OSSB Panther Paws News
Friday, November 13, 2020 - Week Ten
11-30 - REMOTE LEARNING for all 7-12 grade students and staff
15 - OSSB Dorms Open for Elementary Students
19 - Parent Teacher Conferences
* NEW * 23 & 24 - Remote Learning for Teachers and Students Off-Campus
25,26,27 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
21 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break begins
Book Angel Program Provides Free Braille Books
Sign up TODAY to get free braille books!
Children with vision loss, ages 0-21, who live in the U.S. are eligible for 3 free braille books per year from Seedlings.
NOTE: If you registered for Book Angel and still don't have your books after waiting two months or more, email us at email@example.com or call us at 800-777-8552.
OSSB School Lunch Menu - Week of November 16, 2020
OSSB History Book Project Continues
The Ohio Arts Council has extended the grant period allowing artist Claudia Retter to continue working with OSSB students on what’s come to be known as the “history book project.” Due to COVID-19, the project’s plan for a final exhibition is up in the air, but the mission remains the same: to research the school’s history and add OSSB’s own "currently-happening" history and perspectives to it, archiving and presenting student experiences in creative ways.
Stay tuned: we’ll be putting out a general call for submissions to the project and keeping you updated on the progress. Thank you to all who have already contributed! If you have questions about the project, please reach out to Mrs. Rachelle Smith or Claudia Retter, Ohio Arts Council grant recipient.
The image shown with this article is the first official school building of the Ohio Institution for the Instruction of the Blind. This structure was built in 1838 on the corner of Parsons Ave. and East Main Street in Downtown Columbus. Eventually, it was replaced by the building currently on that property.
OSSB Preschool Friends, Happy To Be Back At School
Physical Fitness Fridays - Join In on ZOOM
OSSB staff will be offering Fitness Fridays. Each week, new and exciting exercise routines will be offered to participate in. To maximize the health benefits, full and active participation is a must. Be ready to sweat!
The sessions will start at 9:30 am and run for approximately 45 minutes. Proper dress is required – tennis shoes and exercise clothes. You may want to keep a water bottle nearby during the activity. We encourage everyone to join. It will be a fun time!
Mrs. Henry, Ms. Gilliland and Mr. Lee
Physical Education Class Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 998 911 7625
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Exciting launch: 2021 NABS At Large Seminar!
Terrified of public speaking?
Have experience but are excited to refine your skills?
The National Association of Blind Students is committed to empowering all blind students to know the power of their voices. Especially in this new era of education, join us for a virtual weekend to equip attendees with techniques and the self-confidence to advocate effectively in academic, professional, and everyday life.
- What: 2021 NABS At Large Seminar: Speaking Up and Branching Out
- Who: Any Blind Student Excited to Build or Refine Their PublicSpeaking Skills
- When: January 9 through January 10, 2021
- Where: Zoom Click the link below to register and reserve your spot
New Program Available to Families of Children Learning 100% Remotely
Last week, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced Learning Aid Ohio, a grant program that aims to provide supplemental learning support for students with IEPs during this unique school year. The grant provides for a supplemental tutoring program, Learning Aid Ohio that DeWine says can assist parents with the challenges of virtual learning. Eligible families can apply for up to $1,500 in grant funding to cover tutoring costs and other needed support. You must fill out an application and be approved to begin services.
- You must be an Ohio resident
- Your child must be learning full-time remotely
- Child must be on an IEP during the 2020-2021 school year
- You must be experiencing financial hardship
The OSSB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to support students and programming at the Ohio State School for the Blind.