September 19

09-19-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear Staff,

The first trimester progress reports will be emailed home on September 22nd. These are emailed after 3pm. You have the ability as parents to see your child’s grades at any time through FACTS. In the Orientation packet you received on August 5th or 6th, there were directions as to how to set this up. If you did not do so and need the directions, they are included in the newsletter. If you have any questions, please email your child’s teacher. 

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The Importance of Vigilance

09-19-2021Nurse's LetterShannon David, RN, NCSN

Tomorrow will see the occurrence of a “first” for this school year. It will be the first day that we have NO members of our school community in isolation or quarantine since the beginning of the current school year! Add to this--sports are back (with a record number of student athletes participating), field trips are scheduled, and community events are being planned--and it is not hard to see why we consider ourselves blessed! Within our school community, we are in a good place.

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Exposures, Close Contacts & Quarantines

09-12-2021Nurse's LetterShannon David, RN, NCSN

Many have asked how exactly the school gets notified of a COVID positive case and what protocols are followed once that happens. As a strong testament to the strength of our “Home & School” partnership, in all cases, we have received notification through parents before it comes from the Health Department. “Self reporting”, as soon as possible, is so important because it gives the school the opportunity to respond quickly, when necessary. Critical aspects of our infection control strategies are the timely identification of those who are sick and need to be isolated and the timely quarantine of close contacts.

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September 12

09-12-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

Thank you to so many families who came out to enjoy the Back to School Cookout the Dads’ Club organized! This was such a great evening of fellowship. 

This week we began with the sports activities. It is so exciting to see so many children having fun playing and enjoying the games. Thank you to everyone who is volunteering to help whether it be to coaching, time keeping, refereeing, or something else, this would not be possible without your assistance! Please remind your children if they have an away game, they need to change quickly and get back into the pick up area. It will get easier as time passes! 

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Trust of Not

09-05-2021Nurse's LetterShannon David, RN, NCSN

The phrase, “Trust, but verify”, rooted in Russian proverbs and first introduced to Americans by President Ronald Regan in 1986, is used quite often in our common culture. It can be found on memes, coffee cups and t-shirts, and is frequently invoked by “friendly adversaries” as a sound philosophy for dealing with one another. While this approach can be understood on a geopolitical stage, it may not be the best approach amongst those desiring to build strong relationships within a community. Afterall, oftentimes the act of checking--verification--means there was no trust to begin with.

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September 3

09-03-2021Principal's LetterDr. Kelly Shewbridge

Dear OLMC Community,

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! Thank you to all of the families who supported the Dads’ Club food fundraiser.

Upcoming this week:

Learning Labs will begin on Tuesday. The Learning Labs were started to assist students who needed additional support. If your child is in grades 4-8th and needs additional academic assistance, he/she may ask or be invited by the classroom teacher to work after school on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:15 to 3:45.

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