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The Latest from Camas School District

Inside this issue:

  • Town Hall recording and supporting documents
  • All grades to return to in-person learning
  • Free meals for ALL students

January 2021 Town Hall

In our January 12 Town Hall, we reviewed reopening plans and addressed questions. If you were unable to attend the Town Hall you can access the information below. Schools will be providing more specific information about what in-person learning will look like as we move forward.

Board Highlights (just the facts)

Superintendent’s Report

Schedule for all grades to return to campus

Superintendent Jeff Snell reviewed the schedule for what small-group will look like in the coming weeks should our community remain in the HIGH COVID activity level (see table below).


How are students identified as most in need of in-person learning?

"At the onset, we identified students by academic and social-emotional needs. As we phase in grade levels, we will rely on parents to tell us if their student needs in-person learning--this will happen at the building level," commented Snell.

Return Schedule While in HIGH COVID Activity
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For details on how small groups at the middle and high school levels could look, watch the recording of the January 12 Town Hall (start at 0:34)

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Turf project at Camas High School

Monthly Reports

Business Services Director Jasen McEathron gave a budget update highlighting the yet-to-be-released stimulus funds and the decrease in student enrollment. Capital Programs Director Heidi Rosenberg presented a status update on our final capital projects from our 2016 bond program.


Interested in learning more? All board meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting documents are available on BoardDocs.

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Mill Town Pride

Hannah Rivas, Liberty Middle School Librarian


Hannah Rivas serves as our librarian at Liberty Middle School but during distance learning, she has done so much more.


Some of these things she is regularly doing is serving students in person while running a curbside book check-in, while sometimes being pulled into the classroom to sub for teachers and run their live Zoom classes. Hannah has spoiled the staff with treats, raffles, and daily joy throughout the building. She continually finds ways to help our students with her above-and-beyond, whatever-we-need attitude! She creatively finds ways to encourage middle schoolers to check out and return books during this school year with gift bags and prizes donated from the community. Thank you so much, Hannah!

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Around Town

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Free lunch for ALL

With in-person learning ramping up for students, we wanted to remind you that ALL meals served at schools are FREE to all students regardless of income. You do not need to apply for free or reduced meal benefits to receive these meals. We are operating on a waiver from the USDA that allows meals to be free through the end of the 2020-21 school year.


In addition to meals being offered while students are on campus, we offer “grab-n-go” meals served curbside on M, T, Th, F from 9:00-11:00 AM at the following locations; Woodburn, Skyridge, and Liberty.


NEW: We also now offer a weekly meal box, free for any students in your home who are ages 1-18. Please sign up with this link.


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Richelle Mellendorf or Tamara Westmoreland or 360-335-3000, ext. 79094.

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Virtual Parent Workshop: Creating Fun & Effective Family Meetings

Tired of doing everything for everyone? Worried about whether you are raising responsible kids? Family meetings can help. They foster deeper connections, resolve conflicts, streamline home life, and instill family values. This dynamic workshop will teach you how to lead fun and effective family meetings … and how not to screw them up! You’ll leave feeling inspired and equipped to start meeting with your crew – so you can stop nagging and worrying, and start having more fun together. Ideal for parents of K – 12.


Lael Petersen will facilitate this presentation. As a Life Coach with over 20 years helping adults and families thrive, she combines her professional experience as a mental health therapist with her personal experience as a partner and mom to create workshops that are both practical and empowering. She is the founder of the Vibrant Body + Wise Mind Program where women learn mindset and self-care habits to thrive in body and mind. Learn more at www.laelpetersen.com.


Tuesday, January 19

6 – 7 p.m.

Zoom link – will be posted here: bit.ly/CSDwellness

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