Current News and Events

Please Join us for Peace, Love, and Pancakes on February 21st! Volunteers needed.

February 21st: Peace, Love and Pancakes
Important reminder: Pack your child’s plate, mug, and utensils!
– Let your child’s teacher know if they want to get their hair cut for Children with Hair Loss (CWHL).
– We still have many volunteer slots to fill for PLP Day, including an Allergen-Free Pancake Guru.


Click here for volunteer sign ups

Dine Out! California Pizza Kitchen

Fundraiser in support of: Springwater Environmental Sciences School December 8th ~ 15th, 2019.
Please bring the flyer to present to your server.

Halt Pest Control

This Friday October 26, 2018 Halt Pest Control will be providing treatment for mice infestation.  They are a Certified QualityPro & QualityPro Green Company. They will be using Terad 3 Rodent Blox, and rodenticide. The Environmental Protection Agency registration number for the pesticide is 12455-106. They will be treating under the portable classrooms and inside the maintenance/boiler room. School will be accessible and warning signs will be displayed in areas of treatment. Please feel free to direct any further questions to

FFS Reminder and Invite


FFS Background Checks

If you plan to go out in the field on Friday Field Study, you must first pass a background check. Stop by or call the office by Wednesday to give April a chance to complete this before Friday.

Coffee talks

Starting at 8:15am on Field Studies Fridays, you are invited to grab a cup of coffee and join in an informal Q and A session with members of the Leadership team and Board.  Comments from the Suggestion Box will also be addressed.

Covered Area Update

Covered Area Update

We have had a busy summer here at Springwater. Unfortunately, that means we had to temporarily put our covered area on the back burner while we addressed staffing and major building repairs. Rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about all of the money that was so generously given during the auction paddle raise. We are moving forward with the project, and currently we are working with an architect to have blueprints drawn up. Please remember to have patience, and show grace as we move through this process; and know that we, as a board, are working very hard to keep everything on track…. including our covered area! Stay tuned for more information, as we will do our best to keep the community informed as we make progress. Thank you to everyone for being part of our community! Please email Mali ( with any questions or concerns regarding the covered area and/or paddle raise.

Donor’s Choose Request from Kassandra

Dear Springwater Community,

I want to make sure my students have what they need to succeed, so I just created a classroom request. Please click the link below:
Help us Innovate with 3-D Pens 

Give to my classroom by September 23, 2018 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Ripple. Just enter the code RIPPLE during checkout and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).In return, you’ll get awesome photos of your gift in action and our heartfelt thanks.

Thank you so much,

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

Springwater’s Annual Snow Day:  1/17/2020

Open House Dates: 2/18/20 & 2/22/20

Peace, Love, and Pancakes: 2/21/20

Spring Break: 3/23/20 – 3/30/20

Transportation Information

Jackson Hub @ OCHS Jackson Campus – On Jackson Street, between 11th and 12th. East side of the road.

Church Hub @ Oregon City Evangelical Church – 1024 Linn Avenue. Sidewalk on the AV Davis Road.

Redland Hub @ Clear Creek Communication – morning Pickup 18238 S Fischers Mill Rd. An on-road stop

Redland Hub @ Redland Grange – afternoon drop off 18131 S. Fischers Mill Rd. – The gravel driveway in front of grange.

Holcolmb Hub @ Holcolmb Elementary (PM only) – 14625 Holcomb Blvd. in the main parking lot.

Bus pickup/drop off times:

Morning Schedule (3 hub pick-ups) Please remember these are strict bus departure times

Jackson Hub – leaves at 8:00 am
Church Hub – leaves at 8:00 am
Redland Hub – leaves at 8:10 am

Afternoon Schedule (4 hub drop-offs) Please remember afternoon hub arrivals are in a time range
Redland Hub, drop off around 3:55 – 4:05 pm
Holcomb Hub, drop off around 3:55 – 4:05 pm
Jackson Hub, drop off around 4:05 – 4:15 pm
Church Hub, drop off around 4:05 – 4:15 pm


Annual Asbestos Notification


September 4, 2018

This information is provided as partial fulfillment of AHERA ( Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act ) rules requiring annual notification of workers and building occupants or their legal guardians of inspections, response actions, and post response action activities, including periodic re-inspections and surveillance activities that are planned or in progress.

A periodic surveillance of asbestos containing materials is performed in the school building every six months. This is done to ensure that asbestos containing materials are maintained in good condition. A complete re-inspection of all Springwater School was conducted in the winter of 2017 and will occur every 3 years. The re-inspections are conducted by an AHERA Accredited Inspector. The results of the re-inspection will be included in the AHERA Management Plan. A copy of the AHERA Management Plan is available in the office.

Over the past year, the school has not removed asbestos containing materials.

Springwater Environmental Sciences School continues to update and improve the AHERA Asbestos Management Plan. This work includes the sampling of materials that were originally assumed to contain asbestos. The improvements in the AHERA Asbestos Management Plan is intended to make them easier to use by staff and outside contractors that perform work within district buildings.

If you have any questions regarding asbestos or the district’s asbestos program, please contact Katie Rasouli.

