Important Letter from Superintendent Dr. James Q. Hammond regarding "Return to School"

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    OMSD 2020-2021 Learning Options for Families

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    OMSD "Return to School" Information

  • The Ontario-Montclair School District is offering a Virtual Summer School Program. 

    This summer, students have a unique opportunity to participate in a newly available interactive and innovative Virtual Summer Program designed to support individual student academic success as they work on earning points for prizes as they complete a variety of activities while engaging in math and language arts.  Students participating in the OMSD Virtual Summer Program, will be able to use a district Chromebook to work in the summer program exclusively available to our students.  This means students that currently have an OMSD device and are committed to enrolling in the fall, will be able to continue using their Chromebook throughout the summer, and students that need access to a device will be able to check one out subject to availability for the duration of the summer.  Chromebooks are to be returned if students are in 8th grade or do not plan to return to an OMSD school or do not plan to participate in the Virtual Summer School. Interested students must complete the application form at OMSD.net, then click the Virtual Summer School and complete the application form by May 21, 2020.  Students interested and do not have a device may apply and have a device checked out pending availability. 

     

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Vernon Collection/Distribution Dates

  • Students and Families:

    Please see below for dates and times of pickup and drop off of items. 

    We have received a lot of questions for items that are addressed below so please read this document in its entirety before emailing questions to me, as they will likely be answered below:

     

    • Should I bring my student?- It is recommended that our students accompany the adult. Getting items out of a locker will take significantly longer if the parent is the one attending and does not know the locker number or combination, causing a hold up in the line. 
    • Can students come alone without an adult?- yes an adult does not need to be present with the student.
    • Can families take photos for promotion? We will have a photo opportunity set up outside of campus close to the front office. Families will be allowed to take photos there. Only 1 adult will be permitted onto campus per student.

    Items to bring with you on your assigned date and time:

    • All textbooks (Language Arts and Social Studies)
    • Any library books that you have borrowed
    • Laptop and charger

     

    Logistics:

    • Gate will be open by the MPR during the dates and times below
    • All visitors must wear a mask in order to enter campus
    • No more than 1 adult per student allowed on campus
    • Students will receive a ½ sheet of paper with stations to visit as they enter the gate
    • Students need to return laptop and charger (this will happen in the quad by the music room), return library and textbooks (this will happen in the library), and get items out of their locker BEFORE they will receive final grades and promotion certificates (8th graders)
    • If you are a 7th grader and planning on attending summer school and keeping your laptop, please ensure that the online application is completed prior to Tuesday. You can find this application on the district website www.omsd.net.
    • Grades and certificates will NOT be distributed until all items have been returned. That is the last station you will visit.
    • All classrooms will be open for students to get any belongings you may have left in the classroom (or to say hello to your teachers). Only a maximum of 3 students will be allowed in a classroom at a time
    • There will not be any makeup days for distribution or collection, you must attend one of these dates.
    • Any unclaimed PE items will be donated to Goodwill

     

     

    Date/ Fecha

    Schedule/Calendario

    LAST NAME

    Monday, May 18

    Lunes 18 de mayo

    Grade 8

    A – E     8:00 – 9:30

    F – J      9:30 – 11:00

    K – P   11:30 – 1:00

    Q – Z     1:00 – 2:30

    Tuesday, May 19

    Martes 19 de mayo

    Grade 7

    A – E     8:00 – 9:30

    F – J      9:30 – 11:00

    K – P   11:30 – 1:00

    Q – Z     1:00 – 2:30

    Wednesday, May 20

    Miercoles 20 de mayo

    Make-Up Day 7 & 8

    A – J     8:00 – 9:30

    K – Z    9:30-11:00

     

     

     

Letter regarding Semester 2 Grading - Distance Learning

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     Dear OMSD Families, As we continue to support the statewide guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community against COVID-19, we want to thank you for your partnership in providing Distance Learning to your child/ren. Governor Newsom has asked educators in California to “continue delivering high-quality educational opportunities to students to the extent feasible through, among other options, distance learning and/or independent study.” Furthermore, Governor Newsom said, “Schools may be closed - but learning continues.” As our partners, we want to offer some guidance and resources on how you can support your children with their learning through these school closures. Vernon has multiple ways of communicating with students and families. These include but not limited to: School Loop, Twitter, Instagram (@vernonpanthers), Google Classroom for each teacher, our Vernon school website, Connect Ed recorded phone calls, and personal phone calls. Our attendance window is also open every Monday from 8:30-10:30 if you need technology assistance or any other assistance that cannot be done over the phone. Please keep in mind that a face mask must be worn at all times for the safety of yourself and others. We do still have some laptops available in the event you do not have access to technology. We are no longer handing out paper packets at our site. Those students that do not have access to wifi will be mailed a paper packet home from our district in the coming week. Each of our teachers has created a Classroom Learning Plan which includes: ○ The curriculum the teacher will be using, and how instruction will be delivered for students with online access and for those without; ○ Weekly teacher feedback and learning updates to students and their families, more information with be forthcoming on grading and report cards; ○ Weekly communication with families, so please try to return messages from teachers to ensure successful home-school connections. Each week, our teachers will send a Student Learning Plan which includes: ○ Learning schedule and instructional guidance for your child; ○ Student feedback on their learning;

