THE ORION GAZETTE
Week of February 11, 2019
Author/Illustrator Fair Thank You
A Message from Principal Julie - Celebrate!
As we celebrated the 100th day of school this past Wednesday, I found myself joyfully focused on the celebratory moments of the special day. It felt wonderful to be fully present and engaged with all of the excitement and fun! Our kiddos are just too cute!!
With the transition, it is easy to become distracted and overwhelmed with the uncertainties ahead of us and then to loose sight of the precious moments in front of us. We each process and experience change differently. Please remember to be kind to yourselves and to those around you. Continue to share your thoughts and listen to one another with open hearts and minds. And most importantly, wholeheartedly embrace and celebrate the time we have together before summer break is upon us!
The transition of the Orion Alternative Parent Participation Program to the Gill campus for the 2019-2020 school year is underway. There is much to be done but thankfully we have time do it!
There are many things we are all anxious to see happen in this process. Principal Rivera, myself, District Leaders and Parent Leaders from both school sites will be working together to provide a smooth transition for both the Gill and Orion communities. I will keep you all updated on our progress.
Please note the following important next steps in the transition process:
1) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH - ORION COMMUNITY MEETING: Our Orion Parent Task Force invites you to attend this meeting to learn the latest transition updates from Principal Julie, the SSC and the Starship PTO. There will also be lots of time to share ideas, questions and concerns.
2) In February, the leadership from each site (Principals, SSC Teams and PTO Groups) will begin meeting with school transition facilitators from the San Mateo County Office of Education. (Dates and times TBD)
3) In March, Principal Rivera will host both a weekend tour and a weekday evening tour for our current Orion families to tour the Gill campus. (Date and time TBD).
4) In the spring, events will be scheduled for our kiddos and families to visit the Gill campus and have some fun with the Gill community. (Dates and times TBD)
URGENT HELP NEEDED!!
GATE REFERRAL PROCESS
RCSD offers a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) pull out program for 4th, 5th & 6th graders
located at Clifford and Hoover Schools. If you would like your child in current grades 3/4/5 tested for GATE this Spring, you can read more information about the GATE program on the Parent Information website.
Parents must complete a permission form for their student to be tested. At the end of the survey, please check that you have seen the "Thank you for your survey" results page. If you do not see this page, then please go back and complete the survey again until you see this page. This confirms you have submitted the permission form accurately.