February | Bobcat Breeze

February 1, 2021

Principal's Message

On behalf of the Edison Academy community, I want to congratulate you and your children! Our school was recently recognized as a 2019 - 2020 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll School for our high achievement in student success. The ERP Honor Roll program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools that are improving student outcomes. Of the over 130,000 schools in the nation, Edison is one of 3,490 public schools to be recognized.

The ERP Honor Roll utilizes public school student achievement data to identify successful schools. Our school stands above others in the state because of our demonstrated ability to get students to grade-level achievement and beyond.

Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

Here a few important facts about the ERP Honor Roll:

  • It is the only award given in collaboration with business leaders.

  • It establishes a higher bar of performance than any other award.

  • It is conducted by Educational Results Partnership, a nonprofit organization that maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement.

Most importantly, we did not apply for this award. Our results led them to us!

We are thankful for the hard work of our students, teachers, support staff, and families here at Edison. This recognition is a testament to the sustained focus on academic results, and the commitment that our school and parent community have shown over the years towards ensuring that every student succeeds.

Again, congratulations -- let’s keep up the great work, and remain #EdisonStrong!


Mr. Lopez

Bobcats of the Week

As a way of recognizing and spotlighting some of the exceptional learning and experiences that are occurring at Edison, each week we will recognize students for their perseverance, achievement and work ethic during online learning.
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District Spelling Bee Champion: Caleb Rodriguez

Once again, congratulations are in order for our very own Caleb Rodriguez, 8th grade, who bested students from all over our school district to take the top spot last weekend. Caleb now moves on to the County level to compete against students from all over San Bernardino County -- good luck Caleb, we are all very proud of you!

Change Through Unity

Here in the Ontario Montclair School District we are all a part of a community dedicated towards ensuring the best educational experience for all of our students, not only so they accomplish great things for themselves, but more importantly so that they may one day go on to be the exceptional role models and leaders of our next generation. A generation that will continue the work of ensuring equity for all. OMSD’s Unity Through Change Project is building on that ideal and we are proud to have our Assistant Principal. Ms. el-Rhashid share her story as she works alongside other district leaders to bring equity and unity through change. Change Through Unity Video: Ms. el-Rhashid

“Together, we can rise to the occasion in OMSD and model for others, that equity for all is both necessary and possible.” Dr. James Q. Hammond, Superintendent

100 Days of School Spirit

The Great Kindness Challenge!

Thank you to everyone that participated in performing acts of kindness last week. We are grateful everyday for the participation and involvement we see from Edison families. We hope that students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of kindness to connect with others in their home and community and the positive feelings they get when they share kindness

This week students will learn about building relationships and learning how to ask for help from those around them in SEL lessons with their teachers. Kindness is an important piece in building relationships so continue to encourage it everyday and incorporate it into your daily life.

Free Schoolwork and Homework Help: Brain Fuse | Ontario City Library

The Ontario City Library will make available Brainfuse to all Library Card holders. Brainfuse offers free on demand anytime anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Brainfuse - HelpNow will also offer personalized homework help in all core subjects (reading, math, writing, science and social studies) including live one-on-one assistance Monday - Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Brainfuse will be available on all internet connected computers. If you don’t have a library card and would like access, you can get a digital library card through the online catalog.

  1. Visit bit.ly/patronaccount
  2. Select Ovitt Family Community Library as your home library and enter your postal code.

  3. Fill out the online form and create your PIN number.

The next screen has your digital library card number. All Cards begin with PACREG followed by 6 digits. You will need this number and your PIN number to access your account, so be sure to write it down.

Main Office | No Contact Drop Box

Families may drop off paper re-enrollment forms and school correspondence in the drop box located outside the main office during normal hours, 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 pm. If you still have your paper re-enrollment packet that was mailed home in December, please be sure to drop that off as soon as possible.

Reporting an Absence:

Our absence reporting line is operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can call 909-984-5618 option 3 anytime. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M. As you leave a message via voice mail, please include the following information:

  • Student's name, please be sure to spell the last name.

  • Teacher's name.

  • Length of absence.

  • Reason for absence.

Modified Office Operations: Stay at Home Order

In light of Governor Newsom Stay at Home Order for all counties in the state of California under the Purple Tier of California’s Blueprint for Safer Economy, all OMSD school sites and district offices will remain physically closed until further notice.

If you need assistance, or to report an absence please call 909-984-5618 or email edison@omsd.net to connect with someone who can assist you. You can also leave us a message and someone will respond in a timely matter. The health and safety of our community is our top priority.