News & Announcements

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.

OPA Message 12/3/2021

Happy December!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and a great week back at school. It was definitely full of great activities, and we are getting more and more busy as we near winter break.

Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday. It has been a very exciting first trimester at OPA, and I know everyone is ready for a bit of a break with family and friends. After the break, we have just three weeks until winter break, and this time is full of activities at both of our campuses, so please make sure to review all messages from your champion’s professors and chancellor so you don’t miss anything.

OPA Message 11/12/2021

I hope that you all had a wonderful Veteran’s Day. We are entering a very busy time at OPA with holiday events, the end of the 1st trimester, and several holiday breaks. Please make sure to read the Sunday messages for information and important dates.
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