• Back-to-School 2022

    Posted by Amy Huntley on 8/5/2021

    Ocean Beach School District Parents and Students:

    I am excited for the 2022 school year to begin on September 1st - I can’t wait for students to fill our buildings again!

    This school year we are providing several options for educating your children as we know that one-size does not fit all, and we want to provide options so every student feels like they belong in our school programs and buildings:

    • We will have in person learning available five days per week. For in person school, masks are required for all staff, students, and volunteers when indoors whether they are vaccinated or not. Masks are not required outdoors.
    • For families that prefer the option of off-campus learning, we are still offering our K-12 online program, which we have revamped quite a bit this summer; and our parent partnership program which supports parents in educating their children at home. If you are interested in these options, you can follow this link for the application https://forms.gle/7jqdyUXPZT5uGMBLA. Questions about these programs can be directed to Cheri Lloyd.
    • If you need a more flexible program or schedule for learning, students in grades 6-12 have the option of our alternative school which will meet in person four days a week for either full days or half days depending on your student’s individual schedule. If you are interested in this option, you can apply at this link https://forms.gle/7jqdyUXPZT5uGMBLA. Questions about the alternative program can be directed to Amy Huntley.

    Information regarding additional Covid protocols will be sent closer to the start of school; however, the rules have relaxed a bit in order for us to be able to provide the option of in person learning five days per week. The goal is to keep students engaged and attending their school program and for them to miss as little school as possible.

    Your schools will be sending specific information regarding opportunities prior to school starting for touring buildings, changing schedules at the older grades, etc. This communication will also provide key information for the school year. We will be trying something new this year, and teachers will be delivering some welcoming back-to-school materials to student’s homes near the end of August. The communication from your child’s school will have more details about this.

    I am proud to be serving as your superintendent, and I am looking forward to a wonderful year working with you to educate your children.

    Sincerely,

    Amy Huntley

    Superintendent

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  • Back to School

    Posted by Amy Huntley on 8/27/2019
    Back-to-School Worries

    At this time of year, as a parent, my biggest concerns are "What class will my child be in, and who will be their teacher?" and "what time will my child get picked up and dropped off?". My other biggest concerns are "What does my child need for school supplies?" and "What time does school start and end this year?". I don't have answers to all of these questions, but I can answer when you will know and how you will find out. 

    Final schedules are being created for students and bus routes are also being created. If you have a change, please contact your child's school next week or the week after, so that can be factored into the route plans.

    On August 27th, both Hilltop and Ilwaco High School will be holding registration and picture day events. Your child's schedule can be picked up then. On August 28th, teachers K-5 will begin calling the parents of the students in their classes to introduce themselves for the coming year.

    During that same time frame, bus drivers will know their routes and will be contacting parents of the students who will be on their buses. 

    As for start and end times for the regular school days, Ilwaco High School will be starting at 8:10 and ending at 3:20. Hilltop will be starting at 8:05 and ending at 3:10. Ocean Park will start at 8:15 and end at 2:55. Long Beach will start at 8:00 and end at 2:40. Friday times will be posted on the district and school webpages closer to when school begins.

    You should find class supply lists on the school websites and this information was shared with the lovely volunteers who do the Pack-to-School event which is on August 27th at 3:00 at the Peninsula Baptist Church.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  • Summer Vacation

    Posted by Amy Huntley on 7/26/2019

    Ms. Huntley "sunbathing" while being completely covered up!

    I live in our community for an excellent reason - I LOVE the weather. As a pale, red-headed person with extreme sun-sensitivity, I tend to adore the climate here in our community. The summer, though, gets a little warm for me at times, and I live for the days when the fog rolls in, and that crazy yellow orb in the sky is hidden from view.

    This summer in the district has been a busy time. Our summer program though PALS is in it's final year. Our 21st Century Schools grant expires at the end of summer. The students have been having a blast doing projects and going on field trips. My daughter, Juniper, has been attending, and I don't know how many times I have heard, "I love summer PALS!".

    Maintenance and Technology departments have been working on hard on their usual work coupled with the moves the reconfiguration has created. With a fabulous assist from a crew from Tongue Point Job Corps, the moves were completed in short order. Suzie Coussineau at the Transportation Department has been hard at work preparing preliminary bus routes which are projected to be no longer than 1 hour 15 minutes (the longest rides should be for the most remote places).

    I myself have moved offices, have worked on clearing out at least some of the stuff that I have collected over the past 25 years here, and have attended a number of trainings to prepare for the coming year. 

    I am looking forward to when the kids return to the fold, and the teachers and principals are here working. Summer is a great time to reflect, to make changes, and to prepare for the coming year.

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Last Modified on August 5, 2021