THE ORION GAZETTE
Week of October 15, 2018
LASER TAG - THANK YOU!!
COSTUME PARADE - TIME CHANGE (8:30-9:00AM)
I apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
FIRST EARTHQUAKE DRILL - 10/18
Every year, before we practice drills with our students, all of our staff receive training on the protocols.
We will hold our Earthquake drill of the year on Thursday, October 18th. In the days proceeding the actual drill, our teachers will teach our kiddos what to do during the drill. Our kinders get a lot "practice" with Teacher Linda and Teacher NIna before the big day!
This year we will hold 5 fire drills, 2 earthquake drills and 2 lockdown drills. I will let you know a few weeks in advance of each drill.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - November 19-20th
SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL - WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
The Superintendent's Advisory Council is made of parents and staff from each of our district's 16 schools. Our parent representatives are Carol Anne Bauman and Shana Hackworth. Our staff representative is Teacher Stephanie.
This year, the charge of the council is to study the current challenges facing our district. Over the past five years, our district has seen a significant decrease in enrollment which is negatively impacting our district's budget. The council will meet once a week during the fall to study the district's challenges and to generate possible solutions.
The meetings are closed to the wider community. However, the following are ways for ALL parents to stay informed, share thoughts and to ask questions:
**Email our representatives: SAC@orionschool.org
**Attend Board Study Session of PROPOSED Solutions: Tuesday, October 16th (7:00PM)
**Attend a Community Input Meeting: Monday, October 22nd or Thursday, October 25th
**Attend Orion's Next Coffee with the Principal: Friday, October 19th (8:15-9:15AM)
**Read District Emails: Link to all District Updates https://www.rcsdk8.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=1&ModuleInstanceID=1524&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=35113&PageID=1
**Talk to Principal Julie: ANYTIME!!
School Board Study Session - SAC PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED SOLUTIONS
Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 7-9pm
400 Duane Street
Redwood City, CA
Coffee with the Principal
Friday, Oct. 19th, 8:15-9:15am
Orion Dine Our - Chipotle
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 4-8pm
861 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA
Starship PTO Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 7-8:30pm
Orion ELAC Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 25th, 12:30-1:30pm
Orion SSC Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 25th, 1:45-2:45pm
Orion Costume Parade
Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 8:30-9am
PARENT HOURS DUE - Wednesday, November 7th
Remember, you have made a commitment to do 72 hours if you have one child and 108 for 2 or more children.