Principals' Update

Ogden Preparatory Academy - 27 September 2022

School Expectations and Volunteers

  • We are now a full month into school and we're starting to find a real groove. We have been working hard to instill our school's expectations in all of our students. Those expectations are to be safe, prepared, respectful, and responsible. Each staff member has been trained and has practiced helping students meet those expectations. Feel free to ask your students about the expectations and what they look like in our school. We strive to build well-rounded students here at OPA so each student may become a leader in their own life.
  • Also, we are looking for parent volunteers at OPA. Please fill out the form below if at all interested. We look forward to having you at our school!

Looking for parent volunteers!

Big picture

Counselor's Corner

Regular attendance is crucial for success in elementary school.

Help your child succeed in school. Make sure your child is in school every day!

Absences add up. Even if your child missed just a few days here and there, his/her grades are likely to suffer. According to research, missing two days a month negatively affects a student's academic performance.

Elementary attendance affects reading. Frequent absences in elementary school have been shown to significantly affect a student’s reading skills.

Elementary attendance problems can negatively impact your student's future. Research shows that by sixth grade, attendance problems become a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

Attendance affects social growth. Elementary students are still learning social and emotional skills that will help them throughout their lives. At school, they learn to interact with others, make friends, and build relationships with adults outside their family.

These tips will help ensure that your child is in school every day…

Develop routines. Get everything your child needs for school ready the night before. Set out (or have your child set out). Clothes, shoes, socks, coat, and backpack, etc). Also, make sure that your child goes to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep, and gets up in time to have a good breakfast or arrive at school on time to be able to have it there.

Get Support. If you have difficulty getting your child to and from school, or if your child doesn’ seem to want to go to school for any reason, talk to your child’s teacher, counselor or administrator. We will work together to resolve whatever issue is having a negative impact on your child’s attendance.

Be informed. Know bell's and schedules times. Determine what time your child needs to be “out the door” to get to school on time.


Mrs. Angela Lopez

OPA's Library Newsletter!

About us

Ogden Preparatory Academy is in its 19th year here in the Ogden area. We have the greatest students, families, staff, and community this side of anywhere! Here we learn and speak Spanish, practice the Seven Habits, and learn personal responsibility. We strive for academic excellence, character development, and individual growth. We focus on every student and every teacher, every day. It's good to be an Aguila!

Family Activity

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 5-7pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

Come join us for some great information and some ice cream! We will have two classes/activities for your whole family to join and afterward we've got ice cream for everyone!

  • The first activity will be a workshop for all things technology. We will help you navigate Canvas, ASPIRE, or anything else you may need.
  • The second activity will focus on how to engage your family in meaningful conversation and build relationships.

Student Vision Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 8:30am-2:30pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

All kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th-grade students will have their vision checked on this day.

Kinder & First-Grade Family Art Night

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 5-6:30pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

Come with your kindergartener and/or first grader and do an awesome art project together!

You MUST sign up in the front office!

Family Conferences/Book Fair

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 1pm to Friday, Oct. 7th, 12pm

1415-1435 Lincoln Avenue

Ogden, UT

  • Thursday Conferences - 1:00 - 7:00
  • Friday Conferences - 8:00 - 12:00
  • Boo to the Flu Clinic - Thursday in the elementary building, 1:00-5:00
  • Book Fair - Elementary Gym for the duration of conferences

Elementary conferences are by appointment only and Junior High conferences are drop-in conferences. We look forward to seeing you!