OCESD schools are open for in-person learning! Students are attending in-person classes full-day Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Full time distance learning is also available.
Meal Service Update: All TK-8 OCESD schools will have drive-thru grab and go meals from 12-12:30 Mon-Thurs and 11-12:30 on Fri. Meals are available to anyone 18 and under at the sites except at Wyandotte, where students must be Wyandotte students to pick up meals.
The agenda for the October 21, 2020, Board Meeting may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BUBSEF725144
PARENTS: Parent Forum Meeting with Superintendent Holtom this Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 PM. Join the Google Meet: Meeting ID meet.google.com/dfa-qhsf-exk Phone Numbers 1 (415) 604-0376 PIN: 236 268 666#
The agenda for the September 30, 2020, Special Meeting of the Board may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BTNLC955DF37
Food Services Update: Grab and Go Student meals will resume at Oakdale Heights and Stanford Avenue Schools starting Monday, September 28 from 11 AM to 1PM. Central Middle School is already open and serving meals.
Food Services Update: Grab and Go Student meals will resume at Central Middle School starting Monday, September 21 from 11 AM to 1PM. We will be reopening the Oakdale Heights and Stanford Avenue sites once they are cleaned.
The Butte County SELPA Local Plan for 2020-21 has been approved and is available here: https://buttecountyselpa.org/info/selpa-policies
The agenda for the September 16, 2020, regular meeting of the Board of Trustees may be accessed here: https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/Public
UPDATE: All OCESD schools are back in session starting Sept 14 for distance learning. If your student cannot attend due to the fire, please let your school know as this will be an excused absence. Food services have been suspended until we can safely reopen our kitchens.
UPDATE: There will be no school for Friday, September 11, 2020. Due to emergency fire evacuation warnings and orders throughout Oroville, there will be no school on, September 9, September 10 or September 11, 2020 for OCESD Schools.
UPDATE: Due to emergency fire evacuation warnings and orders throughout Oroville, there will be no school on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Please watch our social media or website for more updates.
Due to emergency fire evacuation warnings and orders throughout Oroville, there will be no school today, September 9, 2020. Please watch our social media or website for more updates.
None of the OCEDS schools are expected to lose power during the current PSPS event. School for students will be as scheduled unless something changes. If you are in an area that loses power, the days without power will be excused absences.
2020 Gift of Hope Christmas Assistance Program Sign-Ups Are Going On Now! Gift of Hope provides hand-picked Christmas gifts to local children ages 0-17. Sign up online at www.giftofhopeoroville.org, by October 9, 2020.
Reminder: Parent Continuity Advisory Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. meet.google.com/jhz-kjvq-vdc or join by phone 1-240-532-3928 (PIN: 616515314)
Parent Continuity Advisory Meeting: OCESD Parents, please join our Google meeting to share your thoughts and opinions on distance learning in Oroville. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. meet.google.com/jhz-kjvq-vdc or join by phone 1-240-532-3928 (PIN: 616515314)
The agenda for the August 19, 2020, Board Meeting may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BSCQC368945C
Starting Monday, August 17, the gates along Mesa Avenue will be closed and locked for safety reasons. To get to Central Middle School, you take Mesa Ave from the west (off of Myers St). To get to Sierra Del Oro, you take the drive way off of Wyandotte Ave. from the south.
The agenda for the July 22, 2020, Board Meeting may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BRGTSV78D262
Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Meal Benefits provides food benefits for students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school. Eligible families may receive up to $365 per child to purchase food. Apply at ca.p-ebt.org. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2020.
OCESD Parents: Have you completed the Educational Choice form yet? It is due July 24, 2020: https://www.ocesd.net/article/266509?org=ocesd
A special message from Superintendent Holtom. Next Wednesday, July 1, The Oroville City Elementary School District will be sharing publicly our comprehensive plan regarding the reopening of schools in August. I want to reassure parents that we will be offering multiple programs for students and their families, including a traditional 5 day a week program following our regular bell schedule, in addition to an enhanced distance learning program that was similar to the one we had in the spring. I know you have numerous questions and we are working very hard to provide a lot of answers as part of our July 1 press release. Following that July 1 press release we will be surveying families again to help us better prepare for the reopening of schools.
