Introduction

Camas Ridge News 3/8/21

Camas Ridge News 3/8/21

Camas Ridge News 3/8/2021

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

Mark Your Calendars

Classified Staff Appreciation Week!

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
• March 15 week*: Grades K–1 attend on-site orientation events
• March 20–28: Spring break
• March 29: Grades K–1 begin full hybrid learning schedule
• April 5: Grades 2–5 begin hybrid learning model
• April 12: Grades 6–12 begin hybrid learning model

Preliminary Plans for the New Camas Ridge Design.

Big picture

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

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

Preparing for Camas Hybrid and Camas Online

Expected timeline (*new information and updated dates):
• March 4*: Middle and high school learning pathway change requests due
• March 5*: Elementary families notified of classroom and cohort assignment
• March 5 & 12*: Elementary asynchronous learning days, teachers prepare for hybrid transition
• March 15*: Elementary classroom changes implemented
• March 15 week*: Grades K–1 attend on-site orientation events
• March 20–28: Spring break
• March 29: Grades K–1 begin full hybrid learning schedule
• April 5: Grades 2–5 begin hybrid learning model
• April 12: Grades 6–12 begin hybrid learning model
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. We hope to have this information ready to share with families by the end of the week.

Asynchronous Learning Days – March 5th and March 12th

Friday March 5th and March 12 will be mostly 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 .

What To Expect Next

Families will be notified at least 2 weeks before hybrid learning starts for their grade. We thank you for your patience, understanding and support while we make these plans.

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.

4J students will begin safely returning to school buildings in a hybrid on-site learning model in March. 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.

Free school meals will be provided for all students.

Please read on for more information about:

• Grades K–1 begin with on-site orientation the week of March 15
• Middle and high school pathway change requests due March 4
• Hybrid schedule for all grade levels: On-site learning Mon/Tue or Thu/Fri

Hybrid Timeline: 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. Please watch for more specific information to come coming soon

Older elementary students in grades 2–5 are expected to begin the hybrid learning model the week of April 5, and middle and high schools the following week of April 12, if vaccines are delivered on schedule and our local public health conditions continue to meet state guidelines for reopening schools.

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 mayarabasa@gmail.com

Sign up to help at this link

Checking Out Library Books from Camas

Are you missing your amazing school library? Good news! We have check out available now.

Log in to Camas’ library to search for books and resources. Log in HERE

Follow the steps below:1. Log in with your 4J username and password. Need help? It’s on your clever log in sheet

2. Click the “Catalog” tab.

3. Click Destiny Discover from the menu on the left.

4. Enter a title, author, or subject and click the magnifying glass.

5. Place the title or titles you are iterested in on HOLD

6. We alert you when your books are ready for curbside pick up.

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