Back to School @ Windy Ridge K8
Hello Windy Ridge Families!
Welcome back to another great year. Our teachers and administrators have been preparing for all of our students, and are ready to give everyone a great classroom experience. Whether virtual or face-to-face, our students are in great hands! 

Thank you to the parents who participated in the district survey to indicate your learning choice for your child. As you may have heard, ALL OCPS students will be participating in nine days of LaunchED beginning August 10th (which was the planned start date for the 20-21 school year). The reason for this is to stay with the original OCPS calendar and to give all students and parents an opportunity to get comfortable with the LaunchEd program, using Canvas, Microsoft Teams and other digital tools. In this way, the students who will be coming for Face-to-Face learning will have some background and training in these tools should there be a future need for them to move to LaunchEd, so that transition should be seamless.

On Friday, you should be able to log into the OCPS Parent Portal to identify who your child’s homeroom teacher is for this coming year. Please check to make sure you can log in at https://parents.classlink.com/ocps. The parent portal gives you access to apps like Canvas, which will include your child’s coursework, as well as Skyward, which will include your child’s schedule and grades.

Our Meet the Teacher event will be held virtually this year for elementary on Friday 8/7. Our middle school teachers will introduce themselves on Canvas with a recorded message on Thursday 8/6. Links to the middle school teacher presentations will be on the Canvas Student Body tile based on grade level.

Lastly I would like to welcome the following new members: Gina McKenzie (Reading Coach), Karen Diaz (Testing Coordinator), Vicki Briley (Staffing Specialist), Kirsten Hoogstraten (Band Director), Rosa Orozco (ELL Para), and Arianna Dix (Extended Day). Welcome to the Silverhawk family! 

Thanks,

Charles Jackson
Principal
Windy Ridge K-8

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