Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thank you!

Today is the last day of the 2016-17 School year at OPA and on behalf of my entire staff, we would like to say Thank You! The students, teachers and support staff have worked hard to celebrate student success as well as impart the importance of lifetime learning. I am so proud of the academic and citizenship opportunities we have provided for students to serve their communities, lead in their classrooms and utilize their new understandings of the world. Our students have been given the opportunity to become global citizens that appreciate what it means to be alive and lead us into the future.

Thank you for trusting us with your students' learning, leadership and growth in the 2016-17 school year. You, as parents and guardians have been a tremendous support in your child's success! The homework and reading minutes aid, the pick up and drop off, the hours of volunteer support, the OPAPO and cultural celebrations, club and sport support, and the field trip and adventure support are a few examples of all you do to build whole and complete students for the future. There are ups and downs and there always will be but we have enjoyed this rollercoaster and want to thank you for letting us be a part of it!

Take a break, and we will too! I will keep you posted this summer on available student activities, upcoming fall dates and deadlines, and class lists. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next year! Have a great summer and enjoy the rides!

Sincerely,
Amie Campbell

Monday, May 8, 2017

End of Year Activities at OPA

Lagoon: Permission slips will be coming home in the next week. This year we have doubled the number of students going to Lagoon for achievement in Aguilas of Excellence.

Spain and Washington DC Trips:
The Spain travelers are leaving on Thursday (11th) for Madrid and will return on May 21st.
The Washington DC travelers will be leaving Monday (15th) and return on May 19th.
We wish everyone the experience of a lifetime and safe travels!!

The Last Week at OPA (May 22, 23 & 24):
Monday 22nd: 1:30-3, 7-9 Awards Assembly in the Elementary Gym
Tuesday 23rd: 8:30 1st / 2nd Awards Assembly
9:45 3rd / 4th Awards Assembly
1:30 5th / 6th Awards Assembly
7-9 Locker Clean out and 1-3 Field Day Activities
Wednesday 24th (Early Release, Uniform Free Dress Day):
5-6 Field Day at Lorin Farr Park, 8-12:30
Please plan to Drop-off and Pick up kids at Lorin Farr Park!
K-4 Field Day at OPA from 8:30-12:30
* I will be absent from the 23rd and 24th activities to attend my son's graduation in Arizona.




Saturday, April 29, 2017

May Day

Thank You OPAPO:
The Spring Fiesta was a blast and if you haven't seen the pics on Facebook, make sure you check them out. OPAPO and the students traveling to Spain put 

Thank You Young Runners and Kim Briggs: To all of the participants young and old good show, I uploaded all of the participant pictures to Facebook as well. Thank you to the Young Runners, OPA Families and Staff that helped facilitate and run a great fundraiser for our OPA Runners! Several of our young athletes will be running a races as part of the Ogden Marathon in a couple weeks.

Kindergarten Round-up: Wednesday, May 3, 2017; 5-6pm in the Elementary Gym. All Kindergarten parents are invited to attend the round-up. There are some changes to Kindergarten placement and assessment due to the last Utah Legislative Session. This will change OPA's system of placement and because the assessment is required it will be given in the fall. Come to the round-up and get all the needed information for successful entry into Kindergarten. 

LIA Recognition Dinner is Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Secondary Gym at 5:30-8:00 pm.

OPA's First Annual Elementary Art Show: Thursday, May 4, 2017; 6-7:30. Come enjoy an art showcase for the elementary students! 

Early Release and Uniform Free Dress is Friday (May 5th). 

