The O'Farrell Charter School

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News and Announcements

School Safety

The safety and security of all of our students is our priority. In light of the recent incidents in Florida, all OCS staff have spent time this week to review our safety procedures in the event of an active shooter or other disruption on campus. The school also held a lockdown drill to practice our procedures. During a real emergency, parents or guardians will receive a notification via our automated dial-out system as soon as possible. If you have questions about our safety protocols, please visit the School Safety section of our website or contact your child’s homebase teacher.
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6th Grade Recruitment Event

6th Grade Recruitment Event

Do you have a current 5th grader who will be joining us for 6th grade next school year? Do you know anyone who is interested in attending OCS next year for 6th grade? Join us on Thursday, February 22 from 4:30-6:30 for our annual 6th Grade Recruitment Event. Learn more about our program, meet our teachers and staff, and visit the campus. Dinner and fun bouncy house activities are provided! Contact Ana Garcia to RSVP for the event. 619-263-3009 or
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Black History Month Speech Contest

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sign up to give a two-minute speech about an African American person throughout Black History and win a prize. February 22 at 5:00 pm. You must register by Friday, February 9. Details may be found on the AAAE San Diego website,
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We were excited to welcome Ashanti Branch of The Ever Forward Club to OCS. Middle school students took part in the #100kMasks challenge and had the chance during homebase to identify their masks; both their internal and their external “masks” and the emotions that their masks may be hiding. The assembly was an opportunity to hear a powerful message from Mr. Branch of how self-reflection of our masks can help us have a deeper understanding of people we will encounter throughout life.
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Air Band Champions!

Congratulations to Mrs. Norton's home base for winning the 2017 Air Band Competition! All of the home bases did a fantastic job performing together on stage. Students are already planning for next year!
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Middle School Community Clean-Up

Join us for our second community cleanup day on February 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. We will spend the morning picking up trash in the neighborhood around our school. Help us show our neighbors the Falcon Way! 
Breakfast will be provided for students. Permission slips are due to homebase teachers by February 8.
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Homebase Olympics

Congratulations to the following award winners from our Middle School Homebase Olympics. It has been a great week of sports, academic bowls, fun games, and lots of school spirit!

6th Grade:
1st-Mrs. Logan, 2nd-Ms. Aghamanoukian, 3rd-Mrs. Davis, Spirit Award-Mr. Islas, Sportsmanship Award-Ms. Trees

7th Grade
1st-Mr. Maytorena, 2nd-Mr. Tira, 3rd-Mrs. Thyne, Spirit Award-Mrs. Hagan, Sportsmanship Award-Mrs. Alamillo

8th Grade:
1st-Mr. Eberlin, 2nd-Ms. Su, 3rd-Mr. Rice, Spirit Award-Mrs. Jackson, Sportsmanship Award-Mr. Thyne
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AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

We are excited to share that The O’Farrell Charter School has been named an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. This designation represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness schoolwide. Congratulations to our staff and students. We are proud of the hard work we do in our classrooms!
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