OGMS Wildcats Newsletter
September 16, 2022
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Mark Your Calendar!
Check your Students 1st Quarter Progress Report!
Beginning next week please check your Homelink to access your student's current grades for this first quarter progress report. Students will also be receiving a copy of their progress report from their 1st period teacher on Monday.
English Learners Advisory Committee
The English Language Advisory Committee is designed to assist parents of English Learners to for support in understanding about the schools, curriculum, student expectations, and to serve as an advisory parent group to the school. The ELAC team advises the administration and school on Parental Suggestions and concerns in regards to the needs of the school. All parents are encouraged to attend! If you are interested, please contact Ms. Jenny Guirola at (925) 682-1843 or email at email@example.com
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
TIME: 6PM - 7PM
WHERE: Google Meet (link will be shared on the day of meeting)
WHO: Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings. We encourage our parents with students enrolled in ELD, ELALD, or ALD to attend these meetings. Spanish and Dari translation will be provided.
REMINDER: Attendance Policy
Parents or Guardians,
Contact our ATTENDANCE HOTLINE at (925)682-8000 EXT 5307 and leave a message or call the main line (925) 682-1843. Parent/Guardian has 72 hours (3 days) to clear absences.
Please leave a clear message stating your:
- Student's name (spell it afterwards),
- Parent/ Guardian Name
- Date and reason for the absence.
ParentSquare is also a great way to clear attendance. Parent Square will send absence notifications if your child has been absent to school, parents will be given the option to send an ATTENDANCE NOTE on these absence notifications. If your student is marked Absent for a period during school hours, please have your student come to the office and request an ATTENDANCE CORRECTION SLIP.
Please allow AERIES/HOMELINK 24 hours before attendance reflects. We do our best to clear attendance on a daily basis.
If a student does not have a hall pass, we will direct or escort the student to their classroom, a phone call home will be made, and we will reiterate on positive school choices for their educational goals.
If a student is repeatedly out of class without a pass, we will be scheduling a Parent - Vice Principal conference to address this issue. Students that are out of class without a pass may be given 30 min detention after school and/or a campus beautification assignment. We appreciate your time and support.
Student Tardy or late to school? They must come to attendance to get a pass. Flat tires, traffic, oversleeping, going out of town, or dropping off siblings are not excused tardies, to name a few. Only the parent/guardian can clear tardies due to illness or appointment.
· Student is ill and needs to leave school? Only parent or guardian may release student, after the student comes to the nurse or attendance office.
· What if the Teacher marks student absent, and they were there? Parent cannot clear absence. Student must get an attendance correction slip in the main office and have the teacher authorize the change.
· Oak Grove Middle School is a closed campus. Students may NOT leave campus or receive visitors.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD - For Students
This is a reminder that no outside food deliveries are allowed. All Doordash, Uber Eats, Pizza, or other deliveries are not permitted. If a parent wishes to drop off lunch for their child, they may do so by bringing it to the main office and it will be given to the student once lunch begins.
Students and Parents,
Great news! Mt. Diablo Unified School District has chosen to partner with FEV Tutor to provide you with free, school-sponsored, 1:1 online tutoring as a support resource! Your student will have the chance to work with a personal tutor to practice skills that will help them be successful this academic year.
Tutoring sessions are offered 24/7 through Clever. Students can get help with homework or support for subjects they struggle with. You can also set your preferred schedule for tutoring by clicking this link!
If you have any questions about this free virtual tutoring program, please contact FEV Tutor directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-763-2607. FEV's Support Team is happy to answer any questions and work with you to create a personalized tutoring experience that best suits your learner.
Take this opportunity to help your student reach their academic goals! We look forward to hearing from you!
MDUSD & FEV Tutor
Dear OGMS Families,
All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade were asked to join Google Classroom based on their grade level. Students in the following:
- 6th- Google Classroom Class of 2029
- 7th - Google Classroom Class of 2028
- 8th - Google Classroom Class of 2027
It is important that you encourage your student to join their assigned classroom as this will be a communication tool for our students. Here, they will receive information related to school events, information, and activities. We also want to build student accountability as they get older and transition into high school, it will be expected of them to know how to navigate school-related tools and/or resources.
If your student has difficulties with joining their class, please have them see Ms. Jenny in the main office before school, during their lunch, or after school.
We appreciate your support and understanding.
Let's Take Care of our OGMS Garden: No Stepping on the Grass!
Starting on September 15, 2022 all grass has been treated by TruGreen as a result of gophers, therefore in order to prevent any allergic reactions from the products, we cannot have any one step on the grass. This includes the grass in the courtyard AND on the field by the blacktop. Please help us by staying off the grass! These locations will be marked with yellow caution tape.
Parents, WE NEED YOU!
P2Inspire Proyecto Para Padres (espanol)
Temas de Próximos Talleres
Empezando el martes 13de
septiembre del 2022 a las 5:45pm
* Teoría de Aprendizaje de la Comunidad
* Logrando el Exito
* Cualidades y Habilidades de Lideres Exitosos
* Desarrollando la Capacidad como Facilitador
* Construyendo Nuestra Capacidad Docente
* Poniendo Todo en Practica
* Convirtiéndonos en Facilitadores
* Aprendiendo a través de la Observación
* Practica Docente para Facilitadores
* Preparación y Asesoría para el Éxito Docente
y la Graduación
Public Health Leaders End Weekly Testing Requirements for Worker
Hello COE & District Partners,
Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that it is ending the COVID-19 policies that required weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated and under vaccinated workers in high-risk workplaces and schools. The August 11, 2021 State Public Health Officer Order concerning Vaccine Verification for Workers in Schools will be rescinded effective September 17, 2022.
Please review the Amended State Public Health Officer Order Vaccine Verification for Workers in Schools. We plan to discuss the rescinded State Public Health Officer Order during our next School Based Testing Discussion Group on Wednesday, September 21st from 2pm-3pm.
You can view the CDPH New Annotated Health Order for School Workers below:
Since the start of the pandemic, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has led with science and data to better understand this disease. California has seen a dramatic increase in the percentage of Californians that are fully vaccinated and boosted. At present 80% of Californians 12 years of age and older have completed their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, and 48% have received their first booster dose. Vaccines for children 5-11 years of age have been available since October 2021. Vaccine coverage is also high among workers in high-risk settings, and the proportion of unvaccinated workers is low. As we've also seen, the Omicron subvariants have shown immune escape and increased transmissibility, and while unvaccinated individuals still have higher risk of infection, previously infected, vaccinated, and boosted persons have also been infected. Consequently, mandated testing of the small number of unvaccinated workers is not effectively preventing disease transmission as with the original COVID-19 virus and prior variants earlier in the pandemic.
On August 11th and August 24th the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in updated guidance, also indicated that screening testing is no longer recommended in general community settings.
COVID-19 vaccination and boosters continue to remain the most important strategy to prevent serious illness and death from COVID-19.
Consequently, while COVID-19 remains with us, I am rescinding the August 11, 2021 State Public Health Officer Order effective September 17, 2022. The goal for California remains to preserve safe and in-person schooling. As indicated in the CA SMARTER PLAN, the next phase of mitigation in schools will focus on long-term prevention and preserves safe in-person schooling, which is critical to the mental and physical health and development of our children.
To access the official CDPH Press Release, you can view it at the link below:
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Title IX Non-Discrimination Statement
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, facilities and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (Governing Board Policy 0410).