Ohlone Family Connection
December 9, 2020
Hello, Ohlone Families,
What is THAT, you ask? Well, it's a funny little piece of a bell pepper that my son breathed life into with a Sharpie. I put it in the perfect Italian parsley palace. It is the silly little things that keep us going. Thank goodness we have children in our lives.
This week, teachers and parents have shared their appreciation for the teaching and learning that is happening on campus and in distance learning. We are finding our way and developing routines and strategies to help Ohlone come alive in our respective environments. I can feel the joy as I walk across the playground and drop into Zoom classrooms.
Ohlone has a history of kindness and care for our earth and each other. While it has been hard to be without extended family and a real break from it all, I hope that we will all commit to staying home during this winter break if travel is not essential. Our hybrid teachers, staff, and students are depending on our diligence in maintaining our family cohorts and avoiding nonessential travel until it is safe and advisable. We are a community. We have a responsibility to one another. I appreciate all of the effort and sacrifice during this critical time in our world.
Thank you for taking the time to read the OFC this week. There are some important tidbits. As a reminder, CVC is hosting an Ohlone Parents Mental Health Hour tomorrow evening!
Please take care, stay well, and find joy in simplicity.
Important Dates Ahead
12/10 - Ohlone Parents Mental Health Hour (CVC) - 7:00-8:30pm
12/14 - Site Council Meeting - 2:30-4:00pm
12/14 - Learning Model Change Request Deadline - 5:00pm
12/15 - PTA Executive Board Meeting - 3:15-4:45pm
12/16 - Student Council Meeting - 3:00-3:30pm
12/16 - Ohlone Times Meeting - 3:45-4:15pm
12/16 - Principal's Tea with CASSY Therapist - 6:30-7:30pm
12/18 - Minimum Day - 1:30pm Dismissal
December 21 - January 6 - Winter Break
Final Learning Model Change Request - Deadline 12/14
In November, Dr. Austin wrote in his weekly update that principals would share the process for requesting a learning model change to begin in January. Please know that changes in learning models will be based on space availability and will be the final class placement for the 20-21 school year. Principals will prioritize placement for students with academic or social-emotional needs should space availability be limited.
Requests for a specific teacher or friends will not be considered as there are several factors to consider in creating balanced classrooms.
If you are interested in a learning model change, please complete the Google Form below by 12/14/20 at 5:00pm. You DO NOT need to fill this form out if you wish to keep your child in their current learning model.
- Complete the Google Form requesting a change in learning model by 12/14/20 at 5:00pm. Ohlone Learning Model Change Request Form
- Parents will receive notification by 12/18/20, pending availability, of their child’s new placement.
- New class assignments will begin on January 7, 2021 and are considered the final placement of the 20/21 school year.
Parent Webinars - CVC and Stanford
Ohlone Parents Mental Health Hour (Core Values Committee)
Thursday December 10, 7-8:30pm
Stanford's Free Parenting Webinar Series
When: December 11, 12:00-1:00pm
Principal's Tea with CASSY Therapist, Brittney Tabel - December 16
Please join me and Brittney next week for an informal chat about how to support ourselves and our children during the pandemic. Brittney will share mental health information with families and will have time afterward for Q&A. Please complete this Google Form to submit your questions. Hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, December 16
Click link below for a previous CASSY Webinar (available through winter break):
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Registration for 2021-22
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens on January 4, 2021. Families with children who are not currently enrolled with PAUSD, and want to enroll a child to attend a PAUSD school starting in August 2021, must follow all the instructions at the PAUSD Enrollment web site starting on January 4: www.pausd.org/Enrollment. If you have any questions about if you should enroll your child, please send an email to RegistrationServices@pausd.org.