VOLUME 3 • ISSUE 5
For the Parents, Staff & Community of Oslo Middle School
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRIDE LEADER
ADMINISTRATION Beth Hofer 772-564-3950 Principal JoAnn Binford 772-564-3981 Administrative Assistant Christopher Cummings 772-564-4017 Assistant Principal Craig Kinsley 772-564-4023 Assistant Principal Carla McLendon 772-564-3956 Student Services Secretary GUIDANCE Beth Bond 772-564-4005 Guidance Counselor Jayla Burson 772-564-3997 Guidance Counselor Lisa Behymer Guidance Secretary 772-564-4004
Hope everyone is having a ROARIFFIC summer and working on the Summer Principal’s Challenge. Please see www.indianriverschools.org/oms for more information. We are working very hard to prepare the campus for an amazingly successful 2018-2019 schoolyear. We have brought on board some fabulous new instructors with new approaches, creative ideas, and a great sense of collaboration. Our Advanced Academy has some new faces and will incorporate more project-based learning. And, as always, our mission is to provide personalized learning for each and every Wildcat. Believing in BLUE is what we do! Building relationships, staying Learning-centered, Understanding each other’s needs, and excelling through rigor, technology, and kindness. Roariffically yours,
Principal, Oslo Middle School Beth.Hofer@indianriverschools.org
BOOKKEEPER Sylvia Williams 772-564-4006 RECEPTIONIST April Gerhke 772-564-3920
Promoting excellence through respect, determination, responsibility, and safety. Inspiring learners for life.
OSLO MIDDLE SCHOOL
480 20th Ave. SW Vero Beach, FL 32962
2 WILDCAT EXPECTATIONS THREE THINGS
DID YOU KNOW?
• OMS is a College Board Pre-AP school. • OMS has reduced referrals by over 150%.
1. BE On time (7:30AM)
• OMS has doubled NJHS membership.
2. BE where we are supposed to be
• OMS has built a leadership team that shares the same vision for student achievement and prides itself on making student-centered decisions.
3. BE doing what we are supposed to be doing
• BELIEVING IN BLUE is for staff, students, and families too.Be part of the change at Oslo Middle School. Please visit www.indianriverschools.org/oms for more information.
Wildcat Pride News Oct., Nov., Jan., Mar., May., Jul. School District of Indian River County 1990 25th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960 Issue #4
Join PTO! The purpose of OMS PTO is to enhance and support the educational experience at Oslo Middle School, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to improve the culture at OMS through volunteer and financial support. Call our OMS PTO hotline at 772564-4040 for information about becoming an officer or committee leader. First meeting will be August 2nd at 5:30pm in the Wildcat Café!
DOES YOUR CHILD NEED IMMUNIZATIONS FOR SCHOOL?
Does my child need immunizations to start this school year? • Certain vaccines are required to start kindergarten • A T-dap vaccine is required to start 7th grade (if routine vaccinations are up-to-date) Free school vaccinations for children ages 2 months to 18 years who are eligible through the Centers for Disease Control’s Vaccines for Children’s program. Immunizations will be offered at the Health Department located at 1900 27th Street Vero Beach 32960 on a walk-in basis during the below dates and times.
Back To School Immunization Clinics August 8th, 9th and 10th 8AM to 4:30PM For more information call us at 772-794-7415.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
2018-2019 BELL SCHEDULE 6th Grade Time 8:00-8:47 8:50-9:15 9:18-10:05 10:08-10:55 10:55-11:25 11:28-12:15 12:18-1:05 1:08-1:55 1:58-2:45
7th Grade 8th Grade M-F Time M-F Time 1 8:00-8:47 1 8:00-8:47 2 8:50-9:15 2 8:50-9:15 3 9:18-10:05 3 9:18-10:05 4 10:08-10:55 4 10:08-10:55 L 10:58-11:45 5 10:58-11:45 5 11:45-12:15 L 11:48-12:35 6 12:18-1:05 6 12:35-1:05 7 1:08-1:55 7 1:08-1:55 8 1:58-2:45 8 1:58-2:45 EARLY RELEASE August 22nd September 19h October 17th November 14th December 18th January 16th February 27th March 13th April 19th May 22nd -24th 7th Grade 8th Grade Time M-F Time M-F Time 8:00-8:29 1 8:00-8:29 1 8:00-8:29 8:33-8:51 2 8:33-8:51 2 8:33-8:51 8:54-9:23 3 8:54-9:23 3 8:54-9:23 9:27-9:56 4 9:27-9:56 4 9:27-9:56 10:00-10:29 5 10:00-10:29 5 10:00-10:29 10:33-11:02 6 10:33-11:02 6 10:33-11:02 11:06-11:36 L 11:06-11:36 7 11:06-11:36 11:40-12:10 7 11:40-12:10 L 11:40-12:10 12:15-12:45 8 12:15-12:45 8 12:15-12:45
M-F 1 2 3 4 5 6 L 7 8
M-F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 L
SCHEDULE PICK UP
END OF QTR DATES:
Aug 8th 8:30-11:30am And 4:30-6:30pm
QTR 1 Oct 5th QTR 2 QTR 3 Mar 14th QTR 4 May 31st Available for pick up
OPEN HOUSE Aug 30th 6-8pm
“NO SCHOOL” DAYS BELOW: Sept 3............... Labor Day Sept 10............. Holiday Nov 19-23.......... Turkey Day Dec 24-Jan 7....... Winter Break Jan 21............... MLK Day Feb 18.............. Presidents Day Mar 18-22........... Spring Break
HEALTH ROOM MESSAGE
Florida Department of Health in Indian River County 1900 27th Street, Vero Beach ************************************* Children’s Immunizations *By Appointment Only*
• All immunizations must be on a Florida 680 form, nothing else will be accepted.
