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The Latest from Camas School District

Inside this issue:

  • Student Voice: Middle and High School Students on Learning
  • Finding Our New Superintendent
  • Parent Workshops (One is Tonight)

Board Highlights (just the facts)

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Board Workshop - Student Voice

Dr. Charlene Williams presented thoughts collected last week from middle and high school students related to returning to in-person learning and remote learning. She noted a great excitement for on-site students related to seeing friends and teachers as well as making new friends. Concerns included uncertainty around remote schedules and students taking COVID-19 countermeasures to heart. View the top thoughts here.

Board members reviewed the data and had conversations about what they noticed. Upon reflection, they noted a distinct need to provide in-person learning experiences and keep remote learning as an option for next year through Camas Connect Academy.

Superintendent’s Report

Reopening Schools Plan

March 8 marked the first day that many of our high school students returned to campus for in-person instruction. Jeff Snell reported that 80-85% of our students receive on-site instruction for part of each week. While elementary students will begin four-days per week of instruction beginning March 22, secondary students will be limited to two days until the 6 ft. distancing requirement is amended.

"If we are still working under current guidelines in the fall, we will have to be creative in scheduling. Every student in our system must have access to full-time, in-person learning, even if that means shifting schedules," Snell stated. The district is beginning to plan for the 2021-22 school year with the options of full in-person instruction and remote learning through the Camas Connect Academy for students.

Dr. Melinick, Public Health Director for Clark County, indicated this week that the rate of COVID-19 infection is continuing to flatten as the number of people who have received immunizations continues to increase.

Board Communication

Board members shared recent activities including involvement with our monthly meetings including City/Schools meeting, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Budget Committee.

President Tracey Malone noted that last week, our own Superintendent Jeff Snell accepted the position of superintendent at Vancouver Public Schools beginning in July.

"We, as board members are extremely happy and excited for Jeff. His impact on the students and families in Vancouver will benefit our community as a whole, and we look forward to our continued partnerships," Malone commented.

"Looking at the job ahead of us in hiring a new superintendent, I want to assure our community that the board is committed to hiring a leader that will be of the same exceptional quality as we have been known for throughout Camas School District’s history.

We are committed to making this process transparent and will include the guidance and feedback of multiple stakeholders in our community. In the coming week, we will be putting together our plan and timeframe and will have more information to share as our process is created," Malone added.

CHS Fieldhouse exterior and interior


Capital Programs

Heidi Rosenberg, Captial Programs Director, updated the board on current projects including the new field house at Camas High School which is nearing completion (photos above).

Would you like to see more? Agendas, supporting documents, and minutes are posted here.

Mill Town Pride

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Public School Employee Appreciation Week

Public School Employee Appreciation Week is celebrated every year during the first full week of March. Thank you to our 500+ PSE members and for all the work you do to see and serve students.

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Around Town

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