OSSB Panther Paws News
Monday - April 26, 2021
- April 26th - Swim Timed Finals
- April 28th - Track and Field Finals
- May 17 - Senior Parent ZOOM Meeting, 7:00 pm
- May 31st - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
- June 3rd - Graduation
- June 4th - Last Day of School
- June 7th - 18th Extended Learning Plan - more information coming soon!
Summer Camp Information Coming Soon!
Senior Parents Invited to Graduation Planning Meeting
Senior parents, OSSB is making plans for graduation so please know that more information will be coming soon! We will have a Senior Parent Meeting on May 17th at 7:00pm on Zoom and will meet to go over further details. Watch your email for more information!
Yearbooks May be Ordered Thru May 10, 2021
OSSB Lockdown Drill - April 29, 2021
Staff and students will be participating in a Lockdown drill this Thursday.
An enotify blast will be sent to staff telling them about the Lockdown practice. This is only a drill, and staff and students will be sheltering in place. They will close and lock the doors, pull the blinds and remain quiet. They will remain there until staff is notified through an enotify sent from communications. If you have any questions, please contact Principal Wagner at 614-752-1359.
Residential Panthers Enjoy Safe Leisure Activities Indoors and Out
Fitness Fridays on Zoom
OSSB staff is still offering Fitness Fridays on Zoom. Each week, they will offer new and exciting exercise routines. To maximize the health benefits, full and active participation is a must. Be ready to sweat! The sessions will start at 9:30 am and run for approximately 45 minutes. Proper dress is required – tennis shoes and exercise clothes. You may want to keep a water bottle nearby during the activity. We encourage everyone to join!
Mrs. Henry, Ms. Gilliland, Mrs. Kallstrom, and Mr. Lee
Meeting ID: 998 911 7625
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OSSB Social Media
Did you know that OSSB receives support from the OSSB PTSF, a non-profit Foundation? Find out more at www.ossbfoundation.org or click on this link.
Resources and Workshops for Students and Families
Supported Decision Making Instead of Guardianship?
ACB Ohio Scholarship Window Opens
The American Council of the Blind of Ohio offers six scholarships each academic year. The application and reference forms may be downloaded from www.acbohio.org or requested by calling our office at 614-261-3561 or 800-835-2226. They have scholarships for entering freshmen, undergraduates, and graduate students. Applications are due in August.
An applicant must be an Ohio resident or attend an Ohio school in a two-year or more post-secondary degree program, be legally blind (except for the NOLA WEBB-MCKINNEY SCHOLARSHIP), have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be willing to attend the 2021 ACB-Ohio convention.
Send the completed application packet to ACB-Ohio Scholarship Committee, 3805 N. High Street, Suite 305, Columbus, OH 43214, or via e-mail to email@example.com with “Scholarship Application” in the subject field.
Disability Benefits 101 Website
Learning Ally College Success Program
The CSP is a free, uniquely designed virtual program that helps students who are blind or low vision successfully navigate their college learning journey and transition to the workplace. The new website was intentionally designed using the highest accessibility standards to give students an "all-in-one", online user experience. The only one of its kind in the nation, the CSP provides easy access to all program resources students need to succeed in school, plus exciting new features to help them get guidance and connect to the community for support and networking.
Article from Ohio Treasurer Sprague on STABLE/ABLE Accounts
The Columbus Dispatch recently printed an article on ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Accounts and proposed legislation. Ohio's version of this is the STABLE account program, which allows a person with a disability to save funds without losing Medicaid benefits. To read the article by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague, click on the link below. FCBDD staff member Jennifer Cunningham serves on the Treasurer's Advisory Committee for STABLE Accounts and was the second person in Ohio to establish an account. Information courtesy of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Newsletter