The Panther Press

December 11, 2022


See's Candy

See's Candy orders will be delivered to the classrooms on Monday for all upper-grade students who placed orders. If it is a large order (too big for your child to handle on their own), you will be contacted to pick it up from the office.

Social Emotional Learning Parent Engagement Nights

We would like to host an opportunity for you to meet other families, build relationships, and learn from one another to support your children’s social and emotional development. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete and return the survey below. The following questions will help us determine which topics are most important to you and your family. We will create a family engagement night(s) based on the feedback we receive from parents and caregivers like you. The survey can be found here:

Lunch Supervisor

Are you or someone you know interested in working at Panorama as a lunch supervisor? We are in need of a lunch supervisor and a substitute lunch supervisor. The lunch supervisor works approximately 2 hours. The substitute would be called when one of our regularly scheduled lunch supervisors is unable to work. Call the office, if you are interested.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found will be out in front of the school all week, because it is overflowing. Any items not picked up before winter break will be donated into our usagain bin.

Emergency Drill

Last week, we conducted our fire drill. The students assembled outside in their classroom lines, after safely evacuating their classrooms. Please practice fire safety at home, and be sure you have a family disaster plan in place that you have discussed with your child.

GATE Testing and Parent Referrals

OUSD 3rd grade students testing: 1/30/23-2/3/23 No referral needed

  • Universal Screening

  • All 3rd grade students tested in their classrooms unless parents "opt out "of testing.

  • Students who have been previously qualified may retest at parent request.

OUSD 2nd and 4th-6th grade: By request, referral deadline 12/16/22

  • Small group testing at the school sites, by referral.

  • Parents, teachers, and or school administrators may refer students.

  • Students will be tested between 1/30/23 and 3/3/23.

Screening Referral Form CLICK HERE

Elevo PE Program

This week’s games are Bear, Salmon, Mosquito, and Lawn Bowling, and the focus is integrity.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Having integrity means being honest with yourself and others, and always keeping your word. Integrity is a highly valued trait because it helps us gain others’ trust, but more importantly, it’s what helps you love and respect yourself. Integrity means focusing on being the best version of yourself you can be.

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 14: CHiPs for Kids Holiday Toy Drive

Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16: Winter Wonderland Week

Monday, December 12: Hats Off for the Holidays: Wear winter hats

Tuesday, December 13: Wrapping up for Winter - Wear scarves and mittens

Tuesday, December 13: PTA General Meeting, 7 PM

Wednesday, December 14: Let's Get Cozy - Wear pajamas

Thursday, December 15: Toasting our Tootsies - Wear holiday socks

Friday, December 16: Yule Feel Better if You Wear a Sweater - Wear a holiday sweater day

Monday, December 19 - Friday, January 6: Winter Break

School News Roll Call

Be sure to read about news all around the Orange Unified School District in the School News Roll Call. You can read about events and news at each of the schools in the district.

Access Your Child's Report Card

To access your student’s report card, go to the Orange Unified School District website.


From the OUSD homepage, click on Student and Parent Portal.

- Enter your email as your Username.

- Click on NEXT.

- Enter your password

- Click on SIGN IN.

To view and print your student’s report card.

- From your portal homepage, click on Grades.

To access an Elementary Report cards –

- Click on Standard Based Report Card.

To print your student’s report card

- Click on either the word Print or the printer icon.

- A PDF of your student’s report card will come up,

- You can now print your student’s report card.

usagain Clothing Drop Fundraiser

Don't forget to place your donations in our usagain container. We receive a small amount of funds each time we fill the collection bin in our parking lot. Please deposit any unwanted clothing items in our bin. You can see the items accepted in the image below.
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Community Events

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Literary Book Club

The Literary Book Club is a program that helps replenish books in the school library. This program allows the child’s name to be permanently placed on the inside cover of the donation book, or they can be “dedicated” in honor of a teacher, staff member, friend, etc. If you are interested in joining the Literary Book Club, please fill out and return the form below. This form has also been sent home with your child from school.

