November 8, 2020
Report Card Time
Essential Standards are the priority for 2020-2021, however, students will receive exposure to all Common Core Standards. The remaining standards may be given an optional progress indicator, “E” for embedded. This indicates a standard not specifically being assessed, but embedded and integrated in the curriculum and content area in other ways. “E” marks are based on observation, student participation, and work samples.
Parent Contact Information Needed
Also, please remember to mark your calendars for the November 16th Board Meeting, 6:00 pm. Superintendent, Denise Coleman will provide the community with the latest update regarding the reopening plan and in-person learning.
Principal's Pumpkin Challenge
Oster's Science Quiz
Thank you to everyone (families, teachers, and friends) who encouraged students to participate in the October Science quiz. This was reflected in the 100 new registrations, and excellent participation for this month’s quiz. A big shout out to all the kids who enthusiastically took the quiz.
A note for Science Quiz Families,
If your student is already registered with the Cougar Science Quiz, there is no need to register them every month.
For students who want to register now, the link to register will be posted on our Oster HSC website a week before the next quiz.
Oster Needs Your Support!
The Oster Home & School Club is an all-volunteer parent and community organization open to all Oster families. Our objective is to provide programs and activities that enrich the education of each student attending Oster Elementary School.
Each year we raise 100% of the funds necessary to support core enrichment programs in areas such as reading, math, music, and science that are not covered by the State or District. Although this school year looks very different, there are several critical programs that need to be funded. First, our upper-grade play structure is in need of replacement, and our goal is to get that taken care of while the students are away from campus. We have also provided each teacher with an additional $100 each for supplemental resources they may need during distance learning. Additionally, because of the COVID crisis, we are not able to hold in-person fundraisers this year, which means your donations are extremely important.
Our goal is to raise $40,000 through the Education Fund by November 13, 2020. Your direct donation, and any employer match, will help us pay for the student, school, and faculty programs that we have committed to for this school year. The class with the most participation will be rewarded with a prize!
Since we fund about $250 per student each year, the suggested donation per student is $250.
No matter what you donate, we encourage every family to participate in this critical fund drive.
Mark your Calendars!
November 11: Veterans Day (No School)
November 12: HSC Board Meeting 6-7 PM (via Zoom: Link will be posted on HSC Website)
November 16: USD's Board Meeting
November 20: Oster Spirit Day (Share your family pet or stuffed animal)
- November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break
- December 21 - January 1: Winter Break
COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County
Latest news for the community.
November 7, 2020
How does the flu shot benefit you?
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It is easy to get a flu shot at our many locations. No health insurance is needed and everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status.
Protect your family, friends, and community. Reduce your chance of ending up in the hospital with severe flu by getting a flu shot today. Continue to wear a face covering, keep more than 6 feet apart from others, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.