May | Bobcat Breeze

May 2, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Edison Families,


I understand this past year has been filled with more change and challenges for many within our community. As we move into the final month of school it’s not lost on me the great lengths by which families have rallied around our kids, our school, and each other. This week we move that much closer to a greater sense of normalcy with our in person Open House. We look forward to having families visit classrooms and see the outstanding work and effort happening at Edison all year.


Our entire staff has worked tirelessly to offer high-quality lessons and learning experiences for students, as well as fostered a safe, healthy and positive environment. We are grateful for the ongoing partnership of our entire community for supporting the efforts of our amazing staff.


Together, I hope families will join me in celebrating our tireless faculty and staff by donating a small treat or two for our "Grab and Go Staff Appreciation Breakfast Bar."


Simply drop off an item with our main office this week, and we will put the items together for a tasty dose of appreciation. Nothing says we care like something yummy :) And, if we can keep this between us, it’s sort of a surprise ;)


We remain grateful for your continued support and encouragement as we navigate these final weeks #edisonstrong #together!


As always, I look forward to hearing from you. You are always welcome to connect with me, just call ahead at (909)984-5618 and the door will open.

Sincerely,


Principal Lopez

Annual Parent Survey

Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete the following survey --- share your input on how we can provide the best learning experience for students and families: bit.ly/OurOMSD

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Certificated and Classified Employee's of the Year

Congratulations to our Employees of the Year, Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Tilley! Each year staff is able to identify colleagues who go above and beyond to support students, families and staff.


This recognition is especially notable because it is peers nominating and voting for peers -- Mrs. Tilley has served as our Attendance Clerk here at Edison for a number of years. Mrs. Peterson is new to Edison this year and has already made a notable impact with our community as our Instructional Coach.


We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated staff at Edison.

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Are You Returning to Edison Next Year?

As we look to finalize plans for students next year we need all families to submit the program/school type you intend for each of your children for the 2022-2023 school year – please submit your choices today Program/School Choice Survey
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Open House: Wednesday, May 4

Join us for Open House on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Visit your child's classroom and see first hand the growth and amazing learning they've had this year.


  • 4:30-5:30 Scholastic Book Fair (Room 5)
  • 5:30-6:30 Classroom Visits


While California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends that individuals continue to wear face coverings in indoor settings, the choice to mask is at the discretion of each student, employee, and family.


Minimum Day Schedule


  • 7:30-11:15 TK & K (All classrooms attend in morning)
  • 8:00-12:30 1-8 Grade

Spirit Day Wednesday, May 4 - Star Wars Day

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: Reflecting and Ethical Responsibility

During the month of May, your child’s SEL instruction will dive deeper into Responsible Decision-Making learning how to evaluate and reflect on current situations while taking ethical responsibility for choices. Students will understand how to be realistic in their evaluation of consequences of various actions, and to be considerate of the well-being of oneself and others.

PFO Meeting

Friday, May 6th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

PFO Meeting

Topic: PFO Meeting: Edison Academy

Friday, May 6

3:30 pm


Join Zoom Meeting

https://omsd.zoom.us/j/97000694858?pwd=bEZHYmZXVVY5OFM3UlhRTjg0NzNrZz09

Meeting ID: 970 0069 4858

Passcode: edison


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Parent Workshops: Summer Session Series

The Parent Education center will be offering a summer session beginning on May 31, 2022 and ending on June 24, 2022. There will be fun and engaging classes in Family Leadership, Career Communication, Keyboarding, Conversational English, Math, Reading and Technology in Your Golden Age. Sign up today

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Chaffey High School Theater Company

Chaffey Theater Company opens The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy. It's an all student cast, with most students formally from OMSD. This year, there’s a special discount code for our OMSD staff and families.


With the purchase of a regular priced ticket, you get a student/2nd ticket for $5.00.

Use the code, OMSD22 on the page when entering payment information for the discount.

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Summer School

This year the Ontario-Montclair School District has combined their Summer Academy for Scholars and Athletes (SASA) and Visual and Performing Arts Program (VAPA) programs into one amazing program. OMSD is offering summer school for students. Session one will be for students in grades 2-7th. Sessions two and three will be for students in TK/K - 7th grade. This application is for the district summer program for students in TK/K - 7th grade.

We have planned an exciting program. The locations for the district summer school program are: De Anza Middle School or Vernon Middle School or Elderberry Elementary School or Del Norte Elementary School

Students will have a choice of which site they attend. Meals and snacks will be provided.
Session I: May 31 - June 17, 2022
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Grades 2 - 7

Session II: July 5 - 15, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grades TK/K - 7

Session III: July 25 - Aug. 4, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grades TK/K - 7

Students will participate in reading, and other activities such as sports, Pilates, music, art, leadership workshops, and teamwork. Each student will be provided their own supplies. Plus students will be going on fieldtrips and we will have special guest speakers!

Students will be placed in small groups. Each day students will rotate through the learning activities with their assigned small summer cohort group. Each student will be provided supplies.


Please complete a separate form for EACH child planning to attend. An email or text confirmation will be sent to confirm your child's enrollment.


Click to Register for Summer School: Summer School Application (One per student)

Daily Absence Reporting:

Absences should be reported before 9:15 A.M each day your child is absent.


Absence Reporting Line: 909-984-5618 option 3 (Open 24 Hours).

Absence Reporting Email: Email our main office directly at edison@omsd.net.


Please include:


  • Student's First and Last name

  • Teacher's name

  • Length of absence

  • Reason for absence

COVID-19 Guidelines

While California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends that individuals continue to wear face coverings in indoor settings, the choice to mask is at the discretion of each student, employee, and family.


We will continue to implement the remaining layered mitigation strategies including:


  • staying home when sick

  • hand washing

  • air filtration

  • group contact tracing

  • antigen and pcr testing

  • quarantine

  • daily disinfecting and cleaning


Additionally, CDC recommends that everyone 5 years and older protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated. Everyone ages 12 years and older should stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines and get a booster shot when eligible. Please consult with your primary care physician.


You can find more details in OMSD's School Reopening and Safety Plan.

Students Presenting Symptoms at Home -- Please Contact Our Health Office

In an effort to maintain a healthy school environment and to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we ask that all parents screen their child for COVID-19 symptoms each morning before they send them to school, and keep them at home if they are sick using our Student Symptom Decision Tree.


This shared responsibility is critical to our ability to keep everyone safe, healthy and attending in person each day.


Please report your child’s illness with details of all symptoms to our health office at 909-984-5618. Our Health Office will follow up on all students that are at home with COVID-19 symptoms.

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Amazon Smiles -- Support Edison Academy PFO

When you join AmazonSmile you can help our PFO fundraise for our school at no cost to you. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to our Edison Academy PFO—no fees, no extra cost.


Click the link to join Amazon Smiles and support Edison PFO today: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2748013

PFO Birthday Grams Fundraiser

Send a message to your birthday kid. See your child's name in lights on their birthday week up on our school marquee -- a birthday connection to our beloved school.


  • $5 per student

  • Orders due Thursday before birthday week

  • Order forms are available in the main office.