2/13/22 Principal's Message

Dear OBE families,

I hope you were able to enjoy this amazing weekend. It felt like summer in February. There is a lot of news regarding changes in the mask mandate for the state of California. I wanted to let all OBE families know that SDUSD has not changed the mask policy for schools. There is no change for schools. For the purpose of clarity, please see the below regarding the current mask policy:

What Masks Are Acceptable for My Child to Wear to School?

  • Cloth masks alone are not as effective as other options and should be discouraged, although still allowed.  Bandanas are not an appropriate form of a mask. We ask that every child wear a mask that is well-fitted to their face. If a mask is repeatedly falling down, we will give an alternative mask to the student.
  • Students are now strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers with a nose wire. 
  • OBE has a limited quantity of masks for children. We can provide  mask for a child whose mask becomes unwearable but we are not distributing masks on a regular basis.
  • For more information regarding masks, COVID protocols, etc., please click here: https://sandiegounified.org/covid-19_status

From out PTA:

The PTA wants your input! What would you like to see this year's budget and planning go towards for the rest of this school year, and if your students will continue at OBE next school year, what would you like to see the PTA focus on? This survey will be open until February 28. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Thank you! https://forms.gle/MqEUnuCfMEepdAtF8

Also, February is Back History Month and I would like to share a resource that was generously provided to me. This short video from PBS provides a great explanation of what Black History Month is and why it is important to know. I hope you will take a few minutes to check it out and share with your  children. See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f00AatzvxC0

In partnership,

Marco Drapeau

Dear OBE families,

I hope you were able to enjoy this amazing weekend. It felt like summer in February. There is a lot of news regarding changes in the mask mandate for the state of California. I wanted to let all OBE families know that SDUSD has not changed the mask policy for schools. There is no change for schools. For the purpose of clarity, please see the below regarding the current mask policy:

What Masks Are Acceptable for My Child to Wear to School?

  • Cloth masks alone are not as effective as other options and should be discouraged, although still allowed.  Bandanas are not an appropriate form of a mask. We ask that every child wear a mask that is well-fitted to their face. If a mask is repeatedly falling down, we will give an alternative mask to the student.
  • Students are now strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers with a nose wire. 
  • OBE has a limited quantity of masks for children. We can provide  mask for a child whose mask becomes unwearable but we are not distributing masks on a regular basis.
  • For more information regarding masks, COVID protocols, etc., please click here: https://sandiegounified.org/covid-19_status

From out PTA:

The PTA wants your input! What would you like to see this year's budget and planning go towards for the rest of this school year, and if your students will continue at OBE next school year, what would you like to see the PTA focus on? This survey will be open until February 28. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Thank you! https://forms.gle/MqEUnuCfMEepdAtF8

Also, February is Back History Month and I would like to share a resource that was generously provided to me. This short video from PBS provides a great explanation of what Black History Month is and why it is important to know. I hope you will take a few minutes to check it out and share with your  children. See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f00AatzvxC0

In partnership,

Marco Drapeau

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