September 5, 2021

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USD is pleased to share that we are partnering with healthcare professionals to provide regular, optional student testing at USD school sites starting mid-September. This new partnership with Grapefruit COVID Testing adds an additional layer to our safety protocols in order to continue to support healthy learning environments in USD.

We will be hosting an online Town Hall meeting with doctors from Grapefruit COVID Testing who will explain the optional COVID-19 testing program that will be available to all Union School District students attending school on campus. Only students whose parents/guardians authorize the testing would participate, and parents will receive secure same-day results.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all families and posted on the District website prior to the meeting next Wednesday.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, a recording of it will be available and will be shared with all families.

Math Olympiad's at Oster

Are you fascinated by numbers? Want to sharpen your problem-solving skills? The Math Olympiad club is just for you. This club is open to grade levels 4th-5th and funded by Oster's HSC. The Math Olympiad club will be held online this year.

  • Weekly practices will be emailed to the students starting in October.
  • The five monthly contests will be held through Zoom from November to March
  • Up to 35 students can participate. Assessment may be needed if multiple students show interest.

For registration, please visit: https://forms.gle/uJBYsJHkgqUF9q7J6

Register your interests before September 17th.

We all love our 4-legged pets!

If you are walking with your pet to drop off or pick up, please be sure to keep your dog at least 50 feet from all gate entrances. We do have students (and adults!) who are fearful of dogs.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Please join us for our first Chef's Night Out event on Monday, September 13, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting us and has several delicious options to choose from, including a kids menu and many vegetarian options. 33% of sales from our event will be donated back to our school to help support our teachers and students. Please bring the promotional flyer to the restaurant when placing your order or show it on your smartphone. If ordering online, use code LKAQR6Q in the "promo" field before checkout. (Spanish language flyer) See you there! Go Cougars!

Oster Construction Update

The roofing construction, which was scheduled to begin this month, has been postponed to the Summer of 2022.
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Building a school community is more important than ever. To support all of the events and activities that the HSC provides, we are asking families to volunteer for at least ONE thing during the school year. Please register on Membership Toolkit osterhsc.membershiptoolkit.com and check out the upcoming volunteer opportunities for this school year. (Due to a system revamp, we are asking all families who were registered previously to login and confirm their information for this school year.)


Join us for our first HSC meeting as we kick off the 2021-2022 school year.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at 5:30 PM via zoom (link is available on our HSC calendar)

We are starting the meeting 30 minutes earlier than usual to allow parents to also attend the Union SD town hall on Covid testing at 6:30 PM.

Help Needed Now!

We have lots of fun events planned for the year, and need some help from our wonderful community of families to make this happen. We are looking for volunteers to help with our annual Education Fund drive, which takes place in the Fall, as well as the Silent Auction that will take place in January. If you are interested in volunteering for these two events, please reach out to Samantha at osterhsc@gmail.com and information regarding a virtual meeting will be shared with you. We will also have need for many more volunteers later in the year, so please visit our website and check out all of our volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you

Join HSC on Facebook!

You can also follow Oster Home and School Club on Facebook for news on Oster events. As part of our page, we offer Private “Class of” Groups for each grade where families can interact and build community.

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September 8: Home and School Club Meeting (via zoom) 6:00 pm

September 8: USD Town Hall Meeting @ 6:30 pm

September 13: USD Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

September 13: Oster's Chefs Night Out @ 6:00 pm

Visit the Board of Trustees page for information on upcoming meetings.

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Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Click here for more information.

COVID Resources and Protocols

With schools now in session, make sure to keep students home to rest if they have any of the following symptoms:

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USD COVID Response and Protocols

Click here to learn more about COVID-related guidance and policies for USD schools.

USD COVID Dashboard

During the school year, USD will publish the count of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis. Data counts will be updated on Tuesdays for the previous week.

To ensure privacy, names or identifying information of positive cases will not be disclosed.

Click here to view the dashboard.

Reminders from Santa Clara County Public Health

The county has various testing sites for people with symptoms; find one at: www.sccfreetest.org

Reminder: Masks are required in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.