Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy parents who would like to know more about the digital tools their children use, as well as the tools parents can use to keep informed about their child’s progress, are invited to attend an Instructional Technology Parent Night.

Being a parent of an Olentangy student in the digital age brings with it questions about Schoology, Google Drive, digital safety, and more. To help you understand the various digital programs used by students and parents, we will spend the evening sharing information and providing instruction on these various tools.

A separate Instructional Technology Parent Night will be held for elementary, middle and high school parents. Follow the links below to register.

Elementary Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy High School Theater, September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy parents who would like to know more about the digital tools their children use, as well as the tools parents can use to keep informed about their child’s progress, are invited to attend an Instructional Technology Parent Night.

Being a parent of an Olentangy student in the digital age brings with it questions about Schoology, Google Drive, digital safety, and more. To help you understand the various digital programs used by students and parents, we will spend the evening sharing information and providing instruction on these various tools.

A separate Instructional Technology Parent Night will be held for elementary, middle and high school parents. Follow the links below to register.

Elementary Instructional Technology Parent Night

Olentangy High School Theater, September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Notice of Opportunity to Object to Student Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

 

Student Leadership Teams

As a part of the Leader In Me program, the Oak Creek students will get to be on a Student Leadership Team.  This Leadership Team will include students from every grade and will meet once or twice a month during school to work on their team goals.  The students are being introduced to the different Leadership Teams this week.  Each student will get to fill out an application with their top preferences for the Leadership Team they would like to be on this year.  To see more information about the Leader in Me program and the various Leadership Teams, click here.

One Community Conference At Orange High School Sept. 6

The Olentangy Local School District will host a one-day conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at Orange High School.  We will discuss how to build a community of respect and empathy through cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding. The conference will provide tools and strategies to ensure equity and inclusion for all students and the community through engaging workshops and discussions. The conference is geared toward teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students in grades 9-12. Attendance is free and will include keynote speakers such as educator Michael Rosen, author of more than 100 books, professors from Otterbein, Ohio State and Sioux Falls universities, and presentations from parents and students. For more information, see our website here, then go to this link to register.  
Hurry!  Registration ends Monday, September 1 at 11:59 p.m.