Camas Ridge News 2/22/2021

Camas Hybrid, Same School Online, Movie Night and More

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday 2/23 - Turn It Off Tuesday - ipad care and charging - See below

Friday 2/26 - PTO Sponsored Movie Night - Finding Nemo and Hugo - zoom links coming...

Tuesday 3/2 - Learn about the new Camas Ridge building with Pivot and 4J @ 6:30

Thursday 3/4 Camas Ridge learning supply distribution 8-6

Thursday 3/4 Camas Ridge PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Preparing for Hybrid and Same School Online


As we prepare to return students who opted into the hybrid model back to school and continue all-online instruction for those who chose the same-school online, the Camas staff is hard at work planning for some necessary classroom shifts. We hope to have this information ready to share with families by the end of this week.


Hybrid Cohorting

Families enrolled in the hybrid pathway will be notified around the end of February whether their students will come to Camas on Mondays and Tuesdays or on Thursdays and Fridays. We will make every effort to assign students from the same household to the same on-site school days. If you have a need for Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday based on your household work schedule, please let me know and we will do our best. Our teachers know the kids and classroom relationships well and will strive to have each kiddo in hybrid have some friends in their cohort. We cannot accommodate placements based on pods operating outside of school


These classroom changes will be made shortly before hybrid learning begins—the week of March 8 if the hybrid model is beginning for grades K–1 on March 15 as planned.


What To Expect Next

Families will be notified at least 2 weeks before hybrid learning starts for their grade.


Hybrid Timeline Update


With more vaccines being distributed to Lane County, many 4J educators have been able to receive their first vaccine dose more quickly than initially predicted.


Updated potential timeline (dependent on vaccines and COVID case rates):


• March 8: Elementary classrooms shift
March 15: Grades K–1 begin hybrid learning
• March 20–28: Spring break
• March 29: Trimester 3 for middle and high school
April 5: Grades 2–5 begin hybrid learning
April 12: Grades 6–12 begin hybrid learning

Checking Out Library Books from Camas

Are you missing your amazing school library? Good news! We have check out available now.


Log in to Camas' library to search for books and resources. Log in HERE


Follow the steps below:


1. Log in with your 4J username and password. Need help? It's on your clever log in sheet

2. Click the "Catalog" tab.

3. Click Destiny Discover from the menu on the left.

4. Enter a title, author, or subject and click the magnifying glass.

5. Place the title or titles you are iterested in on HOLD

6. We alert you when your books are ready for curbside pick up.

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Turn It Off Tuesday

Please take time each Tuesday to care for your ipad.



  • Close all the open tabs
  • Restart
  • Charge it up so it's ready to go!




How to close iPad apps

1. For iPads made before 2018, double tap the Home button to open the app switcher. On iPad Pro models made after 2018, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to the middle of the screen.

2. Swipe right or left to scroll through recently used apps and find the app you're looking to close.

3. Press and hold the app window, then swipe up (without lifting your finger off the glass) to send it off the screen. Swipe up on an app in your recently used apps screen to close it.

4. Press the Home button once to return to the home screen.

If you find closing the app didn't help, you can try restarting the iPad.


How to restart an iPad

1. You can shut down an iPad by holding down the sleep/wake button until you're prompted to "slide to power down."

2. The iPad is off once when the screen is completely black.

3. Simply press the sleep/wake button to turn on the iPad again.

Looking for an Escape? Try an ESCAPE ROOM with the Eugene Library - FREE, no card needed!

Escape Rooms - no library card needed

Pivot Architecture to Build the New Camas Ridge

Learn more at our first community meeting 3/2 at 6:30. Zoom link pending...


Eugene firm joins the Camas Ridge Elementary School project team


Planning for the new Camas Ridge Elementary School is underway and the project’s architect team has been selected. The chosen architect has extensive local experience including designing four Eugene School District 4J school buildings.


Local architect firm Pivot Architecture has leveraged over 60 years of experience to design and build projects across Lane County, Oregon, and beyond. Pivot’s numerous recognizable local projects include the Aurora building in downtown Eugene, the City of Eugene’s Willamette Street fire station and police headquarters, McKenzie Ranger Station, and Lane Community College’s Center for Learning. The district worked with Pivot to design the new Howard and River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary Schools, which opened in 2016 and 2017, and Holt and Chávez Elementary Schools, which opened in 2004.


The firm’s proposal was ranked highest by the selection committee after a review of proposals from several firms and interviews with top candidates. Contract negotiations were completed successfully and the school board approved awarding the contract to the selected architect team.


With the architect identified, the district will next bring on a construction manager/general contractor to kick off the project. The district, architect, and construction manager/general contractor will work as a team throughout the design and construction process with subcontractors selected through a publicly advertised, competitive solicitation process.

The new Camas Ridge Elementary School building is funded by the 2018 school bond measure.


Voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed the bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements for 4J schools including the construction of three new school buildings for North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, and Camas Ridge Elementary School. Bond funds will be used to repair schools, improve security, update technology and learning materials, support career technical education, and more. Every school will benefit.


Learn More