LS Announcements

Important Information for 2017-18 School Year

Activity Fee

We will continue with our activity fee for the 2017-2018 school year. Your RenWeb statement will be billed for ½ the total fee in September and ½ in October.

ACYS Sports for 2017-18: Link

We are excited to announce that we will have new uniforms next year specific to each sport built into the cost of each sport! Fall soccer will begin 8/26. We plan to start practices at the beginning of the school year. If you are interested in coaching this year please contact Posey Stitcher at pstitcher@ocsrams.org Please see link for ACYS calendar and uniforms for next year.

After School Clubs: Link

After School Programs will begin the first week of school. This is different than previous years where we waited several weeks. In order to have your child signed up for clubs in advance and to secure a spot visit this link.

Athletic Paperwork: Link

Students must have a current physical form on file to try-out or participate in OCS athletics. Once the paperwork is completed, it must be returned to the athletic office so that your child is cleared to participate. Please note: These are the only forms accepted by the FHSAA. Any student playing a Fall sport must have their physical packet turned in to the athletic office by July 14. If physicals are turned in after this date, a $50 fine will be assessed. (This does not apply to ACYS sports in our younger grades.)

Mandatory Concussion Baseline Testing | June 26-July 31 every Monday at 10:00am, 10:45am and 11:30am & everyWednesday at 2:00pm, 2:45pm and 3:30pm in the High School Computer Lab.

*Sign Up Genius will be emailed out soon from the Athletic Department*

Orangewood requires concussion baseline testing prior to participation including: all Middle School Football players and any Middle School athlete playing at the high school level, all incoming Freshmen, all incoming Juniors, Freshmen, JV or Varsity new to the school or plans on trying out for a sports team/program. Sports included: football, volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball.

*Note - any middle school student is welcome to take the baseline test, but only middle school football and those playing at the high school level are required to baseline test.

Bell Schedule:  School start time: 7:55am; Dismissal: 2:55pm

 

Calendar 2017-2018: Link
 
Lower School Upcoming Events:
August 7: New parent orientation (new families visit campus 9:00-10:30 AM, except Kindergarten)
August 7: Jump Start Kindergarten (Boys: 9:00-11:00 AM, Girls: 1:00-3:00 PM)
August 7: 5th and 6th Grade Parents only meeting at the Lower School Campus 4:45 – 5:45 PM
August 8: Prayer kick off both campuses 8:00 AM
August 8: LS returning families visit campus (9:00-11:00 AM)
August 8: LS uniform exchange (9:00-11:00 AM)
August 9: First Day of School
August 9: K4/TK/K Coffee & Kleenex 8:00 AM (LS media center)
August 11: 6th grade all day retreat
August 17: Lower School Open House (parents only)
August 20: All Family OCS Worship and Prayer Night – Main Campus 5:00 PM
August 23: Lower School Picture Day
 
Dress code: Link
Extended Care Form for 2017-2018: Link
Fast ForWord: Link

This program is a reading intervention program designed to help students in grades K-12 who are struggling or falling behind. Fast ForWord® is designed to strengthen the student’s memory and attention, as well as increasing his or her processing rate. Please see the separate attachment for more details.

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018: Link
Medication Release Form: Link 

Many times we are asked for Tylenol, aspirin etc. We cannot give this to students unless we have a signed authorization form from your child’s physician. Please send the form and the bottle of medication to the school in order for us to administer to your child during the school day.

New Family Mentoring Program (Lower School):

Returning families: would you be willing to give just a little time this summer and as the next school year kicks off to help make a new Lower School OCS family feel welcome? If you can help with our new family mentoring program and would be willing to reach out to a new family, please contact Dana Herman at 850-556-8621 or danamherman@yahoo.com for more information. This program is a wonderful blessing to both new and existing families to grow more connected to the OCS community and make new friends.

New families: are you interested in having an established Orangewood family connect with yours before the start of school to help acquaint you with the school and help establish friendships? We have families that have volunteered to help make our new families feel welcome; please contact Dana Herman at 850-556-8621 or danamherman@yahoo.com for more information.

RenWeb Login Instructions: Link

New families – Please follow these instructions to set up your RenWeb ParentsWeb account. This will give you access to important school and student information.  

RenWeb Family Information

Please update your RenWeb family information. It is vital that we have current information on file in case of an emergency. Log into your account at RenWeb.com / go to Family Information / locate the Web Form – Family Demographic Form / select each category and update.

Elective Forms
5th Grade Elective Form: Link 

Elective forms were previously completed by our returning OCS students. New students please complete the form linked above and return to the lower school office.

6th Grade Elective Form: Link 

Elective forms were previously completed by our returning OCS students. New students please complete the form linked above and return to the lower school office.

Summer Math: New Summer Requirements!
Rising First Grade- Link
Rising Second Grade- Link
Rising Third Grade- Link
Rising Fourth Grade- Link
Rising Fifth Grade- Link
Rising Sixth Grade – Blue Group Link
  • All math packets are connected to our current math curriculum and replace the summer skills books ordered in previous years
  • Math packets will be due to your homeroom or math teacher on Friday of the first full week of school and will be counted as a quiz grade during the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year
  • Answer keys are being provided for parental assistance only and are not for student use
  • Should you need additional practice, please email the lower school office
Answer Key Links:
 
Summer Reading: Link

All grade level summer reading requirements are found on the link; please scroll through to find your student’s grade level requirements.

Supply List: Link

All grade level supply lists are found on the link; please scroll through to find your student’s grade level requirements.

If you would like to pre-order prepackaged supplies, please see the attached link to order your student supply pack for the 2017-18 school year! This optional service allows parents to purchase supplies that will be waiting for their students in their homeroom on the first day of school. For questions, please contact pstitcher@ocsrams.org. The deadline for ordering is June 24.

Technology Recommendations for 6th grade: Link
 
Typing Club: Link

This program is for students rising to 2nd through 6th grade. We will be using Typing Club and students can earn points based on their WPM and accuracy in each lesson. Login instructions and details about the program may be found at the link attached.

Volunteers: Link 

In order to volunteer at Orangewood, you must be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. Please follow the link for the directions to make an online appointment and to print and complete the waiver. Please return the signed waiver to either Orangewood campus. See link for instructions.

Office hours: Monday - Thursday - 9:00am to 3:00pm 
Offices closed: July 1-July 9 and Fridays

Have a great summer!