The agenda for the June 24, 2020, Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BQHNRM61314F
The Oroville City Elementary 2020-21 Original Budget is available for public inspection here: https://5il.co/hcm5
Are you a current, former or future Ishi Hills Middle School parent or guardian? Please take this quick survey about a possible sidewalk along Foothill Boulevard: https://forms.gle/rLrBKGzKkdZWUiHq5
The agenda for the June 10, 2020, Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BPLSKC720D70
This is an awesome video about art in education featuring Oakdale Heights Elementary's very own Elisa Huru. Great Job Elisa! https://youtu.be/9rICN_H4ORY #OCESDrocks
Oroville City Elementary School District is seeking a request for qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural/Engineering Services. Click here to access the RFQ: https://5il.co/gxei
On behalf of the district I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the great work our classified staff performs for the district. Many of them are the unsung heroes behind the scenes supporting students, teachers, administrators and our community. Lets not forget to thank them this week. Thank you! Superintendent Spencer Holtom #OCESDrocks
Oroville City Elementary Parents: Help shape the 2020-21 School Year by taking this important survey: https://www.ocesd.net/parent-survey--47
The agenda for the May 20, 2020, Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BPHPNV63D0CB
Attention all Oroville City Elementary Classified Employees, please read this important update regarding returning to work here: https://www.ocesd.net/coronavirus-resources-for-staff
Notice: Mesa Avenue Closure Mesa Avenue once past the gate for Central Middle School is the property of Oroville City Elementary School District and is not a public road. In an effort to increase the safety of staff, students and their families, Oroville City Elementary School District will be permanently closing Mesa Avenue to non-school related traffic using gates and barriers. For students and families of Central Middle School and Sierra Del Oro Preschool, more information will be sent to you prior to the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. If you have any questions about this change, please contact the district office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Developer Fee Justification Study is available for public inspection here: https://5il.co/g21r
Reminder: This week is teacher appreciation week. Please take a moment to send your teachers a message of thanks and care. #OCESDrocks #ButteCOE
For those parents who need this statement for work: All Oroville City Elementary Schools were closed for the Coronavirus response and will remain closed through the end of the scheduled school year on June 5, 2020. These schools include Sierra Del Oro Preschool, Oakdale Heights Elementary, Stanford Avenue Elementary, Ophir Elementary, Wyandotte Academy, Central Middle, and Ishi Hills Middle. Oroville City Elementary is working on plans to return to school for the 2020-21 school year. Watch our website or social media for updates.
Just wanted to say happy teachers appreciation week to all of you. This is probably the most unique teachers appreciation week you will ever have. We all appreciate your hard work, dedication and love you have provided your students this year and throughout your years of service. Enjoy your week, Spencer Holtom, Superintendent
The agenda for the May 6 Special Board Meeting may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BP7TA275E05C
Notice of Public Hearing for the Butte County SELPA Governing Board on May 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM: https://5il.co/fq9o
Ophir Elementary School's "Room 26 News, From Home" just hit Youtube! Check it out: https://youtu.be/dB5AsIG9_24 #OCESDrocks #ButteCOE
The May 11 DELAC Meeting has been cancelled.
Happy Earth Day! To help you be safe in your outdoor adventures, check out this quick poison oak fact sheet from www.poison-ivy.org. #OCESDrocks
In an effort to help support our students and community, free grab and go meals for children will continue to be served Monday through Friday at Bird Street School and Central Middle School during Spring Break April 10-17, 2020. #OCESDrocks #ButteCOE
All Oroville City Elementary families should watch for this Notice of Virtual Meetings coming in the mail. It is important you read this notice; it can also be found online here: https://5il.co/exoo
The agenda for the April 8 Board Meeting may be accessed here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BNAQ8Q681915
In coordination with the recommendations from Gov. Newsom, all OCESD school campuses will be closed for the rest of the school year. OCESD teachers will continue to provide distance learning throughout campus closures. Please visit OCESD.net for more information. #OCESDrocks
In case you missed the phone call this morning, here is what it said: Good morning Oroville City Elementary School District families, This is Spencer Holtom, Superintendent with a very import announcement. Due to the President's recommendation and orders to continue social distancing and not gather in groups of ten or more the Oroville City Elementary School District, will continue providing alternative learning until May 1st, 2020. While these are unprecedented times the entire staff here in Oroville are here to serve you. Please continue to reach out teachers, site administrators or the district office if you have any questions. Please stay healthy and have a great day.
