Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, November 23rd - Friday, November 27th

Sneak Peek of our remodel

Our new and improved entry to Pacific Ridge!

If you haven't had a chance to stop by the office lately, things are really starting to come together! Here is a peek into our newly remodeled secure entry and beautiful library. We can't wait until students are also in these pictures!
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Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th

Parent teacher conferences for the end of first trimester are coming up soon!

Thursday, December 10th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00PM-8:00PM

Friday, December 11th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00AM-12:00PM

Families who are currently participating in the Comprehensive Distance Learning/Hybrid school option, please click this link to sign up for a Zoom conference for each of your children.

Families participating in the Online Thrive school option will not have Zoom conferences at this time. Your supervising teacher, Ms. Alice Stewart, is working on report cards and these will be mailed out at the end of the trimester. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with each of you to share your child's progress & report card!

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th ~ No School ~ Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 7th ~ No School ~ Teacher In-Service Day ~ Teacher's will be preparing report cards for conferences.
  • Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences *more details below!

Reopening Planning

New Metrics & Case Numbers will guide our reopening plans

Pacific Ridge Elementary Families-

We are currently working on our class lists for next trimester beginning on December 8th. If you wish to change your child from Online Thrive (home school program) to CDL or from CDL to Online Thrive we ask that you let us know by completing this form by Monday, November 30th. You only need to complete this form if you intend to switch your student from the model in which they are currently enrolled.

You may be having difficulty deciding which class option to choose. In order to help you make an informed decision for your family I want to provide some more detailed information about what Hybrid Onsite instruction will be like at Pacific Ridge.

When will Hybrid Onsite instruction begin?

Our School Board has approved a plan to move from CDL to Hybrid/Onsite starting on Tuesday, December 8th if the metrics allow it. Unfortunately, due to high COVID-19 case count numbers in Clatsop county, we do not currently meet the metrics to return to hybrid onsite instruction on December 8th. However, we are still planning for hybrid onsite instruction so that when we do meet the metrics we can bring our students back in person as soon as it is safe to do so.

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a group of students & staff who come in contact with each other within a day or week. Our guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education requires our school to establish and maintain stable cohorts. Each cohort must have a system to ensure that contact tracing can be completed so daily individual student cohort logs are required.

What will Hybrid look like at Pacific Ridge?

In Hybrid/Onsite instruction, students will attend in A/B cohorts. Our A/B cohorts will be divided by the alphabet: Last names A-L will be assigned to the "A" cohort. Last names M-Z will be in the "B" cohort. The "A" cohort will attend onsite on Mondays & Tuesdays from 8:00AM-2:30PM and the "B" cohort will attend onsite on Thursdays & Fridays from 8:00AM-2:30PM. On the days students are not onsite they will have assignments posted in Seesaw. To keep cohorts stable, classes will have recess in playground zones, eat lunch and breakfast in their rooms, and participate in special classes (Example: music, guidance, etc.) in their rooms.

What if I want my child to stay in CDL but not come back “on-site”?

Students currently enrolled in the CDL program are expected to return to Hybrid/Onsite instruction when it is safe to do so. If you would like your child to continue in CDL we are currently determining if staffing will allow for this option. You can also choose to enroll your child into the Online Thrive program. Upon enrollment into our Online Thrive program students will be expected to start at the beginning of Trimester #2 instructional level with their same aged peers.

What if my child is in a “community pod” with other students with different last names?

If your child is working within a small community pod of other students, please let us know. We will do our best to have students in these pods placed in the same cohort so that they will be attending onsite on the same days.

What will bus transportation look like?

In preparation for a possible return to Hybrid/Onsite instruction for the Winter Trimester, please complete this transportation form for each of your children who attend Pacific Ridge Elementary. In order to maintain stable cohorts, students riding the bus to school and/or home from school will be picked up and dropped off at the same location.

What will health and safety look like?

The Oregon Health Authority and Clatsop County Health Authority have worked with our district to set safe building protocols. We are continuing to revise our operational blueprint to meet county and statewide requirements.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns,

Juliann Wozniak, Principal

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

COVID-19 Updates (OHA)

COVID-19 Weekly Report (OHA)

For more information, please visit our School District website:

Virtual Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Tradition Continues...

Our 2020 Annual Turkey Trot was a little different this year, but I’m SO thankful for our students and PTO for continuing this tradition! Such an amazing example of perseverance and positivity during this really challenging year.

Turkey Trot Raffle Winners:

K- Drew and Chloe

1st- Summer and Braelynn

2nd- Oscar and Mikayla

3rd- Dallen and Aiden

4th- David and Evelyn

5th- Stella and Stellan

Thanks to all who participated! We had 30 kids run a mile! Way to go puffins!

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Pacific Ridge Elementary School

Our office is now open 8-4PM at our newly remodeled Pacific Ridge Elementary School office!