Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Break

WINTER BREAK:
Tuesday the 20th is an early release day,  students are excused at 12:45pm. It is also a Uniform-Free Dress day for $1.00. Please remember students need to be in school appropriate attire. Winter Break ends on January 4, 2017. Enjoy your Winter Break and holiday season.

ANGEL TREE:
Thank you to all of you that provided several of our families with needed supplies for the holidays and after. I also am appreciative of the example this outpouring of giving models for out students. "Nothing teaches character better than generosity."-Jim Rohn

THANK YOU!!

RE-ENROLLMENT:
The deadline to re-enroll has been extended to January 6th due to the glitches that have been reported.  Below are the Steps to re-enroll your student(s) for the 2017-2018 school year.

Step 1:  visit apply.ogdenprep.org and click on the "Re-enroll" button at the top.
Step 2:  Register for an account.  If you already have an account, login.
Step 3:  Search for your student using their First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, & ID.
Step 4:  Fill out and submit the Intent to Re-Enroll Form.  

Please contact Ogden Preparatory Academy if you have any questions or need additional help with the Re-Enrollment process.  

Thank you!

Elementary Phone:  801-627-2066

Junior High Phone:  801-627-3066

END OF THE QUARTER: 
The end of the quarter is January 6, 2017, Grades will be finalized and sent home on Thursday (12th) for 2nd quarter. Winter Break gives students a great deal of time to get caught up and get missing assignments in to teachers upon their return. 

VOLUNTEERS:
If you asked to volunteer in a classroom or on campus please be aware that updated Federal law requires that all volunteers must have a criminal background check prior to volunteering at a school.  

We have a new volunteer management system in place to perform criminal background check on volunteers on site. The background check takes up to 48 hours to validate before a volunteer is cleared. 

If you have questions about volunteering, please have them contact Valerie Sluis to get details on how to start the volunteer process.  We are no longer able to come to the school and volunteer that day.   Potential volunteers can not be allowed in the school until they clear their background check.


Thank you for your understanding to this updated Federal regulation.  



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

RE-ENROLLMENT at OPA for 2017-18


RE-ENROLLMENT:
Remember that the Re-Enrollment deadline is approaching.  The deadline to re-enroll is December 16th by 4:00PM.  Below are the Steps to re-enroll your student(s) for the 2017-2018 school year.

Step 1:  visit apply.ogdenprep.org and click on the "Re-enroll" button at the top.
Step 2:  Register for an account.  If you already have an account, login.
Step 3:  Search for your student using their First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, & ID.
Step 4:  Fill out and submit the Intent to Re-Enroll Form.  

Please contact Ogden Preparatory Academy if you have any questions or need additional help with the Re-Enrollment process.  The Lottery for new students opens in January, your re-enrollment holds your spot if completed before the Christmas Break.  


Thank you!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

December comes with Snow

Welcome back to school, Holiday Break is quickly approaching!

SO MANY UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:
Check the calendar on the side to see all that is happening in the next few weeks. We have singing, singing and more singing, literacy nights, and a break!

END OF SEMESTER:
The grading quarter ends on the 6th of January. Now is the time to get all assignments and grades up to date. Ask your students what they are expecting, check aspire, encourage students to get caught up and finish the semester strong.

COLDER TEMPERATURES:
As the temperatures drop, please remember that coats, gloves and boots are important because students will still be going out to recess during the day. These breaks are so important for student activity and large/fine motor skills, plus they love it!
Also, the buildings are not open until 7:30 am and school releases at 3:00 pm unless participating in clubs which end at 3:45. Timely pick up of students will keep them out of the cold and allow staff to complete work before leaving school.

ANGEL TREE at OPA:
The Angel Tree is up in the office of both buildings. We greatly appreciate our generous parents and students who take tags from the tree to support our families in need. If you have taken a tag from the tree, please make sure you let the office know which tag you are taking. We need all gifts wrapped and returned with tags by December 9th. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Rebecca at 801-627-3066. Thank you again for all your generosity this holiday season.

HOLIDAY BREAK:
Holiday break is approaching! Remember that the start and end dates of this year's break is a bit different than past years. The break does not begin until December 20th at 12:45 pm (Tuesday the 20th is an early release and uniform free dress day). Please plan holiday travel for after the 20th. Another difference this year is that school resumes on Wednesday, January 4th.

If I don't see you between now and the break, enjoy your holidays with family and friends, be safe and thank you for all you do for your students, and the staff of OPA!