Be Safe - Be Respectful - Be Responsible - Be a Hawk!

April 1, 2020

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Greetings from Principal Carpenter

Dear OHES Families,

I wanted to reach out and to all of you during these times of uncertainty. As we adjust to our current Stay Home order, please know that we want to be of service to you as best we can. In this newsletter you will find information about our free meal programs, locations of free internet and information regarding ideas and ways to help your child engage in learning while away from school.

We know that each family has a unique set of circumstances and our biggest priority is to be helpful in any way we can. We look forward to the day when we can return to school. In the meantime, we will stay connected by contacting families on a weekly basis check-in.

One final thing, please watch this awesome video by Jason Mraz and share it with your kids. The song is called "Have it All" and that is our hope for all of our students. To know that they are valued, they are missed, and they have it within themselves to dream big and HAVE IT ALL. Please stay safe and know we are thinking of you.

Have it all by Jason Mraz

Teacher Check-In's

Teachers will be contacting all families this week to inquire about your needs which includes food, access to online resources, material needs, mental health needs, and just touching base to see how you and your family are doing. We look forward to connecting soon.

Teachers are likely calling from a private cell phone so you may not want to pick up but just know that we are doing our best to contact you. If you haven't been contacted yet, you can always call the school at 541-779-1766 and leave a message indicating the best phone number and time that you can be reached. This info will be passed onto the teacher.

For families who are not able to access our online resources, we will be creating learning packets and working to distribute them later this week. More info to follow about that as our plan fully develops.

Learning from Home

During this time away from school, our goal is that your student stay engaged in learning. We want to act as a resource for you to find ways to do that. Please visit our district website where we have compiled some opportunities by grade level.


Orchard Hill Elementary You Tube

Did you know we have a YouTube channel? Check out this awesome music video created by our music teacher, Mr. Brock (aka Mr. Broccoli!) Subscribe to our channel so you don't miss any of our videos.

Orchard Hill Elementary YouTube Channel

Meal Drop Off Locations & Info

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Wifi Hotspots in the Community

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Our yearbook needs pictures! We still have a deadline in April to submit the yearbook. Please send any pictures you took on field trips or other school related activities to the following email address:


We also need a headshot of any student that did not get their picture taken during school picture day. That includes anyone that was absent on picture day or that enrolled after November 10th. Thank you!

Phoenix Talent Schools

District office is continuing to monitor coronavirus developments and will keep our families informed. Important information and updates regarding our school district will be sent to families by our Superintendent via text and/or email. We also encourage you to check our district website at www.phoenix.k12.or.us and follow us on Facebook.


Check out current job openings in our district.