Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, October 5th - Friday, October 9th

Congratulations Mrs. Stewart!

OASL Paraprofessional of the Year

A big congratulations to our very own school librarian, Mrs. Stewart, on being chosen as the Oregon Association of School Libraries Paraprofessional of the Year! She was nominated by Marian Rose, our Seaside Public Librarian, for her dedication to our students and hard work merging our two elementary schools! Congratulations Mrs. Stewart!

Go Guardian & School Issued Chromebooks

We ask that our students use their school-managed Google accounts and school-managed devices for educational purposes only. We encourage families to discuss rules for appropriate internet usage with your child, and to reinforce lessons of digital citizenship. We also highly encourage you to report any potential cyberbullying or other sensitive issues to us.

To help keep your child safer and more scholarly online, our teachers use online services provided by Go Guardian to track students’ website usage. It may be helpful to know that over 10,000 other schools use Go Guardian to protect 5.5 million students across the world, and the Global Educator Institute has endorsed this product.

We have chosen Go Guardian services to help protect students against harmful and inappropriate online material, help students stay “scholarly” and more focused when learning online, and help assess students’ progress towards class assignments. Go Guardian’s web-based services operate on our school’s managed Chrome accounts when a student is logged into Chrome or a Chromebook with their school email address.

Go Guardian allows teachers to see their student's screens during live teaching. This is extremely helpful when a student is having trouble navigating to online assignments or accessing their learning platform. Teachers are able to help their students easily resolve any issues because they can see exactly what the student is seeing.

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Dessert & Discount 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.

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.

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.

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.