Three Rivers School


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All The News You Otter Know

Here's what's happening at Three Rivers K-8 School!

Article Date: Sep 15, 2022

9/15/2022 MID-MONTH OTTER NEWS UPDATE

Happy Mid-September, Otter Families!

We hope you can join us tonight at our Open House event! It's been great seeing all our Otter students in the building and we're looking forward to seeing you, too!

Here's some mid-September information you Otter know.

ANNUAL TITLE 1 NIGHT / OPEN HOUSE - TONIGHT, September 15th we will have an ice cream social followed by an Open House. We will have families sign in at the entrance to Otter Hall. These doors are located to the left of the main entrance. You will notice staff members at tables just outside the doors. Ice Cream will be available from 4:45-5:15. During this time you will learn more about Title 1 services at our school. Teachers' classrooms will be open from 5:00-6:00 for student/parent visits.

OTTER WEAR DEADLINE - If you haven't purchased Otter Wear and would like to, you have until 11:59pm this Sunday! Click HERE to order.

OTTER WEAR FRIDAYS - Remember to show your school spirit by wearing your Otter Wear or school colors (red/black/yellow) every Friday. Go Otters!

PICTURE DAY - Thursday, October 6th is our school picture day. Click HERE and search for Three Rivers School to order your photos. The online gallery opens today and you'll be able to order your student's pictures up to 4 days after picture day. Paper forms will be sent home with your students the week prior. Please note - retake day is Friday, November 18th.

FIRE DRILL – We will be having our first Fire Drill late afternoon tomorrow. This will be our first emergency drill of the year. We wanted to inform parents about the drill due to the time of day we will be having it. If you are present for pickup and hear the bells and see the students, rest assured, we are only practicing our emergency procedures.

SITE COUNCIL – Every school in the district has a Site Council. This is a team that looks at practices in the school and provides a parent perspective on systems within the school. We are looking for three parents to be a part of this committee. If more than three parents volunteer then an election must be held. This year we will be looking at Safety Protocols that we have in place, our school handbook, systems of support for struggling students, and our Title 1 program. These meetings will be held on 10/6, 12/1, 3/2, and 5/4 from 2:45-3:30. Please email [email protected] by 9/19 if you are interested.

CANVAS SUPPORT FOR PARENTS - Click HERE for information on how to get onto Canvas and linked to your middle school student.

CARE SOLACE - Complimentary counseling-related resources are provided by Bend-La Pine Schools to you and your family. Click HERE to learn more.

UPSHIFT - Three Rivers Middle School is working in partnership with UpShift and the Sunriver Public Library to provide an opportunity for parents to talk in an intimate setting about how to have conversations with their child about vaping and other drugs. Please click HERE for details and scan the QR code or email [email protected] to register.

PTA NEWS - Please join the Three Rivers PTA for a fun, casual meet and greet at Village Bar and Grill in Sunriver on Tuesday, September 20th from 6-8. It will be great to kick off the new school year and an excellent opportunity to meet new parents and connect with friends. We will also have details about opportunities to help our school and students with events and activities throughout the school year. We look forward to seeing you there. ~ Help raise money for the PTA through AmazonSmile. Amazon has made it easy for you to donate to the Three Rivers PTA! All you have to do is open your Amazon app, search ‘AmazonSmile’, tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone and choose the Three Rivers PTA as your charity. Then, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases straight to the PTA. ~ Another opportunity to help the Three Rivers PTA is through Bottle Drop. The PTA is registered with the Oregon Bottle Drop. Switch out a couple of your green bottle drop bags for a blue one and support the Three Rivers PTA! The school office has blue bags available to pick up. So, stop by, grab a blue bag, fill it up with Oregon deposit plastic/aluminum/glass containers, and then drop the bag off at any Bottle Drop location. Feel free to grab some extra bags for family and friends, too! ~ Have a business or office that could collect throughout the year? Let us know at [email protected] and we'd be happy to drop off a stack of blue bags. ~ The PTA is currently looking for a secretary. Want to support your kids' school, but are pretty busy and don't have very many hours to volunteer? The Secretary types up the notes from the meetings and makes sure they're ready to go for approval before the next meeting. If interested, please send an email to [email protected]. ~ Please also watch our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/threeriversschoolpta/) and website (https://threeriverspta.com/) for updates.

CHS JR WOLFPACK CAMP - Caldera Cheerleaders are hosting a K-8 cheer camp. Click HERE for details if your child is interested.

OTTER WALK - Save the date - Friday, October 7th! We'll send a separate email soon with details about our annual Otter Walk fundraiser. Go Otters!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR -

  • Thursday, Sept. 15th - Title 1 Night / "Ice Cream" / Open House
  • Sunday, Sept. 18th (11:59pm) - Otter Wear Deadline
  • Thursday, Oct. 6th - School Picture Day
  • Friday, Oct. 7th - Annual Otter Walk Fundraiser
  • Wednesday - Friday, Oct. 19th - 21st - NO SCHOOL - Fall Parent / Teacher Conferences (details to come)
  • Friday, Nov. 11th - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day Holiday

If you have any questions, please give our office a call at 541-355-3000. We're here to help!


9/01/2022 OTTER NEWS UPDATE

Hello Otter Families!

We're so excited to see everyone in just a few days! As we gear up to be back in school next week, we wanted to share a few important details you Otter know.

OTTER NEWS UPDATES - Our school's newsletter is sent to families on the 1st and 15th of each month throughout the school year.

