Ordway Elementary Newsletter 
September 14, 2020

Principal | Lunch Program

A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL 
Dear Parents,

It is time for Ordway Parent Night!  Two key dates connected to this are September 16th & 17th. We are excited to have parents receive and watch a pre-recorded presentation Wednesday created for you by your child’s teacher (to watch at your leisure). Next we will have a Question & Answer Session the following night where you will have time with other parents and your child’s teacher via zoom to talk about the presentation and ask clarifying questions.

Here are the details:

Wednesday 9/16
Grade Specific Pre-recorded Presentations will be sent to you via email  from your child’s teacher to watch at a time that works best for you 
 
Thursday 9/17  
Parent and Teacher LIVE, Interactive  Zoom Q&A: Please join your child’s teacher via zoom for a LIVE Q&A Session, Thursday evening at the following time(s):
  
Time 
Teacher LIVE Q&A Via Zoom 
 5:30
 Kindergarten
 6:00
 First Grade
 6:25
 Second Grade and 2/3 Online
 6:45
 Third Grade
 7:10
 Fourth Grade

Please call our helpline if you have any difficulty accessing a presentation or zoom meeting at 206-780-1470. Thank you for your partnership as we kick off this unusual year. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night via zoom!

Kind Regards,
Melinda Reynvaan

LUNCH SERVICE 20/21  

GRAB & GO MEALS — WITH A TWIST!

The USDA extended waivers which allow Bainbridge Island School District to provide free school meals (breakfast and lunch) for all youth ages 18 and younger through December 18, 2020. The program is similar to what BISD provided last spring,
but there are a few changes to be aware of:

Meal pick-up is weekly on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at Sakai Intermediate School, 9343 Sportsman Club Road NE.

Meals must be ordered the Monday before Friday’s pick-up day. Meal Kits are offered in bundles for the following week. We are unable to accommodate individual daily orders.The order form is available on our website. Food Service Website.

Students do not need to be present to pick up their meals but the designated individual picking up the meals must provide BISD with the student’s name and school.

Milk will be optional at pickup and soy milk will also be available.  

Meal storage and heating instructions are included with each meal kit.  

The first GRAB & GO MEALS — WITH A TWIST distribution date is Friday, Sept. 11.
Funds for this program and waivers to our regular school meal procedures are provided through the USDA due to the COVID Pandemic and this program is presently scheduled to end in December.
TECHNOLOGY NEWS 
Call the Ordway Parent Hotline for technical assistance.
Call 206-780-1566
If you are sent to voicemail, please know that we are answering questions as quickly as possible and will get back to you shortly, thank you for your patience.

STUDENT DIRECTORY 

Student Directory Information

Fostering community in our schools is important to the social and emotional development of our students. Giving parents and guardians the ability to contact each other is one way BISD helps to build connections between families!
Ordway student directory is available on Skyward

Tutorial on Skyward Student Directory
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

HIGHLY CAPABLE NOMINATION INFORMATION


The student nomination period for the Highly Capable Program is open now through September 21, 2020 for all students in grades 1-12.
Students currently qualified as highly capable with BISD do not need to be nominated or assessed again. 
BISD's Highly Capable Program serves students who perform at advanced academic levels. Students who are identified as highly capable become part of our district-wide program which provides learning opportunities throughout the student's academic career.
The nomination window for highly capable services for students in grades 1-12 is open now through September 21, 2020. Nominations for kindergarten students will be in January. 

Students who are nominated and have parent/guardian permission will have a cognitive assessment administered by a trained BISD staff member. A BISD team will review the student’s cumulative file, recent testing results and other standardized academic assessments. Parents/guardians will be notified of the results of the testing and team decision regarding placement and services. 

Those nominating students must complete 1) a referral form and 2) a rating scale. Both forms are available from the BISD district main office located at 8489 Madison Avenue or on the Highly Capable webpage https://www.bisd303.org/Page/10084. The referral form and parent rating scale need to be completed and turned in to the student’s school office by the end of the school day on September 21, 2020.
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A REMINDER FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSES


State laws and rules require compliance with immunization requirements for ALL students on or before the first day of attendance at school. The purpose of the state immunization requirement is to protect the health of the public and individuals against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Our schools will continue to work with families to ensure compliance with immunization requirements in state law no matter the student’s learning location. This means if a child participates in a school program, regardless of their location including online or remote learning, they must meet school immunization requirements per RCW 28A.210.080.  Please feel free to contact Carol Beard Ordway School Nurse at cbeard@bisd303.org.
CALENDAR 
SEPTEMBER
16 - PARENT NIGHT PRE-RECORDED GRADE LEVEL PRESENTATIONS
17 - PARENT NIGHT CLASS ZOOM Q&A SESSIONS
24 - SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 
2- PTO MEETING (9AM)

ATTENDANCE LINE: 206-780-1075
MAIN OFFICE:  206-842-7637