December 20, 2020

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On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish the Oster community a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to serving your family in 2021! Cheers to a better year!

On December 15th, Oster's 5th Grade teachers shared with the USD Board their annual project in which they inspired their students to explore and try a new hobby or activity. Teachers Nathan Hickey and Todd Sinclair shared that the Hobby Project starts with students brainstorming and selecting a hobby, journaling daily about the process, then presenting to their classmates with a live demonstration. If you missed that presentation you can check it out here:
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Oster's Pajama Day

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School (Distant Learning) resumes Monday, January 4th

Distant Learning Support Centers resume on Monday, January 11th

Mark your Calendars!

  • December 21 - January 1: Winter Break (no school)
  • January 4: Students resume Distance Learning
  • January 11: Distance Learning Support Centers resume
  • January 15: Professional Development Day (No School for Students)

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Holiday (No School)

Express Pick Up at San Jose Public Library

Miss having real books in your hands?

San Jose Library Express Pickup is an outdoor service for picking up hold requests that available Monday – Saturday from 1 – 6 PM at select library locations.

Check out this site for more information:


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Change in Schedule - Winter Break Pick Up Days

Food Services will be serving complimentary, bulk packages of meals on December 18th and 28th, 2020.

Join us on
Friday, December 18th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
10 Days of Breakfasts and Lunches

and Monday, December 28th between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
7 Days of Breakfasts and Lunches

at Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive)

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
  • Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
  • Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
  • No paperwork/identification required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick-up only - no eating at the school.

Regular meal pick-up days will continue on January 4th, 2021

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 AM - 1 PM

If you have any questions please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or nunesd@unionsd.org.

Pick-up Location
Dartmouth Middle School
5575 Dartmouth Drive

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COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County: Latest news for our community. December 19, 2020

Dear Neighbors,

Navigating the holidays continues to be a point of contention and stress among families and friends. Like you, we are tired and want to be with our families this holiday season, but it is not safe. Talking with loved ones about this year's plans can be awkward and stressful. We have laid out a few tips with suggested responses to help make turning down invitations a little easier. Check them out below.

Travel and Quarantine
Everyone should cancel or postpone travel plans unless absolutely necessary. Anyone who travels more than 150 miles will need to quarantine for 10 days (updated from 14 days) upon returning, but should continue monitoring for symptoms for the full 14 days. The County provides services if you need to isolate or quarantine. Watch the video.

Isolation and Quarantine Services
Santa Clara County COVID-19 Support Team provides resources to County residents who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as contacts to a positive case to enable them to isolate or quarantine safely. Watch the video. Please call 408-808-7770 to make a referral. The referral hotline is available 7 days/week, 8 am – 5 pm.
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You’ve all heard the story of Aladdin and the Genie of the lamp. Now you can be a part of the storytelling. This will be a Starting Arts virtual production offered to Oster students. Rehearsals will happen over Zoom. The usual tech week/performance dates will be used to have students create recordings of their part while being guided by the director. Those recordings will be professionally edited into a movie. In May, Starting Arts will host a virtual watch party so that students can invite friends and family (from anywhere!) to see their talent, hard work, and dedication in action! Students will also receive the recording as a souvenir after the watch party. Open to all Oster students in 3rd through 5th grade. Production starts February 3rd, 2021. Visit https://bit.ly/osteraladdin for more information and to register.
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Calling all Shutterbugs! The Oster Yearbook team needs your help collecting yearbook photos during this very different school year, so we are introducing our Yearbook Photo Challenge. We will have different themes over the next several months, but our first photo challenge is “My favorite Holiday/Winter Activity.” Think about the things you love to do during this time of the year and take a picture of yourself doing it. Check out the flyer for more details and how to submit your photos.

Oster Yearbooks on Sale

The Oster 2020-2021 Yearbooks are now on sale. Early bird pricing is available through January 31, 2021. Oster is again using Balfour to produce our yearbooks. All orders need to be placed directly through Balfour. You can order online at: http://bit.ly/OsterYB

The yearbook price increases to $30 on February 1, 2021--so order yours today and save!

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