Welcome to West Campus
At Ogden we strive for excellence in our high school. This is not your "typical" public high school. Here you are a person, not a number. We are not a Selective Enrollment school. If you graduate from our 8th grade, you have the honor of moving up through our high school - continuing to be surrounded by our dedicated faculty and staff in a nurturing environment. This intimate environment allows for an individual approach to education.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme sets us apart as well with its trans disciplinary, inquiry-based learning allowing for a more student-led experience. . Chicago is an extension of our classroom.
We celebrate our cultural differences through theater performances, dining out, art exhibits and exchange programs that span the globe. Our goal is to develop strong thinkers that are globally minded. The students that graduate from Ogden International have a keen sense of how to understand differences in people and are working toward a more peaceful world.
West Campus Remote Learning Resources
To access the remote learning resource plans for West Campus students, please click HERE. These plans will continue to be updated by our teachers throughout the week. If you have questions about what your child should be doing during break please reach out to their teacher(s) directly HERE.
West Campus Home Learning/Technology Survey
Please complete this brief survey related to technological access at home so that our leadership and administrative team can gain insight into home learning as it applies to your family and take actionable next steps for those that need additional resources and support.
Remote Learning Announcement from Mayor Lightfoot
Please click HERE for an important press release from Chicago Public Schools regarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot's announcement to establish remote learning plans to ensure instructional time continues while CPS school buildings and campuses are closed. Remote learning will be in effect for all Chicago Public Schools starting Monday, April 13th. For further information, please click HERE.
OIHS Virtual Spirit Week
West Campus will be hosting a Virtual Spirit Week and we encourage all of our high school students and families to participate! Please read below for details and themes of each day. Be sure to tag Ogden in all of your posts so we can re-post you on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Monday, March 30th
Post a picture of you/your family in your favorite pajamas
Tuesday, March 31st
Upload a TikTok video with your favorite song and tag Ogden! (Please use appropriate music)
Wednesday, April 1st
Favorite School Subject
Post a picture of you studying your favorite subject and send a message to your favorite teacher!
Thursday, April 2nd
Post a photo of a throwback to when you were in school or class for #throwbackthursday and tag Ogden!
Friday, April 3rd
Fresh Kick Friday
Show off your favorite pair of shoes and be sure to tag Ogden so we can see your fresh kicks for Friday!
Governor Pritzker Issues Stay-at-Home Order through April 7th, 2020
Please find attached HERE a letter from Chicago Public Schools outlining Governor Pritzker's decision issuing a stay-at-home order through April 7th, 2020. Chicago Public Schools will remain closed until April 21, 2020.
Chicago Public Schools to Remain Closed Until Tuesday, April 21st
Per an announcement from Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools will remain closed until Tuesday, April 21, 2020. During this time, the district has posted enrichment resources and materials HERE.
Protecting Personal Health Information during the COVID-19 Response
Please click HERE to access information from Chicago Public Schools regarding the district's response to protecting personal health information as new developments surrounding COVID-19 occur.
District's Response to COVID-19 and Additional Enrichment Learning Resources for All Grades
Please click HERE to access important information regarding the district's response to COVID-19 and additional enrichment learning resources for students of all grade levels.
COVID-19 Updates and Communications
Please see HERE for the March 13, 2020 communication regarding CPS' interim guidance on group gatherings and district sanctioned travel through April 12, 2020. Please see HERE for a March 11, 2020 communication update. Additionally, please find attached an important update from Dr. Kenneth Fox, Chief Health Officer of Chicago Public Schools, regarding a situation at our East Campus that was shared on March 10th. The letter can be viewed in English HERE and Spanish HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Herrick directly at email@example.com.
School Breakfast and Lunch During Closure
Healthy meals will be available to our students. We recognize that our schools provide healthy meals to many of our students, and we will be providing free food boxes that will contain three days of breakfast and lunches for every student in the household. Students and families are encouraged to pick up meals at their nearest CPS school. To clarify, a student does not have to attend or be enrolled in a specific school to pick up their meals from that location. If a student does not live near an Ogden campus, but there is a closer school in their immediate area, they are encouraged to pick up their meals from that school. All families will be able to pick up meals at their nearest CPS school between 9 A.M and 1 P.M. daily. Lunchroom staff will prep, bag, and provide meals outside of the school building.
School Closure, High Stakes Testing, and End of Year Activities
Chicago Public Schools is working closely with ISBE, City Colleges of Chicago, the College Board, and our other partners to understand how this closure will impact other assessments such as the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, PSAT/SAT, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses, and International Baccalaureate exams as well as graduation requirements and grade promotion. The district is also revising its assessment schedule based on the extended closure period and CPS has cancelled high stake testing like SAT/PSAT, REACH performance task and NWEA. While changes to the assessment calendar will likely be necessary, we are committed to ensuring students can access critical assessments tied to college entry, selective enrollment admission, graduation, and grade promotion. We recognize that this is not an exhaustive list of all of the academic opportunities and policies impacted by this closure, and as decisions are made by the state and federal government, we will continue to provide you updates in a timely manner. At this point in time end of year senior activities like graduation, prom, senior luncheon and the Six Flags Trip are still scheduled but we cannot confirm they will occur until we receive more guidance from Chicago Public Schools and the State of Illinois closer to the end of the school year. Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diploma Programme Updates
The May 2020 examinations, as scheduled between April 30th and May 22nd, for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme students will no longer be held. Depending on what they registered for, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on a student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor, and quality control already built into the programmes. For further guidance and information, please click HERE. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Mr. McGinnis at email@example.com.
Encourage Students to Stay Academically Engaged!
We understand that during the school closure academic motivation can be difficult to achieve. Ogden HS will be offering gift cards each week for the student in each grade level who logs the most Khan Academy SAT practice in a given week. Encourage students to engage in the SAT to keep their math, science and reading skills sharp and win prizes! If you have any questions during the closure about additional student work, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Baker via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counseling Services offered by DePaul University
The DePaul University Education and Counseling Center is offering remote counseling to help our community during this time. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Martha Mason, Director, at email@example.com. The DePaul Education and Counseling Center is also offering virtual access to their Strengths Program and tutoring services. For more information, please click HERE.
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