Adams Campus

Tools for Success


Each grade-level will send newsletters on a weekly basis to all families. Teachers share pictures, what the students are learning during the week, questions for family discussions, upcoming school-wide or grade-level events, contact information, and other reminders. These are shared via email with all families. Parents are responsible for checking this information and notifying teachers if they are not receiving newsletters. Newsletter are typically shared within the first few weeks of school.


At OA, we believe in the benefits of partnering with our families. To do so, communication must be fluid and consistent. The enabling conditions to achieve this is to establish a two- way communication. School communicated via email with families on a regular basis. Additionally, families are encouraged to reach out to their school family for additional information or with concerns regarding their student’s academic or socio-emotional progress. Please be advised that staff members follow a 48-hour email response policy.


Remind is a secure messaging application that allows teachers and administration to send messages to an entire class, smaller groups or individuals.


Every OA student receives an agenda the first week back from summer break. These agendas are a crucial component for an effective and rapid school-home communication.

The expectation is that all students maintain their agenda with them throughout the day in all spaces, except lunch/recess. If the student misplaces their agenda, please notify the assistant principal or dean. If extra agendas are available at Adams, students must purchase a replacement. If not, families should purchase a weekly planner. Agendas are one strategy to grow students’ executive functioning skills and are meant to strengthen home-school communication.


Grades are never a surprise. Parents and students are kept informed through ASPEN, the online system, where students/families can monitor student grades (information and passwords are provided during the first week of school). Additionally, progress reports, emails/phone calls from teachers, and formal and informal parent- teacher conferences keep students and families knowledgeable of student progress. If you or your student do not have a log in or forgot your password, reach out to the front office or the Dean of students.




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