YMCA Summer Program: We have gotten lots of inquiries on the YMCA summer program here at OPA. summer program will follow the traditional YMCA summer camp model with an added reading component in it. What the camp will include is:
  • Themed weeks to keep the children engaged and excited all summer long.
  • One field trip a week.
  • One day of swimming a week.
  • Reading interventions for each child at the program.
  • 30 minutes of reading each day. 
  • At least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.
  • Camp activities that match the week's theme.
  • A safe place to send their kiddos to all summer long!
Summer Camp Need to Knows:
  • At OPA this year!
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am -4:30 pm
  • If needed there will be additional hours in the morning and evening for an extra charge. (6:30 am- 8:30 am and 4:30pm - 6:30 pm)
  • Financial Aid IS available
  • Can enroll for specific weeks
  • How to sign up!
  1. Visit the link: http://ymcautah.org/summerdaycamp/webercounty/opa
  2. Come to OPA's Spring Fiesta and find the YMCA booth! We will have staff on site to register your child and price out individualized financial aid.
  3. Visit Miss Slattery's room (119) any day after school. 
  4. Visit the YMCA office:
893 24th Street, Ogden, UT
or
575 Lockwood Drive, Ogden, UT 

You are encouraged to come say hi and ask Ms. Slattery any questions you may have! 
Please let me know if you need any other information on the program and feel free to forward this e-mail on to your parents!

Thanks so much!

Friday, April 21, 2017

SAGE Testing

TOMORROW:
Volunteer Opportunity: OPA has been given a stretch of the Odgen Trail System to maintain. We have been invited to meet at 1790 Lake Street Trailhead at 8:00am to hike and clean our stretch of trail. Look for The Front Climbing Gym's Tent.

OPA LIA and AVID kids have been invited to meet at the 29th Street Trailhead specifically.

Ogden City Public Works is providing a free breakfast and lunch at Fort Buenaventura at 7:00 am, 12:00 pm for volunteers. Everyone is invited and we are excited to be given this service opportunity for Ogden!

Birthday Celebrations in the Classroom:
The desire to celebrate a child's birthday is a family tradition and specific to your family. At OPA, student birthdays are announced and each teacher has their own tradition of recognizing a birthday. Outside food or snacks are NOT a part of the Birthday tradition at OPA. We have a board approved Wellness Policy that states: "Food in the classroom will be limited to only that food which goes along with approved lesson plans" (OPA Board Wellness Policy 4.03, d). This policy is based on the Federal Child Nutrition recommendations. I have attached a link to provide information on food as a reward provided in the federal policy. https://healthymeals.fns.usda.gov/hsmrs/Connecticut/Food_As_Reward.pdf 
Please do not pressure teachers, administrators or staff to allow Birthday Food Treats in your student's classroom at OPA; this practice is a violation of the policy. Teachers want to highlight children and celebrate them, it just can't be done with food. 

OPAPO:
OPAPO Nomination forms have been sent home (hardcopy, English, Spanish and electronically)!  OPAPO is OPA's Parent Organization that provides several services to the students, teachers and community. The Fall Carnival, Day of the Dead Celebrations, Spring Fiesta and the funding of classroom supplies and trips at OPA are provided by the OPAPO. These activities continue to grow and that means we need YOU. Parents come volunteer with OPAPO, it is a great way to meet your parent volunteer hours requested in the OPA Parent Compact.

OPAPO Nomination forms were late in getting out, so we have extended the return date to May 5th, please turn them in to the school at either front desk. Then a ballot for OPAPO officers will follow for voting through an electronic form. OPAPO Officers will be announced in the end of MAY.

OPAPO SPRING FIESTA: April 28th, 4:30pm
Come enjoy authentic Mexican food and drink, face painting, Pinatas for sale and for breaking, balloon animals, bumper balls, bouncy slide, giant sandbox, cotton candy, Luchadores (wrestlers), and a Dance at the Jr High (for Jr. High students only). Funds raised at this event will be donated to this year's Spain trip and to OPAPO.

Young Runners FUN RUN 5K: April 29th, 9:00am meeting at the Botanical Gardens.
Registration is open until 15 minutes before the race begins. Runners can register at the OPA Elementary front desk, Library or at the race site on race day.
The cost is:
$15.00 per person
$45.00 per family of 4, $10 for each runner over 4.
A Swag Bag is provided for every registered runner and non-runners can purchase one for $5 dollars.
Volunteers are still needed for the event, if you would like volunteer hours please contact Kim Briggs at kbriggs@ogdenprep.org or come see her in the Elementary Library.
All proceeds go to the Young Runners Race Fees in the Ogden Marathon Events!