Wednesdays 8am to 4pm
• Attention 6th grade parents, DO NOT wait until the last minute to get your child in for their 7th grade required TDAP shot. If your child has already received the TDAP immunization, please make sure to turn in your child’s update 680 form to the Health Room
Tuesday & Thursday 1pm to 4pm
• Any questions or concerns regarding TDAP immunization, or health concerns please call Ms. Potter, LPN at 564-4025
Call 794-7415 or 794-7425 to schedule appointment
4 WELCOME OUR NEW WILDCATS
April Gehrke........... Receptionist Cole Cairl............... Science Teacher Amy Kurth.............. Language Arts Neal Money............. Language Arts Ariana Myers........... Art Teacher Carmine Remy......... Reading Kayla Pearson.......... ESE Teacher Desmond Williams .... Custodial James Rocco........... ESE Teacher
TUTORING AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Oslo Middle school is working with local programs to increase student opportunities in tutoring support. Please make note of the following tutoring opportunity available to students. Feed the Lambs Tutoring Program Schedule: (Free of charge) Enrollment contact: John May 772-501-2617 • Location: Oslo Middle School Media Center • Time: 3-5pm • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Transportation available at 4:30pm)
SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL 2018 SEASON
Try outs begin the week of August 20th, first day on August 20th. Season Schedule: 4:30pm.... Sept 4 Away....... OMS @ SGMS 4:45pm.... Sept 6 Away....... OMS @ Yearling Sept 11 Away..... OMS @ TBD 4:30pm.... Sept 13 Home.... OMS vs Palm Bay Academy 4:30pm.... Sept 18 Away..... OMS @ SRMS 4:30pm.... Sept 20 Home.... OMS vs SGMS 4:30pm .... 25 Home.......... OMS vs Renaissance 4:30pm.... Oct 2 Home....... OMS vs Yearling 4:30pm.... Oct 4 Away........ OMS @ GMS 4:30pm.... Oct 9 Home....... OMS vs Osceola 4:30pm.... Oct 11 Home..... OMS vs Palm Bay Academy 4:30pm.... Oct 16 Home..... OMS vs GMS 4:30pm.... Oct 16 Home..... OMS vs SRMS 4:30pm.... Oct 20 Away...... Tournament @ IG
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JUST A FEW GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER
ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS MUST PRODUCE A VALID STATE/GOVERNMENT ID TO THE FRONT DESK PERSONNEL TO MAKE CONTACT WITH A STUDENT. ALL PERSONS MUST BE REGISTERED ON FILE AND VERIFIED WITH AN ID BEFORE ANY CONTACT IS MADE WITH ANY STUDENT.
or see-through material are not appropriate for our school campus. Underwear should not be visible. Any apparel or dress that advertises or promotes products or activities prohibited by law or the Board of Education is not allowed. This includes profanity, illustrations, suggestive or unkind language.
Phones, Cellphones And Wireless Communication Devices (WCDs):
Parents and visitors who do not adhere to these guidelines, will be asked to remain in the front office and will not be allowed on campus during normal school hours.
The school has a student phone located in the Administration lobby at the Reception desk. Students with a class pass to use the phone are permitted to use it for an emergency or school-related matters. Students are also permitted to use this phone during their lunch period. Wireless communication devices are not to be used on campus at any time and should be turned off. Parents will be called to pick up student phones if student violates this policy.
Visitors & Dress Guidelines:
All visitors must report to the Administration lobby/ Reception area to sign in and receive clearance to make contact with a student or staff member. All visitors are required to present a government approved photo ID. Students may not be excused from class prior to the identification verification. Approved visitors are welcome to join their student for lunch. Outside lunch may only be brought to campus for your child. Oslo Middle School is dedicated to maintaining a safe and positive environment where learning and character development are emphasized. We work hard to encourage neatness, cleanliness and self-respect. In order to uphold this safe and positive learning environment and minimize distractions from learning, we ask that all visitors follow an appropriate dress appearance when entering campus. Visitor’s clothing should not be a distraction to the learning environment. In order to maintain our positive learning environment, the following guidelines are in place. Spaghetti straps, tank tops, bare midriffs, fishnet
• All absences are to be reported and explained within 48 hours (2days) of immediate absence. • Failure to report and explain absence within 48 hours (2days) shall result in an unexcused absence. Please see the student code of conduct, page 13 for a complete detail regarding factors that are deemed reasonable excuses for students’ school absences.
