Back-to-School Announcements

  • Important Back to School Dates:

    OES office staff returns Friday, July 15. Our Office hours will be 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday until Tuesday, August 2 and then we will return to our regular hours of 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    • Teacher assignment postcards will be mailed out to Odyssey families Friday, July 29. Teacher assignments will not be released until after this date.
    • Odyssey's Open House will be Monday, August 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for a fun scavenger hunt to learn about the school, meet your teacher and drop off supplies! Oh yeah, we'll also have ice cream!
    • Speaking of the first day of school....Tuesday, August 2nd is the big day for all Odyssey students!
    • Kinder parents are invited to a Tissue Tea on Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:30 a.m. We know how big that very first day of school is for you too!
    • Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 9, 6-7 PM. This is a bit different than our Open House because it is directed toward our Odyssey parents and is a chance to learn about what to expect from your students classroom.

    If you have any questions please contact us during our office hours at 719-494-8622 or email Amanda Manning at amanning@d49.org.

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  • Welcome Letter from Principal McAfee
    Greetings Odyssey Families!

    I am very proud to be serving my second year as the principal at Odyssey Elementary School and I am fortunate to have such a positive family of students, staff, and parents. The focus on student success and developing the whole child affirms my belief that every child counts. I am drawn to this community because of the commitment to excellence and meeting the needs of each individual child. I am honored to be part of the Odyssey community and support the growth and development of your child by providing the best educational opportunities through initiatives like STEM, developing strong caring relationships with our students, and providing targeted interventions so every learner can achieve their personal best.

    My educational career began as a third grade teacher for five years at a private school here in Colorado Springs. Upon completion of my Masters degree, I joined Harrison School District as a Literacy Coach and eventually became an assistant principal. Following that experience, I took the next step toward this moment by accepting my first principalship in Douglas County. All these opportunities have led me to District 49, and I am thrilled to be part of the POWER Zone and Odyssey Elementary.

    I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and after graduating from New England College, in New Hampshire, my husband and I moved out to Colorado for the next chapter of our life. We love living in Colorado and enjoy the spectacular landscape of the state. Our parents eventually relocated as well, to take in the fabulous weather and spend time with our three boys, who keep us extremely busy and entertained.

    I enjoy family camping trips, playing board games with my boys, and spending time with our family and friends. I also like to run half marathons with my husband and siblings at various destinations. Combining my love of family and traveling is a great way to exercise! My favorite destination race is a tie between Canyonlands in Moab, UT and Steamboat Springs in our great state. I am so fortunate to live in this wonderful part of the world with my family, and I am excited to share it all with you, my new family at Odyssey Elementary!

    The education your child receives is very important to me, and I am passionate about providing your child with opportunities that will support their success into the future. I look forward to meeting you soon as we begin our journey through the year together.

    I am truly honored and lucky to be a part of the Odyssey family!

    Warm regards,

    Sarah McAfee

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2016-2017 School Year

We'll provide back-to-school orientation information online this summer, in hopes of making things much easier and more convenient for families preparing for the coming school year. Please be patient, as this page will be regularly updated based on anticipated and requested information needs.