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Friday Flyer 3/26/2021

  The Friday Flyer is a weekly communication from Orinda Academy. Please read it to stay up-to-date with news and events. View this email in your browser Orinda Academy Friday Flyer March 26, 2021 QUICK LINKS 2021-2022 Calendar  Attendance | Shop the Spirit Store | OA...

Friday Flyer 3/5/2021

The Friday Flyer is a weekly communication from Orinda Academy. Please read it to stay up-to-date with news and events. View this email in your browser Orinda Academy Friday Flyer March 5, 2021 QUICK LINKS NEW - 2021-2022 Calendar  Attendance | Shop the Spirit...

Friday Flyer 1/15/2021

The Friday Flyer is a weekly communication from Orinda Academy. Please read it to stay up-to-date with news and events. View this email in your browser Orinda Academy Friday Flyer January 15, 2021 There is no school on Monday, January 18 in observation of the Martin...

Friday Flyer 12/11/2020

The Friday Flyer is a weekly communication from Orinda Academy. Please read it to stay up-to-date with news and events. View this email in your browser Orinda Academy Friday Flyer December 11, 2020 QUICK LINKS Attendance | Shop the Spirit Store | OA Instagram | OA...

Friday Flyer 12/4/2020

OA Annual Fund - Make a Gift On-Campus Days: NEXT WEEK by Grade Level Check your email, or read Sue's letter HERE with details and parameters of our on-campus days by grade level next week. IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Sue for your student's attendance next week. Our on...

Feeling Bad as a Parent?

Feeling Bad as a Parent?

Article by Sue Porter featured in the Piedmont Post on Wednesday, August 28, 2019  Almost every parent I know feels bad about their parenting. If you’re anything like them, these are some of the things you feel bad about:  You feel bad because you don’t spend enough...

The Gift of Boredom

The Gift of Boredom

Article by Sue Porter featured in the Piedmont Post on Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Before you schedule every minute of your child’s summer, consider carving out some time for them to do nothing. In fact, carve out enough time for them to do nothing that they get...

Learning Support Techniques For High School Students

Learning Support Techniques For High School Students

Learning Support Strategies Ask Danielle Jaynes, Orinda Academy’s Learning Specialist, what her long-term goal for OA students is, and she’ll get a smile on her face. “By senior year you know your learning differences, you know your strengths and weaknesses, and...

Sue’s News – A blog from the Head of School

Vol. 1, No. 3 Dear OA Families, Only three weeks left until the end of year! It’s hard to believe, but school is almost over - graduation will be here in a flash. We will be headed off in many directions come mid-June, so please get in touch soon if you would like to...

Three Key Supports that Ensure Student Success

Three Key Supports that Ensure Student Success

What an Independent High School can do for your child Pop quiz: What does the student support team, self-advocacy, and a cup of tea have in common? If you said Mollie Mowat, our assistant head of school for student affairs, you’re right! As head of our student support...

A Quick Look at Assignment Scaffolding

A Quick Look at Assignment Scaffolding

Assignment scaffolding can be a helpful way to break down large assignments so that they are more manageable for students. Scaffolding gives students with different learning styles a broad view of an assignment and splits it into manageable pieces so that students can...

Quick Tips for Succeeding Despite Dyslexia

Quick Tips for Succeeding Despite Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning disability that involves problems identifying speech sounds, which leads to difficulty reading. Dyslexia is not reflective of a student’s intelligence, but rather is simply a learning difference. Although dyslexia is a lifelong, incurable...

Get a Closer Look at Our International Program

Get a Closer Look at Our International Program

Orinda Academy is a unique, independent college prep school that welcomes students of all backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities. When you watch this video, you’ll hear our founder, Ron Graydon, talk about some of our school’s many strengths. You’ll also hear from...

Planning a School Visit

Planning a School Visit

There is only one way to know for sure if Orinda Academy is right for your child: visit our campus. We encourage families who are considering choosing our school to arrange a visit, explore our grounds, and learn more about our curriculum. Orinda Academy capitalizes...

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