OCS Newsletter

March 2021

Dear Families,

Happy Spring! We are looking forward to having many children back at OCS for full in person learning five days per week beginning Monday, April 5th. Parent drop-off will continue with a staff member greeting your child and walking them in. You may drop off anytime between 8:30 and 8:45am. Parent pick-up begins at 3:15pm with parents waiting in their cars at the front of OCS. If the line is too long please join the line across the street at the Ossipee Town Hall. Students who ride the school bus should expect assigned seats to allow for physical distancing. Breakfast and lunch will remain free for all students until the end of the school year. Students will be eating breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria/gymnasium to insure physical distancing. As always please be sure you child brings a water bottle to school each day especially since the weather is going to be getting warmer.


Please remember that masks are required for all students each day. To accommodate for physical distancing all classes will have students distanced up to 6 feet apart.


We are so excited to have more students in the building each day! We are looking forward to this part of the school year together!


Sincerely,


Andrea Fournier

Principal

COVID Self-Assessment

This is a reminder that all students entering the building are required to complete the COVID assessment prior to entering the school building. The assessment is accessed through Powerschool. Please refer to the document below for directions. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the assessment please call the office for support.

Health News

If your child has any cold symptoms which resemble COVID-19 symptoms they are not allowed in school and you will be asked to pick them up to follow the school district's protocol. Please review the Parent's Guide to COVID-19 for further information.


If your child has seasonal allergies that are similar to COVID-19 symptoms the school requires a note from your child's physician explaining the symptoms and diagnosis. If you have further questions please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Ford.

District COVID Hotline 603-581-1615

This hotline is available for families to call any time after usual business hours if a student has tested positive for COVID-19. Information is kept confidential and forwarded to the school so contact tracing can begin.

PTO News

Thank you so much for all the families and staff that contributed to the Little Caesars fundraiser. The PTO raised over $1,000 thanks to all your efforts. That is a great start to our goal of getting new structural equipment for our playground! Next be on the lookout for our Original Works fundraiser coming out soon!

Food Service

When students return to 5 days of in person learning on April 5th, only fully remote students will be able to access our weekly food distribution. The distribution will occur on Mondays from 3:45-4:45pm and must be ordered the week before. Those families who wish to pick-up the food must order by Wednesday, March 31st by filling out the form below. If you have any questions or require help please call the office.


OCS Food Distribution - Fully Remote Students Only

https://forms.gle/PpiWtTkFH49pWs8z8



Click the link below for our school menu:

https://gwrsd.nutrislice.com/menu/ossipee-central

Yearbook - Order by April 30th!

School's Out

The School's Out program will begin 5 days per week of programming beginning Monday, April 12th. Please be on the lookout for registrations coming soon! If you have any questions please contact program director, Jennifer Berkowitz, jberkowitz@sau49.org.

Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child or know someone that lives in Ossipee with a child that will be 5 years old on or before September 30th please have them call the OCS office to obtain a registration packet.

Preschool Registration

Applications will be available online at https://www.gwrsd.org/ from April 15th until May 7th. Children will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions please call the OCS office.

OCS Virtual Family Night/ April 1st 5:30pm

Dates to Remember

March 26th - Trimester II reports cards emailed

April 1st - Title I Virtual Family Cooking Night 5:30pm

April 26th- 30th - Spring Recess