Car Wash/Bake Sale: April 29th at 9:30 am in the OPA Parking Lot.
All proceeds will go to the Spain Trip.


     



Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring in Ogden

OPAPO:
OPAPO Nomination forms are coming home today and an electronic copy is attached to the blog update email as well. OPAPO is OPA's Parent Organization that provides several services to the students, teachers and community. The Fall Carnival, Day of the Dead Celebrations, Spring Fiesta and the funding of classroom supplies and trips at OPA are provided by the OPAPO. These activities continue to grow and that means we need YOU. Parents come volunteer with OPAPO, it is a great way to meet your parent volunteer hours requested in the OPA Parent Compact.

OPAPO Nomination forms are due on April 28th, please turn them in to the school. Then a ballot for OPAPO officers will follow for voting through an electronic form. OPAPO Officers will be announced in MAY.


OPAPO SPRING FIESTA: April 28th, 4:30pm
Come enjoy authentic Mexican food and drink, face painting, pinatas for sale and for breaking, balloon animals, bumper balls, bouncy slide, giant sandbox, cotton candy, Luchadores (wrestlers), and a Dance at the Jr High (for Jr. High students only). Funds raised at this event will be donated to this year's Spain trip and to OPAPO.

BREAKFAST AT OPA:  On Monday April 17th, we will begin serving breakfast in only the elementary building beginning at 7:30 am. Moving Breakfast to the elementary for all students allows us to provide the choice of hot or cold meals for breakfast.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Break

SPAIN TRIP OPENINGS:
This year we have 26 students going to Spain. Unfortunately, two of those students are unable to come with us. That means we have the chance to give two students the opportunity to come with us to participate in this life changing experience. The requirements include a valid passport, $2,500, and an interview (parents and student) with Mrs. Campbell. If you are interested, please contact me by email (acampbell@ogdenprep.org) as soon as possible. Thank you!

PAINT NITE @ OPA: 
Please join us for this fun night of painting to help support our students going to Spain, May 6th at 5:00 pm in the Secondary Gym.   If you want to attend register at this link:


https://www.paintnite.com/events/a-night-at-rainbow-pines-at-ogden-preparatory-academy_1178501

Mrs. Campbells eye update: This morning I underwent a second surgery to reattach my retina. I should recover quicker this time because the procedure was less evasive. I will be on reduced activity when Spring Break is over but can be reached at anytime by email. Have a great spring break and enjoy your family adventures! 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Rains...

YMCA: 
OPA is excited to provide a summer YMCA program on-site this summer. Here is the link for summer registration! You can forward any questions to Ms. Slattery (kslattery@ogdenprep.org) if you would like more information.


YMCA Summer Day Camps

Calendar 2017-18:
The 2017-18 Calendar has been board approved and is posted on the school website at
http://ogdenprep.org/ Students are returning to school on August 21, 2017 and the calendar is patterned after both Ogden and Weber School District Calendars.

S.A.G.E. Testing 2017:
The week of April 3-7 is Spring Break. When we return in April, the SAGE testing window opens. It is important that students understand testing is a measure of their understanding this year. Testing helps teachers solidify instructional practices that work for future students, it provides a starting point for individual student growth next year, and it lets students prove themselves by sharing all they have learned. We value the data provided by student testing, we celebrate hard work and the level of learning achieved each year and we do not use it to discourage learning of teachers or students.  If you have any questions about SAGE testing, please use your teachers as a resource or the SAGE portal at http://sageportal.org/ . Encourage students to do their best and celebrate the hard work of another year.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Mini Break

LOOKING AHEAD: 
Anyone interested in helping to organize carpool groups at OPA please contact Meaghan Knight at meaghanknight@ymail.com.

Si tiene interés en ayudar a organizar grupos de carpool en OPA por favor contacte a Meaghan Knight meaghanknight@ymail.com.

OPPORTUNITY: YMCA specialized tutoring after school!
2 Days a week 3:30 - 4:30
$25 a month
Includes at no additional cost:
  • Hot meal 3:00 - 3:30
  • Teen Free Choice 4:30 - 6:00
  • Club 2 days a week 3:00 - 6:00​

Dental Smiles: Tuesday, March 21, is the Dental Check ups for those families that signed up. If you qualified, we will see you tomorrow in the elementary building on the stage in the gym. 

