Teacher's Message

Welcome to Reading and Language Arts

with Mrs. Cassidy! 

“Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.”  Mason Cooley


Over the next few days we are making adjustments to PowerSchool and your accounts may be glitchy. We ask you to please be patient during this time.


ATTENTION FAMILIES: I will be available to answer any emails/questions between 8am and 3pm.  If you reach out after 3pm I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for being so understanding as we all adjust to this new learning environment. 🙂

Thursday 4/2/2020 will be Hat Day! Make sure you snap some photos and send them to Mr. G.

Please read the following message from Ms. Verdonck and Ms. O’Farrill

Dear Parents/Guardians, 


As you know, we are in a unique curriculum setting, and we are striving to use technology in ways that will assist learning situations and prepare students.  The Academy’s information technology resources, including Internet access, are provided for educational purposes only. OLMC students, teachers, and staff use Google Apps for Education to allow students to collaborate on school projects, communicate with their teachers and continue learning regardless of their location. One of the best ways to learn is through conversations and real-life dialogues. Google Hangouts is one of the Google Apps that we are using in the classroom. As stated in the Handbook, we would like to remind you these accounts are used for OLMC school purposes, not personal. Students should use Google Hangouts for class and should not be using them without teacher supervision. The Google accounts are considered school property and are monitored.  Again: students know they should be used for school purposes only as we have repeatedly discussed this in their technology classes.


We understand your children miss each other and enjoy the ability to interact. However, this online communication can not be done using their school-assigned accounts. We would encourage you to help them set up meets and chats using their personal accounts and with your supervision.


Talk to your children about values and the standards they should follow on the use of the Internet just as you do on the use of all media information sources such as television, telephones, movies, and radio. Please note that at home, students may have access to items that are blocked by the district’s network.


Thank you for your cooperation,

Barbara Verdonck Interim Principal

Nikki O’Farrill Technology Integrator

**UPDATED** 6th Grade Virtual Learning Schedule:

8:15-9:15 Reading/LA

9:45-10:45 Science

11:15-12:15 Math 11:15-11:45 (6A)  11:45-12:15 (6B)

12:45-1:45 Social Studies/Religion

**Please make sure you are checking ALL of your classes for assignments and turning them in by the due date.


**UPDATED Grading for Trimester 3**

Classwork 25%

Homework 25%

Class Participation 10%

Tests/Quizzes/Essays 20%

Final Exam 20%


**UPDATED**Reading and Language Arts Schedule: 

8:15-9:15  6th grade Reading/LA

9:45-10:45  7th Reading/LA

11:15-12:15 8th Reading/LA