OSSB Panther Paws News

Friday, December 11, 2020 - Week Fourteen, Remote



1 thru 18 - Remote Learning for students and staff

10 - 2nd Quarter begins

21 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break begins


4 - Welcome back to School!

15 NO SCHOOL - Records Day for Staff

18 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

Food Deliveries Continue for OSSB Families

OSD and OSSB are excited to wrap up 2020 with one additional food delivery! All families should be receiving meals as they did this week, but double meals! Families who live outside of Franklin County should expect meals on Tuesday the 15th in the morning or early afternoon. Local Families will receive meals on the Wednesday, December 16th - and if we should miss anyone, don't worry! We have a fantastic team ready to do make-up deliveries on December 17th and 18th. ~ Jason Franklin

Fitness Friday returns to OSSB and Zoom

OSSB staff will be offering Fitness Fridays. Each week, new and exciting exercise routines will be offered to participate in. To maximize the health benefits, full and active participation is a must. Be ready to sweat!

The sessions will start at 9:30 am and run for approximately 45 minutes. Proper dress is required – tennis shoes and exercise clothes. You may want to keep a water bottle nearby during the activity. We encourage everyone to join. It will be a fun time! ~ Mrs. Henry, Ms. Gilliland and Mr. Lee

Physical Education Class Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 998 911 7625

Passcode: Fq36nR

Holidays Celebrated during SEL Zoom

We’re bringing back SEL, or Social Emotional Learning! Each week, a fun theme will be introduced and used as a way to teach students valuable skills that are covered in the Social Emotional Learning Competencies (SEL) and the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Next week’s theme is HOLIDAYS. Join us December 14-16th from 6:00 to 7:30PM. Please contact Courtney Hunkele (chunkele@osdb.oh.gov) if you have questions.

OSSB Early Learning Center Preschool

The ELC preschool has been exploring different fruits and vegetables this month. Here are some pictures from our virtual learning lesson about peas!

Feeling Stressed?!

OSSB High School health students have spent time recognizing the effects of stress and how to use stress management techniques. Check out a few techniques that students tried and shared with their peers. No pressure, but feel free to try them for yourself! Some examples:

  • Exercising

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OSSB Facebook Page

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OSSB Parent Teacher Staff Foundation Facebook Page

The OSSB Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to raising funds to support students and programming at the Ohio State School for the Blind.

~ Workshops For Students and Families ~

Disclaimer: 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. In no way is OSSB instructing students and families to participate in the described events.

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Background photo for this newsletter is a snowy December day in Columbus, Ohio.~ L. Kaplan