Ogden Elementary Newsletter

April 29 2022

Upcoming Dates:

May 16th is our last Monday Early Release. School will be dismissed at 2:50 on Mondays on May 23rd, June 6th, and June 13th.

Monday, May 30th—No school, Memorial Day

June 15th and 16th—Two Hour Early Release; June 16th—Last Day of School

New Bus Routes

Our bus routes are changing, starting on Wednesday, May 4th. There will no longer be a double run for the red/green bus. All students who ride the brown bus will be divided into the red, green, and blue bus routes. Students will get a note from their driver on Monday and Tuesday explaining the changes.

This information will also be updated on the district transportation page on Tuesday. https://vansd.org/buses/

If you have any questions after receiving your new route information, please reach out to our office.

Ogden Spirit Wear

Our school has a new website available for students, staff, and parents to order Ogden-themed Spirit Wear clothing. All items are ordered directly online and shipped straight to individual residences. The site will be running a Free Shipping promotion for all orders placed between April 29th and May 16th.

The site to order Ogden Spirit Wear is http://www.ogdenschoolspiritwear.com/

Panorama Social/Emotional Student Survey

Please read the following letter regarding our spring survey given to students in grades 3-5. The survey asks students about their social-emotional experiences at school. Their feedback is used to provide valuable feedback on how our district can adapt to meet their needs.

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Free Summer Arts Workshops

Check out this website for free summer arts workshops through VPS. Many of the camps will be held right here at Ogden. https://vansd.org/2022-summer-arts-workshops/

Fifth Grade Forecasting

Fifth Grade Parents—Please see this document for information on how 5th grade students are placed into reading and math classes in 6th grade. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher or to our school principal. Fifth Grade Forecasting Document

Volunteers

We are happy to announce that we are now able to welcome volunteers back into our building! After not being able to partner with families in the classroom for over two years, we are excited to welcome families back!

The need for volunteers will vary by classroom and program. Individual teachers may now start reaching out to families and will communicate volunteer opportunities. All volunteers must have a current volunteer clearance and must also have their COVID vaccination documentation on file with the district. For more information please contact our school office or your child’s teacher.

Police Activities League Visitors

Ogden Elementary welcomes the Vancouver Police Department to visit our 2nd grade classes on Tuesday morning, May 3rd, 2022. The students will enjoy a story, safety talk, and will see police vehicles.

Vancouver Public Schools is an equal opportunity district in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may contact any of the following people at 2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, Washington, 98661, or by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title VII, 504–Steve Vance (steve.vance@vansd.org); IDEA–Daniel Bettis (daniel.bettis@vansd.org); Affirmative Action/Title IX–Kathy Everidge (kathy.everidge@vansd.org); Title IX Elementary–Kristie Lindholm (Kristie.Lindholm@vansd.org); Title IX Secondary–Bill Oman (bill.oman@vansd.org); Athletic Equity–Jim Gray (james.gray@vansd.org). This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.