September 2019

September Newsletter
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All School Announcements


ORLA Traffic and Crosswalks--The speed limit on Boulevard Rd is 25 miles an hour and 20 miles an hour from 8:15-9:15 and from 3-4PM. Please be alert while you drive as we have many more students walking to school.   The City of Olympia will be installing orange flags, and later this fall there will be flashing lights at the crosswalk on 15th and Boulevard. 


Montessori Preschool Pick-Up Changes.  Starting on Monday, September 23rd preschoolers will now be picked up at the front of the school and released from the gym.  Parents can park and come to the gym at noon or use the loading area to pick students.  


ORLA Curriculum Night

hConnect/MAST -- Thursday, September 26th from 6-7:00PM

Please join us for Curriculum Night.  Middle and High school teachers will have the opportunity to meet with parents and share classroom expectations, how to access assignments and grading, and how best to communicate with them in addition to class information.

Schedule

6:00-6:15 Block 1 and Arts Alive Class on Stage

6:15-6:30 Block 2

6:30-6:45 Block 3

6:45-7:00 Block 4 and Arts Alive Class on Stage


Montessori Curriculum Night --Thursday, September 26th from 6-7:30PM

Please join us for Curriculum Night from 6-7:30PM.  Each teacher will be presenting an overview of what will be taught this school year.  The schedule for the night is below.

Schedule

5:40-5:55 -Children’s House Parent Mtg about Volunteering

6:00-6:30 -Children’s House and Upper Elementary present 

6:30-7:00 -Lower Elementary Teachers Present

7:05-7:30- ALE and How to Respond to Overall Progress--In the Commons with Admin.


ASB Sponsored Events and Fundraisers

FREE used clothing bizarre September 23rd- 26th in the 2nd Floor Balcony.

Leadership/ASB used book sale on Tuesday October 15th 3-6pm


Picture Day - October 9th from 8:30-1:30 - All students are able to have their pictures taken even if parents are not buying pictures.  All students 12 and older in MAST and hConnect will need to have a picture taken for 2019-20 school year. The primary guardian for hConnect students also need pictures for badges to be onsite. 

****GYM CLOSED October 9th due to Pictures****


Attendance Matters- All students need to be on time and in class every day.  If your student is absent please call the 24 hour attendance line at 360-597-7773.


Parking lot reminders: Please drive SLOWLY through the drop-off lane.  Also, be kind to the neighbors, do not block or park in neighboring residents driveways. 


ORLA is a closed campus: Parents please remind your students that if they are not scheduled into a class they must be picked up by a parent or guardian, or they must be in the CRC. Students may not leave campus during their breaks. 

hConnect & iConnect


hConnect Required Parent Meetings-- Join the office staff in the commons to go over the ORLA requirements for parents for the school year. Choose 1 meeting to attend:

Wednesday, September 25 @ 10:30

Tuesday, October 1st @ 10:30


Empower Hours--Every Friday students who need help can come to Empower Hours and receive additional help in ELA/Social Studies and Math/Science. 


ELA/Social Studies:

10-11 - Ashenhurst in room 119

11-12 - Bingaman in room 120


Lunch

12-12:30


Math/Science:

12:30-1:30 - Erickson in room 118

1:30-2:30 - Ong room 119


hConnect/MAST --  Thursday, September 26th from 6-7PM

Please join us for Curriculum Night. Middle and High school teachers will have the opportunity to meet with parents and share classroom expectations, how to access assignments and grading, and how best to communicate with them in addition to class information.

Schedule

6:00-6:15 Block 1 and Arts Alive Class on Stage

6:15-6:30 Block 2

6:30-6:45 Block 3

6:45-7:00 Block 4 and Arts Alive Class on Stage


Parents as a reminder: students should not be unsupervised on the playground, empty rooms, corner halls or outdoor spaces! Thank you for helping reinforce this required behavior. 


MAST


School Conferences for MAST are Friday October 18th and 25th.  Students will NOT have school on those Friday’s.  MAST students have full days of school on October 22-24 and busing home will NOT be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Montessori

Student Conference week October 22-25.  School ends at 12PM each day.  Conferences will be scheduled through Skyward.  More information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks. 

Montessori Curriculum Night --Thursday, September 26th from 6-7:30PM

Please join us tomorrow for Curriculum Night from 6-7PM.  Each teacher will be presenting an overview of what will be taught this school year.  The schedule for the night is below.

Schedule

5:40-5:55 -Children’s House Parent Mtg about Volunteering

6:00-6:30 -Children’s House and Upper Elementary present 

6:30-7:00 -Lower Elementary Teacher Present

7:05-7:30- ALE and How to Respond to Overall Progress-- In the Commons with Admin.


Upcoming Dates

September

24  OSD Parent Workshop @ ORLA

23-26  ASB sponsored Free used Clothing @ ORLA upstairs

25  hConnect Parent Mtg 10:30AM in Commons

26  Curriculum Night 


October

1   hConnect Parent Mtg 10:30AM in Commons

2   Progress sent to families

4   Parent response to Progress due

4   PTA Movie Night 6pm

9   All School Picture Day

11  No School--Teacher Inservice

15  ASB Used Book Sale

18  MAST Conferences--No School for MAST only

22  OSD Parent Workshop @ ORLA

22-25 Montessori Conferences  ½ days

24  PTA MOD Pizza Fundraiser

25  MAST Conferences--No School for MAST only

November 

1   Progress sent to families

1   PTA Movie Night 6pm

6   Parent response to Progress due

9   PTA Barnes and Noble Bookfair

11 Veteran’s Day No School 

14 Picture Retake Day

23 PTA Winter Festival 

27-29 Thanksgiving Break

 

PTA


More information about ORLA PTA can be found at http://www.orlapta.org

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
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 NE, Olympia, WA 985016, (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:

Scott Niemann, Title IX RCW 28A.640 Officer
Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 596-6185; sniemann@osd.wednet.edu

Autumn Lara, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
360-596-8534;  alara@osd.wednet.edu 

Ken Turcotte, Section 504 and ADA Coordinator 
Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
360-596-7530; kturcotte@osd.wednet.edu

Scott Niemann, Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
360-596-6185; sniemann@osd.wednet.edu

Pat Cusack, Director of College and Career Readiness
Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 596-6102;  pcusack@osd.wednet.edu