School News & Announcements

  • PTSA Meeting
    Parent Teacher Student Association
    Thursday, September 24
    6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Join Our Zoom Meeting
     
     
    Our Mission: To support and provide resources to Obama Academy teachers, staff, administration and students by fostering an outstanding educational experience for all students through communication, engagement and unity. We are committed to diversity and celebrating differences. We strive to educate the community on the benefits of diversity and inclusion.
     
    1st Obama Academy PSCC Meeting
    Tuesday, September 29th
    Virtual Meeting
    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
     
    Link to Join PSCC Meetings: PSCC Meeting link will be emailed to you once you sign up for the meeting using the links listed in the chart in the attached letter, and at the bottom of this announcement. The monthly meeting links will close 48 hours prior to the meeting date. Participants who register will be sent the link 24 hours prior to the meeting. You must register to attend the meeting to maintain safety and security of our meetings. 
     
    Why attend? Attending Parent School Community Council Meetings (PSCC) is a great way to support your student and school! The purpose of the Pittsburgh Obama Academy PSCC is to provide ongoing communication between the school and parents, guardians and community groups regarding issues that are important to the success of our students.
     
    When are they? In order to be inclusive of our families, the PSCC Meetings will take place September 29, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, and May 12 6:30 PM-7:30 PM.
     
    Tuesday, September 29th PSCC Virtual Meeting
    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    Annual Title I Meeting: You are invited to a meeting to learn about Title 1 at Obama. Title I provides funding for our school for various areas. At this meeting, we will talk about our Title I program and be available to answer any questions you might have.
     
    Obama Academy Online Code of Conduct
    Click here for a copy
     
    Obama Academy Photo Days
     
    Below is the schedule of upcoming picture days. Homeroom teachers will be reaching out with more specifics soon. 9th grade families with questions should reach out to their homeroom teachers immediately.
    9th grade: 9 am-4pm Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    10th grade: 9 am-4pm Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    11th grade: 9 am-4pm Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    8th grade: 9 am-4pm Monday, October 5, 2020
    7th grade: 9 am-4pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    6th grade: 9 am-4pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020
     
    Photo Make up day for grades 9 and 12 only:
    8:30 am-12:45 pm Thursday, October 8, 2020
     
     
     
    If you are having technical difficulties with a district issued laptop please read the article below.
     
    In-Person Technology Support
     
    From Wednesday, September 16 until Friday, October 2, Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is providing in-person technology support for students and families that are having trouble navigating their E-Learning device. Families can visit the following five schools for technology assistance Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM:
     
     
    Pittsburgh CAPA- 111 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Pittsburgh Carrick- 125 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
    Pittsburgh King- 50 Montgomery Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Pittsburgh Langley- 2940 Sheraden Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15204
    Pittsburgh Obama- 515 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
     
    PPS encourages families to make an appointment, but walk-ins will be accepted. Families can schedule an appointment by visiting www.pghschools.org/techsupportappt
     
    Families must bring their District-issued device, charger, and student log in information to the appointment. Appointments are scheduled in 20-minute increments, and families are asked to arrive ten minutes prior to the scheduled appointment.
     
    Technology Resource Centers will be open until Friday, October 2, 2020, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Evening hours are available through appointment only.
    Families must practice social distancing and wear a mask during each appointment.
     
     
    Remote Learning Hubs
    Out-of-School Time
     
    To best support families during this time, many of our approved Out-of-School Time providers have established their program facilities as Remote Learning Hubs. In these locations, students will have the opportunity to engage in their school day remote learning with the help and support of provider staff. We will continue to update these locations as more become available. While spaces at these Hubs may be limited, additional resources for in-person and virtual opportunities can be found at www.pghschools.org/virtualost
     
    The attached letter has a list of the current Remote Learning Hub Locations.
     
     
    Schoology and Teams Log In Instructions
     
     
    The following YouTube link is a "how-to" video for logging into Clever and accessing Schoology. 
     
    Attendance and Early Dismissals 
     Attendance will be taken every day in every class. If your student needs an early dismissal or will be absent that still needs to be documented just as if we were "at" school like normal. 
    • If you need to submit an early dismissal please Click Here
    • If you need to submit a student absence please Click Here
      
     
     
     
    Here are the schedule times for High School and Middle School
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • STAY CONNECTED
     
    There's always something going on at the Obama Academy.  We have several ways of letting you know what's coming up, as well as what's already happened.
     
     
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    The Obama Eagle is our award winning, student run online newspaper.
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    Every month, students receive a complete calendar of the month's events, printed on bright yellow paper.  If it didn't make it home to you, get another copy here.  
    monthly calendar      
     
    SENIORS- Get the latest Senior Class information by liking "Mr.Ehmans Film Class" on Facebook or following him on Twitter @Ehmansfilmclass 
  • The IB Learner Profile
    is a list of 10 characteristics that IB schools around the world hope to develop in their students, staff, and families.
     
    How many of these traits did you demonstrate today?
    Principled
    Reflective
    Inquirer
    Caring
    Knowledgeable
    Thinker
    Open-Minded
    Communicator
    Risk-Taker
    Balanced  
     
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  • District and Teacher Union Extend Remote Teaching Five More Weeks for Teachers

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  • District Opens Technology Resource Centers to Support Families During E-Learning

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  • High School Sports Physicals Begin September 3rd

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