Community School News

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Dates to Remember

December 21-January 1: Winter Break

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20: Synchronous Wednesday

Title I Annual Parent Notice

Our school receives federal funds for programs that are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended (2015). Throughout the school year, we will continue to provide you with important information about this law and your child's education. Based on current education law, teachers must have earned State certification and licensure. State certification and licensure is the training required to be a teacher.

You have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). A paraprofessional provides academic or other support for students under the direct supervision of a teacher. If you request this information, the district or school will provide you with the following as soon as possible. Below you will find the form you must submit to obtain this information. Please reach out to us with any questions.

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Anime Club

Hi past, present and/or future Anime Club Members!

We'd like your input on planning fun events and activities.

Please fill out this survey:

Thank you,

Mariana, Anime Club President

Trent and Rachel, Anime Club Staff Support

Anime Meeting Information

Anime Club

Thursdays at 11:30

Meeting ID: 878 1302 6047

Passcode: anime

Merlo Station GSA

JOIN OUR MEETINGS! Every Thursdays 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

¡ÚNETE A NUESTRAS REUNIONES! Todos los jueves de 2:45 a 3:15 p.m.

Meeting ID: 956 2277 9625

Passcode: lovewins

Virtual Wellness Center

Social Worker Virtual drop-in Wellness Center for Merlo Station students on Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This can be a time to check-in, to talk, to listen, to learn some new skills, or more.

Meeting ID: 920 2183 5795

Passcode: wellness


This is an opportunity for students to have a part in what Merlo represents in our district. Students demonstrate leadership, compassion, strong communication skills and work to make Merlo a safe, inclusive and forward thinking learning community. Leadership will meet weekly to discuss the direction of the club and possible actions to be taken. For more information contact

Community School Outreach

We are currently accepting applications from students and families that are interested in joining Community School for Quarter 3. As current students and families you can best speak to our program, student experience and our incredible community of students and staff. We will be accepting applications until January 29th. If you would like to create a testimonial about your personal experience as a student or parent please reach out to us by calling the front office or emailing Please get the word out and share the information/application link below. Thank you!

News from the CUBE!

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All students who plan to attend 4-year university or community college, need to apply for financial aid. Many of our seniors will qualify for grant money to help them pay for post-high school education. Grant money is not a loan, it doesn't need to be paid back. It's the best kind!

Seniors will be asking you for some help. They will need access to your 2019 tax information and you will need to sign their application.

These guides are my favorite resource on FAFSA because they are simple, helpful, and easy to understand. I encourage you to take a look!



If your student will file an ORSAA application, please watch this short informational video:



Questions? Book an appointment with me...

News from the Library

December News!

Take a look at everything that is happening in December!

Mercado de Merlo- Merlo Market

Merlo Station Campus now has a small food and home supplies market; Mercado de Merlo is for the students and families in all of our programs. We receive some food from local partners and the rest is donated by supporters. Mercado is open by appointment only and measures are in place to ensure safety. Contact Erin Wirtz at or the Merlo Main office to make an appointment.

School Based Health Center is Open!

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District Family Toolkit

For more videos and resources CLICK HERE!

Community School Schedule

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District Calendar