Parents and Scholars 2018-04-05T05:07:11+00:00

Parents and Guardians

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ParentVUE

ParentVUE is the parent portal giving a scholars parents or guardians web and mobile access to their scholar’s grades, assignments and communication with the teacher. In ParentVUE is easy access to your scholar’s class schedule, calendar, and additional classroom resources. Click here or on the icon to log in.

Resources

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Lunch Ordering

Catered lunches may be ordered from Blue Willo Catering.

For information on how to place your orders, please click here.

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We offer a paid bussing service which has multiple stops in the Goodyear and Buckeye communities. To register for transportation, please visit the transportation portal.

School Supplies

We look forward to seeing our returning scholars and to welcoming our new scholars to the Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools. Supply lists are created at the beginning of each year for each grade level. Please check here for the Buckeye campus recommended school supplies.

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At the elementary school campuses, scholars in the fourth and fifth grades take band. Please contact your scholar’s music teacher for any questions regarding this program. Scholars are responsible for having their own instruments. There are several options out there. Click here for the Milano instrument rental information.

Handbook

The Odyssey Preparatory Family of Schools provides the Parent and Scholar Handbook so that all scholars and their parents are familiar with the guidelines, operations, scholar responsibilities and policies regarding the school and enrollment.

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AZ Merit

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy follows the state of Arizona policy surrounding AZMerit testing.
Parent and scholar resources available here: azmeritportal.org.

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Read On Arizona

Reading is vital to a child’s ability to learn and be successful in school. Click on the icon for information regarding the early literacy guidelines for families.

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Future Stars Sports

Future Stars International Enterprises (FSIE) was founded in 2009 and is offering a Friday Sports Academy from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Visit:www.odysseyfuturestars.com

Volleyball

Volleyball League

Sports Academy

Intramural Sports

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XTEND

After-School Activities | XTEND

The Apache Campus offers an exciting after-school STEM camp called XTEND.  Camp is offered Monday through Thursday to all currently enrolled scholars and, at $50 per quarter, is an incredible value. The XTEND schedule is as follows:

4:00-4:30 Dinner (offered in partnership with St. Mary’s Food Bank)

4:30-5:15  Clubs (Typing, Coding, 3-D Printing, Chess, Eco-Club, Geo-Club, Snap Circuits)

5:15-6:00 Personalized Tutoring (billed at an additional 7.00 per hour when used)

XTEND Registration Form

Before care is available from 6AM to 7AM at 7.00 per hour.  (Scholars not picked up after school and not signed up for XTEND will be charged at a “drop in” rate of 7.00 per hour).

In the event of a school evacuation, we have partnered with transportation services to relocate all staff and scholars quickly and safely. We have two relocation sites (see
reunification). You will be notified of evacuation in the following ways: emergency text, school Email, and/or TOPA Facebook. It is extremely important, for all involved, that you follow all procedures received and remain off campus, unless otherwise directed by emergency personal or school administration. If you do not have a copy of our Emergency Procedures for Parents Brochure, please download a copy.
For the safety of all staff and scholars, please follow the procedures we have in place. Please follow the route for the oldest scholar you are picking up. Scholars will be
directed to stay with the oldest scholar in their vehicle. This includes Kindergarten scholars. Please do not arrive before 4pm to pick-up your scholar. They will not be out before that time. Planning to arrive between 4:05-4:15pm will help traffic flow smoothly. If you do not have a copy of our Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures brochure, please download a copy of it.
The Arizona Early Intervention Program, also known as AzEIP (pronounced Ay – zip), is a statewide system of support and services for families of children, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays. Click here for more AzEIP information.
Special education procedures and resources may be found by clicking here.
After School Clubs

Third Party Opportunities

 

The following are after-school classes held on our campus that have been made available to our scholars from a 3rd party: All payments, arrangements and communications need to made directly through the class sponsor.

Boy Scout Troop 515 – Available to those 11 years old and up.  Contact Angelo Rossetti (angelo.rossetti@cox.net) to sign up or call 516-978-8176.

