November 22, 2020

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No School from November 23rd - 27th! Please be sure to maintain social distancing and wear masks!

Reopening Plan Update

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Santa Clara County and much of the state moved back to the purple tier, the most restrictive tier in the CA Blueprint. With case numbers rising in the county, USD will pause the reopening timeline until the county enters the Red tier. Oster will continue to plan and prepare to move to stage three and beyond of USD’s reopening plan and use this time to refine schedules and safety procedures at our site.

I will wait to send out a survey asking families to commit to an instructional pathway. This will allow families the time necessary to make the best decision for their children. As soon as there is more information about our campus reopening plans, I will share that with you.

During Monday's board meeting, Superintendent Coleman presented an update on the Reopening of Schools highlighting survey and stakeholder input. Associate Superintendent Andrew Schwab outlined considerations in developing hybrid schedules and shared the proposed elementary and middle school in-person hybrid schedules for stages 3-5. Schedules can be viewed here.

We look forward to seeing an improvement in Santa Clara County to get our students back on campus.

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Principal's Challenge for November

As I enter into this holiday season, there are many things that I am grateful for, including my health and family. Still, I wanted to share my gratitude for the parents and teachers who, day after day, continue to dedicate themselves to supporting our children during one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history. Words cannot express how important your work is, and I hope you know its impact. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

For this month's principal's challenge, the theme is around gratitude. Students and families can create a poster of all the people and things they are grateful for using pictures and/or words. Students are welcome to use a variety of materials to decorate their posters. They can also cut out photos and words from magazines and glue them on. If they already made a poster, students can make a second poster, including more things from nature or places they like to visit or special people in their community. Please upload gratitude posters by 11/30/2020. Upload photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BRkoBHLMdjrs71jk7

DELAC Information

Calling all parents of English Learners! Please join our next District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting on December 8 from 3-4pm on Zoom. We will be presenting information about the ELPAC, providing tips and tricks to support your students during distance learning and sharing updates on upcoming parent workshops. We hope to see you there!

A note for our Spanish speakers: Our community liaison, Paulina, will stay on the meeting from 4-4:30 to answer any questions you may have or translate any of the DELAC information in Spanish for you. Mark your calendars!

Meeting Link


ID: 82246396909

Password: 524812

¡Su atención por favor! A todos los padres de estudiantes del habla inglés, los queremos invitar a que se unan a nuestra próxima reunión del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de Inglés del Distrito (DELAC) que ocurrirá el 8 de diciembre de 3 a 4 pm de la tarde por medio de Zoom. Estaremos presentando información sobre ELPAC, brindando consejos e ideas para apoyar a sus estudiantes durante el aprendizaje a distancia y compartiendo información actualizada sobre los próximos talleres para padres. ¡Esperamos verle ahí!

Una nota para nuestros hispanohablantes: Nuestra enlace comunitario, Paulina, permanecerá en la reunión de 4-4: 30 pm para responder cualquiera pregunta que pueda tener o traducirle la información de DELAC al español. ¡Marquen sus calendarios!

Enlace de reunión


ID: 82246396909

Contraseña: 524812

Year Book Contest Cover

Attention all Oster artists! We invite all students to enter their original artwork into our Yearbook Cover Contest.

Since it is so essential to our learning this year, we have chosen TECHNOLOGY as our theme for the 2020-2021 yearbook. Think about all the ways you use technology, then use your creativity and imagination to incorporate this theme into your cover design. The winning design will be featured on the front cover.

For full details and submission requirements, please see the contest flyer at https://bit.ly/OsterYBContest

Entries are due Friday, December 11.

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HSC November Newsletter

The November edition of the HSC newsletter is up on our website at https://osterhsc.membershiptoolkit.com/hscnewsletters. Check it out for all the latest news and upcoming activities from your Oster HSC.
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Mark your Calendars!

  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break (no school)
  • December 1: Oster's SSC Meeting @ 3:00 PM (via Zoom)
  • December 10: HSC Board Meeting @ 6:00 PM (via Zoom)
  • December 14: USD Board Meeting (Oster presents)
  • December 18: Spirit Day (Pajama Day)
  • December 21 - January 1: Winter Break (no school)
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Change in Grab and Go Meal Schedule - Closed Thanksgiving Holiday Week

There will be no distribution during the week of November 23, 2020.

Regular meal pick-up days will continue on November 30th Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 AM - 1 PM If you have any questions please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or nunesd@unionsd.org.

Pick-up Location Dartmouth Middle School

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