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Updated Information: OMS 6-8th Grade Return to In-Person Learning - Monday, March 1st / Información Actualizada : OMS Regreso al Aprendizaje En Persona – Lunes, 1 de Marzo

Great news! The School Board met last night and approved the return to in-person instruction beginning Monday, March 1st! We do have a few things for you to keep in mind as we prepare for the return. Please click on the 'Read Full Story' button for all of the many details.

¡Grandes noticias! ¡La Junta Escolar se reunió anoche y aprobó el regreso a la instrucción en persona comenzando el lunes, 1 de marzo! Tenemos algunas cosas para usted para tener en mente mientras nos preparamos para el regreso. Favor de hacer clic en el botón 'Read Full Story' para todos los detalles.

OMS 6-8th Grade Return to In-Person Learning - Monday, March 1st / OMS Regreso al Aprendizaje En Persona – Lunes, 1 de Marzo

Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and support during the many changes that have taken place over the course of this school year. As many of you know, we have been carefully planning for the safe return of students to Oaklea Middle School, beyond the Limited In-Person Instruction we have been providing OMS students for a number of months. Your survey responses have been extremely valuable and provided us the information needed to develop our plan for a full return to in-person instruction for Oaklea students in grades 6-8.. We have outlined the plan below and included some very important health and safety reminders. Please take time to review this information with your students to ensure we all have a successful return to in-person learning.

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Estimadas Familias de Oaklea,

Gracias por su flexibilidad, paciencia y apoyo durante los muchos cambios que han tenido lugar en el transcurso de este año escolar. Como muchos de ustedes saben, hemos estado planeando cuidadosamente para el regreso seguro de los estudiantes a la Escuela Secundaria Oaklea, más allá de la instrucción limitada en persona que les hemos estado brindando a los estudiantes de OMS durante varios meses. Sus respuestas a la encuesta han sido extremadamente valiosas y nos proporcionaron la información necesaria para desarrollar nuestro plan para un regreso completo a la instrucción en persona para los estudiantes de Oaklea en los grados 6-8. Hemos escrito el plan a continuación e incluimos algunos recordatorios muy importantes de salud y seguridad. Favor de tomarse el tiempo para revisar esta información con sus estudiantes para asegurarse de que todos tengamos un regreso exitoso al aprendizaje en persona.

Favor de hacer clic en el botón 'Read Full Story" para las fechas, horarios y guías de seguridad requeridas.

5th Grade Academy: In-person learning Begins Next Week! / Secundaria Oaklea: ¡El Aprendizaje En Persona Comienza la Próxima Semana!

We are thrilled to welcome your student back to in-person learning next week! With our return date quickly approaching, I want to send you some important details about reopening.

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¡Estamos emocionados de darle la bienvenida de nuevo a su estudiante al aprendizaje en persona la próxima semana! Con nuestra fecha de regreso acercándose rápidamente, le quería enviar algunos detalles importantes sobre la reapertura.

Haga clic en la caja verde “Read Full Story” para información detallada.

LIPI to Resume Monday, December 14th

As our district’s two-week pause in response to the Governor’s travel advisory comes to an end tomorrow, we would like to confirm that we will be returning to LIPI on December 14th, as had been noted when the pause was announced. 
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Two-week Statewide Freeze per Governor Kate Brown issues Executive Order

On Tuesday, November 17, Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order 20-65 to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. This two-week statewide freeze includes new measures to restrict social gatherings and limit higher-risk exposure opportunities by taking such measures as closing gyms and recreation facilities, limiting restaurants and bars to take-out options only, and issuing travel advisories for out-of-state travel. All of these measures are aimed at ensuring our hospitals and medical facilities are able to meet the needs of our sickest patients. If followed successfully, these measures will also ensure we are able to return all our students to in-person learning environments sooner.

The Governor also has issued a travel advisory. If staff or families choose to travel for Thanksgiving or to congregate in groups of more than 6 people and/or more than 2 households over the break then those staff and students should plan to quarantine for 14 days after that if they travel outside of the area.

Our plan is to continue in our current model, which includes Comprehensive Distance Learning for All in the mornings and then bringing some students into our buildings, K-12, for LIPI in the afternoons on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th.

After the Thanksgiving break, beginning Monday, November 30th to Friday December 11th, students will participate in Comprehensive Distance Learning for All in the morning according to their current class schedule; virtual office hours will continue to be held as previously scheduled in the afternoon.

From Monday November 30th through Friday December 11th, students who are currently participating in Limited In Person Instruction in the afternoon will meet with their teachers virtually rather than coming into the buildings for on-site instruction. If your child was served in person for LIPI and needs continued access to the internet on campus, please contact your building principal by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 23rd to make arrangements for continued access to school internet. We want to continue the level of learning, the support students have gained from their teachers, and continue the LIPI model, but we need to do that in an online format for this 2-week period following Thanksgiving due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in Lane County.

On Monday, December 14th we plan to have students back for live Distance Learning for All in the mornings and to resume in-person services for our students K-12, for LIPI, in the afternoons. Bringing students back in person, even for only one week before break, is our ultimate goal. In that week, teachers can reconnect with students, support their academic needs, as well as support students’ social emotional well being. We will keep you informed in the event that Lane Co metrics require a change in our plan to bring students back to our campuses on Monday, December 14th.

November 23-24: CDL with on-site LIPI in the afternoon
November 25: Applied Learning in morning
November 30-December 11: CDL with virtual LIPI in the afternoon
December 14-December 18: return to CDL with on-site LIPI in the afternoon

The Governor’s Executive Order also has impacts on K-12 athletics and activities. On Wednesday, November 18th the Oregon Health Authority released guidance for school athletics which are effective immediately (see below), check the JCHS website for more information.

Statewide Freeze Guidance —Outdoor K-12 School Sports, Limited Return to Play

Finally, we would like to encourage you to continue strictly following the health guidelines around face coverings, social distancing, staying home when you or someone in your home is sick, limiting social gatherings and refraining from traveling unless absolutely necessary. If we all work together, this will help us all return to the great work of connecting with our students safely, sooner. Thank you for your support in limiting the spread of COVID-19 so that we can safely return to the important work of in-person teaching and learning.


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OMS Co-Principals Share Election Message on Respect

Click on title above for link to message. Then click on video image.

Haga clic en el título de arriba para el enlace al mensaje. Luego haga clic en la imagen del video.

OMS Students and Families, our admin team wanted to share some words of encouragement with you as we progress through this current distance learning time and also prepare for the election and political climate around us. We have every intent of making this school a place where all students are heard, seen, valued, and respected. Please watch this video and join us as we stand together during this time, respecting all of our differences and celebrating what makes us unique as Tigers.
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