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be provided to all students at no cost this school year. Breakfast is served before school starts, beginning at 8:00. Please be sure to have your child here at 8:00, if you would like them to eat breakfast before school starts. This ensures they have enough time to finish.

All students need to be sure they let their teacher know the day before they are buying lunch. We may not have enough lunches if they do not request one. Also, please remind your child that they should not be getting lunch if they are bringing one.

You can find the breakfast and lunch menu here:

Paper Education - Online Tutoring

We are so excited to offer our 4th-6th grade students access to Paper Education. Paper allows students to receive live tutoring in any subject, 24/7. Paper can also provide essay writing support by reviewing essays and providing feedback on how to improve your grammar, content, and structure.

PTA Social Media

To keep up to date with PTA news and events, be sure to follow us on social media.

Running Club

Students are welcome to join our Running Club on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings to work toward running 100 miles. Students must be on campus by 7:35 AM to participate. The gate will open at 7:30 and close at 7:35 for those students participating in Running Club. After 7:35, our athletes will not be allowed through the gate.

COVID-19 Procedures and Safety

Individuals who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should contact their healthcare provider and stay home. If your child or a member of your household has tested positive or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, please follow public health guidance.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or experiences COVID-19 symptoms, please contact the school and/or email me at We will gather information from you and provide you with your options.

If a student tests positive, they are required to isolate. The isolation guidance requires 10 days without testing from when symptoms began or a positive test (whichever comes first). The student can return to school on day 11; however, if a student tests negative on day 5 using an FDA-approved antigen test and all symptoms have improved that student is able to return to school on day 5. If a home test was used, students will need to bring the attestation form to the office upon their return. The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.

Please refer to the OUSD Safety and Health Driven Plan and the County of Orange Health Officer’s Orders directly for more information.

The Orange Unified School District will be offering COVID-19 testing Monday through Thursday at the district office from 2:30 - 5:00.

See the flyer below to register for testing. You MUST register prior to arriving to test. Scan the QR code in the flyer or click here:

Parking Lot Procedures


- Students may be dropped off as early as 8 AM.

- Enter the parking lot in the inner and outer lanes only. DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT IN THE MIDDLE LANE FOR SAFETY REASONS, even if you see space in the front.

- Stay in the inner and outer lanes, until you are ready to exit the parking lot. You may use the middle lane to exit.

- Pull all the way forward and drop off your child.

- Please help your child quickly exit by having all supplies ready to go. If you need to help your child out of the car, please wait until you are able to stop after the crosswalk.

- Do not leave your car unattended at any time.

- A staff member will be outside to direct students through the front gate until 8:15 AM.


If you need to enter the school, please park your car in a designated parking spot and come to the office. Never leave your car in lanes unattended or parked along the side wall.


- Place your placard in your window. You will receive the placard at Back to School Night, arrival, or dismissal. We will have them available in the parking lot and the office during the first two weeks of school. This placard should include the name of your child(ren), grade(s), and teacher's name(s).

- Enter the parking lot in the inner and outer lanes only. DO NOT ENTER THE PARKING LOT IN THE MIDDLE LANE FOR SAFETY REASONS, even if you see space in the front.

- Stay in the inner and outer lanes. Pull all the way forward and your child will be called to come to your car.

- Your child will enter the car.

- Do not get out of your car or leave your car unattended at any time.

Please be patient as families learn this system. This system keeps everybody safe and efficiently moving forward. Thank you very much for your cooperation and efforts to keep all of our Panthers safe.

Medication at School

Some over the counter medications, such as lotion and petroleum jelly, are available at school. If you would like your child to have access to these, please fill out and send in the Over the Counter Parent-Guardian Authorization Form found below.

If your child needs medication at school, please bring the medication and the Parent-Physician Medication Form attached below to the office. If we do not have the Parent-Physician Medication Form, the medication cannot be kept or administered at school.

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