THE ORION GAZETTE
Week of September 17, 2018
ICE CREAM SOCIAL - THANK YOU!!
FIRST FIRE DRILL - 9/27
Every year, before we practice drills with our students, all of our staff receive training on the protocols.
We will hold our first fire drill of the year on Thursday, September 27th. In the days proceeding the actual drill, our teachers will teach our kiddos what to do during the drill. Our kinders get a lot "practice" with Teacher Linda and Teacher NIna before the big day!
This year we will hold 5 fire drills, 2 earthquake drills and 2 lockdown drills. I will let you know a few weeks in advance of each drill.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL - WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
The Superintendent's Advisory Council is made of parents and staff from each of our district's 16 schools. Our parent representatives are Carol Anne Bauman and Shana Hackworth. Our staff representative is Teacher Stephanie.
This year, the charge of the council is to study the current challenges facing our district. Over the past five years, our district has seen a significant decrease in enrollment which is negatively impacting our district's budget. The council will meet once a week during the fall to study the district's challenges and to generate possible solutions.
The meetings are closed to the wider community. However, the following are ways for ALL parents to stay informed, share thoughts and to ask questions:
**Email our representatives: SAC@orionschool.org
**Attend the Superintendent's Coffee at Orion: Monday, September 24th (8:15-9:15AM)
**Attend Board Study Session of PROPOSED Solutions: Tuesday, October 16th (6:00PM)
**Attend a Community Input Meeting: Monday, October 22nd or Thursday, October 25th
**Attend Orion's Next Coffee with the Principal: Friday, October 19th (8:15-9:15AM)
**Read District Emails: Link to all District Updates https://www.rcsdk8.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=1524&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=35113&PageID=1
**Talk to Principal Julie: ANYTIME!!
THE STRENGTH OF ORION - COMMUNITY
We have all ALWAYS come to our wonderful community with differing experiences, perspectives and opinions, and we have ALWAYS been able to unite. During times of uncertainty, our passions and emotions can run deep. It can be challenging to remain connected to and understanding of one another. Please know that as long as we stay open to listening and learning from on another, Orion will remain a strong and supportive community - AS ALWAYS!