OPA End of Year Message 6/17/2021

Dear OPA Families and Staff, 

Thank you all for a wonderful year at OPA! I know that it has been a year full of changes and obstacles for everyone, but thanks to all of you, our students were able to excel. I am truly proud of everything that we were able to accomplish this year and excited for what the new school year will bring.

At today’s promotion ceremonies, I was reminded of all of the things that make OPA so special. Our students, staff, and families build such strong bonds throughout their time here, and there is such a feeling of community. Whenever I hear the phrase, “It takes a village,” I think of how much everyone at OPA pulls together, especially over past the past year and a half, to ensure that our OPA champions have the best educational experiences possible. And it is not just academics, it is the character traits and social skills that are instilled in every OPA champion. 

Today, we celebrated our amazing OPA 8th graders as they head off to high school. And we had 16 students who have been part of our OPA community since kindergarten. As I looked at all of them receiving their promotion certificates and as I listened to the incredible speeches from our champions, I was overwhelmed with pride in the amazing citizens and scholars that they have become. This OPA class of 2021 truly embodies what it is to be a Champion!

Just a few reminders as you all head off into what I hope is a wonderful and relaxing summer break.

  • All report cards are available for view or printing in Aeries. Instructions for accessing the report cards are attached.
  •  If you have any OPA textbooks or an OPA Chromebook, please make sure to return them to your student’s school site. Students who are participating in our summer Full STEAM Ahead program can keep their Chromebook through the program.
  •  We have created a webpage of optional summer enrichment and practice activities available for students to keep their skills sharp over the summer. This page can be accessed on our OPA website.

 Thank you all for a truly amazing year. Together our OPA community is unstoppable. Have an amazing summer break and I look forward to seeing you all for the 2021-2022 school year!


Amy Kernan

Executive Director