Executive Director Weekly Update 5/6/2019

Dear OPA Families,

This month our OPA schools will be filled with fun and exciting activity. Below is a recap of a few key events from April and what we can look forward to in May.

Our first year using the Smart Choice admissions and school choice platform was a success. The online application and electronic lottery system replaced a laborious manual system. Automated emails ensure all parents are notified of their student’s placement or wait list rank and status, or they can log-in to their dashboard for real-time updates. The lottery is one example how our organization is investing in technological solutions to reduce manual processes and increase opportunities for personalized customer service.

On Monday, May 6th, Ms. Denise Alvarado joined the OPA community as SOC Chancellor! Information about an upcoming meet and greet event will be communicated shortly. Dr. Kernan will split her time between SOC and SV and will continue to participate in SOC events and activities.

As OPA plans for the 2019-2020 school year, we are enhancing our schools’ library and art programs. OPA will offer library and literacy programming on both campuses as well as a school-funded art program. We are exploring a comprehensive adoption of the Art Masters Legacy program and will offer art-related electives in our middle school program. Additional information about Art Masters Legacy is available at http://www.artmasterslegacy.com

In closing, thank you for attending our school events. Coming to Living Museum, Kinder Circus and International Day validate the efforts of our teachers, staff, volunteers and students to make learning fun. Students cherish memories of family and friends attending their events and performances.

I hope you have a great week!



ND“The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution, that there are many ways to see and interpret the world, and that the limits of language do not define the limits of our cognition.”