Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, November 30th- Friday, December 4th

Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th

Parent teacher conferences for the end of first trimester are coming up soon!

Thursday, December 10th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00PM-8:00PM

Friday, December 11th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00AM-12:00PM

Families who are participating in the Comprehensive Distance Learning/Hybrid school option, please click this link to sign up for a Zoom conference for each of your children.

Families participating in the Online Thrive school option will not have Zoom conferences at this time. Your supervising teacher, Ms. Alice Stewart, is working on report cards and these will be mailed out at the end of the trimester. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with each of you to share your child's progress & report card!

Winter Trimester

Students Transferring to Comprehensive Distance Learning

Students who are transferring to Comprehensive Distance Learning from our Online Thrive school option will begin classes (live Zoom lessons) with their new class and teacher on Tuesday, December 8th. Please click this link to sign up for a Zoom conference for each of your children.

Your child will also need the CDL supplies. We have these ready for pick-up in our office from 8:00AM-4:00PM daily. If you can come pick these up tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 4th) or Monday, December 7th your child will have everything they need for class on Tuesday, December 8th. If you are unable to pick these up, your child can still start on December 8th. Please call the office if you have questions about the supplies.

Parents were sent an email and text with their teacher's name and a link to sign up for a conference with the teacher. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office. If you did not receive an email or text, please let us know. We may need to update your information in our system.

Calendar Reminders

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Monday, December 7th ~ No School ~ Teacher In-Service Day ~ Teacher's will be preparing report cards for conferences.
  • Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th ~ Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up here: link
  • Monday, December 21st- Friday, January 1st ~ Winter Break ~ No School

Information for next week!

Week of Monday, December 7th- Friday, December 11th

  • There is no school on Monday, December 7th.
  • On Thursday, there will be a regular school day from 8:30-1:00 and then Zoom parent teacher conferences will begin at 2:00PM. If your student has a small group in the afternoon, they will not be happening on this day due to conferences.
  • On Friday, December 11th, there is also no school due to parent teacher conferences.

Help for the holidays

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Transportation Planning for Hybrid onsite instruction

Arrival and Dismissal

All families with students participating in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)/Hybrid will need to complete this form. Please click on the link below so that we know how your child will be getting to school and going home. Please complete this transportation form for each of your children who attend Pacific Ridge Elementary.

Even if you plan to drop off and pick up your child daily, we need this form completed so that we can take your child off of that bus route. This will make room for another child to ride the bus. We are restricted to a small amount of students who can ride the bus at one time.

Thank you!

Frequently asked questions

Hybrid Onsite Instruction

When will Hybrid Onsite instruction begin?

Our School Board has approved a plan to move from CDL to Hybrid/Onsite starting on Tuesday, December 8th if the metrics allow it. Unfortunately, due to high COVID-19 case count numbers in Clatsop county, we do not currently meet the metrics to return to hybrid onsite instruction on December 8th. However, we are still planning for hybrid onsite instruction so that when we do meet the metrics we can bring our students back in person as soon as it is safe to do so.

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a group of students & staff who come in contact with each other within a day or week. Our guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education requires our school to establish and maintain stable cohorts. Each cohort must have a system to ensure that contact tracing can be completed so daily individual student cohort logs are required.

What will Hybrid look like at Pacific Ridge?

In Hybrid/Onsite instruction, students will attend in A/B cohorts. Our A/B cohorts will be divided by the alphabet: Last names A-L will be assigned to the "A" cohort. Last names M-Z will be in the "B" cohort. The "A" cohort will attend onsite on Mondays & Tuesdays from 8:00AM-2:30PM and the "B" cohort will attend onsite on Thursdays & Fridays from 8:00AM-2:30PM. On the days students are not onsite they will have assignments posted in Seesaw. To keep cohorts stable, classes will have recess in playground zones, eat lunch and breakfast in their rooms, and participate in special classes (Example: music, guidance, etc.) in their rooms.

What if I want my child to stay in CDL but not come back “on-site”?

Students currently enrolled in the CDL program are expected to return to Hybrid/Onsite instruction when it is safe to do so. If you would like your child to continue in CDL we are currently determining if staffing will allow for this option. You can also choose to enroll your child into the Online Thrive program. Upon enrollment into our Online Thrive program students will be expected to start at the beginning of Trimester #2 instructional level with their same aged peers.

What if my child is in a “community pod” with other students with different last names?

If your child is working within a small community pod of other students, please let us know. We will do our best to have students in these pods placed in the same cohort so that they will be attending onsite on the same days.

What will bus transportation look like?

In preparation for a possible return to Hybrid/Onsite instruction for the Winter Trimester, please complete this transportation form for each of your children who attend Pacific Ridge Elementary. In order to maintain stable cohorts, students riding the bus to school and/or home from school will be picked up and dropped off at the same location.

What will health and safety look like?

The Oregon Health Authority and Clatsop County Health Authority have worked with our district to set safe building protocols. We are continuing to revise our operational blueprint to meet county and statewide requirements.

COVID-19 Updates (OHA)

COVID-19 Weekly Report (OHA)

For more information, please visit our School District website:

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

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