OSD News

November 2022

Tiger Talk

OSD Community,

We wanted to take a few minutes to share with you our communication process regarding threats or reported tips. In an effort to be transparent and keep our communication pertinent, we do not share every tip that is reported to staff/SafeOregon. Instead, we spend the critical first moments investigating the matter. Due to the strong working relationship between District personnel and the Ontario Police Department, we are able to quickly identify the credibility and scope of these reported tips and threats. Thankfully, it is rare that we have to elevate a tip to a potential threat to others.

We want parents to know that we take every precaution when it comes to investigating tips/threats made against other students, staff, or property. To remain gracious communicators, we will only alert you of threats that pose a potential for harm, or threats that have become public. More often than not, threats can be dealt with and eliminated without having to call additional attention to the matter.

We ask that you be a partner in communication and continue to report anything that may be interpreted as a threat to school property or persons. Tips can be made anonymously using our SafeOregon tip line: https://www.safeoregon.com/report-a-tip/

Tips can also be made to trusted District Personnel or law enforcement. Please call 9-1-1 if there is an immediate threat to a student, staff member, or school. The anonymous tip line allows for reporting of any negative activity on campus, including threats against the school, fights, bullying, drugs, and more.

Please do not resort to fact-finding on social media, because that information tends to be inflammatory or false. If you have questions about a certain situation or something you’ve seen or heard please do not hesitate to call our schools or district office. We can get you the answers you need.

Thank you,

Ontario School District

Key Dates:

Nov. 6 - Daylight Savings Time (Fall Back!)

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day (No School)

Nov. 17 - End of First Trimester

Nov. 18 - Teacher Work Day (No School)

Nov. 21 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Nov. 28 - Tiger Talk with the School Board at Alameda (time TBD)

Nov. 28 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm

To see the full OSD Calendar, click HERE!

OSD Food Pantry

Opened Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month

Where: Ontario Middle School roundabout

Upcoming Dates: 11/17 and 12/1 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Keeping in Touch

The Ontario School District has moved to the Remind communication platform this year. You have probably already received messages from your child's teacher and/or District communications. If you haven't, make sure your preferred contact number is listed with your student's school!

Please be patient with us as we work out some of the kinks that come with learning a new system. We hope that the Remind system will help open lines of communication between classrooms and homes, and between the District and families.

For some helpful parent/family resources, click HERE!

We Want Your Feedback!

Please take a minute to share your initial thoughts with us on the Remind system.

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Story Time at Alameda

Kinder Family Night was a hit! We want to thank all the families that came out and joined us for Story Time and pizza. Families got to take home a fun math activity, too!

We want to remind all of our families of the importance of reading and making reading fun!

A special Thank you to Darlene from the Ontario Community Library for taking the time to come in and read to our students. She read "The Short-sighted Giraffe" by A. H Benjamin.

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23 through 31st. We use this week to spread awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention campaigns. We make these lessons fun and engaging for students by turning the week into a dress-up week with days that correlate to lessons on prevention and awareness.

Cairo Jog-a-Thon

There’s No Place like Cairo!

Everyone had a fantastic time at Cairo’s Annual Jog-A-Thon. Thank you to everyone who supported us in making this an excellent experience for our students!

Tiger Football Send off!

Thank you, Ontario Fire!

Ontario Fire and Rescue spent time at our elementary schools teaching our students about safety.
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Boys Soccer win

Thank you, Mimi Rodriguez, for the video!

Senior Shout Out!

SafeOregon Reporting

The goal of SafeOregon is to prevent school safety threats from occurring by providing schools and communities with a relevant tool for reporting potential threats. Tips can be submitted in a variety of ways, including email, phone calls, text, our mobile app, and our web portal.

To check it out, or to report a tip, click HERE!

Contact Us

We want to hear from YOU!

The only way we can improve is to listen to and respond to feedback! Your thoughts and comments help to inform our decision-making.

Messages will be sent to Public Relations & Communications Coordinator, Taryn Smith.