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Gina Clayton-Tarvin A Message from OVSD concerning In-Person Schooling 4/15/21:

GREAT NEWS FOR OVSD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

As discussed on Tuesday night at our Board of Trustees meeting, OVSD is bringing back middle school students, grades 6-8, for 5 days a week beginning on May 3, 2021. This is wonderful news, and we thank our OVSD teachers for working collaboratively with us to make this a reality. We are the only district in HB to make this occur. Also, Elementary students only, from May 3, 2021 through the end of the school year, a lunch period and one hour of additional instructional time will be added to all student schedules two days per week. Your school principal will provide information specific to your child’s school. Great work, Team OVSD! 

Schedules for OVSD Middle Schools, 5/3/21 
Marine View Daily Schedule
7:45 AM – 12:05 PM
Mesa View Daily Schedule 
8:15 AM – 12:35 PM
Spring View Daily Schedule 
8:15 AM – 12:35 PM
Vista View Daily Schedule 
7:45 AM – 12:09 PM

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, OVSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RESUME 5 DAYS PER WEEK IN-PERSON, BEGINNING 3/29/21 

The Ocean View community has remained resilient in the midst of constant changes due to the pandemic. COVID-19 statistics in California and Orange County continue to improve, and OVSD will begin to transition elementary students to attend school 5 days a week for the mandated instructional minutes.  This will be a phased transition by grade level:

March 29: TK, K, and 1st Grade
April 12: 2nd and 3rd Grades
April 19: 4th and 5th Grades
*All students TK to 5th Grades at Golden View and Westmont will return on March 29, 2021

Please note that beginning May 3rd, a lunch period and one hour of additional instructional time will be added to all student schedules two days per week. More information regarding this enhancement will be forthcoming. In order to make daily in-person instruction available to our elementary students, we are required to adhere to the social distancing requirements (currently 4 feet between students), which will require hiring new teachers and reconfiguring classrooms.  As a result, some students will be assigned to a different class and have a different teacher. We know that change may be difficult for some students, but our staff will work hard to make these transitions as smooth as possible.  Learning to tackle changes with an open attitude is an important life skill, and we urge you to work with your children on accepting and navigating change.  Each school principal will contact the families of students who will change classrooms/teachers, and they will also provide school specific information to all families about the transition. Research on schools reopening across our nation reveals there are relatively low risks and high benefits for educating students in classrooms, especially in elementary grades. Health experts emphasize the importance of layering core mitigation strategies to decrease the risk of in-school transmission of COVID-19.  As we prepare for this transition, we have updated our safety guidelines to adhere to the most recent guidance received from local, state, and federal agencies. The updated 2020-21 Instructional Delivery and Protection Plan will be posted on our website March 24th. As we have previously shared, our Middle Schools will remain in the existing Hybrid schedule and we will continue to explore ways to improve the existing Hybrid schedule.  Current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and federal health guidelines recommend hybrid instruction for middle school. We are encouraged by the positive direction the pandemic seems to be headed in and we are looking forward to welcoming our elementary, in-person students back to school five days a week. Kids Club fee schedule will be modified to reflect the new hours, and prices will be substantially lowered for our TK to 5th graders. Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this exciting transition.

News

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:00 PM

Recap from OVSD Board of Trustees Meeting, 4/13/21

Huntington Beach, CA-The Board of Trustees honored our OVSD Teachers of the Year, Noel Clancy of Vista View and Anne Braise of Circle View, as well as our 2 ACSA award recipients, Dr. Carol Hansen and Chileen Spaulding. We had a special student guest as well, 8th grader Dezi from Spring View who won the Surf City Optimist Club Essay Contest Award. All of our Pre-K to 3rd graders are back in school now 5 days per week, and 4-5th will be back on Monday, 4/19/21. Thanks to KCAL9 news and Michele Gile for highlighting our first in OC program. We thank our hard working teachers and staff for making this a reality in partnership with us. Next, we intend to bring back our middle schoolers. We look forward to making this happen very soon. Great work all around, Team OVSD, you are the best of the best!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:15 PM

Congratulations, Superintendent Dr. Carol Hansen!

Huntington Beach, CA-Our very own superintendent, Dr. Carol Hansen is the recipient of the ACSA Tracy Gaffey award and the OCCSBA Marilyn DeMarco award as well. She’s accomplished so much this year under very tough circumstances and we very proud of her achievements. Congratulations!


Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:33 PM

Moderna 💉 #2

Westminster, CA- COVID Vaccine, Moderna 💉 #2 in the arm, immunity is on its way. Thanks again to Governor Gavin Newsom for making it possible for teachers like me to receive the shots. We feel like we are a priority in CA.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:21 PM

LA Times-Ocean View School District plans full return to in-person instruction for elementary school students

Huntington Beach, CA-Thanks to LA Times Daily Pilot reporter Matt Szabo and photographer Kevin Chang for visiting Village View today to see what our 5 day per week in-person elementary program will look like districtwide starting on March 29, 2020. We are very proud of our students and staff in all of our OVSD schools. See link above for full article. 


Friday, March 19, 2021 11:12 AM

KCAL9 reports on OVSD 5-days per week starting 3/29

Huntington Beach, CA-Today reporter Michele Gile visited us in OVSD to highlight our new 5 day per week program beginning on March 29, 2021, as the hybrid will be discontinued. We are so excited to get our elementary kids back to school full time, from the previous 2 days they have been attending since September 2020. Thanks to our teachers and staff for making this happen. Special thanks to 3rd grade teacher Julie Gill for allowing us to visit her class. Yeah Hope View Hawks!


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