News & Announcements

Friday Message 1/15/2021

Thank you all for a wonderful first week back after winter break. Although it was great to have some time off for the holidays, all of our champions seemed eager to be back in class with their classmates and teachers virtually this week. We are all looking forward to an amazing 2021.

COVID-19 Testing Information

Links and information regarding COVID-19 testing locations, at-home testing kits, and free testing and care locations in Orange County.

Chancellor's Message January 10, 2021

Dear OPA Families,
On behalf of the administration team, we wish you a Happy New Year! We hope that you had a
relaxing and safe winter break in spite of the current events in our country and the surge of
COVID-19 cases.
A Special Board Meeting was held on January 5th. During this meeting OPA Board of Directors
voted to transition to 100% virtual learning. The Board will reassess the COVID-19 data at the
January 28th Board meeting to determine a possible date for resuming hybrid instruction.

Important Message - OPA will Temporarily Revert to 100% Virtual Learning

The OPA Board of Directors held a Special Board meeting tonight, January 5, 2021, to discuss the health and safety of our OPA staff, students, and families in response to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in Orange County. Based on the current COVID-19 case data for California and Governor Newsom’s decision to extend the stay-at-home order for the Southern California region, the OPA Board of Directors voted to temporarily transition to 100% virtual learning for all students beginning on January 11, 2021. The Board will reassess the COVID-19 data at the January 28, 2021 Board of Directors meeting to determine a possible date for resuming hybrid instruction.

Happy Holidays OPA!

As we all start the holiday break, I want to thank everyone for an incredible year. Although there have been many challenges, our OPA community has grown stronger, closer, and more resilient through 2020, and our champions have gained valuable academic, social, emotional, and life skills. As we move into 2021, we will continue to improve our programs and provide even more opportunities for our champions to excel.

Chancellor's Message December 14, 2020

Dear OPA Families,
I invite you to the Chancellor’s Food Drive Challenge! This Thursday, December 17th is the last
day we will collect Food Drive donations. I challenge all families to send ONE can of food with
your Champion on Monday (Hybrid students). We have almost 400 students who attend our
hybrid program. If each student brings a can of food, we can make a huge difference for families
who benefit from the South County Outreach food pantry.

Friday Update 12/11/2020

Although this week has seen difficult times with the increases in COVID-19 cases in Orange County and across California, we have had many great things happening at our school sites. On Monday, Mrs. Merlette and Mr. Bridges rewarded students for an amazing Read-a-thon fundraiser of over $23,000, by getting publicly slimed! It was an incredibly fun, although messy, event. SOC rewarded their students for a great Read-a-thon fundraiser a few weeks ago with a dip in the dunk tank for Ms. Alvarado, Ms. Velez, and Ms. Sessions. Thank you to all of our students and families who participated in the fundraisers and to our Honor Societies at each site for putting this all together.

Saddleback Valley Gets First 7-Year Renewal in the State!

It is with great excitement that we announce the 7-Year Charter Renewal for OPA-Saddleback Valley!! This is an amazing accomplishment, and it appears OPA-SV is the first in the state to receive this incredible honor!

Only schools designated by the California Department of Education as High Performing are eligible to receive a 7-year renewal. December 2nd, at the Orange County Board of Education meeting, the OCBE voted to renew the OPA-SV charter through 2028.

Chancellor's Message December 6, 2020

Dear OPA Families,
I hope you and your families are having a wonderful and safe weekend!
Aeries grades were scheduled to be available on Aeries on Friday, December 4th. Due to a
system issue in Aeries, report cards will be available later this week. As soon as the issue is
corrected and report cards are available, a message will be sent to our families. We apologize for
any inconvenience.
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