September 2020

September 2020 Welcome Back

September 2020 Edition

 

Welcome Back

Dear ORLA Families,

Thank you for your patience as we transition into distance learning this fall. We are so very excited for school to start and to meet your student.  There is a lot that will be different as we start the school year but our love of teaching your student remains the same. 

Enclosed is a lot of back to school information packed into the newsletter. Please read through all of the information.If you have any questions please reach out to the office staff. Their contact information will be included at the end of the letter.

Sincerely,

Celeste Waltermeyer

ORLA Administrator


The First day of school hConnect and MAST

All students will have synchronous (live) classes in hConnect and MAST programs. To make things a little easier for students and parents, teachers will be emailing the Zoom link for the FIRST DAY of class.  After the first day of school the link for zooms will be found in the students Schoology classroom. I have listed Schoology training information for parents/students under tech trainings below. 


1st day of school and 6-12th grade iConnect Orientations

If your student is registered for an iConnect class they need to attend 1 of the following orientations.  Please choose 1 date/time to attend. Please disregard this if you’ve already signed up for a time. Schedule Orientation

 

Wednesday, September 9th

Returning Students - 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Returning Students - 10:15-11:15 a.m.

New Students - 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

New Students - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

New Students - 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

 

Thursday, September 10th

New Students - 9:00-9:30 a.m.

New Students - 10:15-11:15 a.m.

New Students - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Returning Students - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Returning Students - 2:15-3:15 p.m.

1st day of school and K-5th grade iConnect Orientations

 

If your student is registered for an iConnect class they need to attend 1 of the following orientations.  Please choose 1 date/time to attend. Please disregard this if you’ve already signed up for a time. Schedule Orientation

 

Wednesday, September 9th

Returning Students- 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

K-3 Students - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

4-5 Students - 1:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, September 10th

K-3 Students - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

4-5 Students - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Returning Students - 1:00-1:45 p.m

 

Daily Distance Learning Schedule hConnect and MAST


Below is a general daily schedule  


Classes

Times

Class

9:00-9:50

Class

10:10:50

Lunch and Movement break

10:50-11:30

Class

12:30-1:20

Class

1:30-2:30

Office Hours

2:30-3:37


Materials and Supplies Pick-up

We have materials and supplies that will need to be pick-up for each student. Not every teacher will have materials that need to be distributed please check in with your teachers


hConnect / MAST / iConnect 

Friday,  September 11, 11-1 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Friday, September 18, 11-1 p.m.

District Resources and Tech Trainings for parents and students:

Everything you need to know about getting tech support, Schoology, Skyward and many more tech tips!


https://www.osd.wednet.edu/families/technology_resources 


Distance Learning Attendance 

Your student needs to mark attendance for every day that they have a class and this should be done before the first class of the students day. If they forget they can complete attendance that day anytime before 11:45pm


Students will need to complete attendance through the OSD portal each morning by logging into the portal and then Schoology. Students should start this process at 8:55 since school starts at 9:00 AM


Absence Procedures

If your student will be absent please call the Attendance Line 360-596-7773 or the front office at 360-596-7730 to call in a student absence.  If your family is planning a vacation or a planned absence that will take your child out of school for more than 3 days, complete a planned absence form and submit it to the office for approval at least 2 weeks before the planned absence. As it is in all schools, it is the school’s legal obligation to monitor student attendance and issues related to excessive tardiness.  In cases of frequent absences/tardiness, we will attempt interventions to improve student attendance.  Please refer to the OSD Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for additional information. 


Checking Out Materials

Students will be able to check out books through the portal and the online system.  Book pick-ups days and times will be announced at a later time. 


2019-2020 Yearbooks


Yearbooks are still available for purchase!

We have yearbooks available for purchase for $28. This year all of our programs are in one hardbound book. One section covers world news and current events for our unprecedented school year.  Contact pcoon@osd.wednet.edu with questions. 

To purchase a yearbook go to orla.osd.wednet.edu and click on the Payment Portal Link at the very bottom of the page.  Use your Skyward login.  Once logged in, select Yearbook and pay $28 with your credit or debit card at check out.  Please keep your receipt. Your yearbook will be available for pick up during the supply pickup day.  Thank you for your support!

Volunteering 

ORLA Montessori provides many volunteer opportunities for parents and family members.  If you plan to chaperone field trips or help in the classroom you must complete and be cleared.  All volunteers must complete the online volunteer application YEARLY.  The form is located on the school district website prior to their volunteer time.    http://osd.wednet.edu/community/volunteer


Returning?