New Coronavirus Resource: "Mental Health Tips During Social Distancing, Quarantine or Isolation" from our partners at Butte County Behavioral Health: https://5il.co/ebk4 #OCESDrocks
Free mindfulness app for Families! Inner Explorer’s 5-10 minute, daily audio guided program is easy to operate and helps to: Reduce stress, Boost immune systems, Improve learning & Foster Resiliency Click here for the info: https://innerexplorer.org/compass/family_onboarding
How do you get in contact with your school during the closure? All Oroville City Elementary school websites have the email addresses for instructional and administrative staff; email is being checked and responded to during the closure. #OCESDrocks
The March 30, 2020 DELAC meeting is postponed. A new time and date will be scheduled after the school closure ends.
Need Internet? California Dept of Education put together this great new resource: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp
Parent preview night for the human growth and development videos has been postponed indefinitely.
Need information about the our Chromebook Home Use Program? Click here: https://www.ocesd.net/chromebooks--64 #OCESDrocks
Oroville City Elementary has just created a new online resources for independent study webpage for parents, families and teachers: https://www.ocesd.net/online-resources-for-independent-study
Click here to read the text from Superintendent Holtom's phone call to parents from March 16, 2020. https://www.ocesd.net/coronavirus-resources--3
All Oroville City Elementary School District Schools are closing to help fight Coronavirus starting Monday, March 16, 2020. Please see the website www.ocesd.net for more details.
Did you miss the phone call from Superintendent Holtom last night? You can read the full transcript on our Coronavirus Resource page here: https://www.ocesd.net/coronavirus-resources--3
Think you know how to wash your hands? This one minute video from UCLA Health may improve how you wash your hands! https://youtu.be/4E7UkDlnvZA
In an effort to keep students and staff healthy, this week Oroville City Elementary School District schools returned to "Norovirus cleaning procedures" that includes regular disinfecting of surfaces. The disinfectant we use kills Coronavirus.
Oroville City Elementary students celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday using media and computer technology! https://youtu.be/lf_CSxaQLa8
Click here to read Superintendent Holtom's statement for families regarding the Coronavirus: https://5il.co/ddtq
The agenda for the March 4, 2020, Board Meeting can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BM4S8M6D2E42
The agenda for the February 12, 2020, Board meeting can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BLG2GJ020AF7
Ishi and Central Esports teams made today's paper! https://www.orovillemr.com/2020/02/04/esports-oroville-middle-schoolers-compete-in-rocket-league-super-smash-bros/
The agenda for the January 15, 2020, meeting of the OCESD Board of Education can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BKKVXP7E7FA1
The agenda for the December 18, 2019 meeting of the Board of Trustees can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BJ9QVV6B32AF
Oroville City Elementary Parent Teacher Clubs came and made the event so much fun! If anyone has photos of the Oakdale PTC, Ophir PTC and Stanford PTC, please email them to email@example.com
Tonight is the free Kent Family Magic Circus show and Tobacco Awareness Family Fun Night at 4:30 at Central Middle School! More details here: https://www.ocesd.net/article/154543?org=ocesd
Don't forget, free show by the Kent Family Magic Circus thekentfamilycircus for OCESD families on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 4:30. More details here: https://www.ocesd.net/article/154543?org=ocesd
Over the weekend, Oroville City Elementary School Students reached the 100 million words-read mark on their their way to reach the goal of 600 million words read by the end of the year! Great work Oroville City Elementary students!
The agenda for the October 16, 2019, Board Meeting can be found at: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BGQSQA73B955
Over the weekend, PG&E set up a community resource/cooling center at Bird Street School during their Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.
A quick shout out to the OCESD District Office staff and Maintenance staff: 8 tons of free books were given out to families throughout Oroville over the summer at the OCESD District Office! Great work supporting reading throughout Oroville!
The agenda for the September 18, 2019 OCESD Board Meeting can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BFWMM25BD6C8
Looking for a rewarding, part-time job that works with your schedule? Sign up to be a substitute assisting teachers, driving students, preparing food, doing clerical work or working with our facilities maintenance/custodial/grounds crew. Click here: https://bit.ly/2kfofyj
We found these cool, old original plans for the Oroville Grammar School Gym from 1922. If you have any photos of this building, if it was built, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for a great first two weeks of school. Hope to see some of you tonight at Back to School at Oakdale Heights.
