Sections of this FAQ page in order
Skyline-specific Q & A
PTA-specific Q & A
8th Grade Parent Resources (scroll to very end)
Skyline-specific Q & A:
Why am I not receiving emails from the school?
Email is Skyline's preferred way to contact families with important info throughout the year. Make sure you have NOT BLOCKED any of the following / they are not going to a spam folder: skylineoffice(at)pps.net, lgreenwood(at)pps.net or smalone(at)pps.net. If you need additional help, reach out to Lisa in the Skyline Office. The repeated contact from PPS regarding bus routes for the 2021-2022 year cause a lot of folks to block numbers or emails. It is imperative that you allow emails from Skyline to stay updated.
I'd like to volunteer. Where do I sign up?
Volunteering at school: To participate in a PTA event where students are present at the school or to volunteer in a classroom / lunch / recess / field trip / library, you'll need to sign up through the Raptor system (PPS-managed) every school year. You must register with PPS and have a cleared/confirmed background check to volunteer within our school or events during school hours. Parents, caregivers, grandparents and community members are all invited to volunteer! Register as a volunteer here. (2023-2024 school year: stay tuned for lunch / recess sign up from the office coming in the fall from the office)
Volunteering for PTA: Descriptions of PTA volunteer positions and sign ups are found under the Volunteer tab. Sign up or reach out with questions anytime during the school year! skylineschoolpta(at)gmail.com. Whether you can be on site for one event per year or can give time weekly, all volunteering is greatly appreciated.
2023-24 MENU PRICES
What's the best way to let the school know my student will be absent or late?
Students are expected to attend school and classes regularly and on time. Parents/guardians are legally responsible to have their children in school. Notification of an absence must occur within three (3) days of the absence and should include:
The parent/guardian may notify school staff of absences or tardiness by:
-ParentVue app (must be done before the start of the school day
-Leave a message on the Attendance Line - 503-916-5212 (option 2)
The following absences are excused when the parent/guardian informs school staff of:
-Family illness requiring student's presence
-Death in a family
More information about PPS attendance and policies can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
Can my student ride the bus home with a friend?
Please contact the school directly: lgreenwood(at)pps.net and skylineoffice(at)pps.net as soon as possible to request and confirm. All guardians involved will need to approve any bus changes and there must be adequate space on the bus. Please give the Skyline office and the bus drivers a few weeks to settle in to the new school year before requesting your child rides home with a friend.
If you can donate to the Skyline school-wide supply fund, it is greatly appreciated. Donate here. $50 per child should easily cover expenses and help purchase items for those who are not able to donate. If you have questions about this program, contact the office please: skylineoffice(at)pps.net.
Cornfest - welcome event for all families in September
Used Book Sale - fundraiser for school library in November
Skyline Auction - held in partnership with the PTA & Foundation, live and silent auction plus dinner and dancing at our always-fun community party
Move for the Arts - kids dance, run and play at our version of a field day in May
Carnival - bounce houses, carnival food, games & prizes to celebrate the end of the school year
In addition, the PTA leads fundraising for the Giving Tree, where community members purchase holiday gifts for students in need. We also brought back the Skyline Pop Up Shops in spring 2023, which helped raise funds for the Skyline Cares Fund. Other yearly efforts include the Skyline Yearbook, Skyline Steward program, Spirit Wear coordination, Community Event partnerships and Staff Appreciation. To get involved, please email us at skylineschoolpta(at)gmail.com and be sure to subscribe to the PTA calendar from the Events page.
Can the PTA help fund students in need?
National PTA non profit rules mandate that PTA money cannot be given directly to individuals. However, in 2023 we developed the Skyline Cares Fund, which is designed to help our most vulnerable students. Money contributed to the Skyline Cares Fund is converted to Visa gift cards, which are held in a secure location at the school. If a staff member sees a student lacking necessities (clothing, food, supplies), they are empowered to use the gift card to purchase items for the child at any time. Any purchases made are done so with the utmost privacy for all parties and PTA members are not at all involved. Questions? Reach out to our counselors anytime. Donations always welcome to the Skyline Cares Fund, thank you!
PTA-specific Q & A:
Where does my money go when I pay membership dues?
PTA dues directly support your child. PTA dues help fund essential school resources and curriculum needs. PTA dues support advocacy efforts at the local, state and national levels, impacting decisions affecting your child’s health, safety and quality of education. PTA dues support our work to strengthen connections between your family, your child’s classmates and their families, and teachers to build a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.
Does PTA membership require volunteering and attending meetings?
The only thing required of you to be a member of PTA is to pay the annual membership dues. Beyond that, however you choose to PTA is up to you. PTA offers all parents and caregivers the opportunity to be engaged in their child’s potential. From volunteering at school events to participating in local, state and national advocacy efforts to holding PTA leadership roles – the level of involvement is up to you.
How much time do I have to commit to being a member of PTA?
Membership in PTA can involve as much or as little time as you have to offer. There is no wrong or right way to be involved – anything you can give, whether it’s time or money, will support your child’s potential.
How does PTA ensure it represents every child and family at the school?
We encourage every family in the school to become a PTA member to support the success of their child. We want a diverse membership base that reflects all of the families and needs of students at the school. PTA strengthens connections between your family, your child’s classmates and their families and teachers to build a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.
What's the difference between PTA & Foundation?
A very short differentiation is that Foundation funds staffing for our school and PTA funds experiences & resources for our students.
8th Grade Parent Resources:
2024-25 PPS High School Lottery Window - November 15, 2023 to December 15, 2023
Lincoln High School
Top Tips for Families
Lincoln High School PPS site
Lincoln events Trivory Calendar
Friends of Lincoln (their parent / teacher / community organization)
Newsletter from Lincoln principal Peyton Chapman (October 2023)
2023 / 2024 Clubs @ Lincoln
8th Grade info night 12/6/23 - 5:30pm-8pm @ LHS