents/guardians are invited to get one as well!

The clinic Friday, October 21st from 8:30 – 11:30am. This is also Parent / Teacher Conference Day.*

The clinic accepts the following insurance:
– Pacific Source
– Regence
– Providence
– Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
– Medicare: Only if Primary Insurance. (If they have a Medicare supplemental plan it must be one of the listed companies.)

Without insurance, the cost is $38.00

*Parent Teacher Conference Day is being offered in person and via Zoom.


Save the Dates for the ISP Global Gala Events!

Better Together
The 2022-2023 Global Gala

Event Highlights:

Preview Party at Learners Hall – February 10, 2023
A casual event at Learners Hall – Enjoy wine, cheese and nibbles and preview the art projects up for bid in the auction.

Global Auction Gala at the Loft on 8th – February 11, 2023
Cocktails, dinner, dancing and live auction at the Loft on 8th

Tickets for both events will go on sale on November 7! Join us for one or both events and celebrate with our extraordinary ISP community. We truly are Better Together. Watch for more details coming soon in the Owl and via email.

If you are interested in helping with the gala or have additional questions, contact Event and Campaign Coordinator, Rebecca Roberts at rebeccar@intlschool.org.


ISP Green Team Bulb Planting and Garden Work Party

Members of the ISP Green Team came together one recent Saturday for a morning of daffodil bulb planting and a garden work party. The team planted approximately 65 bulbs around campus for everyone to enjoy when they bloom in the Spring! Weeds were also cleared in and around the school garden, along with other improvement tasks.

Thanks to ISP parent Reid Thompson for donating the bulbs!

The ISP Green Team is comprised of parent and staff volunteers who care about keeping our campus, surrounding areas, and our planet beautiful.


Important Changes to Background Check Submission Requirements

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently changed their policies in regards to Background Check form submissions. You may fill out the form on-line, but then you need to print it and sign.

The ODE no longer accepts digital photographs/images of the signed form for submission. The ODE now requires that the signed Background Check form be a paper copy or in pdf format.
You can either:

  • Return the signed paper form to a front desk
  • Scan it and send a pdf of yourself to upload via the File Upload form, or
  • Scan and email the pdf directly to background@intlschool.org

All field trip chaperones and on campus volunteers must complete a Background Check form. This form requires a signature. (Note: The Department of Education will only accept applications submitted by the school, you do not need to submit a cover letter or the $5 payment as indicated on the application form, ISP will manage that part).

If you are driving on a Field trip, you will also need to submit a photo of your Drivers’ license and insurance card information.
Please take a clear photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card (and drivers’ license and insurance card if you are driving for field trips).

Please bring them both to any front desk, or upload them via our File Upload form.


Interested in joining the ISP Board of Trustees?

International School of Portland of Portland’s Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing and safeguarding the mission of the school for the long term. The Board sets policies and procedures that are consistent with the mission. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the acquisition of financial resources, facilities, and equipment that enable the school to pursue its mission effectively. Its work may also include short and long-term planning and budget review and approval.

Board members are responsible for keeping their eyes on the big picture – they refer all day-to-day operational matters to the Head of School and administrative staff.

International School of Portland’s Board of Trustees is made up of dedicated volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds, each bringing their own knowledge and experience to the table.

Are you interested in becoming a Trustee? This very brief presentation will provide further information, as well as the process of joining. Thank you for your interest!

– ISP Trustees Julieanna Elegant, Candice Jimenez, and Damien Munsinger


The ISP Spirit Store

The ISP Spirit store features high quality items with our adorable owl logo! You can order online and the items will be shipped directly to your home. Check out our super hip student models!

Click here to visit the store! https://intlschool.org/shop/