Band Application for 6th graders; Mr. Wolcott and helpers will be coming around to the 6th graders at Central and Ishi this week and will pass out the band letter and application at that time (see the link). The application is required as a "ticket" to band class. Contact info is on the letter. https://5il.co/9o74
School starts this Wednesday, August 14th for all Oroville City Elementary Schools! If you need more information go to your school site office or go to https://www.ocesd.net/o/ocesd/page/enrollment--370
Know someone looking for work? OCESD is looking for substitutes for positions including: Teachers, Instructional Aides (all types), Health Aides, Custodial/Grounds, Clerical, Bus/Van Driver, Cafeteria Workers, and Campus Supervisor. Click here to apply now: https://bit.ly/2Ktka3O
The July 24, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees agenda can be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/ocesd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BE4S3Z62DCD8
Check out Oroville City Elementary's new online enrollment center; a great new resource for parents: https://www.ocesd.net/o/ocesd/page/enrollment--370
The OCESD meeting of the board of trustees has been changed from July 31 to July 24. Please update your calendar.
Blood Donation Event Jun 6 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Oroville Sports Club, 2600 Oro Dam Blvd E, Oroville, CA 95966, USA Come donate blood In support of Joshua Glaum, Wyandotte Academy student. Joshua was recently diagnosed with AML (acute melanoid leukemia) and is undergoing extremely aggressive treatments. Joshua and Northern California blood banks are in need of type O blood. BloodSource asks that we RSVP so that they can staff this event appropriately. Mention that you are part of the Joshua Glaum Donor's Club!
Ishi Hills Middle School eighth graders Angelina Heras and Samara Hartline took first and second, respectively, in the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest! Excellent job! https://www.chicoer.com/2019/04/01/essay-winners-snapshot/
At 10:10 a.m., Stanford School went into lockdown due to loud noises heard by the playground. At 10:20, Ishi MS also went into lockdown. OPD responded. Investigation revealed that a piece of equipment at a neighboring house had exploded. The lockdown was lifted at 10:37 a.m.
Camp Fire Evacuees: Come to the district office at 2795 Yard Street to enroll at any OCESD school. Mon-Fri, 8AM-4PM
Enroll Today for any Oroville Elementary School! OCESD is having an enrollment day for all new students on 11/28 and 11/29 from 12-4 at Ishi Hills Middle School room D-3. Students will be enrolled to be ready to start school on Monday, Dec 3rd.
OCESD supporting Paradise Unified students and staff with lease of Bird Street pending Board Approval. Read more here: https://www.ocesd.net/article/75356?org=ocesd
For Information for Enrolling Evacuated Students, go to this link: https://www.ocesd.net/article/74796
Butte County officials have closed all schools through Friday, November 23, 2018. This is being done for the safety of all. All Oroville City Elementary School students will have these days off.
Due to the fires, all Oroville City Elementary Schools will be closed on Friday, November 9, 2018. We plan to open school on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The 2018 Developer Fee Justification is available for public inspection at 2795 Yard Street and online here: http://5il.co/5ce6
On Thursday, Oct. 18th every site in OCESD joined over 10 million registered participants in the Great Shake Out! The Great California Shake Out is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On" www.shakeout.org/california/
Parents: Oroville Students need your help. Alternative Income Forms are being mailed home this week. This form determines what level of funding each school receives. Please be sure to complete it and turn it in ASAP (if you haven't already).
Notice of Public Hearing on Textbook Sufficiency posted in our State Required Forms page here: http://5il.co/4q7g
Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year! School starts today, August 15th!
The Butte Co. Air Quality Management Dist. and the Butte Co. Public Health Dept. have issued a joint Air Quality Advisory about smoke impacts in Butte Co. https://bit.ly/2M6zNwB
OCESD adopts "Next Generation" Board Management Technology http://www.ocesd.net/article/55250?org=ocesd
Read the Oroville Mercury-Register article about our new Superintendent, Dr. Spencer Holtom: https://bit.ly/2mOYYsB
Assemblyman James Gallagher visits with Butte County Schools in Oroville: https://www.bcoe.org/article/54659?org=bcoe
Employment Opportunity HVACR Technician for more information: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1011839
We value your input! Take the online Superintendent search survey: http://ocesdca.apptegy.us/o/ocesd/page/superintendent-search-updates
After 11 years with OCESD, Dr. Chennell-Carter is retiring. Please help our Superintendent search process by attending a Public Forum and completing a survey. Click here: http://www.ocesd.net/superintendent-search-updates
Don't miss the Stuff the Bus Toy Drive December 8th! More info here: http://www.ocesd.net/article/32092?org=
Congratulations to Christina Menchaca for winning the CalRTA Teacher Grant!