Orchard View Welcome Toolkit

Welcome to Our School

  • Dear Parents and Students,

    Welcome to Orchard View Intermediate School and the 2022-2023 school year! We are very excited to welcome our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to a great academic experience.  Our focus at Orchard View Intermediate is to provide every student with a rigorous curriculum to meet our students' individual needs.  Our classroom activities and services are designed to promote student growth academically, socially, and emotionally.  

    Each child will receive a Freedom Flyers Planner and a Take Home Folder.  Please review the planner daily with your child and sign off on the correct page.  Also, check the Take Home Folder daily to know what assignments/paperwork should stay at home and which should be returned to school.  This will ensure close communication with teachers and allow you to ensure that your child is getting his/her assignments completed.  Our teachers also utilize Class DoJo, so connecting to your child's class is another way for you to be in the know and communicate with your child's teachers.

    As parents, we encourage you to be active members of our Freedom Flyers team.  The P.T.O. and Watch D.O.G.S. are two great ways that parents can be involved in school.  Please review this handbook to find answers to your most frequently asked questions.  Be sure to attend conferences, communicate with teachers, check planners, and check grades throughout the year.

    Your communications are always welcome!  Do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions, concerns, or positive feedback.  I know you will enjoy the year we have planned and become an active member of the OVI family.

    Respectfully yours,

    Dr. Luke Smith



Vision & Mission


    Vision: Success for every student.

    Mission: Orchard View will provide educational excellence for all.

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Toolkit Index

  • Bus Information

    Bus schedules are published in the local newspaper in August. If it would become necessary for a student to ride a bus other than their regular bus, parents must send a signed and dated note to the school office for the principal's approval.

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  • Extracurricular Activities

    Here at Orchard View, our students have an opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities

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  • Discipline Program

    Our school implements a positive, proactive approach to dealing with misbehaviors.

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  • Attendance

    Your child should be in attendance at school unless he/she is ill. Student attendance is a major factor towards school success.

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  • Dress Code

    Students are requested to dress appropriately for weather conditions and for the intermediate school environment.

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  • Communication

    For the partnership between home and the school to be successful it is important to continue positive communication.

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  • Safety

    The safety of students is a priority at our school.

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  • Personal Property

    All toys, electronic devices, cell phones, personal items, and non‐requested money should be kept at home

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  • Parties at School

    In an effort to protect important instructional time and follow the Berkeley County Schools Nutrition Policy, food items for student birthdays are prohibited.

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  • Parent Visitations / Volunteers

    We encourage parents to visit our school and participate in our activities.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Two formal parent/teacher conferences will be scheduled each year. Learn more about your students school environment and schedule an appointment.

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  • Emergency School Closings

    Weather and other unforeseen events may create the need to close schools during the school day. It is important that every family has a plan for children in the event of an early closing.

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  • Emergency Cards

    Please remember to fill this card out completely and update any changes throughout the school year.

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  • Arrival/Dismissal Procedures

    For the safety of our students, it is important that the following procedures be adhered to when dropping off and picking up students from school.

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