Thursday, July 20, 2017

School is coming!

SOLAR ECLIPSE: August 21st
First Day of School August 22nd:
On August 21, 2017, there will be a TOTAL Solar Eclipse that can be viewed in Idaho and Wyoming. Several parents, teachers, and students have expressed their desire to view this solar event. The last total solar eclipse was on Feb. 26, 1979. The board has voted and allowed us to move the start of school to Aug. 22nd. 

Registration: Aug. 7-8, 10am-6pm on 7th, and 1pm-6pm on the 8th. Registration is for ALL OPA students.
Class Assignments: 
A hard copy newsletter is being mailed this week with other paperwork and required registration information to each OPA family. This newsletter will be labeled with your students' class assignment (K-6). Secondary schedules (7-9) will be available at Registration. 

Back to School Night: Aug. 24th 4:30-6:30

Food Programs at OPA for 2017-18: 
Utah State Child Nutrition has required OPA to raise breakfast and lunch costs to meet the cost of food. Lunch at both buildings will be $2.00 and breakfast will be $1.00. lllFederal Free and Reduced food programs are available at both buildings and applications are available now on Aspire or at registration. Applications have to be completed each year and can be done in English or Spanish. 

UNIFORMS: Remember Navy, Light Blue, White polos (Grey for 9th grade only). Tan, or Navy pants, shorts or skirts. No hoodies, no jeans, no flip-flops. 

Kindergarten Testing:
Remember that Kindergarteners will be tested on Aug 1st and 2nd for placement in classes. You should have already signed up for a testing time. Please be on time, as we are testing 110 Kindergarteners in two days. 

The Teachers and Staff of OPA
Summer for students is PLAY, Teachers Train! 
Already this summer, teachers have attended trainings in instruction, curriculum, English as a second language, assessment, positive discipline systems, bullying prevention and management, educational technology, and 7 Habits. Our crew is a group of LIFE-LONG LEARNERS and that is evident in their practice. It is an honor to watch teachers and staff pursue new approaches and hone their crafts. 

The OPA Governing Board has an opening:
If you would like to apply for a position on the OPA Governing board, the job posting and application process is posted in both buildings as well as online at 

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