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Popular Summit School in Upper Ojai now has openings for 2021-22 school year

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web Screen Shot 2020 10 15 at 3.24.01 PM copyAustin Widger, Ojai Valley News reporter

Summit School in Upper Ojai for transitional kindergarten through 12th grade no longer has a waiting list, so students can contact the district about registering for 2021-22 to attend the popular school.

Summit School was spotlighted at an Oct. 14 school board meeting at which Principal Robin Monson called it "a very invigorating and different program for our school district. There’s definitely a lot of excitement and enthusiasm with our partnership with Rock Tree Sky, and we have an amazing teaching staff that is just so responsive and reflective to what parents and families are looking for in Summit School.”

For more information about the school and registering to attend, contact Summit School Principal Robin Monson via email at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To view the OUSD and Rock Tree Sky websites, visit: https://www.ojaiusd.org/o/ois/page/principal-message

and Rock Tree Sky website at: http://rocktreesky.org.

To hear the school board spotlight presentation on Summit School, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ9aTSf41Xo from the 1:17 to 2:00 time stamp.

OUSD created a waitlist in August for students wanting to enroll at Summit School due to the popularity of the personalized learning program for children in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade. In October, 113 students were reported to be enrolled at Summit School with six staff members.

OUSD school board member Shelly Griffen noted in an Ojai Valley News Facebook post March 8 that OUSD "opened up more spaces over a month ago and there is currently no waiting list."

OUSD temporarily closed the then-107-year-old Summit School in 2018 after the Thomas Fire and licensed it to an education enrichment program called Rock Tree Sky that had been operating next door to Summit School.

OUSD later partnered with Rock Tree Sky and pays for Summit students to attend the enrichment program at the school two days a week and about 140 students were participating in the program in November.

OUSD Superintendent Tiffany Morse said at the October meeting: “There is a physical space limitation at Summit, even though it’s an independent study school. Those students who attend (Summit School) have the option to attend extension activities at Rock Tree Sky. So, we want to make sure that we are within those boundaries of how many students can fit on the campus at a time, etc. So we may come to you (the board) with some lottery options when we do enrollment for next year.”

Summit offers a wide range of curriculum options in a non-classroom-based program where the students and parents partner with the teacher to develop a learning plan, Monson said.

“For the homeschooling approach, there’s definitely a child-led, very natural investigative option to ... schooling your child at home,” Monson said. “The child-led might be more project-based, exploratory and then the school at home is maybe the traditional model of textbooks or Edgenuity (online curriculum). 

“Grading is the same, where the parent might do most of the grading and give most of the feedback, and anywhere along the spectrum to the teacher giving the majority of the feedback. Our curriculum model, which I think is really the highlight of this program, is that it can be tailor-made for a family’s interest from experiential to paper/pencil to computer-based. 

“Really depending on what the goals are for the child and the parents — and the education that they’re seeking — that all of those different options are available. It’s not an all-or-nothing on any of those. It can be a mix and match of different combinations to really meet their needs.”

Summit students have the option of attending Rock Tree Sky two days a week as space allows.

Morse said: “Rock Tree Sky has a license agreement for the use of the campus. So they have other students who are not attending (Summit School). We actually utilize one room at Summit for students who are in Summit and independent study program meeting with teachers.”

Rock Tree Sky director Jim Bailey praised the partnership with OUSD. “This provides that opportunity for kids to build real relationships over time in an informal environment,” Bailey said. “So, to me, this is really a dream partnership. I’m hopeful that this partnership continues to be so fruitful for these learners, these families, and successful for the district and the community. I hope it would spread to other small districts, to other districts that have been losing their homeschool families or at least leaving them out of some opportunities.”

Morse said in October: “We have not experienced yet what this was intended to look like because as soon as we started the partnership we went into COVID. So we are building something in an unnatural environment, and it will likely morph into something different when we have our normal situation. It’s been interesting to build something in this environment that’s not how we normally would. So we’ve been doing our best to be flexible and to adjust. For those families who are new to Summit, it will look different probably this entire year and probably next year.”

