Weekly Family Update # 21
January 10, 2021
Hello Falcons Families,
I hope you all have had a wonderful week back. To prepare for our targeted reopening date, there is a lot of important information to help families and students included in this newsletter. Please read through this information carefully. While this information should answer many of the questions that families have, there are still issues we are working on as we continue the conversation on how to best reopen our school. I will continue to push out more information each week.
Please continue to safe and mindful of your health.
Thanks for all you do for our Oak Valley Community! Go Falcons!
Beaming with Falcon Pride,
Oak Valley Middle School
Click here for the UPDATED reopening plan for OVMS. This plan contains lots of detailed information on the systems we have in place for students as we reopen.
Click here for detailed information on the student drop-off and pick-up procedures that will be utilized once we reopen.
As we prepare to bring students back to campus, please review the OVMS Family Handbook and familiarize yourself with our school rules and procedures.
Chromebook Distribution For Students Returning to Campus
Students will need to turn in these forms at the library in exchange for a Chromebook.
The form can be accessed below and can also be found on the PUSD website HERE.
Click here for the PUSD Chromebook Family Agreement form. Completing this form is required prior to checking out a PUSD Chromebook.
Order Your Yearbook
You may have asked yourself, “Is yearbook still happening this year?” Yes it is! There’s never been a more interesting year to document than 2020-2021. Make sure you reserve a copy today! Online payment plans are available. And thanks for your help in contributing photos, captions and stories along the way.
Last day to order personalization is January 29, 2021!
(Please be sure you select Oak Valley Middle School in San Diego).
Falcons, our counselors are here for you! Click here to view the most recent update.
Asynchronous Friday Update
Asynchronous Fridays are a day for students to work independently and for teachers to have time to prep, grade and collaborate as seen in the details presented at the last Board Meeting (bulleted below) as well as work with students needing support. This is still a work in progress and staff will continue the conversation to adjust as we move forward.
· Review and preview work from the week to deepen learning
· Review feedback and complete corrections
· Independent learning time
· Reduce screen time
· Additional support time with peers and staff
· Provide timely feedback to students; including grades
· Review assessments and plan based on student needs
· Complete required COVID attendance tracking
· Professional learning
· Office hours to provide support to individual student
New Weekly Bell Schedule and Monthly Calendar
Don't forget. We started our new Weekly Schedule last week. This schedule should be much simpler and easier to follow for students.
Please see the attached weekly bell schedule HERE and below.
There is also a new monthly calendar attached HERE and below. We will follow this same weekly schedule pattern for the reminder of the year, unless the School Board changes our current school model, with the exception of a few weeks where we have to adjust for holidays. Please look at both of these documents closely.
Don't forget, students will start on Monday mornings in their 1st period class at 8:30am.
Continuing Reopening Information
Click to view the family presentation slides form the live forum on 10/28/20
Click here to view the reopening YouTube presentation from 10/28/20