Camas Ridge News 3/14/21

Camas Ridge News 3/14/2021

Preparing for Hybrid/Camas Online, PTO News

Mark Your Calendars

Hybrid and Same School Online Transition

  • March 15*: Elementary classroom changes implemented but continue same schedule
  • March 15 – Camas Ridge Playground and Fields CLOSED TO PUBLIC during school hours
  • March 15 week*: Grades K–1 attend on-site orientation events. Information in seesaw.
  • March 17 Wonder Wednesday BINGO NIGHT! See seesaw.
  • March 19 Camas PTO Movie Night! – details in seesaw
  • March 20–28: Spring break
  • March 29 – Grades K–1 begin full hybrid/SSO learning schedule. Grades 2–5 orientation events. Teachers will share times for cohorts shortly
  • April 5 – Grades 2–5 begin hybrid/SSO learning model and schedule

Ipad Care, Clever and Seesaw Updates

Restart and Charge Up

With out new class groupings meeting for the first time tomorrow we are asking all Camas kiddos to fully charge and restart their ipads. Needed software updates have gone out and this will help keep our technology running smoothly.How to restart your ipad

  1. First, swipe up in all open tabs to close them out
  2. Press and hold the top button until the power off slider appears.
  3. Drag the slider, then wait for 30 seconds for your device to turn off.
  4. To turn your device back on, press and hold the top button until you see the Apple logo.

Logging in Tomorrow

Our district student information system, synergy, updated all new groups and classes on Friday and should have made it easy for kids to ‘get to class’ tomorrow, even if their teacher changed. If you cannot get logged in in the morning, please call the office and we can help out.


Remember, our schedule is the same this week as it has been in the past unless a change has been communicated by your child’s teacher.

– UPDATED- Camas Hybrid and Camas Online – Classroom shifts. On-site orientation 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. for grades 2-5
• March 20–28: Spring break – NO SCHOOL
• 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.

(More Information from 4J)

Class List Shifts and On Site Orientations

Class list changes were implemented on Friday and are as follows:

Camas Ridge Hybrid Teachers – Teaching cohorts A and B on site. A on M/Tue. B on Th/Fri

Ms Tatiana and Ms. Cate – Kindergarten

Ms. Gwen – Kindergarten (previously 3rd grade)

Tom – First Grade

Ms Christie – First Grade

Ms Dena – Second Grade

Eric – Third Grade

Ms. Shofner – Third Grade

Ms. Silver – Fourth Grade

Ms. Brynne – Fourth Grade

Ms. Carly – Fifth Grade

Ms. Grace – Fifth Grade

Our Camas Online teachers –

Ms. Williams – teaching a K/1 blend (previously kindergarten)

Mrs. Chipman – teaching a 2/3 blend (previously 2nd grade)

Ms. Karley – teaching a 4/5 blend (New to us at Camas)

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.

**These classes will follow the current CDL schedule this week and begin transitioning to the hybrid/Camas online schedule after spring break.

Our grades 2-5 online classes will mirror the hybrid model. Teachers will meet with all students each morning for social/emotional and community building as well as an overview of the day and with all students on Wednesdays.

On Monday and Tuesday, they will have mostly live time with grades 2 and 4, while grades 3 and 5 engage in teacher-directed practice, enrichment and independent skill work.

On Thursday and Friday, teachers will focus live time on grades 3 and 5, while grades 2 and 4 engage in teacher directed practice, enrichment and independent skill work.

Coach Ben and Ms. Allen will continue on the same schedule for PE and Music this week.

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.

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 can click to view the presentation

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PTO Staff Appreciation Grab and Go Luncheon – WE LOVED IT! Thanks PTO!

Our staff enjoyed a delicious grab and go lunch on Friday from our wonderful PTO. It was a much needed break in the day, which was full of planning and preparing for the transitions happening this week.
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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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