Back to School News

August 2022

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Here is what you will find inside this newsletter:

  • Back to School Night, Sept 1
  • 2022-23 School Year Info
  • School Supplies
  • OCEAN Staff
  • Summer Office Hours
  • Seeking Volunteers

OCEAN Back to School Night - September 1, 5:00pm

Back to School Night is September 1 at 5pm at OCEAN.

Meet the teachers, sign up for K-8 enrichment, learn about high school electives, and more.

School Supplies

School Supply List

For students when attending class in person these are the recommended supplies to bring to school:

  • Pencils and Pens

  • Notebook as assigned by class (1-2 notebooks)

  • Pocket folder for each academic class (2-4 folders)

Each student and family can decide what supplies will help support learning at home. If you need any assistance with school supplies for learning at school or at home please let us know. We have supplies at school we can share.

22-23 OCEAN K-12 Staff

We are excited to welcome new team members to our staff for the 22-23 school year as well as have many returning members.

OCEAN Teaching Staff

Daniel Molotsky: K-8 ELA and Social Studies, 11/12 English, US History, Enrichment

MB Armstrong: K-5 Math and Science, 9th/10th English, Health and Careers, Enrichment

Kyle Reynolds: High School Math and Science, Health and Careers, Projects Class

Katie Quimby: Intervention, Online Program, Literary Publications, 11/12 English, US History

Lisa Olsen: High School Support, Intervention, LABWell, Online Program

Koyuki Fritchman: Middle School Math and Science, Enrichment, and Online Program

Judd Farris: Special Education and Intervention

Michelle Kowels: High School Spanish

OCEAN Office Staff

Kirsten Bledsoe, School Counselor

Sheana Walvatne, Secretary and Registrar

Sarah Rubenstein, Principal

Summer OCEAN Office Hours

The OCEAN Office will be open over the summer during the below times and dates:

August 22-September 2

Monday-Friday, 8am-12:30pm

Seeking Volunteers

Do you have a few hours to help get the school ready for the new school year?

The office is looking for a few volunteers to help with some sprucing up tasks that include the need to put up contact paper on various surfaces.

Email Sarah Rubenstein or text/call 360-385-6661 if you would like to help.

Upcoming Events

2022-23 School Year

OCEAN Office Opens - August 22

Back to School Night - September 1, 5pm

School Starts - September 6

Orientation - September 8

First Day of In-person Class - September 12

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