Cougar News

March 26th, 2021

Principal Update

Good afternoon families,

March 15th marked the end of 2nd trimester/winter trimester for elementary students. Teachers have been working to complete report cards which communicate your child's progress towards grade level standards. Please keep in mind that progress is reported based on observations, assessments, work done in class and through remote learning. Teachers will be meeting with each family next week to talk more about your child's progress this trimester as well as work to set goals for the last trimester of school. We hope that every family will work with their teacher to set a conference time. These will be done virtually using Google Meets. Thank you for sharing your children with us. I know I enjoy the sound of kids in our classrooms and on the playground. I've heard students read to me, tell me how to find the perimeter of a rectangle, and read me a poem they wrote. It's easy to see the joy in our classrooms through the masks our students and staff wear!

Christi Ellenwood

Principal, Orting Primary School

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Conferences March 31-April 2

Spring conferences-Wednesday March 31st through Friday April 2nd.

(Students receiving lunches will be sent home with a double lunch on conference days)

  • All conferences will be held virtually via Google Meets
  • March 31st-AM session attends, NO PM session for students
  • April 1st-NO AM session, PM students attend at normal time
  • Teachers will review your child's progress in the 2nd trimester and set some goals for 3rd trimester

Spring Break April 5-9

NO SCHOOL Enjoy your time your off!

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Skyward/Family Access-Wellness Screening Daily

Below are instructions on how to complete your students Wellness Screening that needs to be completed daily before your student enters the building. If your student is in the AM class please complete this task by 8:00am daily and if they are in the PM class please complete by noon. Click here for instruction or call the Office for assistance 360.893.2248.

Cougar Character Trait

The Character trait for the month of March is Empathy.

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another's emotions.

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Q: My child is having a technology related issue on a district owned device, how can I

get help?

A: Reach out to the Orting Express

Call in Support Hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

with expanded hours coming soon

Students and families can get help in the following ways:

  • Access help by the live chat feature from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday on the Orting School District Website. Access the help feature on the lower corner of the Orting Express page.
  • Access help by texting to this number (253) 254-3276 (no calls text only)
  • Send us an email
  • To contact our Support Center, call directly at (360) 893-6500 press *

Do you have a question that has not already been addressed? If so, please email your questions to Beth Veltri or Liz Coombs

Contact Information

Orting Primary School will be open for appointment only 9am to 4pm.

All visitors are expected to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing. In addition, visitors must sign in and will be asked to attest to your health via QR code. For your convenience, Instructions are posted on the main entrance door.