THE ORION GAZETTE
Week of May 13TH
WELLNESS DAY - THANK YOU!
**National Academy of Athletics, www.NationalAcademyofAthletics.com
**Academy of American Dance, www.americanballet.com
**Charles Gracie Jiu Jitsu, 650-503-8765, www.graciejiujitsuredwoodcity.com
**PE+ / PCC, www.pccsacc.com
SBAC TESTNG CONTINUES
April 30th - May 17th State Testing
Our 3rd-5th graders have worked unbelievably hard these past two weeks on their State SBAC tests. We are so very proud of all of them for showing such focus, determination and perseverance! The students still have one more week of testing to go!
We thank EVERYONE in our community for supporting our hard working test takers by doing the following:
**ALL STUDENTS (K-5TH) SHOULD ARRIVE TO SCHOOL NO LATER THAN 8:08AM. CHILDREN WHO ARRIVE LATE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THEIR CLASSROOM AND WILL HAVE TO DO A MAKE-UP TEST.
**FROM 8:10-9:55AM THE SCHOOL WILL BE ON SILENT MODE. NO ONE SHOULD BE IN THE HALLS OR PLAYGROUND. WE NEED A QUIET AND CALM TESTING ENVIRONMENT.
Additionally, parents of 3rd-5th graders should follow the additional guidelines below:
1. Help your children to get to bed on time.
2. Ensure your children eat a protein rich breakfast.
3. Keep your morning routines with your kiddos as calm as possible. This will enable your kiddos to start their day calm and centered and ready to tackle the state tests.
Thank you so VERY much for your support!
IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUE
1) The Back Gate on Warren Street
2) The Front of school on Allerton Street
If children are not picked up by 2:45PM, our STAFF will walk them down to the office. The kiddos must wait in the hallway of the front office where we can supervise them. Please help us ensure the after school safety of all our kiddos!
PARK DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The transition of the Orion Alternative Parent Participation Program to the Gill campus for the 2019-2020 school year is underway. Principal Rivera, myself, District Leaders and Parent Leaders form both school sites will be working together to provide a smooth transition for both the Gill and Orion communities. There is much to be done but thankfully we have time do it! As always, I will keep you all updated on our progress.
Thursday, May 9th - The newly formed Orion/Gill School Site Council (SSC )met for the first time. This team is made up of Principal Rivera as well as parents and teachers from both Glll and Orion. The representatives form our site our: Stephanie Calsing (Teacher), Jessica Bryski (Parent), Aaron Hand (Parent) and Julie Tao (Parent). They will be working hard over the next several weeks to finalize the School Site Plan (SPSA) for next year.
Please note the following important next steps in the transition process:
1) May 31st - The John Gill community will host a Field Day for our current Kinder - 5th Graders (Time and Logistics: TBD). This will a wonderful opportunity for our kiddos to spend some time together before the beginning of next year.
ORION STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING
The document describes our Orion Alternative School Program, the importance of our Voluntary Parent Participation Hours, the logistics of our Voluntary Parent Participation Hours and a description of and a consent to enroll in our Alternative School Program.
In addition, as part of our new Voluntary Participation Guidelines, we will no longer be tracking volunteer hours, so there is no need to turn in hours sheets for the remainder of this year. However, THE FOUNDATION OF ORION'S SUCCESS IS THE COLLECTIVE VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION OF FAMILIES. To keep this foundation strong, we request that families volunteer 72 hours per year.
This new document was distributed to everyone a few weeks ago in our Friday's Folder. If you need a new one, please see Liz in the office. Please read our New Statement of Understanding, sign it and return it to school by Friday, May 17th.
THIS IS FOR OUR CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR: 2018-2019. A NEW FORM WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED IN AUGUST FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.