August 27, 2020
Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell speaks to the school board and community members in June 2019. . (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

‘We want students on campus’

Local students will start the 2020-21 school year online due to the still-present dangers of COVID-19, but Camas School District leaders remain focused on bringing students back to the classroom as soon as it’s safe to do so.

July 9, 2020
Alex Hugo, 12, works on a Washington Connections Academy "live lesson" from his Camas home. (Contributed photos courtesy of Hugo family)

‘Be kind to yourself, it’s not easy’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, many families with school-age children are starting to come to grips with the fact that distance-learning will likely play a role in their family’s future.

June 18, 2020
Camas High School basketball player Faith Bergstrom catches a pass during a practice session in March. Bergstrom has made a verbal commitment to continue her basketball career at California Polytechnic State University. (Post-Record file photos)

CHS basketball star commits to Cal Poly

Scott Thompson is convinced that if Faith Bergstrom had waited a while longer, she would’ve received offers to play for some of the most prominent women’s basketball programs in the nation. But at the same time, he knows that her decision to attend a university known for its prestigious engineering programs most likely will turn out to be a wise one.

June 11, 2020
Camas School District Superintendent Jeff Snell answers media questions related to the resignation of Camas High School Principal Liza Sejkora (not pictured) at the district's headquarters on Feb. 7, 2020.  (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas: ‘We want to have students back’

For most parents of school-aged children who have seen their daily schedules upended by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is still one question looming: “Will children return to classrooms in the fall?”