What’s Happening September 7 – September 11

Welcome Back Camas Ridge Families!!

Homeroom Class Lists
Homeroom class lists will be e-mailed to families and posted before noon on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.

Welcome New Families and Open House Tuesday, Sept. 8th
We can’t wait to welcome our new families on Tuesday 2:45 – 3:15 and for new and returning families to get a glimpse of their child’s classroom at Open House 3:15 – 3:45. Open house is a great time to get reacquainted, meet your child’s teacher and see the classroom. Conversations regarding individual students will have to wait for another day. Those hard working Camas teachers are busy planning and getting their rooms ready and will be unavailable until Open House begins at 3:15.

Enrollment & Class Configurations
We are anticipating 420 new and returning students to start the school year. We were projected for 390 students. As of result of the increase in enrollment (80 3rd graders) we have decided to eliminate the 2/3 blended classroom and add another 3rd grade class. In addition, Joyce, our math facilitating teacher will teach 2nd/5th grade math classes rather than 3rd/5th grade math classes. The net affect of this change is smaller class sizes at 3rd grade and larger class sizes in 2nd grade. We are also experiencing larger than expected class sizes in 1st, 4th and 5th grades. Click for details.

School Rules for Students & Parents
Click here for a brief list of school rules covering start time, drop off and pick up, what isn’t allowed at school and after school supervision. Please review the rules with your child and do your best to follow the rules throughout the 15-16 school year.

On Time, In Class & Ready To Learn – 8:00 Sharp!
This year the Camas Ridge Staff and Site Council have set an ambitious list of school improvement initiatives focusing on Project Based Learning, Community Time, Math and Writing, Technology Integration and Attendance. Our goal is to decrease tardies and non illness related absences by 5%. Tom Maloney

As a parent, I appreciate the challenges of getting up and out of the house in the morning but I also see first hand the social and academic challenges students face when they arrive late or miss a excessive days of school. Please see What’s Happening Sept. 7 – 11 for more specific time and date information.

It’s Go Time!!


Camas Ridge Community School What’s Happening
Sept. 7– Sept 11 2015 – 2016

Welcome Back Students!!

Mon. Sept. 7 Labor Day

Tues. Sept. 8
7:30 – 3:15 Uninterrupted planning time for all teachers
12:00 p.m. 15-16 Homeroom Class Lists posted and e-mailed to families
2:45 – 3:15 New family Orientation (Families who registered after June 11)
3:15 – 4:00 Welcome Back Open House

Wed. Sept. 9 1st Day of School! (1:10 Early Release)
8:00 – 1:10 Grades 1-5 and Kinders A-M attend

Thurs. Sept. 10
8:00 – 2:10 Grades 1-5 and Kinders N-Z attend

Fri. Sept. 11
8:00 – 2:10 All Students K-5 attend
12:30 – 1:00 Welcome Back Assembly (Parents Welcome) Gym