Spring Break: Spring Break is April 3-7. 

2017-18 OPA Calendar:
The calendar for next year's school year has been approved and will be posted by the end of the week. We will be starting a week later this year on August 21, 2017. The calendar includes UEA, Winter and Spring breaks that follow the Ogden and Weber School District calendars as well. Thank you to all of you that provided input in the calendar development. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shortened Week

Thank you for the kind emails and thoughts for a quick recovery. I will be easing back into being on campus on Monday. My eye is still a pretty gory display of surgical recovery, so I will be laying low, but available. Remember that this is a short week and school is released at 12:45 Thursday and there is no school on Friday.

Upcoming Events:

Literacy Night:
1st Grade Literacy Night Tuesday March 14, 2017

Report Cards:
Elementary Report cards will be sent home with students on March 16th.
Junior High Report cards will be mailed home on March 16th.

Student Activities:
The Latinos in Action classes participated in the LIA conference held at Weber State and did great things representing Ogden Prep Academy.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

March


THANK YOU:
Thank you to all of you that attended the Seed Swap. Thank you to Anna Cash for organizing the connection for OPA to the Gardeners of Ogden! 

OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
I have been the Principal of OPA for four years now and learned more about kids who work hard, than in all of my twenty-one year career. Several of our students at the secondary level have been studying Spanish for up to 10 years. At the culmination of their time here at OPA, we encourage a trip to Spanish-speaking countries. As you know we pick trip locations well in advance and try to provide up to a year’s worth of fund raising opportunities for all students that commit to these trips. We are excited about the growth of these programs. The number of students participating has steadily increased and has given over 200+ students the opportunity to travel internationally and use their Spanish language skills. 

I share these fantastic facts with you to ask for special support. Students fund raise and get summer jobs, but any outside support that a family or business can provide increases the opportunities for all students. Please consider sponsoring a student to go to Spain. As a school we can provide documentation for charitable donations for tax deduction, and you will be providing the experience of a lifetime. I can always be reached at acampbell@ogdenprep.org or 801-627-3066 if you are able to support one of our students in this opportunity. 

OPA ACTIVITIES:
1. Science Fairs: 6th grade fair is Monday, February 27, and 7-9th grade is Tuesday, February 28th. Please ask your students about the surrounding festivities to encourage them to improve their responsible communication. :-)

2. Storytelling: Weber State Storytellers will be at OPA on Wednesday at 1:30 in the elementary with certain classes.

3. YMCA Family Night: All families currently utilizing the YMCA programs or interested are invited to join us in a Family Night on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30-6:30.

4. OPA Trips Spaghetti Feed: Spaghetti for the family to send OPA students on trips. Feeding begins at 6pm and runs until 8pm. Come join the fun while providing an experience for students.

5. Soccer: tryouts 6-9th grade boys and girls on Monday, March 6 at 3:30. Check for announcements and flyers around the school.


6. Congratulations: to the girls basketball team on a great regular season. They will represent Ogden Prep in the state tournament next week.


Friday, February 17, 2017

President's Day Weekend

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:
Thank you! Thank you for connecting with Teachers to provide a partnership for your students. Celebrating progress, sharing concerns and pushing students to academic goals builds our TEAM! Teachers work very hard to know your kids and determine their educational needs. We know that parents do the same, making the connection by seeking to understand before being understood builds students, parents and teachers. We are growing a community of learners, thank you!

PRESIDENT'S DAY: Monday is President's Day and there is no school. Enjoy your long weekend!

PENNY WARS: We had a PHENOMENAL Penny War for 2017! Thank you so much for all the support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Our grand total for both schools was $3179.61! We beat our goal of $3000 with room to spare. The online donations were key this year. We did $537 in online donations and that is what made the difference for the winning classes.

CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS: Science Fair Judges are needed. If you have a background or current career in Science, come judge the science fair. If you would like to judge the science fair in the 6th grade on Feb. 27th; contact swright@ogdenprep.org. If you would like to judge the science fair at the 7-9th grade building on Feb. 28th; contact thislop@ogdenprep.org. If you would like to judge both? We would love to have you!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Parent Teacher Conference Week

Parent Teachers Conference: This week is Parent-Teachers Conference on Thursday, February 16th from 1pm to 5pm and 6pm-8pm, and Friday, February 17th from 8am to 12pm. Students will be released on Thursday at 12:45pm, it is a uniform-free dress day and there is no school on Monday, February 20th (President's Day).

Seed Swap: on Saturday, February 25 at 9:00 am in the elementary gym.


Ogden Prep Academy is providing online training and instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to parents or guardians of OPA students through the organization Prevent Child Abuse Utah. You can access this free training as follows:

PCAU HB 286 Utah Child Sexual Abuse Online Prevention Training Instructions

1.  Select Register
2.  Complete Registration
  • Parents/Caregivers must select I am a Parent of a Student from the registration drop down box in order to access the parent course.
  • School personnel must select School Personnel from the registration drop down box to access the educator course.
3.  Click Register Button
4.  Click Launch Course


5.  There will be a Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the course

Friday, February 3, 2017

February is Here

Thank you to all of you that attended the 5,6 and 3rd Grade Literacy Nights this week! What a great set of nights at OPA, but a busy week for many parents! Thank you!

Upcoming Events at OPA:

1. The Science Fair is coming: The 6th grade fair will be Feb. 27th and 7th-9th will be Feb. 28th.

2. SKI DAY: This year's 5th & 6th grade ski day will be on Wed, Feb 15.  We'll take the kids to Nordic Valley at 8:15 and return between 4-4:30.  Kids (and teachers) will be able to ski or snowboard on that day. We sent home a permission slip & rental forms this week.  All of the details will be on that sheet.

3. Parent-Teacher Conferences: PTC will be combined this semester and begin on Feb. 16th at 1:15pm after the students are released early. PTC will continue on Friday from 8:00am -12:00pm. President's Day is on the following Monday, the 20th and there will be NO School!

4. OWATC High School Pathway Presentations: On the first night of Parent Teacher Conferences the OWATC will be providing a presentation to parents about high school opportunities in Weber County. We will keep you posted as the times and content unfold. Watch for a flyer to come home next week!

5. SEED SWAP: On Feb. 25, 2017 at OPA, we will be hosting a seed exchange in the Elementary Gym. If you have questions or would like more information please email ogdenseedexchange@gmail.com or visit Ogden Seed Exchange on Facebook. Here is the link to the Seed Swap flyer, check it out:

https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/16365521_10212076344483333_3497843012497571840_n.pdf/Swap-poster-2017.pdf?oh=f7f3d815aaabd2d9ae9b41af1ac35dcc&oe=58916D54&dl=1

6. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT OPA: The OPA Elementary Library is looking for volunteers to wrap books for the upcoming activity; "Blind Date with a Book." If you would like to volunteer, contact vsluis@ogdenprep.org


Penny Wars:

We are doing a Penny War in both schools for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org). You should have gotten an email last week from them to set up an online page for donations.

What: Collecting pennies (or any other denomination for LLS.org)
Goal: Between both schools to collect $3000 (it breaks down to $68 a class)
When: Starts January 23rd and ends February 10th
Where: Collection bins will be in the front lobby of each school. They are labeled by HOMEROOM teacher

Service Projects and Fund Raisers: 
  • THE COFFEE IS BREWING: The OPA Blend is in the house! We have ground and whole been coffee available in both buildings. If you purchase in house it is 10.50 a bag, if you purchase online at the OPA Store ( http://www.opaeagles.org ) then picked up in-house. Daily Rise Coffee Roasters have provided our Young Runners Club with a way to raise money. Beth and Jeff Furton are blending, packaging, labeling and selling a coffee blend we selected on campus and at their 2 locations. Tell your friends!! Their is potential to pay for the Young Runners' entrance into the Ogden Marathon Events! 

