January 10, 2021
Mrs. Taormina's Message
Happy New Year, Oster families, and welcome to 2021! This past week was the beginning of the second half of the school year. The staff and I were excited to welcome students back to school, albeit not how we had hoped or planned. As the staff begins to think about the remainder of the school year, we remain focused on the students' health and well-being and providing an enriching distance learning experience for them with the idea to return to in-person learning in the near future.
Governor Newsom recently shared California’s Safe Schools for All Plan. I was pleased to hear the Governor and his administration are committed to providing as much support as possible to make in-person learning a priority and safe for students and staff. We will be watching how public health conditions evolve in the coming weeks and will update you as circumstances change. We are extremely proud of our students and families. We know how hard this is. With all of us continuing to work together, we can help slow the spread of the virus in our area and in California, creating the opportunity to get students back on campus.
DL Centers Resume Tomorrow
The Oster Distance Learning Support Centers (DLSC) will resume this Monday, January 11th. Thank you to our dedicated and talented DLSC leaders for providing such caring support for our on-campus students.
Mark your Calendars!
- January 11: Distance Learning Support Centers resume; USD Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm
- January 12: Oster's School Site Council Meeting 2:45 (via zoom)
- January 13: Oster's Chef's Night Out
January 15: Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
January 18: Martin Luther King Holiday (No School)
January 25: Science Quiz
January 28: TK/Kindergarten Registration Orientation (via zoom)
Oster Spirit Day: Wear Your Favorite Color, January 14th
Oster's Chef's Night Out
Oster's Science Quiz
Parents/Guardians of the winners please email email@example.com to claim your student’s prizes.
Our next quiz will be Monday, January 25th.
If your student is already registered with the Cougar Science Quiz, there is no need to register them every month.
New Challenge for Oster's Yearbook
Oster Yearbooks on Sale
The Oster 2020-2021 Yearbooks are now on sale. Early bird pricing is available through January 31, 2021. Oster is again using Balfour to produce our yearbooks. All orders need to be placed directly through Balfour. You can order online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB
The yearbook price increases to $30 on February 1, 2021--so order yours today and save!
Oster's Community After School Activities and Programs
Please check as new programs continue to be added!
Even though we're distance learning, Oster has partnered with outside vendors to provide enrichment programs for the kids! Please click on the link below to view current offerings. Check back frequently as new programs/sessions get added.
Education Fund Update:
The winners of our second Education Fund contest were Ms. Blomseth and Ms. Hudson's classes! They will receive coupons for a free pizza at their next material pick up from their teachers.The Education Fund is still open. Your direct donation, and any employer match, will help us pay for the student, school, and faculty programs that we have committed to for this school year. Since we fund about $250 per student each year, the suggested donation per student is $250. No matter what you donate, we encourage every family to participate in this critical fund drive. Click here to donate
Food Services will resume regular weekly Garb and Go Meals starting on January 11th.
- Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 AM - 1 PM
- Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
- Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
- Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
- No paperwork/identification is required.
- Students do not need to be present.
- Pick-up only - no eating at the school.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Express Pick Up at San Jose Public Library
San Jose Library Express Pickup is an outdoor service for picking up hold requests that available Monday – Saturday from 1 – 6 PM at select library locations.
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