• Samantha Fossella

    Assistant Principal

    Orange Preparatory Academy  

    e-mail: Sica-FSa@orange.k12.nj.us

     

    Welcome to the Orange Preparatory Academy Virtual Instructional Program Resource Page for Mrs. Fossella, Assistant Princpal.  This page was created to provide enrolled students working from home and their families with guidance and access to resources from school administration on the school program for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s webpage.

     

    Office Hours

    I will be available to answer any questions you may have. 

    Virtual Office Hours 

    Monday – Friday

    8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

    Contact Information

    Contact me at

    Email: sica-fsa@orange.k12.nj.us

    Remind App:  Join by sending a text to @opasu

    Or go to the following link: http://www.remind.com/join/opasu

     

    Virtual Learning and Access

    Class assignments, grading and communication between staff and students will be monitored daily through each teacher's Google Classrooms, Live Synchronous through Google Meet or Zoom and in Genesis.

    Remind will also be an avenue of communication between the school and the home.

     

    Student Schedules have been mailed home and are available on the Genesis Portal.

    Google Classroom Codes will be posted under each teacher's webpage.

    <Go to the Orange Preparatory Academy Website - Click Faculty - Click on your Teacher>

     

    Virtual Learning Schedule - Phase 1

    OHS & OPA Schedule
    Phase I of the Back to School Plan

    During Phase I students and teachers are on a half day scheduled for synchronous instruction from 8:30 am-12:30 pm each day. The afternoon hours have been designed Office Hours and Professional Development for Staff and a Do Day Time (asynchronous instruction) for students. Students will follow an A Day/B Day Rotating Model as indicated in the calendar below.

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9/7/2020 Labor Day

    No School

    9/8/2020

    First Day of Instruction

    A Day

    9/9/2020

    B Day

    9/10/2020

    A Day

    9/11/2020

    B Day

    9/14/2020

    A Day

    9/15/2020

    B Day

    9/16/2020

    A Day

    9/17/2020

    B Day

    9/18/2020

    A Day

    9/21/2020

    B Day

    9/22/2020

    A Day

    9/23/2020

    B Day

    9/24/2020

    A Day

    9/25/2020

    B Day

    9/28/2020

    A Day

    9/29/2020

    B Day

    9/30/2020

    A Day

    10/1/2020

    B Day

    10/2/2020

    A Day

     

    The A Day/B Day Schedule below outlines what periods will occur on each day virtually and at what time.

    A Day

    B Day

    8:30-9:15 am P1

    8:30-9:15 am P2

    9:30-10:15 am P3

    9:30-10:15 am P4

    10:30-11:15 am P5

    10:30-11:15 am P6

    11:30 am-12:15 pm P7

    11:30 am-12:15 pm P8

    12:30-1:15 pm Lunch

    12:30-1:15 pm Lunch

    1:15-3:15 pm

    OFFICE HOURS
    for Teachers
    Do Day Time for Students

    1:15-3:15 pm

    OFFICE HOURS
    for Teachers
    Do Day Time for Students

     

     

    Student responsibilities in completing the assignments include:

    Identify a comfortable and quiet space to study/learn.

    Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers.

    Attend all synchronous virtual live class periods/sessions on time daily. 

    Participate in classroom engagements.

    Complete all virtual asynchronous classwork assignments provided by teachers.

    Actively implement teacher feedback and work towards continuous academic growth.

    Reach out to the school counselor or summer program administrator for support as needed. 

    Be respectful to the instructor and fellow classmates on the virtual platform.

    Engage in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy

     

    Additonal Resources

    FREE GRAB N' GO MEAL PROGRAM

    Grab & Go breakfast and lunch is available to students Monday- Friday at designated school locations. 

     

    Learning Resource Kiosks
     
    Curriculum Supplies and Materials will be Distributed
     
    Location: 
    Orange Preparatory Academy
    400 Central Avenue
    Front Steps to the Auditorium
     
    Days/Times:

    Days and Times TBD
    Will occur the week of September 8 - 11, 2020
     
    General school supplies are available to families in need upon request.
     

     

    Requirements:
    All individuals must wear a mask.
    Students must bring with them their school schedule (paper or electronic image).
    Social Distancing must be observed.
    Parent/Guardians must have a government issued photo ID.
    Parents/Guardians be a resident of Orange with a child in Orange Preparatory Academy.
     
    Chromebook Kiosks
     
    Location: 
    Orange Preparatory Academy
    400 Central Avenue
    Front Steps to the Auditorium
     
    Days/Times:

    Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1PM - 4PM
     

    Complete the Google Form prior to Thursday September 3,  2020 to ensure a Chromebook is ready for your pickup. 

    You will be contacted with an appointment time. Clilck the following link to register: 

    Chromebook Request 

     

    Requirements:
    All individuals must wear a mask.
    Social Distancing must be observed.
    Parent/Guardian must have a government issued photo ID
    Must be a resident of Orange with a child in the school system
     

    FREE INTERNET FOR ORANGE FAMILIES

    Comcast Free Internet Access