WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN THE RED TIER!

7th & 8th Return Tomorrow Wednesday, March 17th

Middle School Parents,

Many of our students have expressed that they have been given a choice by their parents regarding their return to campus. Furthermore, it seems as if this choice may be primarily based on which of their classmates are returning to campus and which are not. As parents, we always try and make the best decisions for our children and we strongly urge you to consider the benefits of having your student return to in-person learning. A number of our students are suffering academically and/or emotionally and although some students may have done well academically during distance learning, nothing can replace the social skills and live support the students receive from in-person learning, from both their teachers and their peers.

During COSL we have witnessed higher absenteeism rates, less student work completion, and students unwilling to verbally & visually participate in daily classes. Although our amazing middle school teachers are there for them, we would love to be able to fully support them in person!

Currently, we have Preschool-6th grade on campus and we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear our students’ laughter, see their smiles and feel their enthusiasm to be back in their classrooms, with their friends and teachers. It has been a year now since we have seen our little Angels and we can’t wait to have our whole school return to complete our Angel family.

I welcome you to call our office and speak with me or Mrs. Rodriguez if you should have any concerns or hesitations about your student’s return. We believe it is time for our students to return to their daily routines and gain some sense of normalcy for the last few months of school. I thank you for your support during this time and ask you to continue to pray for all students returning to school this year.

Blessings,
Mrs. C.

What to Bring

This year due to CDC requirements students will be asked to keep all their personal supplies with them as they move class to class. Also please ensure you student charges their Chromebook every night. Students will keep their Chromebooks with them to and from school. If your student’s Chromebook is not charged they will need to resort to paper and pencil format for the day. If a lesson is digital, they will need to complete it at home if there are no extra chrome books to check out. For the first week, there will not be homework. We are allowing time for students and teachers to adjust. If a student does not complete the assigned classwork during class class-time, assignments will turn into homework (this does not include extra reading such as class novels).Your middle school student will need the following items in their backpacks:

  • Snack & Lunch
  • 2-3 Masks
  • Ziplock bag in your student’s lunchpail to store their mask while eating.
  • Small hand sanitizer for personal use
  • Chromebook- If your child does not have a school-issued Chromebook, the school can check one out to them tomorrow. If you would rather have your child use their personal Chromebook, you may do so. However, OLPH will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged personal Chromebooks or laptops.
  • Headphones for Chromebook

English:

  • Assigned class novel
  • Sticky notes
  • Pens and or pencils

Spanish & Science:

  • Highlighters
  • Pens
  • Science book

Religion & Social Studies:

  • 2 composition books
  • Pencils or mechanical pencils
  • 2 highlighters
  • Religion book

PE:

  • NO PE uniforms required, students will not dress out at this time.

Math:

  • Unit packets
  • Pencils

If you should need extra time to bring in any of the items listed, please email your teacher directly. We are excited to see 6th grade tomorrow and hope to welcome 7th and 8th on Wednesday. Thank you and God bless.

Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders- https://www.smore.com/27sjh

Once on campus, students will enter through door 1, located by the basketball courts.

YOUR STUDENT MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE TO RETURN

Please fill out the following waiver in order for your student to return to campus. Please email to acovarrubias@olphindio.net or have it ready for tomorrow’s drop-off/.

Daily Health Screening Form Needed

Every morning you will need to fill out your student’s health screening form. You may fill in the temperature if you have taken their temperature at home that morning.