Quote of the week: " The mask is not for you. It's to protect the people you care about." Batman in The Dark Knight Rises
Dear Ocean Shore Families,
As of Monday, masks will no longer be required in the school building, but they will still be encouraged. We are taking our lead from the California Department of Public Health who " strongly recommend that individuals in these settings (schools, childcare facilities) continue to mask in indoor settings when the universal masking requirement lifts." CDPH mask guidance I believe that it's in our best interest to continue to mask indoors at school, and I will continue to do so when I'm in the hallways, in classrooms and in meetings. I will certainly wear a mask if I'm in a car with anyone other than my immediate family. We can not require that drivers or students wear masks while driving on a field trip, but I hope that everyone will make the choice to protect those around them in the closed, cramped environment that is a car. I want everyone to stay healthy so that we can continue with field trips throughout the spring, enjoy a "real" Oceans 411 experience in May, and celebrate the end of the year at Frontierland on June 9th.
Here is a link to the slideshow that teachers are sharing with students about the change in masking policy. Ocean Shore- Mask Related Protocols
COVID reporting: This is still important! Please remember to complete the return to school form if your child is out sick. ***OSS Return to School Form *** We are starting to collect student COVID-19 vaccination records. Please take the time to fill out this Google form if you have not already given a copy of your child's vaccination card to the office. OSS Student Vaccination Records. This week, we had all negative testing pools. Yeah!
Recording of social emotional learning presentation: On March 15, Sam Drazin, Executive Director of Changing Perspectives, did a ZOOM presentation on The What, Why, and How of Social-Emotional Learning and Disability Awareness. Here is the link to the recording: SEL presentation
Message from Will Lucey, Director of Student Educational Services: Dear Families, It is time again to get your thoughts on your family school relationship. Helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses to the questions within the survey. Please click the link below to take the survey. Thank you in advance for taking this very important survey.
Family-School Relationship Spring 2022 Survey: Ocean Shore School
PEF: Please see the Pacifica Education Foundation Winter Newsletter below, and contribute to PEF in 2022!
Bikes/skateboards/scooters: Students should not be riding bikes, scooters or skateboards on campus. When riding off campus, all students should be wearing helmets. Office staff have observed students riding without helmets once they leave school property.
Spring Pictures are April 6th: fliers to go home soon.
Fliers: March Lunch Menu, PEF newsletter, SMC library events, Portuguese and Spanish translations of my letter.
Principal of Ocean Shore. Check back here for weekly updates and messages from the principal.