ORCHARD HILL HAWK TALK

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

SEPTEMBER 2022

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Dear OHES Families,


During my undergraduate work at Utah State University I worked as a baker’s assistant for the entire time of my program. My experience in the bakery has been one that I have been able to reflect upon with fondness. Although the hours were early and my days long with school I looked forward each day to the time I would spend with my colleagues in the bakery. As I have developed in my career as an educator and moved into a leadership role I have been reminded of my time at the bakery. The key factor that contributed to this experience was my boss. He was a baker with over 30 years’ experience and one that could be trusted by all his staff. Through his leadership our particular bakery, which was located in a grocery chain, produced the highest quality and profit within our region.


The success of any school or district will not happen overnight. Establishing a purpose and vision is imperative to this achievement. At Orchard Hill our vision is focused on one simple phrase, “Soaring to Success”. Our plan to help every student succeed begins and ends with family connection and support. As a school we will work to create a positive and safe learning environment for each student, as well as making positive connections with our families.


We have an exciting opportunity on Tuesday, September 27th, to continue building relationships as a school and community with our Fall Family Night. The purpose of this event is to connect and teach specific ways on how families can support their students at home academically. I truly am excited about our family engagement activities and believe this will help our students reach their full potential! We hope you will attend.


Sincerely,


Brandon Hammond

Orchard Hill Elementary School

Principal

Mark Your Calendar

September 27th - Vision Screening, All students

September 27th - Fall Family Night - more details below

October 12 - Pirate Parade in Phoenix

October 14th - Teacher Inservice Day, NO SCHOOL

October 27th - School Pictures

2022 - 2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic calendar is for the entire district and includes holidays and no school days for inservice. Each school in the district will also have it's own schedule of events calendar.

INTRODUCING: FALL FAMILY NIGHT 2022

Please join us for our second Family Engagement event of the year! We are excited to welcome families to our schools to enjoy a delicious meal together and connect.


SCHEDULE
Family Dinner – 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Student Activity – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parent Meeting with Teacher – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


After dinner, students will engage in some special activities designed to inspire even more fun and connection. While the kids are off having fun with our amazing support staff, we will invite parents into our classrooms.


Teachers will dive deeper into our most important learning targets for the year and share strategies to help support students’ upward academic progression. In addition, we will share classroom specific data so families can set targeted goals for each student.


Every person that becomes a member of the Orchard Hill PTA will receive a raffle ticket for an awesome gift card! This includes all those that joined during our PTA Social on September 20th.


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VISION SCREENING - Tuesday, Sept 27th

The Lion's Club will be visiting Orchard Hill Elementary on Tuesday, September 27th, to perform a quick vision screen test on all our students. The Lion's Club has performed this service for our school for many years and it is free of charge to all students. All of the volunteers from the Lion's Club have been approved by the school district.


The vision screening is non-intrusive and is a quick and safe process. Results will be given to families within 30 days. If you have any questions or would like to opt out of the screening, please call our office by Monday, September 26th or communicate with the teacher through ClassTag.

ATTENDANCE CALLS FOR ABSENT STUDENTS

Please remember it's your responsibility to call the school every time your student is absent. Oregon law requires that when the school doesn't receive notification of an absence, we are to notify families that their student is not in class within an hour and a half of the beginning of school. Please remember that while you may have one or two children, we have over 350 students that we are required to account for each and every day. If you do your part, our attendance will be more accurate and timely. Attendance calls can be made at any time of the day or night and we will receive your message. 541-779-1766

All Ability Tri4Youth Event

Date and Time: October 1, 8:30-12 noon. Check-in is 8:30-9:00 am.


Location: Hunter Park, 1699 Homes Ave., Ashland, OR 97250


Cost: This event is FREE!


Register: Please register every athlete (youth or adult) who will be on the course, regardless of disability. Everyone on the course MUST register and sign the liability waiver.


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U of O Covid Screening Program

The Phoenix-Talent District has enrolled in the OHA/UO COVID-19 Screening Testing Program this year. This is an optional, weekly saliva test, via a take-home test kit. If you would like to participate, please sign up by completing these two steps:


STEP 1: Complete the UO K-12 Student Information Survey at https://tinyurl.com/k12covidscreening. The registration survey can be viewed in English or Spanish. Students can sign up anytime of the year. Testing begins about 1-2 weeks after student sign-up begins.


STEP 2: Complete and return the OHA Consent Form. This form is required for all participating students and must be completed and returned to the school at the start of the program. If you do not have a printer, your school can provide a printed copy at test pick up. Schools are required by OHA to retain these consent forms.


Ages 5-14: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3560e.pdf

Ages 15-18: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3560B.pdf


Please contact C19studentsupport@uoregon.edu if you have any questions or if you need assistance.

PHOENIX-TALENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

THE PHOENIX-TALENT DISTRICT HAS SEVERAL OPENINGS FOR A VARIETY OF POSITIONS. CLICK ON THE LINK TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM!