Quote of the week: "Two days left until break, but who's counting?" -- Every PSD student and staff member
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
We have a lot going on as always. It's that time of year! If it doesn't rain on Tuesday, we will have our annual WingDing outside, sing a few songs (masked) and watch the eighth graders dance and sing to the dreidel song. If it does rain, we'll make an alternative plan that still allows the kids to see the 8th graders and sing a song or two with their classmates. Have a wonderful winter break. I wish a healthy, happy holiday season for the entire Ocean Shore Community!
Schedule: Monday, 12/20 is a full day and Tuesday, 12/21 is a minimum day. It is a minimum day for staff as well, so please make arrangements for your children. The office will close at 2:00 pm on Tuesday. We will return to school on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.
Staffing update: By now, you may have heard the news that Jessica Paul is leaving us in January and taking a full time ELA position at IBL Middle School. This seventh grade position has been unfilled since June 2020, which is why the district is approving her transfer. We are sorry to lose her, and wish her well in her new position. However, the silver lining to this situation is that Beccy Howarth will now be with us full time! As I mentioned earlier in the week, Jennifer Newman Locks started on Monday working in the office and out on the yard. In January, we will welcome Julia Montepagiani as a paraprofessional who will be assisting with coordinating games during recess. We are thrilled to have both of these remarkable women (who just happen to be Ocean Shore moms) on staff!
After School Program: ASEP is back! Winter classes will start the week of 1/10/22 and run through 4/11/22. Registration starts January 6th at 8:00pm. You can preview classes at this URL: https://asep.cheddarup.com.
PSD Family Survey: Please fill out this survey over the weekend. It will close on 12/20/21. This is your chance to give feedback to the district on a variety of topics. OSS Family Survey
Changes in lunch procedures: For the present, the kindergarteners will be the only grade eating in the cafeteria. The staff is working on a lunch plan that would have one grade at the older grade lunches eating in the cafeteria, and two grades eating outside. We will let parents know in advance when we finalized that plan so that you can let your children know what to expect. Our rainy day plan is to have all students in the cafeteria, in assigned seats, masked when not eating.
Covid Questions: Ayesha Siddiq is Ocean Shore's COVID contact. Please direct any questions about COVID-19 to her attention. Leave a message for her in the office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pacifica School District is updating their COVID-19 protocols and I'll share them soon.
Fliers attached: PSD job recruitment (substitutes), Recommendations for COVID-safe holiday activities (English & Spanish), San Mateo County Home Sharing Program (English/Spanish), San Mateo Library puppet and magic shows (English/Spanish), SF Boys Chorus auditions, .
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