Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - August 10, 2020

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new school year! 2020 has brought us many challenges, but I am glad that I get to go through them with such a great community - Patterson is more than just a building we learn in, but a community made up of wonderful students, families and educators working hard to help our students learn and grow.


This school year is going to start out different, therefore Parent Blast are starting early and will come every Monday starting today. Hopefully this will allow you to receive timely updates and help everyone plan for a successful fall. Please take a minute to scroll through and reach out if you have any questions or feedback - lentzj@hsd.k12.or.us.


Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Sweet Notes Left On Our Doors!

Important Dates

August 10: Principal Chat, 7:30 pm

Google Meet joining info

https://meet.google.com/jqj-jbaj-vvp

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August 12: Deadline for HOA transfers


August 11: Black/African American/African Family Meeting (district), 7:00 pm via Zoom (see flyer below).


September 8-11: Soft start week, teachers and staff will reach out to connect with each family


September 14: First day of school

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Important Links to Information

Oregon Department of Education Ready Schools Safe Learners Guidance

*Final scheduled update will come out tomorrow and will include guidance for Special Education


Oregon Department of Education Comprehensive Distance Learning Guidance


HSD Weekly Updates for Fall Planning


HSD 2020-2021 Return to School FAQ

School Supply List

Due to the fact that we are beginning the school year in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and supplies may be more challenging to secure, our school supply list has been condensed into one list for K-6. Any other supplies and/or materials needed will be ready for pick-up/delivery prior to the first day of school and will be provided by our school and community partners. We will provide any of these items you are unable to purchase or secure.


Elementary School Supply List 2020-2021:

  • Pencils

  • 2 -3 Regular Composition Notebooks/Spiral Notebooks

  • 1 Graphing Composition Notebook (Grades 3 – 6)

  • 1 Box Crayons

  • 1 Box Colored Pencils

  • 1 Eraser

  • Glue Sticks or Glue Bottle

  • Folder

  • Pencil Box

  • Headset/Earbuds with Microphone (if possible)


Students will also need a computer/Chromebook for Comprehensive Distance Learning which we will provide if needed.

Free Books & Materials

As we transition to our new language arts curriculum this fall, we need to remove our old and outdated curriculum. We will be moving these texts books, chapter books and reading resources out back near our free library. These are free to anyone who would like them. If you choose to come take some of these for home please do the following:


  • Socially distance if multiple people are present
  • Take items but do not bring items back
  • Bring a mask just in case multiple people/families are present
  • Be mindful of others waiting to gather materials
  • ENJOY!