February | Bobcat Breeze

February 22, 2021

Staying the Course

OMSD families, read Superintendent Hammond’s letter regarding staying the course with online learning through April 2, 2021. conta.cc/2NjR9vG

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.
BOTW 02.15.21

Get Help Buying Food: Pandemic Benefits Coming Soon

While schools are closed due to COVID-19, families may receive food benefits for eligible children. These food benefits are called Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), or P-EBT. P-EBT is meant to help families buy meals for their children while schools are closed.

Only students that qualify for free and reduced meals will receive the P-EBT card. Parents should fill out a meal application online -- submit your application today: https://wa1.omsd.net/fma/

In order for your child to receive their benefits without delay, it is important that we have your current mailing address. Please call our main office at 909-984-5618 as soon as possible if your mailing address has changed. If you have students enrolled in other school districts you will need to do the same for each district.

LCAP Survey is Now Open: ThoughtExchange

As we plan for our three-year Local Control Accountability Plan and Five-Year Action Plan, we have experienced an unprecedented year together and look forward to planning for in-person academic programs, social-emotional supports, and extracurricular opportunities for students. A direct link to the survey has been sent through email to all families.

You can request the survey link by emailing LCAP@omsd.net or by contacting our main office at Edison to update your email address on file with us.

Middle School Congress

Our Edison Bobcat’s shined once again at our annual MIddle School Congress event where they helped provide direction and focus to our district LCAP planning process. Bobcat’s once again leading the way -- MIddle School Congress Spotlight

MIddle School Congress Representatives:

  • Jassel Espinal

  • Joshua Arangure

  • Brian Tran

  • Isabel Bonus

  • Alicia Resmer

  • Luna Beltran

  • Vanessa Perez

  • Nayla Limon

All of our 7-8 grade students will have an opportunity to provide further input to our school and district as they participate in our annual ThoughtExchange Student Survey. Students may access their survey link via their student email address starting Monday, February 22, 2021.

Middle School Meet Ups with Ms. Espinoza

Middle School students may connect and socialize every Wednesday and Friday during students' scheduled lunch times. Ms. Espinoza our Campus Mentor facilitates these groups and all interested 7-8 grade students are welcomed to join in. Student may access the Zoom invite from their SchoolLoop email. Questions, please contact Ms. Espinoza via email or call our main office and leave us a message at (909)984-5618.

City of Ontario Virtual Events and Activities:

For some great resources offered by the City of Ontario, please take a look at the Ontario Living Magazine. They have virtual events and activities for children of all ages coming up this Spring. Ontario Living Magazine is online at https://online.fliphtml5.com/ecyup/uhsl/

Lunch Pick Up: Tuesday and Friday

OMSD schools will provide meals twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Families will receive meals for 3 days on Tuesday and meals for 4 days on Friday. Milk will be provided in half gallons on both days. Meals are provided in bulk so please be prepared to exit your car and pick up your meal bag. Safety is a priority -- we follow strict physical distancing guidelines and require that you wear a face mask.

Parents must provide student meal ID card or name and birthday for children not enrolled in an OMSD school. All children ages 1-18 are eligible and do not need to be present to receive meals.

Reporting an Absence:

Our absence reporting line is operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can call 909-984-5618 option 3 anytime. You may also email Mrs. Tilley, our Attendance Clerk, directly at alma.tilley@omsd.net. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M.

As you leave a message via voice mail, please include the following information:

  • Student's First and 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.