OFS MODEL AT A GLANCE
• Individual Learning Plans developed in partnership between parents & teachers
• Internal Assessments to: identify student strengths, target areas for improvement, and
guide the development of the ILP (Individual Learning Plan)
• Multiple options for on-line learning in core subjects and supplemental practice
• Weekly webinars in language arts and math taught by OFS instructors
• Weekly Community Day learning for Pre K - Gr 12
• Enrichment, Electives in Music, Art, Technology, Theatre, and more
• Support for Special Education, Talented and Gifted, and ELL instruction
• Reading Interventions for students with Dyslexia and other reading struggles
• Parent Support Group
• Dual Enrollment - Early College
• Credit for proficiency-based learning
The Community Day of Learning at Oregon Family School is an opportunity for social learning and project-based activities. Community Days are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with half or full day options.
Half Day Morning: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Half Day Afternoon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Full Day: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Community days are structured similarly to a regular school day with breaks for recess and
lunch. Choir and PE are offered to students on community day. Students engage in project
based learning activities within flexible peer groupings. Students attend the same community day each week. Communities meet in separate classrooms with developmentally appropriate instruction. Class groupings for 2019-2020 are listed below. Groupings may be different from year to year, depending upon enrollments:
• K-1 Blend
• Grades 1-2 Blend
• Grades 2-3 Blend
• Grades 3-4 Blend
• Grades 4-5 Blend
• Grades 5-6 Blend
• Grades 6-8 Blend
• Grades 9-12 Blend
Individual Leaning Plan (ILP)
Within the first week of enrollment in Oregon Family School, your student’s teacher will contact you to schedule an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Conference. In this meeting, together with your Instructional Coordinator, you will plan out the academic goals for the year for your student and determine what curriculum you will be using at home in the areas of language arts, math, social studies, and science. If you need help with choosing curriculum for any of these content areas, your student’s teacher will help guide you to effective curricular choices, and other resources to help you oversee instruction for your child at home. The ILP is a crucial, yet flexible document that insures that OFS is carrying out its mission to partner with parents to provide students with the best possible guidance and support.
Each student receives an allotment fund of $800 per year, divided into $400 per semester (you will receive $200 for the first semester if you enroll after Thanksgiving). All curriculum and materials purchased by the school and used for school purposes may not be faith-based, and must be secular. Enrichment activities that are instructional may be paid for using allotment funds. Allotment funds may not be used for planners, other parent resources that do not directly correspond to instruction, or general school supplies. Allotment funds may not be used to purchase musical or sports equipment or pay for recreational activities that are not instructional. The purchase of all books and curriculum must support your child’s Individualized Learning Plan.
Curriculum choices are made at the initial ILP conference with your child’s IC. If curriculum is chosen that is not one of the free offerings, an order will be made on your behalf by your
classroom teacher and Tech Coordinator. The cost of the curriculum will be deducted from your allotment funds. After the initial curriculum ordering, if you purchase either enrichment classes or additional curriculum and would like to be reimbursed from allotment funds, reimbursement forms are available at our front desk and must be completely filled out and accompanied by a detailed receipt or proof of payment. The completed request form and receipt must be turned in to the Office Manager within a reasonable time period, and purchases must support the student’s ILP. Purchases that do not support the student’s ILP will not be reimbursed. Reimbursement checks are issued monthly.
OFS offers an elective enrichment program on Fridays. A variety of classes are available for all ages, covering a broad range of content in the arts, second languages, technology, trades, and academics. Enrichment classes are taught by contracted community vendors who are
specialists or professionals in their fields. Please contact the Receptionist and Enrichment
Coordinator at the front desk for additional information and pick up a schedule of enrichment sessions, catalog of classes offered, and registration instructions.