Happy Sunday –
Thank you for a fantastic first week at Camas Ridge Community School! It was wonderful to finally have kids in the halls, classrooms and on the playground. Special thanks to all our kindergarten team and those other who stepped in to see that kinderzone was a huge success. Our youngest students have been placed in classes and will start there tomorrow morning.
I am looking forward to this first full week with this amazing staff and group of students. Thank you for the warm welcome.
Here we GROW!
Mark your calendars:
September 11th – PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 in the outdoor classroom. More info HERE
September 13th – Welcome Back to School Picnic – 5:30 – 7:30 on the playground
September 16-17th – Restaurant of the Month – Pastini
September 25th – Curriculum Night – tentatively scheduled for 6:40 – More info soon
October 2nd – Walk and Bike to School Day
October 2nd – PTO Meeting and Volunteer Orientation
October 4th – Jog a Thon
Camas Ridge PTO News
Click HERE to see all events for September from the Camas PTO
Traffic and Parking
Our first week went very smoothly as far as traffic, buses and parking were concerned.
Please be aware that Temple Beth Israel across from the school generously allows us to us their lot in the morning so that you may park and walk your child in. Thank you, TBI! Please do not leave your car there if you are staying to volunteer as they use the lot during the day all week.
Parking on yellow curbs at cross walks blocks visibility for students crossing the street and often has drivers backing into these crosswalk spaces as they leave. Thank you for keeping our yellow curbs and crosswalks clear.
Student Success Act – We Want to Hear From You
Community input will help develop $12–13 million investment plan
New funding is coming to Oregon schools, and we want to hear from you about how to best support student success.
This spring the Oregon Legislature and Governor approved the Student Success Act (HB 3427). This is a historic and much needed investment in K–12 schools. Eugene School District 4J is expected to receive about $12–13 million per year starting with the 2020–21 school year—about 5% of the district’s general fund budget—to increase academic achievement for all students, reduce disparities among student groups, and meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
Eugene School District 4J is seeking community input to inform the plan to invest these new funds. Student Success Act funds may be spent in four broad categories: increasing learning time, addressing student health and safety needs, reducing class size / increasing classroom staffing, and expanding well-rounded learning opportunities.
First, in September, the district is seeking input on what is working well and what improvements are needed in our schools. In a second phase, in November, the district will seek input on potential investments to support student success.
Please join us to talk about what student success looks like in our schools. What is going well in 4J schools? What are the challenges you’ve experienced? What areas, services and programs could we improve? Students, families, staff and community members are invited to take 10–15 minutes to complete the 4J Needs Assessment Survey, and/or take an hour to join a community conversation. Your voice matters!
Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
• Wednesday, September 25, 7–8 p.m., at Arts & Technology Academy
• Thursday, September 26, 5:30–6:30 p.m., at North Eugene High School
• Spanish/Español: Thursday, September 26, 7–8 p.m., at North Eugene High School
Missing school? Please let us know.
Attendance Line: (541) 790-8825
If your child is going to be absent, please give us a call on the attendance line at (541) 790-8825 for planned and unplanned absences. Informing the teacher is helpful, but letting us know in the office is critical and may save you from calls about the absence.