Obsidian Newsletter

Obsidian Middle School Updates ~ Friday, September 4th

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Dear Wolf Pack Families,

Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open House last night! In case you missed it, you can still access the Principal's message, Frequently Asked Questions, and each teacher's syllabus on the Virtual Open House website.

Student Schedules: Student schedules were published on Tuesday. However, families alerted us to glitch on the ParentVUE/StudentVUE app that is currently being repaired. Thanks for your patience! You can still see your schedule from your student's chromebook or computer (here's a helpful video). Click on the ParentVUE link on our website (or click here) to access it.

6th Graders: StudentVUE & "Welcome to the Pack!" event: If you haven't accessed your StudentVUE account yet, here's a helpful video to walk you through it. And 6th graders! Your "Welcome to the Pack" event is on Wednesday, 9/9 at 10AM. Here's the link to join us.

Full-Time Online Students: If you are one of our 60 students who is learning full-time online this year, you should have received an email copy of your Student Schedule this week. Please call us at (541) 923-4900 if you haven't received an emailed copy of your schedule. Counselors will be calling you by the close of the day Tuesday (9/8) to answer questions you have about your schedule.

First Day of School: Our first day of school is Thursday, September 10th. Every student will receive an email from their first period teacher with a Google Meet link. In that live class, beginning at 9AM, all students will learn how to access their classes and navigate the online learning platform. All students need for the first day of school is their chromebook, internet access, and the link from their teacher. We'll take it from there at 9AM on Thursday, September 10th.

Chromebooks: Chromebooks and wi-fi hotspots are still available for all students. Please call us at (541) 923-4900 to arrange a time for pickup.

Band/Art Supply Distribution: If you are a band or art student, we are hosting a supply pickup in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details!

Canvas Training for Parents/Students: All students will be trained on how to use Canvas during their first two days of school, and ongoing. Parents ~ our District Tech team is creating tutorials to help you stay connected and informed about your student's learning this fall. Emails are forthcoming so please stay tuned!

Athletics: Cross-country, volleyball, and football practices are beginning on September 21st. Please contact us for more information about dates, locations, and safety.

We're looking forward to an exciting year together! Please let us know how we can help you get connected, answer questions, and feel prepared for our first day of school together.

Meals Program ~ Breakfasts and Lunches for all Students

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The school-year Meals Program is back!

RSD Nutrition Services will provide curbside school meal pickup for all children 18 & under on planned school days 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. outside at these 10 school locations:

  • Terrebonne Elementary
  • Tumalo Elementary
  • Redmond High School
  • Ridgeview High School
  • Tom McCall Elementary
  • John Tuck Elementary
  • Vern Patrick Elementary
  • Sage Elementary
  • Hugh Hartman Elementary
  • M.A. Lynch Elementary

Additionally, we will provide access to meals at two outlying locations

  • At the bus stop (behind the fire station on Quail & Shad Rds) on CRR 9AM-9:30AM
  • At Diamond Bar Ranch Park (NE) 10:30AM-11AM

These meals will be grab & go (non-congregate) and breakfast and lunch will be packaged together. They may be picked up by either children themselves or a parent/guardian on their behalf at NO CHARGE through December 31, 2020. No identification will be necessary.

Welcome to the Pack! Event

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 10-11am

This is an online event.

6th Graders and New Students - join us for this VIRTUAL event. Learn more about Obsidian Middle School, our staff, and our school.

All are welcome!

Click here to join the event.

Office Staff Spotlight

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Meet our Main Office Team! Our team is here to help your family prepare for the new school year. From left to right:

Kayla Dopp ~ Administrative Assistant

Michelle Rodriguez ~ Office Manager

Martha Mazon ~ Community Liaison

Stephanie Treml ~ Attendance/Parent Tech Support

Tamara Boegelsack ~ Registrar

What is Wolf Den class?

Wolf Den is a new class for Obsidian this year! It's meant to support students during Comprehensive Distance Learning as well as during Hybrid Learning.

It is essentially a homeroom or advisory class for students that meets every day from 9AM - 9:30AM with the same teacher all year. Wolf Den is where students learn how to use Canvas, and learn AVID strategies including Writing, Collaboration, Inquiry, Organization, and Reading (WICOR). In addition, students learn how to use technology tools for effective communication including organizing their Calendars and drafting/sending emails. Students also learn tools for emotional/social wellness and stay connected with their peers.

Counselor's Corner ~ Mrs. Bruck & Mr. Diez

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