Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, June 14th-Thursday, June 17th

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Pacific Ridge Families,

This June marks the end of one unique and very challenging year! From fully online learning to a hybrid schedule, thank you for partnering with us this year to support your child’s education. Together we have all learned and grown so much. Your commitment to your child’s education and willingness to step up and out of your comfort zone has been incredible!

We look forward to having all of our Pacific Ridge puffins on-site, all day, 5 days per week next school year.

Have a fabulous summer!

Mrs. Wozniak, Principal

Last Day!

Thursday, June 17th

This Thursday will be our last day of school for our puffins! Please remember to turn in your chrome books! Thank you!
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Mini Field Days!

Fun at field day!

Our kindergarten & 1st grade students participated in a mini field day on Friday. Although was a much smaller event than in years past, students had a fun time at each station rotation. 2nd & 3rd grade mini-field day will be today (Monday) and 4th and 5th grade mini field day will be on Tuesday!

A big thank you for Mr. Sigler for putting this event together for our students!

5th Grade Promotion Assembly

Thursday, June 17th

Please join us via Zoom on Thursday, June 17th to celebrate our 5th grade puffins leaving the nest! Students will receive a certificate and share a short speech they have each written. We will also record these assemblies and share them with families in case you're unable to join the live Zoom event.

AM "A Cohort" Classes

PM "B Cohort" Classes

5th Grade Move-Up Day

Our future sharks had a fun day visiting the new Seaside Middle School on Friday! They answered trivia questions on the walk up the hill and had the opportunity to tour the new school, as well as learn about the different elective classes. It was a great day!

5th Grade Families

6th Grade Elective Forecasting

Please click link to choose elective classes for 6th grade!

A Message from Mrs. Dyroff, Seaside Middle School Counselor

Please click the link above to forecast your child's elective classes for the upcoming school year. Students will choose one year-long elective (Band, Choir, or Technology).

You may preview the Seaside Middle School 2021-2022 Course Description Guide (*see information below) for a sneak peek of class details!

Go Sharks!

Elective Courses

Beginning Band

Instructor: Mr. Kyle Rieger

Length of Course: Full Year

Course Description:

The Beginning Band is made up of students who wish to learn to play a band instrument. Students are tested at the beginning of the year to determine which instrument best suits them. Once everyone has an instrument, students attend one section lesson a week and one period of full band every day. Regular concert appearances by the band include winter, spring, and “Pops” concerts. Students learn to play all styles of music from classical to movie and television hits.


Instructor: Ms. Kimber Parker

Length of Course: Full Year

Course Description:

Beginning Choir is open to all 6th graders regardless of musical experience! We sing a variety of music: from American folk songs and Spanish lullabies to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars! Choir is a year-long commitment and includes evening concerts. In this class, we learn how to read music, sing with good vocal technique, and we have a lot of fun! Join choir to make music, make memories, and make friendships that last forever!


Instructor: TBD

Length of Course: Full Year

Course Description:

Seaside Middle School is excited for the opportunity to add a new elective for next year. The Technology elective course will provide students with opportunities to increase their tech skills and learn about basic coding, digital art design, and basic web design through project based learning and real-world applications.


Free books this summer!!!

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Chromebook Return

Thursday, June 17th & Friday, June 18th

It's almost time to return your child's Chromebook and charger!

  • Students in Onsite/Hybrid Instruction: Due Thursday, June 17th
  • Students in Online Thrive/CDL: Due Friday, June 18th

Summer School Sign-Up!

Summer School & Camps

We are very excited to offer a wide range of Summer Programs for our students this year! Please see the Course Catalog for a description of camps and classes. All courses are free of charge and busing will be provided. Sack lunches will be sent home at the end of each day. Registration is first come, first served.

Registration Link HERE!

Summer School Information

1st-5th Grades

Pacific Ridge Families,

In response to the pandemic and a year of online learning, the Oregon Department of Education has allocated funding for Summer Programs for students who will be entering grades 1-12 in Fall of 2021. As a result, Seaside School District will be able to offer a variety of Summer School opportunities and Summer Camps in August, with transportation and sack lunches included.

Pre-registration for programs will be prioritized for students most needing to make up graduation credits (Grades 10, 11, & 12) and unfinished learning (Grades 1 through 9); remaining slots will then be made available to all students. High School students who need to make up credits towards graduation will be eligible for programs focusing on Credit Recovery, tutoring, or Summer School credit opportunities. For elementary students, fifty of the slots for summer camp will also qualify for wraparound childcare services through the Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District during summer sessions.

Parents whose students are prioritized for these programs based on data gathered this spring will be contacted for registration first. Our aim is to serve as many students as possible. After May 17, 2021, any remaining registration slots will be opened to all other students.

You may also see a Bookmobile cruising through your neighborhood once a week this summer. The Bookmobile, curated by our Seaside District Library staff, will deliver free books once a week to predetermined drop off spots in Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart, and Cullaby Lake. More information on days, times, and locations will be announced in June.

For more information or questions, please contact Cate Blakesley at Pacific Ridge Elementary School 503-738-5161 or via email at


Cate Blakesley

Summer Program Coordinator

When do I keep my child home sick?

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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

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

Our office is now open 8-4PM at our newly remodeled Pacific Ridge Elementary School office!