Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Monday, October 11th

Conference Early Release at 12:00PM

Early Release at NOON/12:00PM on Thursday, October 14th

~ Students will be released at 12:00PM on Thursday in preparation for Parent Teacher Conferences.

~ Parent Conferences will begin at 1:00 PM.

~ No School on Friday, October 15th.

Important Dates

  • School District Calendar
  • Thursday, October 14th & Friday October 15th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, October 14th ~ Students will be released at noon on this day in preparation for Parent Conferences.
  • Friday, October 15th ~ No School due to Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, October 27th ~ No School ~ Staff In-Service Day
  • Friday, October 29th ~ Fun Friday Dress Up Day ~ See this newsletter for details

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 14th & Friday, Oct. 15th

Pacific Ridge Families,

Parent teacher conferences are coming up soon! Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with each of you to share your child's progress & set growth goals for the school year!

Due to the School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction our conferences will be held virtually, via Zoom or by phone. Please see more details about this advisory below. To accommodate all of our families, appointments will be limited to 25 min per teacher. Translators will be available.

Thursday, October 14th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00PM-8:00PM

Friday, October 15th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00AM-12:00PM

Please click the link to sign up for a Zoom conference for each of your children.

Please call the Main Office at 503-738-5161 if you have any questions.

School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction

To maintain the continuity of instruction during school this year, OHA and ODE are issuing the following School Health Advisory, to remain in effect statewide October 2 – October 31, unless otherwise updated:

Schools should hold family events (open houses, meet the teacher nights, carnivals, fundraisers, etc.) online, rather than in-person. If events are held in-person, hold the events outside, ensure all participants wear masks, and maintain physical distancing of 6 feet to the degree possible.

Fun Friday Dress Up Day

Friday, October 29th

Join us for a fun Friday dress up day!

Options for our dress up day include:

  • Wear your costume (this must be school appropriate & not scary for our littlest puffins! Remember we now have preschoolers ages 3 and 4 at school with us!)
  • Dress up as your favorite person
  • Dress up as your favorite book character
  • Dress up as your favorite sport/team
  • Dress up in our school colors (turquoise, black, white)

We will not have any Halloween parties at school this year. Please do not send treats of any kind. We will have a fun activity (art project, etc.) in the classroom instead.

PacRidge Gear

Orders due by October 15th

Click this LINK to order some PacRidge gear!

Students and staff are encouraged to show their school spirit and wear PacRidge gear on Fridays.

Specials Day Schedule

PE, Music, Library, Technology & SEL

Our specials this year are on a 6 day rotation due to several grade levels having 6 teachers. Your child's teacher will share with you what days their specials land on. Each week I will share the specials rotation in this newsletter.

Monday ~ Specials Day 1

Tuesday ~ Specials Day 2

Wednesday ~ Specials Day 3

Thursday, Specials Day 4

Friday, No School

Absent Work for Students

If your child will be absent for two or more days...

Please email your child's teacher if you would like work for them to do at home. Your child's teacher will get a chrome book & work ready to be picked up in the front office.

Emails can be found HERE on our school website.

When to keep your child home from school

We are SO excited to have students back on-site 5 days per week for the entire school day! In order to continue to be able to keep our doors open to all students we need your help! If your child has any of the below symptoms, please keep them home until they are 24 hours symptom free without medication.

In addition, if anyone in your household is sick, please contact a healthcare professional for guidance. You can also reach out to our school nurse, Mrs. Tobi Boyd if you have questions. Her contact information is included in this newsletter.

Thank you in advance!

Lost & Found

Do your recognize any of these items?

Please contact our office by October 29th if one of these items belongs to your child! 503-738-5161 or

Please help us by writing your child's first and last name inside of sweatshirts, jackets and any other items (water bottles, etc.) so we can get them quickly returned to your child. At the end of the month we will donate unclaimed items without names.

Thank you!

Teacher Information

How do I contact my child's teacher?

Email contact information can be found on our school website

If you need to contact your child's teacher by phone, please call the school at 503-738-5161. If teachers are working with students, your call will be sent to their school voicemail.