February 9, 2024
Here are the new announcements in this newsletter:
- ASB Bake Sale February 14
- Koyuki out for Surgery February 13 to March 18
- West Sound Tech Program and the Peninsula College Running Start Program Presentations
- High School Juniors Planning for Post Graduation Plan
- February Intersession and Feb 26 conferencing day
- YMCA Meals over School Breaks
- OCEAN High School Student of the Week
ASB Bake Sale February 14
ASB will be having a Bake Sale on Wednesday, February 14th. The sale starts at 11:30 and will be set up near the OCEAN office portable.
Koyuki out for Surgery February 13 to March 18
Koyuki will be out from February 13 to March 18 recovering from knee surgery. There will be a substitute for all of her in person classes. Other OCEAN teachers will step in to support students and families as well. Koyuki will conference with families when she returns. If a family or student is in need of a conference for support before she returns reach out to the appropriate teacher below.
- Conferencing for K~8 students: MB Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conferencing for 9th~12th grade students: Kyle email@example.com OR Katie firstname.lastname@example.org
- Conferencing for online students and weekly contact: Lisa email@example.com
- Serious concerns for student health or safety: Sarah Rubenstein firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student log-in information and absences from school: Shannon email@example.com
- Field Trips: Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org
- IEP services and behavioral support: Judd email@example.com
- Tech support: Kyle firstname.lastname@example.org OR Judd email@example.com
We will collect cards in the OCEAN office wishing her a smooth recovery. Feel free to drop something by and we will be sure to get it to her.
West Sound Tech Program and the Peninsula College Running Start Program Presentations
We will have presenters from the West Sound Tech Program and the Peninsula College Running Start Program coming to OCEAN on Monday (2/12) during the 9/10 Advisory at 10:30am. Presenters will provide information on their programs and answer questions for any 10th and 11th graders interested in participating in either program next year. Please encourage your 10th or 11th grader to join us if they are interested in learning more about these programs.
High School Juniors Planning for Post Graduation Plan
Does your high school junior need some assistance sorting out a post-graduation plan? Post-High School Planning is a series of five 1-hour sessions tailored to Juniors that will take place on Wednesdays at 12:05-1:05 at PTHS starting in March. Each student will work to identify an interest or verify the interest they are currently considering – job, apprenticeship, trade, certification, two- or four-year degrees – and then put together a plan to achieve that interest. Sessions will include a Career Panel of community professionals talking about their professions, research techniques to identify the right job or educational opportunity for them, and detailed information on how to fund the pursuit of your interest. The goal of the program is for each student to walk out of the room with the next steps required to make their interest a reality. Post-High School Planning dates are March 20, March, 27, April 17, May 1 and May 15. Your child can sign up by emailing the OCEAN School Counselor Emily Eldridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the main office. Instructors are former business leaders and Skillmation volunteers living in Port Townsend – follow these links to learn more about them – David Rinn and Norm Tonina
February Intersession and Feb 26 conferencing day
February 16 is a regular Friday. High school study hall will be available with Katie and teacher will be holding conferences.
There is no school February 19-23 for February Intercession break. February 26 there are no OCEAN classes for a conferencing day.
Intersession Sign Up
K-8 intersession sign up is now closed. High School students who need credit recovery or to finish up incomplete courses are invited to come to PTHS during the Intercession Break, scheduled for February 20-23 (Tuesday - Friday). This is an important opportunity to get students back on track who have previously failed courses that need to be completed for graduation. Students who need to make up failed courses from the first semester or who have previously failed courses that have not yet been completed are strongly encouraged to attend and get this work done. A PTHS teacher will be on site to support students as they work. School counselors, Ms. Eldridge, has been doing individual outreach to students and families regarding this opportunity. Parents may register their student for the Credit Recovery Intersession at PTHS by contacting Emily Eldridge, email@example.com. Please do not pass up this opportunity if your student has credits to be made up!
OCEAN High School Student of the Week
Senior Haydin Huerta is OCEAN student of the week. Haydin is a focused and hard working student. She asks great questions in class, and is a skilled writer, scientist and emerging woodworker. She has excellent organizational skills and is a kind and caring member of the OCEAN community.
Grace Milligan is the OCEAN student of the week. Grace joined OCEAN a few months ago and has been able to adjust to what can feel like a very different school model with ease. She impresses our staff as she demonstrates her ability not only to achieve academically, but to juggle life's logistics. She has excellent attendance to in person classes, works on completing her work at home, problem solves transportation with family, friends and public transportation to and from school.
See what has been happening at OCEAN.
Information from previous newsletters:
Free Breakfast M-F 8:25-8:45am
All OCEAN students have access to school breakfast at no cost. Starting Monday students can enter Blue Heron from the door next to Judd and Koyuki's room using a four digit door code.
Students will walk to the cafeteria, pick up a breakfast, and return to their classroom or the OCEAN tent to eat breakfast.
Students can ask a teacher or the OCEAN office for the door code.
Invention Convention takes place on March 26th at 5:30
Hello wonderful families! The Science Fair/Invention Convention takes place on March 26th at 5:30.
K-5 families check your kids backpacks for learning packets! Our K-5 learning focus is the Scientific Method and hands-on experiments. The Middle School students learning focus is on Inventions. Check your google classroom for more info!
6-8 Families students have begun their Invention Convention projects and more info is in Google Classroom
9-12 Families students will begin work in Science classrooms.
COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to the Science Fair
Monthly Meal for OCEAN Teachers & Staff
The OCEAN teachers and staff greatly appreciate support from those who are able to provide a nourishing meal or hearty snack 1 x month on their busy Friday conference days. They are often hustling between conferences and knowing there is a meal waiting in the office is an amazing gift to them. Show your appreciation for our amazing OCEAN staff with food! *SIGN UP TO FEED THE OCEAN STAFF. A big thank you to the OCEAN community for your food love!! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- February 16 - School in Session Makeup snow day
- February 19-23 No School February Break / Intersession
- February 26 - No OCEAN Classes Conferencing Day
- February 29 - ASVAB Test at PTHS
- March 4 - West Sound Tech Registration Opens for 2024-25
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