Camas Ridge News 3/29/21

Camas Ridge News 3/29/2021

Dates, Preparing for Hybrid/Camas Online, Masks and More

Mark Your Calendars

Hybrid and Same School Online Transition

  • March 29 – Grades K–1 begin full hybrid/SSO learning schedule. Grades 2–5 orientation events.
  • March 29 – 2nd Grade Hybrid Orientation – 1/2 of Cohort A 10:00 – 11:00, 1/2 of Cohort A 11:10 – 12:10, 1/2 of Cohort B 12:20 – 1:20, 1/2 of Cohort B 1:30 – 2:30
  • March 30 – 3rd Grade Hybrid Orientation – Cohort A 10:30 – 12:00, Cohort B 1:00 – 2:30
  • April 1 – 4th Grade Hybrid Orientation – Cohort A 10:00 – 11:00, Cohort B 11:30 – 12:30
  • April 1- No Foolin’ – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream will donate 20% of all purchases to Camas Ridge!
  • April 2 – 5th Grade Hybrid Orientation – Cohort A 10:00 – 11:00, Cohort B 11:30 – 12:30
  • April 5 – Grades 2–5 begin hybrid/SSO learning model and schedule

Weather and Hybrid Learning at Camas

With students back in the building and hybrid instruction underway for our K-1 students this week and grades 2-5 next week, we wanted to make sure families are aware that we will be taking every opportunity to be outside for recess. Please watch the weather and help your kiddo to dress appropriately for outside play.Classrooms will also make use of outside space during instruction when possible. This may include snack and meal times

Coming and Going from School During Orientation and Hybrid

When students are arriving at Camas Ridge during hybrid instruction, they will queue up and enter the building from the front of the building outside the wing where their classroom is located.Kindergarten and first grades – enter from the front of the lower wing, at the courtyard by the mural.

During orientation this week:

Grades 2 (Monday) and 3 (Tuesday) – enter near the flagpole, from the driveway that runs between the middle and upper wing. Painted dots or cones will mark the way and provide distancing.

Grades 4 (Thursday) and 5 (Friday) – enter at the front of the upper wing hallway, near the music room.

Picking Your Child Up After School

As we roll this out and observe traffic flow of people, cars, bike and buses, we will make adjustments for safely and supervision.

If you are picking your child up from school, please access the parking lot or street parking and walk to the area outside their wing to collect them

Camas Hybrid and Camas Online – Classroom shifts. On-site orientation days.

Preparing for Camas Hybrid and Camas Online

We are excited to welcome our older Camas students back to school buildings this week.

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.

• 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

Camas Ridge Hybrid Teachers – Teaching cohorts A and B on site. A on Mon/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. They have also taken on teaching blends to accommodate the irregular numbers of kids in this part of our program. Thanks for you patience while we fine tune this.

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.

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

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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Masks During On-Site Learning

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In keeping with local state and federal regulations and recommendations, the district has implemented extensive protocols to protect the health and safety of returning students and staff, including daily screening, physical distancing, cohorting, and increased cleaning procedures.

Students and staff wearing face coverings properly at all times is essential for health and safety. Many students are already used to wearing a face covering, while for others this will be a new experience.

There will be no “mask breaks” for groups or routinely for individual students. On a very limited basis, supervised brief adjustment periods may be accommodated for an individual student away from their peers, if needed. If a disability or medical condition makes it difficult for your student to meet the requirements for face coverings, please discuss options with your student’s team.

Meal periods are the exception. Guided by school staff, students may briefly remove their face coverings during short meal periods, while they stay seated and physically distant from others.

Families are encouraged to pack an extra face covering or two in their student’s backpack in case the one they’re wearing becomes wet or dirty. If you need a face covering provided for your student, ask your school.

Thank you for helping your student be prepared, safe and comfortable in their return to in-person learning.

Ipad Care, Clever and Seesaw Updates and Schedules

Restart and Charge Up

With the end of spring break and the return to classes 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.Bring Tech to School

Students attending hybrid instruction on site need to bring their fully charged ipad to school each day. Though we will be in live instruction with hands-on materials and ample time ‘off-screen’, these devices will be used both on site and at home. Please make charging nightly and bringing them to school a priority.

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.


Remember – Kindergarten and 1st grade begin the hybrid and same school online schedule tomorrow. Please see your child’s seesaw page for schedule and zoom links from their teacher.

Grades 2-5 have orientation events over the course of the week for hybrid instruction. They will follow the current CDL schedule this week except for their orientation day.

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