 

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OUSD registering students for 2021-22 school year

 

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To view presentations of four OUSD schools, visit:

https://www.ojaiusd.org/o/ojai-unified-school-district/article/243395

To learn about Summit School, with in-person enrichment program — Rock Tree Sky — two days a week paid for by school district, for transitional kindergarten through 12th grade, contact Summit School Principal Robin Monson at 805-640-4373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To find out how to register for OUSD schools — whether you live in or out of the Ojai Unified School District, visit: https://www.ojaiusd.org/page/enrollment

 

Information on OUSD elementary schools can be found here:

Meiners Oaks

Meiners Oaks School introduction:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WKYMJeGTbbB9aJKIwWQjmaL5ysPrZDR9TkYshYJWYLI/edit#slide=id.p

Mira Monte

Mira Monte School introduction: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1frYRymzvnF9G29KF5cuhrwGII43Du3qSCks8C-PE5PY/edit#slide=id.p

San Antonio

San Antonio School introduction: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BvsBmCDVxtzrDEBDJkiEghrZq4SRAi1oAB-5neOvB24/edit#slide=id.p

Topa Topa

Topa Topa School introduction: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EMHQPYcOTTeQwyl17bm5krXp-jEAzNfw77nSzZLrJ9I/edit#slide=id.p

Summit School — TK-12

Summit School introduction:
 https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?view=article&id=19812:popular-summit-school-in-upper-ojai-now-has-openings-for-2021-22-school-year&catid=856

Rock Tree Sky in-person enrichment program for Summit students paid for by district 2 days a week: https://www.rocktreesky.org

Introducción a Summit School reportada en un artículo de Ojai Valley News en Español: 
https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?view=article&id=19816:popular-summit-school-en-upper-ojai-ahora-tiene-vacantes-para-el-ano-escolar-2021-22&catid=856

Programa de enriquecimiento Rock Tree Sky en persona para estudiantes de Summit pagado por el distrito 2 días a la semana: https://www.rocktreesky.org

3 12 21 SUmmitThere is no longer a waiting list to attend Summit School, according to OUSD Trustee Shelly Griffen in a Facebook post on March 8.

To learn more about registering for Summit School, contact Summit School Principal Robin Monson at: San Antonio School: 805-640-4373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

OUSD 2021-22 registration forms:

Preschool:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvaHIZcY9RjRsKkypZiADlk_MFfQ_Oc_AeCtSLn9gBS4K5Hw/viewform?fbzx=-6824999553031386738

Grades transitional kindergarten to 5th grade:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHDo5dqcnjpTBFRt1ndadIXTWbSoIWYhi1zySFTEg1BjGYQg/viewform

Grades 6-8:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfz7Ao2uPj_F8qszb7HZhcxEbH9Xz-ck0UAd5kJeHprIPGpNQ/viewform

Grades 9-12:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctKiY6WTNgI6ztGD4FefxwynC4yFnLQ3fkOkc4KOPjr9qUHA/viewform

INTRADISTRICT application to select which school you want to attend, regardless of your neighborhood school

(Priority is given to those who apply by March 31 to attend a school that is not their school of residence). 

English:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1139660/Intradistrict_Form__EN_Revised_20170815_New.pdf

According to the form: Enrollment shall be granted in the following order (based on seat availability):

Priority for those who apply on or before March 31:

1. New students in attendance area and siblings of current students.

2. All Intradistrict transfer students selected by lottery.

3. All Interdistrict transfer students selected by lottery.

Priority for enrollment after March 31:

 

Students who live in attendance area and siblings of current students (Waiting list 1).

Students not placed in lottery with 1st priority to Intradistrict; then Interdistrict students (Waiting list 2).

All other students, with 1st priority going to Intradistrict students and then Interdistrict students (Waiting list 3).

 

Spanish:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1139658/Intradistrict_Form__SP_Revised_20170815_New.pdf

 Según el formulario: La inscripción se otorgará en el siguiente orden (en función de la disponibilidad de plazas):
Prioridad para quienes presenten su solicitud antes del 31 de marzo:
1. Nuevos estudiantes en el área de asistencia y hermanos de los estudiantes actuales.
2. Todos los estudiantes transferidos dentro del distrito seleccionados por sorteo.
3. Todos los estudiantes transferidos entre distritos seleccionados por sorteo.
Prioridad de inscripción después del 31 de marzo:
1. 2. 3.
Estudiantes que viven en el área de asistencia y hermanos de estudiantes actuales (lista de espera 1).
Los estudiantes no colocados en la lotería con la primera prioridad a Intradistrict; luego estudiantes interdistritales (lista de espera 2).
Todos los demás estudiantes, con la primera prioridad para los estudiantes dentro del distrito y luego para los estudiantes entre distritos (lista de espera 3).

