News & Announcements

Welcome Back!

I want to welcome everyone to the 2022-2023 school year. It is going to be an amazing year at OPA, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, August 17th. We had a wonderful Meet Your Professor event on Friday, and it was great to see so many families back on campus. Thank you also to everyone who participated in our two campus beautification events. The campuses have never looked better, and we will be continuing our campus modernization and upgrade projects throughout the school year, including the modernization of all OPA classrooms.

Notice of Public Hearing

Public Hearings at the June 9, 2022 OPA Board of Directors Meeting:

Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) for Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley and Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County

Annual Budgets for Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley and Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County

Message to Our OPA Community

Yesterday, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. As a school community, I know it is extremely hard to process violence on this scale and the senseless loss of so many lives. Our heartfelt sympathies are with the victims and their families, as well as the community of Robb Elementary School.

OPA-Middle School Public Hearing

Saddleback Valley USD held a Public Hearing on May 12, 2022, to solicit comments regarding our charter petition. OPA professors, students, parents, and our Board Secretary spoke out regarding their support for the petition.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Postponed

I hope you all had a wonderful week and an amazing Spring Break! As some of you may have heard, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a statement today regarding the timeline for COVID-19 vaccination requirements in schools. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet fully approved COVID-19 vaccines for individuals of all ages within the 7-12 grade span, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be required for the 2022-2023 school year. Therefore, the CDPH will not initiate the process to make the COVID-19 vaccination part of the vaccinations required for in-person attendance until full FDA approval and no sooner than July 1, 2023.

Exciting OPA News

I am very excited to announce that both OPA - Saddleback Valley and OPA - South Orange County were selected to receive the 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award. Yesterday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, announced the recipients of the Award, which was given to only 727 California schools. “I’m incredibly proud of these schools and districts for their creativity, dedication, and innovation in the face of adversity,” Thurmond said. “These schools led incredible efforts to engage students, distribute technology, provide meals, and support the social and emotional well-being of students during an incredibly difficult time for schools and families.”

Mask Guidance Update

During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Secretary, announced that California’s indoor mask order for schools will be downgraded to a “strong recommendation” on March 12, 2022. Also, in a joint news release, the governors of California, Oregon and Washington cited declining case rates and hospitalizations as the basis for easing face-covering requirements for students and staff on public and private school campuses.

Parent Message 1/18/2022

I hope that you all had a wonderful three-day weekend, celebrating the incredible contributions Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made to the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing efforts toward racial equality in the United States.

Important Message from Oxford Preparatory Academy

I hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing winter break. School resumes on Monday, January 10, 2022. We are all very excited to start the second half of the school year and see all of the amazing things in store for our OPA community. It is going to continue to be a fantastic year at OPA!!
OPA has been given the opportunity through the Orange County Department of Education to distribute at-home test kits to classroom-based families so that you can test your children for COVID-19 prior to them returning to campus on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Happy Holidays

As we head into winter break, I hope that you all have a wonderful, relaxing holiday with friends and family. It has been an incredible first half of the 2021-2022 school year with our students back on campus full time experiencing the programs and activities that make OPA so special.
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