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OMS Family Update 9/6/21

OMS Family Update 9/6/21

Oltman Family Update

Week of September 6, 2021   

  

Hello Oltman Families! 

We had a wonderful first “week” with our students!  Students met their teachers, found their classrooms, did introductory activities, and received their brand new Chromebooks (this was a highlight for many!)  Here is the Chromebook Care video that was shared with students in their Advisory class on Wednesday.  Also, here are the Chromebook Expectations for students. Please reinforce the expectations for use and care of Chromebooks with your child/children.  If you are interested in the optional protection plan available to all families, see the “Good to Know” section below.  

During language arts classes, students will be taking part in classroom lessons from Common Sense Education©. Common Sense helps students learn the habits and skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly in school, at home, and beyond. For more information about Common Sense Education and digital citizenship, please read our OMS Digital Citizenship Family Letter.

Finally, we need your assistance to help your child remember to charge their Chromebook every night! Their Chromebook is used every day in every class, and a full charge will last the entire school day.  The charging cord and block can be left at home (recommended) if their Chromebook is fully charged when they start each day. Here’s a helpful tip from a student… “Set an alarm on your cell phone (or a parent’s cell phone) to remind you to plug in your Chromebook before you go to bed every night!”

For the most up-to-date school related information, please visit the Oltman Middle School webpage. At any time, if you have a question and/or need assistance, please contact Oltman Middle School directly at 651-425-3500 or oltman@sowashco.org.  

Have a marvelous Sunday, and remember, there is no school Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday! 

Joni Hagebock, Principal

651-425-3505 (office)

952-818-9645 (cell/text)

jhageboc@sowashco.org


Week of September 06, 2021  

Student Learning Schedule for the week of September 06 - September 10

Monday 9/06

Tuesday 9/07

Wednesday 9/08

Thursday 9/09

Friday 

9/10


REMEMBER TO CHARGE CHROMEBOOKS TONIGHT!

7:50-2:26

A Day

 

MAP Testing in all math classes. (Bring  charged Chromebook & wired headphones.)


 

7:50-2:26

B Day

 

MAP Testing in math continues.  (Bring  charged Chromebook & wired headphones.)


 

7:50-2:26

A Day

 

MAP Testing in math  continues. (Bring  charged Chromebook & wired headphones.)


 

7:50-2:26

B Day

 

MAP Testing in math  continues. (Bring  charged Chromebook & wired headphones.)


 

“After Hours” Activities

Monday 9/6

NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday 9/7

Running Club 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Flag Football 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Girls Volleyball - 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Wednesday 9/8

Flag Football 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Girls Volleyball - 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Thursday 9/9

Running Club 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Flag Football 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Girls Volleyball - 2:45-4:15 (Register)

Friday 9/10

Student Council application forms due. (see below)


Upcoming Events 

Monday,  September 13 PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Meeting, 6:30-8:00, Lower Blue Pod

Wednesday, September 15 Jostens Picture Day Flyer

Friday, September 17 Oltman apparel order forms due. (see below)

Monday September 20-24 MAP Testing in Reading classes, grades 6 & 7

Tuesday September 28 Culvers Night 5:00-7:00

Thursday, October 14  Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

Tuesday, October 19 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences (3:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

 


“Good To Know” Information 

Flag Football, Volleyball, and Running Club 

These activities start on Tuesday, but It is not too late to register and participate. View the current information flyers for flag football, running club, and volleyball here.

Visit the Community Education website for more information or to register your child. 

MAP Testing

Starting Tuesday Sept. 7th, we will begin Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) testing in math. Student Chromebooks should be fully charged, and students should bring a pair of WIRED headphones to connect to their devices. Wireless earbuds or AirPods will not work with the NWEA-MAP testing system. 

6th & 7th GRADE GIRLS’ GOLF 

Any 6th or 7th grade girls interested in golf...we will be hitting golf balls on the range, putting and chipping at River Oaks golf course this fall on Thursdays (starting this Thursday, Sept. 9.) This is for girls who are new to golf as well as those girls that have some prior experience in golf. There isn’t a big commitment, and if you can’t make it on certain Thursdays, that’s okay! It’s also okay if you have to leave early. It will be from 3:30-4:30 and is $10 a session.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact jjensen4@sowashco.org.

Device (Chromebook) Protection

CLICK HERE to view Device Protection Information

CLICK HERE to purchase the Device Protection Plan

CLICK HERE to Complete the Free/Reduced Lunch Form (if needed)

Oltman Yearbook

It is never too early to order your Oltman yearbook. Use this link to order today. You will not be able to place an order once the ordering window closes, and we will not have extra books for sale this year. Place your order ASAP!

Weekend Meals Program

Oltman is partnering with the non-profit organization Every Meal to provide free weekend food packs to students.  Every Meal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships.  Things to know:

  • Free for all families

  • No qualifications required for enrollment

  • Students enrolled in the program will receive a 4-5 pound bag of nutritious,
        nonperishable food each week

  • Every Meal does not collect information from families; privacy is protected

  • Families may enroll in the program anytime throughout the school year

  • The first distribution will be September 24th, 2021

*If you are interested please click here to fill out the enrollment form. 

Oltman Apparel 

Order forms are DUE 9/17 to office or to Mrs. Willkom in Lower Purple (Rm C196) 

OMS apparel order form 

OMS apparel photos

Student Council Application Forms 

Students interested in being part of the OMS Student Council should apply today.  Applications are DUE 9/10 to office or to Mrs. Willkom in Lower Purple (Rm C196).

SC application link

High School Football Games

No elementary or middle school students will be admitted to a home high school football game in SoWashCo Schools unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This expectation has been adopted by several other schools in our conference as well as the metro area. We encourage all parents to discuss this policy with their children before bringing them to the games. If students enter the gates with their parents, we would expect that they sit with them throughout the entire game. Students who loiter in the concourse or grassy areas often cause a concern for the other fans that are there to watch the game. This policy will also help us follow our COVID Guidelines for spectators at an event. We hope parents can help us enforce this policy. 

Daily Schedule (Including Lunches)

Grade 6, 7 , and 8 (one document)

Grade 6 Daily Schedule

Grade 7 Daily Schedule

Grade 8 Daily Schedule

“Day A” and “Day B” Classes 

Some classes are offered every other day for students.  Most commonly, this occurs with phy ed and music classes, but there are other classes that run on an A/B (every other day) schedule, too.  If there are 2 classes listed in a class period on your child’s schedule, these are every other day classes. For example, 2nd period, I might have PE and choir listed for second period.  In this case, I go to phy ed on “A” days and choir on “B” days. 


 

School Supplies 

2021-2022 OMS School Supply List  We want all students to feel prepared for school with all the necessary supplies. Please contact our Student Support office at 651-425-3509 or email us at oms@sowashco.org if you need help getting any of the items on this list. You can also contact sowashcocares@gmail.com directly if preferred. Donations of tissues, disinfectant wipes, or any of the above school supplies are always accepted and appreciated!