OES Middle School Messenger Newsletter

Middle School Hours for the 2024-25 School Year

  • 8 a.m.–3:15 p.m.  All Days (Except Wednesday)
  • 8:45 a.m.–3:15 p.m. Wednesdays Only
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A Message from the Division Head

by Ann Sulzer
Note from the Division Head: June 14

Wow–we made it to the end of the school year! In September it is so hard to imagine a whole year unfurling in front of us, and here we are heading into the summer after another amazing school year in the Middle School. We closed out our year with a day of fun in a bounce house maze, with yearbook signing, Gathering singing, advisory Olympics, and some special lunch and treats. On Thursday morning we celebrated our eighth graders as they move on to high school and recognized them for all they contributed to our Middle School over the last three years.  

I want to appreciate all the students who have learned more about their classroom subjects, their peers, and themselves. I also want to thank all of our wonderful Middle School families for supporting their children through this year of growth–we appreciate your partnership. 

I wish all of you a relaxing and restorative summer. I look forward to seeing some of you in the fall, and for those of you moving on to bigger adventures—I hope you continue to keep us updated about your families. Once an Aardvark, always an Aardvark. Thank you all!

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Upcoming Events for Your Calendar 

Friday, June 14
Middle School Office Hours

The Middle School office will be open until Wednesday, June 26 between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note: The office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday. You can contact the office at msadmins@oes.edu or 503.768.3127. Any messages left during the summer will be answered when the office reopens on Monday, August 12.

Monday, June 17
Student Health Forms Due Today
Health forms for the 2024–25 school year are now ready for your completion. Please sign into the parent portal and click on the orange Magnus box to complete your child's health forms. It should only take five to fifteen minutes to complete and most forms can be signed electronically. Most forms are due today and forms that may require a health provider visit are due July 28, 2024. Your child cannot participate in any OES activities next school year, including opening trips, sports, and practices without completing these forms. Please see the June 7 email sent from Health Director Nina Parikh for more information.

Last Day to Pick Up Lost & Found Items and Student Medications
Please be sure to pick up all lost and found items and student medications from the school trips or those kept in the office.

Monday, August 12
Middle School Office Reopens

Wednesday, August 28
First Day of School