Patterson Elementary

Parent Blast - August 20, 2020

Class Configurations and Staffing

As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year we wanted to share our planned class configurations and staffing. Class configurations are based on our shift to a 20:1 student teacher ratio in K-2, 33:1 ratio in 3-6 and on our student enrollment in our current CDL model. You will also notice that our Music and P.E. Specialists have been temporarily moved to the classroom in order to accomplish this lower class size in K-2. Our goal is to bring K-2 students back at least four days a week at the 20:1 student teacher ratio when it is safe to do so. We believe in a well-rounded education and the value of Music and P.E. For this year we will be providing Music and P.E. asynchronously/on demand through the regular google classroom provided by a district Music and P.E. teacher, so that lessons can be done at a time that works best for your student. This will allow us to continue to offer these options to our students and shift back to our previous model when we return full time to our buildings and it is safe to do so. We anticipate being able to send out your child's teacher information on September 1st.


Kindergarten - Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Gurske, Mrs. Volk

1st Grade - Mrs. McCoy, Ms. Portinga

2nd Grade - Mrs. Giard, Mrs. Henningsen, Mrs. Elison

3rd Grade - Mrs. Brock, Mr. Wear

4th Grade - Mrs. Godsey, Ms. Delplanche

5th Grade - Mrs. Elliott, Ms. Rider

6th Grade - Mrs. McClain, Mrs. Crackel


Please reach out via email if you have any questions - lentzj@hsd.k12.or.us.


Here to serve,

Jamie Lentz

Principal, Patterson Elementary

Family Caregiver Guide for CDL Fall 2020

This Family Caregier Guide was emailed out to families this afternoon. Please take a moment to review this information and reach out if you need anything.

Sample Schedule

Below you will find a picture of a sample schedule for elementary schools (also found in the family caregiver guide). During our soft start week you will be receiving a copy of your child/children's specific schedule. The visual below is meant to help you prepare for the school year and give you a better idea of what to expect in CDL. Please reach out if you have any questions.
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Important Dates

September 1: Goal date for sending out class assignments

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

September 14: First day of school

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.