First Week of School

Dear OPA Families:

Welcome to the end of the first week of school! This has been such an exciting and rewarding time for me, getting to know the staff and so many of you as I settle in to this role.

Part of that process will be to keep up regular communication to families on important OPA topics, issues and events. My intention is to do this on Friday as a good recap of the week and to give you the opportunity to plan for any events the following week. In addition, while the Friday update will initially come from me early on, as the year progresses, we will include a variety of voices – administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students – so you have the opportunity to hear from many different perspectives. I hope you will find these updates informative and I welcome your feedback and suggestions.

MOU Committee Meeting

As many of you know, OPA-SOC has a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) with Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) that details the items we will complete to show our improved fiscal and governance structures. To help guide that work and to make sure we are on track to completing those actions in a timely manner, the OPA Board of Directors has created a committee, led by board members Raymond Jackson and Mary Campos. The next meeting of this committee will be Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00 -11:30 a.m. at the SOC campus. This committee is an open meeting and parents are welcome to attend.

Board of Directors Meeting

The next OPA Board of Directors Regular Board Meeting will take place on September 13, 2018 at our Saddleback Valley campus. The original board meeting schedule listed a meeting on August 30, 2018, however, due to the need for the board to meet and take action on a number of timely items, that meeting was moved up to August 21. As always, the agendas, materials and audio and video archives for OPA board meetings can be found here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments. You can reach me at

Best regards,

Jill Marks

Executive Director