K-5 TEACHER ASSIGNMENT - Notification of your child's teacher will be emailed to you by 4pm tomorrow - Friday, September 2nd. This email will come directly from your child's teacher. If you do not see this email in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULES - Returning 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Three Rivers students will see their schedules on their iPads. New 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will need to stop by the front office on the first day of school to receive their paper schedule.

FIRST DAY JITTERS - We will have staff in place to help direct students, new and returning, to the correct classroom. Please say your goodbyes outside and send students into the main entrance lobby where they will be directed to their correct location to start their school day.

iPADS - Every K-8 student will have an iPad. K-5 will mainly keep them at school, while 6-8 graders will take them home often.

iPAD INSURANCE - This year iPad insurance is only available to 6th - 12th graders. We highly recommend purchasing iPad insurance for your middle schooler. Inevitably, things happen and the cost to repair a cracked screen or replace a machine is expensive. Insurance provides some peace of mind since your child will be handling it daily. The insurance is $30 for the school year and can be purchased online using your student's individual TouchBase account. Learn more HERE. If you have any difficulties with the online purchasing process, give our office a call at 541-355-3000.

OPEN HOUSE - Save the Date! On Thursday, September 15th we will have an ice cream social followed by an Open House. We will have families sign in at the entrance to Otter Hall. These doors are located to the left of the main entrance. You will notice staff members at tables just outside the doors. Ice cream will be available from 4:45-5:15. During this time you will learn more about Title 1 services at our school. Teachers' classrooms will be open from 5:00-6:00 for student/parent visits.

FINES & FEES - You can take care of any outstanding fees and fines throughout the year by using your student's TouchBase account. Please check this periodically and call the office at 541-355-3000 with any questions.

YEARBOOKS - Otter K-8 Yearbooks are a treasure for all students to collect each year! Yearbooks will be available to purchase from January through the first week of May and be distributed to students on the last day of school in June.

OTTER WEAR - Purchase a Three Rivers clothing item – adult and youth sizes - now through September 18th. Show your school spirit by wearing your Otter Wear any time you'd like, but we encourage everyone to continue our tradition of Otter Wear Fridays. Each Friday we wear any Three Rivers clothing item or just our school colors - red, yellow and black. ORDER HERE. Let’s Go Otters!

FALL SPORTS NEWS - Practice has started but there's still time to sign up for middle school cross country, football or volleyball. Visit the Athletics page of our website for details.

FAN NEWS - In need of clothing or school supplies for the new school year? Three Rivers has a FAN advocate on site to help. Contact Shelli Peters by phone (541) 355-5674, email [email protected] or text (408) 357-9977. Visit the FAN website for more details about this program.

PTA NEWS - Please join the Three Rivers PTA for a fun, casual meet and greet at Village Bar and Grill in Sunriver on Tuesday, September 20th from 6-8. It will be great to kick off the new school year and an excellent opportunity to meet new parents and connect with friends. We look forward to seeing you there. Please also watch our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/threeriversschoolpta/) and website (https://threeriverspta.com/)

SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS - We are currently open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Labor Day). Once school starts, office hours will be M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by and see us or give us a call if you need a hand with anything or have questions. (Reminder - though our office opens at 7:30 a.m. our doors do not open until 7:50 a.m. as we do not have supervision in place for students until that time. Please feel free to call the office and if you need assistance earlier than 7:50.)

SCHOOL HOURS - Click HERE to view our school hours.

KEEPING IN TOUCH - We do our best to share information in a variety of ways. We truly hope you will keep an eye on all of these sources so that you are up to speed with our latest information.

  • Emails – both from Three Rivers School and from your child’s teacher
  • Otter News Updates – details for school events, activities, and general information – emailed to all families AND posted on our school website twice a month – look for Webster the Otter
  • Check our School Website, including the School Calendar regularly
  • Follow us on FaceBook
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Call us in the office with questions – 541.355.3000.

DRILLS - We hold one fire drill monthly per state law. Other drills are also required by state law and typically are held in the months indicated on the schedule below. Teachers talk to students in their class prior to drills to reduce anxiety. Principal Broadbent will notify parents/guardians ahead of time and follow up with an email after the Lockdown and Secure drills so you can talk to your children about them as well. Click HERE for drill details.

Following are the drills we are required to perform throughout the school year:

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION - If you have not submitted a new volunteer application and would like to volunteer this school year, please take time to submit your application. Once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your application will be good for 2 years. You will not be able to volunteer at Three Rivers until you are on the approved volunteer list. Please note, uou will need to coordinate with your child's teacher in order to volunteer in the building or on a field trip. Click HERE and following the step-by-step process to apply.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR -

  • Mon, Sept. 5th - Labor Day Holiday - Office Closed
  • Wed, Sept. 7th - First day of School - REGULAR DAY - 2:30 RELEASE
    • ALL 1st - 8th attend
    • 1/2 Kindergarten attend (details above)
  • Thurs, Sept 8th - 1/2 Kindergarten attend
  • Fri, Sept 9th - ALL K-8 attend
  • Wed, Sept. 14th - first SIW (School Improvement Wednesdays - details above) DAY - 1:00 RELEASE
    • Please Note: Early Release is on every Wednesday throughout the year except the first (9/7/22) and last (6/14/23) Wednesdays.
  • Thurs, Sept. 15th - Open House (details above)

2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR - If you'd like to mark your calendar with this year's school dates, click HERE for the district's 2022-2023 one-page calendar.

Please give us a call at 541-355-3000 if you have any questions. We're here to help!

GO OTTERS!