Grays Harbor Youth Works in conjunction with the Ocosta Jr/Sr High School After School Program will be offering a virtual open house to find out more about opportunities through GHYW. Grays Harbor Youth Works provides students in Grays Harbor the opportunity to intern and job shadow people in careers that they would potentially want to further explore. Students could earn money and high school credit through this program. The virtual open house is on Monday, September 21 at 6:00 pm. For more information and the Zoom link, please call 360-589-0914. This is a great opportunity for our Wildcat students! For an application got to the After School program's link at ocosta.org.
The Ocosta School District has been awarded $20,000 from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation for the elementary music program. Music teacher, JR Lakey, started at Ocosta in the fall of 2019 and had very few materials to work with. Mr. Lakey is also the executive director of The Garage: Music and Arts Center in Aberdeen. The district is excited that they have someone with such a vast background in the community leading the music program. This grant will give Mr. Lakey the opportunity to buy the instruments and supplies to start a music program that can grow into a comprehensive music program district-wide. A bulk of the money will be to used to by Orff instruments, which include xylophones, glockenspiels, and percussion instruments. District Superintendent, Heather Sweet, stated that there are so many possibilities for our students to learn music using Orff instruments. The district greatly appreciates the support for the arts from GHCF.
Remember that TOMORROW (Tuesday, Sept 1st) is our Chromebook pick up day. Please go to the website for pick up times at ocosta.org. We are trying to streamline the amount of people in the building and getting you through as quick as possible,so please send one adult family member.
FAMILY ACCESS UPDATE Every year we have guardians log on to Skyward Family Access to update their students information for the upcoming school year. This year, you will need to complete the online update to pick up your students' Chromebook on September 1. Please log in using the Ocosta School District website, ocosta.org. clicking on menu, scrolling to the bottom and clicking on Family Access. You can then enter your login and password. Please call the school offices if you need your login and password.
Superintendent Sweet has just announced that Ocosta will have remote learning to begin the school year on September 3, 2020. Please go to the website and click on menu button, then fall re-opening and click on Ocosta Parent Update July 31, 2020 for more information. This letter can also be found on the district Facebook pages.
The fall re-opening plan is posted on the website. Go to ocosta.org, then click "menu". From here you will go to the Fall Re-Entry Planning Tab and the Plan is under "Ocosta Re-Opening Plan" A zoom meeting is planned for August 5 at 6:30pm.
It's a Parade!! Teachers will be out parading through our community tomorrow (Friday) for the last day of school!! See the route they will take below: WESTPORT 8:30-9:30 Leave school, head north on Montesano Right on Spokane Left on 2nd G Street Left on Elizabeth Left Montesano Right Washington Left Raineer Right Oregon Left Broadway Cross Ocean Left Grant Left Montesano Montesano to Dock St Left Westhaven Drive Left Nyhus Left Dock to Monetsano Right on Wilson turns into Forest Left on Veterans Right on Broadway Right on Newell Right on Surf Street Left on Ocean, go through round about back track to Forest Left on Forest Left on on Chehalis Right on Montesano OCOSTA 9:30-10:15 Montesano to Shell Station Left on SR 105 Right at Wildwood Trailer Park - take first left, to make loop on front road of park Right on to SR 105 At John’s River take right fork off road Left at stop sign Left at Johns River Road Right on SR105 Left at Rustermeyer Road Left into Rustemeyer Trailer park loop Right on Rustemeyer Road Left on SR 105 SR 105 to stop sign at Twin Harbors State Beach GRAYLAND 10:15-10:45 Left on SR 105 Right on Chester Left Marine Drive Right SR 105 Left Grange Right on Cranberry Rd Left on County Line/Smith Anderson Rd Right on Evergreen Left on SR 105 to North Cove Right on Warrenton Cannary Road Left on Douglas Right Pine Right Terri Left Warrenton Cannary Rd Right Seabreeze Left Whipple Right SR 105 to TOKELAND TOKELAND 10:45-11:30 Right Tokeland Road Right Mermaid Left Lagoon Left Dexter Left Breezy Right Mermaid Right Tokeland Drive Kindred Ave to end of Tokeland, Loop on to Emerson Left on 3rd Right on Kindred Kindred turns into Tokeland Road Left on SR 105 North to Westport Y END PARADE
Mekenna and Evalyn have signed to play softball at GHC next school year. Both have played for Ocosta for the past five years. Coach Barnum is very proud of them, as they are leaders both on and off the field.
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Congratulations to Emily Snider and Layne Martin. Both are Seniors at Ocosta and will graduate in June. This week they have committed to play Volleyball at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia next school year. Both Emily and Layne have played Volleball for Ocosta and club volleyball throughout Western Washington. Coach Barb Rasmus is very proud of their accomplishment.
Continued Learning for Ocosta Jr/Sr High. Please go to the Ocosta Website and got to Covid19 Information, then click on COVID 19 Updates. There is a letter "High School Online Learning" which all families need to read regarding learning opportunities for our students.
Chromebooks that have been reserved are going out with bus drivers today, Friday, with meal distribution. We only had a limited supply. As we are able to locate more devices for distribution, we will work to get them to the students.
The ASVAB test that was scheduled for Friday for juniors and seniors has been cancelled. Testing will take place at a later date and time for the class of 2021.
The Ocosta School District will begin meal distribution on Thursday, March 19. School vehicles will deliver grab and go meals to every child up to 18. The child must be at the stop to receive the meal. We will use our Wednesday, Late Start Times to deliver meals.
Please go to the Ocosta Web Page for Information on our school closure beginning March 17. ocosta.org There is also updated information on the Ocosta Elementary School and Ocosta Jr/Sr High Facebook pages.
Wednesday, March 11 is a late start. There is no morning preschool. Breakfast begins at 9:35 and class begins at 10:00. Buses run 1 hour and 45 minutes later than normal.
Junior High Track started today! Interested in joining? See Mr. King.
High School Winter Sports Banquet is at 6:30 in the high school commons tonight, March 9.
Thank you to the Fife High School Bands and Choirs for their spectacular performances today.
Spring Sports begin on March 2, 2020. Please go to https://www.familyid.com/organizations/ocosta-jr-sr-high-school to complete your paperwork!