O'Malley Observer

August 2022

Welcome Back

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. I hope this note finds you well and eagerly anticipating the school start, just as we are. Included with this Observer is a wealth of information you may need to start the school year.

Families can expect to see their classroom assignments live in Q about noon, Wednesday August 17th. Rosters continue to shift as enrollment changes, so please wait for posting Wednesday afternoon for the most accurate class placement information.

Regular classroom instruction begins on on Thursday August 18th for 1st-6th grade students and on August 25th for Kindergarten students. Pertinent school hours:

*8:40 a.m Staff on duty

*8:40-8:50 a.m Students line up with their classes at their designated cone

*8:50 a.m First bell, students enter class and unpack

9:00 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance/morning announcements. Instruction begins

3:30 pm. Dismissal bell, students exit

Your O'Malley staff and I are excited to get the school year under way and to establish educational routines for the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking forward to a year of learning and growth for your children.

Please contact us with any questions at 742-5800. We are here for you.


Cherry Galloway, Principal

O'Malley Elementary School



Cafe Service at O'Malley

O'Malley is in need of a cafe manager! This position is currently open. Please help us recruit to fill this position. Click HERE for the application link.

Being as we do not have a cafe manager, we will not be offering a traditional hot lunch. Students who wish to have a school lunch, will be offered a picnic pack, as well as shelf stable milk, and a grain. At this time there is no charge for picnic packs. We are not able to accommodate any allergies/food restrictions with the picnic packs. If your child has an allergy/food restriction they must bring a lunch from home.

Noon duties Needed

O'Malley is looking for noon duties to help with lunch and recess for our students. Please click HERE for the application link.

Arrival and Dismissal

When students arrive at school, they will go to their designated cone. On August 18th there will be staff around the building to help you to know where to take your child.

If you are driving your child to school please be aware of our drop off policies. Cars will enter off of Rockridge into the car pick up loop. Please pull all the way forward in the car loop. Please make sure your child is ready to exit the car upon arrival at the curb in the car loop. Students are to exit from the vehicle on the curb side ONLY.

If your child takes longer to exit the vehicle, please consider pulling to the front parking lot, parking, and walking your child to their designated line up cone. The front parking lot is not to be used as a vehicle pull through. If you are using the front parking lot, please pull into a parking spot and walk your child to their line up cone.

Staff are on duty at 8:40 a.m. Please do not drop your child off before 8:40 as there is no outside supervision.

The car loop gate is locked at 9:00 am. If you arrive after 9:00 a.m., please park in the front parking lot and have your child enter through the front doors. Our doors are locked from 9:00 a.m-3:30 p.m each day.

By the end of August your child will come home with a car pickup sign that has their name, siblings name (if any), and their teacher name. Please put this sign in the dashboard of your vehicle at pick up. Staff will utilize this sign to expedite the pick up process.

With abbreviated bus service, car traffic will increase. Please be patient and respectful to the staff that are outside directing traffic. Ensuring you are not in a hurry will be important in keeping everyone safe.

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Early Dismissal

If you need to pick up your child before the end of the school day or change the way they go home, please call the office NO LATER than 2:30 p.m.

School Supply List

Please click HERE for the School Supply List


Those families that use the bus to get to school, I hope you were able to listen to the live community update on August 10th at 2:00 p.m. A letter was also sent to families eligible for transportation. With the shortage of bus drivers, there will be cohorts of busses during specific times. Each bus will have 3 weeks of service, and 6 weeks where you will need to transport your child to school. You can check parent connect to see what bus your child will ride.

O'Malley bus numbers: 64,65,66,75

Quarter 1

WILL be running September 12-September 30

Student Handbook

I encourage you to review the student handbook. Please click HERE for the link. Teachers will review pages 22 and 23 with students in the first week of school.

Volunteering in ASD

If you would like to volunteer in any ASD school you will need to fill out volunteer paperwork. All volunteer paperwork is completed online this year. It takes 5-7 business days to complete the volunteer process. Please complete your paperwork now. This volunteer application is filled out 1 time per year. Please click HERE for the volunteer link