OSSB Panther Paws News

Friday, October 30, 2020 - Week Eight



2 - First Day of Cheerleading Practice 4:30-5:30 online

9 - NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

10 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development

15 - OSSB Dorms Open

25,26,27 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Nursing Notes - From Our Covid Coordinator

Parents - If you have questions or concerns about COVID tracking or reporting, please contact Tobbi Valentine, OSD school nurse and COVID Coordinator at:



This COVID hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Tobbi Valentine will provide supports as needed.

You can also find up to date district information regarding reporting and policies on our OSSB website Case numbers will be updated every Friday.

Technology Reminder - CHARGE Them Up!

Parents, please encourage your children to charge their iPads and braille notetakers overnight so they are ready for learning each day. This is a great habit to get into! Please let Mr. Kelley know if you have any concerns with your child's technology or charging cables!

~Dan Kelley, dkelley@osdb.oh.gov

Updated COVID-19 Policies at OSSB

Just a quick reminder that our COVID-19 Policies are being regularly updated in accordance with the newest public health guidance. Please remember to check in on either OSSB’s website to keep up to date with the current policies. On the main COVID-19 Policy page, you will see the date that each policy was last updated. This date will alert you as to whether there has been a change to that particular policy since you last checked.

OSSB COVID-19 Policies.

At this time, please pay particular attention to the Screening and Isolation policy as there have been some significant updates to that policy. Specifically, we have updated the definition of a close contact to comply with the CDC’s newest definition and we have also changed the language of the policy to use the wording “close contact” rather than “exposure”. There have also been changes to the Related Services and Assessment policies to allow for in-person services to those students who are currently on campus.

Spirit Week Fun from Home AND at OSSB

Staff and Students at OSSB participated in Spooky Spirit Week 2020 from home and at school as some students began in person classes on October 26th. Each day of the week was celebrated with a different theme - from Pumpkin Day (dress in black and orange) to Troll Tuesday and Way Back Wednesday - dress from your favorite decade. To see more photos, or to upload photos of your child to the PhotoCircle, click on the Join Photo Circle Button!

Physical Fitness Fridays - Join In on ZOOM

OSSB staff will be offering Fitness Fridays. Each week, new and exciting exercise routines will be offered to participate in. To maximize the health benefits, full and active participation is a must. Be ready to sweat!

The sessions will start at 9:30 am and run for approximately 45 minutes. Proper dress is required – tennis shoes and exercise clothes. You may want to keep a water bottle nearby during the activity. We encourage everyone to join. It will be a fun time!


Mrs. Henry, Ms. Gilliland and Mr. Lee

Physical Education Class Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 998 911 7625

Passcode: Fq36nR

Nutrition Update from Mr. Franklin - Food Delivery has been Paused

10-26-20 Food Service Update

OSSB School Lunch Menu - November 2, 2020

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Social Emotional Learning Continues Next Week - WELCOME BACK!

Each week, a fun theme will be introduced and used as a way to teach students valuable skills that are covered in the Social Emotional Learning Competencies (SEL) and the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Next week’s theme is “Welcome Back”! We’ll spend time discussing the transition process from virtual learning to being back on campus. Contact Sally Williams at swilliams@osdb.oh.gov if you have any questions!


OSSB Facebook Page

Click on the link to take you to the OSSB Official Facebook Page!

OSSB Parent Teacher Staff Foundation Facebook Page

The OSSB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to support students and programming at the Ohio State School for the Blind.

Workshops For Families

Disclaimer: The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by the Ohio State School for the Blind. OSSB does not guarantee the veracity of the information or data provided at these events. In no way is OSSB instructing students and families to participate in the described events.
November 5, 2020 flyer for SST #11, The Power of a Hero, 10 - 11:30am
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