Camas Ridge News 3/10/21

Camas Ridge News 3/10/2021

New Camas Ridge, Preparing for Hybrid/Camas Online, PTO News

Mark Your Calendars

Friday 3/12 Asynchronous Learning Day – Staff prepping classrooms for hybrid- more info below

Hybrid and Same School Online Transition

  • March 12*: Elementary asynchronous learning days, teachers prepare for hybrid transition
  • March 15*: Elementary classroom changes implemented but continue same schedule
  • March 15 week*: Grades K–1 attend on-site orientation events
  • March 17 Wonder Wednesday BINGO NIGHT!
  • March 20–28: Spring break
  • March 29 – Grades K–1 begin full hybrid/SSO learning schedule. Grades 2–5 orientation events
  • April 5 – Grades 2–5 begin hybrid/SSO learning model

– UPDATED- Preparing for Camas Hybrid and Camas Online – Classroom shifts, asynchronous days

Preparing for Camas Hybrid and Camas Online

Expected timeline (*new information and updated dates):

• March 15*: Elementary classroom changes implemented. Daily schedule does NOT change.
• March 15 week*: Grades K–1 on-site orientation events. Daily schedule does NOT change.
• March 20–28: Spring break
• March 29: Hybrid Grades K–1 begin hybrid learning schedule. Grades 2-5 have on-site orientation. Change to the 7:55 – 12:55 schedule for grades K and 1.
• April 5: ALL GRADES begin hybrid/sso learning schedule. Change to the 7:55 – 12:55 schedule for all
Tentative dates are subject to change

As we prepare to return students who opted into the hybrid model back to school and continue all-online instruction for those who chose the same-school online, the Camas staff is hard at work planning for some necessary classroom shifts incl

Asynchronous Learning Day – March 12th

Friday March 12 will be asynchronous days for all our learners to provide classroom teacher and other staff time to prepare physical classrooms for the return of students in hybrid learning. Teachers will provide teacher directed learning activities and choice boards via seesaw for these days. Student attendance is expected .

Class List Shifts and On Site Orientations

Grades K–1 to begin hybrid on-site orientation week of March 15

We are excited to welcome students back to school buildings in the coming weeks.

This will start with the youngest grades and add grade levels over time.

Students in the hybrid model will learn on-site two days a week in alternating groups.

Extensive health and safety measures will be in place, including face masks worn at all times by everyone at school, physical distancing, hand hygiene, extra cleaning and improved ventilation.

• Grades K–1 begin with on-site orientation the week of March 15. Grades 2-5 to follow

Hybrid Transition Timeline: Kinder and First Grades First

The youngest grades, kindergarten and first grade, will be the first to return to in-person learning in a hybrid model, followed by older grades.

Elementary schools will hold on-site orientation for kindergarten and first grade students during the week of March 15, before spring break, to provide a supportive start with small-group meetings and modeling for our littlest learners.

K–1 students will begin a full hybrid learning schedule after spring break, starting March 29. Grades 2-5 will have on-site orientations this week. More information on that schedule to come.

All hybrid students will begin a new 7:55 – 12:55 school day the week of April 5th.

Camas Online Model (Same School Online)

Students in the same-school online model will begin with their new placement on Monday, March 15.

Our Camas Online teachers are as follows:

Ms. Williams – teaching a K/1 blend

Mrs. Chipman – teaching a 2/3 blend

Ms. Karley – teaching a 4/5 blend

These three are teaming closely with the rest of the Camas team to align content and instruction and build a solid, all-online program for our families who chose online for the rest of the year. Watch for more information soon from these teachers about the next couple of weeks. They are also all still teaching in the current model while planning for the transition

Preliminary Plans for the New Camas Ridge Design. Feedback Survey Linked Below.

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Planning is underway and design work is beginning for the new Camas Ridge Elementary School. The new school building will be designed for safety and security, efficiency and sustainability, and 21st century learning. In a first step, community members are invited to review the preliminary site plan and provide feedback online.

Families, neighbors and community members turned out virtually on March 2 for a presentation by Pivot Architecture, the project’s architects. The virtual community meeting was held by the architects and district to introduce the design team, review the completed community work, and examine the proposed location of the school building, parking lot and playfields.

The design team reviewed the proposed location of site elements, general building shape and project schedule, and invited feedback.

Community members who did not attend the online meeting are invited to review the presentation and share their thoughts: Recorded Video / Slides / Feedback Form

PTO Staff Appreciation Grab and Go Luncheon – Sign up to help.

To show our deep appreciation for our school staff, the Camas Ridge PTO is organizing a COVID-safe lunch. Pre-bagged lunches will consist of soup, salad, bread, and a cookie and will be distributed on March 12 while staff are on site readying Camas classrooms to welcome hybrid students back into the building.

When signing up for an item to contribute, please provide item you are contributing, phone number and email so we can contact you with more information about a drop off location. If you cannot contribute a food item, we are also accepting monetary contributions for the pre-bagged food storage items (sign ups available on this sign up sheet). If you have any questions, please contact Maya Rabasa at

Sign up to help at this link

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Camas Ridge PTO Food Drive

It’s a different kind of year, so we’re doing a different kind of food drive! If you have resources to pitch in and a desire to help make Spring Break awesome for a Camas family, please pick up a grocery store gift card while you’re out shopping. Then, just drop it off in the Camas Ridge locked drop-box any week day between now and March 18th — or bring it with you, when you stop by for supply pick-up!
*** note: please write the amount on the gift card to help us with distribution ***

Gift Cards will be distributed to families in our Camas Ridge community to ensure a happy and healthy Spring Break for all!

When to Drop off: Any week day – or March 18th (at supply pick-up)
Where: at Camas Ridge, in outdoor locked Drop Box

Questions?? Email your PTO at

No time to shop? No problem. Just Venmo Laura from the PTO and she’ll pool all donations and drop off a gift card to Camas Ridge on your behalf.

Camas Ridge PTO Mask Drive. Like to sew? Know someone who does? You can help us make masks!

We are looking for donations of reusable cloth masks in both children’s & adult sizes. Masks must meet CDC guidelines & be at least two layers of tightly woven cotton.

To ensure that all of our masks meet 4J requirements we strongly encourage you to use the pattern provided. This pattern requires tightly woven cotton fabric (quilting cotton works great!), a sewing machine, scissors, thread, pins & soft elastic. If you need a copy of the pattern & instructions printed out for you email & we will get it to you!

If you want to help, please signup below & we will contact you with instructions. When you sign up you will be assigned a size and asked to commit to the number of masks you can make so we can divide the work up accordingly.

If you would like to support the mask drive but are unable to sew, there are other ways to help!

See below for options, such as purchasing pre-made masks or supplies

Click HERE for a mask pattern

Click HERE for a 3-D mask tutorial

Click HERE for a youtube video on mask making

Can’t sew but still want to support our Mask Drive? We are also accepting donations of new unused face masks! Adjustable, two layered masks are preferred. Email us at to coordinate drop offs for donations.

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