Important Summer Update from the Springwater Board

Dear Springwater Community,
Attached is a letter from the Springwater Board detailing some changes that will occur next year concerning leadership and Board interaction.  The staff and Board members have been working hard throughout the summer to ensure a strong, healthy community where every student has an opportunity to thrive.  We hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer and appreciate each of you taking few moments to read the attached information.
Genevieve Sheesley
Springwater Board Chair


Spring conference sign-ups are now LIVE!

Click here or use the big green button on your right –> 

Please also remember that our teachers and staff work very hard these long days, so our tradition is to lovingly feed them. Click here to sign up for meal support! 


Monthly Giving

Our monthly giving program has a new live link, ready to accept your donations.

Please consider donating to Springwater! Every penny counts.

Annual Springwater Auction – 4/18/20

Save the Date! This year’s auction is in full planning mode and procured auction items are encouraged and always welcome. If you would like to dontate, sponsor, or procure items for the Auction, please see the following forms:

Procurement Letter

Sponsorship Form

Donation Receipt

The auction will be held at the Grey Gables Estates and will be Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Ticket information will be posted right after Spring Break.

2020-2021 New Enrollment & Open House Dates

2020-21 Important Dates for the Enrollment Process

  • Open House #1 – February 18th @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Open House #2 – February 22nd @ 9:30 a.m.
  • For Inclusion in Lottery, applications must be received at school by March 10th at 4:00pm
  • Lottery Held: week of March 11th
  • Lottery Notifications:  week of April 1st

Springwater Needs YOU! Please volunteer!

There’s no better contribution to the lives of our kids than partnering with our teachers and staff at Springwater School.  Whether you volunteer for an hour or make a commitment over many months, your volunteer time is appreciated.  We need your help at school.

Join our 2020 Attendance Resolution!

Attending school has a huge impact on student success. This year we want to make sure every student misses no more than 9 days of school, or 1 day a month. We need your help.  Please let us know how we can best support you and your student so that they can show up for school on time every day.

Some Attendance Tips to Promote Student Learning:

  • Make sure your students keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine so they are rested and alert when they get to school.
  • Turn off all electronics including TVs, phones, and tablets at bedtime.
  • Make sure clothes and pack backpacks are ready the night before.
  • Check with our school nurse or office staff if you are not sure about when to keep your child at home due to illness.
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your student feels anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your student to school.

Scrip & Fundraising

Our next Scrip order goes in on Friday with a pick up the following Thursday.

Please take a look at the attached potential profit flyer.  Springwater needs to fundraise to offer our extraordinary set of programs.   We have listened to parents who want to contribute but do not have the means to do so.  Scrip is the perfect way for everyone to get financially involved.  Start small and think about the weekly groceries and gas.

If you shop at New Seasons or Fred Meyer and average $200 a week that translates to a monthly donation of $16 … across the year that comes to about $200.

Get your gas at Fred Meyers?  Get scrip cards and register your rewards card at and we get double contributions.

For a limited time:  For every $50 Columbia Card purchased, you will receive a pass to the Columbia Employee Store for you and 4 others.  It is also good for online purchases at employee prices. Don’t miss out on this awesome deal.

Disaster Comfort Kits

We are getting even more prepared for the “waiting time” students would experience in the aftermath of a natural disaster.  We need your participation.  We are asking that each student have a comfort kit prepared by parents or caregivers.  Please click here for the details.  Our goal is for all students to have a comfort kit by November 1, which will be stored at school and returned at the end of the year.

Music Residency & Concert Info

The role that music will play in students’ lives depends in large measure on the level of exposure they achieve in creating, performing, and listening to music.

This Monday, Oct 9 through Nov 16 we welcome renowned, local blues musician Ellen Whyte to Springwater for a music residency. Ellen will be providing instruction in creating, performing, listening to, and analyzing music. Each class will learn about the history of jazz and blues, compose an original song, and perform the song in our 1st All School Concert on November 16 at 6:00 pm at Clackamas Community College, Gregory Forum. This is an evening you will not want to miss.

We welcome music volunteers. Here is the basic schedule:

Lisa Oakleaves Wednesday & Thursday 2:30-3:15pm
Sarah Daragonflies Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8:45-9:30am
Caitlin Dragonflies Monday & Tuesday 2:30-3:15pm and Thursday 1:45-2:30pm
Kathy Blue Herons Wednesday 10:30-11:15am and Thursday 9:45-10:45am
Jon/Jen Blue Herons Monday &Tuesday 9:30-10:30am and Thursday 1-1:45pm
Amanda River Otters Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1-1:45 pm
Troy River Otters Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1:45-2:30pm
Hannah Red Foxes Tuesday & Thursday 11:15am-12:15pm
Kassandra Silver Foxes Monday & Wednesday 11:15am-12:15pm

October 18, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda

October 2017 Board Agenda

Join the Board on 10/18/17 at 6pm for their monthly Board Meeting. Meetings are held at Clackamas Community College in the DeJardin Building, room 233. Please note the DeJardin building is the glass building on the south side of campus (closest to Highway 213) and directly across from the soccer fields.