Orchard Primary School

Family Newsletter - - - - - - - January, 18 2021

Extension of Half-Day Fridays until March 26th...

Due to the continued demands our multiple instruction models have placed on our faculty, half-day Fridays have been extended from now until Spring Break. This will allow the faculty additional time for communication, meetings, planning and accounting for academic progress. On these days, all in-person learners will attend school for a reduced day schedule. This will not affect asynchronous instruction for online learners. Orchard Primary students will dismiss every Friday from now until March 26th at 11:52.

Board Appreciation Month

Orchard Primary staff would like to send a great big thank you to our Almont Community Schools Board of Education! We thank them for their service and dedication to all of our schools - making sure our schools provide the very best for all ACS students, staff, and families!

NWEA Testing

Students will be taking their Winter NWEA assessments starting on January 19th. The NWEA assessment is given three times per year and allows us to gather data specific to each student as to their areas of growth and need. NWEA is nationally normed and is a computer-adaptive assessment, this means the test adjusts for each student. It will continue to grow in difficulty until the student reaches concepts that are too hard - allowing us to determine each child's ability level.


This information is used to differentiate learning to meet each child's needs. You will receive a student progress report after the testing window closes (early February) that will let you see how your child performed on these assessments.

Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting Wednesday, January 20th @ 6:30 PM

Orchard Primary will host their annual Title 1 Parent Information Meeting Virtually on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:30. If your child has been identified as needing Title 1 support and you are interested in learning more about the program please join us on Zoom!


Topic: Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting

Time: Jan 20, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91204129062?pwd=V3FCVnlWVnV2RE0yeENjQlpKc1NnZz09


Meeting ID: 912 0412 9062

Passcode: A14rVD


Orchard Primary Yearbooks 2020-2021

Orchard Primary is using Lifetouch for pictures and yearbooks this year. In the past, yearbooks were included with a photo package. This year, yearbooks will need to be purchased separately. Yearbooks will run around $10 each. Order forms will come home in the spring.

Mark Your Calendar...

  • Tuesday, January 19th NWEA Testing Window Opens at OP
  • Friday, January 22nd & January 29th Half-day dismissal at 11:52.
  • Friday, February 5th Half-Day dismissal at 11:52.
  • Friday, February 12th & Monday, February 15th No School Students or Staff
  • Friday, February 19th & 26th Half-day dismissal at 11:52
January Lunch Menu

Orchard Primary Lunch Menu December 7, 2020 - January 22, 2021

January Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu for December 2020 - January 2021

Digital Box Tops Directions

How to use digital box tops! A super-easy way to earn money for OP! Click on the link to view the directions!

PTA NEEDS YOU! How to raise funds for OP!

How you can raise funds for OP with purchases you are already making! Box Tops, Kroger Rewards, Coke Rewards, and Vinckiers Receipt Box.

Kroger Community Rewards

Be sure to link your Kroger Card to Orchard Primary. Earn money for the school, simply by shopping at Kroger. Click here for more information.