If your student(s) will not be returning to ORLA please contact the office ASAP.  You may also email Krista Johnson at kajohnson@osd.wednet.edu 


Contact List


Office Staff--Attendance/Payments/Schedule/General questions

(360) 596-7730

Cheryl Baker chbaker@osd.wednet.edu

Lacie Williams lmwilliams@osd.wednet.edu


Program Manager--Monthly Progress/ALE/Registration/Lottery

(360) 596-7737

Krista Johnson kajohnson@osd.wednet.edu


Counselor--Student and family support, 504 Coordinator for ORLA

(360) 596

Peggy Olsen polsen@osd.wednet.edu


Building Administration (Student/Staff concerns, Schedule,)

(360) 596-7730

Kristy Grinnell, Assistant Administrator  kgrinnell@osd.wednet.edu

Celeste Waltermeyer, Administrator cwaltermeyer@osd.wednet.edu




Synchronous: Live Instruction

Asynchronous: Pre-recorded instruction

What it is:

  • Student and teacher have a scheduled time/task to be completed at a specific time

  • Could include: class meetings, direct instruction or live collaboration

  • Used to introduce, reinforce, practice, apply or extend

  • Short periods of instruction (whole or small group instruction)

  • Students interacting with one another (whole class or in small groups)

  • Students working on assignments with support from teacher or paraeducator

  • Family/student support time to ask questions

  • Small group or 1:1


What it is:

  • Opportunities to learn through enriching offline lessons

  • Recorded by teacher and/or teacher teams or specialist (share the workload)

  • Flexible time and/or day when the task is completed; allows students to engage at any time and rewatch if needed

  • Where teachers will deliver the majority of core instruction so students can access if they do not attend live sessions

  • Videos are great for building a foundation for further learning

  • Embedding questions in video’s can improve student interaction and provide you with formative assessment

What it is not:

  • Continuous hours of time on a computer

  • Lecture style for long periods of time

  • New learning which is completely dependent on student being in the live session



What it is not:

  • Lengthy videos: Optimum time for pre-recorded video is under 6 minutes; engagement drops after 9 mins.

  • Cookie cutter polished content from other sources: it doesn’t need to be pretty, it needs to be personal


Notice of Nondiscrimination (link)

The Olympia School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

The Olympia School District offers many Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs/courses in the following areas:  Skilled and Technical Sciences/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); Agriculture/Natural Resources; Business Marketing; Family and Consumer Sciences; and Health Sciences. For more information about CTE course offerings and admissions criteria, contact Pat Cusack, Director of College and Career Readiness, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 596-6102. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

 

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, reports of alleged sexual harassment, concerns about compliance, and/or grievance procedures:

 

Michael Hart, Title IX Officer

Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-8545  mhart@osd.wednet.edu

 

Autumn Lara, Executive Director of Elementary Education

Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-8534  alara@osd.wednet.edu

 

Ken Turcotte, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator (Students)

Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506 

(360) 596-7530 klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu

 

Starla Hoff, ADA Coordinator (Staff)

(360) 596-6185  shoff@osd.wednet.edu

 

Scott Niemann, Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator

Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-6185  sniemann@osd.wednet.edu

 

Pat Cusack, Director of College and Career Readiness

Knox 111 Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360)-596-6102  pcusack@osd.wednet.edu

 

 


 

Aviso de No Discriminación

El distrito escolar de Olympia proporcionará igualdad de oportunidades y tratamiento para todos los estudiantes en todos los aspectos del programa académico y actividades sin discriminación por motivos de raza, religión, credo, color, origen nacional, edad, veterano de baja honorablemente o estado militar, el sexo, la orientación sexual, expresión o identidad de género, estado civil, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad. El distrito proporcionará la igualdad de acceso a las instalaciones escolares a los Boy Scouts of America y todos los demás grupos juveniles designados enumerados en el Título 36 del Código de los Estados Unidos como una sociedad patriótica. los programas del distrito estarán libres de acoso sexual. Las ayudas y servicios auxiliares serán proporcionados a solicitud para personas con discapacidad.

 

El Distrito Escolar de Olympia ofrece muchos programas y cursos en Carreras y Educación Técnica (CTE) en las áreas siguientes: Ciencias Especializadas y Técnicas /STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas); Agricultura/Recursos Naturales; Empresas/Marketing; Economía Domestica y del Consumidor; y Ciencias de Salud. Para más información sobre las ofertas de cursos CTE y los criterios de admisión, contacte a Pat Cusack, Director de la Preparación para la Universidad y Carreras, College and Career Readiness, 111 Bethel Street NE, Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 596-6102. No tener dominio del idioma ingles no es una barrera para ingresar y participar en los programas CTE.

 

Las siguientes personas han sido designadas para manejar las preguntas con respecto a las políticas de no discriminación, informes de presunto acoso sexual, la preocupación por el cumplimiento y / o procedimientos de queja:

 

Michael Hart, Oficial de Título IX

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506 

(360) 596-8545 mhart@osd.wednet.edu

 

Autumn Lara, Director Ejecutivo de Educación Primaria

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-8534 alara@osd.wednet.edu

 

Ken Turcotte, Coordinadora de Sección 504 y ADA (Estudiantes)

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506 

(360) 596-7530 klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu

 

 

 

Starla Hoff, Coordinadora de ADA (Staves)

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-6185

shoff@osd.wednet.edu

 

Scott Niemann, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador del Cumplimiento con los Derechos Civiles

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506 

(360) 596-6185 sniemann@osd.wednet.edu

 

Pat Cusack, Director de la Preparacion Universitaria y de Carreras

Knox Centro Administrativo, 111 Bethel St. N.E., Olympia, WA 98506

(360) 596-6102  pcusack@osd.wednet.edu