Cub Scouts – Available to those 6-7 years old and to 11.  Contact Michelle Lunka at mlunka@gmail.com for more details.

Girl Scout Troop 623 –  Contact Nicole Ratfield/Garcia (buckeyetroop623@gmail.com) to sign up or call 623-853-5138.

Crescendo Show Choir – Available to 2nd through 5th grade scholars. Contact Diana Ruiz (druiz@topamail.com) for more information.

Big Day Cake Decorating – Cake decorating classes available to 1st through 5th grade scholars. Contact Eva Meade (602-510-9765 ) or go to www.bigdaycakesaz.com/odyssey-preparatory-academy-cake-cl for more information.

Friday EduCare Program – A Friday EduCare program is also available to all Odyssey scholars. This is a fee-based program provided by Knight Academy and will run every Friday (except holidays) throughout the school year from 6:00am to 6:00pm. This program includes lunches and any field trips. The Friday EduCare program will take place at Knight Tutoring’s new state-of-the-art facility located at: 560 N Estrella Parkway, Suite B115, Goodyear AZ 85338. For more information visit the Knight Academy website here: educare.knighttutoring.com               Knight Auto Payment Form              Knight Enrollment Form

 

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Field Trips

Classrooms Without Walls

At The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, off-site field experiences are an integral part of our curriculum. Field experiences are purposefully designed to integrate and extend classroom learning and either introduce or conclude curriculum concepts.

Rocker 7 Farm Kindergarten

Rocker 7 Farm patch offers an engaging educational experience with an interactive farm tour. Scholars have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of life cycles to agricultural education.

The Children’s Museum Kindergarten

The Children’s Museum in Phoenix integrates the educational principle that learning should be concrete before it is abstract.  Students participate in hands on expressions of learning in the Noodle Forest, Marketplace, and the Texture Cafe.

Wildlife World Zoo 1st grade

At the Wildlife World Zoo our scholars utilize their knowledge of habitats of the world as they make connection to the environments suited for a variety of animal species. Scholars observe natural animal behaviors and the life systems they support.

AZ Museum of Natural History 1st grade

On a visit to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, scholars will take a step back in time and experience history in a hands-on way.  They’ll become mini geologists and paleontologists. Scholars will explore geology, including the layers of the earth and types of rocks. Scholars will view actual armor and other historical pieces from the Spanish Colonial collection. Scholars will lean more about the lives of Native Americans. They’ll see Native American art and models of early homes. Scholars will see how our world has changed over time as they view the prehistoric collection. They’ll also specifically see the history of the desert habitat.

Science Center 2nd grade

At the Arizona Science Center, scholars have the opportunity to extend their learning of the human body by:

  • Walking through an enormous “working” stomach, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the digestive process.
  • Watching surgeries being performed, featuring the techniques of Dr. Edward B. Diethrich, in the Heart Surgery Theater
  • Testing their  heart muscles in the Wheelchair Racers
  • Exploring the systems of the human body – from defense and immunity to cardio and pulmonary, digestive and skeletal
  • Hearing their actual heartbeat as it is translated into sound on a bass drum

Pioneer Village 2nd Grade

At Pioneer Living History Village our scholars will step back in time to the Arizona Territorial period, 1863 to 1912, to see and feel how the early pioneers lived and worked in the harsh, unforgiving environment of this diverse land.

Desert Botanical Gardens 3rd grade

Scholars tour the Desert Botanical Gardens to understand how Native Americans utilized their natural resources in order to survive. Native American Unit how they lived of their natural habitat

Pueblo Grande 3rd grade

Scholars leave the classroom and walk through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village. Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation for how archaeology, Arizona history and culture studies can further our understanding of our how and why the past is relevant to the present.

Musical Instrument Museum 3rd grade Musicians

In preparation for choosing their first instrument, scholars visit the Musical Instrument Museum where they have an opportunity to explore the musical instruments and music of the world. In addition to an interactive guided tour, scholars have the opportunity to interact with a variety of instruments in the Experience Gallery.

