Obsidian Newsletter

Obsidian Middle School Updates ~ Friday, September 17th

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Dear Wolf Pack Families and Students,

This week, I'm sending a huge HOWL out to each of you! We have a lot to celebrate this week, and at the top of our list is that classes are in session and they're filled with our awesome Wolf Pack Scholars! Thank you for working so hard to help your students get connected and engaged in classes. You've been integral in this year's start ~ picking up Chromebooks, helping your students log in, calling us with questions, and supporting your student as they enter a new school year. From all of us at Obsidian, THANK YOU!

Across the Obsidian Wolf Community, we've seen incredible things happening in our virtual classrooms and our school. Teachers have done a tremendous job of learning Canvas at record speed. Students are clearly getting more and more familiar with Canvas and Google Meets. Several students are emerging as TECH EXPERTS in their classes, helping each other out, and keeping our learning moving forward. In the coming week, students will see their classes dive deeper into rich curriculum, now that we all have a basic understanding of our learning platforms.

Students ~ GREAT work this week! I'm proud of your respectfulness in your Google Meets and how you quickly learned so much about our new way of doing school this fall. If you helped a classmate this week, helped your teacher, asked a clarifying question, or pointed out something that wasn't right - thank you! Your teachers and classmates are learning so much, and I saw you building a helpful class community in the last 2 weeks ~ nice work! Here's a HOWL for you, too!

Check out some of the wonderful things happening around OMS!

Important Updates

Google Meet Nicknames/Codes: To increase security measures on Google Meets, some teachers are updating their nicknames/codes. Students - you can see the CORRECT nickname on the Homepage of each of your classes in Canvas. Remember, these codes look like your teacher's first and last name, our school and which period you're in (ex. jensinepeterson3-oms). If you are using a code you wrote down, be sure to check Canvas Monday to make sure it's still right. As always, give us a call if you have an question.

Athletics: Cross-country, volleyball, and football practices are beginning on September 21st. Please contact Athletic Director Jared Young for more information about dates, locations, and safety. jared.young@redmondschools.org

Student Chromebooks and Tech Help: Librarians Mrs. Goeman and Mrs. Spinelli are here to help with tech issues! Please email them at cherie.goeman@redmondschools.org or angel.spinelli@redmondschools.org for help!

Parent Tech Support: Attendance Secretary Steph Treml is here to help! You can call her directly at (541) 923-4902 or send in a Tech Request Form. See the OMS website for more information.

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Art Club at Lunch!

Join Mrs. Moore every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11AM - 11:30AM for Virtual Art Club! Go to meet.google.com and enter the Meeting Code: jennifermoore0-oms

Bring your own art projects or come and learn something new! All are welcome.

Meals Program ~ Breakfasts and Lunches for all Students

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The school-year Meals Program is back!

RSD Nutrition Services will provide curbside school meal pickup for all children 18 & under on planned school days 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. outside at these 10 school locations:

  • Terrebonne Elementary
  • Tumalo Elementary
  • Redmond High School
  • Ridgeview High School
  • Tom McCall Elementary
  • John Tuck Elementary
  • Vern Patrick Elementary
  • Sage Elementary
  • Hugh Hartman Elementary
  • M.A. Lynch Elementary

Additionally, we will provide access to meals at two outlying locations

  • At the bus stop (behind the fire station on Quail & Shad Rds) on CRR 9AM-9:30AM
  • At Diamond Bar Ranch Park (NE) 10:30AM-11AM

These meals will be grab & go (non-congregate) and breakfast and lunch will be packaged together. They may be picked up by either children themselves or a parent/guardian on their behalf at NO CHARGE through December 31, 2020. No identification will be necessary.

Counselor's Corner ~ Mrs. Bruck & Mr. Diez

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