West Orient Middle School's Gymnasium Thursday, September 14, 2017
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
You are invited to our annual Open House Night on Thursday, September 14th from 5:15 - 6:15 PM. This event will provide an opportunity for you to receive some important information from several key people at West Orient Middle School and an opportunity for you to meet your child's teachers. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the new school year by introducing yourself and getting to know us a little better.
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Dear West Orient Students, Parents, and Guardians:
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! It’s hard to believe that it’s August already and the start of the school year is just around the corner. Please take a moment to read the documents attached to this letter as they contain important information for the start-up of the 2017-18 school year. You will find school supply lists, immunization requirements, Lifetouch photo packets, bus routes, fee information, school office hours and contacts, yearly calendars, fundraiser details, and more!
Our school theme this year is “Use the FORCE: Friendships, Opportunities, Respect, Cooperation, Excellence.” At West Orient, our common goal is to prepare every student for success, NO EXCUSES! We want each and every student to improve, grow, and achieve, but we know we can not accomplish this goal alone. We believe it takes the “FORCE” from all stakeholders—parents, students, staff, and the community— to accomplish our goals with the greatest success.
Student registration will be on Tuesday, August 22, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note that school pictures will be taken during registration. We strongly encourage you to register your child at this time to ensure a smooth enrollment.
Communication is the key to student success! Our weekly newsletter, Tuesday News, contains the most current information including school announcements, upcoming events, important dates, and school celebrations. Tuesday News is emailed to parents on Tuesday afternoons and we upload a copy under the Tuesday News link on our school website. ParentVUE is another valuable communication tool that provides parents and guardians access to information regarding their child’s academic progress, current grades, attendance activity, and class schedules via the internet. You can sign up for ParentVUE during registration on August 22. Both Tuesday News and ParentVUE can be found on our school website at, westorient.gresham.k12.or.us.
I am honored and proud to serve my sixth year as principal of the West Orient Middle School. If I can ever be of assistance, please call me at 503-663-3323 or email email@example.com. Enjoy the remainder of your summer break and I look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Principal, West Orient Middle School
“Use the FORCE”
Friendships, Opportunities, Respect, Cooperation, Excellence
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Catanese.
- WASH HANDS for 20 seconds, especially before preparing foods & after toileting
- CLEAN SURFACES - Use bleach-based cleaner or other disinfectant
- WASH LAUNDRY - Remove & wash soiled linens and clothes immediately
- USE GLOVES to pick up soiled materials or when wiping down counters
- STAY HOME WHEN SICK and stay home 2 days more after symptoms of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain stop.
- Avoid contact directly with others, as the Norovirus can be spread long after symptoms are gone, up to two weeks.
- Norovirus Prevention Information
|Immunization Exemption Information|
|Twice a year, for each required vaccine, the State of Oregon requires schools to notify parents of immunization
exemption rates. The rates will be posted on the school’s website and in the school office as well as sent home
to parents. Attached are the exemption rates as of February 2016.
Notifications will occur in March and September.
|Información Actualizada sobre la Exención de Inmunizaciones|
|Dos veces al año, para cada vacuna requerida, el estado de Oregon requiere que las escuelas notifiquen a los
padres las tasas de exención de inmunizaciónes. Las tarifas serán publicadas en el sitio web de la escuela
y en la oficina de la escuela, así como enviadas a casa a los padres. Se adjuntan las tasas de exención a
partir de Febrero del 2016. Las notificaciones se producirán en Marzo y Septiembre.
|Информация об Освобождении от Вакцинации|
|Два раза в год, Штат Орегон должен информировать родителей, какой процент не вакцинированных
детей за каждую трeбуемую вакцину. Эта информация теперь будут размещена на веб-сайте наших
школ, в школьном офисе, а также будет отправлено письмо родителям. Прикрепленная информация
указывает какой процент не вакцинированных детей составлял в феврале 2016 года. Уведомление
будет доступным в марте и в сентябре.
2017 Immunization Results - Click Here