Pacific Ridge Principal's Update

Week of Monday, November 16th - Friday, November 20th

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th ~ No School ~ Thanksgiving Break
  • 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 *more details below!

Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, December 10th & Friday, December 11th

Parent teacher conferences for the end of first trimester are coming up soon! A link to sign up for this conference will be sent in an email, text & posted to Facebook next week.

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

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

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

2019-2020 Student's School Supplies ~ Ready for Pickup

Last day to pick up supplies will be this Friday, November 20th!

Thank you SO much for your patience! Due to COVID restrictions and our school being under construction, we were unable to return your student's school supplies in June. We've finally been able to access all of our K-5 student's supplies from Gearhart & Seaside Heights schools and have organized them for pick up at Pacific Ridge Elementary School (2000 Spruce Drive, Seaside).

Please drop by our front office between 8:00AM-3:45PM to pick-up your child's school supplies from the 2019-2020 school year. Many teachers have also added end of the year projects and precious art work! Don't miss out on taking these sweet memories home!

*If you want these supplies, but are having difficulty making it to our office during school hours to pick them up, please call our office and we will make arrangements for alternative pick-up.

Reopening Planning

New Metrics & Case Numbers will guide our reopening plans

Pacific Ridge is committed to bringing students and staff back when safe to do so. Currently our Seaside School Board has approved Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) to continue through the end of fall term, December 4th, 2020.

Two weeks ago, on October 30th, the Governor of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Education in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority, released new guidelines and metrics for reopening of our school. At the time of that announcement, our county case rates of COVID-19 cases put our schools in the category of being able to reopen at all grade levels (K-12).

Unfortunately, since that announcement, our Clatsop County COVID-19 case numbers have continued to rise each week. As of last week (November 9th) our county case rate numbers have risen significantly and now officially put our schools in the category of NOT being able to reopen at any grade level. We are prepared to open, but cannot do so if our county case rates continue to remain where they are, because we will not be able to meet the required metrics.

On Friday, November 13th, the Governor announced a two-week freeze for our entire state, beginning Wednesday, November 18th-Wednesday, December 2nd. Although we do not know what the upcoming weeks will bring, it is our sincere hope that this freeze will help to lower the COVID-19 cases in our state and county to a number that will again allow us to reopen.

Each of us must do our part so that we can get back to school. I encourage you to please follow the two-week freeze guidelines, continue to wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. Together we can make a difference!

We will continue to closely monitor the updated COVID-19 case numbers each week and use the Oregon Department of Education's metrics to plan for school reopening options. Depending on our Clatsop County COVID-19 case rates our school options for winter trimester (beginning December 8th) will be one of the following: Hybrid Onsite, Limited in Person Onsite, or Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) instruction.

Additionally, to assist us in our reopening planning we have a couple of surveys we will need you to please complete.

1. Changing School Choice Option Form:

If you have not already done so, please complete this form if you intend for your student to switch from either CDL to Online Thrive or from Online Thrive to CDL for the second trimester of the 2020-2021 school year. CDL students will return to onsite instruction when it is safe to do so. Online Thrive students will remain off campus in online learning.

2. Transportation Form: This form will be emailed & texted to families soon!

The information provided in the links below help our school board and Pacific Ridge Elementary School make decisions about how we can provide the most updated health and wellness information along with school reopening plans.

COVID-19 Updates (OHA)

COVID-19 Weekly Report (OHA)

For more information, please visit our School District website:

Virtual Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Tradition Continues...

Each year our elementary student's participate in our annual turkey trot at Gearhart Elementary School. Students run a 1 mile loop around the school and winners at each grade level have the chance to take home a yummy pumpkin pie!

Unfortunately, this year due to COVID restrictions, we have to change things up! A big thanks to our PacRidge PTO and our PE teacher, Mr. Sigler for keeping this tradition going in a very untraditional way. See flyer for more details on how to run a mile "virtually" and have the chance to win a REAL pumpkin pie!

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Shoes that fit Donation

Is your child in need of new shoes?

Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Rack Room Shoes, we will be able to provide new shoes to students in need. If your child is in need of a new pair of shoes, please complete to form below by Friday, November 20th.

Shoe Request Form:

Pacific Ridge Elementary School

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