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Principal’s Message – April 27, 2020

By April 27, 2020Principal's Message

April 27, 2020

Good Morning OES Families,

This email contains a lot of information and the Spanish Translation is attached to this email.Este correo electrónico contiene mucha información y la traducción al español se adjunta a este correo electrónico.

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May is a busy month of traditions, closures, and celebrations.  We understand how important it is to continue our OES traditions, however this year these will be done in a modified way.

I want to start out by thanking our amazing teachers for their help in our OES storytime/activity.  This is happening everyday school day at 1:30pm.  

This week you will be able to see Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Burt, Mrs. Giles, Mrs. Huntsman and Miss Rondi.  In addition, Mrs. Jensen and Mrs. Park will be doing a science project on Wednesday, April 29th.  There will also be a special message to our students from the teachers.  Make sure you watch our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Like our Facebook page!

Follow us on Instagram oes_cubs

This week we are focusing on Art and Music.  Look around and see the natural art and music that happens around you.  You may also want to send a picture or a music recording to a loved one.   Mrs. Giles will be doing an art activity on Wednesday.

Congratulations to our “Tricky Tuesday Teaser” correct guesses.  They were delivered a prize Friday afternoon.  Make sure to look for this week’s brain teaser tomorrow. 

I know many of you are asking about how to get the contents from your student’s desk.  Our teachers are in the process of cleaning out student’s desks and bagging them up.  

We have scheduled May 20th, 21st and 22nd for our pickup times.  More information will be coming later in the month of May.


Orem Elementary and our amazing PTA have teamed up and have decided to give each student a yearbook at no cost.  We are waiting for the yearbooks to arrive and they will be distributed with the contents of the desks.  If you have already purchased and paid for a yearbook, the PTA will be sending out information for families in this situation.  

School Work

We want to give our students the best opportunity for learning.  Although NEW instruction will be ending May 12, 2020, teaching and learning will still be taking place until May 22, 2020.  We will have digital school celebrations the following week of May 26 -29, 2020.

Term 3 Grading: Due to the unique circumstances of our school dismissal and the dynamics of our virtual learning there will be some changes to our term 3 grading to best reflect our current situation. You will see the following grades on your student’s term 3 report card.

  • 1,2,3,4: The standard-based rating that you are used to will be used for the essential standards that were taught and assessed prior to our school dismissal.

  • Standards that were taught and assessed after our school dismissal will be graded as:                                                                                                               

  • * P: (Pass)- this will be used when a student has shown proficiency on a     standard                                                                                                               

  • *N: (Needs Improvement)- this will be used when a student has shown limited proficiency or no effort on a given standard.                                    *NA: (Not Assessed)- this will be used on standards that were not taught during term 3 due to our school dismissal. With our change in instruction and assessment at this time, some grades may be NA.

Kindergarten Registration is available on our website:  If you have any questions, your can reach our secretary at:  [email protected]

School lunches will continue as follows:

Grab & Go Days: Mondays & Thursdays

Mondays: You will receive the following meals: Monday lunch; Tuesday breakfast & lunch; Wednesday breakfast & lunch; and breakfast for Thursday.

Thursday: You will receive the following meals: Thursday lunch; Friday breakfast & lunch; and breakfast for Monday.

*Please only pick up meals for your student at one site.

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Field Day

 We will have a modified Field Day on May 8th, 2020.  More information will be coming soon.  This is a national Field Day that we will be participating in virtually.


6th Grade Graduation:

We are planning our 6th grade graduation.  If you have a 6th grade student, please look for more information coming from your child’s 6th grade teacher.

 Keep up the great work!  Everyone is working so hard to make sure this is a great and successful learning year.  If you have any questions or need anything, please feel free to reach out to me:

 Email: [email protected] 

School: 801-610-8116

Cell:  801-860-5152

 Have a fantastic week!