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS: Now that RE-ENROLLMENT is complete, it is time to open our doors to new students, especially new Kindergarten students. If you have not already applied to OPA for your incoming Kindergarteners or other students not currently enrolled, now is the time. Application Process: 1. Please go to http://ogdenprep.org/ 2. Click on the sign that reads "ENROLL NOW." 3. Select "APPLY NOW." 4. Provide all of the information required and your student will be placed in the Lottery. Our first Lottery Draw will be February 21st. This is a random selection from the lottery, if your student is picked you will receive a email that asks for confirmation that your student will be attending OPA in the 2017-18 school year. Parents have 10 days to confirm the seat at OPA. If not confirmed in 10 days the seat goes back into the lottery for another draw. Remember that priority in the lottery selection is given to siblings of current OPA students, as well as staff member or board member students. Priority does not mean automatic enrollment, it means they will be pulled first, however, if seats are not available they are not created. After OPA is enrolled to capacity, students remaining in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list until the following school year. Apply soon to increase your chances of enrollment!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Snow Week

Thank you for your patience and understanding this week with weather and a "Snow Day."

Upcoming Events at OPA:


1. The Science Fair is coming: The 6th grade fair will be Feb. 27th and 7th-9th will be Feb. 28th.

2. SKI DAY: This year's 5th & 6th grade ski day will be on Wed, Feb 15.  We'll take the kids to Nordic Valley at 8:15 and return between 4-4:30.  Kids (and teachers) will be able to ski or snowboard on that day. We sent home a permission slip & rental forms this week.  All of the details will be on that sheet.

3. Parent-Teacher Conferences: PTC will be combined this semester and begin on Feb. 16th at 1:15pm after the students are released early. PTC will continue on Friday from 8:00am -12:00pm. President's Day is on the following Monday, the 20th and there will be NO School!

4. OWATC High School Pathway Presentations: On the first night of Parent Teacher Conferences the OWATC will be providing a presentation to parents about high school opportunities in Weber County. We will keep you posted as the times and content unfold. Watch for a flyer to come home next week!



Penny Wars:

We are doing a Penny War in both schools for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS.org). You should have gotten an email last week from them to set up an online page for donations.

What: Collecting pennies (or any other denomination for LLS.org)
Goal: Between both schools to collect $3000 (it breaks down to $68 a class)
When: Starts January 23rd and ends February 10th
Where: Collection bins will be in the front lobby of each school. They are labeled by HOMEROOM teacher

In the first week we have already raised $866.64. Well Done!!

Service Projects and Fund Raisers: 
  • Thank you for promoting the Blanket Blizzard. As a first time service project, it was fairly successful. 
  • Daily Rise Coffee Roasters have provided our Young Runners Club with a way to raise money. This weewe will have the "OPA Blend" delivered to campus and for sale. Beth and Jeff Furton are blending, packaging, labeling and selling a coffee blend we selected on campus and at their 2 locations. Tell your friends!! Their is potential to pay for the Young Runners' entrance into the Ogden Marathon Events! 

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS: Now that RE-ENROLLMENT is complete, it is time to open our doors to new students, especially new Kindergarten students. If you have not already applied to OPA for your incoming Kindergarteners or other students not currently enrolled, now is the time. Application Process: 1. Please go to http://ogdenprep.org/ 2. Click on the sign that reads "ENROLL NOW." 3. Select "APPLY NOW." 4. Provide all of the information required and your student will be placed in the Lottery. Our first Lottery Draw will be February 21st. This is a random selection from the lottery, if your student is picked you will receive a email that asks for confirmation that your student will be attending OPA in the 2017-18 school year. Parents have 10 days to confirm the seat at OPA. If not confirmed in 10 days the seat goes back into the lottery for another draw. Remember that priority in the lottery selection is given to siblings of current OPA students, as well as staff member or board member students. Priority does not mean automatic enrollment, it means they will be pulled first, however, if seats are not available they are not created. After OPA is enrolled to capacity, students remaining in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list until the following school year. Apply soon to increase your chances of enrollment!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

OPEN ENROLLMENT

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS:
Now that RE-ENROLLMENT is complete, it is time to open our doors to new students, especially new Kindergarten students. If you have not already applied to OPA for your incoming Kindergarteners or other students not currently enrolled, now is the time. 

