WELCOME BACK Principal Georgeson's Letter to Families

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August 2019

Dear Ocean View Families,

 

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I hope you and your family have enjoyed the summer.  The Ocean View teachers, staff and I wish to welcome you and your family to another school year.  This year marks the start of our move into temporary housing while our school begins to be rebuilt. Starting this fall our kindergarten students will be attending school at either Cornell or Marin schools. The communities at both schools are excited to bring our littlest ones into their communities. Our Ocean View 1st and 2nd grades will attend school starting this fall at the Middle School Annex across the street from Albany Middle School at 601 San Gabriel. Our Ocean View 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will begin the year on the Ocean View campus.  Upon completion of the new High School wing, set to be ready by January, we plan to move during the week of our Mid-winter Break, February 17 -21, 2020. At that time, after we move the Ocean View campus, it will begin its transformation, starting with demolition in the spring of 2020. This construction is currently projected to take approximately 2 years.

 

CONSTRUCTION: As you may recall from last year, AUSD has some significant construction plans in progress. Here is a brief recap: Due to seismic deficiencies, Ocean View and Marin need to be rebuilt.  There are no plans for construction at Cornell since this site was not found to be seismically deficient. Once the new Ocean View facility is built, all Marin classes will be relocated offsite and construction will begin at Marin.  This is currently projected to happen in fall, 2021.  

 

DISTRICT: With construction in full swing, and several new district office and school staff, there is much change in the wind in Albany.  That said, we can still identify some things that remain constant. As we begin another school year, I want to reaffirm our commitment to making Ocean View School a safe place for all students.   We want to continue our work on building empathy, practicing kindness, and learning about racial, disability and LGBT differences. We recognize that experiencing and being exposed to a broad range of diversity provides us all with an opportunity to expand our ability to understand, support, and celebrate one another.   It helps us to learn about perspectives that we may not otherwise be exposed to, which ultimately helps us to be even better global citizens.

OCEAN VIEW ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:  Because Ocean View School will be at two locations during our time in temporary housing and throughout the construction of our new school we are lucky enough to get additional administrative support.  Please welcome Elizabeth  (Liz) Reimuller to our Ocean View Community. Liz has worked in Albany Schools for 23 years and we are fortunate to have her with us. Her past experience as an elementary 3rd and 4th grade teacher, a teacher-coach and Albany High Assistant Principal will serve our community well. She and I will coordinate our time to make sure each school site has one of us on campus each day. For the first month of school, Ms. Reimuller will become familiar with our Ocean View campus on Jackson Street while I will be located much of this month at our 1st and 2nd grade Annex location on San Gabriel Street near the middle school. I invite you to welcome Ms. Reimuller to our community when you have an opportunity. 

 

DINNER TO DISCUSS TRANSPORTATION FOR OV K, 1st and 2nd GRADE FAMILIES:

For those who live nearest Ocean View school and whose children will be entering kindergarten and attending either of the Cornell or Marin schools, and 1st or 2nd grades attending the Annex.  Find out about resources and ways you can work with other families to get your child to school during our time of construction and temporary housing. Dinner and Child Care will be provided. 

What: Explore options on how to get your children to school

Where Ocean View School Multi-Purpose Room

When: Tuesday, August 20, from 6:00 - 7:30pm 

Why: To inform and connect families so that they can support each other 

 

ALSO: 

Ocean View Bikemobile: drop-off bikes for free tune-ups. Priority given to kids’ bikes and volunteer leaders of Bike Trains. Childcare provided by Ocean View PTA and UC Village Recreation

This is an IMPORTANT event for ALL families of Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.

Students entering  3rd, 4th and 5th grades will remain located on our Ocean View campus till the midwinter break February 17 -21. Which at that time they will relocate to the Albany High School new wing and portables. Stay tuned for more information about this move in the months to come. 

I sincerely hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you and your family at the start of the 2019-20 school year.      

Terry Georgeson, Principal and Liz Reimuller, Assistant Principal

 

CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS  All Classroom Assignments will be posted and viewable online only, starting Friday, August 23rd to those WHO HAVE completed the data update process in Aeries. For those unable to troubleshoot any online challenges, please be sure to contact the district office,  You can find Aeries on the Ocean View website, at the bottom of the page, under “AUSD” .http://ov.ausdk12.org/.  You can also go directly to the Aeries Portal at https://albanyusd.asp.aeries.net/student/LoginParent.aspx

UPCOMING EVENTS  

 

Dinner to Discuss Transportation  for OV Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Families 

When: Aug 20th 

Where: Ocean View School MPR 6pm

What:  Time for families to meet and hear about resources and transportation options for children to get to and from school during our time of construction and temporary housing.  Dinner and Child Care will be provided. 

