Colton Elementary School


Kara Powell, K-8 Principal

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-4pm





2013-14 School Calendar Daily Schedule with School & Office Hours
Staff Contact List
Bus Schedule School Supply List
Snow Routes Student/Parent Handbook
Link to CES Library and Academic Resources Weekly Bulletin
Service Animals Only At Schools and School Activities School in session on these Fridays for 2013-14 school year
  • September 6
  • November 15
  • January 24
  • February 21
  • February 28 (snow day makeup)
  • March 14 (snow day makeup)
  • May 30

Snow make-up days, if needed: May 16



Common Core State Standards:

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

National perspective

Oregon-specific information:



The Colton School Board is seeking input from District voters regarding a possible bond measure for this November's ballot. The bond may address security needs, school roofs, or both. Please follow the link below to respond to a three question survey which details two possible bond proposals.

Survey Link: Bond Survey




Deputy Strand, School Resource Officer (SRO) on the move!


Deputy Strand has been busy keeping Colton Schools and Community safe. He often speaks in classrooms. Recently, Deputy Strand assisted with a lesson regarding Search and Seizure law. In another class he fielded questions the students had prepared regarding future careers in Law Enforcement and in another, he discussed traffic laws and safe driving practices. He often fields student and community questions about various things (including but not limited to) the law, his equipment and possible careers in law enforcement.

On Deputy Strand’s first day of school a person non-related to the school approached his patrol car. The person placed a used cigarette on his patrol car; Principal Crane talked with the person. This person then caused a disturbance by removing his shirt and swinging it above his head while yelling random statements. The person was cited regarding this incident. Deputy Strand has made several other non-school related arrests in the area of the schools. These arrests in turn help keep the community safe which helps keep the schools safe.

In addition to the arrests, Deputy Strand took a juvenile runaway into protective custody and transported him to Clackamas County Juvenile for his parents to come pick him up. There have been several traffic accidents that he was able to respond quickly to, assist injured people and help with the investigation that followed. Some of these accidents have involved Colton students and their families. Deputy Strand has also assisted our school with investigations related to child abuse, assault/harassment and other various crimes involving students. These investigations may occur on or off campus. He is able to investigate threats made by students against other students and faculty.

Deputy Strand typically starts his day at CES. He patrols traffic and reminds people to drive slowly in front of the school. He interacts with parents and students whenever possible. He alternates between CHS and CMS during morning arrival times. He watches for drivers violating the traffic code such as disregarding the crosswalk. He has issued citations for traffic related violations. Deputy Strand attends lunch time at each school on a rotating schedule where he talks with students, answers their questions and assists the staff with general supervision. Throughout the afternoon he monitors the campuses. At the end of the student day he is back at the schools watching over the students as they leave school each day.

Based on Deputy Strand’s observations and experiences in Colton so far, he enjoys his time with students and finds Colton to be a very nice community. If you see Deputy Strand be sure to wave hello and if you get a chance introduce yourself.




Our new reading program "Treasures" has a great web feature that helps students and parents stay connected to their learning. To learn more click this link "TREASURES" and follow the directions. Let us know what you think.

Colton Elementary is a K-5 grade school with an enrollment that averages around 300 students. Colton Elementary is dedicated to: achievement of high educational standards, development of responsible behavior, working in partnership with parents and the community.



Do you know of any children who have physical, mental or emotional problems who are not receiving an education?  No matter what the problem, nor its severity; the child is entitled to an education.  It's the law!

To comply with the Federal laws, Colton School District offers a number of special programs for handicapped children, many of which are incorporated into regular school programs.

Help us find children with handicaps who are not receiving an education.  For more information call the district office at 824-3535.

¿Conoce Ud. a un niño que no esté recibiendo servicios educativos a causa de deshabilidad, sea esta física, mental o emocional?  Según la ley, todo niño merece una educación, sin importar la severidad de las deshabilidades que tenga.
Con el fin de cumplir con las leyes federales, Colton School District (Distrito Escolar de Colton) ofrece variedad de programas para niños con deshabilidades; muchos de estos permiten que el alumno permanezca en su propio salón.

Ayúdenos a encontrar a niños con deshabilidades que no estén matriculados en la escuela.  Para informes favor de llamar al 824-3535.



It is the policy of the Local Board of Education and a priority of the Colton School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Superintendent at Colton School District Office, 503-824-3535.












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