OPA Update 9/10/2021



September 10, 2021


Dear OPA Families and Staff,


Thank you all for an amazing first month of school! It has been great having our champions back and implementing some of the things that have had to be put on hold over the past 18 months. As we continue to get the 2021-22 school year underway, our students and professors have been busy with diagnostic assessments, building their classroom communities, learning new curriculum, and putting the great professional development organized by Dr. Henry into action in the classrooms. It is also very exciting to see all the creative MI activities professors have been implementing, including choice boards, MI class groupings, and outdoor learning activities, etc.


I want to congratulate our South Orange County campus for winning the Parent OC Reader’s Choice award for Best Charter School!! Thank you to everyone for voting for our school.  It is a huge testament to the support and dedication of our entire OPA community. And it is a well-deserved honor for all the hard work everyone has put in to continue to provide our champions with the best possible educational experiences. To see our write-up, please check out the October edition of OC Parenting.


We will be having a Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Open session will begin at 7:00 pm, and we are very excited to be honoring all of our students who were recently reclassified as Fluent English Proficient. These students have worked extremely hard to learn English and we are very proud of their accomplishment. The complete agenda will be posted on our websites on Monday at 6:00 PM.  


If you would like to have your champion tested for COVID-19, we are offering free, voluntary PCR testing at each of our sites twice a week. To sign your champion up for testing, please fill out the testing form and contact your school’s health office for an appointment when you can be present or to give your consent for your student to be tested without a parent/guardian present. For SOC, reach out to tlimon@opaschools.org. For SV, reach out to laguilar@opaschools.org


Please stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful weekend OPA.




Amy Kernan

Executive Director