Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back!
Posted on 09/02/2020
Welcome Back Odessa PS!

Wednesday September 2nd Message

Hello Tiger Families,

We are ready to go to start school tomorrow and are excited to see our students for the first time tomorrow and Friday.  To start, I would like to remind you to look to our website ( to assist your child in understanding where they are to go when they arrive at school tomorrow or Friday.  I can assure you there will be adults to assist and direct them but, as most are familiar with the yards, they will readily find their place.

I would like to add a bit more information for your awareness:

  1. Please let your child know that, to start, we would like them to wear their mask from the bus to their meeting point in the morning.As well, remind them that the time before the school day will not be like a recess play time, as we will need them to begin to organize to enter the school from their meeting point.At the end of the school day, students will again wear their mask from the school to the bus.
  2. As there will be no play time at the beginning or end of day, if you are dropping off and/or picking your child up from school that you are here as close to the stat time (8:05) and end time (2:25) as possible.
  3. If your child is returning to school and borrowed a school device and charger in the Spring, we would ask that you send it with them tomorrow and place it on their desk when they arrive in class.The devices will be collected from there.If you borrowed a school device but have opted for Remote Learning to start the school year, please hold onto the device until it is needed again for that purpose.If you did not borrow a device from the school and now feel you need one as you have opted for Remote Learning, please contact the school and we will arrange for you to receive a device.
  4. For the past two years, our Grade 7 & 8 students have, with parent consent, been permitted to leave the school at lunch to go to the Pop-In or down to the Park.While we may re-visit this later in the year, students will not be able to leave school property at lunch unless they are going directly to their own home.As such, please ensure that your child has a lunch with them each day.

We are so excited to see our students again!

Take care,

Darren Seymour

OPS Parent Letter - Sent August 25, 2020.pdf