Cougar News

February 5th, 2021

CLICK HERE!! OPS Welcome Back Video

Please watch our Welcome Back Video. The video will have all the information of what to expect when your child arrives to school.

Principal Update

Happy Friday Cougar families,

The OPS staff is excited to welcome our Kindergarten and First graders back to campus on Monday, February 8th. We also have several preschool students who have been attending that will increase the number of days with us. This is exciting!! We hope you will watch the Orientation Video as a family to prepare.

We have had small groups of students and staff on campus since the end of September and all have done a great job of following our safety procedures. We believe as we bring larger groups back following these same procedures will allow us to ensure we are able to teach our students in person! Our time spent together will focus on core subjects of ELA and Math. Students will have their specialist meet and some skill practice during the opposite session.


Preschool-1st Grades: February 8th

2nd-3rd Grades: February 22nd

Two of our biggest changes are the fact that families who bring students will need to say good-bye to students in the car or from the drop-off zone as only students will enter the screening areas. Please know we will have a large number of staff on hand to greet students and help them find their way to class!! We are a primary school and littles are our speciality!!

The other big change is that families will need to complete the health attestation/wellness check through Skyward every day prior to the student arriving. Students are not able to go to class without this. It is one of the MOST IMPORTANT things!!

If child attends AM complete by 8:00 am

If child attends PM complete by 12:00 pm

Directions for Health Attestation/Wellness Check are here.

Christi Ellenwood

Principal, Orting Primary School

Ms. Alvers-2nd Step

Here at OPS we are excited to be using the Second Step curriculum to help support social skills development in our students. We would like to share some of the companion resources that are available for families to explore and enjoy. This week we are highlighting the “Imagine Neighborhood” podcast. This podcast is designed to help children and grown-ups grow their social emotional skills. Check it out here! Imagine Neighborhood Link

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Mobile Library

Families we would love you to take advantage of the Mobile Library service we are able to offer! There are stops on Tuesday and Friday. In order to ensure your child's books are loaded on the van, please fill out this form. You will only need to do this once (if you have already emailed Mrs. Ellenwood you do not have to do this step). Please make sure your child puts books on hold in Destiny (find in Clever).

For Tuesday stops, books put on hold by Friday of the previous week

For Friday stops, books put on hold by Monday of the same week

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Cougar Character Trait

The Character trait for the month of February is Kindness:

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. There are many different ways to practice kindness. Kindness can improve how our day to day life can be in the workplace, a school setting or even in our own community. Showing Kindness can be very rewarding giving it as it is receiving it.

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Q: My child is having a technology related issue on a district owned device, how can I

get help?

A: Reach out to the Orting Express

Call in Support Hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

with expanded hours coming soon

Students and families can get help in the following ways:

  • Access help by the live chat feature from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday on the Orting School District Website. Access the help feature on the lower corner of the Orting Express page.
  • Access help by texting to this number (253) 254-3276 (no calls text only)
  • Send us an email
  • To contact our Support Center, call directly at (360) 893-6500 press *

Do you have a question that has not already been addressed? If so, please email your questions to Beth Veltri or Liz Coombs

Contact Information

Orting Primary School will be open for appointment only 9am to 4pm.

All visitors are expected to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing. In addition, visitors must sign in and will be asked to attest to your health via QR code. For your convenience, Instructions are posted on the main entrance door.