On July 9th the WCCUSD School Board voted to change the name from Portola Middle School to Fred T. Korematsu Middle School, effective for the 2014-15 school year. The transition to the new name will allow students an opportunity to learn about Mr. Korematsu’s struggle against injustice and discrimination.
The Portola PTSA is separate from the school district, so we are working to align with the name change. The transition plan involves changing the name on our California State PTSA charter and bank accounts, securing and migrating all current information to a new internet domain, electronic communications/social media accounts. We do not have a firm time frame for completion, but all components are under way.
What does this mean to you? Official correspondence from the school and district will be from Korematsu Middle School. Correspondence from the PTSA will be from Portola PTSA. Information will still be available at Portolanews.com and you can still reach us at PortolaPTSA@gmail.com. We will notify you as we become Korematsu PTSA and how to access the corresponding communication portals.
Questions or concerns? Offers of assistance with the transition? Please contact us at PortolaPTSA@gmail.com. Need to talk to school staff? The number for the front office is still 524-0405.