Laurel Family Newsletter
Laurel Letter (LL): Week of August 24
Welcome back to the 2020 school year!
School officially began on Monday, August 17th, and the first week was a success! We realize that there were challenges, and some families initially had some issues with devices or logging into meetings. However, I want to personally thank you for your patience, time and effort to help your child connect last week with their teacher. In fact, we had over 97% of Laurel students connected with their teachers throughout the week. Indeed, this success was a result of great teamwork between you, our staff and your child-thank you!
This is the first of the weekly family Newsletter that I will send to you through email. The Newsletter will also be posted on our school website at https://laurel-ousd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Laurel Family (Virtual) Information Night: Wednesday, Aug.26th
I am inviting you to join me for our second Virtual Family Information Meeting on Wednesday, August 26th. During this important virtual meeting, you will learn about updates for this week, online testing, and also learn about the counseling and community resources available to you and your child.
First Week Highlights
Updates-iReady testing family video
Presentation from counselor and PFCS
Q & A
We have set-up different time options for your convenience. Please click on the link below to sign up and attend one of the information meetings.
Wednesday August 26th, Parent ZOOM Information Night #2
- 8 to 9am Spanish Presentation
- 9:30 to 10:30 am English Presentation
- 5 to 6pm Spanish Presentation
- 6:10 to 7:10pm English Presentation
Student Supply and Material distribution (Aug. 26 & 27th)
This week, on Wednesday August 26th and Thursday August 27th we have scheduled the distribution of student supplies and materials. It is very important that these supplies and materials are picked up as students will need them for next week. Please review the dates and times listed below and be sure to mark it on your calendar. You can also find this information on our Laurel web page (https://laurel-ousd-ca.schoolloop.com/).
Wednesday, Aug. 26th
5th grade, 8:30 to 9am
4th grade, 9am to 9:30am
3rd grade, 9:30 10am
2nd grade,10 to 10am
1st grade, 10:30 to 11am
Kinder, 11 to 11:30am
Walk up only, 11:30 to 12pm
Thursday , Aug. 27th
Kinder, 11 to 11:30am
1st grade, 11:30 to 12pm
2nd grade, 12 to 12:30pm
3rd grade, 12:30 to 1pm
4th grade, 1 to 1:30pm
5th grade, 1:30 to 2pm
Walk only, 2 to 2:30pm
Attendance will be taken daily during the face-to-face interaction (zoom sessions) with teachers and peers
Parents/guardians will need to call the school to clear face-to-face absences
If your child is unable to connect to their live class zoom session and is absent for the day, please be sure to let the teacher know and call the school office-this absence will be considered Excused.
Daily automated calls when students miss to families will help families monitor attendance
The principal and support staff will contact families of students to identify supports needed by families
School Staff & District Help
OUSD Technology Service Desk
Available to students & parents/guardians for assistance with OUSD devices, OUSD account issues, connectivity, and general technical support for teaching & learning
Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
ITS Site: oside.us/its
Tech Support Site: oside.us/techsupport
OUSD Child Care Interest Form
- The purpose of Expanded Enrichment is to provide additional low-cost support to families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Interest in the program currently far exceeds the capacity to provide this service for all families.
- Priority consideration for child care will be given to elementary students who are the children of first responders and health care workers.
- Space is still available at this time but limited