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Weekly Update - Sept. 28th
Weekly Update - Sept. 28th
Jeremy Bousquet
Monday, September 28, 2020

Good Morning!

We have a few updates for you this morning.  Please skim to the relevant sections.

Screening at school

While things are going very well right now, we feel as though it is important for our students and our community to remain vigilant with regard to protecting everyone from COVID.  We appreciate all that you have done with regard to home screening before sending your student to school.  Please continue to do that.

We are going to begin screening here at school. Attached are instructions on how to access the self-screen via Northern Light Health Care on a cell phone.   Before entering the building, each student would answer those four questions on the website.  In most cases, the answers to those four questions will result in a green checkmark – which means a student is good to go.  They will simply show that green checkmark to a designated staff member in the main lobby of OTHS.  Staff members are going to check for that green checkmark and make certain that the date matches today’s date.   In those rare cases where a student’s answers to those questions might cause a red flag, they should show a staff member and that staff member will walk them to our school nurse’s office for further evaluation.

Here are the steps that we would like your student to take as soon as possible.

  1. Open the attachment – which explains what your student needs to do to get their mobile phone ready

  2. Please be sure that your student gets their mobile phone ready for this screening

  3. For students who do not have a mobile device or date, we will ask them the 4 questions.   

In the end, we are just looking to be vigilant about keeping everyone safe and keeping our students alert and aware at all times.

Grades

At the end of the week we will have hit the midpoint of the first quarter - which is the midpoint of the ‘semester’ in our revamped schedule.  Remember that students will be earning credits based on their grades.  A student must have a C- or higher in order to earn their half credit.  

Drop Dates

The last day to drop a class during the first quarter is October 23rd.  

PSATs

Just a reminder that students who wish to take the PSAT on October 14th must sign up.  The link to sign up is: https://tinyurl.com/OT-PSAT2020  If you have already signed up, you do not need to refill it out.  

Senior Parent Night

Senior Parent Night is this Wednesday from 6PM to 7PM.  The link to sign up is:https://tinyurl.com/OT-college-night 

Senior - SATs

Any senior who wants to take the SAT in November, the deadline to sign up is October 7th.  Many schools have waived the SAT for admissions for the upcoming year.  Students should sign up using their existing College Board Account at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat 

Green Thumb

This is public notification that the Green Thumb Fall Fertilizer and Weed Control application will be applied to the baseball field, the softball field and the soccer field on Sunday, October 4th.  The rain date for the application will be on Wednesday, October 7th.  If you have questions regarding this, please email Jeremy Bousquet at jeremy.bousquet@rsu34.org.

OTHS Yearbook - 2020-2021 - - Student Photo Selfies

As of right now we will not be having LifeTouch come to the school to take student photos. What that means for the yearbook is we need to do student photos differently.  

What we need students to do: All Students need to have a photo in the yearbook. This year that photo gets to be a selfie. Actually, it gets to be two selfies. One with a mask and one without. Please take a photo of both. It may seem silly, but the mask is really how you look in school this year and we want to capture this unique year. 

Here are the RULES: 

  1. Photo must be taken from the shoulders and up

  2. No filters (copyright infringements)

  3. No sticking out your tongue, duck face, or provocative expressions

  4. No political advertisement on your shirt, mask, or behind you. 

  5. No Props

If you have questions, please email our yearbook advisor, Christina Turner at christina.turner@rsu34.org

As always, thank you for your support.

If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to email me at scott.gordon@rsu34.org.

Have a Great Week!

Scott Gordon

Principal