April News

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Here is what you will find inside this newsletter:


  • From ORCA: Parent Meetups - RSVP
  • No OCEAN Clases Tuesday, April 19, Conference Day
  • 5th Grade Family Info Night, April 26
  • Summer Blast Sign Up
  • 8th Grade Family Info Night Slideshow
  • Returning Student and New Student Applications for 2022-23
  • Upcoming Events

From ORCA


Please join us for an upcoming K-12th grande O.C.E.A.N. Parent Meetup!


See grade bands and time/dates below.

PLEASE RSVP so we can honor the time of the parents hosting.


Let's get more connected and support each other on this learning journey! Share how the homeschooling experience has been going for you and your kid(s). What's working well? What's been hard? What wants to be celebrated? Any cool resources to share? Age and grade specific needs or questions are welcome too. A parent representative will lightly facilitate each meetup for a free flowing conversation. Questions? Email ptorcaboard@gmail.com.


(Please RSVP if you plan to attend.)


K-4th Parents

Parent Meetup Thurs. April 21; 1-2 PM in Daniel's Room

RSVP K-4 Meetup


5-8th Parents

Parent Meetup Thurs. April 28; 1-2pm in Daniel's Room

RSVP 5-8 Meetup


9-12th Parents

Parent Meetup Thurs. April 28; 2-3pm in Daniel's Room

RSVP 9-12 Meetup

IMPORTANT: No OCEAN Classes Tuesday, April 19

No OCEAN Clases Tuesday, April 19 for a teacher and family conference day.


Scheduled reading intervention sessions will still happen.

5th Grade Family Info Night

We will be sharing information for families of 5th graders about options for middle school and OCEAN and Blue Heron.


Apr 26, 2022 05:15 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 0090 5883

Passcode: 044722

Summer Blast 2022

Port Townsend Schools is offering a FREE 2022 Summer Blast program which offers academic and enrichment opportunities for students entering 1st to 9th grade. Summer Blast programs take place Monday through Friday. OCEAN students are invited to attend.

  • Incoming first through fifth graders will be at Salish Coast Elementary 8:45 am - 3:15 pm.

  • Incoming sixth through ninth graders will be at Blue Heron Middle 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.


Summer Blast will be offered in two sessions this year:

  • Session 1- July 11 - July 22

  • Session 2 - July 25 - Aug. 5


Please fill out the interest survey for current K-8 students here. Space is limited and priority will be given to students that have been identified by OCEAN teachers as requiring summer intervention and enrichment programs. We will confirm whether or not your student can attend no later than May 2, 2022.


Current high schoolers will receive information about credit recovery opportunities happening online and in person at Blue Heron Middle School July 11- August 5.

8th Grade Family Info Night

If you missed the Family Info Night here is the slideshow about OCEAN, Online Program , and Port Townsend High School as well as high school requirements.


For more information reach out to Eliza Farrell, counselor, efarrell@ptschools.org.

Returning Student and New Student Applications for 2022-23

OCEAN School 2022-23 Returning Student Enrollment Form Due April 30

Please click the link above and let us know what your plans are for enrollment in the OCEAN K-12 School next year, which includes both OCEAN K-12 Family Partnership and the Online Program (grades 6-12). This information will help us plan for staffing and new enrollments.

Completing this form and indicating that a student is returning will ensure your student has a spot in the program next year. Please complete the form by April 30.


OCEAN 2022-23 New Student Application

The application for new students to join OCEAN K-12 for the 2022-23 school year is now open. If you know of any students interested in joining OCEAN K-12 next school year their families should complete an online application. We will follow up with application in June to confirm if space is available for new students.

Upcoming Events

No OCEAN Classes - April 19

K-4th Parent Meetup - April 21, 1-2 pm

State Testing - April 25-May 6

5th Grade Family Info Night - April 26, 5:15

5-8th Parent Meetup - April 28, 1-2pm

9-12th Parent Meetup - April 28, 2-3pm

ORCA Yard Sale - April 30

ORCA at the Farmer's Market - May 7

5th and 6th Grade NatureBridge Trip - May 11-12

Family Resource Meeting - May 12, 7-8:30pm

OCEAN at the Kiddie Parade - May 20 (Wear Blue and Green and Bring a Bike)

OCEAN Senior Project Presentations - May 24, 5:30pm

No School, Memorial Day - May 27 and May 30

End of Year OCEAN Celebration - June 16

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Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642): Amy Khile, 1610 Blaine Street , (360) 379-4603, akhile@ptschools.org


Title IX Officer: Laurie McGinnis, 1610 Blaine Street, (360) 379-4602, lmcginnis@ptschools.org


Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Shelby MacMeekin, 1610 Blaine Street, (360) 379-4366, smacmeekin@ptschools.org

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