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 OCTOBER 2020 Edition for hConnect Program, iConnect Academy & MAST Middle School Families

 

 

Principal Message

 

Dear ORLA Families,

I want to express my deep gratitude for your patience and grace as we’ve come back to school. We are all working hard to make this a great school year for students.

 

It was awesome to see familiar parent/family faces at the mandatory family meeting. If you were not able to attend please watch the recorded video. It has some important information about school and some general reminders.

 

Sincerely,

Celeste Waltermeyer

 

Materials and Supplies Pick-up

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

 

Arena Scheduling

Arena scheduling will be open up starting tomorrow October 2 through October 5. Check out the new class mystery Science that Ms. Hankins will be teaching.  As a reminder the class minimum is  22  hours so if you drop a class you will need to probably add a class to meet the minimum requirements. Arena scheduling take place in Skyward.

 

Monthly Progress

Parent Responses to Monthly Progress are due on October 5th. Teachers will be sending out Overall Progress on October 2nd. Please remember to respond for each of your children that attend ORLA.

 

Progress Month

Date of Overall Progress Emailed to Families

Parent Response Due

September

October 2

October 5

October

October 30

November 2

November

November 30

December 2

December

January 4

January 6

January

January 29

February 2


February

February 26

March 1

March

March 26

March 29

April

April 30

May 3

May

May 29

May 31

June

June 18

No response Needed

 

 

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 11:45 p.m.

 

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.

 

CRC

The CRC is still closed. If you have items that need to be returned they can be returned Tuesday and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

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!

Upcoming Events

Picture Day is October 7th from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Retake for Picture is November 19th, the time will be decided.

 

No School Days

October 9 - No School Teacher In-Service

November 11 - No School Veteran’s Day

November 25 - 27 Thanksgiving Break


December 21 - January 1 Winter Break

January 18 - No School MLK JR Day

 

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 k ajohnson@osd.wednet.edu

 

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

(360) 596

Peggy Olsen polsen@osd.wednet.edu

 

Building Administration (360) 596-7730

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

      iConnect

      High school schedules/Running Start

      Building and program concerns and questions

Celeste Waltermeyer, Administrator cwaltermeyer@osd.wednet.edu

       Building and program questions and concerns

       Financial assistance for families

       Staff concerns

 

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 Olimpia 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

 

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