Pilot Butte Middle School

Health and Safety

Over the course of the last few months our school district and PBMS teams have spent a lot of time preparing for the arrival of students in this balanced hybrid model. What follows is a summary of some the measures that we have planned to keep all members of our school community as healthy and safe as possible. A more exhaustive list of precautions can be found at this link on the BLS website.

Click here for information on positive case protocols

Cleaning and sanitizing

  • Extensively trained custodial staff that has been refining routines throughout the school closure period
  • Bathrooms cleaned and disinfected throughout the day with a thorough cleaning at night
  • Classrooms cleaned with an electro-static sprayer every evening
  • Desks surfaces disinfected between every class period
  • Shared equipment or supplies disinfected after every use

Student movement

  • Students have received and will continue to receive instructions on staying socially distanced when moving through hallways
  • Students proceed directly to class during passing (no stopping to socialize)
  • Students enter and exit classes in a staggered format to reduce congestion in the hallways
  • Students remain at their adequately spaced desk during class unless directed by their teacher
  • Collaboration among students in class will be socially distanced and for brief periods of time

Teacher movement

  • Teachers limit movements in classrooms to minimize the duration and proximity of interactions with students within safe parameters.
  • Teachers model social distancing in the classroom and in the hallways.
  • In some cases, where teachers and case managers are working in closer proximity with a student to a special support that is needed, they may implement the use of a plexiglass barrier to reduce the risk of disease spread.


  • All students and staff will wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times unless they individually occupy a space that is enclosed by a door and doesn't share any interior open windows with another person's space.
  • Masks may be removed for eating during the designated breakfast or lunch period when students are with their respective stable cohort and are sufficiently socially distanced.


  • Whenever possible we will have students eat outside, and if the weather does not permit, we have alternate plans that allow students to stay in their stable cohort and be supervised and sufficiently socially distanced.

Student cohorts

  • Students will attend 4 classes in person when they are on campus. Most of those classes will have between 23-30 students which results in an average cohort size of 90-120 students and 4-5 adults per day.
  • In the event of a positive case and/or potential exposure, we can immediately run a report of all students who would have been potentially exposed and proceed with county directed protocols for contact tracing.

Parent meetings

  • Wherever possible, we will continue to hold meetings with families over WebEx, rather than in person. This includes IEP and 504 meetings as well as routine consultations with teachers and administrators.

Welcome Incoming 6th Graders!

We want to extend a warm welcome to our incoming 6th graders for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Please feel free to watch this video to learn more about our school and becoming a Pilot Butte Giant!

For English video: CLICK HERE

For Spanish video: CLICK HERE

If you missed the opportunity in March, Pilot Butte Middle School will host another virtual orientation with opportunities to asks questions. The event will be Monday, 5/24 at 5:30 and then again at 6:00 for Spanish-speaking families. Here is the link for the event:


Si perdió la oportunidad en marzo, Pilot Butte Middle School ofrecerá otra orientación virtual con oportunidades para hacer preguntas. El evento será el lunes 24 de mayo a las 5:30 y luego nuevamente a las 6:00 para las familias de habla hispana. Aquí está el enlace del evento:

Rigor and Relationships

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Pilot Butte Middle School in beautiful Bend, Oregon! We will do whatever it takes to help all of our nearly 700 outstanding students excel. Maintaining high levels of academic rigor, building and strengthening relationships, and ensuring relevant curriculum is key to our success.

IB Middle Years Programme

Our internationally recognized IB-Middle Years Programme (MYP) encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers, and to make connections with the real world through action and service. Pilot Butte students take a diverse mix of eight subjects during their three years at Pilot Butte.

Subjects include:

  • World Languages (French, Spanish and Heritage Spanish)
  • Design: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Arts (performing and visual arts)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Language and Literature
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Physical Education/Health

A balanced and growing mix of extra-curricular activities are also offered, consisting of a variety of clubs and athletics.


At Pilot Butte Middle School, our vision is to be “recognized as a community of academic excellence, leadership, and character as we embrace diversity and inspire global thinking.” We use a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, with data-based decisions being made depending on what is best for our students. We also focus on how students learn, such as with communication, research, and self-management skills — to help our 21st Century learners as they prepare for the future.

Student Services

Special Education Services

Counseling and 504 Plans

English Language Learners

  • Families of students who receive English language support will have our new teacher Ms. Corson. She will work directly with teachers and other case managers to provide support and schedule additional instruction if necessary

Speech and Language Services

  • Families of students who receive speech and language support will continue to work with Mr. McCown, and he and will work directly with teachers and other case managers to provide services

Family Access Network

Community Liaison

  • Families who have material needs should reach out to our F.A.N. advocate, Raquel Hernandez. She is also our point person for families who need help with internet access.
  • Jessica Sanchez-Millar is our community liaison working primarily with Spanish-speaking families. Please reach out directly to her if your family needs support or if you know of a Spanish-speaking family who might need help accessing distance learning

Life-Long Learners

We want all of our students to be life-long learners who are developing their abilities to self-assess, work collaboratively, and to use inquiry, problem solving, and creativity skills to help make a better world.

Thank you for your interest in Pilot Butte. I encourage you to explore the informative links on this webpage, and to contact us with any additional questions.

High School Options

For brochure on our neighborhood high school options, please CLICK HERE

Spanish version, please CLICK HERE

Mr. Stancliff, Principal

School Location

1501 NE Neff Road
Bend, OR 97701

School Hours:

Office Hours

  • Closed for summer

School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:45 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2021-22 School Boundary Lookup

A lookup tool for the 2021-22 school boundaries is now available.

2021-2022 School Boundary Street Lookup

NOTE: Don't forget to use the directional on your street address if you have one. For example, 520 NW Wall Street

Bell Schedule

2020-2021 Bell Schedule


Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:

Immunization Info

Learn your school's immunization rates here.

Additional immunization information available here.

2020-2021 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

Annual Notice - English

Annual Notice - español

2020-21 English Language Arts and Mathematics State Testing Opt-Out

Parents interested in learning how to opt out of Oregon’s statewide English language arts or mathematics testing can find more information and a required form to fill out below. Once the form is complete, return it to the main office.