801-395-5650 | 3300 N 975 W Pleasant View, UT 84414

October 3rd through October 7th

The theme for HOPE week will be "Weber Strong Together". There is a specific focus each day.

Listed below you will see the activities Orchard Springs and the PTO have arranged for our students to participate in.

Monday | Belonging 

Students will write encouraging notes and post them in the school.

*Please join us in facilitating a community blackout at 8:00 pm by turning out as many of your lights as possible and then turning porch lights back on after you see the light on Ben Lomond at 8:45 pm.

Tuesday | Empathy 

Students will have the opportunity to write thank you notes to members of our community during their lunch break.

Wednesday | Growth Mindset  

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an activity during their lunch break.

*Please join us for a Community Night at Weber High School. There will be food trucks starting at 4:30 p.m.  There will be games and activities in the east parking lot form 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Casey Pehrson, an educator, will speak in the Weber High School library starting at 7:00 p.m.  The topic will be the S.E.L.F.I.E. method, which focuses on ways to enrich and improve mental health.

*Information about Community Night 

Thursday | Grit  

Students will complete the "What is Your Why" activity.

*Please bring the family and join us at North Ogden Junior High School from 4:30-7:00 p.m. for a Try It "Knight". Students will have the opportunity to try a variety of different activities.

Friday | Integrity 

Our students' futures are bright! Students will participate in a STEM Day at Orchard Springs where they will attend an assembly and have the opportunity to attend various presentations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Please encourage your child to talk about their activities during Hope Week. We definitely believe that our students have bright futures and are so excited to have the opportunity to work with them.

Panorama Survey

The Panorama survey window for Fall, 2022 will run from October 10 to October 25, 2022.  This survey is given to students in grades 3-12 during school hours.  As a district, students will be administered both surveys (Student Climate & Student Well-Being)  this fall. There is an opt-out opportunity for those who wish to do so. The opt-out forms can be submitted through October 9, 2022 to the main office. Please read the informed consent document for more information on the Panorama survey.  Page two of the informed consent document is where you will find the opt-out document as well.  

Informed Consent

Parent-Teacher Conferences

We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your student's progress. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on October 10-12, 2022 this year,  Scheduling is available through your MyWeber account.

Conferences are being held in person this year; however, if you prefer a virtual conference, please email the teacher after scheduling a slot. Once teachers receive your email, they will send a link for the virtual conference as the date gets closer.

The conference will last 15 minutes or less with a 5-minute break scheduled between conferences to allow teachers time to sanitize the area and prepare for the next conference.

Both of these days will be an early-out schedule.

Please call the school if you have any questions.

 

Becky Dills
Principal
801-395-5650

 

 

Another summer break is over and school has started.  This means more than 30,000 students will walk, be bused, or be driven to school each day.  We remind motorists to be alert, make a full stop when bus lights are flashing, and slow down for school zones and where students are present.

Review the Orchard Springs Parking, Drop-Off, & Loading Procedure

Read Tips for Walking Safely to School

Orchard Springs is collaborating with Besst Realty and Catholic Community Services to collect food for those in need. We will be competing against other schools to earn points based on those items donated. The top five schools will win cash prizes from Besst Realty, from $1000 to $5000!

If our school is one of those five winners, that money will provide English Language Arts support materials for our teachers and students. Please help us win!

See the posters at school or the notes that went home for specific items desired and their point values. We will collect items beginning Oct 3 and ending Oct 26.

Let's work together to help our community and our students at the same time!

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Dear Weber School District Students and Parents,

 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and are beginning to look forward to the upcoming school year. There are so many great things on the horizon and we are confident this will be a fantastic school year. To help make sure our students and parents are maximizing their access to Weber School District's great teachers, we are emphasizing the critical role that a student's attendance plays in the success of that student.

 

Research by the University of Utah shows that a student's academic performance and behavioral and developmental progress are significantly impacted when a student is chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more days of school for any reason, which is 18 days in a year or 2 days per month. Chronic absenteeism in elementary school becomes one of the leading indicators that students will drop out of school prior to graduation. Students with just one year of chronic absenteeism have shown a 36.4% dropout rate and students who have two or more years of chronic absenteeism have a greater than 50% dropout rate. Weber School District is committed to working with our students and parents to help fight chronic absenteeism, but we need your help.

 

Our great teachers want nothing more than students in their classes every day, excited and ready to learn. We understand that absences will occur throughout the school year, but absenteeism reduces even the best teacher’s ability to provide meaningful quality learning opportunities. It is critical that students commit to being in class each day and that parents encourage and monitor their student's attendance. Working together we can ensure that all students are set up for long-term success and a bright academic future.

 

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year and continuing through the 2021-2022 school year, the Weber School Board and Superintendency paused all requirements pertaining to compulsory education as outlined in WSD Policy 4170. This was in response to Utah SB219, which suspended compulsory education laws and expired on June 1, 2022. Weber School District will fully implement the attendance policy 4170 for the 2022-2023 school year. With that said, we encourage students who contract or experience symptoms of COVID-19 (or other contagious illnesses) to stay home. We also ask that parents communicate with school officials when their students are kept home due to illness, or other “valid excuse,” so that we may work to support them, academically, during their short stint away from the educational setting.

 

You may review the full policy by clicking the following link: Weber School District Policy 4170

 

Consistent regular attendance is vital to the success and education of our students. Weber School District and our educators are committed to supporting students and their families. Please contact your school's administrator with any questions regarding attendance.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mary Jo Williams - Director of Elementary Education
Heather Neilson - Supervisor of Elementary Education
Becky Dills - Principal at Orchard Springs Elementary

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