Orcutt Academy School Advisory Council The Orcutt Academy School Advisory Council is an elected group of students, parents, and school staff that meets periodically during the school year to discuss and review school programs, develop a School Plan for Student Achievement and Safe Schools Plans, and give input toward the Orcutt Academy Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). We have a few openings for Orcutt Academy High School and Orcutt Academy K-8 parents to serve on the School Advisory Council. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Joe Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 938-8934.
OUSD families and staff- The Child Nutrition Department is celebrating National School Lunch Week, October 11-15. Attached are some fun and educational activity and coloring sheets for students. To view our lunch menu go to: https://www.myschoolmenus.com/instance/797/district/792 From the website you can check nutritional values and filter allergens. For nutritional values and possible allergens click on the entrée or item and the information will pop up to view. To filter the menu for allergens- click "filter allergens" and select the questionable allergen and then when you view the menu the program will cross out the food items that have that allergen. Hope this information is beneficial to all. The Child Nutrition Dept 805-938-8926
OUSD Families- Please see the attached flier regarding important information about local summer feed programs that are being offered to the surrounding communities for all children under the age of 18. Food programs are being offered by Santa Barbara County Food Bank, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District and other local agencies. Have a great summer! The Child Nutrition Department of OUSD
March 20, 2021 Orcutt Union School District families, We would like to make you aware of Healthy Families , a series of virtual parent education talks on topics pertinent to this time of COVID-19. These free talks are presented by the Channel Islands YMCA and will take place via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. on successive Wednesdays in April and early May. Topics are as follows: Wednesday, April 14: Behavior, COVID & Schools: Why Worrying if Your Child Will Adapt May be the Wrong Question Wednesday, April 21: Positive Parenting Through Self-Care Wednesday, April 28: Recognizing Mental Health Warning Signs and Taking Action Wednesday, May 5: Supporting Learning This School Year and Summer To register for these talks, and for information on the presenters, please go to this link . Thanks, Janet Bertoldi Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
The California Department of Education shares the following information about a Suicide Prevention Training for Parents: This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership between the California Department of Education, California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. April 7, 2021 at 5 to 6 p.m. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zOLFzulAQVKEfeCvdIPhMA Or join the live stream event here: https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/ A flier is also attached.
May Dining Fundraiser – $20.00 per ticket One of the greatest privileges of being located in Orcutt is the generosity to community organizations and charitable causes from our local restaurants. Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation (OCAF) would like to support these local restaurants that have supported OCAF over the years. Through the generosity of community and corporate sponsorships, OCAF will purchase dining gift cards from each one of the local restaurants listed on our calendar. Each day for the month of May, one lucky donor's name will be drawn to win a gift card to a local restaurant. Once drawn, the donor's name will be placed back for the following day’s drawing! (Wow – so many chances to win!) All proceeds benefit Visual and Performing Arts education programs for the students of the Orcutt Union School District. OCAF feels very strongly about supporting our community. Through the years, these local restaurants have supported the arts for the children of this community through OCAF. To purchase one or more tickets to support OCAF and to have an opportunity to win a gift card, please visit www.orcuttarts.com > MAY DINING FUNDRAISER > PURCHASE TICKETS. Here is our May calendar of the drawings. (This is also available attached.) Join the excitement while supporting the arts for OUSD students!
March 23 Orcutt Union School District families, United Way of Santa Barbara County has a program available to provide assistance with rent and utility bills for families in need. For more information, please see the attached flyer, which is in English and Spanish. Thank you! OUSD Educational Services
One of the greatest privileges of being located in Orcutt is the generosity to community organizations and charitable causes from our small businesses! On March 9th, OLD TOWN MARKET will help OCAF accomplish our fundraising goals. They will be giving 15% of sales to OCAF. Remember to support local and stop by and visit Ibrahim and his team. We all look forward to seeing you on March 9th at OLD TOWN MARKET!
Dear Orcutt School District Families: As many of you know, offering your child arts programming instruction aims to fulfill OCAF’s mission. In doing so this requires additional funding from parents, extended family and the community at large. OCAF is continuing to write grants for Visual and Performing Arts education, unfortunately due to the current pandemic crisis art grants are becoming increasingly difficult to fund. OCAF had to cancel several of our fundraisers including our 2020 Chalk Festival and our largest fundraiser our 2021 Gala. However, with your support and a substantial grant we were able to raise the funds needed to purchase the ARTS ATTACK CURRICULUM for grades K-6 for 5 years. A heartfelt thank you to our parents, guardians, community members, teachers and principals who so graciously invested in OCAF. Now, we must continue to work to remain viable and continue to provide funding for art supplies, and equipment needed for Visual and Performing Arts programs. Through these Visual and Performing Arts programs the students of OUSD are provided countless opportunities to express their creativity and imaginations. We are asking for your support, with an investment starting at $10.00 that will assist OCAF in raising $7,000 needed for supplies, equipment and providing resources to our student artists for the 2021-2022 school year. As we continue to work tirelessly to remain viable please support OCAF’s goal in continuing to give our students the opportunity to be creative and celebrate their great works of art. While we have to socially distance now, student artwork and community art brings us all together. Please be a part of our 2021-2022 school year goals and continue to support your child and their artistic journey. To donate please follow this link: https://www.orcuttarts.com/grants To experience the work your children and your investment has contributed to please follow this link: https://sites.google.com/orcutt-schools.net/ousd-art-enrichment/home Art Attack Curriculum –Funded-2021-$10,000 Current Visual & Performing Arts Needs Orff Instruments Jr. High & High School Band Instruments Performing Arts Lighting Band Uniforms Arts Attack Supplies VISUAL & PERFOMING ARTS EDUCATION FUNDED BY OCAF 2018-2020 Elementary School Orff Instruments $7,270 Arts Attack Supplies & Materials (Grades K-6) $17,000 Ballet Folkloric Olga Reed School $2,500 OAHS Band Uniforms $800 OAHS & OJHS Band Instruments $13,000 Summer Band Camp $1,500 Choir & Holiday Performances $500 Sound System & Wireless Microphones $10,000 Art related field trips/teachers grants $4,500 Community Murals-Garden Art Project $850 Empty Bowl Project (OAHS) $500 Dance Instruction for teachers $7500 We appreciate your investment! Wishing you all good health and a prosperous 2021! Sincerely, Your Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation
January 19 Orcutt Union School District families, If you are considering sending your student to the Orcutt Academy for the 2021-2022 school year and have not yet attended an Orcutt Academy Information Night, we are holding another information night TONIGHT (Tuesday, January 19) at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to attend the Zoom meeting. The night will include basic information about Orcutt Academy, Orcutt Academy High School, and the Academy’s K-8 programs, and will provide details on the lottery and admissions process. Special attention will be given to OAHS for those interested in enrolling their child in ninth grade in 2021-2022. For more information on enrollment at Orcutt Academy, including the enrollment application, please go to the OA Admissions web page here . Thank you. If you have questions on Orcutt Academy admissions, please contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at 805-938-8934. Joe Dana Director of Charter Programs Orcutt Union School District