Orr MS Community Newsletter

August 23, 2021

School Organizational Team Meeting

Our next SOT meeting will be Tuesday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. The agenda can be found here. We hope that you can join us!

Arrival and Dismissal at Orr MS

In order to help maintain a safe and healthy environment please note the following:

  • The campus driveway near the school building is for buses only, and will be closed to all other vehicles.
  • Parents and guardians should pick up their children along Algonquin, Katie, or Twain. Parking is permitted on either side of those streets.
  • Crossing guards have been provided to help get our students home safely. Please cross Algonquin or Katie only when a crossing guard has stopped oncoming traffic.

Effective Parent-School Communication

CCSD has provided tips for how parents and guardians can effectively communicate with schools. The information can be found here.

Orr MS is Your Community School!

We are open from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our school website has answers to common questions. Check us out on social media to receive news and updates!

Information from the Clark County School District

New Grading Reform Website

Click here to learn about the steps the Clark County School District is taking to improve grading this year.

Daily Health Screenings

Parents must check their child(ren) for the following each morning prior to sending students to school. If your student shows any signs indicated below, keep the student home and contact your medical provider for guidance.

  • Cough

  • Chills

  • Sore Throat

  • Muscle Pain

  • Fever 100° or Higher

  • Shortness of Breath or

  • Difficulty Breathing

  • New Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Congestion

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Runny Nose

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

If your student is not feeling well or has any symptoms of COVID-19, has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or tested positive with COVID-19 (provide a copy of test results to the heath office), they must stay home from school. Notify the School Nurse if any of these occur.

You can find more information about the daily health screenings by clicking here.

Health and Safety Protocols

As a result of the current high transmission rates of COVID-19 and in alignment with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Southern Nevada Health District, and the Governor's Directive(s), students and staff will adhere to the following guidelines:

Student Guidelines

All students are required to wear face masks while inside school buildings/facilities, unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use.

All students are required to wear face masks on all District buses, unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit use.

If a student requires an exemption from wearing a face mask, an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan team meeting must be held to determine if the face mask exemption is appropriate.

Staff Guidelines

All staff are required to wear face masks while inside school buildings/facilities, unless medical conditions prohibit use.

All staff are required to wear face masks on all District buses, unless medical conditions prohibit use.

The District will continue to monitor the health data in our community to make informed decisions regarding the implementation of mitigation strategies.

Families can find the CCSD Implementation Guide by clicking here or visiting ccsd.net.

CCSD Back to School webpage

The Clark County School District's (CCSD) Back to School webpage is available for the 2021-22 school year.

The webpage provides helpful resources and information relating to students starting or returning to school, and can be found at backtoschool.ccsd.net.

Information on the Back to School page includes school registration, transportation, food service, parent resources, safety, and useful phone numbers. It also includes a calendar of important dates such as Holidays and staff inservice days.

Additionally, CCSD's Back to School Reporter, a handy guide to getting started with the new school year, is available online in English and Spanish at backtoschool.ccsd.net.

School Meals & Meal Distribution

For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch are available at no cost to all students.

The District will provide free school meals to all children 2-18 years of age through the 2021-2022 school year.

Students participating in distance education may pick up meals at select distribution locations during designated times.

Distribution will be at the following locations:

  • Bennett, William G. ES

  • Bridger, Jim MS

  • Cram, Brian and Teri MS

  • Faiss, Wilbur and Theresa MS

  • Guinn, Kenny C. MS

  • Johnston, Carroll. MS

  • Lied STEM Academy MS

  • Mack, Jerome MS

  • Molasky, Irwin and Susan JHS

  • Desert Pines HS

Hours of Operation:

Service will begin approximately 15-30 minutes after the school dismissal for one hour.

Days of Operation:

Wednesday - three days worth of meals will be handed out

Friday - two days worth of meals will be handed out