Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, September 28th- Friday, October 2nd

Live teaching this week!

Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) Live Teaching & Small Groups

All K-5 students enrolled in Comprehensive Distance Learning/Hybrid will participate in live Morning Meetings with their classes from 8:30-9:00 AM and live small groups from 9-10:30 AM & 11:30-1:00 PM. Assignments will also be posted in Seesaw to complete independently.

Online Thrive Students & Families

Office Hour Zoom Meeting for Buzz Help!

This week Ms. Alice is offering Buzz help during specific office hours. If you are having challenges navigating the website, accessing coursework, understanding what needs to be turned in for grading, and/or submitting the end-of-lesson assignments, you can attend a Buzz Office Hour Zoom Meeting in the morning on Thursday or afternoon on Tuesday and Friday. Be sure to check your email for a sign-up form from Ms. Alice.

Ms. Alice Stewart

503) 694-9431

Pacific Ridge Beginning School

Preschool Promise Program at Pacific Ridge Elementary

We are delighted to be adding more puffins to the nest this year by expanding our programs at Pacific Ridge to include Pacific Ridge Beginning School.

If you have a 3 or 4 year old, and are interested in Preschool Promise, click the link below to complete a screening form. Filling out this form does not guarantee your child a spot in the Preschool Promise program, but it is the first step in determining your child’s eligibility for the program.

If you need assistance in completing this form, please call our office at Pacific Ridge Elementary School.

For program-related questions, please contact Racheal Atnip at the NWRESD Early Learning Hub. Email: Phone: 503-614-3188.

Food4Kids Program

Pacific Ridge Elementary Families,

I would like to bring your attention to a program designed for children who may not have enough food on the weekends. When children are hungry, they aren't able to focus on the job of learning. The Food4Kids Seaside Program in available to help! The volunteers at Food4Kids are ready to provide a backpack or bag filled with food on the last school day before each weekend.

During distance learning our buses will be delivering the food bags on Fridays. If you are interested in enrolling your children in this program, please fill out this form by Friday, October 2nd, 2020. The program will begin delivering food on Friday, October 9th, 2020.

Please call our school office if you have any questions!

Assistance League Program

Clothing Support for Students at Pacific Ridge

The Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific is ready and excited to help clothe your children again this year! Please contact our office by emailing or calling our school if you are interested in participating in this program. The Assistance League will be able to provide clothing for 50-60 students this fall.

Drive Thru PTO Fundraising Event

Friday, Oct. 9th, 5-7pm

Broadway Middle School, 1120 Broadway Street

Please save the date for our first ever Pacific Ridge Elementary PTO fundraiser! It will be a fun "drive thru" event to raise money to purchase new Chromebooks for our elementary students.

How do I contact my child's teacher?

Teacher Contact Information

Teachers can be contacted through the family communication app in Seesaw or by phone or email. Please contact your child's teacher if you are not yet connected to your child's Seesaw account.

Also, all contact information for teachers (including phone numbers) can be found on our school website. Due to distance learning, all teachers have their own individual phone numbers. Here is the link

How do I access CLEVER on my own device?

Student Clever Sign-On

Students can access all of their online learning links through Clever even on your own devices. The link to our Clever login is located on our school website here

FREE Breakfast & Lunch K-5

Updated Delivery Times!

SSD – FREE Grab & Go Breakfast/Lunch Meals for Ages 0-18 UPDATED and starting 9/21/2020

For daily drop off locations

All meal route delivery is between 10:30 am-11:30 am, Monday-Friday. Two routes have extended delivery times: Black Bus 11:27 am-12:21 pm and Purple Bus 11:29 am – 12:20 pm.

During CDL, children can enjoy meals at no charge through a federally funded nutrition program open to all kids aged 0-18 years. No applications are necessary to get a breakfast/lunch sack. All children and teens are welcome. USDA has granted a waiver to the Oregon Department of Education so the Seaside School District can provide a grab-n-go meal service (breakfast and lunch) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meals are served at a designated site and children and/or an authorized adult may pick up meals for consumption off site. Only one grab-n-go meal is allowable per child; however, an authorized adult may request additional meals for children that were unable to come to the delivery location. Adults need to provide a written note to the school district meal staff requesting the number of meals the child is allowed to pick up on a daily basis for other 0-18 children in the household but not at the meal stop.

Please help us continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all of our K-5 students!

Pacific Ridge Elementary School will continue to participate in a Universal Lunch and School Breakfast Program for the current school year (2020-2021). All students enrolled at the Elementary school may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.

For the last two years families have not been required to fill out Free and Reduced Applications. This year, it will be critical for the future of this program that all of our families complete applications. Use the link to complete your Household application for Free and Reduced Meals or you can get a paper copy when you pick up your child's Chromebook & Learning Kit.

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

Our office is now open 8-4PM! We are currently still working out of the Gearhart Elementary office until our Pacific Ridge office construction is complete.