Orr MS Community Newsletter

September 7, 2021

School Organizational Team Updates

Nominations for parent and student representatives will occur from 9/13-9/17.

  • Information about parent nominations and can be found here.
  • Information about student nominations and voting can be found here.

We need the voices of our parents and students in order to help create a better school for our community. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know!

Public Library Resources

The public libraries in Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas-Clark County, and North Las Vegas provide access to print and digital resources for Clark County School District students and families with a free library card. Please click on the link below for more information.


Future for Kids Community Input Process

CCSD is pleased to share the draft Focus on the Future for Kids community themes and CCSD’s community-informed spending priorities. Read the draft themes and spending priorities and share your feedback at future.ccsd.net. Feedback is due September 7.

English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ccsdfuture

Spanish survey: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/ccsdespanol

Orr MS is Your Community School!

We are open from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Our school website has answers to common questions. Check us out on social media to receive news and updates!

Messages from CCSD

The Harbor

Since 2016, The Clark County School District has partnered with The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Centers to offer services and supports to students and families in our community.

Team Members at The Harbor meet with youth and their parents, conduct assessments to learn about the family, and then develop an individualized plan to help. The Harbor team member will connect students and families to evidence-based interventions, such as mentoring, anger management, drug education, conflict resolution, decision making, and individual counseling and family counseling services. The Harbor can also help families access food assistance, employment assistance, SNAP, and welfare benefits.

The Harbor has five locations across the Las Vegas Valley and has team members available 8am-10pm, seven days per week to quickly connect youth and their families to vetted providers within our community.

Students, staff, and families may access The Harbor by calling 702-455-6912 or visiting The Harbor website at www.theharborlv.com. Families can make an appointment or walk-in to any one of the five locations to get assistance. The Harbor does not charge for their direct services.

Child Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household).

This is not a CCSD Program. To learn more and for helpful resources, click here or visit childtaxcredit.gov.

Pandemic EBT

Many CCSD families are eligible to receive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to replace school meals for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 school closure or where the school operated with reduced attendance (hybrid classes). Eligibility is based on students' free or reduced-price meal status. No application is required and the first set of P-EBT benefits will go out September 14th-23rd.

This is not a CCSD Program. Please click here and visit the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Welfare and Supportive Services' Pandemic EBT website for more information.

Questions? Contact the P-EBT Center at 1-866-5NV-PEBT or 1-866-568-7328.

School Meals and Meal Distribution

For the 2021-2022 school year, breakfast and lunch are available at no cost to all students.

The District will provide free school meals to all children 2-18 years of age through the 2021-2022 school year.

Students participating in distance education may pick up meals at select distribution locations during designated times.

Distribution will be at the following locations:

  • Bennett, William G. ES

  • Bridger, Jim MS

  • Cram, Brian and Teri MS

  • Faiss, Wilbur and Theresa MS

  • Guinn, Kenny C. MS

  • Johnston, Carroll. MS

  • Lied STEM Academy MS

  • Mack, Jerome MS

  • Molasky, Irwin and Susan JHS

  • Desert Pines HS

Hours of Operation:

Service will begin approximately 15-30 minutes after the school dismissal for one hour.

Days of Operation:

Wednesday - three days worth of meals will be handed out

Friday - two days worth of meals will be handed out

Daily Health Screenings

Daily Health Screenings

Parents must check their child(ren) for the following each morning prior to

sending students to school. If your student shows any signs indicated below,

keep the student home and contact your medical provider for guidance.

  • Cough

  • Chills

  • Sore Throat

  • Muscle Pain

  • Fever 100° or Higher

  • Shortness of Breath or

  • Difficulty Breathing

  • New Loss of Taste or Smell

  • Congestion

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Runny Nose

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

If your student is not feeling well or has any symptoms of COVID-19, has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or tested positive with COVID-19 (provide a copy of test results to the heath office), they must stay home from school. Notify the School Nurse if any of these occur.

You can find more information about the daily health screenings by clicking here.

Health and Safety Protocols

As a result of the current high transmission rates of COVID-19 and in alignment with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Southern Nevada Health District, and the Governor's Directive(s), students and staff will adhere to the following guidelines:

Face masks are required to be worn indoors, including all Clark County School District (CCSD) buildings, facilities, and on school buses by all individuals (ages two and older) regardless of vaccination status, unless an exemption has been approved due to a medical or a developmental condition that prohibits use.

  • If a student requires an exemption from wearing a face mask, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan team meeting must be held within a reasonable amount of time (five days but no more than ten school days) to determine if the face mask exemption is appropriate.

  • Staff requiring an accommodation must contact the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Title IX Programs at (702) 799-5087.

Families can find the CCSD Implementation Guide by clicking here or visiting ccsd.net.

Contact Tracing in Schools

The Southern Nevada Health District has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in regard to contact tracing in schools. You can read the full document by clicking here.