Ordean East Middle School News

Vol 3 Issue 4 - September 1, 2021

Back to School Night- Tomorrow Sept 2

We have extended Back to School Night from 4:30-6:30PM and divided the evening by last name. Please do your best to stop by in the designated time slots, in an attempt to reduce the number of people in the building at the same time. Everyone attending must wear a face covering/mask while in the building. Student schedules are accessible on Infinite Campus. A printed copy will be available at Open House. Stop by your WIN teacher's classroom for a copy of your schedule & locker number/combination. An alphabetized list of students and their WIN teacher's name/room # will be posted in a few spaces around the school.
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OEMS 7th & 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Begins Sept 9. More info available at Open House

All 6th-12th grade students will be issued a Chromebook...

ISD709 has invested in Blended Learning for all middle and high school students. This means all students will have access to technology and Chromebooks throughout the day. Access will no longer be dependent on teachers signing up for a rotation into a computer lab. All students will be issued a school email address and have access to the Google Suite for Education apps. All 6th graders will have a semester class dedicated to word processing, data entry, spreadsheets, presentations and graphic design. We will be incorporating digital citizenship into our teachings. All students will have access to Canvas Learning Management System. That is where weekly objectives will be posted, links to useful resources can be accessed and grades will be maintained throughout the quarter.

We will not be offering Distance Learning in middle school. We won't be posting a week's worth of content and uploading a week's worth of instructional videos.

The Chromebooks will be used as a tool to support in-person learning and provide access for all students, similar to the distribution of textbooks.

If you haven't already, please make sure the following Blended Learning form is completed by September 7th for each student in 6th-12th grade, so they have access when we distribute Chromebooks on Thursday, September 9.

2021-22 Blended Learning 1 to 1 Agreement: Required for All Families Grades K-12, before a Chromebook can be assigned to our students.

Click here to fill out the Blended Learning form.

Optional: Click here for more information about Blended Learning

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 7. Students may enter the building as early as 8:15AM. Free breakfast is available for all students. First period starts at 8:45AM. Parent/guardian drop off in the morning is off of 4th street. Parent/guardian pick-up in the afternoon is off of Hawthorne, in back of the school.

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is coming to Ordean East Middle School! This awesome program will run Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks, from 3:30-5:00pm starting the week of September 13th. ALL GIRLS in grades 3-5 ARE WELCOME and financial aid is available. Check out the website for registration and more information!


Questions? Email Heidi Schuchman, heidi.schuchman@isd709.org

Please return all Chromebooks, textbooks, library books & AT&T HotSpots from last school year. They can be dropped of at any school in the district. We will make sure to clear your pending fines.

Ordean East Middle School

Main Office: Anna Fridsma

Attendance: Dawn Warner

Principal: Gina Kleive

Assistant Principals: Rachel Jackson & Michael Emerson

School Social Worker: Tracy Litman

School Counselors:

Sarah Seglem- 6th Grade

Ryan Lantz- 7th Grade

Ashley Kedrowski- 8th Grade