Orion Community Events Survey

We are sure you have noticed all of the amazing events our little Orion community puts on each year. As our community changes, so do the events. However, we’ve noticed a drop in attendance and in volunteers participating in many of these activities. Is it time for changes? In order to find out, we’d like for you to take a survey. You’ll find the survey in our closed Starship Orion Facebook group. You can also ask to be added to the group if you aren’t yet a member.



Did you know that Redwood City has a Special Education PTA? Formed in 2007, SEPTAR provides provide information, support, and opportunities for families and educators to meet and share their experiences and wisdom.

SEPTAR’s mission is to bring families and educators together to meet the special education needs of children in Redwood City.

Learn More about SEPTAR at www.septar.org 


“Angst” Film Screening
Monday, April 2, 2018 6pm to 8pm
MIT Auditorium
400 Duane Street, Redwood City
Moderator: Narges Zohoury Dillon, LMFT, StarVista Department Director, Early Childhood and Family Services
For adults and kids 10+

Nutrition and Wellbeing – Homeopathy, essential oils, and energy for healing
Thursday, April 19, 2018  7pm to 9pm
Orion School Gym
815 Allerton Street, Redwood City
Presenter: Vania Frank

End of Year Picnic
Saturday, May 19, 2018  4pm to 5:30pm
Maddux Park, Redwood City

Lockdown Drill – 3/29

As part of our safety plan, we will practice our lockdown procedure with students on Thursday, March 29th. A school lockdown is implemented as protective action when an imminent threat is identified on or near our campus. During our 5-minute drill, teachers will lock all doors, close all blinds, and instruct students to listen to their directions to hide under or desk or other safe space and to remain quiet. When the all clear is given, students and teachers will resume regular classroom activities. If you have any questions, please let Principal Julie know!

Orion’s Prom was a Hit!

Thank you to the auction team for putting on the party of the year! This is our PTO’s primary fundraiser.  Money raised at the event will help to fund our P.E., art, music, field trips, library programs and to cover basic school supplies for all Orion students and teachers.  It also enables funding for unbudgeted classroom items. Thank you again to the fabulous Auction committee.

RCSD Gifted and Talented Education Information

RCSD offers a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) pull-out program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders located at Clifford and Hoover Schools. If you would like your child currently in grades 3, 4, or 5 to be tested for GATE this Spring 2018, you can read more information about the program at RCSD GATE Program.

Parents must complete a permission form for their student to be tested. At the end of the survey, please check that you have seen the “Thank you for your survey” results page. If you do not see this page, then please go back and complete the survey again until you see this page. This confirms you have submitted the permission form accurately. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLW95KZ

Celebrate National Nutrition Month – March 2018

Calling all Orion kids! Come check out the weekly wellness display on the table outside the office. Starting March 5, we will feature a fun theme each week that helps you learn about a healthy body and mind. Take the quiz each week and possibly win a prize. The first week is all about fruits and veggies–how many have you tried? Are you eating 5 a day? Come explore and learn more! wellness@orionschool.org