Ocean View New Family Tours 

Ocean View School Tour for 3RD,4TH, AND 5TH GRADE

When: Friday, August 23rd 

Time:  4 pm – 5pm 

 

Ocean View Annex Orientation for 1ST AND 2ND GRADE  

Monday 4-5pm

When: Monday, August 26th

Time: 4 pm-5pm

 

These tours are offered to all families who would like to visit each school site. However, classrooms will NOT open or available to visit. In addition, there will be support offered to those who need help with their Aeries parent password and registration forms. 

Marin Kindergarten Meet and Greet 

When: Monday, August 26th,  

Time: 3pm- 3:20 pm for the AM Kindergarten, and 3:30pm-3:50 pm for PM Kindergarten.  

Cornell Kindergarten Orientation  

When: Monday, Aug 26th 1-1:45 for AM students

Time:  1-1:45 for AM students   2pm-2:45pm for PM students 

START OF SCHOOL

First Day of School-  Tuesday, August 27th. Regular Schedule for 4th and 5th and Early Release for 1st-3rd grade through Aug 30th.

Supply List for Classroom Donations.  While your classroom supply contribution is optional, it is highly appreciated. Your supply donations support our classrooms so that our limited funds continue to help our fine school programs thrive. If for any reason, this is a hardship, the supplies will be provided by the school and/ or our wonderful PTA.   2019-20 CLASSROOM DONATIONS

The First Week of School -  Short Day Schedule with an Early Release 8:30 am - 1:45 pm for 1st - 3rd  grade. Regular Schedule 8:30 am - 3:05 pm for 4th - 5th grades with an early release on Wednesday at 1:40 pm 

PTA Welcome Coffee and pastries- First Day of School- Tuesday, August 27th. Ocean View PTA will host their annual WELCOME COFFEE from at 8:05 am near the front of both school sites. 

Before School Breakfast Club- Is available at both the Annex and Ocean View School starting the first day of school and throughout the year (8 am -8:15 am).  This service for all students who begin school at 8:30 am. 

NO SCHOOL (Labor Day): Monday, September 2nd.

Early/Late Bird for all 1st through 3rd grades begins Tuesday, September 4th 

Early Bird 8:30 am - 1:55 pm,  and Late Birds 9:40 am - 3:05 pm.

Early Release Wednesdays:  3rd grade (8:30 am - 1:45 am) and  4th and 5th (8:30 am to 1:40 pm)

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT(S) 

Annex  -Thursday, September 5th  7pm - 8 pm

Ocean View - Thursday, September 13th   7pm - 8 pm

These are ADULT ONLY  evening there is no childcare provided please arrange your own childcare for this evening

OCEAN VIEW PTA ICE CREAM SOCIAL- September 21st, 2 pm to 4 pm at Ocean View School. Join other families for some ice cream and enjoy the time together.

ONGOING CRITICAL COMMUNICATION 

Parent email. It is critical that we have your current email and that you keep your emails updated so that you may receive all school communication throughout the school year.

 

Ocean View  Parent/Teacher  Handbook: Please review the Ocean View School Parent Handbook FOR important school information, student behavior rules and important contact information on our website:  Ocean View Website go to “Parents”, then “Parent Information” and click on “Parent /Teacher Handbook”.

 

Ocean View PTA e-Tree:   We recommend you sign up for the Ocean View PTA  e-Tree. It is a good way to hear about PTA meetings, events, and important communications from the district, school, and PTA.   You may view the group here and request to join: tinyurl.com/OceanViewEtree 

Please email admin@oceanview-pta.org if you have any problems!

 

The Principal’s Weekly newsletter is sent each Friday through email with important school and community information.  In addition, a copy of the newsletter will be posted on the Ocean View website and a hard copy will be posted in the offices at both the Annex and Ocean View.  

 

Before/After School Childcare 

Albany Children’s Center (AUSD)    Albany YMCA                       Albany Recreation  (Friendship Club)  510.559.6590 510.525.1130                         510.559.7220                                                                                                                              

ATTENTION: We are looking for Yard Supervisor(S):  Paid and Volunteer positions for lunchtime playground and lunchroom supervision are available: Ocean View School 11:30 -12:40, Annex 11:50 am - 1 pm. This is a great way to become familiar with our students and the school culture.  Help our school remain welcoming and safe for all students while at play. Email:  Principal Georgeson tgeorgeson@ausdk12.org

 

Please contact us at Ocean View if you have questions either by visiting our website http://ov.ausdk12.org/ or by stopping by the Ocean View office starting Wednesday, August 21th.  Hours are from 10:00 am to 3pm through August 26th. The office will be closed from 12:30-1pm for lunch.