OSSB Panther Paws News

Friday, October 16, 2020 - Week Six



October 23 - NO SCHOOL, OSSB Records Day

October 26 - Students return to OSSB Campus


November 9 - NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

November 10 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development

November 15 - OSSB Dorms Open

November 25-27 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

Will Your Child Be Learning Virtually, or In Person? Respond Now to this Quick Survey

Hello Parents, As our return to school nears we need to get an accurate count of students that would like to stay virtual. I know that we got a count in the summer, but if you have changed your mind since that phone call please reach out to me.

We need to have an accurate count so we can plan for appropriate staffing. Please let me know if you have changed your mind about your plans for your student to stay virtual. You can reach out at 614-468-8887 or my cell 740-262-1614 or by email mwagner@ossb.oh.gov

All parents, please fill out this Survey now: OSSB Learning Preference Survey

Thank you,

Mrs. Wagner

OSSB Principal

How Did YOU Celebrate White Cane Day - October 15th 2020?

White Cane Day

White Cane Day Celebrations at OSSB through the years!

OSSB Transition Focus Group

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 5-6:30pm

This is an online event.

OSSB Parents and Guardians - do you ever find yourself thinking, "What's Next?"

  • Has your child attended OSSB for a number of years?
  • Are you wondering what his/her life may look like "beyond OSSB?"
  • What career or college options are available?
  • How they may live independently in the community?
  • What kinds of recreational activities are available?

Join this focus group led by OSSB Parent Mentor, Lauri Kaplan and Joanie Shell, BSVI Counselor. During this session, families will share ideas, and we will gauge parent interest in a variety of topics tailored to what you need to know when your child is blind or visually impaired, or "What's Next?"

Please RSVP for this virtual focus group in the link below, or by email to lkaplan@osdb.oh.gov by Sunday, October 18th.

Can't attend on October 27th? Don't worry, this focus group is designed to help plan meetings that will occur through the school year. Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Students at the Early Learning Center explore seasonal theme - Gourds, Seeds and Leaves


OSSB Facebook Page

Click on the link to take you to the OSSB Official Facebook Page!

The following information is being provided for informational purposes only. Listed events are not sponsored or endorsed by the Ohio State School for the Blind. OSSB does not guarantee the veracity of the information or data provided at these events. Additionally, there are risks associated with participating in any event in-person due to COVID-19. In no way is OSSB instructing students and families to participate in the described events.

Deadline Extended - OCALICON Registration Lottery - FREE

OCECD announces the OCALICON Registration Lottery. OCALICON is the nation's premier autism and disabilities conference, and will be held ONLINE this year, November 11 - 13, 2020.

ENTER for a chance to win Free Registration!

Ocalicon Registration Lottery 2020

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, October 21st