INTERDISTRICT application to select OUSD as your district of choice when you reside outside OUSD boundaries

 English:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/579959/Interdistrict_Transfer_English.pdf

Spanish:
https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/579958/Interdistrict_Transfer_Spanish.pdf

Estos para padres / tutores interesados ​​en inscribir a sus hijos para que asistan a las escuelas de OUSD durante el año escolar 2021-22.

Para ver presentaciones de cada una de las escuelas de OUSD, visite:

https://www.ojaiusd.org/o/ojai-unified-school-district/article/243395

Para saber cómo registrarse en las escuelas de OUSD, ya sea dentro o fuera del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Ojai, visite: https://www.ojaiusd.org/page/enrollment

Debido a los protocolos de seguridad, los grupos que visiten las escuelas en persona estarán limitados a 15 personas y se implementarán las medidas de registro de COVID. Todos los visitantes deben usar una máscara. Los recorridos en todos los sitios comienzan a las 9 a.m. y se llevarán a cabo en el transcurso de tres viernes consecutivos, lo que permitirá a las familias ver más de un sitio.

Habrá un traductor disponible para los padres que prefieran el idioma español. El enlace de registro para recorridos en persona por la escuela primaria es https://signup.com/go/sghsGBV

Los recorridos virtuales se ofrecerán en inglés y español del 29 de mayo al 1 de abril a las 5:30 p.m. Los recorridos virtuales a las 5:30 p.m. será en inglés, seguido de visitas virtuales en español.

Para inscribirse en un recorrido virtual, visite:

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/4837205805/false#/invitation

Escolas

 Meiners Oaks

Sitio web de la escuela Meiners Oaks: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WKYMJeGTbbB9aJKIwWQjmaL5ysPrZDR9TkYshYJWYLI/edit#slide=id.p

Mira Monte

Sitio web de la escuela Mira Monte: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1frYRymzvnF9G29KF5cuhrwGII43Du3qSCks8C-PE5PY/edit#slide=id.p

San Antonio

Sitio web de la escuela San Antonio:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BvsBmCDVxtzrDEBDJkiEghrZq4SRAi1oAB-5neOvB24/edit#slide=id.p

Topa Topa

Introducción a la escuela Topa Topa: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EMHQPYcOTTeQwyl17bm5krXp-jEAzNfw77nSzZLrJ9I/edit#slide=id.p

Summit School es otra opción para los estudiantes de kínder de transición al 12 grado.

Introducción a Summit School reportada en un artículo de Ojai Valley News en Español:

https://www.ojaivalleynews.com/?view=article&id=19816:popular-summit-school-en-upper-ojai-ahora-tiene-vacantes- para-el-ano-escolar-2021-22 & catid = 856

Ya no hay una lista de espera para asistir a la escuela, según la fideicomisaria del OUSD, Shelly Griffen. Para obtener más información sobre la escuela Summit, comuníquese con el director de la escuela Summit, Robin Monson, en: San Antonio School: 805-640-4373, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Contact numbers

Here are some contact numbers/emails for OUSD school superintendent and principals:

Ojai Unified School District administration: 805-640-4300

Superintendent TIffany Morse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nordhoff High School: 805-640-4343

Principal David Monson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Chaparral High School / Adult Education:

805-640-4330, ext. 1960 

Principal Javier Ramirez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Matilija Middle School: 805-640-4355

Principal Chris Murphy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Topa Topa School: 805-640-4366

Principal Dawn Damianos: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Meiners Oaks School: 805-640-4378

Principal Theresa Dutter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mira Monte School: 805-640-4384

Principal Katherine White: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

San Antonio School: 805-640-4373

Principal Robin Monson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Summit School: 805-640-4300

Principal Robin Monson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

A Place to Grow Preschool: 805-640-4300, ext. 1060

Special Education: 805-640-4300

Director Katrina Madden: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 OUSD Administration: 806-640-4300

Superintendent Tiffany Morse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Elected OUSD School Board members:

Shelly Griffen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Jane Weil: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Kevin Ruf: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rebecca Chandler: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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