Application Process:
1. Please go to http://ogdenprep.org/ 
2. Click on the sign that reads "ENROLL NOW."
3. Select "APPLY NOW."
4. Provide all of the information required and your student will be placed in the Lottery.

Our first Lottery Draw will be February 21st. This is a random selection from the lottery, if your student is picked you will receive a email that asks for confirmation that your student will be attending OPA in the 2017-18 school year. Parents have 10 days to confirm the seat at OPA. If not confirmed in 10 days the seat goes back into the lottery for another draw. 

Remember that priority in the lottery selection is given to siblings of current OPA students, as well as staff member or board member students. Priority does not mean automatic enrollment, it means they will be pulled first, however, if seats are not available they are not created. After OPA is enrolled to capacity, students remaining in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list until the following school year. Apply soon to increase your chances of enrollment!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Three-Day Weekend

MONDAY IS MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY: There is NO school on Monday! 

RE-ENROLLMENT:
Remember that the Re-Enrollment deadline is approaching.  The deadline to re-enroll is January 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.  

OPA's 2017-18 LOTTERY:
The lottery is open now for parents to enroll. The first round of the lottery will on January 30, 2017. 

PARKING LOT REMINDERS: 
As the weather has turned cold, and the snow accumulation has taken up one full lane of traffic, please slow down in the parking lot and remind your students to stay off the snow mountains. 
1) Please have patience at drop off and pick-up, students should be getting out of cars on the curb and never in the middle of a lane. 
2) Parents, please do not get out of your cars to open doors for students, we can do that or the students can. 
3) Please don't drive in the parking lot on your phone or texting.
4) Follow the directions given in the parking lot by administrators or staff, our number one goal is student safety! 
5) When leaving the lot, and arriving at the stop sign 15th and Lincoln, IT IS A RIGHT TURN ONLY! Please do not try to turn left or go straight. This blocks the entire flow of traffic in and out of the lot. 

OPAPO: Email from the OPAPO President:
I am writing today to inform you that we have created an OPAPO Facebook page! This will be a resource for OPA parents to find information, events, and volunteer opportunities at the school. Please like the page, and please invite your OPA parent friends to like it as well. That way we can all stay informed together!


Thank you, and as always thank you for all your support at OPA!

Brooke Barragan

OPAPO President

¡Hola padres!
Si está recibiendo este correo electrónico es porque se suscrito para ser voluntario de este año escolar y compartió su dirección de correo electrónico. ¡Le escribo hoy para informarle que hemos creado una página de OPAPO en Facebook! Este será un recurso para que los padres de OPA encuentren información para eventos y oportunidades voluntarias en la escuela. Por favor, apunte “like" en la página de Facebook y por favor invite a sus amigos, padres en OPA para que también sean miembros de esta gran oportunidad. ¡Así podremos mantenernos bien informados de todo lo que pasa en OPAPO. Como siempre, gracias por todo su apoyo en OPA!  https://www.facebook.com/OPAPO-1305939826143300/     

Have a great weekend and we will see you Tuesday!


                          

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

RE-ENROLLMENT:
Remember that the Re-Enrollment deadline is approaching.  The deadline to re-enroll is January 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.  

WILD WEATHER DAYS:
When you wake up to snow, cold and overall windy bliss, please check the OPA Facebook page, Parent email, or expect a One-Call / Text. We try to communicate before 6:00 am on inclement weather days. If school is cancelled, this disrupts the state requirement of 176 student school days; therefore, cancelled days could translate into make-up days in the spring. We try to avoid cancellation, but manage the ABSOLUTE SAFETY of our students at the same time, thank you for your flexibility with the unpredictable weather impact.

OPAPO Facebook Page:
OPAPO (OPA's Parent Organization) is getting ready to launch a Facebook Page to communicate the OPAPO sponsored events and recruit parent support. Watch for it! Like it! Be updated on OPAPO activities!