School attendance is one of the strongest predictors of student success. Good attendance provides students with opportunities to learn in the classroom and develop into strong students and citizens. Absenteeism has a negative impact on students’ educational progress and sense of responsibility.
Parents Reporting Absences:
Please call the attendance line referring to its alphabet order: Attendance line: 564-3995 Only registered parents and guardians may report the absence of a student.
7 2018-2019 INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR Date 8/06/2018 8/07/2018 8/08/2018 8/09/2018 8/10/2018 8/13/2018 8/22/2018 9/03/2018 9/10/2018 9/19/2018 9/24-28/2018 10/08-12/2018 10/15/2018 10/17/2018 11/14/2018 11/19-23/2018 11/19-20/2018 11/21/2018 11/22-23/2018 11/26/2018 12/18/2018 12/19-21/2018 12/21/2018 12/24/2018 1/07/2019 1/08/2019 1/16/2019 1/21/2019 1/28-2/1/2019 2/11-15/2019 2/18/2019 2/27/2019 3/13/2019 3/14/2019 3/18-22/2019 3/18/2019 3/21-22/2019 3/25/2019 4/19/2019 5/17/2019 5/18/2019 5/18/2019 5/22-24/2019 5/24/2019 5/28-29/2019 5/29/2019
Event Description Teachers Report; Workday Professional Development (PD) for Teachers (School) Elementary Teachers PD (District)/Teacher Workday; Student Orientation; Secondary Secondary Teachers PD (District)/Teacher Workday; Student Orientation; Elementary Teacher Workday First Day of School for Students PD for Teachers School; Early Release for Students Labor Day; No School Holiday; No School PD for Teachers (School); Early Release for Students Conference Week, Secondary Conference Week, Elementary End of 1st Quarter PD for Teachers (District); Early Release for Students Professional Learning Day for Teachers; Early Release for Students Thanksgiving Week; No School Emergency Days if Needed Teachers Off Due to Conferences; No School Paid Holiday for Teachers; No School Students and Teachers Return from Thanksgiving Break PD for Teachers (School); Early Release for Students Semester/Final Exams; Early Release for Students End 1st Semester Begin Winter Break; No School 12/24/2018-1/07/2019 Teachers Return from Winter Break; PD (School)/Workday Students Return from Winter Break PD for Teachers (District); Early Release for Students Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Day; No School; Paid Holiday for Teachers Conference Week, Elementary Conference Week, Secondary Presidentsâ€™ Day; No School; Paid Holiday for Teachers Professional Learning Day for Teachers; Early Release for Students PD for Teachers (School); Early Release for Students End of 3rd Quarter Spring Break Week; No School Teachers off Due to Conferences; No School Paid Holiday for Teachers; No School Students and Teachers Return from Spring Break PD for Teachers (District); Early Release for Students Graduation for Sebastian River High School Graduation for Vero Beach High School Graduation for Indian River Charter High School Semester/Final Exams; Early Release for Students Last Day for Students Teacher Workdays Last Day for Teachers
May 17th Sebastian River H.S. May 18th Vero Beach H.S. May 18th Indian River Charter H.S.
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School District of Indian River County Oslo Middle School 480 20th Avenue S.W. Vero Beach, FL 32962
INTERESTED IN A SPORT?
(Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Golf, Cheerleading, Baseball, Lacrosse, or football) No experience is necessary to join a team. The only requirements a student needs is the desire to work hard, be a team player and have that Wildcat Spirit. Please contact Germaine Johnson, Athletic Director at 772-5644010 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletic Teams and Coaches: Athletics director:.... Germaine Johnson 772-564-4010 E-mail: email@example.com Boys Basketball........ Coach Malik Bailey Boys Lacrosse.......... Coach Position open Girls Basketball........ Coach Delbra Williams Girls Lacrosse.......... Coach Position open Cheerleading.......... Coach Jayla Burson Volleyball............... Coach Henley (Lacey) Soccer Co-ed 6-8...... Coach Position open Softball................. Coach Cuddeback Baseball................ Coach Fallis
OSLO SPORTS AND CLUBS
CLUBS AND THEIR SPONSORS
Academic Games.........................Cathy Damutz Art Club...................................Shannon Wiley Golf Team (Tue 3:30â€“5pm)..............John Torrent (Fairwinds golf course) National Junior Honor Society.........Lacey Henley Students working against Tobacco....Marie Blanchard Yearbook..................................Rosie Haas firstname.lastname@example.org) Student Advisory Council...............Joann Binford Student Council..........................Jayla Burson Flag Football..............................Germaine Johnson Dodgeball.................................Cindy Brister Kite Club..................................Germaine Johnson John Torrent Girls Who Code...........................Bryan Henley