Oakridge Connect 08/30/2021

Oakridge Connect 08/30/2021

Oakridge Connect



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  • Teachers, Please submit you seating chart to Erika.  This is required to ensure the health and safety of students in case of a positive testing and the need to identify close contact students.   Your seating chart should be sent to Erika every time you update or modify your chart.   Let Erika know if you have any questions about this.
  • T & P scale
    • Dear APS Leaders, APS educators will use the current APS evaluation practices for the 2021-2022 school year, with no changes in standards or processes. In the Spring of 2021, the VA General Assembly approved legislation that will require that educators document their ability to demonstrate culturally responsive and equitable practices as a part of the evaluation process. VDOE is currently working to develop new training that will be available in 2022.
      • T-Scale evaluation questions – please contact Nancy Routson in the Professional Learning Office, x2112.
      • P-Scale evaluation questions  – please contact Sue Sarber in the Professional Learning Office, x2111.

      Also, a quick reminder of the Evaluation Resources for Administrators in canvas- self-enroll code: 

  • Here is the link for Canvas course with The First 20 Days of SEL activities for morning meetings. resource is a calendar of daily morning meeting SEL activities for the month of September for teachers to use with students as needed.




Compliment Corner & “O” Wow!




Bryant, Kelly 8/3

Murphy, Laura 8/11

Wolla, Kristen 8/16

Stetz, Danielle 8/17

Wright, Lynne 8/30



*Please email  L. Tapia  to be added to the Birthday list 🙂 *


  • Monday, 08/30
  • Tuesday, 08/31
  • Wednesday, 09/01
  • Thursday, 09/02
  • Friday, 09/03 No School !!!
  • Monday, 09/06 No School !!!

Information Items:

CLINIC                 (Holly & Elvia)
  • Extension 8156
COUNSELING    (Alexa Morse & Anne Terwilliger)
ITC(Sean Jones)
LIBRARY (Karen Bentall)  Updates for 2021-22 (happy new year!):

  • No library passes this year (to help prevent cross-class exposure).
  • Students return library books to the black crates outside the classrooms.  Beth or I will pick up at least once daily.
  • Library this month will include read-alouds about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (as per APS social studies curriculum).  Also: library procedures, reading for pleasure, and ‘reading is our homework’.
MATH (Caryn Saunders)
MOSAIC              (Rachael Fine)
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Professional Learning Opportunities/Special Events
SCIENCE            (Sean Jones)
SOCIAL STUDIES  (Kristen Wolla)

Hello Everyone!

At the social studies lead teacher meeting on August 25th, the department shared that grade levels K-5 will be doing multiple PBAs (performance based assessments) this school year. The department is still developing the PBAs for teachers along with memos and other documents to be used for them. I will share information and resources as soon as they are ready. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at

Below is a link to a copy of the Google Slides the department showed during the social studies rotations on the morning of August 25th.

SPECIALIST       (Sean Jones)
SPED                     (Jen Crain) IEP At A Glances by Grade Level Dear Teachers, Specialists, Resource, and Support Staff (Assistants),  If you are receiving this email it is because you work with a student(s) that has an IEP. By law, you are required to ensure that all services and accommodations are carried out as written in their IEP.   The link below will direct you to all the IEP at Glances for all students at Oakridge that have an IEP.   The folder is organized by Grade Level.   Please follow the below steps to complete your Digital Verification Signature on each student that you may have contact with during the school day.   Your digital signature will act as proof that you have reviewed and have access to their IEP at a Glance. 

  1. Go to the Grade level Folder you service
  2. Click on the Gen Ed Teacher folder that the student is in
  3. Look for the students’ names for which you support
  4. Read and Review the IEP at a Glance
  5. Scroll to the last page of their IEP at a Glance and sign your name, position and date to the Verification Page. 
  6. Repeat the process for each Grade Level/Teacher you support
  7. Please reach out to the case carrier if you have a particular question about a student

 IEP At A Glances by Grade Level Please let Jen Crain know if you have any questions.

TESTING            (Cathy Gaudian)
WELLNESS & HEALTH               (Sean Jones)



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