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  • MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BLESSMAN CONCERNING COVID-19 Dear Parents and Community Members:I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well.  Yesterday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that remote learning will be extended through April 30 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.While it is not ideal, we want to assure you that at Orion CUSD #223, our teachers and staff are fully engaged and willing to take on this new challenge and push forward with remote learning, engaging with students, and continuing with our food distribution program.I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 7:40 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • E-LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES E-Learning Opportunities will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020.  The purpose of E-Learning Opportunities will be to provide educational opportunities for our students in place of a traditional school day.  The intent is to keep the educational opportunities familiar, using resources that our students, staff, and parents have utilized previously.  Teachers will prepare learning opportunities for our K-5 students by grade level and course-specific opportunities for our 6-12 students based on their individual schedules.  Students will be required to log-in daily to complete an attendance form via Google Forms.  Please click this link to log-in:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnxUMueyMaPTYdhjHsk87wwT3_mxQhTlqzL-4t_Ua7OwSpgg/viewform Students will be expected to complete ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2020, 12:42 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • TENTATIVE SCHOOL REOPENING DATE; FREE STUDENT LUNCHES AVAILABLE Message from Superintendent Blessman:  Due to the current fluid situation and to protect the health of our kitchen staff, we will only be having lunch pick-ups on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., starting Monday, March 30, 2020.  You may pick up three days worth of lunches on Mondays and two on Thursdays.  If this does not accommodate your schedule, please contact the district office at 526-3388.  If you have not previously picked up lunches and would like to start, pick-up is in the high school teachers' parking lot.  Also, the tentative school reopening date is May 1, 2020.  Thank you and stay safe.
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 7:04 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • ORION PARENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Orion Parent FAQ’s(Last updated: 4/1/2020) Why are schools closed?●     Governor Pritzker gave an executive order to close all public and private schools in Illinois to limit the spread of the ​COVID-19 virus.  When will school reopen?●     Schools are scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020 but remember that this date is fluid. When will E-Learning Opportunities begin?●     E-Learning Opportunities will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020. What are E-Learning Opportunities and what are district expectations?●     The purpose of E-Learning Opportunities would be to provide educational opportunities for our students in place of a traditional school day. The intent would be to keep the educational opportunities familiar, using resources that our ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 7:27 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
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  • Food Service Non-Discrimination Complaint Procedures To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:36 PM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • School Wellness Policy Student wellness, including good nutrition and physical activity, shall be promoted in the District’s educational program, school activities, and meal programs.  This policy shall be interpreted consistently with Section ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:17 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • New Board Policy 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications The Orion Board of Education recently adopted a new Board policy, 4:130-E Exhibit - Free and Reduced-Price Food Services; Meal Charge Notifications.  The new Board policy covers free ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2017, 10:08 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Information Concerning School Cancellations and Delays If school is delayed or cancelled, staff and parents of our students will be notified via SchoolMessenger, the school district's automated notification system.  Please take the time, if you ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 6:05 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
  • Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes Senior Citizen Golden Age Passes are available at the District Office for those citizens who are 65 years of age or older and live in the Orion School District.  These ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:12 AM by Bobbi Thomsen
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