Students in Mrs. Staebell's eighth grade science class participated in a pre-Super Bowl science lab. The students created paper footballs (a piece of paper folded into a triangle). Then they attempted to flick their football with their fingers in hopes of getting it through the goal post. The students were able to make multiple attempts, record and evaluate their results. The students were learning Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion. They saw the laws of motion in action and were able to explain how each of the three laws of motion explained how, why, and where their footballs traveled during the competition. It was an impressive way for the students to see the science in action.
As we move further into the winter season the District is preparing for the possibility of a school closure due to inclement weather just like any other year. During the 2020-2021 school year, we will physically close our buildings for inclement weather, but learning will continue in the remote setting as an asynchronous day for students. Work will be provided for students in grades K-12 on any inclement weather days. This will ensure our ability to keep our students safe during inclement weather while allowing our students to continue learning. This also allows the District to meet the NYSED requirement for student attendance without needing to add additional calendar days to the end of the school year. Students and families will receive additional information from their building principal and/or teachers for asynchronous learning on inclement weather days.
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During the 2020-2021 school year the school calendar will be exclusively available online. With guidance from both state and local officials being updated on a very regular basis we are anticipating date changes throughout the upcoming school year. Please visit www.opschools.org and click “Calendar” to access the most up-to-date district event schedule. Please continue to check the website calendar as many events during the 2020-2021 school year may change. The website calendar will be updated regularly throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
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