Mesquite Wildlife Oasis 4th grade

Scholars visit The Mesquite Wildlife Oasis to study Arizona’s natural resources. The wildlife and habitat trail system provides our scholars with a learning experience that connects classroom lessons to their natural world.

Grand Canyon 4th grade

The Grand Canyon trip is the first school sponsored overnight trip for our scholars. Chaperones and scholars spend one night on the south rim of the canyon. They participate in educational programs and park rangers guide them through Grand Canyon geology, ecology, and human history.  For more information on the Grand Canyon trip please visit www.projectexploration.com

PALI Institute 5th grade

The goal of Pali Institute is to ‘Bring Textbooks to Life and open a whole new world of education to young minds. Our unique learning experience extend beyond classroom walls and our innovative curriculum and professional staff give students the thrilling
opportunity to touch, see and experience what they learn. Each child’s visit at Pali will be unique and exciting as they gain a better appreciation for the environment around them.  For more information on this 3-Day experience in the San Bernardino National Forest visit www.paliinstitute.com

 

 

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Uniforms

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools uniforms may be purchased at Absolute Screen Printing.

Spirit Shop

The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Family of Schools P.E. uniforms, outwear, t-shirts and other school accessories may be purchased online or at the Odyssey Spirit Store located at 1495 S. Verrado Way (OI Campus).

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Uniform Policy

The Odyssey Dress code contributes to our culture. It is the belief that the wearing of a school uniform by scholars of The Odyssey Preparatory Academy assists in creating an environment conducive to a quality learning opportunity. It fosters an environment in which scholars focus on contributing their talents to the classroom and a are appreciated and valued for their hard work.

The ONLY APPROVED shirts for boys and girls enrolled in grades K – 5 are the short sleeved or long sleeved green uniform shirt with the Odyssey logo.
Uniform shirts: Have only a short-sleeved undershirt or WHITE, BLACK OR DARK GREEN long-sleeved Shirt (Optional). Shirts will be tucked in at the waist at all times.

Uniform Pants: The ONLY APPROVED pants/shorts for boys and girls grades K – 5 are black dress slacks or dress shorts, Dickie’s uniform line black pants/shorts or other appropriate black pant. Black jeans and cargo pants are not allowed. Capri pants are available for girls.

Pants will:
Be pulled up and snug above the hips
Be pulled up and snug above the hips
Be no longer than just above the sole of the shoe

Shorts will:
Be no shorter than knee length
Be no longer than the top of the knee

Outerwear:  Any appropriate jacket may be worn to school but only the approved Odyssey sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom. Odyssey sweatshirts and hoodies may be purchased at the Odyssey Spirit Store located at 1495 S. Verrado Way (OI Campus) or through the parent portal.

Dress Code: 

All clothing will:

Be clean and neat
Be the appropriate size (not skin tight or too large)
Not be torn, tattered or written on
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard as determined by The Odyssey Preparatory Academy administration

Jewelry/Piercings will:

Be kept to a minimum
Not include any piercing of visible body parts other than the ear/ears
Include only appropriate neckwear, bracelets and belts
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard

Footwear will:

Be required at all times
Be lace up athletic shoes tied snugly at all times

Hair will:

Not be an extreme style (ex: no Mohawks)
Be only natural hair colors
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard as determined by 20 the Odyssey administration

Headwear will:

Only be worn outside the building and can be worn during recess and P.E.
Be restricted to school appropriate designs that are not vulgar, violent, obscene, or gang related
Not include “do-rags”, bandanas or sweatbands

Tattoos and body art will:

Not be allowed (including permanent, temporary, henna or any other types of tattoos or body art)
Temporary tattoos or body art will be washed off immediately
Permanent and henna tattoos or body art will be covered at all times

Backpacks and binders will:

Be free of patches and any student writing
Be free of logos, symbols or pictures that represent something illegal, violent, illicit or suggestive
Subject to search by an Odyssey employee at any time, with our without warning