Starship Meeting Resources

Did you know… every current parent/guardian, teacher, and employee of Orion is automatically a voting member of Starship? Following are agendas for our monthly meetings. Please join us at a meeting to take part in community decisions.

Starship Meeting Schedule 2018-19

The Future of Special Education in the RCSD Meeting 12/6 ~ El Futuro de la Educación Especial en el RCSD Reunión 12/6

What will happen to my child’s class with schools closing next year? What do the recent budget cuts by the District mean for Special Education students? What programs are available for special needs kids in the Redwood City School District?

Join us for an informative event hosted by the Redwood City School District’s Special Education department; learn about the Special Education services offered in Redwood City School District schools, meet the Special Education team, and hear about the direction of Special Education in light of the School District’s budget cuts for 2019-20. This event is an excellent place to ask questions and get firsthand information on the services offered in the Redwood City School District. There will be a discussion period. Please submit any general questions by Tuesday, December 4th to

Date: Thursday, December 6th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Redwood City School District Board Room
Address: 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Childcare and Spanish translation available by RSVP 
by Wednesday, December 5th


¿Qué pasará con la clase de mi hijo cuando las escuelas cierren el próximo año? ¿Qué significan las recortes presupuestarios recientes del Distrito para las estudiantes de Educación Especial? ¿Qué programas estan disponibles para niños con necesidades especiales en el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City?

Únase a nosotros para un evento informativo organizado par el departamento de Educación Especial del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City; conozca las servicios de educación especial que se ofrecen en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City, conozca al equipo de Educación Especial y conozca la dirección de Educación Especial a la luz de las recortes presupuestarios del Distrito Escolar para 2019-2020. Este evento es un excelente lugar para hacer preguntas y obtener información de primera mano sabre las servicios ofrecidos en el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City. Habrá un periodo de discusión. Par favor envíe cualquier pregunta general antes del Martes, 4 de Diciembre a

Fecha: Ju eves, 6 de Diciembre
Hora: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Lugar: Sala de Juntas del Distrito Escolar de Redwood City
Dirección: 750 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Guarderfa gratis y traducción al español disponible par RSVP
RSVP antes del Miercoles, 5 de Diciembre 
o mandar un mensaje a
o enviar un texto al 650-533-0025

Librarian Cristina’s Summer Reading Lists and Reading Challenge!

Whether you’re traveling or staying close to home this summer, don’t forget something to read. Books are a great way to unplug, slow down, and find adventure. The fabulous Librarian Cristina has put together summer reading lists for kinder through sixth grade (she even has great recommendations for teen and adult books; just ask):

Take the Orion Reading Challenge. Pick a book from each category. The whole family can participate!


Cristina also recommends the following reading programs that families can take advantage of:

Redwood City Library Summer Learning Challenge;

Project Read, Redwood City;

Sylvan Learning’s Book Adventure;

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program; https://www.Barnesandnoble.Com/B/Summer-Reading/Kids/_/N-9zrs9ztu1

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2018;

Sync: Free Summer Audiobook Program For Teens;


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 


“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