January Parent Newsletter

January 3, 2022

Happy New Year!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. I wish you all good health and much happiness in the upcoming new year! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.


Malinda McKillip

Updated COVID Guidelines

Please be sure to read Dr. Stout's email communication regarding updated COVID guidelines and reference the attached Quarantine and Isolation document below whenever necessary. It is also posted on our French Creek website.
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Student Absences

Please make it a priority to call the Attendance Line at (610) 469-5688 to report a student absence. This is extremely important because when parents fail to call their child out prior to the start of the school day, the office staff must try to reach you via phone to verify your child's absence. I am sure you can imagine that this creates extra work for the office staff as we are attempting to begin our school day. In addition, please make sure to send in an excuse note any time your child is absent from school. Many, many thanks in advance for your cooperation. Click here for more information related to attendance related matters.

Citadel Heart of Learning Award

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County, PA. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to teaching. Teacher nominations are now being accepted through January 15, 2022. Please take a moment to nominate a French Creek teacher who has touched the lives of others. Click here for more information. All nominated Owen J. Roberts teachers are publicly recognized at a school board meeting after winners are announced.

Click here for the brief nomination form.

School Closing

OJR schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A Message From Our Yearbook Club Advisors

Yearbook Club is for students in 5th and 6th grades. We will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:05-4:00 PM. Students will need to be picked up promptly at 4:00 PM in the main lobby. Members will design event pages, choose photos to be included in the yearbook, and plan the yearbook's layout and content. Click here to sign up and get more information. Students must sign-up by January 18. Any questions contact Mrs. Troutman (kristatroutman@ojrsd.net) or Mrs. Torres (ttorres@ojrsd.net).

6th Grade Yearbook Shout Outs

Sixth Grade Parents...Now is your opportunity to recognize your rising middle schooler's accomplishments! Place your child's picture in the school yearbook, along with a note of congratulations! Click here to submit a Shout Out. Payment for Shout Outs must be made via the FCVPTA website. All Shout Outs and payments are due by Friday, February 4, 2022.

Great Kindness Challenge

French Creek will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge January 24th through January 28th. The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that promotes improved school climate and increased student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness possible. Please click here for more information.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 AM. Please visit our district's Student Registration website page for additional information or contact Mrs. Alexandra Lewis, our FC Attendance Clerk, at 610-469-5710.

Please note incoming Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2022.

Have a Great January!