March | Bobcat Breeze
March 15, 2021
Dear Edison Community,
If you’re signed up to receive Dr. Hammond’s Constant Contact updates, or follow us on social media @Edison_OMSD you know that our tentative date for a possible return to in person learning has been modified and is now anticipated to be April 12, 2021 (dependent on infection rates being at least at Tier 3: Orange Tier -Moderate). This change is due to the infection rates remaining at levels that place our area in the Purple Tier (widespread risk). While we remain optimistic that our district will be able to open for in-person instruction in the near future, we remain committed to ensuring our current online model is as effective as can be for all students.
Should the time come to reopen our campus for in-person instruction this year, here are a few things we will have in place to reduce the transmission and other adverse effects related with COVID-19 to the best of our ability. Although we may not be able to eliminate all of the risk associated with the virus, we are preparing and implementing the following:
Additional hand washing stations
Desk shields for all teachers and students as well as administration areas
Updated MERV filters in air conditioning units
Reusable and/or disposable masks available for all students and staff
New cleaning/disinfecting protocols using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved materials and solutions
Antibacterial soap in all dispensers
Personal protective equipment (PPE) for all applicable staff
Signage throughout campus to promote healthy hygiene habits
Ground signage designating a modified directional flow, and updated arrival / dismissal procedures to assist with physical distancing in school buildings and common areas
Shared responsibility for families, students, and staff with daily COVID-19 symptom checks
Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, but rather a few examples of measures the district has taken to prepare for in-person instruction under COVID-19 conditions. Once again, we will be communicating class schedules in the coming weeks for blended learning to assist families in visualizing our students’ instructional experience should a safe return to in-person instruction be possible. Additionally, we will be hosting informational meetings online to provide additional details for families.
Once again, I thank you for your continued support and patience as we work to finalize plans for a successful start to in person learning for students, families, and staff. Edison remains committed to inspiring all students through rigorous and relevant educational experiences and, regardless of the model of instruction, I am confident we will continue to do just that. #edisonstrong #together
Bobcats of the Week
Student Passwords and Log-ins -- Keep Yours Safe
Throughout this year we have had many students exchanging Chromebooks, hotspots, and materials. Please remember to not label your student's devices or materials with the student's usernames or passwords. This is secure information and we do not want any student accounts to be compromised. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring our students are successful and safe in person and online!
Minimum Day Schedule (8:00-11:00)
This week, there will be a minimum day, Monday - Friday, schedule 8:00-11:00 am for grades 1–8 to allow time for the teachers to meet virtually, via Zoom, with parents.
Parent Teacher Conference Week (March 15 – 19)
Parent Teacher Conferences being on Monday, March 15. Our campus goal is for all our teachers to be able to meet with 100% of our parents and guardians.
If you have not confirmed your conference time please contact your child’s teacher or our main office at 909-984-5618. March 15th – 19th has been set aside as the second conference period. All of our children are the ones who benefit when the school and home work together.
Meals for Spring Break
Meals for the week of Spring Break will be distributed on Friday, March 19. Please stop by to receive the bulk meal distribution for our time off during Spring Break. Please be prepared for a large package that includes student meals for an entire week.
Modified Office Operations: 7:15 am - 3:45 pm
Starting Monday, March 1 we are adjusting office operations to support families and our community with enrollment and other questions while also reducing health risks to families and staff. Although the office doors are locked for the time being, we will continue serving our families via telephone, email, Zoom video conference, and/or by advance appointment during our normal business hours. The health and safety of our community is our top priority.
If you need assistance, please call 909-984-5618 to connect with someone who can assist you. You can also leave us a message, include your return phone number, and someone will respond in a timely matter.
Additionally, you may email our main office staff directly at:
Reporting an Absence:
Our absence reporting line is operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can call 909-984-5618 option 3 anytime. You may also email Mrs. Tilley, our Attendance Clerk, directly at email@example.com. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M.
As you leave a message via voice mail, please include the following information:
Student's First and Last name
Length of absence
Reason for absence