    Support for students, including students with disabilities and English learners, who need additional help. Families, please continue to support your child’s Distance Learning by regularly communicating with their teacher. Please direct your questions on Distance Learning to your classroom teacher. Your teacher will help you access resources and troubleshoot technical issues with you and if he/she is not able to help, will make the appropriate referral to our District staff to assist. The District’s Distance Learning webpage, found on www.OMSD.net, has updated information within the ‘Parent/PEC’ and ‘Student’ portals to support learning such as ZOOM video-conferencing guidelines, academic resources and links to social-emotional and community resources. Please continue to look for updates by frequently checking the District’s website at OMSD.net. Link to Zoom Guidelines English Link to Zoom Guidelines Spanish Superintendent’s FAQ Remote Learning Notice English Remote Learning Notice Spanish I know that this is a difficult time and the Distance Learning concept is new for students, parents and teachers. Please know that we are here to support every step of the way, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected. We miss you all! With love, Ms. Medeiros-Tovar, Principal

    Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar Ontario Montclair, A medida que continuamos cumpliendo las reglas estatales para proteger la salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad contra COVID-19, queremos agradecerle por su colaboración en proporcionar aprendizaje a distancia a su hijo/ niños. El Sr. Gobernador Newsom ha pedido a los educadores de California que "continúen ofreciendo oportunidades educativas de alta calidad a los estudiantes en la medida de lo posible a través, entre otras opciones, de aprendizaje a distancia y/o estudio independiente". Además, el gobernador Newsom dijo: "Las escuelas pueden estar cerradas, pero la educación continua". Como nuestros colaboradores, les queremos facilitar un poco de guía y recursos en cómo puede proporcionarle el aprendizaje necesario a sus hijos en el transcurso de este cierre escolar. Vernon tiene múltiples formas de comunicarse con estudiantes y familias. Estos incluyen, entre otros: School Loop, Twitter, Instagram (@vernonpanthers), Google Classroom para cada maestro, nuestro sitio web de la escuela Vernon, llamadas telefónicas grabadas por medio del sistema Connect Ed y llamadas telefónicas personales. Nuestra ventana de la oficina asistencia también está abierta todos los lunes de 8: 30-10: 30 AM si necesita asistencia tecnológica o cualquier otra asistencia que no se puede hacer por teléfono. Tenga en cuenta que debe usar una máscara facial en todo momento para su seguridad y la de los demás. Todavía tenemos algunas computadoras portátiles disponibles en caso de que no tenga acceso a la tecnología. Ya no estamos entregando paquetes impresos de tareas en nuestra oficina. Aquellos estudiantes que no tengan acceso a wifi recibirán un paquete por medio del servicio postal directamente de las oficinas de nuestro distrito la próxima semana. Cada uno de los maestros han creado un Plan Educativo por Salón de Clases lo cual incluye:

    El plan de estudios que el profesor utilizará y cómo se impartirá la instrucción a los estudiantes con acceso en línea y a aquellos sin acceso; ○ Comentarios semanales de los maestros y actualizaciones de aprendizaje para los estudiantes y sus familias, más información sobre calificaciones y el informe de progreso/boletas de calificaciones; ○ Comunicación semanal con las familias, así que por favor trate de responder a los mensajes de los maestros para confirmar que la comunicación entre el hogar y la escuela sea efectiva. Cada semana, nuestros maestros enviarán un Plan de Aprendizaje Estudiantil que incluye: ○ Programa de Aprendizaje y guía instructiva para su hijo; ○ Comentarios de los estudiantes sobre su aprendizaje; ○ Apoyo a los estudiantes, incluyendo a los estudiantes con discapacidades y los estudiantes aprendices de inglés, que necesiten ayuda adicional. Familias, por favor continúe apoyando el aprendizaje a distancia de su hijo comunicándose regularmente con su maestro. Por favor dirija sus preguntas sobre el aprendizaje a distancia a su maestro de clase. Su maestro le ayudará a tener acceso a recursos y a solucionar problemas técnicos y si él/ella no puede ayudar, hará la remisión apropiada a nuestro personal del Distrito para que le puedan ayudar. La página web de Aprendizaje a distancia del Distrito, que se encuentra en www.OMSD.net, ha actualizado la información dentro de los portales de ‘Parent/PEC’ y ‘Student’ para apoyar el aprendizaje, como las guías por medio de videoconferencia ZOOM, recursos académicos y enlaces a recursos socioemocionales y comunitarios. Por favor, continúe consultando con frecuencia para que reciba la información más actualizada el sitio web del Distrito en OMSD.net.

Homeless or In Transition Students (McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act)

  • All students considered homeless or in transition, includes students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, are afforded certain rights under the law:

    • Immediate enrollment, even if family lacks records normally required for enrollment
    • Placement in student’s school of origin, unless is against family’s wishes
    • Transportation to and from student’s school of origin
    • Free school meals

    Please call your child’s school and ask to speak to the Outreach Consultant or Principal for assistance with this process.  You may also call the OMSD Family & Collaborative Services directly at 909-418-6398.

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    Click on the link above for instructions in English and Spanish on how to register for School Loop account. You will need your child's student ID number to complete the form. 

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